Our Coaches

One Team. Multiple Strengths.

Ironstone is privileged to have the best coaches and staff around. Among them you will find national level athletes, health professionals, and career coaches – but most importantly you’ll find caring, passionate, approachable individuals that can help you reach your fitness goals. Read more about our coaching team below to find out more.

 

Sean Turner

Sean Turner

  • CF-L1
  • CF Gymnastics

Sean Turner

Sean Turner
Kat Elvidge, BSc

Kat Elvidge, BSc

  • CF-L2
  • CF Gymnastics

Kat Elvidge, BSc

Kat Elvidge, BSc

Kat is a former varsity hockey and rugby player and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University. Kat was introduced to the sport of CrossFit in 2013 as a way to supplement her athletic training and dove in head first to the world of functional fitness. Kat enjoys photography, adventuring outdoors, and taking her cat Piper for walks.

Cooper Tardivel

Cooper Tardivel

  • CF-L1
  • CF Gymnastics

Cooper Tardivel

Cooper Tardivel

Cooper discovered CrossFit in 2016 while living in Vancouver. After years of going through the motions with other traditional fitness programs; the aspects of accountability, competition and true functional movement grabbed Cooper’s attention and he’s never looked back. Since his family’s move back to Halifax in 2018, he has wanted to be more involved in the Ironstone community; and that desire has led him to coaching. As a former junior high basketball coach, Cooper enjoys effectively communicating skill development and thrives off getting his athletes to believe in their abilities and give 100% effort. Catch him in the gym, at Bar Kismet on weekends, or behind the microphone as co-host of the Strong Feelings Podcast.

Morgan Seaman

Morgan Seaman

  • CF-L2
  • Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Level 1
  • NCCP Weightliftng Level 1

Morgan Seaman

Morgan Seaman

Morgan has worn many fitness hats over the last decade, from being a former varsity soccer player to Olympic lifting and everything in-between. She has always been passionate about exercise, health, and nutrition. Morgan’s passion helps drive her athletes to new limits. Her positive, energetic personality is encouraging to those around. Always wanting to share her knowledge for the sport, and pushing members to be the best they can be. Currently a competitive weightlifter and crossfitter, Morgan can be found leveling up her skills, broadening her knowledge, or cooking up a storm by experimenting with new recipes when she is not Ironstone.

Eric Richard, BSc Kin

Eric Richard, BSc Kin

  • CF-L1

Eric Richard, BSc Kin

Eric Richard, BSc Kin

Eric is a well-rounded athlete with 12+ years of experience in competitive hockey, most notably for the Cole Harbour Cavaliers in the Metro High School Hockey League, as well as coaching youth hockey for four years. Following his years of hockey, running in three half marathons and strength training, Eric’s love for training, movement, and squatting brought him to CrossFit. Eric is a graduate of the Kinesiology program at Dalhousie University and hopes to go into Athletic Therapy. He has worked as a Student Trainer for the Saint Mary’s Huskies Women’s and Men’s hockey teams, currently in his third year on the bench. When he’s not training and hanging out with Ironstone crew or on the SMU bench, Eric is hanging out with his dog Jersey, and simply adventuring around Halifax.

Lisa McNeil, RMT

Lisa McNeil, RMT

  • CF-L1
  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • CF Olympic Lifting

Lisa McNeil, RMT

Lisa McNeil, RMT

Lisa is one of the best Registered Massage Therapists in Halifax with specialty certifications in sports massage, cupping massage, and Graston. Lisa has a long athletic history in track, volleyball, equestrian and Rugby, now playing for Halifax Rugby Football Club in Div 1 Senior Women and the Nova Scotia Keltics. Lisa found CrossFit through Rugby off-season training and quickly realized huge improvements in her speed, power and endurance on the field. Lisa is our resident mobility expert and certified through Rocktape to do fascial movement taping for performance and injury. She is also a Paramedic!

Jacob Glover

Jacob Glover

  • NCCP L1 Certified Weightlifting

Jacob Glover

Jacob Glover

Jacob moved to Halifax 10 years ago and began weightlifting about five years later. He has served on the Nova Scotia Weightlifting Association’s Board for the last 4 years. He loves teaching people to lift heavier and heavier things safely and for a long time. Jacob is going to be a lawyer in a few years, and he has a background in ancient philosophy. In his spare time he hikes with his dog, Lou, and does a little grappling.

Rebecca Campbell, BSc

Rebecca Campbell, BSc

  • CF-L1

Rebecca Campbell, BSc

Rebecca Campbell, BSc

Rebecca has always had an interest in health and fitness but it wasn’t until she was exposed to CrossFit that she found her true passion. After watching the athletes competing in the 2013 CrossFit Games, she knew she had to give it a try for herself. Rebecca has been a part of the Ironstone Community since August 2015 and has loved every minute of her Crossfit journey here. The constant challenge and supportive environment had her hooked from day one. After experiencing how rewarding training in CrossFit can be, she decided to pursue coaching in order to expand her knowledge in the world of functional fitness and to help bring that same feeling of accomplishment and community to others. Rebecca holds a BSc in Physics and works full-time as a Data Analyst. When she isn’t at work or the gym, you can likely find her drinking coffee, spending time with friends and family or making pancakes.

Chloe Luckett

Chloe Luckett

  • hour Yoga Teacher Training

Chloe Luckett

Chloe Luckett

Coming soon!

Danielle Haskett, BSc

Danielle Haskett, BSc

  • CF-L1
  • NCCP Level 1 Weightlifting

Danielle Haskett, BSc

Danielle Haskett, BSc

After graduating university and well past her competitive dance years, Danielle attempted her first CrossFit class and was captivated right away. She fell in love with the constantly varied, high intensity workouts that CrossFit continually offers. After a couple years of daily CrossFit, Danielle made the transition to train at a more competitive level for regionals to compete on a team. Additionally, she thoroughly enjoys Olympic weightlifting, and has competed at the provincial level and qualified at a National level previously. As a coach, Danielle enjoys working with all individuals to help them meet their personal goals and ensure they are practicing CrossFit in the safest manner possible. Watching people grow and develop into better athletes daily continually motivates her to be the best coach and athlete possible.

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc

  • CF-L2
  • CF Endurance
  • OKC Kettlebell
  • NCCP Weightlifting - In Training

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc

Patrick is a Personnel Selection Officer in the Canadian Forces and member of the part-time faculty at Saint Mary’s University. Patrick is also an experienced athlete as a long-time competitive basketball player, swimmer, and runner. Patrick realized the value of CrossFit after starting and seeing rapid regeneration of strength and function in joints injured during his long history of sports and military service. He loves putting his fitness to work outside the gym, adventuring, and trying new things. Patrick is also an avid golfer, hobby carpenter, and geek. Don’t get him started talking about science.

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