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-L2
  • CF Gymnastics

Sean Turner

Sean Turner
Cooper Tardivel

Cooper Tardivel

  • CF-L2
  • 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.

Lisa McNeil, RMT

Lisa McNeil, RMT

  • CF-L2
  • 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!

Eric Richard, BSc Kin, CAT(C)

Eric Richard, BSc Kin, CAT(C)

  • CF-L1
  • Certified Athletic Therapist

Eric Richard, BSc Kin, CAT(C)

Eric Richard, BSc Kin, CAT(C)

Eric has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and is a Certified Athletic Therapist. Over the years he has worked countless hours with athletes and patients of many different sports and backgrounds, including football, soccer, volleyball, hockey, basketball, cross country, track and field, wrestling, CrossFit and even Rodeo. Eric practices athletic therapy out of Ironstone through Young Kempt Physiotherapy, with a focus on CrossFit athletes. Eric started doing CrossFit in 2015 after finishing his hockey playing years. In 2016 he became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer at Ironstone and has been coaching classes and doing personal training ever since. Eric uses his knowledge of exercise and rehabilitation combined with CrossFit training to help athletes achieve their best both inside and outside the gym.

As a Certified Athletic Therapist Eric has completed First Responder & CPR/AED Level HCP as well as FMT Basic & Advanced Kinesiology taping.

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.

Brady MacDonald

Brady MacDonald

  • CF-L1

Brady MacDonald

Brady MacDonald

Brady is an active paramedic in the HRM. He began CrossFit in 2014 and instantly found a passion for health and fitness. He became a CF-L1 in 2015 and has competed in Olympic weightlifting. Moving to Halifax by way of Cape Breton in 2018 he has been coaching at Ironstone since. Brady enjoys plants, hikes, and cats. Ask Brady about: weightlifting technique, how to perfect your gymnastics, plant or cats.

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.

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc, CCFT

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc, CCFT

  • CF-L3
  • CF Endurance
  • OKC Kettlebell
  • NCCP Weightlifting - In Training

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc, CCFT

Patrick A Horsman, CD, MSc, CCFT

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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