Coaches

Meet the Team

John Vivian

Co-founder & Coach

John VivianA fitness enthusiast for several years, John discovered CrossFit in early 2005.

After realising the potency & potential of CrossFit, he began his journey of learning & sharing the benefits of performance-based training.

A Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT, CF-L3), John continues to evolve his fitness knowledge and coaching skills.

In addition to his CrossFit certifications, he is a Kanama High Performance Weightlifting Level 1 Coach, and has received training from the Ontario Weightlifting Association.

John is also an avid martial arts student, having begun his training in JKD Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts in 1997 under renown JKD Concepts instructor, Makoto Kabayama.

To expand his martial arts repertoire, John has also trained with Jason Lancucki of SBG Toronto, as well as studied BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) with Elliott Bayev, head instructor at OpenMat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

John’s current qualifications include:

  • Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT, CF-L3)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting (Mike Burgener)
  • CrossFit Basic Barbell (Mark Rippetoe)
  • CrossFit Nutrition (Robb Wolf)
  • CrossFit Mobility (Kelly Starrett)
  • CrossFit Endurance (Karl Borg)
  • CrossFit Judges
  • Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (Hani Kanama, Kanama High Performance)
  • JKD Concepts Apprentice Instructor (Makoto Kabayama, Kabayama Bushidokan)
  • CPR & First Aid

Machiko Emoto

Co-founder & Coach

Machiko was introduced to CrossFit in 2005.

In a few short months she developed a love for the CrossFit methodology.

A dedicated, charismatic, and enthusiastic CrossFitter, Machiko has attained the rank of CrossFit Level 2 Trainer.

Having a special passion for Olympic-style weightlifting, she is also an OWA-trained member of the Ontario Weightlifting Association.

Machiko's current qualifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Weightlifting (Mike Burgener)
  • CrossFit Basic Barbell (Mark Rippetoe)
  • CrossFit Nutrition (Robb Wolf)
  • CrossFit Mobility (Kelly Starrett)
  • CrossFit Endurance (Karl Borg)
  • CrossFit Judges
  • CPR & First Aid

David "DK" Kearsey

Coach

DK was born in England and has played Rugby all over the world. He has dedicated himself to a career in strength and fitness for over a decade. He is a big fan of strong coffee and Bacon.

“Life begins outside of your comfort zone.”

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Anatomy
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • YMCA Level 1
  • NASM Level 2
  • NASN Level 3
  • CPR & First Aid

Adam Pham

Coach

Adam PhamWhile researching information about standing desks and how sitting is harmful to health, Adam stumbled across articles about CrossFit.

He first started work on forging his elite fitness in 2011. Having focused primarily on bodybuilding and powerlifting since high school, he was immediately humbled by the difficulty of ring dips.

His personal goal is to ensure he is physically fit in the long run so that he can continue being active in old age.

Adam is also working toward achieving a 405lb. back squat and 500lb. deadlift. In addition to CrossFit, he also does archery and bouldering.

With a prodigious appetite, he sometimes fantasizes about being a competitive eater.

Adam's current qualifications include:

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)