Paul moved from the UK to Canada with his wife Imogen in 2012 for the outdoor lifestyle BC offers. He graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 2010. He holds a Master of Osteopathy degree and a Sports Massage Diploma, and currently owns and runs Kamloops Osteopathy Clinic with his wife and fellow TCSC Coach Imogen.
Paul trained in martial arts as a teenager and has been interested in fitness his whole adult life. He became a CFES Registered Personal Trainer in 2014. Around that time he discovered CrossFit while he was giving osteopathic treatments to athletes during the 2014 Natural Strength Sweatfest Competition. Paul attained his Crossfit Level One certificate and started coaching at Natural Strength CrossFit in 2016. When not training/coaching Crossfit or being an osteopathic practitioner, Paul enjoys hiking and hanging out with his dog Bunny, snowboarding, and video games.
Ashley started CrossFit way back in 2012 and fell in love with the community aspect of CrossFit. Ashley has a large volume of CrossFit training under her belt and she really enjoys her fitness outside of the gym with rock climbing, mountain biking, back-packing, mountaineering, snowboarding to name a few!
Ashley's love for a good CrossFit community is infectious. Her easy laugh and positive attitude find their way into every class she coaches. She strives to empower all types of people to explore themselves and help them to become the best versions of themselves.
Ashley loves food, wine and board games. Her favourite kind of music is heavy metal and she is (not) sorry to those who don't like her playlists! ;-)
Mark started working out as a teenager – mostly to keep in shape for all the sports he was playing in at the time (football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and swimming to name a few!). Mark has a desire to improve himself mentally and physical each day – but prior to discovering CrossFit he was found that the “regular” gym grind was starting to lose its appeal. Mark started CrossFit in 2012 and quickly discovered a passion for the new exercise program in his life. CrossFit compliments Mark’s athletic background, competitive nature and desire to improve.
Mark has been a long-time member of Natural Strength CrossFit. He has recently joined on as one of our amazing coaches. He has an extensive knowledge about the sport side of CrossFit and always has great advice on how to "Game" a workout. His passion and experience are shown in his coaching style. As a coach, he strives to empower other members with confidence in their abilities.
Mark is a big fan of the outdoors. He loves to explore and enjoy the beauty that Kamloops the rest of BC has to offer. Mark is Red Seal Journeyman Machinist and hopes to complete his CrossFit Level 2 course in the near future!
Imogen is an Osteopathic Practitioner from the UK. She owns a small clinic with her husband and another TCSC coach Paul, treating chronic and acute injuries.
Imogen's fitness journey started when she was 5 years old. She started dancing with her father in couples dances such as Argentine tango, modern nice, blues, west coast swing etc. Imogen has been teaching various dances since she was a teenager. She continued dancing all the way through university where I studied to be an osteopathic practitioner. Dancing coupled with her studies in biomechanics perfectly. As a CrossFit coach, Imogen utilizes her skills to help students to find perfect form in motion. This helps to prevent injury and to helps get people those PR's (personal records) that they strive for!
Imogen started Crossfit in 2014 and has not looked back since! She loves to coach beginners and help them to realize that you can achieve anything in the gym with a bit of hard work and grit!