Meet the CrossFit Coaches

WHO WE ARE

Our coaches are highly trained, experienced and dedicated. They bring passion and deliver motivation to ensure that every class is run with precision and professionalism. They are class leaders, community members of CrossFit 403 and experts in the field of health and fitness. Meet our coaching team.
  • Heather Crippen

    Head Coach and Owner

    Heather is an accomplished athlete, coach, mother, and entrepreneur. She started a small training group out of her garage so that she could pursue her fitness while caring for her two sons. The group of 3 quickly grew to 35 members, creating a need to open a dedicated CrossFit training facility. Thus, she opened the doors of CrossFit 403. During that time, she also competed at the Canada West Reginonals in 2010 and 2011. Today, her goal as the owner of CrossFit 403 is to provide a fun, welcoming environment that people want to make a part of their day. As a coach, she loves seeing her members accomplish what they initially thought impossible.

    Certifications:

    Certifications:

    • L1
    • L2
    • CF Gymnastics
    • CF Weight Lifting
    • CF Advanced weightlifting
    • CF Endurance
    • CF Competitor Cert
    • CanFit Pro
  • Regan Crippen

    Coach/Owner

    Regan was introduced to CrossFit by his wife and partner, Heather. As a youth, Regan was very active, pursing various sports. As a hard gainer, he turned to traditional weight training to put on mass. When he tried CrossFit, he found a training regimen that he truly enjoyed. Regan is committed to building a community of physically and mentally strong people, creating an uplifting and positive environment. He aims to be a role model to his children by guiding them on a path of health and fitness.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Mobility
  • Angie Tennison

    Coach/Office Manager

    CrossFit changed Angie’s life in many ways, but most notably, she went from working a desk job to helping people in a fulfilling, exciting way. CrossFit was nothing like she’d ever done and it ignited such a passion in her that she went on to pursue her certification within a few months of starting out. Angie is passionate about growing as a coach and athlete and taking her fitness outdoors as much as possible.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • RYT 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Certified
  • Ryan Bennett

    Coach

    Ryan is a firefighter by day, and coffee connoisseur, pastry taster and CrossFit coach by night. Ryan brings to CrossFit 403 many years of hockey, high school football, rugby with Banff Rugby Football Club, and CrossFit experience. He was a top placing athlete in his age group at the World Police and Fire Games, a CrossFit competition, in 2015. As a coach, he specializes in mobility and Olympic weightlifting, and is passionate about human movement, helping people achieve their fitness goals, and baked goods and coffee.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
    • Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting
  • Steve Holczer

    Coach

    Steve first started at CrossFit 403 as a member. He started CrossFit as a way to battle health and physical issues. In benefitting so much from it, he decided he wanted to help others and so he obtained his certification. Steve has an athletic background in football, wrestling, and Muai Thai.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
    • CrossFit Mobility
    • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • CrossFit Kettlebell
  • Josh Gross

    Coach

    Josh considers himself a product of his environment. He joined Heather and Regan in their garage in 2011 when he weighed well over 300 lbs. With their guidance, he had much success in dropping weight and becoming a fitter, healthier self. Josh’s passion for the sport of fitness led him to work as a journalist for CrossFit Headquarters during the 2012 and 2013 Games seasons. He also has a great appreciation for motorcycles and builds custom bikes. He has been featured in several international magazines.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
  • Lee Laverdiere

    Coach

    Lee found CrossFit in 2011 when he was searching for something more exciting than the typical gym routine. Lee is dedicated to creating the fun atmosphere that CrossFit is known for in his classes and enjoys being a part of the members achieving and accomplishing their goals.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
  • Alicia Bowman

    Coach and Yoga Instructor

    Alicia has a substantial athletic background, having been a Judo athlete for 10 years. She was on the Alberta provincial team and competed at the Canadian Nationals and Internationals tournaments. Today, CrossFit is her sport of choice and she trains competitively.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • Coaching Theory Level 1
    • NCCP Olympic Lifting Trained
    • RYT 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Certified
  • Steve French

    Coach

    Steve played AA/AAA level minor hockey in Calgary. A competitive person by nature, he took to CrossFit easily. And as a hockey coach, he enjoyed athlete development and teaching so becoming a CrossFit coach came naturally. Steve appreciates the infectious positive nature of the sport and the CrossFit 403 family and coaching at CF403 has been just as rewarding as coaching hockey.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Powerlifting
    • NCCP Level 1 Olympic Lifting
    • NCCP Coaching Theory Level 2
  • Brittany Paisley

    Coach

    Brittany started CrossFit in 2011 and went on to obtain her certification the next year. Before CrossFit, she played hockey for 13 years with her team placing 2nd in Western Canada. She also placed 7th in a CrossFit Competition in 2014. As a natural athlete, she enjoys pursing a variety of sports. As a coach, she loves seeing each and every person improve on their path of fitness.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • Erin Corrigan

    Coach

    Erin considers herself an introvert but has found her voice in coaching. She specializes in powerlifting and weightlifting and is passionate about women’s strength training. Coaching is the most rewarding job she has every had, giving her the opportunity to pay forward what CrossFit has done for her.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Weightlifting
    • CrossFit Mobility

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