Get to know the CrossFit FYP Coaches
Renée-Claude Rioux: owner/head coach
Renée graduated from University Laval in Quebec with her Kinesiology degree in 2009. Since then she has dedicated her life to working in the fitness industry. She worked for the Canadian Forces as a fitness instructor for over five years, training military for special unit task and fitness test. At the time, she was playing elite level soccer and training for several races (5K-10K- 21.1K).
Renée officially started coaching CrossFit in 2014, after practicing the sport for over 2 years. She completely fell in love and started to train hard to be able to compete at a high level. Renée qualified for Western Canada Regionals in 2016 & 2017 and finished in 18th place in Canada after the 2019 CrossFit open. She has her CrossFit Level 1 Certification and CrossFit Gymnastics course. With 10 years of personal and group coaching experience, a running and gymnastics background, she has a deep desire to inspire and help everyone that is ready to get after it.
David Coulombe: owner/coach
David has always been a very talented athlete. He started really young training for speed skating before switching to soccer, which turned out to be very successful for him. He played at a very high level (D1 under 15) in France, then with the most elite club of the region of Quebec for over 8 years. He also coached young talented athletes for over 7 years.
Later, he needed a bigger challenge and started to get into running and took part in several races in the province. Since then, he completed 11 marathons (42.2K) and has discovered a real passion for endurance sports. He now competes in triathlons and started training for his first IronMan next year. David is a very motivated hard worker with a powerful mindset. No one can take him away from his goal.