RAISING THE BAR

Together, we owned and operated CrossFit Regina from 2007 to 2013. We are excited to bring our expertise to you in our semi-private training studio in our hometown of Steinbach! With 12+ years of experience each as personal trainers, we hold certifications in NCCP, ACE, Agatsu, CrossFit, barbell, kettlebell, gymnastics, mobility, and Precision Nutrition. We are partnered with a Registered Dietitian through Healthy Steps Nutrition. We would love to meet you and help you reach your goals in fitness and nutrition.

Aaron & Robin Maier

MEET OUR COACHES

Robin Maier
Robin Maier
I started CrossFit in 2007 as a New year’s resolution and it became a way of life that I plan to continue for years to come! I love how the workouts are functional in that they relate to making you stronger and fitter for real life. I enjoy working with people and helping them do things they never imagined they were capable of. I especially love to empower women to become stronger and more independent. I enjoy working with all ages, from kids to grandparents.

Certifications taken:
CrossFit Level 2
CF Olympic Weightlifting, CF Barbell Strength, CF Gymnastics, CF Movement & Mobility
CrossFit Judges Course 2019
Healthy Steps Nutrition
NCCP L2 Technical Olympic Weightlifting
Agatsu Kettlebell L1, Agatsu Barbell L1
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

I have competed in CrossFit competitions all the way to the CrossFit Games team competition in California in 2010, Olympic Weightlifting to the provincial and western levels, I have coached athletes at CrossFit Regionals, CrossFit Games, as well as Olympic Weightlifing meets, all the way to the Provincial and National levels.

Cell: 204-371-9706
email: robin@stonebrookstrength.com

Aaron Maier
Aaron Maier
I have always done some form of physical training since high school. Discovered CrossFit online with the workouts “Angie” and “Cindy” in 2004 and started training with mostly homemade equipment. Sought Olympic weightlifting training with a coach in Alberta and took CrossFit level 1 in 2007.
I have coached weightlifters at meets, athletes at various levels of CF competitions, and various teams in implementing in-season and off-season strength training for sports. Have also worked with teens to build good lifting and training habits and with seniors to help retain mobility and independence.

The biggest lesson I have learned over the years of working/coaching people is the importance of strength and strength training for people of all ages and goals.

Certifications Taken
CrossFit Level 1
CF Olympic Weightlifting, CF Barbell Strength, CF Gymnastics, CF Football, CF Movement & Mobility
CrossFit Judges Course 2019
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Healthy Steps Nutrition
IAFF/ACE Peer Fitness Trainer
NCCP Technical Level 2 Weightlifting
Agatsu Kettlebell L1
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

Cell: 204-371-3663
email: aaron@stonebrookstrength.com

Liz Kornelsen
Liz Kornelsen
I started working out consistently after having 4 kids in 4 years. I mostly stuck to running, as it was convenient. In 2009 I ran a half marathon, one of the most physically challenging things I’ve done. I did some at home weight training but nothing serious. In the spring of 2016 I joined a local gym, worked out pretty seriously and had some awesome results. Late 2016 I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma (thyroid cancer). I had my thyroid completely removed December 30, 2016. I went into hypothyroidism and lost all motivation and my metabolism to boot, gaining 24 pounds in 4 months. Stone Brook Strength saved my life. I heard about a 6 week Barbell free challenge they were running and decided if I couldn’t kick my own butt maybe they could. It was a perfect fit. I love CrossFit, everything about it, even burpees! I love being a part of helping people realize their potential and achieve their goals. I want to impact people the same way I’ve been impacted by CrossFit.

Certifications taken:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Judges Course 2019
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

Cell: 204-371-2938
Email: liz@stonebrookstrength.com

Julie Phommarath
Julie Phommarath
I was introduced to CrossFit (specifically Stone Brook Strength) in 2016 through my in-laws, back when Braxton and I were still dating and the gym was located in their basement. I’ve always been an active girl. My greatest passions involve soccer, CrossFit, coaching, fishing, teaching, mentoring others and painting. When my in-laws introduced me to the sport of CrossFit, I was so intimidated. I always thought that it looked intense and I was too shy to perform such complicated-looking movements. The summer that I had my first basement CF class experience, I was in my third year of College and was the captain of the womens’ soccer team at Providence University College. I participated in about 2 months of off–season training with Robin (my mother in-law) before my soccer season began at Providence. With a mere 2 months of attending CF classes 3x/week, I became stronger on and around the ball, my shots had gained more power, I accelerated with more force in short distance sprints, I was jumping higher than I was ever able and I had gained more endurance than ever before! CrossFit made me an overall stronger player. As time went by, I graduated from Providence and was honoured with the NCCAA (American league) and MCAC’s (Canadian league) highest soccer achievements and awards. After graduation, I began what I thought would be my career in teaching English to speakers of other languages. It was on this path where I became worried about my mental health and I soon realized that CF had become a form of therapy for my mind as it improved my overall health. Over time, my passion for CF grew so much that I decided to become a CrossFit trainer. I currently work at SBS for my parents-in-law – best job ever!
As a trainer, my “baby” at SBS is a program called “SoccerFit”. The idea behind this program is that it gives athletes a 6 week challenge to begin their soccer pre-season training. Our focus will be on strength and conditioning. I am so excited to combine soccer fitness with CrossFit fitness and help athletes take their performances to a whole new level!
To change the world, we must start within ourselves – core to extremity, from the inside, out. CrossFit changed my life and I truly believe it can do the same for you!

Certifications taken:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Judges Course 2019
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C
Bachelor of Arts Degree: TESOL

Cell: 204-371-7147
Email: julie@stonebrookstrength.com

Bev Kehler
Bev Kehler
After having my second child, I was diagnosed with post-partum depression and my doctor suggested that I be more active and “find something that I love to do.” I had never been a super active person so the idea of joining a CrossFit gym was scary. I did it anyway and started at Stone Brook Strength in 2016. My sister was already a CF Level 1 trainer and she coached me through my first 4 weeks. It was so nice to have someone go through all the movements with me and teach me the right way to lift. It was hard but I loved the way I felt after my workouts. I love the community of CrossFit. There is ALWAYS someone cheering you on and getting you through the hardest part of the workout! We laugh and we cry together! I also loved that after only 4 weeks, I saw positive changes not only in my physical appearance but I was astonished at how much better I felt mentally and emotionally! CrossFit has really given me my life back. It has become the “something that I love to do”!
My desire as a trainer at Stone Brook Strength is to help our clients reach their own goals. I am passionate about helping women meet their fitness goals and to feel empowered!

Certifications taken:
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Judges Course 2019
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C

Cell: 204-392-8844
Email: bev@stonebrookstrength.com