RAISING THE BAR

Together, we owned and operated CrossFit Regina from 2007 to 2013. We are excited to provide our expertise 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 when I began dating their son, back when the gym was located in their basement. I’ve always been active. My greatest passions involve soccer, CrossFit, coaching, fishing and being a mom. When first introduced to CrossFit, I was so intimidated. I always thought that it looked intense and I was too shy to perform even the simplest movements, like an air squat. The summer that I had my first 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. I also notice an incredible increase in my energy throughout the days and it helped me fall asleep faster at night! After graduation, I took my level 1 CrossFit certification and fell in love with coaching it!
As a trainer, I’ve added a few programs at the gym! SoccerFit & MommyFit Mommyfit focuses mainly on Pre and Post-Natal strength training & exercise.

Strength really does make life better! Just because you’re gaining strength and muscle, does not mean you start looking “bulky”.
CrossFit changed my life and I truly believe it can do the same for anyone!

Certifications taken:
CrossFit Level 1
CPPC – Coaching Pre & Post-Natal Clients
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

Tara Ross
Tara Ross
I was introduced to CrossFit 8 years ago, when I started I was 6 months post baby. I was introduced by my twin sister who was living in Alberta at the time and so I searched for a CrossFit gym in Winnipeg and became a member at CrossFit Winnipeg. I was hooked instantly within my first class and knew I wanted to have Crossfit in my life.
Years later I decided to follow my passion and take my Level 1 to coach classes and give that same energy and confidence to others. I started coaching a year and half ago at CrossFit Winnipeg, where it all began for me.
While I grew up playing many sports, track and soccer were my passion and strengths. I ran track within the short distance category from my early years of school all the way through to grade twelve where I was introduced to soccer in high school. I then played competitive soccer after high school until I had my kids.
I married my husband Kyle 12 years ago where we lived in Winnipeg until 2012, then moved to Dugald before having our second child. We have Lochlyn and Kingston who are the greatest joys of our lives and have already started to follow in mom and dads footsteps with a love for sports and recreation activities.
I love the intensity and the community of CrossFit just as much as I had with the other sports I engaged competitively in. Every workout to this day still gives me butterflies before we start, which for me is a good thing! I love the fact that if you are the last to finish the WOD, you are never alone and you have everyone’s support right to the end cheering and motivating you on. It’s the push I need to encourage me to push through and never give up on myself. It’s more than the amazing relationships I’ve made at CrossFit – it’s the confidence and belief in myself it’s given me that I’ll forever be grateful for. It also helps that things never get old since every workout is different (plus, I love the high fives! :))

Certifications Taken:
CF Level 1
CrossFit Winnipeg Apprenticeship Program
Handstand workshop for trainers with Kristy Grosart

I have competed in 10 Crossfit competitions over the years as well as had the honour to judge them.

Mark Cherry
Mark Cherry
My whole life I’ve been an active person. From late night street and ice hockey as a kid to high level basketball and volleyball as a teen. Competitive sports were a staple growing up.

As I graduated from the Engineering program at the University of Manitoba I found myself living the bodybuilding lifestyle at your typical style gyms, trying to get stronger and bigger. After a few years and a competition, I started becoming bored with the daily grind. I started to miss the challenge and competition in organized sport. My cousin had started this crazy program called CrossFit and seemed to love it but I wasn’t sure if it was for me. I agreed to join a few classes to test it out. Fast forward 7 years and CrossFit is my daily form of exercise and I don’t plan on changing.

CrossFit has allowed me to be a fit fun parent to two amazing kids (Ryen and Van) and I get to enjoy the classes with my wife Britany. We have a running lighthearted competition with each other for every WOD. These are the reasons I started coaching and took my L1 instructors course. I want to help everyone that wants to try CrossFit to enjoy it as much as me and my family do.

Health and wellness is something that we take for granted until it’s not there any more. I want to help others keep it or get it back while learning they are more capable than they ever imagined.

Certifications Taken:

CrossFit Level 1
CF Gymnastics
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C