Meet the Coaches 2017-08-17T08:52:46+00:00

MEET THE CROSSFIT COACHES

MEET THE TEAM

Carol and Joe are dedicated to providing a training experience that is focused on you as an individual – one that improves not only your fitness but your overall wellness and quality of life. In founding and opening the doors of CrossFit Cochrane, their ultimate mission is to deliver an effective, sustainable fitness program in a fun and supportive environment.
Meet your coaches.

Joe Cowie

OWNER, COACH

“I’m driven to make my athletes the best version of themselves and have a ton of fun along the way.”

Joe found CrossFit in 2012 and it quickly became a passion for both him. Over the years, he has developed a love for gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting, and enjoyed competing in many local competitions. Joe is grateful that he’s had the chance to turn his dream into reality, and make a living out of his passion for fitness. As a coach, he loves introducing new people to CrossFit, watching them mature as athletes, and witnessing the positive impact it has on their lives. Joe and his wife Carol share a love of health and fitness and had a dream of bringing CrossFit to Cochrane. They opened their first “box,” aka. CrossFit gym, out of their home garage. Together with their 6 children, they’re proud to have CrossFit Cochrane as a place to bring health and fitness to the Cochrane community.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Kids

Carol Cowie

OWNER, COACH

Carol has a passion for teaching people that it’s never too late to embark on their fitness journey. Carol is not a typical fitness coach, as she didn’t begin her personal fitness journey until her late twenties. Originally from Ireland, she struggled with the sedentary nature of life here compared to back home, and so started running at 27. She went on to run competitively for a number of years, and knows what it’s like to overcome self doubt and insecurities, surprising herself by qualifying for the Boston marathon 4 times and winning many local races. She discovered CrossFit in 2012, and was drawn to the community aspect of it, and the versatility of the athletes. Carol also has a passion for nutrition and helping members learn how to eat well and develop a balanced and healthy relationship with food.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (in progress)

Paula Michaud

COACH

Paula is extremely passionate about health and wellness. She’s been active most of her life and attributes CrossFit to getting into tip top shape. She was inspired to begin training after watching her sister compete as a CrossFit athlete. “After testing it out, it was clear that CrossFit was everything I’d been looking for. I loved it so much that I wanted to share my knowledge and experience with others.”

As a coach, Paula specializes in gymnastics movements. She also loves working with newcomers helping them build a solid foundation of CrossFit principles.

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CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CPR/First Aid/AED

Helen Schott

COACH

“You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them”.

Meet Helen Schott, a talented athlete and now coach at CrossFit Cochrane. Helen has a background in alpine ski racing and coaching, bodybuilding, and has a general love for all outdoor sports. She first tried CrossFit in 2016 and was immediately a fan, enjoying both the diversity of the workouts and the fact that there are always new skills and goals to work on. She has enjoyed every aspect of CrossFit so much that she now wants to make a larger contribution to the community by coaching others to hopefully find the love of the sport that she did. She is passionate about instilling a love of sport, health, and fitness in as many people as she can, in order to show them that working out really can be fun and something to look forward to. With her background as a competitive athlete, as well as her knowledge about anatomy and physiology of exercise, Helen is a fantastic addition to the coaching team.

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CERTIFICATIONS:

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • AFLCA Trainer
  • CSCF Level 2 Coach
  • BKin with Major in Athletic Therapy
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

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