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All our coaches were hired based on their personality, their professionalism and of course their knowledge in regards to fitness.

Apart from Jerry Blackburn himself, there are many trainers who work at Blackburn Athletics and we would like the opportunity to introduce them to you:

JERRY

Coach - Owner

JERRY Coach - Owner

Jerry, the founder of Blackburn Athletics, has more than 20 years of combined experience training in various disciplines ranging from CrossFit, martial arts, football, golf, bodybuilding and almost every sport out there. Based on this experience, he has crafted the perfect workout session mixing together the most beneficial, fun, and efficient elements of each sport.

Jerry completed a training specialized in biomechanic, called NESTA. He successfully completed two Crossfit training programs, added one in delinquency intervention and basically learnt everything he could by helping as many people as possible. This is by doing just that, that he discovered his true passion: training.

Melly

Manager

Melly Manager

Melly is a bit of a shadow worker for the BBA. On the team, she is known as the voice of Blackburn Athletics! With 3 gyms and thousands of athletes attending them, we needed someone to oversee it all... And we found the perfect one!

A jack-of-all-trades, Melly has experience in events, management and communications. Her expertise allows her not only to be the one to answer all your requests, but also to make sure that our team has everything it needs. She handles our social media and just about everything else that goes on behind the scenes.

Julie

Coach - Burnfit

Julie Coach - Burnfit

Passionate about training and sports for as long as she can remember, Julie started training more seriously a few years ago and many people told her that she was their inspiration. That's when she decided to train to become a coach.

Julie loves teaching kids and adults alike and inspiring people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

Stephanie

Coach - Burnfit

Stephanie Coach - Burnfit

You may have seen her in the gym as an athlete, but it is now as a coach that you'll get to know her!

Why did you become a coach?

Before I became a coach, I worked out 7 days a week. Blackburn Athletics is my happy place, my 2nd home! I love the atmosphere and I love the people. When Jerry introduced me to the idea of working there, it just seemed perfect!

A fun fact about you:

Yes, Sparks is my real last name and it fits my personality well. I have a ton of energy and I'm very competitive. Whether it's a board game or sports, I'm in it to win it!

What's your best workout tip :

How bad do you want it? You can achieve anything you want as long as you are willing to work for it.

Steph will be at Blackburn Athletics Chambly to share her passion for training with you!

Sarah

Coach - Burnfit

Sarah Coach - Burnfit

Sarah *RIGHT AWAY* Prince is a bag full of surprises! You never know what you will get when you walk into her classes! She loves the outdoors and hikes mountains on almost a weekly basis. Sarah started out as a client of ours, and when we found out she was a certified crossfit trainer, we had to have her! Her personality is super easy going, and always has a way of making you smile! With her super creative classes, you will learn to love her and hate her all at the same time.

Kevin

Coach - Burnfit

Kevin Coach - Burnfit

You want motivation? Here is a young man who woke up one day, extremely overweight, living an unhealthy lifestyle and wanted to change. This young man made a promise to his mother to lose weight and be a healthier better version of himelf.

Our friend and amazing coach lost over 170 POUNDS! He continues to train over 5 times a week, enjoys a balanced lifestyle and without a doubt, motivating people at Blackburn Athletics.

With a backround as a spinning coach, Jerry absolutely wanted Kevin to work with the BBA family. Since that moment, Kevin completed his crossfit level 1 certification, and is learning new and better ways to coach you every single day.Kev gives classes at both of our amazing locations, and is looking forward to be your motivation when you need it!

There is no doubt that your mother would be proud of you Kevin, thank you for being you!

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Vincent

Coach - Burnfit

Vincent Coach - Burnfit

Our newest addition to the Blackburn Athletics family! Vincent has a bachelors degree in kinesology, completed several semesters study the human body even more in physiotherapy, and decided to study to be a pilot instead! His knowledge regarding sports and how our body functions is incredible!

Vincent is a laid back, amazing coach, who came to see us for a part time job because he loves trainings and being around people! With an amazing backround in rockclimbing, and a love for new challenges, Vincent is looking forward every day to prepare new amazing classes and to meet cool amazing people!

We are lucky to have him in our family, and so are you!

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Marc-André

Coach - Burnfit

Marc-André Coach - Burnfit

Marc-Andre, or Marky, has always had a passion for sports and physical activity. He first discovered football as a teenager and is now a coach to help him channel his energy and turn the negative into positive.

From his first shift as a coach at Blackburn, it was love at first sight! The energy, the popularity of the classes and the intensity of the people made him fall in love with the BBA. Finally, a place to compete with his overflowing energy!

You'll love Marky's joie de vivre and fiery trainings as much, if not more than we do!

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Benjamin

Coach - burnfit

Benjamin Coach - burnfit

Benjamin coaches because he loves helping people find solutions and achieve their goals.

According to all our athletes, in addition to being a great coach, he has the gift of making them all laugh (often without even meaning to!) The best of both worlds! Motivating and driven, Ben is always there to help his athletes excel.

His best training tip: stretch! Already doing it? Do more!

Émilie

Coach - Burnfit

Émilie Coach - Burnfit

Émilie joined the Blackburn Athletics team as a university student and used to travel back and forth between Sherbrooke and Boucherville to share her passion with our athletes. Now that she has her Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy, she travels less, but is still as passionate as ever!

Why did you decide to become a coach?

I decided to coach to motivate people. I trained at Blackburn for a long time before becoming a coach and I have ALWAYS loved the vibe. I want to give the feeling I had/have to others.

Your best advice for training:

Just show up. Even if you're not so into it one day, come see us and we'll motivate you! Even if you're more tired, don't worry, just give it your best shot and I'll tell you, you'll be proud of yourself!

Olivier

Entraîneur - Burnfit

Olivier Entraîneur - Burnfit

A varsity soccer player for the Carabins during the year and a semi-professional player during the summer, Oli is passionate about physical preparation. He studied kinesiology for a year and a half and then turned to physiotherapy. He specializes in sports physical preparation and everything that goes with it (recovery, mobility, nutrition, etc.).

For him, the habit of training regularly is a priority for mental health, energy, mood and more. His goal in working at Blackburn Athletics is to share his vision and make an impact by promoting the physical and mental health that exercise brings.

His best advice for keeping and implementing one of the best habits in life is to find a partner, someone who will not only make sure you go with him, but who will motivate you to keep your commitment to yourself.

Laurence

Coach - Burnfit

Laurence Coach - Burnfit

Laurence chose to work at the BBA because it is important to her to help people take care of their physical and mental health.

From a young age, Laurence has been a very active person. She has played just about every team and individual sport there is! Fun fact: she was a competitive figure skater for almost 10 years and would love to get back into the sport. She is also an outdoor enthusiast. Take her to the mountains or the lake and she's in heaven! In fact, if you're looking for the best spots for a hike, she's the best person to help you!

Laurence joined the team with one desire: to get to know you and guide you!

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Blackburn Athletics offers a unique approach to fitness and wellbeing near you on the South Shore of Montreal. Its custom gym workouts are adapted to your fitness objectives.

A TRAINING THAT WILL CHANGE YOU INSIDE OUT!