René Forestier

A native of Alberta, René has been CrossFitting since 2006. He has integrated CrossFit into his physically demanding careers including Army Infantry Officer (Afghanistan veteran), Paramedic and currently as a Firefighter for the City of Ottawa.

René seeks to help those individuals who want to use CrossFit to improve their health and longevity. His training interests lie where he himself has garnered first hand experience: masters athletes, first responders, and military.


  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Alberta

  • Bachelor of Science- University of Calgary


  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • CrossFit Kids Trainer

  • CrossFit Weightlifting Certificate

  • CrossFit Conjugate Methods Certificate

  • CrossFit Barbell Certificate

  • CrossFit Endurance Certificate

  • CrossFit Football Certificate 

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate

  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certificate

  • CrossFit Masters Certificate (2 Day)

  • CrossFit Mobility Certificate 

  • CrossFit Nutrition Certificate

  • CrossFit Rowing Certificate