Emma Freeman-Harkin

Associate Coach, CrossFit Kids Head Coach & Social Media Coordinator

Emma found CrossFit after coming home from university, looking for a new way to stay active and get stronger. Thanks to her sister-in-law, she discovered CrossFit and fell in love with the community at YOW in April 2015. Emma credits her shoulder rehabilitation to CrossFit as she was able to avoid the need for surgery. Less than a year into training, Emma decided to trek to Crossfit Mayhem in Tennessee, in January 2016, to attend the Crossfit Level 1 Certification course, and then to Baltimore to attend the Crossfit Kids Trainer Course.

 With a love for water and swimming, Emma became a lifeguard and swim instructor at a young age. Since 2009 she has been teaching everything from overcoming fears of water and full strokes, to mentoring the next lifeguards and swim instructors. Therefore, the transition from athlete to coaching adults and running the Kids program at YOW has been seamless.

Shortly after finding coaching, she decided to pursue a career in Fitness and Health, and is currently enrolled in the program at Algonquin College.

“Since starting Crossfit, I truly recognize that we are so lucky and the body is an amazing thing. Given the right foundation and maintenance, we are capable of so much.”

Qualifications:  CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, CrossFit Level 2 Certificate, Crossfit Kids, Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Trainer and Lifesaving Instructor Trainer, National Lifeguard Service Instructor and Examiner, First Aid Instructor and Examiner, Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED, CPR-HCP, Airway Management