Our Team

Meet Your Coaches

Real coaches with eyes on you and real people to high five as you reach your cycling goals.

Trev Williams Head Coach / Owner

Trev coaches in The Engine Room:

  • Mon / Wed 6:00am 60 minute class

  • Tues / Thurs 6:00am 60 minute class

  • Tues / Thurs 9:15am 60 minute class (Women's Only)

  • Tues / Thurs noon 60 minute class

  • Volume Saturday 9:00pm 120 minute class

Trev has an extensive history in amateur sport. Growing up with an active family that based its vacations around running races and hiking, the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle was always impressed upon him. During high school and throughout Trev's first degree (B.Eng), running and bodybuilding were the activities that most consumed his free time. After graduating with an Engineering degree and sick of the 'student lifestyle' of relentless studying, Trev joined a Triathlon Club during his Masters degree based out of the University of Victoria and has not looked back since. This commitment to be a "student" of endurance sport not only got him through his doctorate but launched his career into coaching. Through the past 20 years, Trev has gravitated toward cycling primarily, but has continued to compete in running and triathlon events to spice up the outdoor season.

Trev has spent countless hours developing training programs for both individual athletes and his signature all inclusive classes. These programs are highly efficient and effective for the working individual while recognizing the importance of developing a community to support activity as a lifestyle.  He has seen the power of creating spaces for communities to meet and grow as well as the support they create for individuals to propel them into lifelong movement.


Sherri Buchignani

Sherri coaches in The Engine Room:

  • Mon / Wed 9:30am 90 minute class

  • Mon / Wed noon 60 minute class

  • Tues / Thurs 5:30pm 60 minute class

With over 16 years of cycling experience, Sherri has demonstrated endless drive, determination and commitment at the betterment of herself as an athlete and others while coaching. This has resulted in podium wins and Provincial titles. Her passion for cycling led her to help grow the sport by creating a women’s specific team in Calgary, focusing on the development of Masters (30+) riders. Her leadership skills guided riders to learn tactics, group confidence, physical fitness, and overall fun.


Laura Connolly

Laura coaches at the JCC Revolution:

  • Mon / Wed 6am 60 minute class

  • Tues / Thurs 6am 60 minute class

  • Volume Saturday 9:05am 120 minute class

Laura is one of the original "Spin Mommas" and has been cycling with Trev for 9 years now, gaining valuable knowledge and experience from Trev's handcrafted cycling classes.

Laura had spent a great deal of time on the bike over the years training for and completing several Olympic, Half, and Ironman distance triathlons. As well as a few marathons thrown in there for good measure! By her own admission though, she became a much more efficient and stronger cyclist after training with Trev...


Cat Young

Cat coaches in The Engine Room:

  • Saturday Volume 6:30am 120 minute class

  • Mon / Wed  7:00pm 60 minute class

Cat brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to endurance sport training.

Prior to starting her family Cat, excelled in triathlon. She enjoyed success at multiple distances placing 2nd F25-29 at the Ironman World Championships and was awarded Triathlon Canada amateur Triathlete of the year award.

Cat continues to work as a Nurse Clinician specializing in Diabetes Education at the Foothills Medical Centre and is a busy mom of three young children.

With the support of her family Cat continues her passion trying to spread her love of cycling to the Doctrine athletes as well as continue to train and aspire to faster times of her own.

Cat and Trev met in 1999 while both were at the University of Victoria.


Kevin McClelland

Kevin coaches in the JCC Revolution:

  • Tues / Thurs 7pm 60min Class

  • Sunday 10:30am 60min class.

Kevin is a true believer that cycling is for everyone.  Kevin began teaching fitness at Heavens Fitness in the eighties and was a Canadian National Aerobic Champion, unfortunately pictures complete with tights and leg warmers still exist.  Departing Heavens Kevin started running and completed two Honolulu Marathons and one Los Angeles Marathon. 


Marie Tessier

Marie coaches:

  • The Generator Run Studio

  • Sport Conditioning Pilates & Transitional Coaching

  • Friday 9:30am Volume in The Engine Room
Teaching the Friday Long Ride, the newly developed running efficiency classes and one on one functional training, Marie brings a mulitfacetted aproach to life long movement and endurance activities. Her classes are targeted at athletes of varying level of experience, however the common thread would be a desire to spend the winter months actually focusing on aspects that will make a superior overall cyclist, runner or triathlete. With Marie's large background in Pilates, Sports Conditioning and functional movement, she understands the essentialness of a solid foundation and focusing on form. Being an Instructor Trainer, she knows just how to describe to you how to go about attaining this solid foundation.

Michael Godfrey

Michael coaches:

  • on rotation every Engine Room class.

Michael has coached for The Doctrine since it's inception in 2010. Being training partners with Trev through the early 2000's, they bounced coaching ideas and tried them out on each other cycle after cycle and year over year. Before Michael moved to Nelson to retire with his new wife, he was had one of the most loyal classes. We are frankly surprised several of his cyclists didn't move with him! Michael continues to come back and take over classes when visiting from Nelson and is an absolutely staple for the Oliver vacations where he is known for his knowledge and experience, but most of all for his ability to tell a great story!

Michael and Trev look forward every year to our day off between the two Oliver vacations where we (you guessed it) ride our bikes. However, we've dubbed it our 'Life Affirmation Ride', and we develop a different challenge every year.


Stephan Becker

Stephan coaches in The Engine Room:

  • Wed 5:15pm  60 minute Class

Stephan emigrated to Canada from Netherlands in the summer of 2014, and had never lived in a country that has the beautiful mountains right in his backyard. His weekly goal is to spend as much time outdoors as possible, no matter the weather or other life priorities. Just spending one day in the mountains gives him so much mental energy that he can carry it throughout the rest of the week. Given the choice, indoor or outdoor workout - outdoor will always be the top choice! You'll find Stephan often road biking / running / XC MTB / hiking and often will do these with his Australian Shepard, Yoshi, with his wife or both!

 

Mary Jessey

Mary is our affiliate Swim / Triathlon Coach:

Mary is the founder and head coach of LYNX Triathlon. She has been swimming her entire life - as a competitive age group swimmer, as a member of an NCAA University team and as a triathlete. She tackled her first Sprint triathlon in 2002 and over the next decade worked up to Ironman distance. In 2012 she became an NCCP Certified Triathlon Coach. LYNX Triathlon was born from her desire to share her passion for the sport with others.  
 
Over time, she noticed that many triathletes were limited by their swimming ability. With this realization, in 2016-2017 she honed her swim coaching skills under the mentorship of Paul Newsome, Swim Smooth Founder and Head Coach. At the end of an intensive Swim Smooth education and training process, culminating with competency based evaluations in Perth, Australia, she became the second Certified Swim Smooth Coach in Canada. Mary can help swimmers of all abilities from those who want to learn how to swim so they can participate in triathlon to veteran triathletes who want to develop better technique, efficiency and speed. 
 
LYNX Triathlon offers an atmosphere of camaraderie as athletes develop their abilities within each discipline of the sport. You can learn more HERE