Our Team

Our Team

Paula – Owner/Coach

Paula Szaroz

Fitness has always held an important role in Paula’s life and she has always been drawn to the style of Functional Movements.  After following the CrossFit main site for a while, it was an easy decision to transform her gym into CrossFit Pincher Creek back in 2012. Paula is a Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer and coaches CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Fundamentals, regular CrossFit Classes, Personal Training, and Personal Programming.


Jason – Coach

Jason Szaroz

After a dare from his wife Paula back in 2012 to try his first CrossFit workout, Jason was hooked. “Linda” was the workout and it floored him! Jason loves to use his fitness outside of the gym in many different ways and usually does things the hard way just to see if he can. Jason also loves learning new skills, trying new things, working hard and having fun, and believes that this is what keeps us young. Of course CrossFit incorporates all of these things so to him it’s basically the Fountain of Youth. Jason is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer and coaches our regular CrossFit classes.


Shara – Coach

Shara Bustamante

Shara is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer and was on the 2018 Canadian Team for 100% Raw Powerlifting World Championships. She coaches our Lite Program, Barbell Club, regular CrossFit classes, as well as Personal Training & Personal Programming. Shara started CrossFit in 2015 and really fell in love with the sport during her first Open in 2016.


Wendy – Coach

Wendy Desjarlais

Wendy is a Level 2 Certified CrossFit Trainer and has been coaching for over 5 years; she coaches our regular CrossFit class. She also holds certificates from CrossFit Gymnastics & CrossFit Mobility. Wendy has been doing CrossFit since 2012 and has participated in every open since 2013.


Bryan – Coach

Bryan Burns

Ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes or dq blizzards are all things that can be heard during any of Bryan’s classes. He is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer who has been coaching here for over three years. He coaches regular classes, teens classes and leads our Running Club. Aside from CrossFit, Bryan has coached almost every high school sport around.

It is because of the great people in our gym that I decide and love to be a member.

Bryan Burns

Jill – Coach

Jill Bruder B.Kin., CAT(C)

As an Athletic Therapist Jill has always used functional movements to rehabilitate people back from injury. This makes CrossFit Pincher Creek and the CrossFit principles a great fit for her. She is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and has been here since the beginning. When not coaching regular classes she can be found in her office, ReAction Athletic Therapy, dealing with injuries. She is also a member of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team and you can see her working at pro rodeos and bull ridings across western Canada.