It all started when…

fate intervened and made him a part of CrossFit Barrie. "I fell in love with a certain someone along the way, and she was a resident of this wonderful city," he says. "After a couple years of coaching at CFB, I was asked if I wanted to become an owner and be in charge of programming, both of which I was honoured to take on and humbled to have been asked."

Raul is also a firefighter with the City of Toronto, a father to three daughters that he calls "the most important things in my life," and he was a 2011 CrossFit Games Canada East Team competitor.



  • CrossFit Level 1

  • First Aid/CPR training through Toronto Fire Services

  • Coaching since 2009