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About Us

Colin Darling | coach/owner
Hillary Widdifield | coach

Colin and Hillary are the duo behind CrossFit Steinbach. They have both been doing CrossFit officially since 2010, although Colin likes to think he did some form of CrossFit for a year and a half in his basement prior to starting at CrossFit Winnipeg.

Apart from CrossFit, Colin has been a duathlete, runner, climber, and badminton player. He used to be an environmental chemist at Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans. He coached CrossFit part-time while working full-time for the DFO in Winnipeg. He thought coaching was a lot of fun, and was inspired to open CrossFit Steinbach in 2012 and help people move better and lead healthier lives.


His courses include:

  • CrossFit Level Two (2016, 2021)
  • CrossFit Level One (2011)
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Level One (2010)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics (2011)
  • CrossFit Mobility (2012)
  • Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise Level 1&2 Seminar (2012)
  • Varbanov Olympic Lifting (2012)
  • Ido Portal Movement X (2012)
  • Gymnastic Bodies Seminar (2014)
  • Catalyst Athletics Level One Olympic Weightlifting Course (2015)
  • Agatsu Lower Body Mobility and Movement – Level 1 (2016)
  • Agatsu Upper Body Mobility and Movement – Level 1 (2017)
  • Agatsu Indian Club and Mace Certification (2017)
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C (2020)


Hillary’s athletic background consists of competitive downhill skiing, competitive show jumping, running, rowing, and climbing. She is currently a physician, and spends some of her limited free time lifting heavy stuff in the gym.


Hillary’s courses include:

  • CrossFit Level One (2011, 2016, 2021)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics (2011)
  • CrossFit Mobility (2012)
  • Varbanov Olympic Lifting (2012)
  • Catalyst Athletics Level One Olympic Weightlifting Course (2015)
  • Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance Level Two
  • Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Level 1
  • National Coaching Certification Program Level 2

Our Coaches

Roxanne Gauthier

I’ve been a member of CFS since January 2015, when I took my On Ramp course, and I’ve barely left the gym since! I wasn’t big into the typical high school sports. However, I spent 6 years as a speed skater and 3 of those years were spent on the territorial team in Nunavut which gave me the opportunity to travel as far as Kenai, Alaska for a competition. That drive to compete has definitely crossed over into my CrossFit world as I’ll be competing in my 3rd CrossFit competition in January 2017.

On the rare occasion that I’m not at the gym, you can either find me at home buried under a mountain of tupperware and meal prep or spending time with my husband, our dog, Gizmo and more than likely, my sister Annick would also be nearby.

I took my passion for CrossFit one step further when I transitioned from athlete to coach during the summer of 2016. I love being able to help others achieve their goals and better themselves. 



  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (2016)
  • CrossFit Gymnastics (2016)
  • CrossFit Online Scaling Course (2016)
  • CPR Certified (2016)
  • Precision Nutrition Coach (2018)
Ana Rebizant

Growing up, I was always involved in sports. I played ringette, soccer, rugby, volleyball, track and field, basketball, and yes, I even tried my hand at horseback riding. In high school I had plans to play soccer at the university level until I sustained an ACL injury and well, that didn’t turn out as I had hoped. I turned all my energy to CrossFit as a prehab/rehab for my knee, and ended up loving it and haven’t looked back. I was back in the gym not 2 weeks after surgery! CrossFit soon became a passion of mine and having always been a competitive athlete, the decision to pursue it felt natural.
Health and fitness have always been passions of mine, and I love being able to share and learn new things. I started coaching in 2018 and have felt very welcomed into this amazing community of people at CrossFit Steinbach! I am currently studying at the University of Manitoba to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. Some non-fitness-related hobbies of mine include photography/videography, hanging out with my friends, and eating lots of food.



  • CrossFit Level 1 (2018)
  • Precision Nutrition (2020)
  • CrossFit online judges course (2018)
  • First-Aid/CPR (2019)
Jeff Dykstra

I’m Jeff, a CrossFit Steinbach athlete and graduate of the CrossFit Level 1 trainer course. I started CrossFit in 2014 after my wife, Pam, started and had a glowing endorsement of the program.

Once I started, I quickly realized how much I had to learn about all this CrossFit stuff. I was so impressed by the program and coaches and began to attend more frequently as my schedule allowed. The focus on individual improvement and accountability fit with both my personality and schedule. But it was the relationships with others and the community of CrossFit Steinbach that continued to draw me in. In June of 2018, I retired and decided to take it on even more seriously, so I entered my first competition and did the CrossFit Level 1 course. Being with people who try hard every day to do things they may not ever have imagined is a real pleasure for me.

CrossFit has become a real family affair. My wife, daughter, son-in-law, niece and sister-in-law, and grandson all attend. We have all benefited in more ways than we probably realize now.



  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer 2018
  • CrossFit Olympic weightlifting course May 2019
Rebekah Dueck

I found CrossFit right after having my second child and fell in love with it right away. Newly postpartum and frustrated with my body and how I moved, I was looking for a place to make some physical changes. Turns out it was more than that. CrossFit was an outlet for me, a place where I could do what I loved and move freely outside of motherhood. I’ve made lots of physical gains since starting the sport but most importantly, the mental changes I’ve seen in myself are the most rewarding. I am so thankful I found a home at CrossFit Steinbach!

My love for CrossFit led me to became a coach, and using that training, as well as my pregnancy and postpartum athleticism training, I am able to help others (especially mothers!) find their love for movement in the same way that I did.

Outside of the gym you can find me hanging out with my two young children, hitting the pavement with my longboard, or hanging out with my animals on my small hobby farm!



  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer (2020)
  • Brianna Battles, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Course (2019)
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED Level C (2021)
Carla Schroeder

As an athlete and health enthusiast growing up, I played a variety of sports, including volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, and track and field.

After taking a couple years off from competitive sport, I joined CrossFit Steinbach in the fall of 2020. My goal was to get healthy again and build my strength and endurance back up to previous levels. Not only did CrossFit help me reach and surpass my goals, but it’s taught me new skills, introduced me to a fantastic community, and has given me the opportunity to help others do the same through coaching!


  • CrossFit Level 1 trainer (2022)

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