• Duncan McNeill Owner/Coach

    Certified CrossFit Trainer
    CrossFit Mobility
    CrossFit Kids
    NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
    Functional Range Conditioning Certified
    B.Sc. Human Kinetics (University of Guelph)
    Minor in Nutritional Sciences

    My CrossFit story:

    I was training for obstacle races and realized my workouts shouldn’t be about looking good but rather should focus on getting more work done in less time. I found CrossFit and dove deep into YouTube videos. The next day I spent about 40 minutes going through the benchmark WOD Angie (100 pull ups 100 push ups 100 sit ups and 100 squats) and never looked back.

    What gets me ‘jacked up’ about coaching:

    Helping people get to the next level. Whether it is gaining a new skill, lifting more than they ever have, or getting through a full day without their back hurting I love being part of little (or big) wins.

    Duncan McNeill....

    • Loves to sound like a scientist as often as he can
    • Frequently binge eats
    • Super happy to be here 100% of the time

  • Broder McNeill Owner/Coach

    CrossFit Level 2
    NCCP Olympic Weightlifting

    My CrossFit story:

    I thought I was excelling at fitness doing my regular beach body workouts, I could not have been more wrong! Joining CrossFit allowed me to push my level of fitness in every aspect. I have become stronger, more athletic, and increased my endurance. After losing my competitive fire from sports after school, CrossFit has brought it back and I love coming into the gym every day and competing with all our great athletes.

    What gets me ‘jacked up’ about coaching:

    Nothing makes me more happy with seeing people accomplish something they would not have thought possible only months before. Everything from getting a benchmark PR, or being able to do a pushup without their knees. Seeing our Alchemists getting better is the best part of my day!!

    Broder McNeill....

    • Hate to run long distances
    • Enjoys the competitive side to CrossFit
    • Loves the social aspect of Alchemy and chatting with all the members

  • Craig Latendresse Head Coach

    CrossFit Level 2
    Agatsu Barbell
    CrossFit Strongman
    CrossFit Kettle Bells
    CrossFit Gymnastics
    NCCP Olympic weightlifting

    My CrossFit story:

    Alchemy CrossFit was suggested to me by a friend. I was only going to try for a month max. Years later, I am head coaching.

    What gets me ‘jacked up’ about coaching:

    Seeing the reaction of someone who just got a PR. Helping people reach their goals and see them be happy with their achievements. Meeting someone who comes in extremely eager to jump right in (a sponge for learning!).

    Craig Latendresse....

    • Competed with Team Alchemy twice in the CrossFit Games Regionals
    • Has medaled at provincial Powerlifting meets
    • Runs an awesome charity event each year that has raised thousands
    • Wishes he could grow more (but this is simply wishful thinking)
    • Has a mighty ginger beard

    Favorite quote: “Never give up, never surrender.” AND “Have a good time, all the time, always eat the worm.”—Coconut Pete

  • Janet Ratcliff Coach

    CrossFit Level 2
    NCCP Olympic Weightlifting
    Can-Fit Pro Personal Training

    My CrossFit story:

    I had reached a plateau with my fitness and someone suggested I try CrossFit. I thought I was in shape but when I saw the level some of the individuals doing CrossFit were on, it inspired me to want to get there too. CrossFit gave me a better environment for working out - it's okay to push yourself and make some noise here!

    What gets me ‘jacked up’ about coaching:

    I love seeing the excitement and self-confidence in people that results from achieving their own CrossFit goals - no matter how large or small.

    Janet Ratcliff....

    • Attended the CrossFit Games Regionals
    • Is the loudest athlete at Alchemy. Her mid-workout battle cry is legendary
    • Is proud of her progression from not being able to do an overhead squat with a PVC pipe to now being able to do one at 95 lbs
    • Says one of her biggest achievements still is getting her first pull-up (A long time ago!)

  • Kyle Woeller Coach/ RMT

    CrossFit Level 1
    Registered Massage Therapist

    My CrossFit story:

    After jumping around different sports and training methods, I tried out Crossfit from a friends recommendation. Immediately I was hooked on all the awesome and functional movements as well as the fantastic community! Many years later I still feel the same excitement every time I come into the gym.

    What gets me ‘jacked up’ about coaching:

    My passion is getting people to move better, faster, and stronger. Nothing is more rewarding than working with our members to improve their functionality and seeing them excel inside and outside the gym!

    Kyle Woeller....

    I not only coach at the Alchemy CrossFit locations but I also treat out of the Brantford location!  You can book an appointment with me before or after one of your classes by emailing alchemycrossfitbrantford@gmail.com

  • Anita Bliss Coach/Nutrition Specialist

    CrossFit Level 1
    Crossfit Kettlebell
    Precision Nutrition Level 1

    My CrossFit story:

    Growing up not playing sports or interested in fitness, it wasn't until after I had my kids that I realized how out of shape I really was. After a few months of weekly personal training sessions, I was introduced to CrossFit. As nervous and scared as I was I decided to give it a try. Today, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. CrossFit truly changed my life.

    What gets me ‘jacked up’ about coaching:

    I love being part of a class where people of different backgrounds, abilities and ages are all working the hardest they can toward their health and fitness goals at the same time encouraging and supporting each other.

    Anita Bliss....

    • Could not do 1 burpee when she started training (“I laid on the floor and couldn’t get back up”)
    • Loves Overhead Squats
    • Is still searching for her “love of running”