Our Philosophy

“Training for a better tomorrow”

At Crossfit Vaughan/West Markham Crossfit, we strive to provide the best coaching to everyone, no matter age or fitness levels. Our goal is to improve the well-being of everyone who walks into our doors. Our mission is to ensure that you are better prepared both physically and mentally for whatever awaits you tomorrow, whether it is everyday activities or competitive sports.[/one_third] [one_third]

Our Mision

Crossfit Vaughan/West Markham Crossfit  is a results driven community in which people train together in a group environment. The group training environment allows people to push themselves, hold each other accountable and develop long lasting relationships not found in other types of training facilities.

CrossFit is based upon constantly varied, functional movements that are executed at a high intensity (pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting and running). Our programming is structured in a way that enables our members to efficiently execute each movement safely and correctly. We emphasize greatly on mobility and warming up in each of our CrossFit classes. For those interested in starting CrossFit, all movements and weights are scalable based upon the individual’s ability.[/one_third] [one_third_last]


Meet the team

[bra_team_member member_name=”Jon Bailey” member_position=”Coach / Owner” member_img_src=”http://www.markhamsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Jon.jpg” member_columns=”2″]PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)
Hons BA Spec Kinesiology
CrossFit Level 1

Jonathan Bailey is one of the owners of Vaughan Strength and Conditioning/CrossFit Vaughan. He has been involved in the fitness industry for almost 10 years. Since he began his involvement in training, he has graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Specialization Kinesiology in 2011. During his time at Western, he was the Strength and Conditioning coach for the UWO Varsity Lacrosse team. Under his guidance, he helped lead them to their first ever OUA championship in 2009. He also worked for UWO Campus Recreation as a personal trainer from 2009-2011.

After his time in university, Jon founded VSC/CFV with Jared Heft in 2011. He has continued help many athletes accomplish their goals, from collegiate level and aspiring collegiate athletes get scholarships, to average Jo’s who just want to sweat. Jon currently coaches the StrengthWOD powerlifting team and has been coaching powerlifting athletes at both the local and national level for 5 years. As well as being an accomplished strength coach, Jonathan has played various sports at a high level from hockey, lacrosse and rugby to cross country and track and field. His athletic abilities don’t just stop in the sports field, but also cross into the weight room. He has spent time competing in powerlifting as a member of the CPU, as well as in Olympic Weightlifting as a member of the OWA.

Jon is actively competing in CrossFit, the sport of fitness and is aspiring to be a regional athlete in the future. Jon takes pride in bringing out the best in people and sharing his knowledge of training with them to help them reach their full potential. Whether their goals are to be an elite athlete, or to just be healthier and in better shape they can be sure they will get where they want to go.[/bra_team_member]

[bra_team_member member_name=”Jared Heft” member_position=”Coach / Owner” member_img_src=”http://www.markhamsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Jared.jpg” member_columns=”2″]Certified CrossFit Instructor
Certified CrossFit Olympic Lifting Instructor
Certified Personal Training Specialist
Certified KTBL specialist
NCCP club level Olympic Weightlifting coach

Jared Heft graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts and is a certified CrossFit Instructor, as well as a certified Olympic Weightlifting coach. Jared has been involved in the fitness world for a number of years, training men women and children of all ages. Jared began coaching CrossFit and founded CrossFit Vaughan in 2010 as the first ever CrossFit Affiliate in Vaughan. A year later, he partnered with Jon Bailey to Create VSC/CFV in 2011.

His athletic background and passion for health and fitness makes it easy for clients to enjoy the working out experience and his motivational techniques make his classes fun and enjoyable. Jared hopes to continue sharing his knowledge with members and watching them achieve their goals. He is well versed in the fitness industry and has competed in various sports such as hockey, volleyball, track and field, golf, power lifting, and mixed martial arts. He also understands the importance of intensity and friendly competition and welcomes anyone who is willing to become a member of the Vaughan Strength and Conditioning family.[/bra_team_member]

[bra_team_member member_name=”Jesse Cohen” member_position=”Coach / Owner” member_img_src=”http://www.markhamsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Jesse.jpg” member_columns=”2″]CPGA Class A Professional
Golf Performance
CrossFit Level 1

A Level 1 CrossFit Instructor and certified C.P.G.A Class A Golf Professional, Jesse has been with the VSC team since the very beginning in 2010. Growing up, Jesse was involved with many sports varying from Baseball, Soccer and Basketball to Karate and Mixed Martial Arts. In the summer of 2010, Jesse turned professional and has used his ability to transfer the way we move our bodies in sport, to the way we move our bodies in the gym. If you’re looking to take a few strokes off your golf game or improving your health and fitness levels, then there is no one better than Jesse to help you!

Jesse has the unique skill set of having a very in-depth understanding of the game of golf and swing mechanics as well as how to apply strength training to improve your golf game! Currently, Jesse follows the CrossFit program offered to all of our members and understands the importance of training hard and training smart.

Jesse is an energetic, encouraging and enthusiastic coach who loves to watch members achieve their goals through hard work and determination. Whether you’re new to the VSC family or a veteran as we say, Jesse creates a confident, feel good environment for everyone to enjoy![/bra_team_member]



[bra_team_member member_name=”Jesse Gluck” member_position=”Coach” member_img_src=”http://www.markhamsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/jesseg.jpg” member_columns=”2″]CrossFit Level 1

Jesse Gluck who started off as an avid member of Vaughan Strength and Conditioning has now been a member of the coaching staff for over 3 years. Bringing nothing but valuable experience to the table, Jesse began his journey into fitness about 4 years ago starting off with an exercise science teacher in highschool, to finally stumbling into VSC a year later and never looking back.

Although he does not possess a plethora of certifications, Jesse is always working on improving himself everyday as well as expanding his knowledge to benefit other people around him. He instantly began to gain strength as well as knowledge throughout his training at VSC. His sports background includes many years of competitive volleyball, soccer and dabbling into some mixed martial arts. Since being in the fitness industry, Jesse has also competed in a handful of powerlifting and crossfit competitions.

He loves to push people to be their best everyday in the gym through enthusiasm and creating a comfortable environment for the members. Jesse welcomes anyone who is willing to change up their fitness in a positive manner to achieve their goals.



[bra_team_member member_name=”Brandy Katz” member_position=”Coach” member_img_src=”http://www.markhamsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Brandy.jpg” member_columns=”2″]CrossFit Level 1

Brandy has been involved in the fitness industry for many years and has seen many fad training methodologies/diets come and go. She has been to every bootcamp, boxing, spin and pilates class but instantly fell in love with CrossFit and Strength Training. Her passion for training made it very easy to learn the movements and ultimately perform them at a high level within a relatively short time. After several years of training and learning, Brandy is ready to share her passion with all her clients.

When she’s not motivating, training and coaching in the gym you can find her at the arena, in the dance studio, at gymnastics, cooking, baking and being an adoring active mom to her three awesome kids. Brandy has particular interest in nutrition and is constantly learning and helping others to reach their full potential. Brandy’s passion as a coach is helping people of all ages gain confidence and feel better about themselves by achieving their fitness goals and improving their overall health.



[bra_team_member member_name=”Wun Yan Chow” member_position=”Coach” member_img_src=”http://www.markhamsc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Wun.jpg” member_columns=”2″]CrossFit Level 1

Wun started his fitness journey at a young age while he was on elementary school teams competing in volleyball and basketball. Towards the end of his university education in Engineering, he tried a number of at-home programs where he made some improvements to his fitness. It was not until after graduation when he found himself at West Markham Crossfit where his journey took off.

He began Crossfit in 2013 and has not looked back since. At the time, he was by no means the strongest nor the best mover, but he had the internal drive to improve often spending time on his own to address his weaknesses. Four years later, he is at a stage where he believes he can finally begin to start expressing himself through the various movements required of Crossfit athletes. However, he does not believe in being satisfied and constantly strives to improve.

Wun obtained his CF-L1 in June 2016 and has been coaching at Vaughan/Markham Strength and Conditioning since. His main focus is on movement and basic principles. It is not how much weight being moved that is his priority, but how well the weight is moved. With new athletes, he breaks down movements into progressions and provides reasoning allowing the athletes to understand the movement and how it applies to them. Only when an athlete moves well does Wun believe they can progress through their training without the need to worry about sustaining injuries.