Introducing the CrossFit Durst team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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CrossFit Durst

Our team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!

The Team

Jacqui Veino owner of CrossFit Durst

Jacqui Veino

Owner / GM / Coach / Nutrition Coach

Certifications: CrossFit Level 2; CrossFit Running & Endurance; CrossFit Kettlebells; CrossFit Olympic Lifting; CrossFit Mobility and Precision Nutrition Certified

Important stuff: Jacqui leads the Durst team in all areas, including strategic planning and partnerships. She also runs 360 Nutrition Coaching, where she helps members reach their goals through changing nutrition habits. Stuff you might not know: Multiple-time Brantford Trainer of the Year Award winner. She is a former corporate marketing executive who worked for six years in the Canada Fashion Industry. She has an in-depth background in endurance sports and completed the Mississauga Full Marathon and The Around the Bay multiple times. She is currently working on her 200hr Yoga Certification.

Kirsten coach at CrossFit Durst



My name is Kirsten, I am a retired professional athlete living in Brantford. I am a Medical Exercise Trainer specializing in post rehab, a Mom of three very active kids, and a CrossFit Coach. I run many of the speciality programs at CrossFit Durst including the Babies and Parent class, the Kids programs and the Teens programs. I enjoy working with people of all abilities and helping them become the best version of themselves.




Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate, CrossFit Coaching Fundamentals Certificate, CrossFit Teaching Movement Certificate and in-house Coaches Development Program

“What I love about coaching is sharing my passion for CrossFit and functional movement with everyone at the gym and having a front-row seat to watch the growth and successes of the classes I teach. Whether it be your first double under, a deadlift PR, or your first time hanging on the rig, I love being there to cheer you on and celebrate your success along your CrossFit journey.” – Coach Nicole


Heather (Smitty)


Certifications: CrossFit Level 1 and In-house Coaches Development Program

“Hey all! Coach Heather here! To say CrossFit has transformed my life would be an understatement. When I walked into my first CrossFit gym back in 2019, I was overweight, deconditioned, and I couldn’t even perform a burpee. And thanks to my CF community and a solid group of coaches, I am happy to say that I now avoid burpees because I loathe them, not because I can’t do them! Having experienced the effect a great coach can have on someone’s journey, I am elated to now be able to share in other’s success stories! I work as a Dental Hygienist who specializes in treating those with advanced gum disease. Throughout my career, I’ve seen the impact that small, consistent changes can have on our long-term health, and I’ve brought those principles with me into the gym. All those little wins add up to big goals, and I am delighted to get to celebrate them every day with our athletes! I’m also an avid runner, dad joke enthusiast and self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.”” – Coach Heather

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