Kelly Miller

Head Coach, Personal Trainer

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Certified Yoga Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
Since starting her Crossfit journey it has been nothing but amazing results and new friendships formed along the way for Kelly Miller. Once finishing the On-Ramp program at Degree Crossfit, Kelly knew this sport was for her. Coming from a competitive cheerleading background throughout highschool and college, Kelly is no stranger to structured classes, workouts and coaching, both as an athlete and being the coach. She also had a keen interest in yoga and all things mobility that she is always excited to share with the Degree Crossfit athletes.
I truly look forward to helping everyone achieve their goals, no matter what they may be. You are stronger than you think and I want to help get you there!

Contact Kelly!

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Kaleda Connell

Owner, General Manager

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
  • CrossFit Strongman Trainer
  • Brand X Method Kids Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course
  • CrossFit Judges Course 2015
  • CrossFit Judges Course 2016

Kaleda is from the small neighbouring town of Palmerston, Ontario. She grew up on her family’s cash crop, beef and chicken farm. She moved to Egmondville, after University, following the man of her dreams. Kaleda has been training using CrossFit methods since 2012, and before that played hockey and competitive soccer. Kaleda started Degree CrossFit Seaforth after moving to the area and realizing there was no where to workout, without having to drive 45 minutes or more. After training herself and a few friends in the garage at her house, she decided to take the plunge and open her own affiliate!

Conact Kaleda by emailing or by filling out the contact form below.



We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Nicole Morey

Administration Assistant

Nicole, arguably, has one of the hardest jobs at the gym, and that’s to keep the place running smoothly! She’s not only the person who answers your email inquires, but also looks after helping the Coaches, restocking supplies, data collection, and even looking after our Social Media accounts. This girl is a “Jill-of all-trades”!

Nicole was born and raised in Seaforth Ontario, she decided she wanted to see what the world can offer and went to school for Travel and Tourism and is currently working as a travel agent. Nicole is always on the go; if she’s not at the gym she’s either volunteering in the community or is travelling the world.

She completed her CrossFit OnRamp at Degree in January thanks to another member at Degree who encouraged her to join. Nicole instantly fell in love with the gym, people and everything about CrossFit and decided she didn’t just want to be a member but a part of the team.

Nicole is highly motivated to achieve her fitness goals and this is just another piece of her journey.


You can contact Nicole at


“if you don’t fail you can’t succeed”

“Don’t think about what can happen in a month.  Don’t think about what can happen in a year.  Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be”

James Wilbee

CrossFit Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • NFPA 1001 level 1 & 2
  • NFPA 472 Hazmat awareness and operations
  • NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level 1 & 2
  • Ontario Fire College - Company Officer level 2
  • Dalhousie University - Fire Service Leadership Certificate

I was born and raised in Seaforth. I have always enjoyed being active and participating in many sports. I have been a member of the Huron East Fire Department (Seaforth station) since may 1996 and I was promoted to captain in apr 2009. I joined Degree in Dec 2015 and immediately knew that this was for me. I completed my CF-L1 in Dec 2017 and am very excited to incorporate my teaching skills from the fire dept with my new CrossFit skills

Emily Hendriks

CrossFit Coach/Client Success Manager

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1

Emily originally hails from Stratford, Ontario. She and her husband, Tyler, own a dairy farm West of Seaforth and are expecting their first child in August 2018!

Emily has been CrossFitting since August 2016 and hasn’t looked back since! Growing up, Emily played baseball and rugby but was in search of a new fitness program that would fit in with her busy lifestyle. Since joining the Degree family, Emily has brought a positive attitude into every workout and has seen significant progress in her own physical fitness. Emily completed her CF-L1 in March 2018 and loves the opportunity to be a part of other athletes’ CrossFit journey!

Mairead Rodgers

Registered Dietitian/CrossFit Coach

  • Certifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Human Nutrition
  • Professional Home Economist
  • CrossFit Level 1

Mairead is from Deep River, Ontario, which is halfway between Ottawa and North Bay. Throughout elementary and high school, she participated in figure skating, and competed on a synchronized skating team around Ontario, as well as playing a variety of other sports throughout high school. She has a BASc in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph, and has worked as a Professional Home Economist. In August 2018 she completed her dietetic internship at London Health Sciences Centre and is now a Registered Dietitian. Mairead started CrossFitting after moving to the area in the summer of 2015 and it quickly became her new favourite sport. She joined Degree in April 2016 and instantly loved the welcoming atmosphere and the hard work everyone puts in every day. She loves connecting with nutrition clients and helping them reach their goals, as well as providing evidence-based nutrition information to all members and the rest of our community to help them live healthy and happy lives! As a distance runner herself, Mairead also coaches our running club. Ask Mairead about all things food-related and how she can help you reach your goals!



Head on over to our Nutrition Services Page and get yourself on the path to meet your goals faster!

Sam Klaver

CrossFit Coach

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1

Samantha or as most people call her, Sam grew up on a farm outside of Seaforth, Ontario. Sam attended
the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus where she completed her Agriculture Diploma before
attending Olds College, in Olds, Alberta where she completed her Bachelor of Applied Science
Agribusiness Degree. Sam currently works for the Hensall Co-op, as a Field Marketer/Location Manager
at the Seaforth Location.
Sam has always been an active individual playing numerous sports through out the year. During the
winter, she plays broomball with the Blyth StrayCats and is a member of the Seaforth Curling Club,
where she plays mainly Lead or Second in the Mixed League. In the spring and summer months, Sam
plays Slo-Pitch with the Winthrop RoadRunners and Ball Hockey in the Clinton and Exeter Women’s
Leagues. Sam’s performance in these sports and life in general, have all improved since Sam was
introduced to CrossFit in December 2015. Sam’s curiosity and drive to learn more about CrossFit, led
her to participating in the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer program. As a Trainer, Sam looks forward to helping
others get the most of life!

Matt Chaput

Youth Athlete Trainer

  • Certifications
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPTN-CPT)
  • Precision Nutrition- Level 1
  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics
  • Bachelor of Education

Matt is from Seaforth and from a young age has always had a keen interest in all things health and fitness. Matt started his crossfit journey in February but has been involved in strength and sport specific training for a number of years as both a personal trainer and athlete. Matt played varsity hockey at TWU in British Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Bachelor of education. He also works as an Elementary teacher.  “ I love guiding and coaching people in leading healthier active lives, regardless of their age or fitness level. From those that have never stepped into a gym, to athletes wanting to improve their game.”

Mary Jane Greidanus

CrossFit Coach/Personal Trainer

  • Certifications
  • CrossFit Level 1

I live by Brucefield and operate a pig/cash crop farm with my husband Leo.

My journey with crossfit started when I needed to get serious about my health. I began my on-ramp in Coach Kaleda’s garage and have been a part of this great group we call family ever since. Not only has my health improved I have met so many new people that support each other and have become our crossfit family!

An opportunity was given to see if coaching would be something I would be interested in doing so I decided to take a chance and see where it could go. It has been an awesome experience so far and I can’t wait to see where it will go. My goal is to help others reach their goals improving their own lives.

Looking forward to helping you.