To meet her is to know her - what you see is what you get. Misty pulls no punches and provides all the skill, support and direction anyone would need to succeed in their goals in the gym. Misty is one of a handful of women in North America who holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is undeniably the most decorated Kettlebell Sport competitor in Canada.
Misty spent 18 years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Military Police Officer and a Combat Engineer. She was the first Non-Commissioned female in Canada to receive her status as a Combat Diver - an elite designation that requires some of the greatest skill and determination anyone in the Armed Forces can muster. Misty is still a casual Paramedic with the City of Edmonton - taking lives in the gym, saving lives on the street. ;)
Being married to a police officer, Misty has a soft spot for people in the process with the Edmonton Police Service or other police agencies. Misty has had a hand in training and physically preparing several police officers who are currently in the process with EPS and who are currently on the street here in Edmonton.
Misty has competed at local, provincial, national and international levels in sports such as rugby, broomball, wrestling, kickboxing and boxing, to name a few. Most recently, Misty has competed internationally in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kettlebell Sport. Don't let her tough-as-nails exterior fool you. Misty has one of the biggest hearts in the business. She'll give you everything she's got to make sure you are the best you can be. Your success is her success.
Hi Everyone! Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me.
I'm a huge believer that experience - either positive or negative - is our biggest teacher in life. For the most part, you can't really get everything out of theory - you gotta practice, practice, and practice some more. I also believe that everyone has an inner athlete. With my experience and my own inner athlete, I bring a perspective to Team Foundry than cannot necessarily be measured with fitness certifications or degrees.
I have been competing in Kettlebell Sport since 2011 and have worked through the ranks to attain my Master of Sport in Longcycle (2014), Candidate for Master of Sport in Biathlon (2014), and Candidate for Master of Sport in Snatch (2015 - pictured here) through the American Kettlebell Alliance (AKA). I do wear my ranks with pride, however, I know with them comes a great deal of responsibility to ensure that I never rest on my laurels and always keep learning. Failure to understand that there is always something more to learn allows arrogance to creep in and will surely see you fail in all aspects of life.
Nothing is black and white in my world. There are always different shades of what is right and wrong in Kettlebell Sport training. I work to encourage what is right for YOU, based on principles of safety, physics, and personal ability. I've analogized here that Kettlebell Sport is like a house - every one is different regardless of the materials used to build it. We all have to work hard to make sure our house is kept in good shape with regular maintenance, upgrades, and maybe a remodel or two.
Misty Shearer Founder Renee Martynuik Assistant Coach