Born in Prince Edward Island, Alex MacInnis grew up like most kids in Canada being surrounded by a passion for hockey and baseball. But even at the young age of 6, MacInnis was always drawn to watching the strong men of gymnastics seemingly fly through the air on his TV screen and decided that’s where he wanted to hang his heart. After years of training upward of 15-20 hours every week, MacInnis became a leading athlete for gymnastics on PEI, competing at his first Canada Winter Games in 2003 and moving forward to represent his province at 7 Canadian National Championships.
Viewed as “one of the strongest, fittest and most flexible” gymnasts in PEI history, MacInnis used these skills to earn a spot as the first PEI gymnast to ever compete in event finals on pommel horse at National Championships.
In 2011, MacInnis retired from competitive gymnastics and started coaching recreational gymnasts ranging in ages from 4-60 as well as competitive National level gymnasts. His passion for working with others and helping them improve their skills made for a natural transition as he pursued a career as a youth counselor. Studying at Holland College, he moved to Ottawa to expand his knowledge and began working with high risk and troubled youth.
Now, as the founder of “Alex Kazam Gymnastics” MacInnis has combined his gymnastics skills and coaching experience to form a unique blend of gymnastics and CrossFit. Having trained and coached with some of Canada’s top Crossfit athletes at Crossfit NCR, he continues to grow as a coach and learning from other perspectives and coaching styles from around the world.
Qualifications and Accreditations
7 Time Canadian National Gymnastics Competitor
- NCCP Level 2 Gymnastics Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1
Agatsu Upper Body Mobility
Agatsu Masters of Movement LA
Inversions Course Modern Body Yoga
Kathryn Bruno Young 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training
- 2015 CrossFit Games Athlete Gymnastics Coach for Joyanne Cooper