In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and many club spaces closing or on restricted access, the OFA recognizes that many of our members miss their weekly training sessions, and are looking for ways to stay engaged with fellow club and OFA members. The OFA is excited to provide weekly online sessions in collaboration with several of our community members through Zoom. Short bios for each coach can be found below the Registration and Participation section.
Monday 5:00pm-5:30pm: Youth Strength and Conditioning with Kelleigh Ryan
Tuesday 6:oopm – 6:45pm: High Impact Strength and Conditioning with Kelleigh Ryan
Wednesday 6:00pm – 6:30pm: Low Impact Strength and Conditioning with Kelleigh Ryan
Thursday 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Footwork with Yoann Lebrun
Friday 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Yoga and Fitness with Eleanor Harvey
Registration and Participation
Registration for all sessions can be found here. Zoom links for the sessions will be sent in a confirmation email after registration is complete.
Please note that participants must have a 2020-2021 CFF license (OFA membership or equivalent provincial membership) in order to access the sessions.
OFA Memberships can be purchased here. If you are unsure of which type of membership to purchase, please refer to the OFA Membership Information Page, contact your club/coach, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help monitor each session please note the following:
1. Ensure that your display name is the name of the athlete attending the session. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all attendees, and require that all identify themselves as such.
2. Attendance is limited to 100 individuals per session, so arrive early to ensure you have a spot! The waiting room will be open 15 minutes prior to each session.
3. These sessions are being recorded. Recordings will only include the instructor spotlight video feed and any audio within the sessions.
Strength and Conditioning: Kelleigh Ryan
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Kelleigh began fencing at age 10 and has fenced for over 20 years. She has been on the Canadian Fencing Team since 2008 and recently qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Alongside her fencing career, Kelleigh has been coaching fencing part-time for 15 years. Kelleigh and her husband Alex spent a major part of their careers in the New York area from 2013-2020 where they worked and trained at elite fencing clubs, learning from experienced coaches and training with nationally- and internationally-competitive fencers. Kelleigh now lives in Calgary, training with fellow teammates in preparation for Tokyo 2020(ne).
Footwork: Yoann Lebrun
Yoann Lebrun is no stranger to the fencing world – it has been, and continues to be, his life passion. Lebrun has worked diligently first in his home country of France, and more recently at Ontario clubs, to make a difference in the lives of fencers striving to achieve results at every level – beginner, high performance, or veterans. Lebrun believes that each fencer deserves a voice, and works tirelessly with each of his athletes to find their own.
During Lebrun’s coaching career, his athletes have won 8 medals at World Championships, more than 10 medals at zonal championships, and numerous medals in different age categories at National Championships.
Lebrun, middle, with Women’s Foil Silver and Bronze medalist Jessia Guo and Eleanor Harvey, respectively, at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru
2004-2008 head coach le masque de fer de Lyon
2008-2015 Foil head coach Olympic center Tauberbischofsheim
2016- Team Canada coach women foil
Yoga and Fitness: Eleanor Harvey
From the age of 5, Eleanor knew she wanted to be an Olympian. She started fencing at 10 years old and realized she’d found her sport!
Growing up in Hamilton, ON, Eleanor quickly and consistently topped podiums around the province, country, region, and the world, winning back to back world championship medals in 2013 and 2014, and topping the FIE Junior Women’s Foil rankings. Eleanor continued to fence in the NCAA circuit while attending The Ohio State University, earning a gold and bronze medal at the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Championships, respectively, while completing a degree in Psychology and Gender Studies and graduating Magna Cum Laude.
In 2016, Eleanor qualified for the Rio Olympics and achieved the highest-ever Olympic result in Canadian fencing history, finishing 7th. Eleanor continued to make history at the 2018 Shanghai Women’s Foil Grand Prix, becoming the first women’s foil athlete to medal at a Grand Prix event with a bronze medal.
Eleanor is now back in Canada having qualified for the 2020(ne) Tokyo Olympics with the rest of the Canadian Women’s Foil National Team. Eleanor and the team are now training full time together to prepare for the Olympics.
For over 8 years, Eleanor has loved practicing yoga for cross-training. Eleanor is excited to bring together her experience in fencing with her passion for yoga, and is looking forward to creating fun, unique classes to improve athletes’ flexibility, strength, and mental focus.
2016 Rio Olympic Championships: 7th
2018 Shanghai Grand Prix: Bronze
2015 PanAm Games: Team Gold
2014/2015 Junior World Championships: Silver
-Multiple Top 8 and 16 results at World Cups and Grand Prix Championships
-Ranked 6th in the FIE Senior Women’s Foil rankings
-Achieved #1 in the FIE Junior Women’s Foil rankings
2017 NCAA Championships: Bronze
2016 NCAA Championships: Gold
-Cadet/Junior/Div1 NAC Gold Medalist
For more information on Eleanor, please check her out on:
Team Canada: https://olympic.ca/team-canada/eleanor-harvey/
Lennygarb: In 2020, Eleanor launched her own clothing brand called Lennygarb, featuring her original designs on Canadian-made and revamped clothing. Visit the website or Instagram page.
Happy working out!