Peak Power Athletics was started by Michelle Ford in 2012 with the aspiration of encouraging everyone to 'embrace their strong' and to find the power of their own strengths - inside and out.

As a teenager, Michelle played every sport under the sun and eventually moved from her hometown of Montreal to Whistler to train with the Canadian Snowboard Team and compete on the professional snowboard circuit. After graduating with a BFA and working as photographer for several years, she decided to go back to her athletic career and became a personal trainer and coach. Michelle currently holds a ACE (American Council of Exercise) personal training certification, USAW Olympic lifting certification as well is a pre/postnatal specialist. When Michelle is not working with clients, she is busy organizing events as a co-founder of Fraser Street Run Club, racing OCR races around North America,  spending time in the climbing gym, or running wild on the trails of Squamish BC with her husband and two dogs.



  • ACE (American Council of Exercise Personal Trainer Certification)
  • BCRPA Fitness Theory
  • PRE/POST Natal Certification
  • USAW (USA Weighlifting) Club Coach
  • BC Athletics Running Club Coach Certification (forthcoming)



2017            World's Toughest Mudder 24hrs 3rd female/10th overall

2017            Spartan World Championships Ultra Beast 2nd female

2017            Whistler Tough Mudder 8hr Toughest 2nd female

2017            Spartan Canadian Pro Team

2016            OCR World Championships - Short course 7th female

2016            Spartan Ultra Beast montreal 2nd female/7th overall

2015            Spartan World Championships Ultra Beast 1st Women

2014            Washington Warrior Dash 1st Women

2014            Squamish 50k 5th Women

2014            Spartan Race Vancouver 1st Women

2005            Burton US Open 10th female half pipe

2004            Quebec FIS World Cup Half Pipe 13th

2004            Canadian Jr Half Pipe Championships 2nd

2000            Ontario High School Field Hockey Provincials 3rd

1997             Ottawa Jr. High Jump Champion