Since 2008 no CrossFit coach in the lower mainland has taught and programmed more CrossFit classes than Chris has. Experience is at the top of his resume, not just in teaching the movements but safely programming for an entire gym’s worth of athletes.
Chris has coaches some of Western Canada’s top CrossFit athletes and is one of only two people from the North Shore to compete as individual in the CrossFit Games.
While coaching top athletes in the sport of fitness is part of his business, Chris prides himself on his ability to bring the simple fundamental movements to the new CrossFit athlete who’s only goal is to lose weight, get fit and have fun. Since 2008 Chris has taken thousands of athletes just like you through their CrossFit journey from learning how to squat to getting their first pull-up.
Chris has been CrossFit Level 1 certified since 2007.
How long have you been doing CrossFit? 10 years
How did you get started with CrossFit? Wife dragged me to class.
Your favourite CrossFit movement? Most gymnastics movements.
Hardest movement you’ve learned and how did you overcome it? Thrusters and I haven’t overcome it yet!!!
What are three things to do in everyday life that you believe contributes most to your overall health? I have my nutrition in line. Workout of course, and recently have been monitoring my sleep.
Favourite (cheat) meal Chinese Food
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Maui
How did you get started with CrossFit? My marathon running coach brought us for Cross-training back in 2008.
Your favourite CrossFit movement? Thrusters or Back Squats.
Fitness goal for this year? Top 200 in Masters Qualifiers.
What are three things to do in everyday life that you believe contributes most to your overall health? I go to bed early. I make sure I eat well and cook most of my meals and move daily in some form or another.
Favourite (cheat) meal Pizza preferably at Creek Bread in Whistler followed by brownies + ice cream.
How do you get through Vancouver’s Winter? Not very well. But weekends in Whistler help.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Hawaii!
How did you get started with CrossFit?
I got started with Crossfit while working away from home in the small town of Olds, Alberta. I was looking for something new that was a little more social and exciting than going to the traditional gym, to break up the 12 hour work days, while I was away from my friends and family. I found IronAge Crossfit.
Your favourite CrossFit movement?
Favourite music to work out with?
Old School Hip-Hop
Fitness goal for this year?
I would like to keep working towards a press handstand and one arm chin-up!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Any small beach town that’s sunny all year round and preferred mode of transportation is bicycle or scooter, with surf board in hand.
How long have you been doing CrossFit? 7 Years
Fun fact about you I’m a wiz with numbers
Favorite (cheat) meal Pizza & Fries & Chocolate cake
How did you get started with CrossFit? I heard of a boot camp class at Lions years ago. When I came in to do the boot camp I saw on the other side of the room everyone was lifting all those weights & women were in the class as well!? I was so intrigued, I joined the gym right away.
What are three things to do in everyday life that you believe contributes most to your overall health?
Healthy eating, Sleep and being happy
What’s special about Lions CrossFit? The Community!
Your favorite CrossFit movement? Power Cleans
Hardest movement you’ve learned and how did you overcome it? Pull ups. I just practiced & practiced. One of the reasons I love CrossFit is because there is always something to learn and get better at.
I’ve been doing CrossFit for 7 years and teaching for 6. I was a member first before becoming a trainer. My favourite movement is burpees and I love the snatch even though it’s a challenging movement I work on like crazy to get better.
I also own a catering company and am trained chef:) every time I lift I need to kick both sides of my bar lol
Coach David has really enjoyed watching and participating in the growth of our tight-knit community. “When you walk into the gym and are greeted with so many friendly faces, it draws you in every time.”
“Helping athletes evolve their confidence, achieve new milestones, master new skills, and ultimately have them doing things they never believed they were capable,— is what keeps me interested and involved.”
Having been an independently employed private athletic trainer and managing various ”Globo-gyms” in London, South Africa, and the Cayman Islands. He finally arrived back in North Vancouver (the place where he grew up) and continued to train people for the past 12 years.
I wasn’t until 2008 when he discovered CrossFit and instantly became addicted to the community, athleticism and mindset that defines the CrossFit way of life.
Favourite WOD (Workout of the Day): “Experimenting Angie” Performed Tabata Style
Least Favourite WOD: Brutus. It makes me feel like I have battery acid flowing through my veins.
Favourite Exercise: Turkish Get-up
Least Favourite Exercise: Barbell Thrusters
Favourite Cheat Meal: Pepperoni pizza with double cheese and a Beer (or two).
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