CrossFit Calgary

About CrossFit Calgary

CrossFit Calgary is more than a fitness facility. It is a group of dedicated trainers committed to the practise, sharing and belief in the foundations of CrossFit and a community of devoted individuals connected by the pursuit of physical excellence. The expertise of the trainers and the unique commraderie among participants provides one with an unparalleled fitness and personal development experience.

What is CrossFit? CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program that is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational physical response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but rather it focuses on competency in each of the ten recognized fitness domains; cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Our athletes are trained to successfully perform multiple, diverse and randomized physical challenges. We suggest visitors begin with our Workout of the Day (WOD). You can find this page by clicking here.

We offer CrossFit classes for everyone.  All classes are coached by a CrossFit certified instructor so you get the benefits of personal training in a motivational community environment.  Our CrossFit Calgary Kids Program encompasses Pre-schoolers, Kids and Teens.

CrossFit Calgary was recently named a Center of Excellence by CrossFit!

Read more about CrossFit… click here.


Our Coaching Team

Brett “AFT” Marshall, BPE, CSCS
CFC Owner and Head Coach
2007 CrossFit Games Runner-up
2009 CrossFit Games CFC Affiliate Team (4th @ Games)
2010 CrossFit Games CFC Affiliate Team Coach (1st at Canada Nationals)

#1 Powerful food choice:  Ostrich Jerky

Why I CrossFit:  “Nothing comes close to working as well.”

Favourite workout:  Gymnastic and weigh lifting couplets, preferably 5 minutes or less

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  “The people, the energy, the place.”

CF Certifications:  Level 1 and 2, Barbell, Olympic Lifting, Gymnastics and Running and Endurance

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  To improve running

What’s interesting about me?  I invented the “Butterfly Kip”.


Todd

Todd Dyer

#1 Powerful food choice: steak

Why I CrossFit: “It keeps me from being bored.”

Favourite workout: “Anything with thrusters.”

What I love about CrossFit Calgary: “How hard everyone works. There’s no room for whining.”

CF Certifications: Level 1, Barbell, Olympic Lifting x 2, Gymnastics, Running

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months: OHS x 15 @ BW and DL @ 350# or more

What’s interesting about me? “Everything!”


Chantal Theberge

Coach and CF Kids Director

#1 Powerful food choice:  “I love protein (with carbs and fat) at breakfast.”

Why I CrossFit:  “CrossFit makes me strong in so many ways.”

Favourite workout:  “Grace” and “Randy” (7:15 & 6:10)

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  “The 3 C’s – the Coaching, the Community and the Cleans (power).”

CF Certifications:  Level 1, Kids, Barbell, Running and Endurance, Gymnastics

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  “To use POSE to improve my running times in CF WODS by 15%.”

What’s interesting about me?  “I am so proud of our CFC Kids program and love that I can CF with Madeleine and Jack”


Michelle Savard
2009 CrossFit Games CFC Affiliate Team (4th @ Games)

2012 CrossFit Games Master’s Competitor (Women 45 – 49): 14th place finish

#1 Powerful food choice:  Morning protein shake

Why I CrossFit:  CrossFit exposes my challenges/fears and provides me with opportunities to push through them.  I transfer that amazing learning to other life areas.

Favourite workout:  Grace

CF Certifications:  Level 1, Barbell, Running and Endurance, Olympic Lifting & Rowing

What I love about CrossFit Calgary: CFC members rise up and give their best for every WOD and for each other. So inspiring!!!

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  to qualify for the 2012 CrossFit Games in the Masters division.

What’s interesting about me?  I am an intuitive person and I think that helps me with coaching.


Gord MacDonald

#1 Powerful food choice:  fresh food

Why I CrossFit:  “The variety of the workouts.  Nothing untested.”

Favourite workout:  “JT”

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  “The community atmosphere is inspiring.”

CF Certifications:  Level 1, CrossFit Kids, Basic Barbell, Running and Endurance

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  OHS BWT for 15 reps

What’s interesting about me?  “I love being motivated/inspired daily by participants of CFC.  I love to witness hard work and success.”


Laura MacDonald
2009 CrossFit Games CFC Affiliate Team (4th @ Games)

#1 Powerful food choice:  “Eating balanced meals (P, F, C) especially bison patties and avocado”.

Why I CrossFit:  “It is both physically and mentally challenging and there is always something to learn.”

Favourite workout:  “Cindy” or “The Chief”

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  “The great atmosphere, especially where everyone supports everyone;  it is a true community.”

CF Certifications:  Level 1, CrossFit Kids, Running and Endurance, Barbell

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  “To get more efficient at the Olympic lifts and be able to lift bodyweight + overhead consistently.”

What’s interesting about me?  “I am a fiercely competitive person and like to encourage others to be the same.”


Mike Sydoryk - 

Coach and Facility Manager

#1 Powerful food choice:  Bison  Jerky, Kefir, Liver

Why I CrossFit:  “I’m 100% sure it is how super heroes train.”

Favourite workout:  Heavy and Explosive

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  “Literally everything, Never felt such

an amazing atmosphere as the one at CFC..”

CF Certifications:  Level 1, Olympic Lifting, Endurance, Rowing

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  Make it to Regionals as anIndividual, Beat Jay…always

What’s interesting about me?  “I’m a young buck!”


Aly Jansen

2010 CrossFit Games CFC Affiliate Team 1st place Canada Nationals

#1 Powerful food choice:  Bacon

Why I CrossFit:  I love that I am constantly challenged to be better; both physically and mentally

Favourite workout:  Anything that involves heavy lifting or Overhead Squats

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  The Community. I consider myself lucky to be surrounded by so many supportive and inspiring individuals.

CF Certifications:  Level 1, Basic Barbell, Olympic Lifting

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  Break 300lbs for my deadlift

What’s interesting about me?  I believe deeply in the benefits of using physical fitness to aid in emotional healing


Erin Ewasiuk

#1 Powerful food choice:  Bison sausage…love protein!

Why I CrossFit:  “In addition to the amazing claibre of of varied workouts, it’s the only sport that I have ever felt empowered to be so strong and succeed in challenging myself in accomplishing goals that I thought were unrealisitic.”

Favourite Workout:  “Grace” or any type of chipper

What I love about CrossFit Calgary:  “The people….their commitment to themselves as well as their egoless spirit to help others succeed in their goals is amazing to watch and be a part of.”

CF Certifications:  Level 1, CF Kids

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months:  “To improve my snatch technique (over 100 lbs) and get a muscle up”.

What’s interesting about me:  “I always wanted to be a professional dancer.  I danced for 10 years and taught dance programs for 6 years”.


Colin Hill

#1 Powerful Food Choice: Avocados and Almond Butter

Why I CrossFit:  The daily physical and mental challenges invigorate and inspire  me

Favorite WOD: Rhiannon and chippers

What I love about CrossFit: The incredible sense of community at CFC and courage to succeed and fail demonstrated by the membership. Checking the ego at the door.

CF Certifications: Level 1, Running and Endurance, Rowing and Oly Lifting

#1 Training goal for next 12 months: Muscle ups and qualify for 2013 CrossFit  Games- Masters( 55+ group)

What’s interesting about me: I continue to find new challenges  through involvement in CrossFit  that energize and inspire me both physically and mentally.


Chelsea Miller

2010 Central Canada Sectionals 1st
Canadian Regionals 8th

2011  Western Canadian Open 3rd

Western Canadian Regionals 4th

2012  Western Canadian Open 3rd

Western Canadian Regionals 5th

#1 Powerful food choice: Food served with a side of espresso

Why I CrossFit: I love it.  The camaradarie developed through Crossfit still astounds me.  It has also gotten me into the best shape of my life

Favourite workout: Grace

What I love about CrossFit Calgary: The community of people here is amazing.  I always leave the gym happier than when I walked in

CF Certifications: CF Level 1, Bachelor in KNES from U of C

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months: To compete at the Crossfit Games.

What’s interesting about me?  I had two pet cows growing up….Seriously


Jason Burke

Program Manager and Coach

#1 Powerful food choice: Grass-fed liver, Raw milk, Kefir.

Why I CrossFit: To push myself to my limits, and look back at where I thought they were.

Favourite workout: Heavy lifting and skill couplets; almost anything that leaves me in a puddle

on the ground.

What I love about CrossFit Calgary: Every day I come to CFC I feel awesome by the time I leave.

The culture, the community, and the programming all have their part in that.

CF Certifications: CF Level 1, CrossFit Football, CrossFit Powerlifting, CrossFit Olympic Lifting

#1 Training goal for the next 12 months: To be better every day, to enjoy the journey, and to beat Mike.

You’ll see me at Regionals.

What’s interesting about me?: I spent 7yrs in 1PPCLI, and did two tours to Afghanistan.