Member Stories: Samreen Khan
Samreen began at FirePower ahead of her time. She was the lone teenager in a sea of thirty to forty-something year old athletes. She had no one to relate to. She had never participated in any physical challenge; CrossFit was her introduction. Despite being out of place and over challenged Samreen had a determination and kindness that was unparalleled.
Fitness Is Who I Am: Seanna's Story
Today we are honoured to bring you the final instalment in our 2019 campaign we called Fitness Is Who I Am. We’ve spent the last 8 months bringing you stories of amazing members who have made fitness part of their lives; beyond classes, beyond squats, thrusters and burpees; beyond the cosmetic or weightloss outer self; and beyond themselves.
"FirePower has been by my side through the worst time of my life and for that I am forever grateful. Any time I speak or think of FirePower I smile."
Fitness Is Who I Am: Maria's Story
Maria joined FirePower 8 years ago when she was 16 years old, way before we had a varsity program. With the soul of a lamb but the heart of a lion, she soon became everyone’s favourite “Little Maria”. Here's her story of how fitness has influenced her life.
Member Stories: Jon Ruhnke
After learning that his driver’s license had been suspended for medical reasons and that all of his retirement plans were now on hold, Jon (62 years old) joined FirePower in February 2019. He decided to take advantage of the fact that he was “stranded in Milton”, got his mountain bike tuned up and peddled over to FirePower. His new project was himself!
Fitness Is Who I Am: Jones Family
Our campaign of Fitness Is Who I Am aims to showcase our members who are using their fitness outside the gym to shape their lives. Beyond CrossFit and the rugby field, the Jones family shows us it doesn’t stop there!
Fitness Is Who I Am: Brian's Story
For most, fitness is simply a way to stay healthy, to maintain a reasonable body weight, ward off disease, or simply look good for their partner. For Coach BrianKay (“BK”), fitness has an entirely different meaning: to save his life and those around him.
Fitness Is Who I Am: Murray's Story
We are wonderfully excited to present the next in our series Fitness Is Who I Am. We are beyond proud of his accomplishments inside the gym, but more inspired by his pursuit of humanity outside the gym and across the globe.
Fitness Is Who I Am - Andrea K's Story
Fitness isn’t something you do; it’s who you are. It’s the lens of of how you see yourself in the world. For some it’s your lifeline to keep your sanity while for others it’s a health necessity to keep you alive. Here's Andrea's story of how fitness influences her life decisions.
Reconnecting Families Through Sport
FirePower's vision is to 'Reconnect Families Through Sport', and this is one of my fav examples.
Member Stories: David Mollison
David has been FirePower member for close to 3 years now. Despite a long list of physical injuries and limitations, he's proof that with determination, precision coaching and time served, he can rebuild himself to a new level of athlete!
Member Stories: Katie Gill
Katie & her husband Stuart are members at FirePower. This past week she earned her "100 Shirt" and wrote this post on her FaceBook. With her permission, we couldn't be more proud to share it!
Member Stories: Russ Lusignan
I was a mid-30s Dad looking to step out of my comfort zone and try some new stuff. Years later I have a list of personal accomplishments that I would have never thought possible and more importantly I’ve found a second home/family.
Member Stories: Patrick Gordon
In 10 short months, this FirePower Varsity athlete transformed his physical self, gained confidence and is inspired his family along the way!
Good bye for now my wonderful friends...
Sometimes life takes you places you never anticipated. A little piece of FirePower will be traveling half way across the globe for a while. Rodd Olmstead, dubbed the "Mayor of 6am", will be heading to Japan for a year. Here's his message to the community.
Families Who Play Together....
3719. That’s how many days of FirePower since Day 1. That’s almost four thousand days of cool gym happenings, recollections, and memories. But sometimes, random moments stick in my brain like it was yesterday. There is one moment that has stuck with me for years...
Member Stories: Tammy Valliere
Tammy and her husband Jay came to FirePower in 2008 seeking weightloss but found so much more. Close to a decade later, “Mighty Mouse” is seeing strength and benchmark workout improvements, and still finding joy in the same community.
Member Stories: Graham Workman
So, here’s my story. I’m skinny. I’ve always been skinny. My dad told me to wait until I turned 30, it would all start to change. Well, still skinny. So, he said, wait until you’re 40. Guess what? Still skinny. As a result, I never thought much about my fitness. I didn’t worry about what I ate, or if I was being active. I just figured that since
Member Stories – Kristine Kazias
From the depths of despair with PTSD, Kristine’s journey of hiding from people in public, to becoming a mentor to new athletes and participating in the 2016 CrossFitGames Open, will inspire anyone to take charge of their own life and use CrossFit asa lifeline to mental, physical and social change.
Member Stories – Christine T
Trying to lose weight on your own? How do you sift through all the clutter of fad diets, friends’ advice, what used to work, aging and more? You get a NUTRITION COACH! Just like a personal trainer, but specifically for nutrition. As we close out our first 4-week challenge of 2016, Christine sent me her eye-opening experience.
Member Stories – Rachel D
Earlier this morning, Rachel voluntarily posted this on our FirePower She-Beast Facebook group. With her permission, I’m sharing it for everyone to see. Her courage, determination, and success needs to be celebrated by all!
Believing in Yourself
is more than half the battle…its like 90%! FirePower member Sarah McNichol has come through an exciting year of change. I asked her to open up and share her experience with the world. Please enjoy Sarah’s Journey…
The Crossfit Games…A First Timer’s Perspective
Special thanks to Colin Achim for finding the courage to write about his experience with the 2014 games. May more of you are in the same boat. Post your experiences below to share with our community!
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