Glenn Sorokan – Coach, Co-Owner
Education/Certifications: CF L1 & L2, CF Sport Specific Application Cert, B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (UofA ’98)
I have been doing CrossFit officially for over 6 years. Unofficially, for over 9 years with a mix of workouts I stole from Crossfit.com. My wife, Shannon, introduced me and now I am hooked. Call me a CrossFit snob. CrossFit is a huge part of my life.
My athletic background is all-rounded. Mainly playing baseball, hockey and tennis growing up. I love mountain biking. I like to live a healthy, pain free life. I am an L2 trainer and am constantly on the hunt for more knowledge and to help out the athletes in the gym. Knowledge about CrossFit, Olympic lifting, running, gymnastics, nutrition and recovery. You have a question – ask – if I do not know, I will do my best to find out the answer. The key is consistency and you will see results.
I became a coach because I believe in CrossFit; I believe in the people; I believe in the strong community it creates. And because I have knowledge and skills that can help.
My CrossFit goals are to maintain my strength and fitness as I age. I want to keep ahead of our young members as long as I can!
I am passionate about CrossFit and I want to help anyone in my realm of influence to become passionate too. Let’s embark on this journey together.
I hope to meet you soon.
Favourite movement? Anything on the rings. Heavy weightlifting.
Least Favourite movement? Box jumps. Burpees!
Karlee McRae – Coach
Education/Certifications: Crossfit Level 1, Crossfit Level 2, Agatsu mobility, Agatsu kettlebell, Bachelor of Arts in music, Bachelor of Education.
Employment: Elementary teacher (grade 3 and music)
How long have you been crossfitting?: 8 years
What brought you to CrossFit?: I was looking for something to do in University to stay active. My mom enrolled me in a bootcamp that evolved into CrossFit. She actually had to convince me to start… I thought it was too intense.
Athletic Background: Figure skating/synchronized skating
Favourite movement: double unders and snatches
Least favourite movement: thrusters and wall balls
Why I love coaching: I love helping people reach their goals and seeing “aha” moments.
Other ways I stay active: hiking, wake surfing, riding my bike, occasional slo pitch games.
Favourite “treat” meal: pasta and chocolate
Other: There was a point in time my Mom out lifted me in all movements.
Katy Pedden – Coach
Education/Certifications: BPE, DC, Certified Graston Provider, CF L1 Trainer
Employment: Baseline Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
How long have you been CrossFitting? 5 years
What brought you to CrossFit? A friend joined CFSP. I was looking to get into a class that would challenge me and not get boring. At the time I was enjoying kettlebell classes and was told that I would like Olympic lifting.
Athletic Background: Competitive swimming, Rugby
Favorite movement? Strict Press
Least Favorite movement? Front Rack Lunges
Why I love coaching…. I love watching our athletes work toward a goal and achieve it! I look forward to seeing people improve their ability to live their daily life easier and become healthier at any age. I enjoy watching the mechanics of the movements and how to help members improve their technique.
Other ways I stay active…I enjoy riding my bike with my family, swimming, and walking with my dog.
Favorite “treat” meal… Tacos!
Anything else?? I really really love the community of CrossFit. It has definitely changed my life for the better!
Danielle Barkhouse – Coach
Education/Certifications: BSc Kinesiology, CF-L2
Employment: Bartender at Local South Common (future EMT/Paramedic)
How long have you been Crossfitting? 6 Years
What brought you to CrossFit? The community and how real the people are. I also love seeing how far I can push myself with the sport.
Athletic Background: Figure Skating
Favourite movement: anything handstands and burpees
Least favourite movement: deadlifts and rowing which ‘coincidentally’ are always paired up 🤨
Why I love coaching….I love coaching because giving someone the ability to move better, fix their aches & pains and give them the energy to keep up with their families is extremely rewarding.
Other ways I stay active…trying not to drown when Pearce makes me go swimming and on average 6 hot yoga classes a year.
Favourite treat meal: Cheeseburger with an obscene amount of pickles with sweet potato fries and a double Moscow Mule with a bendy straw.
Education/Certifications: CF-L1, CF-L2, AFLCA Aquafit
How long have you been CrossFitting? 5 years
What brought you to CrossFit? My Mum!
Athletic Background: Rugby, Swimming, Baseball
Favourite movement? Heavy Lifting
Least Favourite movement? Running
Why I love coaching…. I love seeing someone achieve something that they never thought they were capable of. That moment of “Aha” when a movement finally clicks!
Other ways I stay active… Hiking, camping, Anything to do with the outdoors
Favourite “treat” meal… CARBS and anything sweet!
Education/Certifications: Rehabilitation Practitioner Diploma 2007 Grant CF-L1, Brand-X Method – Kids Fitness
Employment: Rehabilitation Practitioner, inpatient rehabilitation Medicine, Grey nuns hospital areas of expertise: Stroke/Neuro/Geritaric/vascular Surgery
How long have you been CrossFitting? Been Crossfitting for 6 years? Maybe? a blur it is.
What brought you to CrossFit? Started because of a Groupon. Wanted to try something new and to get away from my Jillian Michaels workouts in my parents basement. Loved it. Ed Martin was actually my first coach, FLASHBACK!
Athletic Background: Gymnastics as a youngster, Competitive Swimming throughout High school, fitness/sports performance but was never actually ‘sporty’ at any age. Dabbled in bodybuilding in 2012.
Why I love coaching…..To influence younger generations, to keep active and be strong! Also to encourage physical literacy and continue my own learning!
Most Favourite Movement: I love the challenge of an OHS, I also actually adore LUNGES!
Least Favourite Movement: Hate Cleans…….. #worst #truthbomb
Other activities: Walking/hiking/dog walking, bike riding, toddler chasing, the occasional strollersize/bootcamp, rollerblading!
Treat: Ice Cream, always Ice Cream
Pic coming soon…
Education/Certifications: A diploma from NAIT in Petroleum Engineering Technology
Employment: Field Operations Technician for TransMountain Corporation
How long have you been crossfitting?: 2 years
What brought you to CrossFit?: Watching how much of a challenge it was for people, along with being very bored with and not seeing results in a regular workout routine. I also happened to stumbled across all of the CrossFit documentaries at which point I was hooked.
Athletic Background: Played hockey, Golf, Been consistently working out for 10 years, along with being on countless recreational sports teams
Favourite movement: Bar muscle-up
Least favourite movement: Heavy sandbag cleans over the shoulder
Why I love coaching: Watching the look someone gets on their face after over coming a fear, achieving a movement they’ve been relentlessly working on, or hitting a new PR. It’s addicting to be along side and assist people with these achievements no matter how small or large the achievement may be.
Other ways I stay active: Playing Recreational Hockey, Snowmobiling, Running, Hiking
Favourite “treat” meal: Hands down, Sushi
Clayton Perron – Coach
Jud Beasley – Coach
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