Training Layout April 10-16

Let me start by saying.... these posts have less and less to do with training layout. So, a new name is needed......

Last night we had our “Closing the Open Party!”, and wow! First of all, what a good looking crew. But… Ladies, could you make me feel any shorter with all of them fancy shoes?! Seriously, this crew knows how to send it! For a while there our parties took some time to take flight. If at all. Now, it’s serious. Such an amazing time. Great People, great fun, truly a pleasure. If you missed this one, well, you missed out! 

The only thing we need to change next time around is having a DJ. But as long as all of you show up, it’s bound be a hit.


Speaking of all of you, that was the reason for the Party. The excuse to throw the party was because the Open ended. And over the course of those 5 weeks, you gave so much. So much of your blood sweat and tears went into performing. And not necessarily your workouts. Some of you as cheerleaders. Others as judges. And of course as athletes. And in those 5 weeks, more so than any other year, our community came together and bonded more than I ever imagined possible. It really was quite special. As a gym, nothing was any different. We’ve done the open every year. More or less the same format. Most of the same coaches. The only difference was you. And I mean that. Each and every one of you make us who we are. I had a lot of amazing compliments about the gym last night, but really I don’t feel all that responsible. You love it because of the people you train with. And really, through my eyes, that’s all of you!  So really what I am trying to say, is I want to thank each and everyone of you for making Opus Athletics the community and the culture, I could only dream our gym of becoming! 




The 2 things missing last night were…. a speech. So let’s just say that was it.(Sorry Craig.) And we failed to give away the swag we got from Reebok, and some Lululemon gear from Kendra. We will raffle the gear away. If you were registered for the open, you’ll have a chance at winning a prize.


So to recap. Party, awesome! You, more awesome! Next year, do the OPEN & don’t miss the Party. During the party, hire a DJ with a sound system, and have dedicated time for speeches. Before people start to leave, and before things get out of hand! 


Last bit, Friday we are closed for…. GOOD FRIDAY. We will have a session open up at noon for a “Special WOD”. If that class fills up, we’ll open up another time immediately after to accommodate larger number if necessary. 




Last but not least, What happens at Opus, stays at Opus…. (Kidding, tell everyone!) What I mean to say is if you left anything behind from the party, come grab it ASAP. The only party foul will be if you leave your stuff at the gym all week long! 


See you tomorrow! 

Training Layout Sept 26-Oct 2

Let’s start by congratulating all the ladies who nailed the Brandywine Boogey this past Saturday! Thanks for representing. If this group doesn’t stir up the next wave of CrossFitters, I have no idea what will.


In looking at the week ahead… looks good! We’ve got a nice benchmark to start, and a nice one to finish. While we continue to plug away with our strength training, keeping me updating the leaderboard on a weekly basis! I’m lying, I actually can’t keep up.


Some noteworthy conversation… 


When out and about on the town, I often get asked how things are going at the gym. Whether small talk or not, this time of year people always feel that we get super busy as people are getting fit for ski season. And, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Are we busier in the fall, sort of, but it’s not indicative of ski season. I would say the average person makes it to the gym more in the fall than summer, so classes are busier. But for the most part, not a huge spike because ski season is around the corner. Should we change that? Anyone out there want to get fit only for ski season? Or are you happy getting fitter everyday, for anything and everything?


As members here, you are ambassadors of what we do. And, a big thank you is in order. We see so many new faces walk through the door because of you. What those new members, or new prospects need to understand is….. How hard you’ve worked to be where you are today. So many of our members have been training wth us for a very long time. If you are looking at someone who has been training here and say to yourself….. “they look good!” Or "wow, they are fit!”  I want to come to train with Opus and be like them. Well, you need to know, yes, it can be you. But only if you stick to your guns. I find myself saying, you either have a wish or a goal. It’s a goal if you are willing to work towards. It’s a wish if you want it to happen, but don’t do much to make change in your life or in what you do.


Enjoy the week!

Training Layout Sept 12-18

Let’s start with the Terry Fox Run. It’s next Sunday the 18th, it’s for a great cause and a great community event. The Four Season’s hosts the event, and did a great job last year. There are 2 distances to choose from, a 4.2km and a 7.2km. In english, it’s for all abilities. It’s also taking place of the running club on Sunday.


Speaking of events, it’s sugar free september. And wow!!! Out of all of the nutritional challenges, this one by far is the hardest to comply. Yes, a whole 30 is meant to be sugar free, but, when you are eating 100% clean and you suspect there is some sugar as an ingredient in a food…. let’s say un-necessarily in a beet salad. You wouldn’t consider yourself having cheated. After all, what’s so bad about beet salad. (FYI, sugar in the beet salad at Olive’s, and it’s delicious.) But to do that this month is a fail! And so yes, I have failed a fair bit in my sugar free month of September. And in most cases, I’ve been blindsided by foods that are healthy, mostly whole, and just those few ingredients, some sugar has been added. I’d love to hear how everyone has been doing. Personally, out of 11 days, I’ve cheated once on purpose, 3 times eating with family, 4 days accidentally, leaving only a few days where I could meet the standards. 


For the record, you guys challenge the heck out of me. On Saturday, Clo commented that had never done as many benchmarks as we do here. She’s trained at other CrossFit gyms. All within the same context of me saying just how many updates need to be made on the leaderboard, it’s insane how many times and scores have to go up there. Allow some explanation. First, let me explain why the leaderboard needs to be updated so badly…. It’s because you are kicking some major a$$! As coaches, we program to improve your fitness. Which, we measure in a series of benchmarks and tests, and the sign that we keep improving on our scores is a sign we are trending in the right direction. We definitely see this more in the summer. And it’s because many of our tests we can only do in the summer. And, it’s also because since we only do them in summer months, that means you are improving on scores you did last summer. Long and short, we need to know that our programming is working. And it’s really important, that on all levels, from our fittest athletes, to those who are brand new, can measure and see our results. I don’t want you to take my word for it. I need you to know. So, if you see a lot of tests, we may feel that it’s time to see you kick some butt, or, we want to create a baseline for future reference. 


And this all ties in to our new Zen Planner scheduling software. You can now enter your results from our daily workouts. It serves more than 1 purpose. Here’s why you should, other than everything I mentioned above.

- It helps coaches have data on what you’ve been up to. I can look you up, see how you’re doing, and check very specific things if necessary. Like, what you did for your last 2k row, to help guide you through the next one. Or to help you execute a row of a similar distance, or intervals perhaps. 

-It allows you to keep track so that you can see your progress! This is huge. You work hard, you’ve earned the right to reward yourself for your progress. 

-It creates a daily leaderboard. Ok, I’m not competitive;) I only will push myself to the point of nearly exploding. (It’s true, just ask Marley, Austin and Candice, I literally thought my arms would explode this week, and or I might pass out.) I didn’t get to that point because I wanted to better than anyone other than myself. I wanted to look at my results and know that’s the time I earned and worked for. Putting down for the world to see gives me that little bit of motivation. Of course, the system allows you to keep your scores private, and that’s not a problem, but, you can still see what’s been done throughout the gym. And hopefully that can give you that extra spark. 


You can track workouts on the app and on a desktop. They won’t be visible until the day of, and it’s up to you to choose to look at them. I’ve always liked not posting the workouts anywhere. So, please don’t use that information against you. Meaning, you better not cancel because you know the workout. They A- can still change before you get her. They can B- be wrong, i’ve known to make mistakes. And C-can easily be modified. 


You might find up to 3 workouts entered/day. So please make sure if you look ahead, you choose the right one. CrossFit, Comp, Endurance, Olympic Weightlifting. 


As for the layout…. no more words left to describe what we’re doing…. But you can also find out!




Training Layout July 18-24

We have officially crossed the middle of July. And we’re all still waiting for summer. Well, not me. Cause it’s here. And if you go back to last year, the extremely nice weather brought along many hardships. The province being on fire is one thing that comes to mind. The other was the extreme heat, and the lack of motivation to train in it. Not this year. We’ve been blessed. Sure, it’s been muggy at times, but all in all it’s been a great balance. I don’t think one person has avoided the gym all month due to weather. You may have other excuses that are working in your favour, but weather sure isn’t one of them. 


Momentum has been building steadily on all sides of our programming, From the young adults that have been coming in at 4, training for their various power sports; Hockey and Football. Plus our endurance aficionados, who literally make a habit of plowing through 30-40 minutes of work as if it were no thing. You should see the looks on guests faces who come to an endurance WOD when they are done! And let’s not forget the CrossFit programming side of things. Where I feel like updating the leaderboard is a full time job.


Looking ahead, it’s all about keeping that momentum rolling. Sure, wednesday’s a benchmark WOD, but, that isn’t the only thing on the radar. We’re on maxing out 2 lifts this week. Important to your improvement, and the ability to do more work on more challenging skills, we have 2 AEOMOM. The goal on those pieces is to gain confidence and proficiency in more challenging exercises. We’ll see it for HSPU, Strict C2B Pullups, Pistols and snatches. It’s these EMOM’s that can really help you succeed at workouts. So use them wisely!


See you for the week of #gains


Training Layout July 11-17

I’m as excited to train as I’ve ever been….. and this week is another that’s got me raring to go! I’m going to start with the team of coaches. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a full crew at your service. If you have a look at the schedule this week, you’ll find what we hope is a consistent schedule where you can find not only Marley, Steph, and myself (Jordan) at your services. But Candice and Austin ready to go as well. So, if you are a planner, and like to know who will be coaching you. Peek at the schedule, so you know where to find us.


So, this week. IMO, from the CrossFit Programming, I can’t wait to hit….. all of the WODs. M-W-F are sweet! And I am not missing benching on Saturday. I am already scheduling my personal training schedule to not miss a day! I suggest you do the same.


As for Endurance. I love the fact that we can take a Benchmark workout, as the case Tuesday, and not stop there. We’ll still have time in the hour to do some interval work. And speaking of interval work, we’ll do it again on Thursday, this time outside, weather permitting. Plus a hard working 20 min amrap. It will push you to climb that rep ladder, and start all over again! 


And last but not least…. that every elusive 7am class on Saturday. I guess it’s just not meant to happen :( It’s a nice idea, but weekends are too unpredictable……It was pulled this week due to zero sign ups. And I’m guessing it’ll be the same next week too….


Enjoy the week!

Weekly Training July 4-10

As ritual serves, this post is to describe what lies ahead in the week of training. I often reflect back on what was, and hope to give insight and inspiration of what’s to be. Today, I am going to talk about 1 thing, and 1 thing only. And it’s the story of how we all need each other to become the best who we are.


This topic has hit me about 10x a day for the last month or so. But even before that, I see it at least once a day. It slapped me hard in the face every time I attended one of @munnymunny running clinics. And this time around it was during Friday’s Murph. Or saturday’s….. Sorry about that cheeky one. 

It hit me 2 ways. The first is listening to those before the workout starts. The trepidation, the nervousness, the pregame jitters. Then post WOD, the glow, the self confidence, the hunger, the drive, the emotion, the accomplishment. All of this happened because there was a team of people there for you. At your side. You needed them, and they needed you. You may have not realized it at the time, but every single one of you helped each other. I can’t tell you how many times I heard….”If it wasn’t for you chasing me, I probably would have walked the second mile”. And that was quickly prompted by….”If I didn’t see you ahead of me, I probably would have started to walk”. You are all so important to each other. More than you’ll ever realize. Most of you train at similar class times. And those people at those times always want to know where you are went you’re not around. They want to see you improve. When you improve, they know that have to do the same to keep up, or try and stay ahead. In either case you are all so important to each other. 


Which leads me to the other way I was reminded of how important we are all to each other. 11am on July 1st rolled in, and I was there gearing up to start the WOD. Everyone kicking around from the earlier class kept asking me. “Are you doing the Murph alone?” Yes, I said. Which quickly is followed by “How do you do that by yourself? I couldn’t do it alone.” Well, the truth is I am never training alone. I work out with every single one of you. Coaches and clients alike. I don’t always have the luxury of doing it side by side. But, every single person who did that workout on Friday morning was my training partner that day. I saw so much effort. So much drive. So much being accomplished, that in no way was I alone that afternoon. I know this because my second run was faster that my first. I had someone chasing me, and I was chasing someone else. (And no, those aren’t the voices in my head.) 


So, if you can take away one thing from the last week of training, and carry it over for this coming week and beyond. Is…. That you don’t train alone. You have a community of people that are here, helping each other to no end. You all are more important that you will ever know. Whether you are a part of the 6am crew, the 7am, the 8am….. (I could go on.) you make the results are what they are, and when you aren’t around, you are surely missed :( 


Great work for all those who did the “Murph”. I hope you’ve recovered well, and are ready to ramp things back up! Congrats, and see you all this week for a great week of training!

Training Layout June 6-12

Let’s start by talking about the Whistler Half Marathon. I was at the finish line to witness and to be a part of an unbelievable feeling. Trust me when I say everyone in the group of athletes that entered felt on top of the world. Nothing beats it! It’s way people do things that are hard, maybe a little outside their comfort zone. But trust me, I think that the most talked about topic at the finish line is what comes next! There’s always more, which we’ll take about shortly. 


Again, a huge congrats to those who ran on Saturday. Great Job by all! There were other photos, but not one photo captured everyone in the race. Another big thanks and shout out is to Coach Munny! He gave it his all in helping all of you. I know I don’t speak for myself that your help was invaluable. You’ve been a great addition to the team, and we don’t want the clinics to end! And they won’t……. He’s talked about Stand Up Paddle Board Clinics. Beginner Mountain Bike Clinics. Plus, there’s no need to stop running either. We’ll take some time this week to formulate scheduling and to keep the momentum rolling. 


As for running events that should be on your radar…. The red bull 400 Saturday july 30th, 2016. Copy and paste the link to see details:

The Salomon Valley to Peak Race, Sept 3rd 2016.

The Whistler Ultra 50, Oct 15, 2016

All 3 of the races have relay components, or can be done Solo. The great news is that they all leave a great amount of time to prepare. Both from a training perspective, and to organize teams. 

There are more out there, and not to mention there’s comfortably numb this weekend. It’s june 11th, meaning this saturday! Website here:


As for the week that lies ahead. It’s hard to find a true highlight. Friday is a great little test. Wednesday will be too. And the strength layered in is again continuing to build. From the endurance side. Phil is here this week. So, in true form, we’ll use him to help with Tuesday’s class. It’s a classic rowing test. For those that have been running hard, your improved cardio should help squeeze out some extra seconds and finish faster. Also, more importantly, it’s a great idea for those new to the gym to come to Tuesday’s endurance class. Phil is a game changer when it comes to rowing. Not only will he help you improve on your results and technique. But his passion will translate down, and help you fall in love with the devilish machine. 


On the Lifting side. We will be doing EMOM’s and complexes during the week. Snatching on Tuesday, with Clean and Jerking on Thursday. While on Saturday we will be doing a bit of both.



Training Layout May 9-15

This weeks marks day 1 of our nutrition and health challenge. If you are participating, please let us know. We are using facebook to share information. It is a closed group, so you'll need to ask for permission to get inside. Our main focus is to create better habits, better lifestyle choices that can last. The result, a sustainable, fitter you! 

The week ahead looks good! I've casted one of my personal favourite benchmark workouts. Our continued strength remains, as we've seen some great strides. The main bonus this week is.... Phil. He hosted our rowing clinic on Saturday, and will do his best to lend a helping hand during this weeks rowing. If you have any rowing questions, or would like a helping hand, reach out here cause phil would love to help. 

If you are curious as to what's floating around the thoughts of coach.... It's trying to capture your thoughts and goals. Are you training for something in particular? Whistler 10k? Whistler half? Comfortably Numb? Redbull 400? Sharing that info is crucial, sometimes there's some specific programming we can offer. Other times, it's just a community of support. Some of the crew did the redbull 400 last year. Said it was awesome. If anyone is interested, we should put some teams in. 

So, what's on your list this summer? And how can we help?


2015 Thank You. 2016, Let's do this!

The clock has struck midnight, and it's officially a new year. Time for all of us to reflect on the years past, and set goals for the year to come. 


We all know Whistler is not your average town. From the outside looking in, this is heaven on earth. But truth be told, it's not alway Unicorns and Rainbows. Take the holidays for example. Most of my friends are working over the Holidays, and probably their busiest time of the year, and don't necessarily have the opportunity to be with their entire family. But, what we do have is each other, our Whistler Families. And I can feel that Christmas Spirit, or, for the sake of being PC, Holiday Spirit. There's a genuine refreshing sentiment I not only see between the members of our community, but within those around town. And it takes us through the amazing time of the holidays, which is where we are today. A chance to start the next year off right. To be grateful to not only what's around us, but more importantly, who is around us. How to fulfill our lives, and hopefully, in turn, that means fulfill those around us, and the environment we live in.


Nowadays, to look back at your year in review, there's an app for that. Seriously, Facebook will do it for you. Thankfully I have safeguards in place that prevent me from spending too much time on social platforms, aka Amanda, so I will have to do this one by feel. 


How can this not be the first thing that comes to mind. We've changed our name. For me personally, although it was something I wanted to do for over 2 years, I am still very emotional for having done it. And not just because the name represents my late father's business, because that will always be front and centre. But it means I had to finally give up the battle of defending the perception of CrossFit. Even though after 10 years of building a positive community and reputation of training in this area. Empowering all walks of people to live happier and healthier lives. Having been a stepping stone for at least 5 others to start a CrossFit gym of their own. (Of course CrossFit Whistler wasn't 100% for all of these changes in people. But you can be sure we played a role.) Yet there's so many people with a strong opinion of CrossFit without knowing much about the program both locally and globally is beyond me. I guess that's just the world we live in today. The rate at which information and misinformation can be passed on nowadays is incredible. So our name change is here to ensure whatever public opinion is of you, the individual who trains our programming, or, the gym itself, is 100% warranted. 

Welcome to the new Era of Opus Athletics, where we do more than just CrossFit. (Which has always been true....)


As a gym owner, how do I look at success? Is it by how many members we have? How many clients train per day? By how many Airdyne's we have? Is it how fast someone can do Fran? Or how much they can DeadLift? All of those things are byproducts of what I consider success. 

I feel successful, the gym IS successful when people succeed in life.

  • When a young teenager trains with us, learns how to properly use his body. Meaning, can properly do all forms of functional movements. Learns the value of hard work and training. Takes his new and improved fitness to the playing field, and becomes a better athlete, a better teammate, a better leader, and a better role model.  That is success. That young teenager didn't train with us 12 months of the year. So it's not about membership or attendance, or any business data point, it's about the person.
  • We've seen people run 1/2 marathons with confidence. Run from the valley to peak with no specific training. Winning bike races. Travelling the world on bikes telling storey's- (That's no typo!) That's success!
  • Let's not forget you, who had some pretty chronic pain. So much so that the outdoor sports that were so much a part of who you are, could no longer be enjoyed But are now back in the mix and stronger than ever. That is success. 
  • And how about the confidence you bring to your world outside the gym. That feeling you get by overcoming physical obstacle every day, translates itself in to the workplace and your personal life. Where you are no longer shy or intimidated to take chances and chase your dreams. That is success. 
  • And what about the countless confident young Mom's out there. Taking on the most breathtaking life experiences one can ever encounter in; Pregnancy, Child Birth, and Motherhood. All of which are flourishing beyond belief. Having the guidance from all of you, the community, and the confidence you instil, our next generation is sure to be ready to guide us in to a bright future. That is success.

YES, that is success. And it is all around our community. It's not just measured by how you look in them jeans. Or, whether you are better at the sports you love. It's a product of being a better you. And at the end of another year, I can't help but think of all those successes! I am proud to be a small part in that. And is why I will always have the most rewarding job on the planet!

2016-Time to look ahead

Before I started training CrossFit, I was big in to New Year's resolutions. Somehow, since then, not so much. Part of which is due to the fact that CrossFit keeps me motivated. But, more importantly allows me to continually smash my fitness goals, my life goals. What I tend to more of during this time of year is to be thankful for my family, my health, and to keep that a priority going forward. But.... it doesn't mean that there aren't goals to look forward to in 2016.

some 2016 goals 

January opus vita challenge

Starting Monday January 4th, you are all invited to kick off the New Year right! Introducing our new Nutrition and Fitness Challenge called the Opus Vita. We will set up a point system on how to track staying on top of your fitness, as well diet too. For the remainder of month we hope to challenge you to be a better you. Both diet and lifestyle to start off 2016 in the right direction, and never look back!

2016 crossfit open

It happens every year. And it is CrossFit at it's purist. Random, measurable, and challenging tests. Get yourself geared up, starting February 25th, once a week for 5 weeks CrossFit will put out a workout. And, for those participating, which I hope is every single one of you, will do that workout and submit a score. Yes, there will be a few of you who are actually competing in the Open for something- a chance to qualify for Regional competition, and eventually the games. But most, I'd guestimate over 99% of those registered in the world are doing it for fun. For a chance to challenge themselves. For no other reason than for the challenge itself. In fact, I've had a few email enquiries already for guests hoping to participate at our gym who are visiting Whistler during the Open schedule. For all of you, I hope that you are going to add this to your goals of 2016.

running races, triathlons, bike races

There's too many to list. But I do know that many of you fancy yourself a marathon. Or a half marathon, or a 5k, or a mini tri, or the Gran Fondo, or...... There's too many out there to list. I am hoping that come summer, you guys have something fun and outdoors as part of your list of events to do. One of my personal goals was to get as many of you as possible signed up and registered for either the Whistler half marathon or 10km or 5km. Of course it doesn't have to be you doing it with me. But it could be, and it should be. It's a local event, put on by a great local herself, Christine Suter, who is always a pleasure to support. It doesn't have to be the Whistler run, it could be anything your heart desires. Giving yourself an endurance goal over the summer is a great way to make your training accountable going forward. 

Crossfit competitions

Summer and Fall seems to be the season for a CrossFit throwdown. There are a few events that our crew have always had a great time with, and that could/should be something you keep on your radar. Uncle Rob's CrossFit Burnaby confederation cup. Jesse and Heather's CrossFit Squamish Fall Challenge. Plus many more that are a short drive away. 

start with a goal

Your goals don't have to align with mine, but, you should have some. Accountability is key to successful training. Having tangible goals, something to train for is what can make the difference between having a hard time waking up only to skip that 6am class, or staying consistent with your training and making it happen. I hope our Opus Vita Challenge can start the new year off right! I know it will for me. And I don't have any intention on looking back.

Finish Strong

All of what you do here, at the gym, is all about helping you be successful in all walks of life. Not just fitness. There are certain constants in life that can never been ignored. And I am not talking about death and taxes. I am talking about hard work and success. And you can consider or measure success any way you'd like. No matter how you come up with your formula of success, it doesn't come without hard work. It doesn't come without effort. It surely doesn't happen by accident. This rollercoaster ride we are on, can take you wherever you want to go. Make sure you are strapped in, and ready for ups and downs that lie ahead. Those that are geared up and ready to finish strong, have nothing but good fortune ahead. And I hope nothing more than for your successes going forward. 






We want you to start your 2016 with bang. We are making your decision to start training with us that much easier. Here's your incentive!

50% off a month of training when signing up for a multi month membership. Valid through Jan 2016

You can receive your discount 1 of 2 ways. Here's the fine print.

  1. If you are new to what we do, then we need to bring you up to speed. We call the first step to what we do Foundations. We are running a foundations course starting Jan 11th. It's a 2 week course with classes MON-WED-FRI with class times either at 8am or 7pm. Signing up for the course means you can attend all 6 sessions at the times being offered. If those times aren't convenient, then you would be best served to do our Foundations privately. Our private foundations consist of 3 sessions, with scheduling times being more flexible. Once you've completed either of our foundations curriculum, and you sign up for our seasonal membership or our yearly membership, will will give you 50% off of your first month. That's a savings between $80-$87.50. That must be purchased by January 31st, 2016.
  2. If you aren't new to the training we do, then you wouldn't need to go through foundations to start right away. You can receive the same discount as above, it would be applied to your second month of either the seasonal or yearly membership. Purchased before January 31st, 2016.


Why train here at opus athletics?

The number one reason is...... you get coaches. You're not paying for a gym membership per say, you are getting a team of coaches that work with you to get you to your goals. We help you move better, do exercises correctly, and ensure that what you are doing is safe and effective for you. 

To further that point, I run in to a lot of people around town asking me what I think about our competition and what they are doing. And what we are doing to keep up. I see fitness trends pop up all around town. Flyers for this, ads for that, which is great because Whistler has great choices, and great services to go with it. So again, where does that leave us?  Well, it leaves us exactly where we started, already all about it! We're lucky, with CrossFit the core of what we do. We have been perfecting the craft of being good at all things fitness. It's not as if we don't do H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training), or focus on Endurance Training, or Core work, or Olympic Style weightlifting, or Gymnastics. We do it all, it's just that we don't do any one single thing. If we did, our scope of fitness would be limited. So, we do all of it. And we are not just doing it, we are experts at it. Most of the trends out there are taking bits of what we what we already do. Why, because it works! But it can't breed the same results without incorporating all what we do. We have been using all of what we can to build measurable and improved fitness to all of our clients. Regardless of ability level. And apply it to all types of fitness goals. 


Not convinced?

Not a problem, that's a good thing. Let's meet to answer all of your fitness questions. Let me help explain what we do. How our programs work. How CrossFit works, if that's what you are looking for, or how our specialty classes work- Endurance, Olympic Weightlifting, Barbell Strength and Conditioning. You can book a free orientation by emailing and I'd be happy to set that up.


Happy holidays

I hope you enjoy your holidays, and a Happy New Year. If you want to start the New Year, Fitter than last year, join our growing list of clients who can say that year after year!




A rose by any other name

With the launching of our new Website, there's no hiding that we go by a new name. Opus Athletics. We are still the home of CrossFit Whistler, and train mostly CrossFit, but, we call ourselves something a little different. Because we, just like every other CrossFit gym out there does more than just CrossFit.

Why Opus Athletics?

Reason #1- Family Lineage.

My late father owned a Stereo Store when I was kid called....."Opus Audio." To use Opus as our business name seemed like a perfect way to honour his memory, to create a legacy beyond his years. 

Reason #2-Then there's the word itself, OPUS.

By definition in a musical context: "one of the compositions of a composer"

Which is what we are chasing for our rebrand. To be known by the composition of what we do within our four walls. By what we offer to our clients. And by what we represent within our community. We are CrossFit by every sense of the word, but from now on we can be known by what we actually create and do. Not by what people think we do based on the word "CrossFit".

Are we still CrossFit Whistler?

Yes, 100%! I want us to be known as Opus Athletics, the home of CrossFit Whistler.

We do all things CrossFit. We train constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensities. We participate in the open, we hit benchmarks, encourage our clients to pursue fitness challenges. We are everything CrossFit embraces, we just want to be known by more than just CrossFit!

If we are CrossFit, then why change our name at all?

Well, it's pretty simple. Unfortunately people like to form opinions on things they don't know all that much about. CrossFit along with the help of Social Media has made an impression on everyone. And that impression has left the public with the idea of either.... Yeah, I want to try CrossFit... Or... CrossFit is not for me. 

And the sad thing about those who have already made their mind up about CrossFit, is that so many of them would fall in love with our gym and our program. The only true deterrent for those seeking an incredible training environment is that C word. Nothing about what we do inside the four walls of our gym. Now here's our chance! 


The goal going forward to be exactly who we are. Nothing more, nothing less. Well, more really, as we are always looking to improve on the services we deliver. With that can lead to a few more specialty classes. Think of the endurance classes, the gymnastic classes, etc.... Only now we are "Licensed" to offer them a little more if that's what our community is asking for. 

So keep your eyes on that schedule to see what type of classes are being offered. The first little tweak to the schedule is an evening barbell class.