About

Our Philosophy

WE BELIEVE EVERY HUMAN BEING WAS DESIGNED TO BE EXTRAORDINARY!

Living a life filled with purpose and excitement, as well as feeling alive and healthy, is not an exception to the rule - it’s what we consider a normal life.

 

Our purpose is to help you create your own extraordinary life.  It's all about identifying what your body requires to be extraordinary  and then showing you the best strategies to meet those fundamental requirements. In other words, how to Eat, Move, Think and be Powered By Design.

 

We believe that CrossFit is the best strategy to fulfill the movement requirements (Move By Design) for ALL human beings.

 

At CrossFit 613, you will not find any machines – instead, you will find kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls, sleds, and tons of open space for running, jumping, climbing, lifting, and throwing.

 

We bring the best of high intensity metabolic conditioning, gymnastics and strength training methodologies into one system producing results that you can see and feel.

 

The workouts themselves are completely scalable and sustainable which means that a new participant and a CrossFit veteran can complete the same workout with simple changes in load and intensity.

 

It truly is elite fitness for everyone.

 

At CrossFit 613, we firmly believe that mechanics, consistency, and THEN intensity are the key to effective, and sustainable training.

 

From WODS, to lifting, to mobility, our trainers program everything for a reason in order to strategically develop each individual safely, and efficiently.

 

It is not only about the workout.  We are a community of individuals who share a passion for fitness, health, and living an extraordinary life.  At our facility there is no room for egos or bad attitudes.  We are inclusive, supportive, and humble - we are CrossFit 613.

 

What is Crossfit?

CrossFit is “the sport of fitness.”

 

With constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, CrossFit is a training philosophy that coaches people of all shapes and sizes to improve their physical well-being and fitness in a hardcore yet accepting, encouraging and fun environment.

 

CrossFit is a training program that builds strength and conditioning through extremely varied and challenging workouts. Each day the workout will test a different part of your functional strength or conditioning with the goal of building a body that’s capable of practically anything and everything.

 

CrossFit is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for ANY committed individual regardless of experience.

 

What that means is that every day there is a particular workout prepared for everybody that comes to CrossFit. Rather than having one workout for older women and another for hardcore athletes – there’s ONE workout each day that is completely scalable based on your skill.

 

THE BIGGEST BENEFITS OF CROSSFIT:

 

GREAT community aspect.  Unlike a commercial gym, you actually get to know the people at your gym. There’s always that feeling of team work and camaraderie.

 

Constant coaching and support.  In a commercial gym you have no clue if you’re doing an exercise right or not; at CrossFit 613 you’ll have a coach with you during every workout to help out.

 

Accountability.  If you don’t show up, not only do people notice, but they’ll ask you where you’ve been.

 

Levelling up.  Because you get to keep track of how much you’re lifting, and you know how many reps and sets you’re doing…you get to see constant improvement. You also get to advance at your own pace, slowly working your way up towards doing the workouts as recommended.

 

Humbling, yet encouraging.  Yeah, you might end your workout lying on your back, but you have a sense of accomplishment when you finish a workout faster than last time.

 

Competition.  It’s amazing how much further you’ll push yourself when surrounded by other people cheering you on and competing with them.

 

It introduces SO MANY people to weight lifting, especially women who would have never ever attempted to get off the treadmill and strength train.

 

It’s a good outlet for former athletes who like to compete. After playing competitive sports through high school and college, all of a sudden there’s nothing left to compete in…CrossFit gives people that outlet.

 

You get to find out what you’re made of. CrossFit can be tough, It can teach you how to push through mental barriers, build mental toughness and more.

 

It builds good muscular endurance and all around fitness – your body is prepared for pretty much anything life throws at you after a only few months of CrossFit.

 

Ready to give it a try?

 

Contact us to find out when we offer our next free class and come out and see for yourself if CrossFit is for you.

 

Our Coaches

 

kyleKyle Torrance

 

Kyle began his CrossFit journey in 2008 while attending the University of Ottawa. Always a sport enthusiast, Kyle was looking for something to fill the competitive gap left once he was no longer involved in competitive sports.

 

Since 2008, Kyle has had the opportunity to work with some of Canada’s top weightlifting coaches, as well as participate on a competitive level in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.  He is a 2-time CrossFit regional competitor, and qualified with his team for the 2012 CrossFit Games.  Kyle has also had the opportunity to work with high level sport and conditioning coaches, and has been involved in program preparation and off season strength and conditioning for OHL and CHL athletes.

 

Kyle’s long-time involvement in CrossFit has provided him with the experience, knowledge, and skill-set to effectively work with everyone from beginner to CrossFit veteran and competitor.

 

Kyle holds several certifications including: Certified Level 2 CrossFit Instructor,  Certified Level 1 CrossFit Instructor, CrossFit Scaling Certificate, NCCP Olympic Weightlifting, Ontario Weightlifting Association membership.

 

kevinKevin Pryce

 

Kevin has over 15 years experience in the fitness and wellness industry. Not only is he a certified CrossFit coach, Kevin is a certified exercise physiologist, has a bachelors degree in Physical and Health Education, specializing in Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Fitness/Wellness, Sport and Athletic Movement and Biomechanics.

 

Kevin is most well known for his motivational, highly educational, and interpersonal coaching style.

 

He has a strong history of collaboration with many amateur and professional sports organizations including the OHL, NCAA, AHL, the Ontario Weightlifting Association, NCCP and Twist conditioning. Kevin is a member the Ontario Society of Fitness and Health (OSHF), Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and has taken the OWA Weightlifting coach certification course.

 

mikeDr. Michael Gibson

 

Dr. Michael Gibson has committed his life to helping others to live the best life possible. After graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and Masters of Science in Chiropractic Sports Science from Life University.

 

He is the co-creator of Life By Design, owner of The Wellness Group, and co-owner of CrossFit 613.

 

He maintains a busy family chiropractic practice, a full speaking schedule and finds time to implement the principles and practices of Life By Design in his own life.

 
 

alexareAlexare Hervato

 

Alexaré has always been passionate about health and wellbeing. She has been personal training and teaching for 8 years. For the past 5 years she has focused her training on athletes.

 

Alexaré was introduced to CrossFit two years ago and fell in love with the competitive aspect of it. Being a competitive athlete herself, involved in hockey and soccer, she loves coaching kids and helping them achieve their goals.

 

Alexaré has completed two Degrees in Psychology and Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, and has completed her Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University. She is now a certified teacher, qualified to teach Phys-ed and Science.

 
 

ricks picDr. John MacPhee

 

For Dr. John MacPhee, health and happiness have been a life-long pursuit.  Along the way (and with many wrong turns and dead-ends)  John got hooked on the human body and it's amazing capacity to MOVE. A relative newcomer to Crossfit, he brings over 12 years of personal training and Kinesiology experience to the team. He is known for breaking down movements into their simplest parts and ensuring your body has the right amount of mobility to perform at your best.

 

You will see John working with the Onramper’s every saturday and you can find him at The Wellness Group where he runs a successful Life By Design Chiropractic practice.

 

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Kate Smith

 

Kate has been active in sports and fitness throughout her life. Growing up on Vancouver Island, she entered gymnastics at a young age and played soccer through high school. After high school Kate found CrossFit and immediately fell in love with the sport. In October 2013 Kate attended the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course and quickly established herself as an athlete and coach. Over the last two years, Kate has developed her coaching skills while teaching classes and personal training at CrossFit Anchored Athletics.

 

Having recently moved to Ottawa, Kate is excited to join the CrossFit 613 Team and continue her coaching journey. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve their personalized health and fitness goals.

 

Kate is currently enrolled in the Health Sciences program at the University of Ottawa and holds several CrossFit certifications including: Level 1 Trainer, Gymnastics, Mobility and Defense.

 

Terry Mallon

 

Sports and fitness have always been a driving force in Terry’s life. His athletic background comes mainly from playing competitive hockey. Looking for something different, Terry came upon CrossFit in 2015 and has never looked back.

 

Terry graduated with honours from Algonquin College in the Fitness and Health Promotion Program in 2016. He is a Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Personal Trainer as well as a CrossFit Level 1 Coach. Not only does he enjoy competing within the sport, Terry thoroughly enjoys working with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help ensure they reach their goals.

We believe every human being is designed to be extraordinary.

 

Living a life filled with purpose and excitement, as well as feeling alive and healthy, is not an exception to the rule - it’s what we consider a normal life.

 

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address
220 Terence Matthews
KANATA, ONtario
Canada
K2M 0E2
telephone
(613) 595-1616
email
INFO@CROSSFIT613.COM
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