Our Team


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Anne

Coach • Personal Trainer • Owner

Growing up, I was never involved in sports (competitive or otherwise) or considered naturally athletic, I was self doubting, retreated from trying new things for fear of failure and like most people, struggled with self image issues.

Jason and I moved to Vancouver in 2012 and hit an all-time health and fitness low. Jason talked me into trying out CrossFit. Within the first few months of joining CrossFit, I was already developing athleticism and confidence in myself that I never, ever, thought I was capable of.

CrossFit challenges me everyday to become a better athlete and a better coach. It’s fostered such positive growth in me that I never expected and this is exactly why I believe that CrossFit is for everyone. The mental, emotional and physical development that you will experience each time you step into the gym is nothing short of amazing. I love being a part of that journey.

Just remember that everyone’s needs differ only by degree and not by kind. We all need to sit down and eventually get back up (squat), we all need to pick things up from the ground and put it back down (deadlifts) or lift things overhead at some point in time (presses). We all need to be able to do these things for the long haul and that's exactly what CrossFit helps us achieve.

  • CrossFit-L2 Certification
  • CrossFit Mobility Certification
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Certified Trainer
  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Level C

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Jason

Coach • Personal Trainer • Owner

CrossFit to me is community, hard work, patience.

If there’s one trait that I’ve noticed that the CrossFit community has, it’s the unwavering support they have for others around. That’s why I fell for CrossFit and what we want our community’s foundation to be built upon. There’s nothing more amazing, than to see a diverse group of like-minded people who are genuinely happy to watch someone get their first pull-up, PR a back squat, or even just finish a workout. That’s what community is to me–that’s what Black Tusk Athletics is.

I encourage a balanced approach to training which includes getting out there and do what you love! Hiking, yoga, hockey, running, etc. Whatever it is, we just want to be part of your routine and help you be the healthiest you can be.

  • CrossFit-L1 Certification
  • CrossFit Mobility Certification
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Level C

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Jenna

Coach

I love so many things about crossfit–the community, the diversity, and its accessibility to everyone. I love the way it constantly challenges me, there is always something to be better at, another skill to learn, a time to beat. Crossfit also introduced me to Olympic Lifting which I found a passion for. I love the opportunity to be with others as they accomplish their goals.

  • CrossFit-L1 Certification
  • Certified Yoga Instructor

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Sarah

Coach • Personal Trainer

Having been involved in competitive sport from a young age, I’ve always loved the intensity of competition and thrived in a team environment. When I tried out CrossFit for the first time, I was immediately hooked. Not only did I love the physical and mental challenge it offered me, but the coaching I received in developing my strength and skill was second to none. Being surrounded by a
supportive community of like-minded athletes is just the cherry on top!
As a personal trainer, I value CrossFit for its capacity to get a population moving, and moving well. Incorporating mobility work into strength training programs, athletes improve their ability to lift heavy and lift safely. Proper form prevents injury in the demands of daily living.

  • CrossFit-L1 Certification
  • CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM- Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Level C

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Dan

Coach

I have been a member of the Black Tusk community since the gym first opened. Coaching here allows me to contribute and give back to the community that I have enjoyed being a part of. When you come into the gym this strong sense of community is probably the first thing you will notice.

I believe in taking a practical approach to fitness. While CrossFit allows for its athletes to achieve an elite level of fitness, it also allows people to learn new skills and to push themselves, regardless of their current level. If you want to take your athletic ability to the next level for any given sport or simply want to be able to keep up with your kids, CrossFit will help you no matter what your fitness goals might be.

There are no prerequisites or unreal expectations at Black Tusk Athletics. Just come in with the willingness to work hard and learn new skills. With time and practice you can achieve whatever level of fitness you want. I coach because I enjoy seeing our members challenge themselves and work to overcome their limitations.

  • CrossFit-L1 Certification

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