CATALYST BLOG

Meet The Coaches: Rachel Campbell

Rachel is the head of IgniteGym. A specialist in Early Childhood Education, Rachel is very passionate about helping kids. She's innovative in finding ways to combine exercise with learning: visit the IgniteGym on a Monday, and you'll see kids unpacking their...

Meet The Coaches: Jessica Sally

Jess is a homegrown talent. She started her fitness journey at Catalyst almost a decade ago. Her client story is here; but this is her coaching story. Several years ago, Jess was considering a change in her life: she enjoyed her job but wanted to help people find...

Bingo!

  It's easy to want to workout in the spring. With blue skies and warm air, you feel energized and fresh. Then it gets hot. And while old guys like me LOVE the heat (shorter warmups!) we all really like the lake. And barbecue. And ice cream. We've always planned...

Summer League 2017

Introducing the Catalyst Summer League. Tuesday nights, starting on June 27th,  our 7:30 pm group will be transformed until the Catalyst Games in September. Coach Cam will reveal and referee a new type of workout. Individuals, pairs and teams, will play for a chance...

Sylvia Cormier: One Year In

The first time I set foot into Catalyst was years ago.  A friend of mine had tried it out and she loved it and felt I would enjoy it too.  At the time there was a CrossFit lite class, no weights.  I was glad there were no weights because I had never worked out before...

Talyn Tait: Varsity and Beyond

I joined Catalyst Gym six years ago* because I was looking for a fun and challenging way to stay fit, increase my strength and endurance, and compete in a healthy, positive, and motivating environment.   Catalyst in Sault Ste. Marie has been the most enjoyable extra...

Ron Miskiw: Two Years In

I was tired of trying to get into shape by myself.  Nothing seemed to work for me and I wasn’t seeing the results.  I then saw on Facebook some pics of friends who went to Catalyst and thought they all looked in great shape and that’s what I wanted to look like.  So I...

Tammy Beilhartz: The Other Beilhartz

3.5 years ago, my husband Chris and I wanted to try an activity to help us “get fit”. After seeing some Facebook posts we thought- what would it hurt? Well, it hurt my legs, my shoulders, my arms, my butt and basically any other part on my body that moved, BUT it hurt...

Burpees Outbreak Wins the Open!

The 2017 Catalyst Intramural Open championship goes to Burpees Outbreak! Thanks primarily to a solid attendance record and good drafting, captain Rileigh rallied her troops for every event...and won most of them. Ben's Pistols made it close, especially with a solid...

Couch To 5k: Learn to run, or get faster!

Want to run your first 5k this year? Just want to go outside and find some sun? This is for you. The biggest hurdle to running for most people (other than hurdlers!) is the fear of pain. Running is great exercise: do it right, and you'll love it. Do it wrong, and it...

Jeannine Madore: Finding the Fun

I joined Catalyst with my friend Cristina in the summer of 2016. We were both attending a local gym and doing the same workouts over and over again. She suggested we should try CrossFit for a change in our routine. I was very nervous when I first attended but that...

Rileigh Presgrave: Fighting the Weakness with Strength

I joined Catalyst in March 2016 during the worst period of my life. In October 2015, two weeks after my second wedding anniversary, my husband left. I woke up one day in my normal life and hours later everything crashed around me. For months I had no explanation, my...