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Why We're A CrossFit Gym

I founded Catalyst in 2005. In 2007, I found CrossFit. I didn’t immediately fall in love with CrossFit. In fact, I set out to prove …

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Who Is Catalyst For?

Catalyst is not your high school. And we’re not like other gyms, either. We don’t like drama, cliques or judgment. I had a pretty good …

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Who are the Bettys?

Who are the Bettys? Catalyst Barbell Bettys are REAL moms, sisters, counsellors, ECEs and CEOs who live busy, demanding lives. The Bettys have been seeing …

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The Tax You're REALLY Paying

In Canada, we enjoy universal healthcare. Well, maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word. We have it, and we use it. And, of course, we pay …

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Catalyst Renegades

  It’s 4:00 pm on Friday. You hurry home, eager to hear about how everyone’s day went, only to be greeted by an abandoned backpack …

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How To Watch 100km

Tomorrow morning, a dozen members of the Catalyst Family will make up the Catalyst Assault Bike Team. We’ll be riding 70-100km on St. Joseph Island. …

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How I Learned To Lean Into Stress and Embrace Fear

  The first post I ever published on any Catalyst site was called, “It’s All About The Story.”   My point–and one of the enduring …

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What Are You Willing To Accept?

One of Robin’s greatest phrases is: “It’s not your fault, but it IS your responsibility.” I’ve heard her say it many times to her staff, …

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The New Radical

What makes you different?   I was first attracted to CrossFit because it was counterculture. After 12 years in the fitness industry, I was tired …

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The Catalyst Mission

After 13 years as a gym owner, my mission has changed.   When I opened Catalyst in 2005, my mission was simple: feed my family. …

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