I opened Catalyst with the mission to make people fit. But I keep Catalyst to make people happy. Yes, we make people very fit. And we do it in a supportive, safe environment. After all, I'm not a high school jock, so I know what it takes to get into a gym when you're...read more
Why did grandma break her hip? Did she fall on the ice and break her bone--or did she break her bone, and that made her fall? The most regrettable reason we send seniors to a nursing home? They can't take themselves to the toilet. We lose muscle strength as we age....read more
Over the next 12 days, I'm going to write you a different kind of love letter: not my typical "do this exercise to lose weight", but instead some hard lessons learned on the road to happiness. These are actionable suggestions wrapped in stories from my life. If I...read more
I opened Catalyst Fitness to make a living for my family. But I keep Catalyst running as a service to the Sault. A critical step on the path to happiness is service to others. Every Christmas, members of the Catalyst Family adopt 70 families for Christmas. We buy them...read more
I used to think I had to be the best athlete in the gym. (That sure didn't last long!) In the early days of Catalyst, I loved introducing people to rope climbs and double-unders and gymnastics rings, because those are cool "tricks" we do. Growing up a willing...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Chris Beilhartz June 4, 2013 isn’t a significant date that will go down in history and for most people it was just another Tuesday. The date for me though did have a meaning…. it was my 40th birthday. Turning 40 for some people is no big deal while for others...read more
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