My First Christmas Wish For YOU: Consistent, Imperfect Action

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...

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The Greatest Gift We Give

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...

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Who Are You In The Gym?

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Chris Beilhartz: My Catalyst Story

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...

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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...

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Gerry Kirk: A Welcome Addition

I've known about CrossFit for a while, but not much about it. Last fall I felt like I needed a change. I wasn't exercising regularly, despite my attempts to build in a regular routine at home. I was feeling lethargic, especially since I spend a lot of time at a...

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