“Just like how I started my CrossFit journey, myself and my girlfriend (Kerry) signed up for the Canuck Lean + Clean Challenge last year, looking for a fun and competitive way to become better versions of ourselves.

I thought that I was already doing all the right things by eating home-cooked meals and exercising regularly at CrossFit. Little did I know that a few simple adjustments to my diet and lifestyle would allow me to make so many improvements in my physique and overall fitness.

I can honestly say that the L+C Challenge has changed the way I look at food in the healthiest and constructive way possible, and a lot of my improvements in the gym have come from fueling my body properly.

Understanding how food and certain lifestyle changes (like sleep!) affect my performance has been a game changer and I am still using all of the same tools and advice gained from the lean and clean challenge to this day to achieve my goals.

The great thing about this challenge is that you get out as much as you put in and you cannot cheat the final results. If you are willing to make a stepwise change in your physique/fitness and put in the little bit of extra effort to get there this challenge is for you! Because of the success that I saw with my journey in the challenge, I was even able to get my company to try it out and they loved it as well!

I am looking forward to seeing a great turnout for this years challenge!”

- Ryan M.

“I was introduced to CrossFit in May 2017 when I saw some people running around near my apartment. When I joined, my goal was to get off the dreadful treadmill and seek a fun weight-loss class. On the first day of On-Ramp…I was addicted! I have been a member for over 2 months and now I am “part of the furniture”. The community is great at Canuck – we suffer through all the diabolic workouts together. Canuck is my home away from home. It reduces the stress I have built up during the day and helps me relax. I have made many friends who push me to be better. My goal at CrossFit was to lose 130lbs (from 350lbs to 220lbs). Now I focus on just doing better than last month, last week, better than yesterday, and tomorrow do it all over again. I would recommend Canuck to anyone – 10/10!!”
- Kapil L.

“Canuck is so much more than just another place to workout, it’s a community that gets together and makes fitness fun! The coaches inspire me to find my limitations and push beyond them; they’re incredibly supportive and have the knowledge to help improve and develop our technique. During my time here, I have made a ton of new friends, which I never expected. In short, I couldn’t be more pleased with my time here at this box – I could never go back to my old gym routine. I am a ‘Canuck’er for LIFE!”
- Stuart M.

“Besides being the best box in Scarborough, CrossFit Canuck has amazing massage and chiropractic services available on-site. I see Kristen Ward and Dr. Alwyn Wong every month to fix my aches and pains, and they have done such a phenomenal job getting me back on my feet to crush another CrossFit WOD! If you haven’t tried them yet…what are you waiting for?! Book a massage or a chiropractic appointment with the best – you won’t be disappointed!”
- Tracey G.

“At the beginning of the year I decided I needed a new challenge. This is when I took the advice of Coach Sarah who connected me with CrossFit Canuck’s Eat To Perform expert and Coach, Tavia Van Damme. From the first meeting with Tavia I knew there was no joking around with this program. “Three strikes and you are out of the program!” She was serious! So I did everything I was guided to do, followed through and trusted the process. This was the best I have ever felt in my life! The results were unbelievable! It changed my perspective completely. It wasn’t a rapid change that happened, it was gradual, it was done safely where I never felt hungry (I actually wasn’t eating enough before!) and I can now maintain this eating lifestyle on my own without falling into bad habits. I’ve never felt as healthy and strong as I feel now. I don’t know if I can ever be grateful enough for Tavia and Sarah for showing me the “right way”! The new me, who is 33lbs lighter, is much more confident, healthier, and happier than ever. I dropped from a size 10 to size 4! I think I was size 4 when I was in kindergarten. So get on this! Contact Tavia today and you will thank yourself later! If you don’t try you will never know what you are capable of!”
- Annie M.


“I joined Power Up because I looked at my life and didn’t feel strong. I want to prove so much to myself, but mostly that I could do hard things. Over nine weeks, I saw myself do more than I ever thought I could and become someone I never thought I could be. With expert coaching and a supportive, like-minded community, there’s no limit to what you can do! The only question you have to ask yourself is what are you going to do with all the strength you accumulate? Who is it going to make you become?”
- Tamara S.

Power Up

“This box has everything that I have been looking for – great, knowledgeable coaches, outstanding program in all areas: crossfit, powerlifting, and olympic lifting. It is a wonderful community, plus it is clean and well maintained-winning at life! (I feel like I’ve won the crossfit lottery!). In the short time since I have joined, I have met wonderful people, hit numbers that I thought I never would, PR’d WOD’s and even done some WOD’s at RX! To top it all off, assistance with my nutrition; a girl couldn’t ask for more! With Coach Tavia’s assistance in nutrition, I’ve had the energy to make all of the above happen.”
- Tania M.

Power Up

“Let’s just say, you changed my life. you’ve made me healthier, skinnier, and you have helped me believe I can do it! You have no idea how much I appreciate what you have done for me in this stage of my life. I joke with you, and you say ‘I can’t do it.’ Deep down I KNOW I can, but self esteem sets in and it pulls me back to believing I can’t. You have believed in me this past year and I really appreciate it. Thank you! Canuck Lite is about community and camaraderie! Having friends cheer you on and push you to succeed is an unbelievable, powerful force…and IT IS FUN! The energy we have in our Lite classes is always unbelievably positive, and in many ways, that feeling contributes to your success.”
- Lisa W.

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