THE Hybrid Athletics STORY
Nate Beveridge - OWNER
Nate was born in White Rock B.C. but grew up in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. During his youth, he played nearly every varsity sport at G.P.Vanier high school as well as in many community recreation leagues, but it was in Football that Nate excelled the most. He captained the Comox Valley Raiders to back-to-back Provincial championship seasons in 1998 and 1999 and was named to the Provincial All-Star team.
After high school, Nate attended UBC where he completed his Human Kinetics degree. Nate was a Captain for the Varsity Football squad at UBC where he was awarded both Athletic and Academic All-Canadian status. He also received the prestigious Russ Jackson Award as the “CIS Football Player Best Exemplifying Athletic Ability, Scholarship and Citizenship”, as well as the Bobby Gaul award as UBC’s Top Male Athlete. Nate parlayed his Football success in university into a Free-Agent contract with the BC Lions. He attended training camp for the 2005 year and played for the Leos through the pre-season before focusing on his rapidly progressing Health & Fitness career.
Nate started personal training in 2002 during his years at UBC. After working for EliteKinesiologists.ca for several years during his undergrad, Nate was head-hunted by several training companies and ultimately chose to join the awesome team at LEVEL 10 FITNESS in North Vancouver. Nate worked his way up in the industry, serving as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for UBC Football from 2004-06, assisting with the Canadian National Snowboard Team (including Olympic Medalists Maelle Ricker, Mike Robertson and Jaysee-Jay Anderson), and working with many local, provincial, national and professional level athletes.
In 2008, Nate was offered the position of Strength & Conditioning Director at Vancouver College but chose rather to start his own company: Pinnacle Sport Performance. PSP was sub-contracted by LEVEL 10 FITNESS to run their newest operations at the North Shore Winter Club. Nate became the General Manager and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for all the NSWC Teams and Programs from 2008 – 2011. It was at this time that Nate decided to broaden his scope of operations and design by moving out to Langley and establishing Hybrid Athletics.
Through his work with many athletes of all ages and levels, Nate has gained tremendous experience that he is eager to share with the residents of the Fraser Valley. Nate brings positive energy and a commitment to excellence to HYBRID Athletics Inc. and hopes to assist his clients in creating positive, sustainable, healthy lifestyles.
Born and raised in Mill Village, Nova Scotia, Kelsey played on a variety of sports teams including Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball and Hockey. Kelsey spent 10 years in the Royal Canadian Navy where she played national level hockey and softball. After a struggle with alcoholism and weight gain Kelsey left the military and became a certified welder/fabricator in Ottawa, Ontario.
Laura grew up in "small town" Ontario and kept fit while participating in a variety of sports like gymnastics, basketball, soccer and volleyball. Several years away at University led to a decrease in physical activity and resulted in an increase in body weight. This combination led to struggles with low self-esteem, low energy and poor mental health for Laura.
After realizing she needed to get back to doing what she loved (being active), Laura decided to make a lifestyle change and get into a gym. At the same time she began to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she earned her Health Coach Certification.
As Laura began to make progress and get back on track she decided she wanted to become a Personal Trainer so she could help others make the the same positive life changes to become happier and more active, as well.
In 2014 at age 21, Laura made a bold decision to “move to where all the fit people are” and bought a one-way ticket to BC. She has never looked back.
Laura has been Personal Training since 2013 but in 2016 she met and was inspired by a fellow trainer (current Hybrid coach Kelsey Jack) and was introduced to CrossFit. It was at this time that Laura’s approach to fitness, health and life really changed.
Laura began training with Kelsey in small group training sessions and within a year she had lost a significant amount of weight, improved her fitness and performance, and became the happiest and healthiest she’s ever been.
These experiences led to Laura making the decision that it was time to move on from Personal Training in a traditional “Globo” gym setting, and to join the Hybrid team to be able to work in an environment that she truly loved and would allow her the greatest opportunity to grow and develop as a coach. She became a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and officially joined the community here at Hybrid Athletics as a coach.
Laura still trains with Kelsey 3x a week and will jump in on classes as well. She truly sees the value in everyone having a coach. Over the years she’s worked with clients from all walks of life and with her caring, positive nature Laura aims to provide the best experience possible for all members and clients.
Christian was born in Edmonton Alberta but grew up in Langley B.C. After having surgery to fix a club foot, he was off and running in athletics. Growing up with a Dad who is a hockey and sports fanatic, Christian tried all types of sports though fell in love with hockey. From age 7-18 he played goalie for the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
At age 19 he was affiliated with the Mission City Outlaws Junior B hockey club and played through pre-season with the team, realizing his path was not meant for Junior hockey, but University.
From 2013-2018, Christian attended the University of the Fraser Valley, majoring in Kinesiology in hopes of becoming a physiotherapist. During this time, he also worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Township of Langley and eventually moved into an Aquatic Supervisor Role. After volunteering in physiotherapy clinics, and working with youth in the water, Christian decided he didn’t want to pursue physio and found he had a natural liking to teaching. He realized that he’d rather teach youth to move properly and move for life when they are young, rather than try and fix them when they are needing therapy. From here he completed his Kinesiology degree, but focussed on physical education and pedagogy. He attended UBC to become a teacher, majoring in Physical and Health Education and is currently a teacher in the Langley School District.
After hockey, Christian’s competitive nature took him to the gym where he learned about weight training, bodybuilding and powerlifting. Bodybuilding caught his eye and he set his sites on competing. At age 19, he placed 8th out of 30 in a local Men’s Physique Contest. At age 21, he won his class in a Junior Bodybuilding show in Prince George BC. Learning about nutrition and nutritional supplements, and applying his degree through this process, Christian was able to step on stage at 4% body fat.
Realizing that a future in bodybuilding was not in cards, Christian needed a new competitive outlet. After watching the “Fittest on Earth” Documentaries, Christian was hooked on CrossFit. After being self-taught for a year, he decided to take his training and desire to teach to the next level. He was hired to Hybrid Athletics in September 2019 and took his CrossFit Level 1 Certification. Since this time, he has honed his coaching and movement skills and has a goal to share his knowledge with others.
From a young age, Freya has trained in a variety of sports such as horseback riding, diving, synchronized swimming, track and field, and dance. Her natural competitive drive carried her through several years of competing as a champion highland dancer in her youth. She is passionate about fitness and continues to train and compete as an individual athlete in multiple global events.
She finds witnessing the accomplishments of other gym members hugely rewarding and this naturally led her to pursue a career in coaching.
She has found that coaching has made her a better athlete as each day presents an opportunity to learn from others and gain experience in understanding the different ways in how the human body can push itself.