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THE Hybrid Athletics STORY

Owner of Hybrid Athletics

Nate Beveridge - OWNER

Coach Nate was introduced to CrossFit in 2009 and began competing in the sport in 2010. While CrossFit proved to be an effective and challenging program to increase metabolic conditioning and strength, Nate saw room for improvement when it came to educating the athletes on the importance of proper warmups, mobility, muscle activations and pre-hab exercises as both injury prevention and to improve motor patterns. Nate saw a unique opportunity to open a CrossFit gym where he could combine his expertise as a kinesiologist with his passion and experience as a CrossFit athlete.

In 2011 Nate and his wife, Julie moved their young family to Langley where they began renovations on their new gym. In November 2011, Hybrid Athletics was born and introduced CrossFit to the Fraser Valley.

Hybrid Athletics quickly developed a reputation as a dominant CrossFit gym. For three consecutive years (2012-2014) Hybrid sent 6 athletes to the CrossFit Games. In 2017 Nate competed in the Crossfit Games as an individual athlete (Master’s Division) where he placed 10th in the world.

While still being home to some incredible CrossFit athletes, over time Hybrid has shifted our focus and passion to being a premier coaching facility where people receive support and guidance in creating healthy, active lifestyles which allow them to thrive in their lives. Hybrid prides itself on our strong sense of community, the effectiveness of our coaching and the level of care and passion our staff bring to our clients.

In 2018 Hybrid began offering coaching services in the Abbotsford East community and in December 2020, we officially opened a second location. This has allowed us to bring our high quality coaching to a greater community, furthering our vision of helping people improve their lives through health and fitness.

OUR coaches

Nate

OWNER
HEAD COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
I played every sport as a kid/teenager, but eventually pursued football as my primary sport. I parlayed a successful University career at UBC into a CFL contract with the BC Lions.

2. What brought you to CrossFit
I was looking for a way to fill the void left from not playing competitive sports anymore. And I liked the challenge of learning new skills and developing my overall fitness. Basically I wasn’t very good at it and I hated that. I wanted to get better at it.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
Give yourself a chance. You deserve to enjoy your life to the fullest. If you trust the coaches and the community at Hybrid, you will start to see how amazing the community is to be a part of, and the health and fitness results you are searching for will happen through that process.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
I hold myself to a very high standard and I want to do everything to the best of my ability. That means putting my best effort into every action I take. Seeing the members at Hybrid put so much effort into their fitness, inspires me to always give my best as well.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
I love to see PRs in the gym and people doing things they never thought they could do. But what really fires me up is hearing about how that new found fitness positively affected one of my clients in their everyday life.

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
Who are we kidding about not being at the gym… But every free minute I have is spent with my kids and wife Julie. They are my whole world.

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The community. It is such a family feeling. Everyone buys into the ownership of the values and mission of Hybrid. To help people live their best life!

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
I am a bit of a chameleon here. I am very good at adjusting to each individual person to adapt my style slightly to best fit their needs, wants and goals. I believe hard work leads to success, so everyone I train is going to work hard!

KELSEY

HEAD COACH
NUTRITION COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
Hockey, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field,

2. What brought you to CrossFit
I was completely against CrossFit initially, that’s where everyone gets hurt and it’s too hard! Or that’s what I told myself! My wife convinced me to try CrossFit in 2015 and I’ve never looked back.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
I’ve never heard anyone say “I wish that I had waited longer to reach my goals.” Everyone says “I wish I had started sooner.” Be the person that starts before you think you’re ready.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
I want to be the best version of myself so I can help people find the best version of themselves. It’s the best pyramid scheme, if I get better, you get better and the people around you get better, and soon enough, the world gets better.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
I love all of it! Seeing people reach their goals, hitting PRs, getting healthier, seeing improvements not only in the gym but in everyday life! Coaching is the best job ever!

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
There are times when I’m not in the gym?? Kidding, I’ll be golfing, hiking or in the kitchen.

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The people

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
I’m going to meet you where you’re at, and take you where you want to go in the safest most fun route possible. I’m basically a Health and Fitness Uber Driver.

Christian

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
Started playing ice hockey as a goalie. As I got older, moved into bodybuilding and powerlifting

2. What brought you to CrossFit
I watched the Fittest on Earth documentaries and had friends of mine say I should try it. Started doing “CrossFit” on my own for a year and joined Hybrid after that

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
Without a doubt the most inclusive and supportive gym I have ever seen. My advice is to just try it.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
Watching the other members and clients continue to get better everyday. The work ethic of the coaches and dedication their craft

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
The relationships built with the members and seeing the improvement in someone’s ability

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
Either Teaching or in the Kitchen

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The community and the members.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
The best exercise is the one you’ll do. If you believe you CAN, you’re right. If you believe you CAN’T, you’re right. Coaching starts with a mindset of seeing what’s possible.
You either win, or learn. Movement is for life, not for a number. Learn to move well, and the strength will come.

ALI

GENERAL MANAGER
NUTRITION COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
Figure skating, bodybuilding

2. What brought you to CrossFit
I’m always looking for new ways to challenge myself physically and CrossFit seemed a great way to do just that.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
Ask yourself what’s holding you back. If it’s just fear – don’t let that stop you. The community and coaches here are the most supportive and encouraging people. We’ve got you. Tap into WHY you want to start, shed the ego and fear, and get in here.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
My vision for my future keeps me striving forward and the people around me help support me in that endeavour

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
Supporting and witnessing people change their own lives – becoming healthier, more fulfilled, happier versions of themselves

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
Reading a book, or outside with my dog

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
Hands down, it’s the community, the people.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
Mindset is everything. People are generally more capable than they give themselves credit for. I meet people where they are and work to show them just how incredible they can be.

DAN

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
15 years shotokan style karate (black belt), high school level football, rugby, hockey.

2. What brought you to Hybrid?
The opportunity to coach youth athletes at a high level.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
The movements and skills of CrossFit are intended to be adaptable and applicable to everyone.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
How I feel. From the mood I wake up in to how I deal with daily stresses. When I exercise and eat the foods I know make me feel good it affects every aspect of my life in a positive way.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
Being able to share and apply knowledge to help people on their fitness journey.

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
In a school dungeon.

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The community. Coaches and members all try to help each other.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
Everyone has a different path to success.

JENNY

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t playing soccer, skiing the “hills” of Ontario or competing in gymnastics. High school was all about the track meets, 400m relay, long jump and 100m sprints that I just did to try and beat my sister LOL.

2. What brought you to CrossFit
Strange story but it was a bad break up and recalling my friend posting a photo of her taking a sledge hammer to a big tire that seemed like the perfect outlet. She took me with her for a Saturday partner wod, I nearly died, had Fran Lung for 2 days and was hooked!

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
Feeling nervous or scared is natural, just know you are in the most capable and supportive hands at Hybrid and no matter what your goals are, we got you! We all had our ‘Day 1’

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
Mostly my daughter inspires me to stay committed to my goals, to stay consistent and to be the example of what hard work can achieve. She makes me fight for better!

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
My favorite part of coaching is the bond that forms with an athlete. They put so much trust and vulnerability in your hands, I feel it only right to reciprocate.

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
Hanging with my daughter at the beach, the best perk of living in Sunny Tsawwassen

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
Can I say EVERYTHING?! The staff is extraordinary, the facility is phenomenal and the atmosphere is the right mixture of professionalism and fun

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
“Everyone is capable” Regardless of your abilities, age or background, trusting the process, anything is possible

JEN

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
Competitive swimming, cycling, marathons (and half marathons) and triathalon

2. What brought you to CrossFit
After my second son was born I was looking for a new challenge and decided to give CrossFit a try. That was over 8 years ago!

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
My advice for people starting at Hybrid is to just start! I wish I had started so much earlier.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
My kids. I want to teach them that they can do hard things! Also, that being female or older or any other label doesn’t limit what you can accomplish. You can surprise yourself if you commit and put the work in.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
My favourite thing about coaching is connecting with people and seeing people make progress. I love seeing clients achieve something they have been working hard for!

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
Working out, haha. I often work out at my home gym so that I can juggle home life and my own training. I also love hanging out with my three little minions and my two dogs. As a family, we love anything outdoors, camping, hiking, biking….

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The great people and the motivating atmosphere.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
Meet clients where they are at. Everyone has different priorities and fitness needs to fit into your lifestyle to work and be enjoyable. I love to move and train and my goal is to help my clients feel the same way.

Coach at Hybrid Athletics

Laura

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
I played basketball, soccer, gymnastics, and volleyball in high school. But after doing nothing while in University, I began learning how to workout in a gym. (Still very much love playing sports).

2. What brought you to CrossFit
Coach Kelsey introduced me to it. It’s the most fun and effective approach to fitness I’ve ever done.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
It might feel tough and unlike anything you’ve ever done before, but if you stick with it, you will quickly learn that you made the best decision ever towards reaching your goals!

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
It’s just who I am now. I live, feel, experience the value of being healthy, strong and fit and I will never trade that in for anything.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
Connecting with people and making it easier for them to live a healthier lifestyle. And leaving them feeling better than when they came in.

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
At my Tiny House! Or somewhere in nature.

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The diversity of members and coaches. There’s people from all sorts of backgrounds/goals/personalities.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
“Member/Client First”. I’m here to meet you where you are, each day. Then I will guide you to where you want to go in a way that best serves you.

PATRICK

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
I have spent over 15 years beneath a barbell and with my nose in between books on the science of strength training, health, and fitness.

2. What brought you to CrossFit
The great team at Hybrid brought me to CrossFit; CrossFit is a new training threat to me.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
Prioritize nutrition, hip & shoulder mobility, and technical skill over putting extra weight on the bar, and train at some capacity every day.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
Making the world a better place inspires me to keep pushing.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
Coaching depends on continual self growth, learning, honesty, nurturance, patience, and relationship.

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
On the back of a milk carton.

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
Nate’s leadership and the strength of his coaching team and therapists make Hybrid my favorite gym so far.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
“Strength and Conditioning coaches need to not only acquire a callus on their hands from the barbell, they also need to acquire a callus on their butt from studying in the library.” – Robert Panariello

FREYA

COACH

1. Describe your athletic background
Competitive CrossFit athlete since 2018, previously a competitive dancer for 7 years.

2. What brought you to CrossFit
After retiring from dance, there was a competitive void I was looking to fill. I started in a bootcamp style workout regime and quickly found CrossFit and fell in love with it.

3. What advice do you have for people interested in starting at Hybrid
Ask yourself: “what is your why?” Why did you start? Always keep it in mind and on hard days- because they will show up- refer and reflect back on who that person once was and keep striving towards set goals.

4. What inspires you to keep training and becoming better every day
My goal of becoming an accomplished CrossFit Games athlete is the drive behind my training everyday.

5. What is your favourite thing about coaching?
Building close relationships with people, and being a part of their journey of achieving their best-self.

6. When you’re not at the gym, we’ll find you__________?
At the gym 😉

7. What is your favourite thing about Hybrid?
The inclusivity and drive to become the best version of themselves that every person portrays on a daily basis.

8. What is your coaching philosophy?
Feel good, move well, lift well. Listen to your body, but don’t let fear hold you back.

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