CrossFit Montreal opened its doors in June 2006 and was the first CrossFit Affiliate centre in Quebec, 3rd in Canada and 47th in the world at the time. CrossFit Montreal started operations in a small local of 1900 Sq ft in 2006. In 2009, the first male athlete in Quebe’s history to attend the CrossFit Games in California was from CrossFit Montreal. That same year, CrossFit Montreal expanded to a new location of 8000 sq ft. In 2011, the 3rd female athlete in Quebec’s history to attend the CrossFit Games in California came from CrossFit Montreal.
At CrossFit Montreal we train with functional movements, not with machines. We train at high intensity for a short period of time; no long slow walks here. All workouts are designed and coached by a trainer. The trainer leads clients through increasingly athletic movements, guiding people of all ability & levels toward improved health and athletic ability.
Jacques discovered CrossFit in 2005 while training for a competition that required performing multiple events in one day. After trying one workout RX from the CrossFit.com website and spending the next 15 mins in the fetal position, he was hooked and a believer.He tried to get as many people as he could to try this new way of training so he could have people to train with.
He then realized there were no affiliates in the province of Quebec and only two in Canada.
He then decided he wanted to share the CrossFit methodology with as many people in Quebec as he could. He went and did his Level 1 Certification in Santa Cruz California in 2006 which was taught by founder Greg Glassman. Jacques then opened the First CrossFit affiliate in the Province of Quebec, CrossFit Montreal in June 2006.
In 2008, he opened his second affiliate with a partner in Saint-Jean sur Richelieu (CrossFit Saint-Jean) and in 2009, he opened his 3rd affiliate in Laval with a partner (CrossFit Laval).
Today , his mission is still the same as in 2006. Share CrossFit with as many people as he can.