MEET OUR TEAM
I started CrossFit back in 2013 when I realized I needed a change in my life. I quickly became very passionate about CrossFit and fitness in general. I started to coach in 2014 and received my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate shortly after. As I was already a hockey and soccer coach I got my CrossFit Kids Certification in 2015, and started coaching Kids classes. During 2015 I was given the opportunity to purchase Red Sea CrossFit. I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and realized that with my degree and my passion for CrossFit, Health, and nutrition this was the perfect mix. I look forward to helping as many people as I can become better versions of themselves and live healthy lifestyles. I believe what we learn in a CrossFit Box filters into the rest of our lives. When we gain confidence and realize our true potential we become aware that we are capable of more than we imagined, CrossFit does that. To quote Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder, “CrossFit makes better people.”
Thomas Patterson is a CrossFit Coach and Personal Trainer who has been working in the fitness industry since 2013. Graduating from Red Deer College in 2013 with a Kinesiology Diploma in Health and Fitness Thomas is also CrossFit Level 1 Certified and NCCP Trained in Olympic Weightlifting. Over his career Tom has trained a wide variety of clients over his career ranging from CrossFit enthusiasts to College athletes. Passionate about fitness Tom is committed to providing a safe and educational training experience for everyone he trains.
Growing up as a competitive soccer player I was in search for a modality of training that could help take my on-field performance to the next level. Through my involvement with the Alberta Sport Development Centre (ASDC) I was introduced to CrossFit nearly a decade ago and I haven’t looked back! Not only did CrossFit significantly improve my fitness as a player, but also sparked a passion for a lifestyle that prioritizes health and wellness. In more recent years I have expanded my knowledge of exercise science, nutrition, and more through the study of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Achieving my CrossFit Level 1 Coach Certification has allowed me to work in an atmosphere where I am able to pass on my knowledge and help ignite the same passion for healthy living in others. Oh yeah, I also enjoy long, luxurious bubble baths and moonlit walks along the beach.
“Thank you Red Sea CrossFit for helping me through my injuries and breaking down some old beliefs on how I can move. I feel alive again and I appreciate the knowledge and guidance. I am sore and grateful to feel strong again. Red Sea CrossFit is my new favorite gym in Red Deer. Thanks Michael Reid for kicking my butt and getting me there. Support local Christian people. Great gym. Great people. Change is a state of mind. Surrounding myself with good people in key. LETS DO THIS!”
“My son does CrossFit for kids and loves it. Tom has inspired him to be an “exercise teacher” when he grows up. He is more aware of healthy living. He practices at home, even hosts classes of his own for friends. A huge parent win for me. My daughter who is very active in dance also wants to join in the fun. Thank you Tom for showing my kids active living is fun.”
“Such a great place! Having no previous gym experience I was pretty nervous about trying CrossFit, but once you get here, you are well looked after and coached well at your ability. I might be a little bit hooked now and miss it when I can’t make it in.”
“I have been going to Ignite since November 2016 and I LOVE IT!! I look forward to going every week. Yanina and Greg greet everyone, every single class with an amazing amount of energy and fun. They have a great way of connecting with us all. Outside of their awesome personalities, they kick our butts. They know their stuff. They challenge you, but are also keenly aware of when modifications are necessary. This is a no judgement zone. They are encouraging and push you to exceed your self imposed limitations. I love that every class has different exercises (just when you think you’e seen them all – think again). They walk around and make sure your form is correct and work with you to adjust it if necessary. I feel like they are totally engaged in you getting stronger while having fun. I absolutely encourage anyone and everyone to visit Ignite. I have no doubt you will love it as much as I do.”
“Phenomenal facility with outstanding, knowledgable coaches! Recommend this place 100%”
“This gym feels like a big family. No egos, no attitudes. Just supportive, encouraging people all around.”
“Red Sea CrossFit is an ideal facility for optimal fitness and health.”