Functional Fitness 204-Coach MikeMike Warkentin Mike Warkentin is the founder of Functional Fitness 204. He has been involved in sports for his entire life, including hockey, basketball, track and field, and volleyball. As a player, Mike spent three years with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, winning a national championship in 1998. As a coach, Mike has worked with athletes from 10 years old to adulthood in summer camps, clinics, and team and individual settings. After getting hooked on weightlifting and fitness in university, Mike dedicated himself to learning more about training. After eight years in the media industry, he made his hobby into a career by starting work with Functional Fitness HQ in 2009. He served as the managing editor of the Functional Fitness Journal for almost 10 years. In this role, Mike had the opportunity to learn from elite coaches including Functional Fitness founder Greg Glassman, Mike Burgener, Louie Simmons and more. Mike is also the co-founder of Two-Brain Media. Mike is passionate about fitness, learning and coaching and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals at Functional Fitness 204. Credentials: Functional Fitness Level 2 Trainer Functional Fitness Basic Barbell Functional Fitness Olympic Lifting Functional Fitness Powerlifting Functional Fitness Gymnastics Manitoba Fitness Council Resistance Training Leader Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor CPR C/AED Emergency First Aid Email: Mike@Functional     Functional Fitness 204-Coach CrystalCrystal Kirby-Peloquin Crystal is the Functional Fitness 204 general manager, a top competition Functional Fitnesster and a Level 1 Functional Fitness trainer. A lifelong athlete, Crystal was a standout in track and field in high school, and she played basketball for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. After her basketball career, Crystal got involved in triathlons and duathlons and specialized in sprint distances. She competed in Fame and MABBA fitness and figure competitions before jumping into Functional Fitness full-time in 2010. After less than eight months of training, Crystal finished 18th at the Functional Fitness Games Central Canada Sectionals before taking third in the Functional Fitness Regina Spring Fling. Crystal dedicated herself to the program and really hit her stride in 2011. She finished third in the FrostFit Games in January 2010 and won the Intergalactic Throwdown hosted by Functional Fitness 204 in February. Crystal had a consistent performance over the Reebok Functional Fitness Games Open and finished 18th in Western Canada, earning a trip to regionals. At the Canada West Regional in Vancouver, Crystal finished ninth and was the only Manitoba or Saskatchewan female to finish in the top 10. In 2012, she finished 54th in Canada West and qualified for the regional competition, where she was 18th overall on the strength of four top-15 finishes. In 2013, she finished 17th in the Open and competed with the Functional Fitness 204 team at Regionals, finishing fifth. In 2013, she qualified for Regionals for the fourth consecutive year and finished 25th. She’s currently working to eliminate any weaknesses and qualify for the Functional Fitness Games. Credentials: Functional Fitness Level 2 USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach CPR/AED Email: Crystal@Functional   Functional Fitness 204-Coach CodyCody Bernard

A long-time member, Cody completed our apprenticeship program early in 2015 and joined our coaching staff. Cody’s fitness has improved dramatically since he started training, and along the way he showed us the technical precision, attention to detail and character that make him a perfect fit for our staff. Cody coaches our general Functional Fitness classes and also does individual and small-group on-ramps. New as of November 2015, Cody is the head coach of the 204 Conditioning program. Cody is also a talented artist and animal lover.
Functional Fitness Level 1
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
Functional Fitness 204-Coach GeoffGeoff Thompson Geoff was not your typical athlete when he started participating in sports. He struggled to hit a baseball with a bat, found out that he had two left feet when trying to kick a soccer ball and couldn’t stop on skates. All that changed when he discovered the sport of Olympic wrestling and quickly found that he did indeed have an aptitude for physical activity. Starting very young, he quickly learned what it took to become an elite wrestler and won several provincial championships. When his competing years were done, he moved on to coaching and ran a successful youth program for six years. Geoff decided to take his coaching to the next level and pursued a degree in kinesiology from the University of Manitoba, with a specialty in exercise and sport science. Six years into his personal-training career, he discovered Functional Fitness and found the training philosophy he always wanted to preach but could not put into words. It was also the closest thing he had experienced to the feeling he got during a wrestling match—the feeling of intensity that only comes from pushing yourself to another level. He is now committed to becoming the best Functional Fitness athlete he can be and helping others transition into the Functional Fitness style of training. Geoff was a member of Functional Fitness 204’s team for the 2013 and 2014 Functional Fitness Games Open. Credentials:
Bachelor of Kinesiology (U of M)
CSEP – Certified Personal Trainer
Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
NCCP Level 3 Wrestling Coach
David Boyd
Dave first came to us as part of a corporate fitness program we ran shortly after opening in 2011. We immediately knew he was a talented athlete, but over the next years we learned he was one of the most humble, hardworking and genuine people in the gym. Dave completed our apprenticeship program and joined our staff in 2015. Dave leads general Functional Fitness classes and is a gifted Olympic lifter and aspiring “tall gymnast.” In his spare time, Dave puts his fitness to use on the ice playing hockey.
Functional Fitness Level 1
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
Functional Fitness 204-Coach NatalieNatalie Marion – Rise Up Physiotherapy Physiotherapist Natalie Marion has been a member of Functional Fitness 204 since December 2013. She provides rehabilitation of medical conditions including but not limited to ligament sprains, muscle strains, nerve injuries, whiplash-associated disorders, overuse injuries, etc; assessment and treatment of sports injuries and work-related injuries; “prehab” and preventative maintenance; acupuncture; pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation; and more services. Please visit the Rise Up Physiotherapy page for more info.   A smiling dieitian stands in front of a banner that says "204 Lifestyle."J0anna Gies – 204 Lifestyle Joanna Gies is a Registered Dietitian with 20 years of experience, and she has worked with the Manitoba Home Nutrition Program for 17 years. She has special experience in pediatric nutrition and a keen interest in nutrition for sports nutrition and nutrition for performance. Joanna has been a fitness trainer since 2008, and she joined Functional Fitness in 2014 to work on strength goals. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and her Bernese mountain dog Bruno.


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