Who is Coach Chris “YoDa” Schaalo??

Did you know Chris is the Western Canadian PR Rep for Again Faster.

Did you know Chris is the Western Canadian PR Rep for Again Faster.

I began CrossFit in February of 2007.

I started CrossFit as a tool to train for football.

Before CrossFit other than the sports I played (football, rugby, basketball) I ran a lot, did some smith machine squats and other typical gym exercises.

Not usually throwing the ball.  Normally receiving.

Not usually throwing the ball. Normally receiving.

Outside of CrossFit I am addicted to learning, football and food. But mostly food.

I began coaching CrossFit in October 2008.

Two favourite things about CrossFit: it never stops humbling you, and the people are incredible.

Why was I always watching Chris do work?

Why was I always watching Chris do work?

Favourite WOD is a toss up between “Karen”, “Grace” and “Fran”, I’m a sprinter by trade and quad pain doesn’t bother me.

There is no better feeling than helping people realize their potential on a day to day basis.

My favourite CrossFit moment would be watching Team Taranis stand on the podium and receive their bronze medals at the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games – bursting with pride.

Hangin at the Games

My worst CrossFit moment was knowing I had just fractured my wrist mid clean.

I compete here and there.

Coach YoDa leading by example.

Coach YoDa leading by example.

My favourite competition was competing on Team Taranis in the 2010 CrossFit Games in front of a couple thousand fans.

CrossFit goals for 2013 include a 400lb squat, complete a 1/2 marathon, and go under 2:00 min on both “Fran” and “Grace”.

Favourite CrossFit quote: “what am I gonna do with all this fitness?” -Chris Spealler

CrossFit doesn’t cause injuries, neglectful coaching and the sheer stupidity of the client are what lead to injuries. Check your ego and find yourself a real coach, not a cheerleader, if really you want to see gains in your fitness level.

Separated at birth?  Brothers??

Separated at birth? Brothers??