Greetings to everyone at CrossFit North Vancouver,
Some of you already know this but I did feel it was time to send out a message to the entire group. I will be leaving the North Shore at the end of November and moving to Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
This has been a move my wife and I have discussed for a long time. We didn’t know where we would end up if we were to leave North Vancouver, the place we have lived for nearly 40 years. We talked about many different locations but it was finally Qualicum that resonated with both us. We have bought a house there and are now starting the process of packing up.
It will be very hard to say goodbye to the many good friends that I’ve made at CFNV. My history here goes back to its very beginning. Before it was CFNV I trained in Taekwondo at the old location. I came back to it when it was part of Evolution Martial Arts and taught Cardio Kickboxing classes. When CrossFit was first introduced I was there and not long after Dave became the owner and started CrossFit North Vancouver I left CrossFit BC to join his gym. That was back in 2011 and I was welcomed so wonderfully into the community.
The gym grew and we all improved our fitness and skills. You cheered me on as I went to my first CrossFit Games competition in 2012. Then in 2013 when I came in 22nd in the Open and didn’t make it back you encouraged me to not give up. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 you supported me as I made three back-to-back appearances at the Games. It was the coaching and the training partners I had that helped me achieve those goals and I’m forever grateful.
Over these years you have become a part of my big extended family. We have struggled together, seen babies born and turn into beautiful children that I’ve loved playing with, we have pushed each other and ultimately gotten much healthier for it.
Along the way I have delighted in providing what help I could to assist you in achieving your goals. I have loved coaching you, I’ve loved working out alongside you, I have loved the friendship you’ve given me.
CFNV has been a huge part of my life for many years and I’m sorry to see that time come to an end, but as one door closes, another one opens. I’ll be joining the gym at CrossFit Qualicum Beach and training alongside Patrick aka Coach TNT, who is already living there. I hope if you are ever in Qualicum you will contact me and come by for a workout, I’ll certainly be doing the same here and will plan on stopping by whenever I’m on the North Shore.
You are an incredible group of people and you have created a very special place in my heart. I won’t forget you and all that you have meant to me.
Much love to you all,
Terry aka Coach Bull