Steve Brazil

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Director of Sport Performance

Steve Brazil

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Director of Sport Performance

Biography

Coach Steve found CrossFit while working as a personal trainer in 2008. From 2009 until 2015, he worked as a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the Canadian Sport Institute — Calgary (CSI-C). During this time, he was fortunate to learn and work alongside some of the most renowned strength and conditioning coaches in Canada and has accumulated thousands of hours of hands-on coaching experience. He has honed his skills as a coach working with individuals and groups ranging from the general population, to development athletes, to national- and professional-level athletes in a variety of sports. Unbeknownst to his athletes, he incorporated CrossFit into their training programs to improve their general fitness, and they loved it!

CrossFit by definition is a general fitness program or General Physical Preparedness (GPP) program. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a type of workout, it is a training program which incorporates various training modalities. Having been exposed to a multitude of training methodologies, Coach Steve believes for individuals who wish to improve general health and fitness, CrossFit is a great option. He also believes that for individuals with more specific goals, an individualized approach is optimal.

Coach Steve’s training philosophies of teaching functional movement and providing a safe daily training environment is rooted in his background in physics, anatomy and physiology. He believes the biggest benefit from training comes from focusing on improving the quality of movement first, quantity/load second, and intensity third. He hopes to clarify throughout the CrossFit community that on a daily basis, CrossFit is meant to be a training program and not a daily competition.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (B.Kin)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng)
  • CrossFit Level 1 (CF-L1)
  • CrossFit Level 2 (CF-L2)
  • CrossFit Level 3 (CF-L3)
  • National Coaching Certification Program — Olympic Weightlifting (Trained)
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) — Level 1
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) — Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)