- Our Story -

- Who Was Jack? -

Jack was Christopher's Grandfather.  A dedicated family man: son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  Quick with quip, loved scotch, loved CBC Saturday Night Hockey and Sunday NFL Football - and any excuse to spend time with his family and people he loved most.

He was also a World War II Veteran.  He served in the Canadian Forces during World War II - Navy, on the HMCS Uganda, known most notably for having transported Winston Churchill and his staff to Washington in 1943 and acting, on more than one occasion, as an escort for various naval convoys - the biggest being the attachment to the 15th Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet on 10 July 1943, whose mission it was to aid in the allied invasion of Sicily (1).  The facility was opened in part to commemorate his service and, in equal part, to be his legacy.

- What Is Sailor Jacks To You? -

Since it's inception, in December 2014, Sailor Jack's has rapidly grown into a thriving community for sports rehabilitation, strength, athletic performance and lifestyle enthusiasts alike!

Every inch of our facility is dedicated to providing solutions to your fitness problems and delivering to you, the unique training experience and level of client service you need.  No wasted space.  No unnecessary equipment.  No "fluff"!

Whether you choose to engage in our Sports Rehabilitation services, CrossFit™ or traditional North American sports such as: soccer, hockey, football, baseball, basketball and volleyball, or, lifestyle sports such as: golf, obstacle course racing or triathlon - we, at Sailor Jacks will strive to consistently deliver the best experience possible and the curriculum you need to reach your goals!

- Our Philosophy -

1) Prevent Injury.

2) Get you stronger.

3) Deliver Results.

- Our Vision -

1) To provide the best facility and atmosphere for strength, performance and lifestyle training in the world.

2) To establish a strong community of likeminded individuals who aren't afraid to put in the hard miles, the early mornings and the late nights; a community of individuals who are respected for their tireless work ethic and bonded by their enthusiasm for the crucible of training.

- Our Values -

Open Communication - we, the staff, are here to support, encourage and nurture your development through your journey in strength.  To this end, we only ever aim to help you improve.  If what we do or say does not align with this philosophy, please communicate to any one of us what you need in order to feel like you're getting the experience you came to us seeking - we recognize that to be able to so requires a certain amount of psychological and emotional strength, humility and vulnerability, again; we are here and willing to to help however, you must first be willing to help yourself and take ownership over your journey.

Ownership - while we are here to support, encourage and nurture your development through your journey in strength; the journey is yours and yours alone to take.  Own It.  The results you earn and, conversely, those you don't, are equally both - yours.  We see you at minimum 2x per week at maximum 6x and only for an hour to 90 minutes at a time, which means the heavy lifting (pun intended) actually happens outside of the gym and the decisions you make in this space.  Take ownership over your decisions.

Discipline - 
taking ownership over your decisions on a such a finite scale requires discipline.  Which means doing mundane, repetitive things and facing the potential of "failure" over and over again but doing so with great enthusiasm regardless of outcome - absent of emotion.

Hard Work 
- cultivating discipline is hard work, as are the training evolutions and nutritional practices we employ.  Persistence makes the work more tolerable, not easier.  With time, effort and willingness to endure the hard work - you will earn your strength.

Respect 
- respect starts with yourself first.  Honour your commitment to your training by showing up to your scheduled appointment on time and ready.  Then, that baseline of respect for the inherently finite reality of time can extend outward to the Coaches.

Being on time demonstrates the gravity with which you approach your own training and by extension demonstrates to the Coaches and other community members that you appreciate and recognize that: they too, have other obligations, demands and commitments that they have to fulfill in addition to their time at the gym.

Secondly, for your conduct:  how you treat the equipment, Coaches and other members - how you operate with respect to the space itself.  Be aware of what's going on around you at all times and work with the flow of the environment.  Be courteous.

Service 
-  Be of service to yourself first.  You came in to the gym looking for an experience that was vastly different from any other training experience offered in a conventional commercial gym or crossfit box for that matter.  How we do what we do is what sets us apart.  And, what we do is make being of service the focal point of our values.  When I say be of service to yourself, I mean be present during your training devoid of distraction.  Use this physical training to connect with your body, mind, emotions and higher spiritual being.  Look to help.  If you're all squared away with your own training, look to help others load their bar, unload their bar - be of service, ENGAGE with our community.  You'll be surprised by what happens when you get out of your own head and look to be of service to others.

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