- 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 - 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 fulfill our obligation to deliver the experience you need.

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 are just that, earned - you get what you work for, not what you wish for.  We see you at minimum 2x per week at maximum 6x and only for an hour to 90 minutes - which means the heavy lifting (pun intended) actually happens with the rest of your time outside of the gym.  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 with great enthusiasm day in and day out regardless of outcome.

Hard Work 
- discipline takes hard work as does the training itself.  Persistence makes the work more tolerable, not easier.  With time, effort, consistency and hard work you will get stronger and the training evolutions, by-and-large, will become more enjoyable.

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 can extend outward to the Coaches - firstly, through appreciation and recognition that they too have other demands on their time outside of the gym; secondly, for your conduct - that is how you treat the equipment, other members, Coaches and 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 and share space.

Service 
-  Be of service to yourself first.  You came into the gym looking for an experience that was vastly different from any other training experience offered in a conventional commercial gym or CrossFit™ box.  How we do what we do is what sets us apart and you - and your conduct, by extension, are a MASSIVE part of creating that experience as well.  Being of service the focal point of our values which starts with being 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 help.

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