Our Philosophy.

CrossFit Quetzal is a 2,000 sq/ft. fitness coaching facility equipped with men’s and women’s locker rooms located St-Henri/Downtown Montreal. We offer group and
individual coaching, utilizing the CrossFit methodology. CrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity.

What we do.

So what does that really mean? It means that at CrossFit Quetzal you will not find rows of stationary bikes and weight machines. Instead you will find pull-up bars, kettlebells, barbells and wide open space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing – moving your body the way it is meant to be moved. It means that all your workouts will be comprised of exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day life or sport. You would never bicep curl your child to pick them up, so why would you do it in the gym? We focus on improving functional movements that are necessary and common in your daily activities.

It also means that you will never get bored. With our constantly varied programming you will rarely do the same workout twice in any given year. You will never have to program your own workouts or spend hours in the gym. Instead, each day a workout will be provided for you that is scalable to suit your fitness level. And because our workouts are rarely longer than 40 minutes they can fit into even the busiest schedules.

Our fitness programming aims to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The result is comprehensive physical fitness and restored vitality.

Who we serve.

CrossFit Quetzal is for you if you:

  • Want to get in shape but don’t know how to design a fitness program.
  • Dislike the impersonal “GloboGym/Energie Cardio” environment.
  • Have lost interest in your gym routine or get bored with your workouts.
  • Think you don’t have time to exercise.
  • Are looking to get faster or stronger for your sport.
  • Are no longer seeing results with your current training regimen.

Our community at CrossFit Quetzal is diverse; it includes members of our military special forces, full-time moms, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, business executives, elite athletes, and retired grandparents. Regardless of how you earn an income or your current fitness level, you will benefit from the coaching at CrossFit Quetzal.

Our promise to you.

We promise to offer a professional environment and a knowledgeable staff dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals. We promise to always challenge you so that you never get bored and to create a community that will inspire and motivate you.

So what does Quetzal mean?

Quetzalcóatl is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Náhuatl language and means “feathered serpent”. Among the Aztecs, whose beliefs are the best-documented in the historical sources, Quetzalcóatl was related to gods of the wind, of the planet Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. The Quetzal often symbolizes self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things such as the phoenix which operate in cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished.

We think that CrossFit provides a platform to empower individuals to conquer/nourish the inner strength. We help our clients overcome perceived daily obstacles by providing them with the skills and encouragement to achieve their full potential and exceed their own expectations. Through this process indomitable spirits are forged.

“Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing themselves.
This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image”
– Bruce Lee