Ready, Set, Lift and Unwind classes are held ON LINE.

On Saturdays, classes are OUTSIDE. Kettlebells are at 9:00 a.m., with a covered but still open-air alternative in case of rain.

Not surprisingly, The Great Outdoors is outside, this one at 1:00 p.m. at a local park with a track.

Sign in and more information is directly below, under “class registration.”

Ready, Set, Lift!

Lifting classes that are beginner-friendly, injury-friendly, and budget-friendly as well. Join anytime!

We all work on the same strength principles in class, but everyone may not do the same actual moves. For example, on a hip hinge day, some participants might be practising an unloaded glute bridge, and others will be deadlifting. Similarly, a vertical push day might range from lifting an arm overhead without pain to gearing up for a heavy press.

Tuesdays are mainly an upper body focus, and Thursdays are mainly a lower body focus.

Minimum suggested equipment is: one each small, medium, and heavy dumbbell; one each light and heavy resistance bands. Please ask me if you need input!

Tuesday (upper body) and Thursday (lower body) mornings,
on-line, 9:00 a.m.; 55 minutes.


We’re taking it outside! Because social distancing = kettlebell distancing, and we have a good open location with some cover in case of rain. Bring your own bell(s) and a mat (or a towel that you can get dirty) to: Sir James Douglas Elementary School Annex, 7668 Borden Street (between Knight and Argyle at 61st Ave), Vancouver.

Saturday mornings at 9:00; 55 minutes.


The Great Outdoors

Location: Memorial South Park,
by the track washrooms.
5955 Ross Street (@ E 41st Avenue)

A mix of mobility, cardio and strength work. Can be easily scaled to all levels of physical ability.

Please bring your own pair of work gloves, a heavy band or bicycle inner tube, and a mat (or a towel that you can get dirty).

Saturday afternoons at 1:00; 55 minutes.


I’ll admit it, I am nowhere near the most naturally flexible of people – which is why I know we all need to commit to some mobility time! Log in whenever you feel you want to move more easily with less tension.

We will typically target the chest, upper back and hips, sometimes ankles, and we aim to tie in good, relaxed breathing throughout to let our nervous system settle into actually using a better range of motion.

Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m.; 30 minutes. You can do everything with no equipment if necessary, although a mat, chair or bench, bolster or folded towels, and some type of myofascial release tools such as a foam roller or balls will be helpful.


All 55-minute classes are $25, or $200 for a 10-pack. This applies to Ready, Set, Lift; Kettlebells; and the Great Outdoors.

Unwind (30 minutes) is $15 per class, or $120 for a 10-pack.

Prices include GST.

Payment isn’t integrated with the on-line sign-in at this time. E-transfer is preferred, to: whatsyourstrength ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com, with cheque or cash also accepted.

Class registration

Unwind and Ready, Set, Lift classes on line via Zoom. Saturday classes are outside (kettlebells and The Great Outdoors).

On-line booking at: Please note that your first login must be on a desktop (classes are on the left-hand side), and after that you can use your phone.

Note: 12 hours’ late cancel policy for classes, but you can sign until 59 minutes before the class begins as long as it still shows on the schedule and the maximum capacity has not yet been reached.

Any other questions, please email me at whatsyourstrength (at) gmail (dot) com

All class expiry periods are normally two months.

Reduce Your Pain

A non-medication-based approach to taking charge of reducing your pain levels. We will cover re-setting our nervous system to calm down pain signals, improvements to breathing and posture, soft tissue release techniques, and how to make pain reduction “stick.”

Please contact me for upcoming pain reduction dates.

Download the Pain Reduction Waiver here (208KB PDF)

Deadlift Workshop

We run through the basics of core and glute engagement, diaphragmatic breathing, and neutral spine. Proper form is emphasized to make sure you are lifting safely. Technique will fine-tune your lifts, and the principle of full-body tension will dramatically increase your ability to handle heavy loads.

Upper Body Strength Workshop

Bench press and military (overhead) press: classic ways to build and test your upper body strength.

We’ll go through how to prepare to press, how to set up to press safely, and how to adjust the pressing to your own body’s needs.

Please contact me for upcoming pain reduction, deadlift and upper body dates.