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JOEL MCCAIN - OWNER, HEAD TRAINER
Joel has broken National Records in 4 different weight classes and two different equipment divisions (raw, and raw w/wraps).
He has coached multiple world, national, and provincial record holding powerlifters, as well as professional and collegiate athletes from multiple sports including the NFL, CFL, UFC. He Also has several post rehabilitation certifications and has helped many people return to pain free training after serious injuries.
Although he has trained people, including himself through extreme transformations, he is the author of our free guide "The Lazy Man's Guide to Fat Loss" and has helped everyday people lose over 100lbs and keep it off forever
705lb DEADLIFT, DUNGEON FITNESS
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Marina, Ed Coan, and Joel
Joel, Josh Bryant, and Marina
Chris Duffin and Joel
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DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP TO HELP YOU MOVE BETTER & GET STRONGER
The details matter. Every piece of equipment we put in the gym has a purpose. We're home to a custom monolift retrofitted by Ghost Strong, a full Eleiko competition set including the combo rack, BCs largest selection of specialty barbells including multiple duffalo bars, cambered bench bars, transformer bars, safety squat bars, several swiss bars, deadlifts bars, three different trap bars, squat bars and more. 8 squat stations, 2 competition benches, with a custom Ghost Strong competition bench. 1000+ kilos of Rogue and Eleiko calibrated weight. We have specialty machines including a reverse hyper, Westside barbell Inverse curl, EliteFTS glute ham raise and more. We're always adding to the gym's functionality every month - we can confidently say no other company puts as much back into their training space as Blacksmith.
Blacksmith Fitness offers an array of training options from programming, to personal and semi-private instruction.
No generic programming. Every program is designed from the ground up around you and your goals
All backed by a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
Powerlifting & Performance
Blacksmith Fitness has produced multiple provincial, national, and world record holding powerlifters. With our unique focus on technical mastery, biomechanics, and customized programming, every single person who has trained with Blacksmith Fitness has come out stronger. We also have experience training collegiate athletes from multiple sports, professional MMA fighters, hockey, and football players. Blacksmith Fitness is the place to train to maximize your strength and athletic potential.
Working with our extended network of BC's best medical professionals and an in-house registered kinesiologist, Blacksmith Fitness' trainers have helped people return to full strength after an array of difficult injuries. We have specialized equipment to train around injuries at every major joint; if you need your training adapted to your current abilities, this is the place to be.
Physique & Fitness
Not everyone wants to lift 500lbs or become a professional athlete, If you'd like to fast track your progress with a science-based approach, and cut through all the misinformation, give us a shout through our contact page. Our coaches have experience training everyone from runway models and bodybuilders, to seniors looking to regain their independence