Our Team

Your Success is our responsibility

Eric Barber

Founder & Coach

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Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 & Level 2
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching
  • Precision Nutrition (currently enrolled)
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting L1

Best part about being a coach

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing how CrossFit transforms people. CrossFit enhances their body, their mind, their health, their relationships, their work & everything in between. It’s fun just being a part of that.

Experience

In 2006 Christi and I bought a personal training studio in south Florida. We left Calgary bright eyed and bushy tailed. We were fortunate enough to work with some of the NHLs finest including the Florida Panthers, a few Olympic athletes, an LPGA tour pro and the world’s best wakeboarder.

Although the high-profile athletes were great, we were really fortunate to have developed strong relationships with regular Joes, desk jockeys and stay-at-home moms. After more than 10000 hours of one-on-one & small group training, in addition to nutrition/weight loss coaching, we decided to pack it all in and move back to Calgary to start CrossFit Currie Barracks. We couldn’t be happier.

Christi Barber

Coach, Founder

Christi Barber

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • NCCP Olympic Weight Lifting Certified Level 1 Coach(Level 3 for squash)
  • Outlaw Camp with Rudy Nielson
  • Carl Paoli Gymnastic Seminar

Best part about being a coach

In order to be a good coach you must be able to meet each individual where they are and help them find what they are truly looking for. This may be tips on exercise but being a true coach involves listening and trying to understand each individual that comes through the door. Once we have goals set and new things to strive for individuals become happy, stronger, fitter and more motivated in their minds and bodies. This is exciting for both coach and athlete.

Experience

Owned and operated Emery Behavioral Medicine in Florida for 6 years providing top athletic training for Pro, Olympic and wannabe athletes ;) Owned and operated Principle Nutrition – a successful nutrition company focused on changing behaviors and creating lasting weight loss results. Former squash professional coaching top athletes from around the world.

Shana Snell

Coach

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Bachelor of Arts, UofC

Best part about being a coach

Sharing passion and knowledge with others to help achieve their goals and do something they may never have thought possible. Spending time with like minded people, developing physical and mental strength. Creating friendships through shared struggles and hard work. Making a difference in someone’s life through encouragement, support, care and motivation.

Experience

CrossFit Coach at CFCB since Sept 2013

Dave Fitz

Coach

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting (Sept ’14)
  • First Aid CPR/AED
  • Best part about being a coach

Best part about being a coach

Movement accountability. Continuing education. In any given class at any given time, I feel like I am part watchful movement tactician, part passionate teacher, part cheerleader and part DeeJay ;)

I am proud to be a Coach and love having my own flock!

Experience

From Vancouver originally, I only dabbled in CrossFit for my first 2 years. My priority then was Ultimate Frisbee, as I played on a competitive team and was cross-training for various tournaments all over the world. I have played in Brazil, Australia, Czech Republic, Italy & USA, with my Club team from Vancouver. The CrossFit program extended my playing career by at least 3 years. Admittedly, at first I had a big ego which I only pretended to leave at the door, so I proved to be a difficult study because I did not take direction well and thought I knew more than I did. One coach recognized this flaw, took me aside and challenged my ways, which I really needed, and I finally learned to shut my mouth and listen. It was like starting all over again, and I would have to liken that moment to a life-changing experience. Since moving to Calgary, I got the L1 Certification and have gained a renewed appreciation for this sport and community, seeing it from this side.