about us

serving the Richmond area as your guide on the journey to a healthier, happier self

our mission

Simply put, Overdrive’s mission is to help you, “Change Your Life With Us.” After spending time in our facility and with our team we want our members to walk out of our doors after a workout and feel like they are better version of themselves. It isn’t the scientific sum of calories, workouts and weight that keeps our members returning. It is not the cutting edge equipment and technology. It is the people that count. Our team cares about guiding and encouraging each and every member to obtain the goals they seek for themselves. Our members’ goals are specific and if we can assist in that journey to realizing their aspirations then we have truly helped them change their life.

OUR MISSION:

TO PROVIDE

positive & challenging environments promoting health, fitness, well being & community

our story

CrossFit Solus was established in December of 2009. Our gym started in our 800 square foot shop with just a handful of friends and some lofty dreams that we could change the way that people thought about fitness. After seeing multiple physical transformations from our members through the CrossFit workouts and a Zone/ Paleo style diet, we knew there was something special to this program.

Our passion for CrossFit grew even stronger as we noticed the mental and emotional effects it had on people. The workouts were hard, sometime unbearable, but we were a team and we all battled it out together and bonded from it. Over time we could see the confidence, camaraderie and genuine care for our fellow athlete grow more and more each day.

In the beginning, we thought we were just selling fitness, but in reality we were developing relationships, building self confidence, overcoming insecurities, forging grittiness, learning empathy, and on top of all of the dramatic physical transformations that were in the works, the mental transformations were by far the most gratifying. Our Mission was simple, transform one life at a time. Every person that stepped foot into our gym, we made it our goal to give them best possible service and training program that we could. It didn’t matter where you came from or what your background was, for that hour of that day, we were a family and we were there to support you. A family that strived to make this the BEST hour of your day!

In 2011, me moved into our commercial location in town. As we approach year 11 of our affiliation, our vision for the future remains the same. We are in constant pursuit of excellence in all that we do and we will always strive to improve our program the best we can. Our community of athletes at CrossFit Solus are second to none. They are some of the most caring and supportive group you will ever meet. We value every relationship we get to have with all our athletes and thank God to have them in our lives.

OUR PEOPLE IS WHAT MAKES US GREAT

OUR TEAM

Marco Tan

Owner/Head Coach

Cole Tilbury

Coach/Head Personal Trainer

Pablo Negrete

Coach/Personal Trainer

Ryan Trinidad

Coach

Nelson Lau

Kinesiologist/Personal Trainer

Viktor Selezniov

Weightlifting Coach

Sameen Kaviani

Kinesiologist/Personal Trainer

Eden Dearing

Nutrition/Personal Trainer

ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP?

getting started is easy!

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

Talk with a coach about your goals and learn how we can get you to your best self.

2. START YOUR TRAINING

You have defined your goals and you are ready to begin your journey. We will start you strong by taking you through the fundamentals of training and sound habits putting you on the road to success!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down you’ll book classes easily on our app, enjoy the workouts with awesome people and reach your goals in no time!

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Marco Tan

OWNER / HEAD COACH

Marco naturally gravitated towards sports and fitness in his younger years, choosing athletics over academics. Even though he was an honour roll student, attended UBC, and played the classical violin for 15 years, he would rather pursue playing football on the field and weightlifting in the gym. Now a masters athlete, Marco has honed his 10+ years of coaching experience and expertise to continue helping others achieve their best life while personally pursuing athletic excellence in CrossFit and Weightlifting, building a professional and premier gym business and community, and being a busy father of two amazing children.

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1 certification
CrossFit Level 2 certification
CrossFit Weightlifting
CrossFit Mobility
CrossFit KettleBell
NCCP Weightlifting
CrossFit Kids
The Movement Fix Seminar
Gymnastics Freestyle Movement Seminar
The Outlaw Training Camp
BCRPA Fitness Trainer
BA UBC

Cole Tilbury

Coach/Head Personal Trainer

Cole has been a personal trainer for 8 years, specializing in functional movement patterns, injury correction/prevention and strength and conditioning. At the age of 15 I was diagnosed with disc degenerative disease and was forced out of playing hockey. With the inspiration to get his health back, he learned from a Back Specialist how to not only get better but perform at a high level without pain. With this knowledge, it has been his motivation to help others with pain or movement restrictions and have them being the best version of themselves!

Qualifications

CFlvl1 Certification
ISSA Personal Training Certification
8 Years Experience

Pablo Negrete

Coach/Personal Trainer

Pablo grew up in Mexico playing soccer professionally, then transitioned to competing in Crossfit where he found his passion for fitness and health. He began his coaching career in 2015 and since then, he has helped his clients feel more confident and reach their goals in 3 different counties where he has lived, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

He is a certified OPEX coach and he is a few months away to receive his diploma in Kinesiology from Langara College.

As a coach, Pablo values integrity, empathy, teamwork, and the relationships he continues to build through coaching.

Qualifications

CF Level 1 Certification

Ryan Trinidad

COACH

Ryan grew up doing Kyokushin karate from a little kid to teen. He loved playing and competing in volleyball and basketball through school. He then got back into martial arts and tried out some new things. He spent many years practicing Yoga, Reiki, Capoeira, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. During those years he wanted to get big and strong so he lifted a lot of weights. Power lifting regularly combined with lots of time doing martial arts was a nice transition to CrossFit.

Qualifications

CF Level 1 Certification
Gymnastics Certificate
7 Years Experience

Nelson Lau

Kinesiologist/Personal Trainer

Nelson has been part of elite sports since 2013. He was a student athletic therapist with the University of Alberta Golden Bears Hockey and Soccer programs from 2013-2016. After completing his BSc. In Kinesiology, Nelson pursued a career as a personal trainer and a certified strength & conditioning specialist working with programs including the Okanagan Hockey Academy (Edmonton), Basketball Alberta and numerous college and professional athletes. Nelson also has clinical experience both as an intern and a kinesiologist focusing on helping clients return-to-sport and fitness after injury. Nelson competed in Olympic weightlifting for 2 years back in Alberta and was originally introduced to weightlifting through CrossFit. He is also a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) – a mobility training system used by a variety of professional sports organizations. With a passion for continued education and scientific approaches, Nelson will bring his experience and knowledge to guide you towards living a high-performance lifestyle.

Qualifications

BSc. In Kinesiology
Certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)

Viktor Selezniov

Weightlifting Coach

Viktor has been a Crossfit athlete going on 9 years now and became part of Overdrive’s coaching staff 7 years ago. Growing up, he split his time between playing high level basketball, soccer and competing in Judo. With his competitive days behind he is able to direct that energy into living an active lifestyle and helping achieve the same.

Qualifications

CF Level 1 Certification
10 Years Experience

Sameen Kaviani

Kinesiologist/Personal Trainer

Sameen is a registered kinesiologist with the BCAK, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. Growing up as an athlete, Sameen developed a keen interest in physical activity, which inspired her to work in the health and fitness industry. She has worked as both a personal trainer and fitness instructor and has taught introductory weightlifting, HIIT, and circuit-based group fitness classes. She is also an experienced strength and conditioning coach who has worked with various varsity teams at McMaster. Further, she has worked with a variety of clients ranging from youth to older populations, as well as special populations such as multiple sclerosis patients. Sameen strives to make physical activity enjoyable and accessible and wants to help others improve their physical and mental well-being.

Eden Dearing

Nutrition/Personal Trainer

Eden fell in love with fitness at a young age after learning firsthand that the sports she loved – soccer and figure skating – had very different physical demands. Rising to the challenge of switching her athletic focus led Eden to her first gym membership at age 13, and she’s been actively training for one goal or another ever since. After finishing university, Eden started to explore different styles of training, eventually leading her to CrossFit in 2012 and then a Barbell Club in 2014. She was inspired to become a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor in 2016 after competing in Powerlifting and seeing the positive impact of strength training, especially on women.

Although Eden has always been fascinated by nutrition, it was her experience working with her clients that inspired her to become a certified Precision Nutrition Coach. Eden saw the transformative effect of learning and implementing principles of good nutrition for her clients, and became even more committed to helping them maximize their results by supporting positive lifestyle changes outside of their workouts.

While Eden enjoys working with all clients to achieve a variety of goals through fitness and nutrition, she’s especially driven to help women fall in love with their physical power and shift the focus from being less to being able to do more.

Qualifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Suspension Trainer Certified
Precision Nutrition Level 1
BCom UVIC

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