I am the owner of the Fitness Center/Gym - "Connection: Corporate Health" located in the downtown business core of Vancouver BC, Canada. In 1997 I started Powershape Personal Training which continues to thrive to this day.
My best WABDL sanctioned lifts are:
148lbs. Division -
Bench Press: 303lbs. Deadlift: 515lbs.
(My Best Deadlift in The 148lbs. Division is 520lbs.USPF).
165lbs. Division -
Bench Press: 330lbs. Deadlift: 590lbs.
181lbs. Division -
Bench Press: 375lbs. Deadlift: 585lbs.
- Gold Medal B.C. Winter Games: Powerlifting -
- BC Weight Throw Record: Master (45-50) -
- Canadian 72lbs Stone Throw Record: Master -
- WABDL Master Record -
- 2016 Richmond Master Athlete of The Year -
I have been featured on City TV's "Breakfast Television", Shaw TV's "The Express" (Sports Section), "InMotion TV, "Urban Trendz Magazine", "The Richmond Review", "The Richmond News", "The Province" and "The Vancouver Sun". I was also named one of the Top 5 Personal Trainers by readers of "The Metro Vancouver" Newspaper and was named 2015 Richmond Master Athlete Of the Year.
In 2011 I became the Owner of "Connection: Corporate Health" - the fitness center in the HSBC Building which is located in financial district of Downtown Vancouver. I am also a Co-Owner of "Oranj Fitness" which now has ten locations and territories including; Kelowna BC, Fort McMurray, Ottawa and Grande Prairie Alberta. All the while, continuing to train 16 to 20 people a day of all fitness levels.
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As an Athlete I am truly honored and more importantly I think My Father Pat, a life-long Sports Fanatic would be proud."
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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TOP 5 PERSONAL TRAINERS
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"He is great at what he does and is one of the most enthusiastic people I know, which is so important when you are working towards any goal."
"I started training with Grant about a year ago and the change in my looks and how I feel has been a night and day difference."
"She will design a fitness program that works for you."
"He puts me through an incredibly challenging workout yet I feel safe and never been injured or relapsed once under his care."
"Patti is professional, fun and listens to her clients needs."
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Cranston Rock Solid in Feats of Strength
From The Richmond Sentinel, August 29th, 2018...
RICHMOND SENTINEL - SPORTS
Published: August 29th, 2018 10:07 AM
Jody Cranston simply refuses to rest on his laurels.
Two years ago he was recognized at the annual Richmond Sports Awards as the 2016 Master Athlete of the Year. That honour simply further fuelled his motivation. Recently, the distinguished local powerlifter tried his hand at another feat of strength: throwing stones. Literally.
“I love competing and challenging myself,” Cranston explains. “I think that all started when I set goals to meet my early powerlifting years back. It always feels great to set a goal and meet it.”
So he signed on to represent Richmond at the 22nd Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned Feats of Strength contest at Alki Beach in Seattle. He came away having set a Canadian masters record in the 72-pound stone throw event. Competing in the 198-pound division, he threw the stone 11.75 feet.
“I took about a year to work on the technique,” says Cranston, adding trying to keep up with his 11-year-old daughter Taila and all her sports and activities helps too.
He also extends credit to his coach Gary Fee.
“Stone throwing and the track and field throws are gaining in popularity,” Cranston says. “It is great to be able to include outdoor training (an all-year initiative) to the indoor weight, power and gym training.”
Owner of Connection: Corporate Health, a fitness centre in Vancouver since 2011, Cranston began Powershape Personal Training in 1997. He is also a partner in Oranj Fitness with locations from B.C. to Ontario.
Cranston won gold in powerlifting at the BC Winter Games and set the provincial weight throw record for masters-aged (45 years and older) athletes. He’s also excelled at the bench press, with a best deadlift of 590 pounds.
The first-place finish in the stone throw qualifies Cranston for the AAU world championships in Las Vegas this fall.
His advice to others: “Whether it is stone throwing, powerlifting or any sport for that matter, find something you enjoy doing and put in the work. There is no down side to this.”
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