Our Story - CrossFit Banff to Summit Rx

Founder Chris Pacheco has always been obsessed with fitness, it's been a lifelong addiction. He's known around town as a fit guy and living in Banff where people train professionally as athletes, that's saying a lot. Chris is always coming up with new ways to challenge himself; summiting Sulphur mountain 100 days in a row and running a mini triathlon around Johnson's Lake all summer are just a few.

Chris' commitment to never stop challenging himself is what got him into coaching. He has an amazing ability to inspire people and help them see what they're capable of. Chris started sharing his passion for health and fitness way back when he ran an outdoor boot camp at the Banff Rec Grounds - every day he'd unload sleds, kettle bells and battle ropes onto the field and groups of locals would come out and get their sweat on. When Chris opened CrossFit Banff in 2013, he introduced people to a whole new way of working out and brought a new level of intensity to his coaching. Always one to push harder, Chris has now started the next chapter of functional fitness opening Summit Rx. Offering a combination of CrossFit training and low-intensity Sweat 45 classes, Summit Rx is a place where people of all capabilities can truly challenge themselves.

'Everyone is welcome, we cheer each other on.  Showing up is the 1st step to getting started'