Driftwood Athletics

The beauty is in the movement

The Art is in the programming

The Science is in the Teaching

The Magic is in the community 


We run, we play, we lift, we compete, we move. Driftwood is about enjoying your fitness. Each workout is an opportunity to make friends, work hard, build skills and kick butt. The camaraderie and atmosphere of our community is everything. It is where we find consistency, results and happiness. Come move with our studio which is located steps from Brentwood Station and the new Whole Foods in Burnaby.



Occasionally  delusional but always genuine, Nate is here to change the fitness game and the way his athletes approach exercise. Nate enjoys little more than crushing workouts, pizzas and beers; often in that order. He loves his friends, his family and his athletes above all else and would go through a wall for any of them.

Nate’s barrel chest, power belly and explosive hip make him a dynamic athlete who insists he can lift 300lbs over his head, run a sub 19 minute 5k and dunk a basketball. Growing up struggling with his weight Nate has particular insight into the psychology of exercise and specializes in strategies that produce consistency and intensity for his athletes. When he is not at the gym you can often find Nate in the craft breweries of East Van, trail running in North Van or hanging out with his best bud and sister Deirdre.


Daniel English


Former 2015 CFL draft pick, Daniel English has now switched his focus to training Crossfit and living a healthy lifestyle. Playing football for 12 plus years, Daniel knows what it takes to become an elite athlete and is passing on what he knows about training, commitment and passion to everyone he coaches. He believes in small victories, chasing that 1% everyday. Becoming a better person and athlete than you were yesterday, not just in sports but in every aspect of your life. He has goals of making regionals in the near future and continuing his career towards fire fighting.


Olena Kodak

Rambling at 1000 words a minute, Olena is known for her high energy and her soul-crushing VMM BootCamp classes. A new addition to the team, Olena comes to Driftwood humble and excited to learn and even more excited when she sticks a new oly-lift PR.  Olena is determined to grow and pushes her clients to do the same, mirroring that fitness is always a journey, and there is no real finish line. Going through a five year struggle with anorexia nervosa, Olena has come out the other side with a strong head on her shoulders and a drive to help other women see themselves as beautifully strong; focusing on building both muscle and confidence. The number on the scale doesn’t matter anymore for this trainer, but rather, the numbers across the board for her max squat, deadlift, and bench press. When she’s not training she’s working with Vancouver Muscle Meals, both learning and educating clients on the importance of diet and a healthy lifestyle to partner with smashing gym sessions. 



There’s nothing holding Hector back from being active. He has participated in Canadian Affiliate League’s weekly competitions, local CF events, and Olympic weightlifting competitions. Hector has run half-marathons, cycled 200km for the BC Lung Association, and can be found exploring new hiking grounds both locally, and wherever he’s vacationing. However, his major claim to fame is beating Nate in the 2014 Open.

After graduating from SFU with a BA in Health Sciences, Hector is currently working towards becoming a Registered Nurse. On his downtime, he can be found playing flag football, pick-up basketball, or ultimate frisbee. But for the most part, Hector specializes in nursing, six packs, and being an all-around good guy. 









Schedule & Book



These are traditionalclasses that include a skill-based warm-up, skill or strength training, the Workout of the Day (or “WOD”), and mobility work. The workouts can always be scaled so that new athletes can workout alongside veteran athletes. On some days, the WOD will be a 10-20 minute metabolic conditioning workout that combines several movements or exercises that are grouped into sets and either completed for time or in as many rounds a possible (“AMRAP”). On other days, the class will focus on a strength piece (like a 1 rep max deadlift) followed by a shorter metabolic conditioning “finisher” workout.


Wake and Shake

Interval training that combines everything we do here all week into sixty minutes. Come ready to hit multiple stations  ranging from kettlebells to plyometrics, to running and everything in between. Work out the cobwebs from the night before and get your Saturday started right.



Hi-intesity and high-energy, MetCon  is a workout that utilizes functional body weight movements with light to moderate loads. This program includes strength-building movements but omits or modifies the complex gymnastics and Olympic weight-lifting exercises. MetCon is easy to start but still very challenging and, like our Xfitclasses, every workout is different. Expect to work hard and see amazing results. For our Experienced Xfit members, there will be options to scale up movements. 



Power Hour

Come sweat it out with an uptempo bootcamp style class with @fitwithok It will be an challenging but fun workout ranging from Dumbell work to KettleBell to Plyometrics and Calisthenics. This class is open to athletes of all levels and is appropriate for anyone looking to get fit, have fun and meet some great friends while doing so.

By Olena Kodak



Athletes will learn and practice good positioning and mechanics in a self-paced environment designed to develop a stronger strength base and engine. Focus will be on developing the proper form and technique primarily in the Clean & Jerk and the Snatch..  *Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class for additional warm-up and mobilization.


Workout of the Day



Driftwood Athletics is home to Official CrossFit Affiliate Beechwood CrossFit






Call (604) 562–8754 or come see us at the back of 4381 Dawson St, in Burnaby, British Columbia