BRAD "Popeye" KOHLER has been a coach and trainer since 2003, and former owner and head coach of Crossfit Optimum Performance in Vancouver, BC, and CrossFit Calgary.
He has personally trained thousands of people—creating extraordinary results by channeling his extensive training and education, the deep wisdom of long experience, and his obsession with fine-tuning for every little advantage.
You don’t have to be in Canada to take advantage of Brad’s over a decade plus years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach and Crossfit trainer, or his thoughtful, focused, one-on-one attention.
Brad’s passion is helping people take control of their health and reach their fitness and competition goals. He lives, eats and breathes fitness and performance; he continues to consult with the best pros in the business. He is constantly refining and improving his techniques, knowledge and skills to ensure that every program he recommends and guides is innovative, powerful, and safe—and of course, completely made to order.
Brad brings a level of depth and attunement to his program designs above and beyond what most trainers offer. His lack of attachment to any particular dogma is refreshing, as is his disdain for hype and hyperbole.
His eclectic and instinctive approaches to custom athletic program design are delivered with authenticity, substance and intelligence. Just substantial, proficient, genuine performance that produces next-level leaps and top-level fitness.
Life is short, your optimal training window is even shorter. You want to succeed? Let’s make it happen.
Takano Athletics Internship (100 hours) Bob Takano – Olympic weightlifting
CCSC – Andre Benoit Hypertrophy Internship
ISCI - International Strength and Conditioning Institute
SSC - Sport Strength Coach
SCS - Speed and Conditioning Specialist
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Pose Running Certification
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Certification
CrossFit Nutrition (Robb Wolf)
CrossFit Westside Barbell Powerlifting Certification
Charles Poliquin International Certification
PICP Level 1 Regional Coach
PICP Level 2 State Coach
PICP Level 3 National Coach (course)
Bio Signature Practitioner Level 1
PIMST - Polquin’s Instant Muscle Strengthening Techniques course
F.A.T – Fascial Abrasion Technique
FMS – Functional Movement Screen Level 1
Optimum Performance Training- CCP Level 1 Courses
OPT CCP Exercise Physiology: Assessment
OPT CCP Exercise Physiology: Program design
OPT CCP: Nutrition
OPT CCP: Business Systems
Phase 1 Mentorship
I.S.C.I (International Strength and Conditioning Institue)
Ben Greenfield – SuperHuman Coach
The Reality of Strength Seminar – Derek Woodske
Precision Nutrition Certification (currently)
Catalyst Athletics: Olympic Weightlifting Seminar
NCCP Level 1 “Club Coach” Course – Olympic Lifting
IYCA- International Youth Coaching Association
BC Sports Med First Aid