Dawn Krpan Bedrock CrossFit Coach

Dawn Krpan

Physical Fitness Education

  • Concept 2 Rowing Instructor, 2016
  • Crossroads Alliance Adaptive CrossFit Coach, 2016
  • Agatsu Upper Body Mobility & Movement Certificate Level 1, Mar 2016
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Certificate Level 1, Nov 2015
  • Norcal Movement Method Seminar- Aug 15-17, 2014 NorCal Strength and Conditioning Chico,CA
  • CrossFit Kids- Feb 8/9, 2014 Ramona, California
  • CrossFit Level 2- Nov 13, 2012
  • CrossFit Mobility- Aug 26, 2012
  • CrossFit Gymnastics- Jan 8, 2012
  • CrossFit Level 1- May 29, 2011
  • YMCA Fitness Specialty Certificate in Aquafit- Feb 5, 2001
  • Keiser Cycling Power Pacing Certification- Nov 25, 2000
  • YMCA Fitness Leadership Training-Apr 22, 2000

Formal Education

  • Bachelor of Human Science (2013) - Athabasca University, graduated with Honors
  • Emergency Medical Technologist-Paramedic (2005) - SAIT, graduated with Honors
  • Journeyman Red Seal Chef (1998)- Humber College, graduated with Honors

How did you get into into CF/Coaching?

I started teaching fitness classes at the YMCA in 2000 as a way to keep me motivated.  Soon after starting to teach class, I realized that there was much more to it.  Helping people to achieve their fitness goals and watching them progress is what kept me hooked.  When I started CrossFit in 2010, the sense of community within the gym was something I never experience in any of the other places I had worked out in or taught classes in.  This sense of belonging and support was exactly what I needed as an athlete and as a coach.  CrossFit allowed me to excel at the things I liked (lifting heavy thingas) and forced me to work on the things I needed improvement in (endurance).  I liked being in a place where it was cool to be strong as a woman!

Favorite WOD: Grace or anything with Heavy Lifting

Favorite Food: 90% dark Chocolate

Something Interesting:

When away from the gym you can often find me in the garden.  I love growing heritage vegetables and then eating them of course.  Digging in the dirt is my way of getting away from it all and reconnecting with the earth.