While StrongHearts is new to the Comox Valley, Adam Morden has been involved in Fitness for a long time. As one of the first CrossFit affiliates in Canada (2005) and the among the first 100 world wide, Adam has had an amazing opportunity to help people exceed their expectations. Check out some of the testimonials below from his recent clients:
You’re thinking about, just do it
You’re thinking about, just do it. One of the best decisions of my life. Super friendly atmosphere, everyone is welcoming. It’s not a huge gym, but that is half of what makes it awesome. After a few weeks, you’ll be working out with friends. Adam, the main coach, will constantly show you that your limits […]
Adam Morden Rocks!
I met Adam Morden in 2006 when the Steel City Crossfit opened. I was introduced to both the program and the “Coach” with a free one month trial as my women’s gym was moving to a new location. As someone who is uncomfortable in the standard gym atmosphere, and in particular group exercise programs, I […]
One of the best trainers I’ve ever had
Adam Morden, what can I say about him that won’t scare you off? When I first met Adam I was probably between 102 and 105 pounds and I’m only 4’11. Adam came highly recommended by a team mate of mine who was working closely with him for his strength and conditioning training for his sport […]
I got my first pull up – and now I can do 50!
My name is Janet. I am a 49 year old who has been enjoying Adam Morden and his CrossFit classes for almost 5 years now! I am also fortunate that Adam was able to do some training with my teenage son Jayden. Following are the reasons I love Adam and CrossFit: Adam is one of […]
The atmosphere was welcoming and the regulars were very happy to have us attend the classes.
We were looking for a gym while visiting Courtenay for the holidays and found StrongHearts nearby. Even though we weren’t particularly interested in going to CrossFit, Adam definitely made a great impression and encouraged us to give it a go. We are relatively fit and know our way around a gym, but there are still […]
Fit by 40!
Slightly over weight and out of shape. That’s what I was when I first met coach Adam. I began attending his boot camp classes to accomplish one thing…become fit by 40! My first class was to say the least, a disaster. I was more out of shape then I had thought. The good thing was […]
I have to say this is the best gym I have ever been part of. The members are so supportive and welcoming. Adam and crew are very knowledgeable, committed and fun to work with.
Peel SWAT experiences CrossFit for the first time.
Adam Morden, On behalf of the PEEL Regional Police ‘Tactical and Rescue Unit’ I would like to thank you for your presentation and exercises on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 here at our ‘Emil Kolb Centre for Police Excellence’. On this date you arrived early and very well prepared to instruct 26 of our officers on […]
I am acquiring better mobility
I am in my 60’s and have acute spondylosis of my lower spine and an old fracture that healed poorly, consequently I live with constant pain and discomfort. The program plan that Adam has helped me put in place has already been helpful in relieving some of the pain, but more importantly to me, I am […]
I am improving my fitness with their support and encouragement, and i LOVE IT!!!!
I look forward to my sessions at StrongHearts Fitness. I appreciate the knowledgeable, friendly, supportive staff, and the caring environment that they nurture. We are encouraged to push our limits, but also shown how to modify exercises to compensate for our conditions–i am 60 years old and overweight, so i am not expected to compete […]
Thank you Adam
Thank you Adam and the 9:30 group for the great warm up/workout and stretch. We were visiting from Edmonton and happy to have stopped in at your facility.
Ready to paddle!
Adam has been training our dragon boat class to get into tiptop shape before we hit the water in May. I have been training now for three years and I have hated and loved every minute. Adam coaxes us to push just a little more each week. By the end of our term at the […]
A level of Fitness I have never experienced before
I met Adam Morden in June of 2007 when my community ladies fitness class decided to try a CrossFit class. That was the first day of the rest of my new ‘fitness’ life. He met us with an enthusiasm that made me enjoy the workout even though it was brutally hard. I can still remember […]
I want to go more often! I never thought I would say that about a gym.
After trying many different gyms in the area, I am so happy that I found StrongHearts! What a great environment to better your fitness, movement, and health no matter what level you start at. The progress you will make will astound you, and just make you want to go more often! I never thought I […]
I had an amazing core strengthening session with Laura this afternoon! Thank you!
It’s really made a difference in my life!
I have just started participating in CrossFit classes. The results I’ve seen in just the first month and a half have been unbelievable! I am both mentally and physically stronger thanks to all the encouragement and guidance of head trainer, Adam Morden. He is fantastic in providing proper instruction and training techniques, and really can […]
Great atmosphere ! Adam has great knowledge
Every class is demanding, intense, and fun!
I have been working out with Adam for 6 months now and in such a short period of time, I have seen tremendous results. I have always considered myself to be an active and fit person, as I participate in organized sports, enjoy running and I have always worked out regularly at the local gym. […]
Awesome, inspirational, supportive gym
Awesome, inspirational, supportive gym. I have finally lost those last stubborn pounds that I have been trying to lose for over a year!! I now have more definition and feel so much stronger!! Adam is an amazing coach!! I recommend this gym to anyone and everyone. Thanks Adam!!!!
We are a group of breast cancer dragon boat paddlers. That being said, we arrived to meet Adam each with our own unique limitations, but we are all packing enthusiasm. Right from the beginning, Adam worked for and with us. Through his own dedication to the task at hand, he created for us a plan […]
A drastic improvement in my cardio
When I started Adam’s crossfit program, I had been training in MMA for just over a year. My specialty being in kickboxing, and training on my ground game in case someone was to take me down. I was looking for something to step up my cardio and a friend had suggested we start doing his […]
Fitter at 45 than ever before!
When I began Crossfit I was apprehensive – my fitness level was at an all time low, and I was concerned that I might aggravate past injuries. Despite being a member of a variety of gyms over the years, I had never achieved noticeable physical results. Instead, I often found gym workouts to be monotonous, […]
Rising Football Star
I recently started training With Adam,weighing in at around 175 pounds, after three weeks of intense training I had seen huge muscle gains,cardio vascular improvements, and major improvements in my speed and agility. Every session Adam would push me to do the best of ability’s. Adam provides lots of constructive criticism and positive encouragement that […]
I really look forward to his classes and you will too!
Personable, friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and persistent are only some of the words that I would use to describe Adam. Working out with Adam toward achieving my physical fitness goals has been very rewarding. I am not a stranger to exercise. I have tried kickboxing classes, gym memberships, running groups, home videos as well as expensive […]
Definitely seeing the results!
It has now been almost 1 1/2 years that I have been attending CrossFit classes, with Adam as the trainer. Looking back to my first class, it was incredibly hard and I didn’t know if I was up for it. However, there was one thing that drew me back- that being the encouragement and practical […]
I had never boxed before
Adam, I would like to thank you for being my boxing coach. When I first joined, I had never boxed before. Although the workout seemed intense at the beginning, you made me feel very comfortable and allowed me to start at my own pace. I feel that class is very productive with you as a […]
StrongHearts is a fantastic gym!
StrongHearts is a fantastic gym! Great coaches, and great people! I told my friend that I would NEVER do crossfit, because it just sounded like an invitation to get injured. But Adam’s knowledge is amazing, and with his excellent coaching, and the great warm-up and stretching, getting injured is not going to happen. In fact, […]
I got real, lasting results!
Before starting CrossFit I would go to the gym, do my 3 sets of 10 for a few exercises, do some sit ups, then some cardio. I thought that was “working out”. I was encouraged to give CrossFit a shot, and I thought it would be a good supplement to my workouts. As it turned […]
Bootcamp Instructor looking for a change!
After having taught cardio fitness and Bootcamp classes for several years, I came to CrossFit looking for a change: I needed something motivating and challenging to take me to my optimal fitness level. Coach Adam Morden has certainly provided me with that! Over the last two months, Adam has introduced me to a fitness program […]
He Doesn’t Want to Miss a Class!
Bottom line; our 10 year old son Liam looks forward to Strong Hearts and doesn’t want to miss class. That says it all.
I am fit and in shape.
I started CrossFit with Adam Morden in January 2008. I was about 220lbs and had the energy of a garbage bag. At first I didn’t like CrossFit, it took you out of the comfort of a traditional gym and challenged you. I was amazed by the speed and weight people could lift and shocked by […]
This is a Great Gym!
This is a great gym and I highly recommend it! The knowledgable staff will work with you to reach your personal goals and critique your form to prevent injuries. The atmosphere is always friendly and encouraging with no judgements.
Exceptional training gym
Exceptional training gym. Adam the owner is an amazing coach, and their programs are designed to fit any fitness need. From “first-timers” to competitive athletes, StrongHearts is set up to train anyone! They even have a Summer Kids Camp, I’m almost 40 and in the Best shape of my life thanks in part to StrongHearts […]
The Coaches here are great…
The coaches here are great, they work with every athlete and fine tune workouts based on physical limitations and fitness levels. They value form above all else. Every workout starts with prehab stretching then the buy in then strength work. The WOD is only a small part of each workout and they end it with […]
Results you can feel
Hi Adam I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how great the workout is with you at our Saturday morning sessions. Each of us on the team (Knot A Breast) comes to your gym on Saturday morning with our varying degrees of motivation. As you know, some days are easier […]
An absolute winning combination!
Through my professional and amateur boxing career I’ve experienced a myriad of training styles. Some effective, many not. When i went to see what Adam and his CrossFit program had to offer, I was stifled to see people twice my age doing things that I couldn’t fathom most of my professional peers doing. I started […]
A 1 hour Personal Best!
I would like to sincerely thank the coaches and all my family at Stronghearts. I beat my previous time at Diez Vistas 50 km by an hour!!! 6:33!! You all helped me achieve this goal!!! It was hot and I was on the verge of cramping all day but felt strong and engaged in the […]
Boxing and Intensity
Adam, I have been going to your gym for almost two years now and I have never been in such good shape. Unlike most people, I actually enjoy working out now. I have been to a lot of gyms before and this one is by far my favourite. Because of your consistent work ethic, you […]
Fitness gains that no other training I have tried could have delivered.
I have never participated in a training program as challenging, engaging and successful as what I have discovered under the guidance of trainer Adam Morden at Crossfit. In the short time that I have followed his program, I have made fitness gains that no other training I have tried could have delivered. Over the past […]
No more sore knees!
I have been participating in the Crossfit program for a year and and a half. I tore my ACL playing soccer almost a year previous and in that time I was unable to play sports or workout. Sitting at home all that time, I gained a lot of weight and my conditioning fell. When I […]
Excellent environment, great training, anyone can be part of the fun!
StrongHearts Fitness has truly been a blessing in my life.
StrongHearts Fitness has truly been a blessing in my life. I recently moved back to the Valley from Labrador and was in some serious need of some fitness. I am a Missionary who works with single mothers, widows and their children in Eastern Africa. To address shortfalls in funding for Literacy training for my mission […]
Challenged to another level!
I would like to say how much I have enjoyed working out with Adam. I have worked out with him in his group sessions of boxing and CrossFit – he always challenges you to another level. I have also worked out with Adam for our 3rd season of winter training for my dragon boat team. […]
Every session promises to be full of laughter
Two words immediately spring to mind when I think of Adam Morden: fun and fitness. You might think that the word fitness would come to mind first, with his qualifications as a trainer and coach, and his knowledge of nutrition, but it is truly his sense of fun that makes him the perfect instructor in […]
I always leave with a smile on my face and sweat on my forehead!
I’ve been going to the boxing class on Tuesdays for a few months now and I love it! Adam is such a supportive and positive instructor, and the atmosphere of the whole gym is so welcoming and friendly. I always leave with a smile on my face and a lot of sweat on my forehead!
I can’t imagine not going!
“Five months ago, I joined CrossFit in the hopes of becoming more fit and healthy. I did not think I would enjoy it, only that it was necessary. Now, I can’t imagine not going. I am in better shape and my endurance has increased significantly over the past few months. The atmosphere is friendly and […]
I feel amazing!
I have been doing some personal training with both Carlee and Adam. I must say they both have so much knowledge and push me when I need it! I am very happy to of found a place like StrongHearts! I feel amazing!
A normal trip to the weight room just can’t compare.
As a university athlete it is imperative that I stay in shape during the off-season. Adam not only helped me to stay in shape during my three months off, he also helped me to come back to school in better much shape than when I left. CrossFit has defiantly changed the way I train forever […]
The Best Gym I’ve Ever Been To!
The whole group of trainers are all great people. Best gym I’ve ever been to!
I have only great things to say about this gym…and I am not really a gym lover in general!
I have only great things to say about this gym…and I am not really a gym lover in general! I did 10 sessions with trainer Krista Overwater as part of my rehab after a car accident, my program was well organized, carefully planned and fun! Krista and Adam were both lovely to work with and […]