Mike Warkentin

Mike Warkentin is the founder of CrossFit 204. He has been involved in sports for his entire life, including hockey, basketball, track and field, and volleyball. As a player, Mike spent three years with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, winning a national championship in 1998. As a coach, Mike has worked with athletes from 10 years old to adulthood in summer camps, clinics, and team and individual settings.

After getting hooked on weightlifting and fitness in university, Mike dedicated himself to learning more about training. After eight years in the media industry, he made his hobby into a career by starting work with CrossFit HQ in 2009. He is currently the managing editor of the CrossFit Journal, the Internet's best fitness resource. In this role, Mike has had the opportunity to learn from elite coaches including CrossFit founder Greg Glassman, Mike Burgener, Louie Simmons and more. Mike is one of only a handful of Level 2 CrossFit trainers in Canada.

Mike is passionate about fitness, learning and coaching and looks forward to helping you achieve your goals at CrossFit 204.


CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
CrossFit Basic Barbell
CrossFit Olympic Lifting
CrossFit Powerlifting
Manitoba Fitness Council Resistance Training Leader
Can-Fit-Pro Personal Training Specialist
Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
Emergency First Aid

Email: Mike@crossfit.com

Ryan Biggs

Ryan Biggs is the co-owner of CrossFit 204 and has been involved in the fitness industry since the late ’90s, when he studied athletic therapy at the University of Winnipeg. Ryan completed a bachelor of arts degree (kinesiology major) with 1,200 associated hours in the athletic-therapy clinic and 1,200 in the field. In 1998, he served as the trainer on the University of Winnipeg men’s volleyball team that won a national championship, and he has also worked with teams including the national women’s volleyball team, the Charleswood Braves hockey team and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Ryan is a successful athlete and has played on Canada’s national team handball squad. In the sport of team handball, he represented Canada in 1996 at the Beach Sandball Championship in Brazil and the 1999 PanAm Games.

From 1999 to 2003 Ryan spent four years working at the Rady Athletic Center as a fitness coordinator. During that time, he continued to work with multiple teams and individual athletes. In 2004 Ryan transferred his knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the field of emergency services. Trained as a firefighter and primary care paramedic, Ryan has worked as a firefighter and first responder with the Winnipeg Fire Department since 2006.


Manitoba Fitness Council Resistance Training Leader
CrossFit Level 1
Provincially licensed primary care paramedic

Level 1 and Level 2 FireFighter

Email: Ryan@CrossFit204.com.

Crystal Kirby-Peloquin

Crystal Kirby-Peloquin is CrossFit 204’s top competition CrossFitter and a Level 1 CrossFit trainer.

A lifelong athlete, Crystal was a standout in track and field in high school, and she played basketball for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. After her basketball career, Crystal got involved in triathlons and duathlons and specialized in sprint distances. She competed in Fame and MABBA fitness and figure competitions before jumping into CrossFit full-time in 2010.

After less than eight months of training, Crystal finished 18th at the CrossFit Games Central Canada Sectionals before taking third in the CrossFit Regina Spring Fling. Crystal dedicated herself to the program and really hit her stride in 2011. She finished third in the FrostFit Games in January 2010 and won the Intergalactic Throwdown hosted by CrossFit 204 in February. Crystal had a consistent performance over the Reebok CrossFit Games Open and finished 18th in Western Canada, earning a trip to regionals.

At the Canada West Regional in Vancouver, Crystal finished ninth and was the only Manitoba or Saskatchewan female to finish in the top 10.

In 2012, she’s working to eliminate any weaknesses and qualify for the CrossFit Games.


CrossFit Level 1

Email: Crystal@CrossFit204.com

Lindsey Ingram

Lindsey Ingram is CrossFit 204's newest staff member, and she's an outstanding athlete who's competed in CrossFit competitions, Olympic lifting, triathlons, fitness/figure and FireFit.

She's an outstanding coach with NSCA and Olympic-lifting certifications, and we're proud to have her on our team.



Equipment Manager Dale

Dale builds us awesome stuff.

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