Only Training

Our Story

Only Training is the brainchild of two longtime coaches and athletes, Mitch Barnard and David Spurr. During their time as athletes and coaches David and Mitch have worked with a vast number of training protocols. It always bothered them that most people have an aversion to believing that training mixed-modal functional fitness stands in a class of its own as a training system. 

Only’s goal is to lean as far towards a mixed-modal functional bias as possible without giving up the required backbones of general fitness like aerobic base, strength and gymnastics training. We have come up with the perfect mix to excel at the sport of fitness and want to provide it in a medium that allows constant measurement (through a year-round leaderboard) and constant contact (through client caps for private training). 

Only Training is a program designed for the competitive fitness athlete looking to take their game to the next level. 

 Join the team today and let's get to work.

Our Coaches

Dave Spurr (Head Coach)

  • 7 years of CF and Weightlifting coaching experience. In both group and 1 on 1 settings 
  • 1 on 1 CF coaching mentorship with Nick Fowler
  • Athlete assessment
  • Program Design
  • MindsetStrength and Energy Systems training
  • Long term planning 
  • Mentored and coached by former team Canada Weightlifter and Multi World Record holder, Terry Hadlow. 
  • Coaching experience at Regional and Sanctional level 
  • 2 time CF regional team athlete 
  • 2 time Canadian Senior Nationals Competitor 
  • 2018 Masters Pan American Games Weightlifting gold medalist -85 (35-39) 
  • 2018 Masters Canadian Weightlifting gold medalist -85 (35-39)

Mitch Barnard

  • 5x CrossFit regional athlete 
  • 17th World Wide in the 2015 CrossFit open 
  • WZA Team Champion 2016 with Brent Fikowski and Albert-Dominic LaRouche 
  • 3rd Place - Orange County Throwdown 2015 
  • 2016 Canadian Weightlifting National Champion - 94kg class

steve howell

  • • Head Coach CrossFit Taranis
  • • 5 x Individual CrossFit Competitor Canada West Regional (2009-2014)
  • 6 x Team CrossFit Competitor Canada West/West Regional/Sanctionals (2014-2020)
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Nutrition
  • CrossFit Power Lifting
  • CrossFit Weighting
  • NCCP Weight Lifting
  • FRC Level 1 Certified
  • DNS Exercise 1 Certified

Josh Kapacila 

  • Owner and head of Programming at Pure Athletics
  • 7+ years of coaching and programming experience
  • 2016 + 2017 Individual Crossfit regional competitor
  • Crossfit level 1
  • Crossfit level 2
  • Precision nutrition level 1
  • Power athlete level 1 course
  • Mentored by some of the leading experts in the industry

Jesse Sherriff

Jesse Sherriff

● Coaching CrossFit full time since 2011

● Providing individualized program design for athletes in the Sport of Fitness since 2012

● Owner and Head Coach of a CrossFit Affiliate, West London CrossFit, in London, Ontario, Canada since 2013

● Head of Programming at Community Athletics in Kelowna, B.C.

● Skill based program development for WODprep and Train Your Weakness

● Program design and editing for The Professor Project

● Coached multiple athletes to Regionals and Sanctional Events since 2014

● Member of the Canadian Functional Fitness Athlete Committee

● Board member at Ontario Functional Fitness Sports Association and British Columbia Functional Fitness Sports Association

● OPEX CCP On Journey

● Has competed at IF3 World Championships, Granite Games