INTRODUCING BRENT FIKOWSKI
“I find freedom and relaxation in consistent dedication. As my daily routine becomes more refined I continue to find enjoyment in the process of improving myself. Whether that be training, prepping meals, or working at my office job I have a passion for self-improvement in whatever I am doing.”
Brent has been a competitive athlete his entire life and has always poured his maximum effort into whatever he sets to accomplish. In May of 2012 he started CrossFit to become a stronger volleyball player. Since then, he has steadily improved from these humble beginnings into the second ranked male CrossFit athlete on the planet. Read the full story here.
Fikowski is a rare breed when it comes to his life outside training to be the fittest man on earth. Unlike most of his competition who train and compete full time, Brent chooses to spend the rest of his days outside the gym working at the tech start-up, Strawhouse. In 2017, the company was named Canada’s Fastest Growing Start-Up.
"It’s never been about catching someone … I can’t control how much someone is squatting, what they’re eating, or how much they’re sleeping … I am chasing myself. I can see my potential and I am just trying to catch up to that."
THE FIKOWSKI STORY
I grew up on the Alberta prairies in the city of Lethbridge. My parents kept me busy as I focused on my education, learning the guitar and competing in a variety of sports. I swam every summer from the age of 6 to 18 for four months as part of the Lethbridge Summer Swim Club. When I was 17 during the summer of 2008, I broke the provincial record for the 100 meter breaststroke, this record still stands today. During the winter months I played a lot of different sports, but by the time I was in High School at LCI I narrowed my focus to volleyball during the school year. I was fortunate to be involved in a successful indoor volleyball program at LCI, during my grade 10 year I watched as the senior team won a silver medal at division 1 provincials. The next year I started as a middle blocker and we went on to win provincials, going undefeated over the entire season for a record of 59 wins and 0 losses. As a team, we were inducted into the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame for having the perfect season. The next year I was the captain of the team and we went on to win silver at provincials…