Gabriel Varga

Kickboxer

Organization: Bellator Kickboxing / Glory Kickboxing
Titles: Glory Featherweight Champion, WKN World Champion, WKF World Champion
Record: 26-2
Weight: 65kg
Home: Victoria, Canada

Popeyes Supplements Victoria has very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Their supplement selection is very extensive so I can find everything I want to help keep me in great shape during training camps. 

My favourite products are:

  • Progressive WheyEssential All in One
  • Progressive Organic Coconut
  • OmegEssential Fish Oil
 

Kyla Gagnon

Personal Trainer

I moved to Victoria from up island almost 11 years ago and my first step was finding a gym, in which I found immediately and my second,  and equally important step was to find my supplement store.

I can't remember if Popeyes was recommended to me or if I just happened to drive by, but regardless Chris was working, and if any of you have had the pleasure of meeting Chris I won't NEED to say it but I will anyway...His friendliness and insane knowledge pulls you in and you don't want to leave.

First Popeyes experience and I was hooked. Ihad found someone I trusted 100% with my supplement coaching.

Now 11 years later as a full time personal trainer and competitor I don't dare send my clients anywhere other than Popeyes.

If Chris isn't working, I never worry that my clients will be getting a lack of knowledge or help with their purchases, as He does an INCREDIBLE job of educating and hiring extremely supplement and nutrition savy employees, who I trust as if they were Chris.

Not only does the staff have the knowledge they are kind and welcoming to EVERYONE, which as a woman walking into a supplement store for sometimes the first time, can be intimidating, and everyone in store makes you feel at home.

I am sponsored with my favorite supplement brand ( and I am not just saying that, I actually used them prior to sponsorship lol) and so my favorite products from Popeyes are typically MAGNUM NUTRACEUTICALS.

I can't go without my QUATTRO ( 4 stage Whey isolate) Acid, which is an incredibly powerful CLA and a third must buy is QUEST PROTEIN BARS in Double Chocolat Chunk ( although those B UP bars are pretty dynamite too)

~Inhale, Smile, Exhale and Love~

 www.bodyripped.net

 www.insideoutfitnessvictoria.com

 

Georgia Cameron

Olympic Weightlifter

Weight Class: 53kg

Georgia has been involved in sports her whole life. She was a competitive swimmer, track and field athlete and competed in CrossFit. Through CrossFit, she developed a passion for Olympic Weightlifting, and has now been competing for 3 years. Georgia is coached by Rachel Siemens out of Vic City Weightlifting, and attends the Canadian Sport School. At age15, Georgia hopes to one day compete at Junior Worlds, Senior Worlds, and eventually one day the Olympics. Georgia frequently stops by Popeye’s Supplements Victoria store to restock on her favourite products. She enjoys consulting with the owner Chris and the other knowledgeable staff members, to develop a better understanding on what supplements will help her perform at her highest level.

Some of Georgia’s achievements include:

  • 3rd at the 2015 Western Canadian Championships in the 48kg class
  • 1st place at the 2015 High School Championships in the 48kg class
  • 2nd place at the 2016 Junior Provincial Championships in the 53kg class
  • Best junior lifter at the 2016 Island Invitational
  • 4th place at 2017 Canadian Junior National Championships and 3rd place for the BC girls team

Some of Georgia’s favourite Popeye’s products include:

  • Rival Whey by Rivalus 
  • Aminocore BCAAs by Allmax
  • OmegEssential Fish Oil by Progessive Nutritional Therapies

*All 3 of these products are independently tested by either Informed Choice or IFOS to guarantee they are free of banned impurities and have accurate label claims.  

This is very important for all elite athletes looking to use supplements to enhance their performance without running the risk to testing positive for a banned substance

 

Aaron Bold

Lacrosse Player

Business Organization:

  • Bold Athletics – Owner / Professional Trainer

Current Athletic Organizations:

  • Saskatchewan Rush (National Lacrosse League – NLL)
  • Victoria Shamrocks (Western Lacrosse Association – WLA)
  • Team Canada (World Indoor Lacrosse Championships – WILC)

Titles Won:

  • Minto Cup (2006)
  • NLL Champions Cup (2015)
  • WLA Mann Cup (2015)
  • World Championship (2015)

Home Town: Victoria, BC CANADA

www.boldathletics.com
info@boldathletics.com

In Victoria, lacrosse is second nature to any young man growing up. I’ve been very fortunate to have many combined successes over my 16+ years of lacrosse experience. I have to thank family, friends, and former teammates. Chris (Popeyes owner) being a former teammate of mine has been involved with the Shamrocks Lacrosse organization for many years now. It’s very honourable to see him still giving back to various athletic programs all over Vancouver Island with his nutrition consultations. Lets face it, as an elite athlete it’s hard to get all your daily requirements by just eating whole foods. With the expertise and comfortable environment Chris and his entire staff at Popeye’s provide, they’ll always supply you the best quality supplements you need for health & performance and nothing you don’t. Now running my personal training business I only refer my clients to Popeye’s Supplements. They can give proper insight and requirements for a new trainee just starting out at the gym or the veteran athlete just needing to maximize their recovery I’ve been taking supplements from Popeye’s Supplements Victoria for more than 10 years now to keep optimal health. More importantly these supplements help me train & perform at the most elite levels of sport

Thanks again Chris for all your help of the years!

Aaron Bold

FAVOURITE PRODUCTS:

  • VITARGO S2
  • Progressive VegeGreens
  • Nutrabolics ANABOLIC STATE (BCAA)
 

Lauren Babineau

Triathlete / Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor

It is difficult for Lauren Babineau to remember a day in which she has not been active in some way… Her eagerness and enthusiasm have often earned her the nickname energizer bunny or Babs bunny.

Growing up I was constantly rushing from sport to sport – I was the student who easily got an ‘A’ in gym class

From a young age, Lauren naturally adapted to a fast-paced and active lifestyle. Triathlon being not one – but three sports – fits Lauren like a glove. However you can also find her doing anything physical and exciting – trail running, riding, hiking, rock climbing, paddleboarding, and dirt biking, are just a few examples.

“As a passionately driven (tri)athlete my goal is to always be my best. When I enter a race, my goal is to be on the podium – anything less is a shortfall in my mind. Nutrition is often considered the fifth discipline triathlon. I take my nutrition seriously, as I believe it has a direct relation to my performance. Working with Popeye’s Victoria is an essential part of my training program; Chris and his knowledgeable staff give me peace of mind every time I line up on a start line".

Favourite Products:

  • Iron Vegan ATHLETES BLEND  (Amino Enhanced Sprouted Vegan Protein)
  • OmegEssential Fish Oil + D
  • Iron Vegan L-Glutamine (Pwd
  • Progressive VegeGreens Superfood Pwd

http://www.laurenbabineau.com

 

Sam Dewett - Crofffit

Gym / Gymnastics

I have always been active and tried to better myself by pushing my limits through physical tasks. I trained various martial arts for over ten years, gymnastics for six and was a regular gym goer for many years; but all that had to stop when I was seriously injured at work. I had herniated my disk (L4,L5) bad enough that it was pushing on three sets of nerves, which led to chronic sciatic pain running down my right leg, loss of feeling in parts of my thigh, a constant sensation of pins and needles in my foot and the inability to sit, stand or walk for more then ten minutes at a time. After the first couple of weeks following the accident, the Doctor told me that without surgery, during which they wanted to remove the disk and fuse the two vertebrae together, I would not be able to walk again without the use of a cane. Being driven and ambitious, I refused to go through surgery, mainly because I did not like the odds of all the things that could go permanently wrong. It had taken a year of physiotherapy and a lot of other treatments to 'pop' my disk back into place. During this time all of the symptoms had continued to plague me; this led to some very dark times. Towards the end of Physiotherapy they had me deadlift an empty bar( 45lbs) for a simple 5x5, to help me get stronger; this was pretty close to my max physical capacity at the time.

A month later, back in 2010, I heard about the Crossfit methodology, and how intense it was; I signed up and within six to eight months I got my deadlift up to 405lbs, figured this Crossfit stuff was pretty good so I stuck with it to this day. Since then I have been part of six Crossfit Regional competitions, coached on the Crossfit Gymnastics Certification staff for three years for which I traveled the world to educate coaches how to teach Crossfit gymnastics to their athletes. I now train Crossfit and coach Crossfit-style gymnastics out of Taranis Athletics, which is regarded as one of the best Crossfit gyms in North America and has sent numerous athletes to compete on the world stage and held their own against the best for 6+ years, not only in Crossfit but in Powerlifting too.

I have been a long time supporter of Popeyes Victoria. The reason is rather simple, customer service, price point and knowledge of supplementation. They won me over when Chris (the owner) talked me out of purchasing a supplement and recommended a cheaper product because he felt it would best serve my specific needs, and he was right. They put their priority into customers service rather than profit and have a genuine desire to better our community however they can.

My top 3 supplements:

  1. RIVALUS Powder Burn
  2. RIVALUS Steam
  3. ALLMAX Beta-alanine 

    Thank you Popeyes Victoria for all your help and support over the years!