“I could count on my coach to give me the one on one support I needed in order to implement my program effectively… With my coach I put on additional muscle mass, lost fat, and dialed in my nutrition… I’d recommend anyone to work with Chad at [Onyx Tactical Performance]”
Aspiring Police Officer
Former Enlisted Canadian Forces Member
8 Wing Operational Shooting Team
16 Lbs Lost
26% Bench Press Weight Increase
100% RFESS Weight Increase
49% Back Squat Weight Increase
33% Deadlift Increase
Airborne Infantry Officer
Former Collegiate Lacrosse Player
25% Side Plank Time Increase
26% Bent Over Row Increase
115% RFESS Increase
32% Front Squat Increase
1:27 Decrease on 5 Km Run
Former Marine Tactical Mobile ATC
Combat Marksmanship Coach Qualified
Muscular Balance Improved
Service Related Shoulder Pain Reduced
40% Bent Over Row Increase
*Former CAF Solider
*Professional Freak Of Nature
*Airborne Infantry Officer
*Former Collegiate Lacrosse Player
*Former Marine Tactical Mobile ATC
*Combat Marksmanship Coach Qualified
“For me tactical operations was the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do since I was a child. There’s definitely a gift in knowing what you want early in life, but it can also be a curse at times. The amount of stress you’re under when you are chasing a dream for so long is immense. That stress coupled with a failed attempt in my first try through the process led me down a rabbit hole looking for help. I committed to a selection preparation program, desperately looking for assistance and answers.
This is where I met Chad. He was an contractor for the program and a coach for his own business Onyx Tactical Performance. Being in a selection prep based program thrusted me into a world of knowing people battling for similar goals of living extraordinary lives. It was good to find my purpose and find motivation alongside of likeminded people. I was in this program for a year and then it abruptly ended with no ability for further coaching and follow up. Months away from selection I had no support for physical programming or nutrition. I felt dead in the water until Chad extended an olive branch to me, he became my coach. With Chad’s coaching and advice I completed one of Canada’s most advanced and toughest ERU (S.W.A.T.) selections.
All along the way Chad offered up little tips and tricks to get advantages that ultimately led to me being successful. I trusted in the advice because Chad not only studied the work extensively, he’s also competed in the selection style events that I had, as well as working with various companies who created and ran their own selection events. I am forever grateful for this partnership.”
“I used [Onyx Tactical Performance] to get back in shape after spending most of last year riding a desk as an Acting Deputy Chief. The results were dramatic. I set new PRs in all major lifts, changed my body composition, I’m in the best shape in over a decade and I’m fit to fight fire on the frontline again. Most importantly for me, I did it injury free thanks to my coach who ensured correct form”
I have worked through Onyx Tactical Performance with Chad Kirkham for just over a year now. The experience has been nothing but outstanding. Not only was his programming top notch, but he had to navigate around many issues I had due to a severe car accident injury on my part, where I broke my neck. In truth, Chad was actually a large part of my successful rehabilitation.
Inside of one year with Chad, I went from barley being able to walk a few hundred metres, and having trouble with opening a door, to jogging and deadlifting 2 plates. Any time I had an issue, he was happy to change things up, and never kept me in the dark. Even with my massive challenges, he paved a road to success. Thanks again!
Hand Stand Stability Increases
Confidence and Consistency Increases
Clean+Jerk Stability Increases
*Aspiring Police Officer
[Onyx Tactical Performance] fitness training program is unique. Before I got my fitness plan, I wasn’t too motivated to go to the gym. I would constantly put it off, and invent different excuses to not go. Their ability to figure out what works for me is what I find to be the best quality. After two weeks of the program, I had already seen an increase in my mood, physical level, and my willingness to commit to the gym. Thank you.
*Competitive Muay Thai Figher
Being a competitive athlete, I asked [Onyx Tactical Performance} for help in the nutrition department as a way to manage my weight better during off seasons. They provided me with an effective nutrition plan that has helped me elevate my work out performance….I would highly recommend [Onyx Tactical Performance] to those who are looking to learn more about nutrition and fitness and take their health and work-out performance to another level
My personal goals for fitness was to become, bigger, stronger and overall have a better understanding of physical health. Chad has helped me beyond what I can into words! Before I went to him for help I was stuck where I had no idea how or what to eat and when to eat. On-top of his help on the dietary, he has consistently given me pointers on ways to work myself harder and better options for lifting. Everyday I feel stronger and healthier and it’s only going up from here!