Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman John Chick has opened a new CrossFit business in Regina. He says personal training is something he's wanted to get into for the past few years.

"I've had my two best years these last two years," he said. "I attribute it fully to the way I train."

At JC CrossFit, Chick wants to help people not only reach their athletic goals, but help them work on the "total person."

"When you come here, I want this to be your place away from home," he said.

'For me it's always about man, what can I do better.' - John Chick

The new gym is opening when many people will be making their New Year's resolutions, and Chick said he's as guilty as the next person when it comes to over indulging on sweets. But he said that's one of the reasons he pushes himself physically.

"Fitness gives us that ability to overcome it," he said. "It doesn't matter what your job or career is, this stuff can make you better. And I love giving that to someone else."

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Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman John Chick works at JC CrossFit in Regina. (Glenn Reid/CBC)

Chick had his two best seasons in 2014 and 2015, recording a total of 26 sacks. But the 33-year-old said he's always looking to improve with more training.

"You're never satisfied ... For me it's always about, 'Man, what can I do better?' "