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First things first. I love what I do. I love being a strength coach. For many years I was a personal trainer but take much pride in the title strength coach. There are many reasons why, most of all because it takes miles of experience for strength coach to be an appropriate ‘title’.

It takes love and devotion to both your clientelle and more importantly – YOURSELF.. The challenge of getting better, stronger, faster, younger, and of course confident make every day a ‘life lesson’. Pushing to and past your limits in the fitness arena is the only way for a true champion to emerge. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at home mom or a young hockey phenom. You are both of human species and require the same ‘primal movement patterns’. You need to be able to move big weight, move it quickly, move it as far as possible, and as fast as you possibly can. The magic is in the fact that everything is ‘scalable’ so each and every person works at their own limits as safe as possible.

Once I learned these basic principles back in mid-2000 I started to really develop my own philosophy. We also endlessly search for new methods and protocols in order to keep things fresh, exciting, and interesting. We love ‘borrowing’ great ideas and experimenting with them in the gym. (always on ourselves first)

Some of the programs we like:

  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • Charles Poliquin (Biosignature and PICP)
  • Ido Portal Method
  • And everything in between

I take much pride in the fact that every trainer you will come across at our gym shares this same passion. They encourage a strict paleo diet. They constantly push for progress in the gym. They care about the success of their clients. And lastly, an endless amount of workshops, courses, and ‘in the trenches’ experience go hand in hand with this choice of lifestyle.

Courses I’v taken to date:

  • Studied with Ido Portal and Coaches (John and Odelia) past 2.5 years
  • Attended CrossFit® Level 1 & 2
  • CrossFit® Football
  • CrossFit® Endurance and Running
  • CrossFit® Powerlifting with Louie Simmons
  • CrossFit® Barbell with Mark Rippetoe
  • CrossFit® Kids
  • CrossFit® Mobility
  • CrossFit® Gymnastics
  • CrossFit® Olympic Lifting with Coach Burgener
  • Agatsu Canadian Kettlebell Instructor Level 1 & 2
  • Nutrition with Robb Wolf
  • Nutrition with Matt Lalande
  • Olympic Lifting with Greg Everett
  • Olympic Lifting with Hani Kanama
  • Olympic Lifting with Pierre Roy
  • Poliquin PICP Level 1 & 2
  • Poliquin Biosignature Modulation
  • Poliquin Biosignature CE (Chinese Medicine Emphasis)
  • Poliquin Biosignature CE (Womens Issues Emphasis)
  • Poliquin PICP 1 and 2
  • Paul Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • And of course many more on the way!!

Olympic Weightlifting Coaches and programs we have worked with and continue to work with:

  • OWA and all it’s good people!!
  • Alex Varbanov (10 World Records) – Head Coach of the School Of Champions
  • Coach Ivan Abadjiev
  • Coach and athlete Dalas Santavy
  • Pierre Auge (Capital Strength and Conditioning) – Head Coach of the School of Champions – Ottawa
  • Pierre Roy
  • Dan Robitaille, President of the OWA (Ontario Weightlifting Association)
  • Greg Everett – Catalyst Athletics
  • Coach Burgenor
  • Hani Kanama – Kanama Performance