WELCOME TO MY LIFE'S WORK.
Last month, I was featured recently on Equinox's Furthermore blog as a Run Coach and Fitness Model (me? whah? model?). The article writers consulted me a while ago, asking for my professional opinion on exercises for runners that would optimize upper body performance. I responded with my two cents and they replied with, "we're coming to Toronto in August, we'd like to photo shoot you and these exercises!" Wow! The glamorous photo shoot was a full day of fitness modeling. I felt like a celebrity throughout the entire experience. I was met with a full on production team that included wardrobe, hair and makeup, producers, director, photographer, technicians, and set assistants. There was also an RV parked right on Cumberland street with food and snacks for me to relax in between set locations. We took over the famous Yorkville rock and put on a show for everyone. Although quite nano of a feature in the grand scheme of things, this article did receive global attention, and was a pretty neat experience that I'd do again any day. Thank you Equinox!
This month, I was featured AGAIN! This time, providing my two cents experience and expertise on Mental States for Endurance Performance. As an aside, I am in a consistent identity imbalance as an expert and an experimenter, just like I am with holding on to things or letting them go. I don’t hold wisdom, I use wisdom, and uniquely love to share wisdom. That doesn’t mean I am wise!
My article is simply a share of wisdom that I’ve collected, applied, and luckily, reaped the benefits from over time. I’ve won ultramarathon races, finished a never dreamed of ever doing Ironman, and continue to push the boundaries of the health/wellness/fitness industry as a unique leader in Toronto. Take a moment to read my article with all that in mind.
I'm experimenting with Audio and will be recording two series, one series contains audio versions of past written blogs called "Mr. 2.0's Audio Blog", the other series contains interviews with industry peers called "Coach's Corner". I will upload them bi-monthly. The interviews are very real, raw, and unedited. The audio blogs are low production recordings through my phone. The intention is to simply experiment with another information vehicle. Listen while commuting, cooking, or chillaxing. Enjoy!
PRIVATE SMALL GROUP TRAINING
THE OFFICIAL VIDEO
COED CIRCUIT TRAINING CLASS
Here's an insider look into my most intimate class that I teach. Class participants comprise of friends, family, past clientele, and current clients that seek a more personalized approach to group training. Each participant has a personal relationship with me. We support one another and cherish the time spent together with hard work, good conversation, and playfulness.
Video created by Francis Luta.
With guest teacher Ben Dussault.
BOOMERS ONLY CLASS
WOMEN'S ONLY CLASS
MEN'S ONLY CLASS
Click below screenshots to gain free access to my latest Spotify music playlists found in my classes.
2.0 TORONTO MASTERCLASSES 2018
At each holistic workshop, we aim to combine movement and mindset coaching. We call it our 'work-out then work-in' method. This year, our work is inspired by The School of Life's mission to better understand emotional intelligence for self-improvement.
2.0 MINDSHARE: AN INNOVATION EXCHANGE
JULY - "FLOW STATE"
Featuring Fit Squad Coaches: Jen Lau, Julian Stephens, and Aldo Frixione
Featuring Guest Speaker: Dr. Mehran Tabrizi from The Integrative Health Institute
Supported by: Flow Water, RYU Apparel
In Support of: Holland Bloorview Children's Rehabilitation Foundation
Held at Corktown Common Recreational Park
FEBRUARY - "CAPACITY"
Featuring Torq Ride Workout Coaches: Justine Keyserlingk, George Chaker, Derek Finkle
Featuring Guest Speakers: Dr. Mehran Tabrizi (Neuroscience), Cheryl Torrance (Breakout Facilitator), Tony Van Marken (Motivation)
Sponsors: Fedwell Organics
Held at Torq Ride Cycling
JANUARY - "COMMUNICATION"
Featuring Ferris 360 Workout Coaches: Megan Leach, Sylva Mischke, and Shaheed Keshvani
Featuring Guest Speakers: William Greenblatt (Speech Coaching), Evanka Osmak (Storyteller),
Cheryl Torrance (Storyteller), and Susan Stewart (Comedian)
Sponsors: Roar Organic Coconut Water, Kivas Bagels
Held at Ferris 360
2.0 TORONTO MASTERCLASSES 2017
OCTOBER - "RESISTANCE"
Featuring JAMIE SNOW, with special guest Michelle Rothstein (leadership coaching).
Held at Fuel Training Club East
October - "Culture"
Featuring JOSH ADAMSON, with special guest Courtney Laurie (nutrition).
Held at Lift CrossFit in Corktown.
JULY - "FEAR"
Featuring PALUNA SANTAMARIA, with special guest Andre Talbot (meditation) and Bolt Fresh Bar.
Held at Pursuit OCR.
JUNE - "Community"
Featuring BEN DUSSAULT, with special guests Josh Reichmann (meditation) and James Forsythe (farmer's market).
Held at The Canary District.
2.0 TORONTO SPRING SUMMIT CONCERT 2017
THE 2.0 TORONTO SPRING SUMMIT PRESENTERS
Fitness successes come in many forms. In this industry, success is dominated by quantitative measures—tangible results and milestones in weight, strength, distance and so on. Even though I respect the quantitatives to success (i.e. you can't manage what you can't measure), I believe successes can also be qualitatively displayed—without numbers, without measurement. It’s not just about what’s on paper, but what’s in the pen. It’s those special moments—the intangibles—that I strive to help my clients and class participants achieve.
I take an athletic approach to optimizing your lifestyle.
Freedom through fitness. Mind over muscle. Tough love. Perpetual becoming.
Develop an understanding of habituation, misconceptions, and setbacks
Find clarity, redefine fitness, establish a holistic mindset, build sustainable solutions
Develop a plan of action geared towards nutritious movement and physical literacy
Develop an ecosystem that cultivates physical autonomy while managing priorities with legacy
Photography by Jeremy Benning