DJ is an insured Personal Trainer through Sports & Fitness Canada. He is also a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. He also holds a BA and a thesis-based MA from the University of Alberta. Born and raised in Winnipeg – although travelled like a Gypsy for a period – I started weight training from a very early age. I played Rugby from the age of 15 and was a member of the U-17 Provincial Team. In 2003, I placed 2nd in the Welter Weight Division of the WNSO Muscle Mania Canada National Competition. Pursuing a Graduate Degree and travelling had me shift my focus from competitive sports to training for the pure interest and love of overcoming physical and psychological challenges. When I am not training clients or training myself I volunteer, avidly read on a range of subjects, travel and cycle.
I thoroughly enjoy using fitness and exercise to help others reach their life style and performance goals. My focus, motivation and dedication fuels my own training, and now, I empower my clients with the same skills
Fitness has been a personal passion of mine for more than 25 years. I’m passionate about helping my clients and my approach to personal training is to look at each person as unique and to care for their physical and mental health. I enjoying helping my clients push their limits, and showing them what they really are capable of! Physical fitness is just one component of the self that must be looked at in order to ensure that the whole person is able change their life. I seek to empower my clients and show them that training can improve all aspects of their life! Please see my testimonials to see and read about some of my client’s results.
What you should expect from a training session with me
All Program Design is based on the findings in your initial Assessment. The Assessment is focused on identifying your starting point and is very thorough.
You should expect your training sessions to be challenging yet adapted to your specific needs and current health status. If you are a 1-on-1 client, or train with more people, the programming will be designed so that I can give you the most attention possible to ensure that you have a rewarding experience.