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To foster a culture where health and fitness
drive results and motivate superior
in all areas of life.

    Jared Postance DOMPT, DO MRO, CAT(c)
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Classical Osteopath, Athletic Therapy, BioSignature

    DCC Co-Founder Jared Postance was at one time a much sought after football prospect by many top Canadian universities including Queen's University where he spent four years earning his Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Arts in Health. Jared received his certification in Athletic Therapy from the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association and is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy _ Holistic Health Sciences. He specializes in applying his knowledge of the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body, to all diseases, disorders and dysfunctions. As a student of Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Jared uses a gentle hands-on or manual approach to identify the causative factor of the problem and restore order to all of the systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, or nervous system. Jared has worked with all levels of sport including numerous athletes from the NHL, AFL, NLL, CFL, OVFL, CSA and many Canadian University programs. As a competitive athlete, Jared is a member of the Canada's National Aussie Rules Football Program that will be competing at the International Cup in Australia in the summer of 2011.

    Email: jared@dccentre.ca

    Lee Davy NSCA-CPT, PICP L1, L2, PIMST, Biosignature L1, L2
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, BioSignature

    DCC Co-Founder Lee Davy is a Poliquin Biosignature Level 1 and Level 2 specialist and Level 2 coach. Lee's first athletic love was hockey.  He played for over 18 years until slowly switching his focus to strength training. That focus has spawned an entire life built around health and fitness with over 16 years of training experience and more than 12 years coaching. Lee attended the Fitness and Nutrition program at Humber College.  His thirst for knowledge continued with the study of Chek (Scientific Back/Core) and Charles Poliquin (PICP/Biosignature). He has been certified with the NSCA (Trainer) and NCCP (Olympic lifting Coach).  He is a Poliquin Biosignature Specialist and Level I Certified Coach. Lee continually pushes his own boundaries and those of his clients looking to surpass previous limits, both those on body and mind.  During a 7 year span, Lee competed as a Pro International Fitness Model and Bodybuilder compiling numerous top ten finishes. He is an avid Martial artist (Kung Fu, Ju Jitsu), has had roles in a multitude of television commercials and been featured in many magazines, both for his physique and writing knowledge.  These include Maximum Fitness, American Health and Fitness, FAME Magazine _ Swimsuit Magazine and Urban Fitness. Lee practices the same training and diet principles he applies with his clients while guiding them to evolutionary results. Lee has had the privilege of developing programs for many elite athletes and teams in the CFL, MNBA, JR. ‘A’, OHF, OHL and European Hockey leagues and was a coach at the Nike/Bauer Hockey Camp in 2004.  He has helped numerous stage competitors attain ‘picture perfect’ physiques, including Paula Ryff (former world figure champion).  His resume of clients include Rex Harrington (National Ballet), Jon Lavine (Philosopher Kings), Kreesha Turner (R_B Artist), Brian Ihnacak (semi-pro hockey), EMS and Military trainees, corporate execs/young business professionals and those simply wishing to lead and maintain a healthy active quality of life. Lee has just completed a board game called Recess and a new training system called Ramp Training. For more information go to www.ramp-training.com

    Email: lee@dccentre.ca

    Tyson Staples BSc., Kinesiology, CSCS, PFLC, SMS
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, BioSignature

    Tyson received his honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1998. His passion for athletics and an accomplished sporting background first directed him toward the fitness industry in 1995. Starting as a personal trainer, he later evolved into a leader with Canada's largest chain of fitness clubs, lending his expertise to his peers, helping improve their own skills. An accomplished speaker, Tyson has had the opportunity to share his passion across country with audiences ranging from small groups to more than 200. In his spare time, you?ll likely find Tyson competing in one of his many athletic pursuits, which include playing hockey, competing at Ironman triathlon events, skiing, rock climbing or mountain biking. Over the past 10 years has coached a wide range of clientele including police officers, elite junior tennis players, professional hockey players, and provincial team kayakers.

    Email: tyson@dccentre.ca

    Blaise Ambrose
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, High Intensity Conditioning Class Instructor

    Blaise has been training at DCC since November 2007. He has been training in Mauy Thai kickboxing for over three years and has taught conditioning based Mauy Thai classes for over two years. He has been involved in many different competitive sports his entire life, including sprinting at York University as well as spending many years playing and coaching soccer. He brings a motivating, intense and fun approach to his classes.

    Email: blaise@dccentre.ca

    Shannon Conrad BSc., Grad. Dip. Ed., RHN, ROHP
    Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner,
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Boot Camp and Women's Body Sculpting Class Instructor

    Shannon is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Biotechnology in 2003, Graduate degree in Education in 2006 and in 2008 after pursuing a long-term interest in health and nutrition, graduated with Merit of Distinction from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Recently she has also become a member of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC) and completed a Biosignature Modulation Practitioner course with Charles Poliquin, renowned strength coach and founder of Poliquin Performance. She now uses her scientific knowledge, educational skills and passion for nutrition to guide her clients to achieving optimal health and well-being. As a holistic practitioner, Shannon appreciates that everyone is biochemically unique and therefore has individual needs. She develops protocols to help clients achieve personal health goal while restoring balance and maximizing vitality and performance. Based on the results of an in depth nutritional/lifestyle assessment and hormonal profile, recommendations are focused on making better food choices, developing healthier lifestyle habits, improving digestion and detoxification, while incorporating the latest nutritional breakthroughs and use of supplementation when needed. Whatever your specific objectives are, Shannon will help you stay motivated and on track by monitoring your success, providing feedback and modifications, while coaching you on your path to a healthier, stronger you.

    Email: shannon@dccentre.ca

    Jimmy DeVries CSEP, CPT, DFHP, PICP L1, L2, PIMST
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Boot Camp and Women's Body Sculpting Class Instructor

    Jimmy is a strength coach who has been teaching at Dynamic Conditioning Centre since June 2009. His passion for athletic conditioning started in his early years when he was competing with the Skill and Arms team in the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in 2000. Through cadets, he trained in Cannaught military base in Ottawa where he was taught various athletic conditioning techniques to obtain top levels of performace. Jimmy anxiously expanded his knowledge in athletic conditioning enrolling in weight lifting courses in his senior year of high school. Jimmy obtained a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion and CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) sanctioned Jimmy to serve as a health and fitness practitioner in June 2009. Jimmy constantly studies new material from various books, articles, and other highly certified strength coaches so he can service his clients with leading science and reason.

    Email: jimmy@dccentre.ca

    Matt Hodgson M.Sc., CSCS

    Education Director, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer

    Matt received his Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Victoria in 2004. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2000 and a registered Personal Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant (PFLC) since 2001. Matt has been actively working as a Physical Conditioning Consultant in the Peterborough, Toronto and Victoria areas since 1995. During this time he has worked with numerous athletes and teams varying in training status from novice/beginner to professional and national level athletes. Matt’s areas of specialization include; functional strength and power development, and sports-specific speed, agility and quickness training. His recent motivation involves establishing and promoting youth fitness initiatives. He has lectured and published articles in peer-reviewed scientific and popular sport conditioning journals, focusing on the underlying physiology of power development and the implications for motor performance. Matt’s athletic background includes elite club and varsity level rugby in BC and Ontario. He has also competed at the representative level in track, football and soccer in his youth. Matt is currently pursuing his pre-service firefighter diploma from Seneca College, aspiring to become a Firefighter in the GTA.

    Email: matt@dccentre.ca

    Tyler Lees-Schmut   FLMP, CSEP-CPC, CPT
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Boot Camp and Kettlebell Class Instructor

    Tyler has been a strength and conditioning coach at DCC since 2005. He also leads Bootcamp and Kettlebell classes. Tyler is a graduate of the Lifestyle Management Program at George Brown College. His own athletic background includes ball hockey, rugby and tennis. Tyler’s coaching skill enables his clients to reach their goals.

    Email: tyler@dccentre.ca

    Karla McConnell CAT(C), D.AC

    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Massage, Athletic Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, 
    Nutrition, BioSignaure

    Karla graduated from Sheridan College's Sports Injury Management program and went on to complete her certification with the CATA. In 2000, she obtained her Doctorate of Acupuncture. In the clinic, she utilizes many manual techniques such Muscle Energy and Myofascial Stretching. Karla has also worked extensively with all levels of competition from provincial to international and has participated as a member of the medical team for the Canadian and Provincial Games. Karla's range of experiences include: the Ontario Women's Baseball teams, marathon runners, and triathlon participants, dancers and providing coverage on such movie sets as Chicago and Music Man. Karla currently spends time working and traveling with Stars on Ice.

    Email: karla@dccentre.ca

    Nancy Medeiros DOMPT, DO MRO, CAT(c), Hons. BA-Kin, ATC
    Strength Coach, Personal Trainer, Classical Osteopath, Athletic Therapy

    Nancy is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopath and Holistic Health Sciences. She also attended York University where she graduated in 2004 with an Honours in Kinesiology _ Health Sciences and obtained a certificate in Athletic Therapy. Nancy has worked with Women's field hockey, Women's Basketball and Varsity Football. In 2005, Nancy received her certifications in Athletic Therapy from the CATA _ NATA. Nancy has also spent time working with the National Canadian U15 Women's Soccer team

    Email: nancy@dccentre.ca

    Ivana Zdrchany BSc, CSCS

    Strength Coach, Sports Therapist, Martial Arts Instructor

    Ivana has worked in the fitness industry since 2000, when she completed certifications in Personal Training, Fitness Assessment, and Sports Massage.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Sports Science at the University of North London in England. Ivana also has a diploma in Sports Therapy. She is a Certified Strength _ Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NSCA and has helped coach athletes involved in rugby, martial arts, beach volleyball, hockey, basketball, downhill skiing, tennis, marathon, and triathlon. Ivana’s lifelong passion is martial arts.  She began teaching Karate at the age of 11 and was teaching her own classes at the age of 16.  Ivana was a provincial, national, and international competitive athlete in Karate for 14 years. Ivana brings a broad range professional expertise to DCC. She has worked in Canada, England, Australia, and most recently, New Zealand.  She has a particular interest in psychological and nutrition factors that influence performance and enjoys helping clients at all fitness levels achieve their goals.

    Email: Ivana@dccentre.ca

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    With "top notch facilities" and functional fitness trainers for strength _ conditioning and athletic therapy, DCC was voted a "best of Toronto" award winner by Now readers. Members praise the "great staff" and "unique workouts." They "get in tip-top shape while having fun" in class or personal training sessions.

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