My passion for fitness has recently been realized. I grew up playing baseball and once the time came for me to hangup the spikes, I turned to coaching… hockey. I fell in love with that sport after moving to LaSalle and becoming a die-hard fan of the Windsor Spitfires. That fan passion grew my love to work with youth athletes. Starting as a student manager for the Villanova High School hockey team in Grade 11, I went on manage the team to back-to-back OFSAA appearances. But that wasn’t enough for me. In the past 5 years I’ve coached and/or managed 14 hockey teams (ranging from AAA, AA, and high school) and 2 soccer teams in LaSalle having success and lots of fun along the way. As I grew my tactical and technical knowledge of the sports, I passed on and gained new knowledge on the physical side.
My passion for working with youth athletes lead me to my current schooling: Honours Bachelor of Sport Management from Brock University. My program is ranked as the best Sport Management program in Canada (and third in the world). I have a particular interest in group dynamics in sport, specifically the culture of successful team environments. It’s no wonder that I found my way to The Garage Gym as we focus heavily on successful group environments. My program also focuses on many different areas of business including human resource management, marketing, finance, and legal aspects.
In addition to my schooling, I am a nationally certified Hockey and Soccer coach (under the NCCP), and have numerous Multi-sport certifications. I am also nationally certified as a CanFit Pro PTS.
I’m happy to say I’ve found a second home at The Garage Gym, and I can’t wait to see where my fitness journey takes me!