I never really was the athletic type. At a younger age, I would rather play video games than sports. At 14, I started to train in a gym without any real motivation and I hated it. I tried several times to get back into it during my teenage years but it only really stuck when I turned 19. I got back in the gym to get bigger and in better shape and, since I finally had a goal to aim for, it became more and more exciting to train. I immersed myself in books, articles, videos, basically everything I could find to become more knowledgeable and improve the way I trained. The more I learned about it, the more I became passionate. In 2011, I discovered powerlifting and was immediately hooked. Until then, I was just having fun in the gym. Now I had a purpose and an objective: to become as strong as I could be. Since then I never stopped striving to get better. Nowadays, I surround myself with like-minded people and I love seeing them improve. My involvement in Montreal Powerhouse is a result of this passion. This project enables me to provide an environment where our clients and their coaches alike can thrive, reach their objectives and become better at what they do.
Through my whole life, I have always been a really active guy. I really got serious about it in 2007 and this is when I decided to focus my efforts on Muay Thai. I practiced the sport for 5 years, giving it all I had and becoming a martial art coach in the process. I coached for 2 years when I decided to try a more serious approach to strength training while recovering from a fighting injury. At that period of my life I was looking to build a better understanding of the rehab process for fighters and was starting to search for other ways to fulfill my desire to perform in the athletic field. I fell in love with strength training right away.
When practicing Muay Thai, I was known for my self-discipline, intense motivation and complete devotion to the sport. It translated perfectly onto my practice of strength training and I went on to become a competitive powerlifter. Through my journey in sports and training I discovered that helping other athletes around me to get better was my true passion. Be it motivational talks, technical corrections or tactical considerations, I was always looking to help others achieve their goals. I therefore decided to get my bachelor degree in Kinesiology at the University of Montreal to become the best trainer I could be. I am still constantly working on perfecting my knowledge through seminar, books, articles and certifications. Whoever you are, I can assure you that I will help you achieve your goals and become the best you can be.
I am still constantly working on perfecting my knowledge through seminar, books, articles and certifications. Whoever you are, I can assure you that I will help you achieve your goals and become the best you can be.
As far back as I remember, I have always been interested in physical strength. As a kid, I used to train every day after school in my home basement with really basic equipment (and anything I could find, really). At 17 I joined a gym and haven’t missed a single week of training since, as my passion for strength and performance only grew bigger. I started my competitive career in powerlifting in 2013 and have been actively competing ever since.
I have completed a minor in Kinesiology as well as several other courses, with a weightlifting degree from the Coaching Association of Canada and a Strength Certificate from Westside Barbell. I am continually learning and evolving as I make room to study on the subject of strength and its periodization every day, be it through seminars, books or articles. My own experience in training and competition allows me to soundly apply these concepts to my coaching.
Known for my high level of self-discipline and commitment, I decided to get significantly involved in the industry when I obtained my Professional Bodybuilder title. I started training back in 2007 as I needed to fix a knee injury and since then I have been hooked with this kind of lifestyle. Since day one, I have been delivering strong intensity in the gym, which definitely helped develop the physique I have today. I started competing in 2013 and won my first show as a Novice. Then, I won my second show in the Open category, which got me my Professional title. I went through a long contest preparation of a total of 46 weeks which was recognized and impressed by many. After winning my title, I made the switch to powerlifting and won several competitions. In 2016, I finished first at the Provincial level and 5th at the National level. I am a lifetime athlete, knowledgeable, skilled and base my knowledge on a scientific approach.