OUR TEAM

JASON TREMBLAY

Jason Tremblay The Strength Guys Team
President | Co-founder | Coach
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    • Bachelor of Physical Education (Year 3 - In Progress), Mount Royal University
    • Mount Royal University PFT Certificate
    • Mentorship under Brett Bartholomew
    • Practicum student at The Hill Academy with Dan Noble
    • Personal Trainer, XLR8 Fitness, Calgary, AB
    • Writing Published in Alan Aragon's Research Review, BretContreras.com, Schwarzenegger.com, Gym Magazine
    • Presenter at 2015 EPIC Fitness Summit (UK), 2015 Online Fitness Summit, 2014 Elite Fitness Mentoring
    • Coach of 2016 74 kg Classic Men's Open IPF World Championship Silver Medalist, Gold Medalist in Bench Press
    • Coach of 2016 83 kg Jr. Classic Men's IPF World Championship 4th Place Finisher, Silver Medalist in Squat
    • Coach of 2016 59 kg Classic Men's Open IPF North American Gold Medalist, Canadian National Record Holder in Deadlift
    • Coach of 2015 83 kg Jr. Classic Men's IPF Asia/Oceania Champion & Best Lifter, Asian Record Holder in Squat
    • Coach of 2014 & 2015 74 kg Classic Men's Open USAPL National Champion, National Record Holder in Squat & Total
    • Coach of Multiple 2013, 2014, and 2015 Canadian Powerlifting Silver & Bronze Medalists, Previous National Record Holder in 63 kg Jr. Women's Deadlift
    • NASCAR Driver S&C
    • Developmental Pit Crew Strength & Conditioning (Online) for Stewart Haas Racing

TAYLOR ATWOOD

General Manager | Coach
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    • Bachelors Degree of Science in Finance
    • Lengthy sporting and leadership background
    • 3x USAPL National Champion
    • 2nd at the IPF World Championship, earning a Gold in Bench Press and Silver overall
    • National Record Holder in Squat, Bench Press, and Total
    • Silver Medalist at the 2017 IPF World Championship
    • Silver Medalist at the 2016 IPF World Championship
    • Financial Analyst, IBM

BEN ESGRO

Ben Esgro Coach
Coach & Strategist
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    • EDUCATION:  M.S.(c) Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Florida,  M.S. Sports Nutrition & Exercise Science, Marywood University.  B.S. Nutrition & Dietetics, West Chester University
    • EXPERIENCE:  6+ years, working with individuals ranging from general population to world champions
    • CREDENTIALS:  Registered/Licensed Dietitian, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
    • SPECIALIZATIONS:  Exercise Programming, Nutrition Intervention (General & Special Populations/Clinical), Contest Preparation (Powerlifting or Physique), Exercise Technique
    • RELATED ACTIVITIES:  USAPL Powerlifter, USBF Pro Qualified Natural Bodybuilder
    • Founder & COO of De Novo Nutrition

NICOLA PAVIGLIANITI

Nicola Paviglianiti Profile Photo
Community Relations & Female Athlete Rep
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    • Masters of Science Degree in International Humanitarian Action, University College Dublin (Ireland)
    • Master of Arts Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Uppsala University (Sweden)
    • BSc Honours Specialization in Health Sciences, Western University
    • Passionate about female powerlifting and the accessibility of sport, and conducted thesis research on powerlifting in Zimbabwe
    • World traveler (50+ countries)
    • Canadian 52kg Jr National Champion 2016 & 2017
    • IPF Worlds 52kg Jr Silver Medalist 2017 (gold in the squat, silver in the deadlift)
    • Commonwealth Powerlifting Gold Medalist 2017
    • Commonwealth Powerlifting Best Female Junior Lifter 2017
    • Recognized as a 2018 top 30 under 30 in Alberta for International Development Read more

JOHN DOWNING

Coach
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    • Undergraduate Degree in History from the Ohio State University
    • Masters in Education at the Ohio State University
    • Three High School Women's State team Championships in Ohio 2016, 2015, 2014
    • Coach of The Ohio State University Powerlifting team (2014 to present)
    • Coach of the First ever Men's IPF College World Championship team 2016
      (One Gold Medal, Two Silver, One Bronze)
    • Coach of the First raw college men's team National Champions 2016
    • Former American Record Squat holder 83kg class  Junior 83kg class winner 2013
    • Professional Strength and Conditioning internship The Spot Athletics Summer 2014

ALFRED JONG

Alfred Jong Team TSG Coach
Coach
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    • Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, minor in Nutrition
    • Passionate about empowering and leading individuals through coaching
    • 2017 59kg Canadian national champion
    • 2016 NAPF (North American Powerlifting Federation) 59 kg Men Open Gold metalist 
    • 2015 Commonwealth Powerlifting Federation 59 kg Men Open Gold metalist (bench only)  
    • 2nd place 2016 Canadian National Championships
    • 3rd place 2015 Canadian National Championships 
    • Co-founder of Rising Strength Team, powerlifting club for athletes  
    • Internationally ranked TaeKwonDo athlete, backup for Team Canada fin weight in the 2008 Beijing Olympics
    • Certified 4th degree black belt
    • Coach for junior and open Takewondo Athletes in Provincial, National and International level competition
    • Coach of 2016 47 kg Classic Women’s Open IPF World Championships
    • Coach of 2016 47 kg Classic Women’s Open 47 kg National Bench Record

     

DR. BRANDON ROBERTS

Brandon Roberts
Director of Research & Education | Coach
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    • Bachelors in Molecular Biology
    • Masters in Human Performance
    • PhD in Muscle Biology
    • Postdoctoral Fellow studying Muscular Hypertrophy
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
    • Natural Bodybuilder
    • Founder & 1st President of the University of Florida Weightlifting team
    • Fitness writer published in Alan Aragon's Research Review, Strengtheory, Muscle & Strength, STACK, and Sci-fit.net
    • Scientific Author in peer-reviewed journals

KEDRIC KWAN

Coach
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    • Masters in Sports and Exercise Nutrition
    • Pg. Dip in Sports and Exercise Nutrition
    • Certified Sports Nutrition of the International society of sports nutrition
    • Director of Education for Revelation Republic Strength and Conditioning facility
    • Assistant coach of the 2017 74kg Classic Men’s Open IPF world championship Silver Medalist
    • Coach of the 2017 67.5kg Men’s Open GPA Malaysian Powerlifting Championship silver medalist
    • Coach of the 2017 82.5kg Men’s Open GPA Malaysian Powerlifting Championship bronze medalist
    • Coach of the 2017 48kg Women’s Open GPA Malaysian Powerlifting Championship gold medalist and best overall women lifter
    • Coach of the 2016 60kg Men’s Open GPA world Championship gold medalist and deadlift world record holder
    • Coach of the 2016 42kg Women’s Open GPA Strength Alliance Meet gold medalist world record holder in squat, bench, deadlift and total and runner up for best overall women lifter
    • Coach of the 2016 90kg Men’s Open GPA Malaysian Powerlifting Championship gold medalist and national record holder in squat, bench press and deadlift
    • 2015 Sports Nutritionist Intern at Cardiff City Football Club
    • 2015 PhD research assistant in Middlesex University focusing on recovery modalities for endurance runners

CHAD DOLAN

Chad Dolan Profile
Coach
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    • B.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University
      • Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Intern Strength Coach
      • 21 teams, 400+ hours
    • M.S. Exercise Physiology, Florida Atlantic University
      • Thesis: The Influence of Time-Equated Training Programs on Muscle Performance and Body Composition
    • PhD Student
    • Continued research:
      • 2 years: cellular immunology in response to exercise and nutrition
    • Exercise performance and body composition testing specialist
    • 5 years of teaching experience in a university kinesiology department
    • Owner and Founder of Myogenic Training Systems LLC
      • De Novo Nutrition Technique/Biomechanics Coach
      • Shredded by Science Head of Research
      • Flex Level Fitness Personal Trainer Development Consultant
    • USAPL Club Coach and State Level Referee
    • Published Scientific Author
    • Fitness writer and content creator
      • De Novo Nutrition Elements, Shredded by Science Study School, Renaissance Periodization, Flex Level Fitness
    • Public speaker, presenter, and coach at fitness industry seminars
      • Reactive Training Systems (2015), Biolayne Natural Bodybuilding and figure VIP Camps (2014, 2015, 2016), Shredded By Science Conference (2017), Flex Level Fitness Seminars (2017, 2018

     

RYAN SMITH

PATRICK SONG

Patrick Song Sport Scientist
Sport Scientist
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    BA, MS.
    Experience in physical therapy, strength and conditioning, and most recently as an applied sports science intern at the D1 level.
    Areas of interest include energy system development, data science and athlete monitoring.

DEBBI TREMBLAY

Finance Director
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    • Retired IT Professional
    • Career as application programmer and project manager supporting financial, credit card, inventory, HR systems
    • Acquired nickname: "TSG Mom"