Meet our team of highly qualified coaches and specialists


Jason Tremblay The Strength Guys
President & Co-founder
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    • Bachelor of Physical Education, Mount Royal University
    • Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate, Mount Royal University
    • Sport Science Template Provider for the Calgary Flames NHL Team (2019-Present)
    • Trained in Video Analysis by Canadian Sport Institute Director of Biomechanics & Video Analysis, Pro Stergiou
    • Presenter at 2015 EPIC Fitness Summit (UK), 2015 Online Fitness Summit, 2014 Elite Fitness Mentoring
    • Athlete Achievements: 3 IPF World Champions, 2 IPF World Silver Medalists, 2 IPF World Top 6 Finishes, 4 IPF Collegiate World Champions, 2 Asian Junior Powerlifting Champions, 2 North American Powerlifting Champions, 9 USA Powerlifting National Champions, 3 Canadian National Champions, 1 British National Champion, 1 USA Collegiate National Champion, 2 Arnold Classic Champions, 3rd Place Finish - Daytona 500
    • President & Co-Founder of The Strength Guys Inc.


Alfred Jong TSG 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



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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


Taylor Atwood
Brand Ambassador
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    • Bachelors Degree of Science in Finance
    • Lengthy sporting and leadership background
    • 6x USAPL National Champion
    • National Record Holder in Squat, Bench Press, and Total
    • Silver Medalist at the 2016 IPF World Championship
    • Silver Medalist at the 2017 IPF World Championship
    • 2018 IPF World Champion
    • 2018 Arnold Classic Grand Prix Champion & Best Lifter
    • 2019 IPF World Champion 790.5 kg Total Earned him Best Lifter title
    • USAPL New York State Referee
    • Financial Analyst, IBM

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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


Jonathan Chua Profile
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    • BS.c Sport & Exercise Science
    • Sports Education in Temasek Polytechnic
    • 2017 74kg Junior Asian Champion
    • Assistant Coach of 2018 Ohio State University 
    • Coach of 2018 University World Cup Women's Overall Champion & 1st Runner-up
    • Co-Founder of Prime Athleticus


Arian Khamesi Profile Coach
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    • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • USAPL Senior International Certified Coach
    • 2018 USAPL Coach of the Year
    • US National Team Head Coach (2016-Present)
    • US National Team Assistant Coach (2014-2015)
    • 16 World Records Broken
    • 60+ American Records Broken
    • Multiple IPF World Champions
    • NAPF Pan-American Champion
    • Multiple USAPL National Champions
    • IPF Cat II Referee
    • NAPF Treasurer & Scoring Manager
    • USAPL Athlete’s Representative (2017-2021)
    • USAPL Meet Director


Vanessa Gale
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    Vanessa Gale has been competing, coaching, and volunteering in strength sports for over a decade, and currently holds the position of Athlete Representative for USA Powerlifting.

    She has worked with and developed lifters of every skill level from novice to international competitors, in a broad age range from youth to masters lifters. She also has experience coaching through pregnancy and post-partum transitions back to the platform. 

    Beyond the gym, Vanessa received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, and is the owner of Beyond Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. She has a passion for helping others through reorganizational healing, to achieve a life beyond anything they ever thought possible. Throughout chiropractic school, she exclusively coached powerlifting at MVMNT gym and through her online coaching company PrettySTRONG Powerlifting. Before chiropractic, Vanessa studied Dance at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where her concentration was Body, Science, & Motion. Throughout college, she worked as a personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Clubs, attaining her USA Powerlifting Club Coach & IKFF Kettlebell Instructor certifications. Her love, respect, and knowledge for the human body give her a depth of skill in movement/biomechanical analysis, which allows her to help athletes achieve their potential on and off the platform. 

    Vanessa believes the coach/athlete relationship is an important component to athlete success. She believe this is best served through honest and open non-violent communication (NVC).  Beyond powerlifting programming, motivation, and competition preparation, she believes in personal development of the mind-body connection for lifelong training and personal success. The athlete is only ever as successful as the person lifting the weights.  You can contact Vanessa directly at  vanessa@thestrengthgals.com


Dr Jacob Templar Profile
Injury & Load Management Coach
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    • Utica College Bachelors in Health Studies   
    • Utica College Doctor of Physical Therapy  
    • Practices at Physical Therapy Services of Rochester in NY
    • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
    • MDT certification 
    • Rehab contributor for Introwellness 
    • An advocate for strength training, both in his professional and personal life
    • Advocate for public education on musculoskeletal health


Nicola Paviglianiti Profile Photo
Community Relations
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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


Operations & Admin
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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"


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.

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