Meet our team of highly qualified coaches and specialists





Jason Tremblay The Strength Guys
Ben Esgro Coach
Nicola Paviglianiti Profile Photo
President & Co-founder | Coach
General Manager | Coach
Coach | Strategist
Community Relations | Female Athlete Rep
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    • Bachelor of Physical Education (Year 4 - In Progress), Mount Royal University
    • Mount Royal University PFT Certificate
    • Mentorship under Brett Bartholomew
    • 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: 1 IPF World Champion, 2 IPF World Silver Medalists, 2 IPF World Top 6 Finishes, 3 IPF Collegiate World Champions, 2 Asian Junior Powerlifting Champions, 1 North American Powerlifting Champion, 6 USA Powerlifting National Champions, 2 Canadian National Champions, 1 British National Champion, 1 USA Collegiate National Champion, 2 Arnold Classic Champions, 3rd Place Finish - Daytona 500
    • Works closely with Ben Esgro as a part of “The Collective” - an innovative co-coaching service provided exclusively by TSG.
    • President & Co-founder of The Strength Guys Inc.
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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

    Taylor Atwood 74 kg

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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
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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





Alfred Jong TSG Coach
Brandon Roberts
Director of Research & Education | 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
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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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    • 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
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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





Ryan Smith Profile Photo
Jonathan Chua Profile
Chad Dolan Profile 2019
Dr Jacob Templar Profile
Injury & Load Management Coach
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    Ryan has been coaching people through fitness and lifestyle change since 2011 and has worked with all walks of life.  He primarily coaches individuals seeking rehabilitation/restorative training, and powerlifting athletes of all experience and skill levels.  Ryan believes that mindset and movement work hand in hand and that through movement, we improve so much more than just “fitness”. Co-owned a powerlifting gym (2016 - 2018) in Calgary alongside his wife Ericka.

    • Bachelors of Arts, Psychology (Carleton University)
    • Fascial Stretch Therapist – Level 1 (Stretch To Win Institute)
    • Powerlifting Coach – Level 1 (Darby Training Systems)
    • Triggerpoint Therapist Level 1 & 2: Foam Rolling & Myofascial Compression (TPT Therapy)
    • Alberta Powerlifting Union Provincial Team Coach
    • President and Head Coach of "XLR8 Powerlifting" Club
    • Game Day Coach for 50+ Athletes at 13 Meets in the last two years
    • Game Day Coaching Internship with SSPT (Matt and Sioux-z Gary) during 2018 USAPL Raw Nationals
    • Voted "Best Looking Coach of 2018" at The Strength Guys Inc.
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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
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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
      • Continued research published in areas including strength performance, powerlifting meet performance, body composition and hypertrophy, concurrent training and the interference effect, biomechanics, cellular immunology related to exercise, inflammation related to exercise and diet


    • 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
    • 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
    • US Army Officer
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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
    • Working towards Orthopedic clinical speciality
    • 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



Patrick Song Sport Scientist
Sport Scientist
Director of Finance & Operations
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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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    • Retired IT Professional
    • Career as application programmer and project manager supporting financial, credit card, inventory, HR systems
    • Acquired nickname: "TSG Mom"
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