What our clients say
"I have been working out for 25 years and experienced numerous setbacks & injuries along the way. I started training with The Strength Guys in December of 2012 with goals of getting stronger, improving muscle definition, and avoiding pain. After 3 months of training I was able to progress into full range of motion with Bench Presses for the first time in 10 years, as well as full depth back squats with no pain. Recently, I have been able to add 40 lbs to my Deadlift 1RM as well. I have made more progress and regained useful strength from past injuries than I thought was possible within the timeframe that we have been working together and am happy with the training that I have received.”
Mark Martin, NASCAR Driver
"For the little why I've been powerlifting, I've been using online programs and adjusting it whatever way I see it fit and it's been working. Then I realized all high level athletes have coaches and if I was going to get to level I want to, I need to get me one of those so I contacted Alfred. The first program Alfred gave to me was something I've never done before infact I thought it was boring and I didn't fully trust the process but I had to give it a shot. I did for the first week and just like I thought it was TORTURE but I kept on doing and started noticing i had made gains, better endurance and conditioning . Then the next phase was to focus on strength and that has been fun, which was when everything started to come together and I realized he knew exactly what he was doing so I gave in.
I hired Alfred for coaching and not to just get me strong but also learn from his experience and knowledge which he has lot of. You want a coach that you respect and as thing you can learn from if not it's going to be productive. Just like in everything I do, I have trust issue which took me a while to completely trust the process. But now I 100% trust the process. Why?! Because I've noticed gains like never before. Every session is a mental and physical PR. He believes in you more than you believe in yourself which is always a good motivator. I've gained so much knowledge and strength in the past few months with Alfred and you can bet I'm excited about the future."
Landre Adeoye, Powerlifter
Brittany Bolt, Bikini Competitor and Powerlifter
If you are someone looking to step up your training, or improve yourself, Jason is a guy that will get you there."
Ante Milanovic-Litre, Canadian Football League Running Back for the Calgary Stampeders
"A wise man once told me to trust the process, it is a marathon not a sprint. Taylor places great emphasis on providing challenging, highly refined and meaningful programming for his athletes as well as ensuring a an open line of communication. Despite his busy work and lifting schedule, he is always responsive. Working with him has helped me develop a greater sense of confidence and self-efficacy. At my last meet, I hit 9/9 attempts and hit a huge total PR. I have genuinely enjoyed the past eight months that I have worked with Taylor and I am not afraid to come to him for questions I may have regarding powerlifting or even life/career choices. I always look forward to working out with Taylor because he is able to strike a unique balance of careful listening and sharing his wealth of powerlifting experience and ideas. Taylor embodies all of the key characteristics of an excellent coach as well as a world class athlete. He is genuine, kind, considerate and an all around savage when it comes to powerlifting. He understands the needs of his athletes, addresses them and ensures that the protocols that he has laid out are continuously implemented. I would highly recommend Taylor to any athlete that is willing to learn, work their butt off and push their limits for he is not only a great coach, but a great friend. Thank you to the support of the entire TSG team as well as Coach Taylor Atwood."
Carlton Wan, Powerlifter
Manula De Alwis, Fitness Enthusiast
Chan Wai Meng, Powerlifter
Jason and I had begun training shortly thereafter and we immediately clicked. The personal attention I had gotten was impressive to say the least, as he would answer his emails promptly and with great efficiency. Attentiveness was obviously a very high standard he upheld as a coach. As the months and eventually years went by, I clearly had added a TON of lean tissue to my frame, as well as increasing my strength greatly on all of my lifts. I actually couldn’t believe how much I was growing, even after only 6 months. Not only that, but I had learned more about exercise science training under Jason than I had ever learned in my entire life. He was not only my coach, but was and still is a great teacher and mentor.
My exercise science, nutrition and coaching game has leveled up exponentially and I was able to apply that to my own clients as well. It really has been an amazing experience to say the least. Fast forward to September of 2017, we are now in contest prep getting ready for our first show together, which will be the 2018 INBF Hercules WNBF Pro-Qualifier. We have been working with each other for almost 4.5 years now, and I am as confident as ever that I will bring my absolute best package to the stage.
I just really want to thank Jason and The Strength Guys for everything that they’ve done for me. My career as a trainer and an athlete has been greatly accelerated due to my work with them and I could not be more grateful. Here is to many more successful years as an athlete and a fitness professional with Jason and the rest of the team!"
Gary Amlinger, Bodybuilder
Daniel and Megan Henrichs, Powerlifters
After the first five weeks, my friends and I noticed significant differences in certain areas of my body. They commented that my shoulders and arms are more defined and legs looked more muscular. Of course I know I have a long way to go to reach my goals, but I am so happy that in only five weeks the changes in my body have been recognized. I just completed my one week deload program and am ready to start the next session this week. I look forward to seeing even more results and am truly grateful for Alfred, his generosity and the time he has provided to me. It is very obvious how much he loves what he does."
In October 2016, Alfred hosted a powerlifting and nutrition seminar in my hometown in Prince Rupert, BC. At the time, the powerlifting community in my small town consisted of me and few friends who had competed a few times at meets, so as you can imagine, we were pretty limited in our knowledge and exposure. I attended the seminar feeling very excited about what I could learn, but what I didn’t realize is that I would make a new friend who would eventually be the perfect fit to coach me.
At the end of the seminar, Alfred offered to stay late and critique our technique and answer any questions we had. I was very grateful for the feedback since I was 6 weeks out of a meet and had virtually no plan. It was during this time that I could see how much Alfred understood about the sport, and I appreciated his emphases on technique, super-compensation and recovery. Alfred reached out to me shortly after the seminar to ask if I wanted his help to prep for my next meet. Of course I said yes and the results from that meet exceeded my expectations. I joined The Strength Guys and the rest is history.
In the last 9 months, I have reached many milestones with the help of Alfred. In many ways I have transitioned from a beginner who fumbled along to a confident (and pain free) athlete. If there is one thing I have learned about the coach-athlete relationship is that the athlete MUST trust the process! And I do. I don’t doubt the programming because I always see results.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you, Alfred. Your coaching, endless support, friendship and belief in me are bar none. You have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and have always provided honest, constructive feedback."
Cindy Leighton, Powerlifter
Dr. Brandon Roberts is a scientist; first he listens, then he investigates and observes, and asks questions objectively. As an Exercise and Sports Science Bachelor’s Degree Graduate and personal trainer myself, I am surprised at how well Dr Brandon Roberts is well versed at topics such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, injury prevention and exercise programming. Going the extra mile, he constantly checks in on me several times a week via email, video or audio, to make sure that training is going smoothly as planned that week. Dr. Brandon Roberts considers every facet of a theory and keeps a flexible mind around it; as he says, there are no ‘one size fits all’ approach, and he practices that with me.
Every training block with Dr. Brandon has a purpose: it is explained clearly and it shows in the results. He always focuses on the proper form, and is always respectfully, keeping a sharp eye on every movement. Dr. Brandon Roberts seeks to educate rather than to spoonfeed. The first time I spoke with Dr. Roberts, I was out troubled with a nagging injury. Now after 7 months of consistent coaching, not only have I gotten rid of my back injuries and stronger, I have learnt heaps from Dr. Roberts on the topic of powerlifting programming and exercise selection (it’s not as easy as A + B = C for MOST clients). I greatly recommend Dr. Brandon Roberts to anyone who is planning to take his training to the next level. With commitment, he will make a difference."
Ming Siu, Powerlifter
When we first started working together I was very clear that my goal for our first meet together - August of 2017 was for me to achieve a squat personal record. Almost immediately I received one of the best written, most thorough training programs I've received - and for someone coming up on 10 years in the sport, that's saying alot. Alfred was also very willing to give me specific, direct answers when I inquired about why an aspect of my programming was written as it was. It is important that a coach be able to back up his programming with clear and concise reasoning - Alfred has never once failed to do that.
In the 7 months we've been working together I've put 7.5kg on my squat, and achieved my first 275kg total. I was specfic about what I wanted from a coach and Alfred has delivered that. My programming has been specific to my needs at the time - my feedback is taken into account and the programs I've received are always thorough and well thought out. They look at the 'whole person' instead of having someone just spit out numbers on a spreadsheet, Alfred geniunely cares about his athletes. I'm really looking forward to what the next 7 months has in store."
Crystal Grimsen, Powerlifter
Joshua Jireh Len, Bodybuilder
Murat Bilgin, Powerlifter
Sarah Xie, Powerlifter
“Working with The Strength Guys is more than a coach to athlete interaction. This group of individuals have an incredible desire to learn and disseminate their knowledge to others. They take a science-based approach and customized a plan to cater to my personal needs. Each coach has a specific area of expertise and they work with one another to ensure the athlete is getting nothing but the most quality information and services. My time with The Strength Guys thus far has been an incredible experience. Jason has been more than a coach but a great friend and teacher as well. There turnaround time for my questions is unbelievably quick, and I know the answer will be research based with reasoning behind it. They encourage for athletes to always ask “why?” and question everything, and then they provide you with the knowledge and resources as well. This has already been a great experience and I look forward to working with them further. I highly recommend them to anyone regardless of what your goals are.”
Matty Fusaro, CEO of Fusaro Fitness & YouTuber