Sue is a certified personal trainer that has developed a program that enhances the lifestyle of children and athletes alike. She has been a cardio fitbox instructor, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach for various athletes and teams over the past several years. She is also certified specifically in the development and training of youth. Sue has worked with many levels of athletes from NCAA, CIS, AAA hockey players and many other high performance athletes. She has worked with athletes in various sports ranging from hockey, basketball, golf, tennis, baseball, and football. Her passion and commitment to changing lives through health and fitness is how H2T came to fruition.
Position: PTS Strength and Conditioning Coach
Alex is driven, hardworking and passionate about health and fitness, determined to help people reach their optimal health and fitness goals. He is a graduate from George Brown College’s Fitness and Lifestyle Management program and has experience as a trainer for the Upper Canada College athletic program working with students from various sports programs. In addition, he has worked with OYSL, CSL soccer players and Jr. A and AAA hockey players. As a former competitive soccer and hockey player as well as an avid runner, himself, Alex understands the motivation and dedication it takes to reach your goals. As a qualified trainer he strives to push young athletes to attain their maximum fitness potential both mentally and physically through strength, endurance and perseverance. Alex’s personal demeanor, and encouraging attitude is effective in enhancing athlete’s performance and realization of their capabilities.
Dr. Jason Izraelski DC, MSc
Position: Chiropractor, Medical Acupuncture Provider, ART Practitioner
Dr. Jason Izraelski is a leading authority on sports injury management and strength and conditioning for athletes of all disciplines, shapes and sizes. With a professional attitude, higher level education and a love for working in one-on-one and small group settings, Jason works with athletes like you to outshine the competition. Whether that means keeping you injury free or helping you to reach the next level of performance, Jason can help you reach your goals.
Jason has worked as a Chiropractor and Strength and Conditioning Coach with some of the best in the athletic world, including a number of professional hockey and football players, amateur athletes and weekend warriors in every sport known to man! For the past 6 seasons, Jason has served as the Team Doctor and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the North York Rangers Jr. A hockey team. Jason also offers off-season strength and conditioning programs to a select group of aspiring hockey players that have helped them reach the next level, including Jr. A, OHL, NCAA and CIS teams. A few career highlights include traveling with the Canadian Cricket Team for a full year, being selected as part of the Core Medical Staff for the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico, being part of the medical staff with Hockey Canada in 2014, and winning a gold medal with the Canadian Hockey Team at the 2013 Maccabi Games in Israel.
Jason is a life-long learner, having completed a Doctorate of Chiropractic, a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on long-term athletic development and concussion risk factors in hockey, and has completed a sports speciality fellowship. He has additional training in acupuncture and several soft tissue methodologies.
Most importantly, Jason provides more than therapy or fitness. He provides education and the tools to help you thrive as an athlete by empowering you to understand and own your body. Through hands on guidance and detailed instruction, Jason is dedicated to helping you grow and achieve your goals.
Position: PTS Athletic Fitness Specialist
Coach Mat has been involved in the sports and fitness industry for his entire life and it is definitely a passion of his to coach, train and learn. He grew up in Brampton playing AAA hockey, AAA baseball and high school football. As well he played volleyball, basketball, soccer, golf, and tennis recreationally. After a short period when he was 16 with the Stayner Siskins (junior C), Orangeville Crushers (junior B), and Toronto Marlies (midget AAA), he decided to concentrate on school and played the rest of his minor hockey career at Notre Dame Secondary School in Brampton. While in high school Coach Mat became a "gym rat" taking courses in weight training and advanced physical education. He was awarded the physical education award at graduation. After high school, he continued with sports at The University of Western Ontario (BA in Philosophy). Playing hockey he won an intramural league championship and two fraternity league championships. He also coached and won an intra-residence flag football championship. He currently plays hockey, baseball, football, beach volleyball, golf, and tennis at a recreational/competitive level.
After moving back to the GTA in 2009, he trained with Hockey Canada (Hockey Development 1) and began teaching hockey skills to kids and adults as an instructor with Canlan Ice Sports at York University. While working at Canlan York, he was introduced to McGuire Goaltending and was trained by one of the best goalie coaches in the GTA. He quickly became a Head Goalie Instructor and the Head of Hockey Operations. During his time with McGuire Goaltending he became certified as a Personal Training Specialist (PTS - Canfitpro) and worked with the goalies on their dryland training.
Coach Mat has worked his way up the coaching ranks and for the 16/17 season he will be the Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach/Team Trainer for the Markham Majors Minor Atom AAA (2007) team. Also in 2016, he trained with Baseball Canada and will be the coach for the North York Blues Major Rookie AAA (2008) team for the 2017 season.
Coach Mat looks forward to seeing you in the gym! Work Hard. Play Smart, Have Fun!
Position: PTS Fitness instructor Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer Specialist and Learn to Run Instructor.
As a Fitness Professional, my greatest desire is to help my clients achieve their goals, by focusing on their unique physical ability while emphasizing on the holistic approach. I know at times achieving our goals may SEEM impossible, but with my acronym for SEEM anything is possible and achievable.
Lisa Weinberg RD
Lisa Weinberg is a Registered Dietitian who has been in practice since 1996. Lisa has extensive experience counselling children adults & teens, consulting, leading group workshops, lecturing and in the media. Lisa Weinberg RD will be available by appointment, to offer experienced, sound, age appropriate, balanced nutrition advice.
Position: PTS-Fitness Trainer/Instructor
Reid is an Etobicoke, Toronto Native. CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist. Reid has experience playing in the OHL, BCHL, OJHL, GOJHL. Reid is currently enrolled in York University for B.Sc. Specialization, Honours, in Kinesiology & Health Science, where he is also playing for the men's ice hockey team.
Jose Garcia-PTS ISSA
Position: Athletic Trainer/Personal Trainer
Jose is a recent graduate of the Fitness and health promotion program at Humber College. He also has a certificate from George Brown for completing the Pre-Health Science one year program. He is a certified personal trainer or Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Science Association. He has participated in several sports such as: baseball, soccer, football, and rugby. He decided to go in to the fitness industry after being a part of the rugby team at his high school. Developed an interest for human anatomy and physiology; as he got more involved with fitness and health, He learned that it's not just about exercising and lifting weights. It's also about being healthy in every aspect of your life. This got him to become a personal trainer and to help people achieve their fitness and health goals. After High school he worked in summer camps for a couple years; as a result he develop a passion and interest for youth fitness. His goal is to help kids and teens whether they are athletes trying to improve and reach an elite level of performance on the ice, field, or court; or regular individual trying to stay fit, loose weight, be healthier, get stronger. Training kids and teens is very rewarding as I am not only teaching them the proper ways to do exercises, but teaching them new exercises, new ways to increase their abilities; I am also helping shape their minds to have a healthy lifestyle.
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