Nick moved from Yukon Territory to Toronto in 2007 to further his training and career as a professional dancer (bboy) and pursue a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In 2011, he graduated with honours from the University of Toronto. He then returned to the University of Toronto to successfully complete a Master of Science in Exercise Sciences (2017) in the Muscle Biochemistry lab where he utilized biochemical methods to characterize the cellular response of skeletal muscle to various types of exercise. Additionally, he used similar methods to examine the effect of creatine supplementation on the muscular response to eccentric (lengthening) contractions.
Nick has used his education and experience as a professional dancer to develop his strength and conditioning philosophy and deliver clients results at a number of highly esteemed training facilities across Canada. He has worked as a strength and conditioning specialist at Vancouver’s flagship Steve Nash Sport Club, and in 2014 he was hired to manage and expand Toronto Fitbody, a downtown fitness boutique. During this time Nick worked to establish his own company, and began training many of the top dancers in Canada. Additionally, he began working with the Canadian Sport Institute as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, assisting in building and delivering world-class conditioning programs for high performance athletes, enhancing their ability to achieve international podium performances.
Presently Nick runs a specialized training company in downtown Toronto working with a variety of cliental including Olympic athletes, elite dancers and stunt performers. In 2018 two of his athletes, Paul Poirier and Piper Gilles, competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Peyongchang South Korea and are currently performing in the Stars in Ice Tour.
In addition to his strength and conditioning endeavours, Nick continues to work with his crew (GWS) and has performed and taught bboying around the world, appearing in multiple productions such as the Juno Awards, the Much Music Video Awards, We Day, Rick Mercer Report, So You Think You Can Dance, Breakfast Television, and the feature film ‘Full Out’.
Studio Manager, Personal Trainer, Group Class Instructor, Barre Fitness, Athletic Conditioning, Strength Conditioning, TRX
Owner and Director, Personal Trainer, Group Class Instructor, Athletic Conditioning, Kettle Bell, Strength Conditioning, TRX