Growing up, Tommy was always an active child but suffered weight and self-image issues. This problem escalated when he was in his late teens, gaining nearly 20lbs of fat even though he religiously went to the gym every day.
His love of the gym extended into his studies and went on to complete his Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology and a Fitness and Health Promotion diploma. Tommy was the top of his class, achieving distinction and granting him scholarships. During his studies, his favourite courses seemed to share a similar theme: the effects of exercise, metabolism, and hormonal regulation. He applied all of his knowledge to his own fitness regime and saw phenomenal results.
After his formal education was complete, he knew his passion was to help and inspire others to achieve their goals; this led him to a career in fitness. When you embark on a training journey with Tommy, you understand his focus is on training technique and mastery of basic movements, such as squatting, hip hinging, pushing, and pulling. From this, he progresses you to more complex movements, incorporating all you have learned. Layered into his training, he shared his knowledge of biomechanics, exercise nutrition, and human physiology to maximize muscle growth and fat loss.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Honours Bachelor of Applied Science, Kinesiology, University of Guelph-Humber
- Fitness and Health Promotion, Humber College
- Advanced Leadership Skills and Development Certification, Humber College
- Kinesiology Therapeutic Exercise Certification
- Fitness Specialist, CanFitPro
- Certified Special Population Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE HE'S EVER RECEIVED:
Always do everything with confidence.
FAVOURITE WORKOUT SONGS:
"Arguru" - Deadmau5
"Maybe I'm a Lion" - The Black Mages
"Nonstop" - Drake
FAVOURITE CHEAT MEAL:
All you can eat sushi.
“As cheesy as it sounds, meeting Tommy has been somewhat lifechanging. Before joining TAC, I was very out of shape and my lifestyle was almost completely sedentary. Tommy has helped me not only achieve, but actually surpass, my weight loss and fitness goals. More importantly, I’ve learned that with small everyday changes to diet and exercise you can fundamentally change your lifestyle and health for the better. The gym was a very foreign environment for me prior to joining the TAC, and I really disliked working out. Tommy has helped me build my knowledge and confidence in the gym and I know (shockingly) look forward to my time here. He will push you to your limit, but will also ensure that you’re performing the exercises safely and properly, and will teach you the basic techniques so that you can perform them on your own. He is an awesome trainer and now also a good friend. You couldn’t find a happier client!” – Julia
“I’m an active person who’s never had a problem with motivation but always did classes because I never thought I would enjoy weight training and never took much interest in understanding my muscles. Tommy is extremely knowledgeable in addition to motivating. He explains what muscle each exercise is targeting, ensures I’m working the right ones and quickly adjusts in the event I’m not. He pushes and encourages with perfect balance. I’m stronger, leaner, and more toned than any class has ever gotten me.” – Brittany Mckenzie
“Training that allows you to hit your goals in a busy lifestyle. I have been training with Tommy for the last 15 months now. I wasn’t out of shape when I started, nor did I need motivation to attend the gym regularly – I did, however, feel that I had hit a wall with my own training routines. Tommy develops a varied and stimulating course of exercise which I have loved taking part in. The most encouraging thing for me is that I’ve been able to breakthrough my own training goals without having to alter what I eat and drink – something that is hard to do in my busy corporate life. I have gone from 11.5% to 8.4% body fat with noticeable muscle mass increase – all of this and Tommy still reminds me daily that I drink too much! Tommy is great fun to work with and has a fantastic anatomical knowledge to help perfect technique which I realize is so important the older I get!” – Harry Clapham
If you would like to set-up a session with Tommy, please contact Rob, our PT Director, here.