Dan C.S.C.S, CPT
Dan has a degree from McMaster University and the professional designation of CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dan went to Pearson High School in Burlington and volunteered his time coaching the senior football team for 2 years. Dan also played hockey, basketball, tennis and football; however, playing these sports he suffered numerous knee injuries, which ended his athletic career. This prompted his desire to help people condition their bodies for life’s tasks and live healthy, pain-free lives.
For more than ten years I’ve built my life around training both myself and my clients. I eat, sleep and breathe the fitness lifestyle; it’s what I love, but it wasn’t always that way.
For the majority of my life I took my athleticism for granted and didn’t support my body with the healthy lifestyle my activities required. This led to injuries and activity restrictions that eventually found me at a point where I was overweight and unhealthy. Luckily a diagnosis of high cholesterol changed my focus. I decided it was time to step up and take care of myself or suffer the consequences.
At first it was difficult, but as a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces I knew that anything I desired was attainable with enough hard work. It’s not easy exercising when you’re not in shape (and I definitely wasn’t secure enough to work out in a public place) and healthy food just doesn’t taste good at first. However, I learned to look forward to the next invigorating workout and to crave foods that would benefit my body. This lifestyle change affected me so deeply that I knew I had to make it my job, so I became certified and discovered what I was born to do.
At Home Fitness was started in 2007 with the goal of helping people reach their healthy goals. Whether you have not worked out in years or you are on your way to becoming a professional, we can help you get there. We have worked with all fitness levels from athletes to weekend warriors who are just looking to lose a few pounds and feel energized. All trainers have current certification and insurance.
Our certifications include: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer. We have trained members of Western Football, University of Calgary Basketball, University of Dalhousie Track, Men’s Canadian Rugby, and U18 Canadian Women’s Hockey athletes as well as numerous amateur golfers and city rep hockey athletes.