(718) 374-4910

I am a Personal Trainer in th city of Ottawa. I train clients at The Center for Strength and Athlete Development. Which is located at 1665 Russell Rd. Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4B8 . I also do in home consultations, group session (Get Active With Epilepsy) and online training. If you don't have the time to train with me on a steady basis I have packages that include a program, along with once or twice a month follow ups to make sure you're on track and to make any adjustments required. I will provide guidance, teach you what you need to know in order to keep you safe, healthy and show you how to achieve your goals.

My Story

The journey that I have embarked on to get where I am today has been a long and strenuous one. Beginning at the age of six months old, doctors found an abnormal blood vessel rapture in my brain, a medical condition known as Cavernous Angioma, and had to perform a number of considerable operations. Post-op, however, I was able to develop as any child typically would, until about the age of thirteen. It was then that I had another brain hemorrhage, requiring even more surgery. Of course, being of an adolescent age at this time, it was significantly more difficult getting through this particular chapter in my life, but I chose to believe in myself. And with the strength and encouragement of my support system, I got through it.



Over ten years ago when I was fighting Epilepsy I was put in a program at the vocational rehab centre. It was to develop coping skills. I honestly don’t remember anything from the class, but it still changed my life forever and was a turning point. I was depressed and a complete mess at the time. I thought I was nothing but a weight on everyone’s shoulders, and that I was going nowhere in life.

Everyone was in the group for different reasons. We were all having a hard time coping with certain parts of life, and all for different reasons.

(314) 819-7140

Everyone that knows me knows that I'm a fighter. I don't quit. I've been through some crazy things in life, and just like everyone else in this world I have new challenges and tough times that I have to face all the time.

The past month hasn't been easy. If you ask almost anyone around me I haven't been myself. The thing that's not always easy for people to accept is that that's okay, things like this happen, you're going to have your down times.

Get Active With Epilepsy!

Exercise was my main tool while going through my most difficult times with epilepsy. Many people don’t realise what exercise can do for you when you’re going through something like this.

Come and join us at this group, exercise and have some fun with people that know what it feels like to have epilepsy!

Below is an interview I did with CBC radio about this group and why I started it back in October.

The next session is Monday January 22nd!

Please contact ahead of time



(716) 207-3486

Making the decision to train with Shaun was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. Shaun is so passionate about personal training and knowledgeable about fitness and the industry. He's always learning and taking additional training to stay on top of industry trends. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to help them succeed in reaching their personal fitness goals. When I train with Shaun, he always watches me to make sure I'm doing the exercises and movements properly, so I do not injure myself. He also takes the time to listen to any concerns I have, and he adjusts the workout to fit my needs. I have mild Cerebral Palsy, and Shaun has always been up for the challenge of designing workout plans that take into account the limitations of my condition, but that also produce results.

Epilepsy Ottawa Workout

My whole life I have had to battle through a number of medical and emotional challenges.  One of the biggest things that helped me through these tough times was exercise. Exercise has done wonderful things for me physically and emotionally and I give much credit to it for how I got through all of my battles.

Was I always able to train in the gym with heavy weight? No! Does that mean I wasn't getting any results physically, psychologically or emotionally? Absolutely not!

So many people let a medical condition such as epilepsy beat them. It makes them think that they can’t exercise, that they can’t push themselves or that they can’t compete! Well, I’ve made it my goal to bust that myth for as many people as I can to help show them what they are capable of and how good exercise can make you feel both physically and emotionally!


People always ask me the age old questions “How do I strengthen my core? Or “how do I work my abs?” Today I’m going offer an answer to those questions in a way that you probably are not familiar with, hopefully this will provide you with some relief, knowing that you’re doing something to strengthen your core muscles even when you are not aware of it.

Many people think that the only way to work a muscle is to isolate it. Well, that could not be any further from the truth. I’m not saying that isolation movements don’t work, but if you are tight on time, and want to get a full body workout in without having to do a whole bunch of extra sets on muscles such as your abs this is how you do it.

Complex movements are the way to go. A complex movement is one that involves more than one joint, and for the sake of this writing I am going to use the deadlift as my example.

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One of the best feelings in the world that us, as trainers, are lucky to have on a regular basis is the one of knowing that you have helped change someone’s life: that you have helped them feel better both physically and emotionally. You don’t often hear us trainers talk about what you, the client, does for us while we help you. I want you to understand what you do for your trainer, I want you to feel very good about yourself knowing that every time you train with someone you are doing as much for them as they are for you, if not more.

5 Reasons to Workout

 1.  Overall Health and Wellbeing

This is one of the easy ones. The more exercise you get, and the better you take care of your body the more energy you will have, the more productive you will be in your day to day activities, and the willingness to do more will suddenly appear!

2.  Stress Relief

Planktober Challenge!

Bench Press Workshop with World Record Holder Leon Brown!

Do you want to learn from the best?! On Saturday September 26th at The Center for Strength and Athlete Development I will be hosting a bench press workshop with Leon Brown, current world record holder in bench press for the 105kg class! Leon will be teaching you his technique on the bench, share with you some of his training strategies, and answer any questions you may have to better your bench pressing abilities. You will get a chance to practice what Leon shows you, get more comfortable with his technique and then brace yourself for your bench pressing number to start to rise!

Our focus for the three hour workshop will be the bench press, but afterwards I will also be available to answer any other training questions you may have.

Location: 1665 Russell rd.

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