I was born in a small village surrounded by fields, I grew up in an environment where sport took up a big part of my life so I always prioritized physical activity from a young age. I went to high school several times due to my rowdy behavior but still managed to achieve my goals of becoming a firefighter and a trainer. I am therefore very proud of my career and my journey.
Is weight loss more of a fitness issue or a health issue in your opinion and why?
I mainly help clients to lose weight and accompany some in understanding their training and increasing their intensity. When you want to improve anything in life, you have to put some intensity into it then it’s what I try to instill in my customers.
If you have 100 tokens in total and you could apply them to the following categories, how many would you apply to each?
- Fitness level: 50
- Health level: 50
It’s important to be well balanced in life. It’s good to be excessive but it’s not a way of life for everyone and so, I always advocate a good balance between the two to last in time.
Thoughts on HIIT, Powerlifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, others?
I am a fan of bodybuilding and hit training, in both cases, depending on the goals they can both be useful and suitable for all kinds of clients.
Mind muscle connection is the most important part in my opinion to feel the muscle and improve your physical condition.
Push / Pull / Legs no matter your background in training, it’s a good split for everyone.
I don’t have a meal plan when I’m not in prep, but I prefer a low-carb diet to stay lean all year long.
Turmeric, Omega 3, Greens, Protein isolate, Vitamine D3, Preworkout, EAA.
Do you prefer to take and recommend all-natural (no sugar, no artificial colors/flavors/sweeteners) supplements or supplements with artificial flavors and sweeteners? And Why?
It’s always better to have natural flavor but I don’t make a case with that.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
Status Magazine is Canadian so I always prefer to encourage products that come from here to our region and it has been in the coaching business for several years, so I know it is a good reference.
If you could ask Status Fitness Magazine Editor in Chief Rodney Jang any industry question, what would that be?
What prompted you to start a training and athlete magazine that performs in the sport?
Status Fitness Magazine runs model searches across North America including the largest one at the Arnold Classic for the Status cover. As part of the Status family, you will receive a special participation invite. How excited are you about this opportunity?
I am really excited to be able to be a part of this event and to be published in a magazine that has inspired me for many years. This chance does not come every day so when it does come, it should be seized.
Describe your coaches and the impact they have on you?
My coach Louis Dominique Corbeil Fiset is an athlete who stands out from others by his perseverance and his charisma on a course. He has always inspired me to become better and never let go of my goals.
Future fitness goals and plans?
My future fitness goal is to be back on stage soon and stay active and healthy for the rest of my life, and I’m sure to achieve it!
Healthy, stay fit, inspired people to be the best version of themselves.
5 things people don’t know about you?
- I love candy more than anything.
- I don’t diet all year long.
- I’m a fan of luxury cars.
- I studied in a boarding school.
- I have a dog called Dumbell.
5 lessons you have learned?
- Take your time.
- Don’t do it if you don’t want.
- What goes around, comes around.
- Don’t sprint if you cant walk.
- Don’t look behind.
5 most important attributes you see in a person?
Volunteer, Respect, Perseverance, Integrity, Honesty.
If you could inspire one person, who would that be? And why?
If I can inspire someone is to be the best version of him/herself and stay true to his/her value.
Who inspires you? And why?
Everyone who doesn’t give up.
“Time is yours, don’t lose it”.
Photo By: L.P Wolford