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  • Training
  • Powerwatts
  • Physiotherapy
  • Athletic therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Nutrition

Training

At P2 we work with the client to develop a personalized plan of action. Time is a valuable commodity, and we offer the flexibility to allow you to train when your schedule allows. Whether your goals are weight loss, strength gains, endurance development or simply improved general health, P2 can help you reach your potential.

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Powerwatts

PowerWatts delivers one of the most motivating and challenging cycling training regimes in the world. Simulating a real road riding experience, PowerWatts uses a high intensity training model to optimize performance gains for time-crunched individuals looking for a good workout. It is also a safe and effective system to cross train any athlete at any level.

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Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapist approach our clients’ needs from a functional point of view. Whether through movement and exercise or manual therapy and advice, they are an important element of our holistic approach to your wellness.

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Athletic therapy

Our Certified Athletic Therapists (CAT(C)) are health care practitioners skilled in the identification, prevention, intervention, management and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

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Osteopathy

Our Osteopaths are qualified professionals with hands on techniques to work the visceral, cranial and nervous systems involving orthopaedics and more. Osteopathy improves joint and soft tissue restrictions that cause a variety of ailments throughout the body.

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Nutrition

P2’s highly qualified sports dieticians can help you lose or gain weight, or provide a solid plan to manage energy requirements for sport using the latest scientific principles.

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Alexandrine Massé-Bombardier

Methodology

Alex is an inquisitive person who is passionate about her work and is constantly reaching for more. Noted to be exceptionally perceptive and dedicated to ensuring each individual attains their goals, her corrections and encouragement showcase her incredible skill and attention to technique. She is always exploring the newest advances in her field, and adding them to her practice. Alexandrine uses her natural instincts when tailoring her treatments for each client. This allows her to connect well with clients and their specific needs to achieve their goals in a very comfortable manner. By no means will Alex let you off the hook from working hard to achieve your goals. Regardless of age or situation.

Expertise

Alex enjoys being active and taking on any challenge that comes her way. Her drive to set goals, train for them and achieve them makes her passionate and inspired about her work to help others do the same. She has practiced many different disciplines/sports throughout her life and has experience in a variety international competitions such as International Surf Rescue Challenge in New Zealand, World Triathlon Championship in Chicago and Raid International Gaspésie. Working with a range of clients, she has experience with cancer patients, first-time triathletes, runners as well as amateur and professional level athletes. She loves outdoor activities “no matter the nature” and has been driven to learning about body/movement, health and fitness as well as nutrition for over a decade now with no plans on stopping in her studies.

Background

After obtaining a Degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University, she went on to become certified in Athletic Therapy (AT) and Coaching in Strength and Conditioning (S+C). Currently she is studying Osteopathy at l’Académie Sutherland d’Ostéopathie du Québec.

A personal trainer since 2012, she began her internship in Athletic Therapy with High Performance in 2013. Assisting as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Athletic Therapist for the off-season training camp of les Alouettes that summer, a year later she became a fully certified Athletic Therapist and S+C Coach. After joining Premiere Performance in 2014 she took the initiative to become a PowerWatts Coach as well.

Having worked with so many Athletic Therapists over her studies and into her career, she has come to appreciate the level of detail needed to carry out her tasks. She is about giving it your all, so be ready for a full workout, no slacking, and the full results that come with it. Whether you train or do therapy with her, you won’t just attain your goals, you’ll surpass them.

Certifications

  • Certified Athletic Therapist
Alexia De Macar

Methodology

Fields of intervention

  • Individual meetings
  • Overall nutritional assessment
  • Individualized nutritional plan
  • Anthropometric evaluation
  • Objectives of consultation: loss / gain of weight, nutrition in competition, periodization of the nutrition according to the different phases of training, ergogenic food supplements, glycogen overload, camps in altitude, etc.
  • Group interventions
  • Conferences, practical workshops, cooking classes, grocery tours
  • Event consulting services
  • Evaluation and planning of menus for sporting or artistic events

Expertise

Alexia de Macar, a sports and performance nutritionist, is recognized for her work with Olympic / Paralympic athletes, as well as internationally renowned acrobats and dancers.

Background

Principal responsible for the nutritional component at Cirque du Soleil since 2006, Alexia supports artists visiting Montréal headquarters as well as those on tour. As the instigator of several initiatives within this multinational, she combines her successes with her approach that is both scientific and individualized, as well as the importance she places on the human dimension in her work.

Alexia has also worked for many years with the National Sports Institute, supporting world-class athletes to help them reach their full potential. In addition to amateur sport, Alexia works with several professional athletes and top dancers. In parallel, she acts as a consultant for B2Dix and also has particular expertise with athletes / artists with unbalanced eating behaviors. Alexia advocates a personalized approach, where the athlete / artist is an integral part of the process and for which an interdisciplinary effort is essential.

Alexia is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Montreal in Sports Nutrition. She is also certified by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) for the evaluation of body composition.

Certifications

  • Nutritionniste Sport & Performance, Dt.P., Ph.D. (cand.)
Ariane Lavigne

Methodology

“Life brings us to develop our full potential; a diet tailored to our individual reality is the key ingredient in the recipe for success!”

Always in search of personal and professional advancement, she combines her profession with her greatest passion: alpine snowboarding. She understands the realities of elite sports, having been a member of the Canadian National Snowboard Team who participated in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

Expertise

Bursting with new ideas, Ariane will stop at nothing to seek out new professional opportunities. Passionate about sports, she works with sports enthusiasts, high performance athletes and sport federations, such as Tennis Canada and the Quebec snowboard and alpine skiing teams. On top of her private practice, she is involved as a spokesperson in sporting events, a key note speaker, a writer, she also develops menus and promotes nutritional kiosks. Her articles and columns can be found in various media platforms, such as blogs, editorial articles or editorial collaborations; La Presse+, Magazine Découvertes, iPlant, Tremblant and the maple products of Quebec, to name a few.

Background

Ariane has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Montreal and has been a nutritionist since 2008. Wanting to expand her knowledge of athletic performance, she obtained a diploma specialized in sports nutrition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Certifications

  • Title: Nutritionist/Dietician
  • Member of Ordre professionnel des Diététiste du Québec (OPDQ)

Methodology

Beth continues her education by taking courses that expose her to new exercise techniques, manual therapies and rehabilitation concepts. This style continues to be reflected in her work at Premiere Performance where she is known for going the extra mile. She considers her clients holistically when tailoring her creative yet scientifically rooted programs.

Beth accomplishes all of this while regularly collaborating with other health professionals from around Montreal and is considered a great addition to any therapy team. Beth is regarded as an expert in her field and, as a result, has worked with a wide range of clients: weekend warriors to Olympic and professional athletes, and everything in between. Beth rebuilds clients based upon their activity, lifestyle or athletic goals. Whether it is pain-free activity or improved performance, her systematic approach is the same: identify where you currently are, where you want to be and what plan will help you get there.

Expertise

Teaching and learning is a way of life for Beth. She has been a fitness professional since 1998 following a childhood filled with the rhythms of piano, dance and a variety of sports.

Background

Her interest in the great outdoors combined with diligent study habits allowed Beth to earn her Master’s degree in Physical Geography from McGill University (2001). In the hours away from her thesis, Beth followed her passion for health and wellness by becoming a certified group fitness instructor. She taught cardio kickboxing at multiple gyms around Montreal and even found time to supervise McGill’s training room.

After completing her MSc, she followed her heart and elected to return to school. In 2004, she earned a BSc in Exercise Science from Concordia University, certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, and a few months later the National Athletic Trainers Association (U.S.A.). In 2007 she deepened her list of credentials by completing a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Before arriving at High Performance Consultants in 2006, she worked for four years with the Athletic Therapy students at Concordia University. During those four years, she taught practical labs and coordinated student internships with sports teams and in clinics. From 2011-2014 she supervised and mentored third-year Athletic Therapy clinical interns at Concordia University’s PERFORM Centre Athletic Therapy Clinic.

Certifications

  • Certified Canadian Athletic Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Certified NKT Level 1
  • ELDOA levels 1&2

Methodology

Chris has an obsession for pushing the limits of human performance, therefore everyday is another opportunity to do so.

Expertise

Born, raised and educated in the northeast U.S., Chris moved to Montreal in 2005 to explore a new challenge. Having practical experience as a competitive athlete (University Hockey, Elite Cyclist, 4 Handicap Golfer) in combination with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology, he was able to find his true passion in life, helping others perform to their true potential. Chris specializes in Elite athlete preparation, performance and athlete monitoring. Chris works in all genres of sport from UFC fighters and Pro hockey players to Olympic xc skiers and cyclists. Fun fact: Chris has a fine art degree and studied at the prestigious school of visual arts in New York City before a career change into the sport science field. As a result, he is truly able to combine Art and Science.

Background

Education

  • 1995 B.A. Graphic design / Illustration from Western Connecticut State University
  • 2000 B.Sc Exercise Science from University of Connecticut
  • 2004 M.Sc Human Performance / Exercise Physiology from Southern Connecticut State University

Work

  • 2000-2004 Carmichael Training Systems. Colorado springs, CO. USA. Coach of Endurance Athletes.
  • 2003-2005 Ridgefield Athletic center. Ridgefield, CT. Strength Coach
  • 2005-Present Premiere Performance, Montreal Qc Exercise Physiologist / Strength Coach. Co-

Certifications

  • CSCS (Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist) Through NSCA Since 2004
  • ChPC (Chartered Professional Coach) Since 2012
  • UCI Level 3 licensed cycling coach.

Methodology

Maintaining his own strength training and cardio, Cliff has a passion for sports and fitness. His observant nature makes him good at reading people and gaining the best results. He is known as being tough but fair, with professionalism and extensive knowledge of the health and sports industries.

Cliff works to develop a strong focus and strength training knowledge within all of his clients to help them to avoid injury and ensure positive results. Still an avid hockey player in the winter, between training sessions in the summer you can now see him practicing his golf swing – look out!

Expertise

As he worked his way up to a professional level in hockey, Cliff developed a passion for strength training and helping others as he learned. Pursuing a career in hockey, he took up boxing and won the Golden Gloves Championship. He later became an on-ice hockey instructor and eventually a personal trainer for off-ice instructing as well. With over 20 years of experience, Cliff has worked with NHL hockey players, Professional Fighters and Elite-Level clientele.

Background

While teaching in hockey schools and strength training alongside NHL hockey players in 1990, he was lead to gain a certification in Personal Training in 1996. Having trained fighters in the boxing ring many years before that, his extensive strength background lead him to Premiere Performance where he has now been for the past 12 years.

Fayez Abdulrahman

Methodology

“I always believe that if you have passion for something and want to achieve great things, you must give everything you have and more!” Fayez is always ready and excited to take on new challenges. Let Fayez help you go the distance!

Expertise

Keeping active his whole life, participating in numerous sports: soccer, hockey, martial arts, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, football, volleyball, and basketball. His passion for athletics has led him to devote his career to working with athletes and those committed to physical activity.

His strong understanding of the demands that sports play on the body and his drive to help others achieve their goals have inspired him to work at the highest levels and achieve great results with weekend warriors, B2ten, professional athletes, and even Olympic athletes.

Background

Fayez graduated from Concordia University in 2006 from the Exercise Science Athletic Therapy program and was certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2007. He has been actively working in the field of fitness as a personal trainer (since 2003) and athletic therapist (since 2004) helping people achieve their goals while keeping them motivated.

Certifications

  • Certified Athletic Therapist CAT (C) & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist CSCS

Methodology

Jaime continually works to develop her unique methods of treating, reconditioning, and training. She is more than familiar with what it takes to succeed as an elite athlete; to set goals, deal with adversity, and to work through injury and perform successfully. She approaches each client by identifying key physical imbalances, creating motivating programs that correct those imbalances, provide manual therapy and support and then continue to challenge her clients to achieve. Jaime is very proud of teaching and lecturing, as well as how she educates her clients to be able to regain control over their destiny.

Expertise

Jaime specializes in movement efficiency. As an athletic therapist and conditioning coach, she uses her expertise to help clientele of all abilities and backgrounds to move well and feel better doing so.

She has worked in many settings including private sports medicine clinics and fitness centres, with groups and sports teams as well as individual athletes.
She shares her knowledge through providing private courses, internships and workshops that share her methodology for reconditioning and improving movement.

A former varsity athlete for McGill University and Concordia University, and current competitive athlete have allowed her to gain valuable perspective both as an athlete and a coach. Each experience has helped cultivate her well-rounded approach to evaluating physical imbalance, identifying her clients training goals, and reconditioning each athlete successfully.

Background

Jaime completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, in 1999, with a specialization in Athletic Therapy and shortly after, became a Certified Athletic Therapist. Since graduating with distinction from Concordia University, Jaime also achieved a certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jaime and Scott created the brick and mortar business ‘High Performance Sport’ in 2002. Over the years it morphed and eventually merged into Premiere Performance. High Performance has continued to grow into a thriving educational platform for other health care professionals, by way of courses and workshops as well as lectures and conference appearances. They continue to work purposefully to build a business dedicated to sharing their combined 50 years of experience with other health professionals and groups maximize their potential impact on their clientele.

Jaime currently works with many motivated elite and recreational athletes. She has trained athletes at every level including professional, Olympic, and university athletes.
Jaime is constantly increasing her repertoire of treatment and training tools.

Whether it’s by revisiting old methods, or learning new systems and programming, she strives to provide leading edge skills to her clients. Her “style” uses various soft tissue release methods, manual stretching techniques, isolative and integrative flexibility and strength exercises, and a healthy dose of her own personal energy. She loves to challenge her clients to be the best they can be, and to achieve levels they never thought they could achieve. Let her take you to the next level!

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science – Specialization Athletic Therapy
  • Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist CSCS
  • Fascial Stretch Specialist – Level3
James Jacek-côté

Expertise

James has a long history in aquatics, coaching athletes at both the age group and master’s level. He is a top level age group triathlete, and is planning to compete as a cyclist in the future. He as spent many hours on a Powerwatts bike, and has a lot of experience to share.

Background

James has a long history in aquatics, coaching athletes at both the age group and master’s level. He is a top level age group triathlete, and is planning to compete as a cyclist in the future. He as spent many hours on a powerwatts bike, and has a lot of experience to share.

John Flood

Methodology

Having worked with patients of all ages and physical abilities, John especially enjoys working with an active and motivated clientele. Having focused his post-graduate education on manual therapy, he is very excited to bring a different skill set to complement the team at High Performance while continuing to grow as a therapist.

Expertise

John’s interest in working with athletes comes from a lifetime of activity and participation in competitive sports. John remains active in several sports including hockey, golf, running, cycling and cross-country skiing.

As a young student he started working part-time as a student trainer with varsity athletes. This inspired him to switch gears and soon he was accepted into the physical therapy program at Queen’s. Since then, John has pursued his passion within his field and remains up-to-date in the latest studies and treatments available.

Background

In 2005 John graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. He began his career working at Concordia Physio Sport in NDG where he has been honing his skills since. He joined the P2 team in 2014. He has accumulated an extensive continuing education list over his career including courses on myofascial release, mobilization of the myofascial system, McKenzie approach, TMJ treatment, reconditioning and more.

Certifications

  • Licensed Physiotherapist
  • Level III Manual Therapist

Methodology

When training with Lloyd he specializes in efficiency in movement, mobility and stability training, as well as coaching in development of power and speed.

Expertise

Lloyd has always been interested in sports since a young age. He enjoys staying up-to-date on the industry and has always worked closely within it. Playing rugby through University he appreciates physical fitness at the gym and gained an interest in personal training. Through his experience he understands the hard work and dedication required to maintain a healthy, balanced, and athletic body. Working with amateur athletes and a range of elite-level clientele, he also lectures in Exercise Science at the University of Concordia to inspire young minds with his extensive knowledge.

Background

Working in cardiac rehab clinics, private health care clinics and research facilities, Lloyd has obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology at Concordia and a Master’s degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University. He has been working with P2 for over 10 years.

Certifications

  • Federation des Kinesiologues du Quebec
Manon Jutras

Methodology

Whether it’s to take on the challenge of participating in a first sporting event such as triathlon or a marathon or simply looking for well-being and fitness, it’s always the playful side of the challenge that she loves to guide and accompany. its customers in their search for performance.

Expertise

Her late entry into the world of professional cycling in the first professional team in Quebec, RONA was the starting point for an exceptional and extremely rewarding life experience. It is also a pleasure to share its learnings, since 2005, in conference, with public of all kinds; business people, aspiring athletes, students, etc.

Background

After completing a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a certificate in marketing management, she spent ten years as a sales team coach for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies. Following her 2004 Olympic episode, she gained training as a personal training specialist and Master PowerWatts. It is therefore within the team of training specialists of Première Performance that she chose to pursue and share her passion for the development of each individual’s potential.

Certifications

  • B. Sc.
  • Certificat en gestion du marketing/Certificat in marketing management
  • Équipe Olympique Canadienne 2004, cyclisme sur route/2004 Olympic Team, road cycling
  • Spécialiste en entraînement personal canfitpro/canfitpro personal trainer
Michael Di Blasio

Methodology

“My goal is to make sure everyone has fun training while pushing them to reach their potential.”

Expertise

Michael fell in love with hockey when he was a kid. He played competitively into his teens and then later on at a more relaxed level. Cycling was also always part of Michael’s life, he now races at a master level. In 2000, running peaked his interest as an opportunity to lose weight. Within his first year he ran 3 marathons and lost 25lbs. At that same time, he became inspired by Canadian Triathlete Simon Whitfield winning Gold at the Sydney Olympics. With an inability to swim, Michael was not quite sure how he could do it, but after a few more years of marathons he finally signed up for swimming lessons. His triathlon levels increased slowly into Ironman distances. He has competed in several Ironman races including the World Championships in Hawaii.

Background

During his many years of racing, he trained at P2 doing PowerWatts™, eventually he was asked to coach and has been a trained PowerWatts coach since 2013. He provides Private Training and coaching to several triathletes of different levels and has recently become our new Customer Relations Director here at P2.

Certifications

  • CanfitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Methodology

His areas of specialization include, high intensity protocols to improve performance in athletes who have hit a plateau. Building big picture (macro) plans and small picture (micro) plans to optimize athletic performance.

Expertise

Paulo is an applied Sports Physiologist and endurance coach and works as a consultant to organizations and athletes offering outside the box strategies and solutions to optimize high performance. Paulo combines the practical experience of training and racing, with a solid scientific foundation to develop blended programs to help athletes achieve peak performance. He has also used his experience in working with power for endurance cyclists and triathletes to help develop an indoor group cycling system called PowerWatts, used by P2 and over 20 other locations around the world.

Background

Paulo has a diverse competitive background in multiple sports. He was a professional Ironman triathlete from 1988-1993 and the first Canadian under 9hrs in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He has competed in Ironman competitions, UCI road cycling races, and collegiate cross country running and swimming. He was also the first Canadian to complete the gruelling solo Race Across America (RAAM). Paulo also has many years of laboratory experience with physiological testing on elite athletes from many different sports.

Certifications

  • McGill University – Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology
  • CSCS from NSCA

Methodology

With her high level of enthusiasm, Tracy has the ability to motivate her clients to reach beyond their comfort zones to obtain increased cardiovascular strength and endurance levels. She uses rehab based skills to best design specific training programs to optimize her client’s physical potential.

Expertise

Tracy enjoys a variety of sports. While she trained as a competitive gymnast in her younger days, she loves to stay active and fit doing a variety of fitness classes and outdoor activities. Although she runs a busy household with her 3 very active children, she can often be found cycling or running along the canal. She currently leads our HIIT classes and ballet barre fitness classes at P2. She does small group trainings upon request and has has a variety of clients for 1 on 1 private sessions. Tracy spends her summers in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA where she teaches outdoor bootcamp/HIIT classes.

Background

Tracy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She studied biology at Indiana University and then received a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Afterwards, she worked as a Physical Therapist in general rehabilitation, trauma and sports medicine therapy. She has also worked as Physiotherapist at the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic. Tracy has been working for Premiere Performance for the past 19+ years and continues to keep herself up to date on the latest training techniques by attending regular workshops and continuing education courses. Tracy also most recently became ReAct certified in concussion rehabilitation.

Certifications

  • BSc in Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
  • Currently holds her PA license in PT
  • ReAct Certified
  • TRX Instructor Certified
  • Ballet Barre Instructor Certified