Head Endurance Coach
Michel founded Fitness Dynamics in 1998 to offer coaching plans that were built around each athlete’s personal situation, supporting them to take a balanced approach to training. He wanted to create a place where athletes could join together as a team in an individual sport, where they would find a supportive group while not letting go of their competitive spirit, thus enabling them to feed off of each other’s energy and dedication. This vision has sustained Fitness Dynamics for
over 20 years.
Michel has a unique ability to make any new athlete feel part of the Fitness Dynamics community, regardless of their fitness background and abilities. He has worked with masters, kids, juniors, teens, elite Ironman and Paralympian athletes. What Michel finds most satisfying as the head coach of Fitness Dynamics is the teamwork he experiences with both his coaches and athletes. Being part of each athlete’s journey and being able to share their success, no matter how big or small, is a great source of gratification for Michel and continues to sustain his passion for coaching.
Currently Michel is working on developing the Fitness Dynamics paratriathlon program, working with community partners on building inclusive programs where everyone is treated the same. He is also training Fitness Dynamics’ coaches to develop their capacity to integrate inclusiveness into their coaching practice.
- Triathlon Canada / Intro to Competition – Certified, NCCP
- Triathlon Canada / Master Learning Facilitator and Coach Evaluator –
- Community and Competition Stream, 2010 - 2018
- Triathlon Ontario Canada Games Junior Camp, Florida, 2011
- Development coach for para-athletes, 2014 - 2016
- Triathlon Canada Assistant Coach, Rio Paralympics, 2016
Amilia Theriault Mallais
Vinyassa Yoga Coach
My name is Amilia Thériault Mallais I’m 23 years old and I’m from northern New-Brunswick. I have been practicing yoga since I was 15 and decided to get my yoga teacher training in 2018 with Breathing Space yoga studio. I'm am trained in Vinyasa-based yoga and am currently in my last year of my master’s in counseling and spirituality at Saint-Paul’s University. That said, I am a self-improvement devotee and love to accompany people on their personal journeys whether on the
mat or in my future counseling practice.
Para development and Masters endurance Coach
Sasha has been involved in triathlon for 19 years, finishing her first race at the age of 6. As a Junior triathlete, she competed at the 2012 Pan American Championships and 2013 Canada Summer Games. Sasha began volunteering as a paratriathlon guide to a visually impaired athlete in 2014, competing internationally with the athlete for two years before qualifying and competing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games. Since then, Sasha has been an advocate and leader in the development of paratriathlon collaborating with Achilles Canada, the Ontario Blind Sports Association, CNIB and Paracycling Ontario to help new athletes enter the sport, share knowledge on new techniques and share resources to strengthen each of the programs. Sasha has been coaching able body and para triathletes with Fitness Dynamics since 2016, hosting learn to guide clinics and consulting with other coaches interested in adding paratriathlon to their club. With a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Sasha has helped athletes with
modifications to training equipment and new training techniques to continue athletes development in the sport. Her goal is to create positive experiences for para triathletes in the sport and develop a system for athletes to transition from entry level to national level racing.
Masters and Para Age group Endurance Coach
Nathalie Bélanger is an athlete, coach and mother who has been with Fitness Dynamics for more than 15 years. While athletes will talk about her warmth and sense of humour, they also note her ability—in both French and English—to encourage and challenge those she coaches. Nathalie has a particular interest in helping women find their inner athlete, supporting them to figure out how to integrate their fitness goals into their busy lives. Nathalie’s own varied work
experience—she’s been a wilderness guide, a teacher in a Montessori school and a corporate trainer—enables her to work effectively with adults, youth and children.
In her fitness pursuits, Nathalie is a triathlete, runner and trail runner, competing in everything from Sprints to Half-ironman triathlons, from 5 km to marathon distances races, and from 30 km to 150 km trail running races. At Fitness Dynamics you might work with Nathalie in an upper body/core session, a high-intensity interval work-out, or a one-on-one swim session. When it comes to fitness, she makes sure her athletes are doing it right to maximize the benefit
from each exercise. Nathalie has a B.A. in Recreation and an M.B.A, and lives with her husband and three children in the Outaouais.
- Triathlon Canada / Competition - Introduction – Certified, NCCP
- Athletics Canada / Run, Jump, Throw Instructor – Trained, NCCP
- Fitness Dynamics Kids & Youth Triathlon Program, Chelsea, Qc. 2009 – 2013
- Fitness Dynamics Adults and para programs, 2006 - present
- Triathlon and Multisport Clients, 2011 – to present
Mobility Coach / Entraîneure de mobilité
Jacynthe has been passionate about sports since childhood. She has participated in several competitive sports including volleyball, dance, and triathlon. She practices yoga regularly to maintain a balance between strength training, endurance, mobility and flexibility. She has a thirst for knowledge which is leading her to complete a certification in Gravity Yoga, a method of targeted mobility training that helps improve flexibility with the use of gravity. She will also complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training. She believes in improvement and surpassing oneself while respecting one’s pace.