I believe that strength is the foundation for improvement in all aspects of fitness: mobility issues, weight loss, defined physique, speed, agility, confidence and an improved quality of life.
My motivation stems from a deep-rooted personal passion and concern for people’s health and well-being in an increasingly inactive society. I am not one of those drill sergeant trainers, cracking the whip and barking orders. You will always find yourself in a safe, positive and encouraging environment. I want to enjoy training you as much as you will enjoy being trained. I will always listen, and I will always put your needs first. I will work with you to design an individualized program.
First, I will help you set your goals. Then I promise that we will surpass them through practice, form and ritual.
Needless to say, wellness and fitness go beyond the gym walls. So with a comprehensive approach, I will also strive to help you improve your overall health through proper eating habits, supplementation and lifestyle advice.
Build strength. Build confidence. Build yourself.
• 16 years of gym and training
• 12 years of shorinryu karate
• Specializes in sports-specific strength
training, as well as ideal body
• Canfitpro personal training
• PICP (Poliquin International
Certification Program), Level 2
Strength and Performance Coach
• DTS (Darby Training Systems),
Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach
• Agatsu Kettle Bell Certification TRX
• IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist
• IYCA High School Strength and
Making Movement Better
with Eric Cressey, CSCS
Shoulder Dysfunction and Assessment
with Tricia Jaques PT, BScKin, MScPT, MCISc, FCAMPT
Knee Dysfunction and Assessment
with Tricia Jaques PT, BScKin, MScPT, MCISc, FCAMPT
Private Training Sessions
One-on-one customized programming
Well-equipped training facility
Semi-Private Training Sessions
Train with a friend or partner
(two people with similar goals)
Monthly program design and development (lifestyle coaching)
“It's not that I couldn't lose weight, but keeping it off and going the distance to hit my ultimate goal was always a challenge. Dan has helped me focus on proper nutrition and highly effective weight training programs. I started to see results very quickly and never got bored with my workout routine—I actually look forward to them. In just nine months, I've lost over 70 lbs and I've never felt better! Dan has helped increase my strength, endurance, and gave me the much-needed energy to keep up with a toddler and run my own business. Dan’s knowledge and abilities also helped me work through my shoulder injury without it stalling my progress. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to see real results.”
"Five years ago, I suffered a spinal cord injury that left me in a wheelchair. Dan McAdams has been instrumental in my success. My injuries left damaged muscles and nerves in my legs, but with Dan’s training and support, I was able to balance myself on one leg for the first time since my accident, and today I can RUN! Dan’s structured approach has enabled me to meet goals I never thought possible."
"I made a decision to change my life in a meaningful way—toward feeling good at my core, literally and figuratively. It has been a long time coming and I'm so psyched that I have Dan to help guide my way. His knowledge, patience, persistence and constant encouragement help me to stay the course. I would recommend him without hesitation!”
“Working with Dan for as long I have, I’ve not only seen the desired results, but I have also seen how specific he is in identifying my own personal approach to training. He is sensitive enough to take into account my past injuries and combine that with my training goals to come up with routines that challenge me without hurting me. On top of all that, Dan’s knowledge of the human body helps me understand the science behind what we are doing in a training session, which I find so interesting.”
“Dan has empowered us to become healthy and strong. He is helping us to retrain our bodies to become stronger and ‘injury free’ runners. He has shown us the high value of correct form with each exercise. Dan has given us the tools, guidance and support that we need to transform our bodies. He trains with care and compassion, he will do everything to help us achieve our goal of running Boston. Our overall strength and fitness has improved so much in a very short period of time. We have discovered the athlete in ourselves that we never knew was there. Strong IS the new beautiful.”
“Dan is the best personal trainer in Toronto and an absolute blast to work with. He is passionate about fitness, brings great energy to every session and is always prepared. An easy going, friendly atmosphere combined with Dan’s diverse training methods, such as TRX and kettle bell circuits, are ideal for maximum results. Each workout is challenging, creative and most importantly, FUN! He’s tough but encouraging, is always helpful and can always get me to keep going even when I don’t think I can. I have never felt stronger or healthier and Dan has changed my whole outlook on strength and fitness.”
“With severe osteoarthritis in my hip, I could have opted for a replacement years ago. However, thanks to Dan's help and guidance, at 40 years old, I am even stronger now than I was in my twenties. Dan is extremely professional, knowledgeable, supportive and fun (even when he's kicking my ass). He always designs my workouts with my specific goals and issues in mind, and he keeps finding new ways to challenge me and keep me motivated. I always look forward to my workouts with Dan and whatever he has in store for me next."
"I'm 50 years old and asthmatic, and Dan has gotten me into the best shape of my life. Dan's deep knowledge of strength, flexibility and conditioning truly allows him to tailor a workout to your needs. He's a great listener, and because he has a wide range of techniques available to him -- TRX and kettle bell among them -- workouts are varied and never dull. Dan is also a great guy to spend an hour with a few times a week. I thought I would hate getting into better shape, and now I look forward to going to the gym.”
“When I first starting training with Dan, I was seeing a physiotherapist for some issues with my hip and ankle. Dan was right on top of my recovery, being attentive in training sessions and making the necessary adjustments for me to start functioning at 100% again. Thanks to his training, I was able to correct years of bad postural habits and really start diving into more intense strength training. With Dan’s support I quickly accomplished my first short-term goal of losing 20 lbs and 3% body fat. I feel stronger than ever. Dan always keeps me challenged and on my toes, and Dan’s good spirit and sense of humour keep me coming back for more.”
“I am so happy to have found Dan McAdams! Training with him is changing my life in so many ways. I can feel and see myself getting stronger everyday and the chronic hip pain I’d suffered from, for years, is gone. I feel empowered by making a commitment to myself to workout with Dan each week, training hard every session, transforming my body inch by inch and reaching my fitness goals one after another. With Dan I get an Olympic level training coach, passionate about what he does, encouraging and challenging me to be the best I can be. My training routine is constantly being modified to ensure that I never plateau in my fitness goals. I always feel respected and safe. When it comes to getting strong and fit, I trust Dan McAdams training, expertise and passion for fitness to get me there. It feels great to be strong.”