everest academy

strength & conditioning

Healthy living is a primary component of our overall student development; regardless of athletic interest. It starts with athlete-specific Strength & Conditioning training up to five days a week in our fully-equipped on-campus private fitness room. Led by our team of training specialists, our programs are structured around the fundamentals of movement mechanics, recovery and regeneration, speed, agility, core stability and explosiveness. Performance testing is performed three times a year to help track and monitor individual progress. Through our online platform, our athletes also measure their progress, nutrition, daily wellness and recovery. 

Coaches

strength & conditioning director

andrew martin

Marty is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Functional Movement Certified and Precision Nutrition Level 1. Marty has over 15 years experience mentoring/coaching/training athletes of all ages and levels including the professional level. He grew up in Brampton playing his minor hockey in Brampton/GTHL and played Junior hockey for the Bramalea Blues. Marty earned a scholarship to play for the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he was a 3 year captain. After school Marty played 5 years of professional hockey including 1 year in Belfast, Ireland where he attended the University of Ulster earning an MBA. Marty’s passion for excellence drives students to ever higher levels of achievement.

strength & conditioning director

geoff schomoGYi

Geoff has over 15 years experience as a strength coach mentoring/coaching/training hockey players of all ages and levels. He has run a successful off-ice facility in Brampton where he has trained many athletes that have ranged from NHL to minor hockey league players. Geoff is a high performance 1 certified coach and FMS certified, as well as Precision Nutrition 1. Geoff’s passion and experience in strength and conditioning and coaching will be applied to helping each athlete reach his or her goals both on and off the ice. Geoff is also the Director of Everest’s High-Performance Program where he helps young athletes develop habits in their Nutrition, Training Habits, and Mindfulness.

STRENGTH, CONDITIONING & SPEED COACH

michael roberts

Michael was a standout performer as a High School Football player and considered one of the top prospects in Canada. Michael received a full scholarship to The Ohio State University where he was a member of the 2002 Ohio State College Football National Championship team and part of 2 Big Ten Titles. After his tenure in University, Michael was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the 2006 CFL draft. He played for both Hamilton and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers over the course of his career. Michael has over 10 years working with athletes in a variety of different sports. He currently owns Roberts Pro Athletics High Performance Company based in the York Region.

strength & conditioning coach

rob barbieri

Born and raised in Toronto where he was part of the York Yeomen Rugby club, Barbieri was spotted by Italian selectors while playing for Canada U-19. He made the move to Overmach Parma in 2003 along with older brother Mike. Robert opted for the Azzurri and was quickly called up to the national U-21 squad. His test debut came against Japan in June 2006, and in 2007 Barbieri made the move from Parma to Treviso, playing with Benetton for the rest of his career with the exception of a single season in the English Premiership with Leicester Tigers in 2014-15. He earned 43 caps for Italy, 14 in the Six Nations, and was part of the 2011 World Cup squad after missing the 2007 event with injury. Barbieri would play just one test against Canada, a 25-16 victory at BMO Field in his native Toronto in June 2012. His last test appearance came against Scotland in June 2017. After a 16-year professional career as a rugby player, Robert now looks to utilize the training and skills acquired to pass on to other athletes. Robert understands what it takes to perform at a high level, and his professional experience is a key fundamental tool in his training regiments. His programs are not theoretical. This is hands on training from a former professional that will help elevate your fitness to the next level.

strength & conditioning coach

Connor Smith

Connor Smith is a A.C.E. certified personal trainer and University of Guelph alumni. Connor has a background in football and hockey playing for various GTHL hockey teams and  the Toronto Thunder of the OVFL. During his Junior Varsity football season he broke 7 provincial passing records as a quarterback for the Toronto Thunder. Connor now has a passion for helping younger athletes take their game to the next level through their strength and conditioning routines.

athletic therapist & wellness coach

jen mark

Jen is a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Jen is an AT with the Markham Majors and the AT/holistic director for the Junior Men’s team with Field Hockey Canada. Jen has worked with the Toronto Argonauts, our Men’s National Field Hockey team, and other Olympians. Jen worked with York University’s Track and Field team, winning 3 national team bronze medals and 1 national championship. With Field Hockey Canada, she has won numerous international medals and took the Men’s Junior team to the World Cup in India. She also travelled with Field Hockey Canada twice to the Men’s Pan Am Cup, placing silver both times. Jen worked with the Stouffville Spirit winning the OJHL Championship, and recently with the Newmarket Hurricanes. With the York Simcoe Express 2000’s she won the International Silver Stick, OMHA, and OHL Cup. Jen has worked with many Canadian and International championships for various sports in the GTA. She was a medical manager at the Toronto Pan Am Games. Jen focuses on re-patterning the body with a big focus on balance and core.  Jen also uses her athletic therapy for manual treatments including soft tissue massage, joint mobilizations, and muscle energy. Yoga links flexibility and mindfulness as a pillar to good health and peak performance!

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