A Personal Message from Dain:
"When someone chooses to work with me I am honoured by that trust. My core values are integrity and health, so I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to better connect with people, and even more time working to stay up to date on the latest nutrition-related research; it’s one thing to have a lot of knowledge, but it’s another entirely to help someone successfully integrate newfound knowledge into their daily routines.
I am a fierce competitor but an equally empathetic human. As a coach, my job isn't to explicitly tell people what to do: You live in your body and know yourself better than I ever possibly could, so I will ask a lot of questions and we will find the best answers together. No matter how long our partnership lasts, my guarantee is that you will walk away with a better understanding of what your body needs to thrive, both now and into the future."
“I was teased as a kid because of my weight and was also a bit heavy in my 20s. I understand what it’s like to feel disconnected from my body. But we all have the ability to change, and I’m privileged to help people realize this confidence on a daily basis.”
- Dain Wallis, Canada's Nutrition Coach
Born in a town of 1600 people in rural Ontario, Dain began his fitness journey at the age of 10 when he grew tired of being teased as a "fat kid". He learned at an early age about calories and exercise, and how both factors played a key role in weight loss. Active in sports like soccer and golf throughout high school, Dain moved to Kingston, Ontario in 2002 to start his post-secondary education at Queen's University. It is here where he discovered the value of weight training and the sport of Strongman, both of which remain a huge part of Dain's daily life.
Through four years at Queen's, Dain earned his degrees in Physical & Health Education and Health Studies, but wasn't immediately inclined to start a career in the appealing but unregulated fitness industry. As such, Dain pursued other work that enabled him to branch out into other cultures, taking him overseas to Belgium from 2009-2011 where he ultimately rekindled his passion for health and nutrition.
Upon returning from Europe, Dain earned his CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) and took the Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification. Shortly thereafter, frustrated by reading too many misleading mainstream nutrition articles, Dain started the Fit in a FAT World Blog and began advising friends and family on their nutrition. This passion quickly turned into the beginnings of career as a Nutrition Coach, and eventually grew into the broader offerings of a Health Coach.
A graduate of the first Precision Nutrition Level 2 class in 2014, Dain believes in continuing education and refines his practice on an ongoing basis. He is also passionate about challenging his body and recently qualified for 5 consecutive Strongman World Championships (2014-2018) while winning 2 Canadian Strongman Championships in the u80kg class. Pulling from this experience Dain also offers Online Strongman Coaching Services for athletes around the world.
Now a proud member of Move Daily Health Coaching and contributor for several media outlets, Dain lives his passion daily and does his best to reach people through as many avenues as possible. At the end of the day, Dain lives by the mantra: "Without health, there's nothing else."
NUTRITION COACHING CERTIFICATIONS
Dain has completed both levels of Precision Nutrition Certification
Level 1 Coach (Pn1, 2012)
Master Coach (Pn2, 2015)
- Bachelor of Physical & Health Education (BPHE, 2006)
- Bachelor of Health Studies (BA, 2006)
National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, 2011)
International College of Applied Nutrition & Strength
- Nutritional Medicine Profiler (NMP, 2019)
Dain contributes articles on nutrition, health and fitness to The Huffington Post
Dain has also written for:
Inside Fitness Magazine
"Dain has helped me become a better trainer and I'd recommend his services to anyone!"
- Nicolas Gilen, Head Coach, L'Usine Gym Brussels, Belgium