I was impressed with Dain’s knowledge and skilled eye as a trainer, and I’ve been a trainer myself for 23 years.
I was referred to Dain in December 2014 by Sean Kelly, the owner of Fortis Fitness. I wanted to try some strongman training and Sean said Dain was the man. I was suffering from job-related (I’m a firefighter) PTSD symptoms at the time including depression and vertigo. Dain showed me the basics of strongman training and I quickly improved in every lift. I got stronger and ended up setting a new personal best in the deadlift of 465 lbs, a number I never thought I would reach especially at the age of 46. I was impressed with Dain’s knowledge and skilled eye as a trainer, and I’ve been a trainer myself for 23 years. Most of all however I was thoroughly pleased with Dain’s positivity and professionalism. It couldn’t have been easy to coach me during that dark period of my life. Dain was always early, ready with wit, charm, and a well-calculated program for the day. He even stayed late with me many times as I had difficulty dragging my sorry ass through some of those workouts. With Dain’s program and assistance I was able to get through the depression, and maintain my training momentum on my own until I was able to return to work and also get back to competing in my favourite sport, the firefighter combat challenge where just this past weekend, I won a gold medal in my age category at the Atlantic Regional event. Thank you Dain for all your help and friendship – Warren Moore, Firefighter and Crossfit Coach