Behind every good Nutrition Coach should be satisfied clients. Dain works with a variety of clients, from professionals and executives, to coaches and athletes, here’s what former clients have to say about their successful experiences with Canada’s Nutrition Coach:
PROFESSIONALS & EXECUTIVES
"I started strength training and Pilates to improve my fitness and manage a chronic back problem. However, I just couldn’t lose the last 10 pounds hanging around after two children. My personal trainer recommended working with Dain to address the last piece of the puzzle: nutrition.
Little did I know Dain was going to school me in living. He took stock of my family life and time commitments and helped me align sleep and food with reality and ambition. Dain teaches you how to read your own body and respond to it in an effective way. He is an educator of boundless positivity, always ready with a quick work of encouragement or a helpful article to read. I lost the 10 pounds, but gained some vital life skills. Thanks Dain!"
- Suzanne Cheng, Interior Designer & Educator
"With Dain's help I lost 13 lbs in just 2 months while hitting all my goals: I got stronger, accentuated my curves and looked just how I wanted for beach season!
Dain's approach was simple and easy to implement. I didn't have to overhaul my lifestyle and had the flexibility to enjoy myself while staying on track. His nutrition plan was perfectly tailored to his programming in the gym and the results speak for themselves! I highly recommend Dain as a coach for anyone looking to get stronger or look better and have no doubt that he'll help you achieve both!"
- Michelle, Chartered Professional Accountant
"When my doctor suggested statins for my cholesterol levels I began to work with Dain to see if I could avoid going down that path. At my next follow-up appointment my blood markers had improved so dramatically that prescription drugs were no longer necessary! I look better, feel better and most importantly, I'm now in great health!"
- Bruce Freeman,Orthodontist
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dain for the last year.
I came to Dain with very specific goals when, as an actress I signed a contract obligating me to achieve a particular body composition and aesthetic for the highly anticipated and high-profile Netflix television show, Altered Carbon. With his guidance in nutrition and exercise I achieved my incredibly rigorous goals of a lean but muscular physique and also gained inner strength and conviction.
The skills and compassionate, intelligent support he provided me with helped me through one of the busiest times in my career as an actress and a television director. I felt like I could take on the world! I’ve never been prouder or more grateful. Dain and his expertise have become a must in my life!
He approaches clients with enthusiasm and intelligence and he really takes the time to listen.
All of this results in individual attention combined with up to the minute education regarding nutrition and the psychology of habit building. "
- Kristin Lehman, Actress, Director, Producer, Mother
FITNESS PROFESSIONALS AND COACHES
"I've been working with Dain for the past two years on both nutrition and programming and I've seen nothing but results! I've added muscle mass and developed awesome strength gains. As someone who is almost 40 years old and who has been training since I was 14 years old, I've become stronger than ever and training has become FUN again!
Having Dain do both my nutrition and programming was a great decision. Being a trainer myself I've learned a lot by having a coach like Dain. I would highly recommend Dain to anyone, from a competitive athlete to someone's grandmother."
- Aldo Frixione, Co-owner & Personal Trainer at Fit Squad Training
"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, 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
"I came to Dain looking for help with my nutrition and came away with so much more.
It's great to say you know what "proper nutrition" is, but it's even better to understand that "proper nutrition" is different for every individual. I think it's even more important to understand that there is a big difference between simply preaching change and actually coaching through meaningful habits that can lead to change. I signed on for a nutrition coach but I now work with a friend who's there when I need him and who truly cares about how I'm doing and feeling.
Dain has helped me reach a place where I am not only happy with what my body looks like, but how it feels and performs. I am stronger, leaner and more energized than I've felt in a long time and I have Dain to thank for a lot of that."
- Jamie Snow, Trainer & General Manager, Fuel Training Club
"With Dain's knowledge and expertise I improved my overall strength and rapidly hit a new PR on my deadlift- 192.5kg! Furthermore, I lost body fat in the process which was an unexpected bonus!
As a coach, Dain is one of the hardest working people I know and his dedication to his clients is unmatched. No matter the question, Dain always seems to find a way to relate. He doesn't just give advice; he takes the time to fully clarify key concepts to give you total confidence in your actions and plan. He's helped me become a better trainer and I'd recommend his services to anyone!""
- Nicolas Gilen, Head Coach, L'Usine Gym Brussels, Belgium
"I met Dain right after moving to Toronto when he jumped in to help me adjust a piece of equipment for my strongman training at Fortis Fitness. I was looking for a local coach to help take my strongman training to the next level and asked if he was willing to take me on as a client. His (Dain’s) determined focus on proper form completely changed how I performed both in the gym and in competitions; I am lifting heavier than ever before and have stayed completely injury free - something not most strongman athletes can say. More than that, Dain's determination to help me increase my confidence in myself and my performance have made him not just a coach but a trusted friend. As I now train through pregnancy, there's no one else I would trust to keep me safe and strong throughout this period. "
- Alyssa Ages, Founder, BeFit Marketing & CEO, Well TO Do
"Dain helped me lose 45 lbs in six months while improving my strength in preperation for competing at the Arnold Sports Festival World Amateur Strongman Championships. I came in 10th in the World and couldn't have done it without Dain. He was always available when I had questions and queries and made sure I stayed on track."
- Robert Moody, Canadian Armed Forces and Strongman
"As a coach and athlete, I believe nutrition to be paramount in any training program. As such, I started working with Dain to dial in my nutrition with the aim of improving recovery and performance. His attention to detail, timely responses, and depth of knowledge is exactly what I needed. In turn, my performance this season far surpassed the goals I initially set and is a direct reflection of the nutrition plan Dain developed. Dain’s approach to nutrition is one that addresses all aspects of his clients needs in order to create realistic and sustainable plans. There are no cookie-cutter programs sent out en-masse. He is thorough, prompt, adaptable to each case, and his passion for setting clients up to succeed is evident."
- Freyja Spence, DTS Fitness Lead Instructor and Strength Coach
"I came to Dain earlier this year for just a one hour session to help out with my clean and press technique for strongman. In that one hour it was very clear that Dain is an excellent coach and he can really analyze what is working well and what needs to be done differently to improve, so I immediately hired him to do all my coaching and programming going forward. Last year before I started working with Dain I was regularly coming in last place in local strongman competitions and zeroing events; over the course of this year I worked my way up to Ontario Provincial Champion and placed 6th at Canadian Nationals, which is a huge improvement over where I started at the beginning of the season. I am stronger and more competitive than I've ever been, and Dain's coaching has been the key to all that progress. "
- Laurie MacDougall Sookraj, Software Developer/Strongwoman athlete