Coaching staff

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Owner and President

Andrew Hopf, MSc, CSCS

andrew.hopf14@gmail.com

Background

Andrew attended the University of Waterloo and obtained both a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (2007) and a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology (2009). During his Master’s program, Andrew founded Next Level Performance Training and quickly established himself as one of the region’s premier strength and conditioning coaches of young athletes. Since that time he has grown NLPT into the region’s top performance enhancement and athletic development companies, helping athletes of all ages, sports, and ability levels optimize their health and performance.

Andrew is also a highly sought after speaker on the topics of nutrition and performance enhancement. He is a regularly travels all over Ontario speaking at major OHF and OHL events, spreading the message of proper nutrition and preparation habits.

He is currently the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Waterloo, and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Owen Sound Attack (OHL), a position he has held for the past five seasons.

Andrew’s resume includes the following:

  • Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach - University of Waterloo - 2016-Presesnt
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach – Owen Sound Attack (OHL) – 2010-Present
  • Member of the Ontario Hockey League Strength and Conditioning Association- 2012-Present
  • Masters of Science Degree (University of Waterloo)-2009
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, Level 1
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach (University of Waterloo Men’s Varsity Hockey)- 2006 – 2011
  • Volunteer Strength Coach (Toronto Maple Leafs-NHL)- 2012-2014
  • Honors Bachelor of Science KIN (University of Waterloo- 2007
  • Elected to Executive Council for Sport Specific Training (National Strength and Conditioning Association)- 2008
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)- 2006
Head Strength Coach, Stratford

Dylan Campion, R.Kin

dylancampion@gmail.com

Background

Dylan joined the team in the fall of 2013 as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dylan attended the University of Waterloo, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Honours Kinesiology (2013). He developed his clinical eye for movement while working at a health and wellness clinic in British Columbia, an indoor hockey training facility, and the Ontario Police College, where he wrote and developed fitness programs and classes for recruits of numerous Ontario police departments. Dylan is also a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiology of Ontario.

Dylan is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at our Stratford location where he is in charge of all program design for athletes and NLPTfit members.

Dylan‘s resume includes the following:

  • Registered Kinesiologist, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours Kinesiology – University of Waterloo (2013)
  • Head Goaltending Instructor, Hockey Training Above (2011-2013)
  • Three years of junior hockey experience (2005-2008)
Strength and Conditioning Coach

John Peele

jcpeele5@gmail.com

Background

John is currently a student at the University of Waterloo studying Honours Recreation and Sports Business. This past year he was accepted into the University of Waterloo’s Strength and Conditioning internship under Andrew Hopf, after spending a year at Brock Universities Sports Performance Internship under Steve Lidstone. John has been involved with a variety of sports since a young age, and has had the opportunity to train athletes of varying skill levels; Olympic level Wrestlers, high school & university football, basketball, and baseball players, as well as youth athletes. John joined NLPT as a strength and conditioning coach as well as a personal trainer in 2018.

John’s resume includes the following:

  • Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
  • Canfitpro Fitness Instructing Specialist
  • Canfitpro Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach
  • Current Personal Trainer at Body by PT in Burlington, Ontario
  • Football University Top Gun Showcase (2013), Offense-Defense All American Games (2015) & National Underclassman Prospect Elite Camp (2015)
Coordinator of Adult Fitness and Manager of Operations

Brandon Horta

Background

Brandon is a graduate of Durham Colleges Health and Fitness Promotion program and comes to NLPT with over 4 years experience in both the adult fitness and sport performance sectors. Brandon is a coach that combines his passion, personality and experience to make NLPT the best gym to be at!

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Scott Patton

scottpatts@gmail.com

Background

As a former goaltender in hockey, Scott has been immersed in the NLPT culture since the very beginning. Throughout his career, athleticism remained the foundation of his success and while playing Junior A in West Kelowna, Scott’s passion for training and overall athletic performance blossomed.

His curiosity and insight led him to the University of Waterloo, where he currently studies Kinesiology. This past year Scott was accepted into the University of Waterloo Strength and Conditioning Internship Program, where he worked with varsity athletes to oversee their athletic development.

Scott joined NLPT as a strength and conditioning coach in 2016, drawing knowledge and experience from a long history of sporting pursuits and athletic endeavours.

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Stefan Rogalla, BSc. Kin, CSCS

Background

Stefan began his athletics with youth gymnastics in the KW region which established his foundation for movement and passion for performance. Through the years he moved into contact sports and grew to love the game of rugby while playing for his high school and Waterloo County. Between his years studying and playing at Conestoga College, he took a year off and travelled to New Zealand to progress in the sport he loved. After college, he completed his Kinesiology degree at Guelph-Humber University while playing for Etobicoke Rugby Club and developed their first strength and conditioning program. During his time in Toronto he completed an internship at the University of Toronto coaching varsity athletes from diverse sporting backgrounds.

He is currently studying and practicing as a Rehabilitative Manual Therapist while working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach to both treat and train the NLPT athletes to achieve the best results in their sport while limiting the risk of injury.

Stefan's resume includes:

  • Rehabilitative Manual Therapist (2018)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA (2017)
  • Kinesiology, Guelph Humber University (2013-2015)
  • Strength and Conditioning Internship, University of Toronto
  • (2014-2015)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Etobicoke Rugby (2013-2015)
  • Fitness and Health Promotion, Conestoga College (2010-2013
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Sierra Moores

Background

Sierra is studying Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo with minors in nutrition and physics and will to graduate in Spring 2019. After 10 years of competitive swimming she understands the importance of high performance strength and conditioning personally. Her first coaching experience was with 8 and under club swimmers while still in high school. Since then she has coached a diversity of sports at varying levels. She has learned that sport is both an art and a science, and is incredibly excited to empower, encourage, and train athletes to a new level at NLPT.

Experience:

  • Student s&c coach currently at UW
  • Coached high school athletes at 4 different schools
  • PT aid in a sports therapy clinic
  • Fun fact:
  • I spent the last 8 months working as a preschool teacher in rural Uganda
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Kyle Horgan

Background

Kyle graduated from the University of Lakehead in 2018 with an Honour’s Bachelor of Kinesiology. While studying he worked with the wrestling team for 2 years and was able to apply his knowledge to help the athletes improve their performance. During his time working with the team, 4 wrestlers placed at nationals.

With his background in martial arts, and a bronze medal in Jiu-Jitsu, he knows the level of hard work and dedication that athletes bring to their sport and wants to help focus their passion in training so they can safely and efficiently achieve their goals and increase their performance.

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jordan Lenko


Therapy staff

Massage Therapist

Michelle Miguel, RMT

nlpt.massagetherapy@gmail.com

Background

Michelle graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and later completed the Massage Therapy Program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She has been with NLPT, behind the scenes, since its beginning in 2008 and started NLPT Massage Therapy in 2011.

Michelle believes in providing a holistic and well-rounded treatment approach. For the past 5 years, Michelle has strived to achieve experience in many different fields of massage therapy, which includes attending courses, volunteering at various sport events and staying current with the latest research. She has worked in both clinic and sport settings, finding a passion in sport specific massage therapy and its applicability towards the general public. She has a multitude of experience working with athletic injuries as well as helping maintain the soft tissue health of athletes in various sports such as baseball, hockey, soccer, cheerleading, downhill skiing and more.

Her resume includes:

  • Postural Restoration Institute: Myokinetic Restoration 2015
  • Advanced Kinesiotaping 2013
  • Massage Therapist/Trainer for Cambridge Rivulettes Hockey Club 2012-2013
  • Cranial Sacral Series 1-3 2013
  • Sport Massage at Varsity Athletics at University of Waterloo 2011
  • Trainer for the 2011 Major Bantam Cambridge Hawks
Physiotherapist

Sasha Guay, PT

Background

Sasha Guay completed her Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the University of Guelph, following her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s. At Guelph, she covered varsity lacrosse as well as Minor Midget AAA hockey, assisted in anatomy and physiotherapy courses and partook in various research studies.

She’s excited to work in the NLPT atmosphere, as she comes from a background of sport herself. She played varsity rugby at the University of Western Ontario while completing her undergrad in Kinesiology. She has competed in a variety of other sports, such as hockey, soccer and field hockey. Passions outside of physiotherapy include hiking with dogs, cooking and interval training.

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Certified Nutritionist

Nick Plagos, ND, CISSN

Background

Dr. Nick attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, earning his Doctor of Naturopathy degree (2018). During his clinical internship at CCNM Nick was selected to be part of the Sports Medicine Focus Shift, giving him extra experience working with athletes as patients, both in clinic and field side.

Both during school and while working in clinical practice, Dr. Nick has developed a keen interested in sports medicine and concussion management. He is a Level I trained provider of the Shift Concussion Management program.

While attending CCNM, Nick completed his Sports Nutritionist Certification (2018) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN). Prior to CCNM, Nick attended McMaster University obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (2014).

Dr. Nick believes in an integrative and patient-centred approach to healthcare. He employs evidence based treatments and preventative medicine. No two patients are alike, and as such Nick believes in individualized treatment plans tailored to a patient’s specific needs and not cookie cutter plans given to every patient.

When he's not in the office you can find Nick playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball; as well as camping, and bringing his dog along on runs.

Physiotherapist

David Albines, PT, CSCS

Background

David attended the University of Guelph-Humber, where he obtained an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology as well as a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion (2012). He then went to York University to complete a master’s program in Kinesiology and a graduate degree in Neuroscience (2014). David’s thesis looked at motor development and how athletic experience could enhance motor performance. Finally, David completed a master’s degree in physical therapy at Queen’s University (2017). Throughout David’s education he assisted in injury prevention and in strength and conditioning programs, at both the recreational and varsity level.

David believes in a more hands-on approach to therapy, he couples this with exercise prescription to help restore function and optimize movement. David enjoys working with patients to help them return from injuries but also aid them in reaching their goals. To provide a full spectrum of care, David also does on-field coverage and helps with strength and conditioning.

David’s resume includes the following:

  • First Responder, Sport Physiotherapy Canada (2018)
  • Member of Sport Physiotherapy Canada, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2018)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (2018)
  • Member of the Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2017)
  • Registered Physiotherapist, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (2017)
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy (Queen’s University- 2017)
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science (York University- 2014)
  • Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience (York University- 2014)
  • Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology (University of Guelph- 2012)
  • Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion (Humber College- 2012)
Rehabilitative Manual Therapist

Stefan Rogalla, BSc. Kin, CSCS

Background

Stefan began his athletics with youth gymnastics in the KW region which established his foundation for movement and passion for performance. Through the years he moved into contact sports and grew to love the game of rugby while playing for his high school and Waterloo County. Between his years studying and playing at Conestoga College, he took a year off and travelled to New Zealand to progress in the sport he loved. After college, he completed his Kinesiology degree at Guelph-Humber University while playing for Etobicoke Rugby Club and developed their first strength and conditioning program. During his time in Toronto he completed an internship at the University of Toronto coaching varsity athletes from diverse sporting backgrounds.

He is currently studying and practicing as a Rehabilitative Manual Therapist while working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach to both treat and train the NLPT athletes to achieve the best results in their sport while limiting the risk of injury.

Stefan's resume includes:

  • Rehabilitative Manual Therapist (2018)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA (2017)
  • Kinesiology, Guelph Humber University (2013-2015)
  • Strength and Conditioning Internship, University of Toronto
  • (2014-2015)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Etobicoke Rugby (2013-2015)
  • Fitness and Health Promotion, Conestoga College (2010-2013