“It’s great to finally have a world class high performance facility in the Toronto area.”
– Dominique Bosshart
“Recommended by my conditioning coach, A4A is a great place to train.”
– Kris Draper
4 Time Stanley Cup Champion
“If you want to take your game to the next level, A4A is the perfect facility for testing, treatment and training.”
– Chris Dalcin
Conditioning Coach of Tennis Pro Daniel Nestor
From the moment an athlete enters A4A and is greeted by the inspirational weekly quotation, a team (and any individual) knows they are going to train to their potential. The program for the athlete is based on periodization and meeting their sport-specific needs. My club players benefit immensely from Sheldon’s time and expertise.
– Robert Brohman
Head Coach, Toronto Saracens Rugby Football Club
Recovering from major surgery has many obstacles. The staff at Advantage 4 Athletes helped me overcome those obstacles and remain committed to help me reach my goals. They have gone out of their way to help me regain my strength and confidence. I am grateful for the attentive support they provide for me on a weekly basis. Their program has pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of and given me the belief that I can achieve anything. I would like to personally thank Brad, Ron, and Ian for all of their ongoing encouragement and support. They have put me on the road back to the gridiron and I am thankful for that. I would highly recommend their services to anyone.
– Paul “The Fridge” Lapkin
The A4A staff we’ve worked with (Brad, Ian, Ron) have been phenomenal in using their knowledge and skill to collaborate on developing nasty routines that tap into and develop our core strength, power, and overall athleticism. Just as an FYI, our team’s been together more than 15 years…and we’re still learning stuff from you guys.
– Bob Chan,
Hammerhead Dragon Boat Team Member
I have worked with many trainers over the years in weight reduction efforts and to improve my health and strength overall. These efforts did not yield sustainable results. Facing surgery in mid 2009, I was advised that my successful recovery would be aided by shedding a number of pounds, strengthening my body and increasing my energy. To meet these goals, I enlisted Sheldon Persad as my personal coach. Sheldon helped me to get in the best shape of my life. His customized program was developed so that it could be integrated into my lifestyle, was easy to follow and was tremendously effective. Through Sheldon’s support and coaching, I have made healthy lifestyle changes that have set me up for long term success. I highly recommend Sheldon and his team to anyone who wants effective customized training and is serious about achieving and maintaining results.
– Laura Williams
As a coach of a girls soccer team I try to find programs that will challenge, educate and inspire my players to aim for their full potential and to improve their understanding of their own physical abilities and well being. As a parent and coach I search out facilities, programs and coaches of a high standard of skill with the ability to communicate to young people the process to surpass their personal targets.
Having seen my players and daughter participate in Advantage 4 Athletes over this winter I am thrilled with the improvements I see in their fitness, confidence and understanding of what a complete athlete is. I would highly recommend Advantage 4 Athletes to any coach, team, parent or athlete aiming to achieve a higher standard of athletic performance.
– James Walsh,
Local Markham Girl’s Soccer Coach
I have to say from the moment I walked in the door at Advantage 4 Athletes I was thoroughly impressed with the staff and state of the art facility. We had over 130 players take part in a 6-week pre-training camp conditioning program at A4A, and another dozen plus varsity players in the 24 week TASS program. The idea is to help all of these kids take their game to the next level and the programs at A4A help them do that by developing the building blocks to become a better athlete. Right from the start of the initial assessments our players were having fun.
The speed, agility, strength and endurance training has increased their overall fitness, self-esteem and mental toughness. In a game that’s won or lost by inches, you need to bring it all. A4A definitely helped, and continues to help our players prepare to perform. A4A is now recognized as the official training centre of the Markham Raiders Football Association.
– T. Lapkin
V.P. Football Operations
Markham Raiders, OVFL
We travel the world competing with our ski team. I can say we do not find many facilities like A4A that meet the needs of our high performance athletes. A4A’s training equipment and layout is simply the best when working with our skiers. The facility layout allows us to train our athletes the way we design their programs, combining many elements of athleticism. You do not find this in other fitness centre due to the lack of open space and proper training equipment. Most of our athletes find that they need to training in a couple of different facilities to meet the needs of their dryland programs. A4A give us the option to training under one roof.
– Brianne Law,
Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team Coach
One of the biggest challenges with coaching young kids is finding a way to get them interested in putting in extra work before the season starts. With Advantage 4 Athletes my team has found a place where all the kids can become far better athletes in a short period of time while having FUN. I have found that even when the A4A training is optional, all the kids still want to come out. The affordable pricing for the professional training is second to none and I would recommend A4A for any sport and any age.
– A.K. Heffernan