About John Zahab

Strength and Conditioning Coach

John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Fitness Consultant through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. He has worked full time in the fitness industry for over ten years developing and implementing exercise programs for individuals and teams with varying abilities and needs. In recent years, John has had the opportunity to work with athletes from a broad spectrum of sports, including those competing and performing at the national and professional levels. In addition to his work with athletes, John has provided fitness services to a number of non-athlete, active individuals who seek to regain and maintain a healthy active lifestyle.


Over the past sixteen years John has trained for and has competed in a variety of disciplines of endurance sport. John's foray into outdoor athletics began with a passion for rock and ice climbing. For several years John pursued this passion, while implementing supplementary strength and endurance training – to improve fitness for this climbing hobby. As training got more regimented and consistent, it became evident that the endurance type of training started to have a greater draw than the climbing itself. After entering a three-day multi-sport adventure race with his brother and friends, he was hooked. For the next several years John has pushed his endurance limits in a multitude of sports, including: Triathlon (Olympic Distance to Ironman Distance), Bike Racing (Road), Adventure Racing (Multi-Sport), Cross-Country Skiing, Ultra running.