Co-Owner Brandon Horne is a longstanding member of Enfield RFC. In addition to his personal athletic achievements in rugby, Brandon is an assistant coach to the Enfield RFC Minis program, coaching kids from age 3-15 and leading the U16 Introduction to Tackling sessions. Brandon brings his coaching skills to Renfrew by leading the Renfrew Juniors Program for athletes aged 12-15.
Co-Owner Mark McManus is a competitive powerlifter and powerlifting coach. His passion for high-performance weight training led to the foundation of Renfrew High-Performance Centre, and the later development into Renfrew Strength and Conditioning Centre. Mark’s students have gone on to set world records and win titles in the IPA Powerlifting World circuit.
Justin grew up locally, playing recreational soccer, and competitive hockey with the East Hants Penguins, until his final year of midget hockey. Justin graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics minoring in Biology. While attending StFX, Justin learned of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and the many benefits of being physically active.
After evaluating the various fitness certifications available, he chose to obtain his personal training certification through the highly-regarded Certified Professional Trainers Network, learning various aspects of health, wellness, and training techniques. In May 2017, Justin decided to expand on his CPTN education and began an additional course offered by the National Association of Speed & Explosion (NASE) to obtain a Level 1 certification in Speed and Explosion Coaching for athletes. Justin is also NCCP Resistance Training Certified.
Whether you’re just beginning your fitness journey, or training to reach the next level in athletic performance, Justin strives to help you reach your goals.
John started lifting at the age of 7, and competed for the first time when he was 8 years old. He went on to lift in over 100 competitions across Canada and the United States. He was a member of the Canadian National Squad as a junior, and competed at the Nationals a total of 10 times, including a silver medal performance in 1989.
Having coached athletes and teams at the local, provincial, and national level for 25 years, John is now augmenting that experience with a NCCP certification. He is currently a Competition Introduction coach in training. His coaching philosophy is simple:
“Weightlifting is a simple sport that people tend to overcomplicate. Forget about all things you can do wrong, and just focus on the 3 or 4 things you need to do right.”