Rich Thaw


It all started when...

Rich realized that hockey wasn't merely a sport he loved, but a place where, for the first time, he was part of something much larger than himself. He was part of a family. 

“I believe that taking control of personal health and performance is a universal challenge.
My goal is to provide you with the necessary tools not only to be healthy, fit, and productive but to grasp the concepts well enough to become a contagion of proactive health and support.”


8 years of teaching power skating for hockey inspired Rich to pursue a Personal Training Certification from McGill University. This is where his journey & passion to elevate & empower human performance began.

Fast forward 3 years and many seminars later, he spent the summer Interning at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning.

Upon his return to Montreal, Rich completed a certification in sport & exercise nutrition from Precision Nutrition and spent 9 years training hockey players from high-school to the NHL, KHL, NCAA, OHL, BCHL &
QMJHL at CoreXcellence.

Rich quickly gained experience with the athlete population, business executives, stay-at-home parents, and young enthusiasts. These experiences helped shape his philosophy on movement & performance today.

Since 2014 Rich has been a trusted resource by television viewers around Canada as he shares fitness & sports training tips and tactics [LIVE] every month on Breakfast Television Montreal.

Rich’s unique approach to performance training has been the source of numerous published articles on websites targeting the education of coaches, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Rich applies techniques from the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), extensive coursework on Myofascial Techniques, as well as his in-depth work in athletic development for individual athletes and teams.

Rich’s training system was designed to empower and elevate performance. Performance is defined by what matters to you, and that's what matters most to Rich.



  • Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)
  • Precision Nutrition Certification: The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certification Level 1
  • McGill University Personal Training Certification

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