Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario and now fighting out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Chad Shaule is a top ranked Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete competing in the IBJJF heavyweight (208lbs) and absolute divisions. Some of Chad’s notable IBJJF accomplishments include gold at the Pro Long Beach Open, gold at the American Nationals, silver at the Pan Championship, silver at the European Championship and bronze at the World Championship.
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Mindy Ambrose is a published health and fitness writer, natural bodybuilding judge, competition posing coach, national-level bikini athlete and self-declared nerd. She is known for maintaining a fitness model physique year-round, and promoting a drug-free and non-gmo lifestyle. She speaks out against depletion dieting while encouraging others to embrace balanced eating habits and long-term transformation goals. In 2015, she will be found competing on stage for an IFBB Pro Card and entering her first amateur boxing match. When she’s not lifting weights or boxing, she spends time hiking, cooking, blogging and practicing yoga. Mindy is also studying Fitness Nutrition and Corrective Exercise Methods through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is working on a Bachelor Degree in Communications. She aspires to be a best-selling author, creative copywriter and motivational speaker.
Korey Jarvis is the gold medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in 125 lb. freestyle wrestling. Hailing from Elliot Lake, ON and now wrestling out of the Guelph Wrestling Club, he has had fantastic success in his career. Korey is looking to repeat his golden performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and PROMiXX Canada couldn’t be prouder to support him!
About 6 years ago, while working offshore as an Engineer off the west African coast in Angola, Julie realized that she was in the worst physical condition of her life. Her eating habits were poor, slept too little, drank too much and rarely exercised. Several of her coworkers started exercising during their lunch hour and challenged her to join in. Never being one to back down from a challenge, she dusted off her running shoes and began her fitness journey on the red sands of Africa.
Julie is a current Provincial ABBA bikini competitor, published fitness model, and all round fitness enthusiast that promotes healthy, active living and inspires others to do the same. Located in Calgary Alberta, Julie is a corporate business woman by day and fitness trainer by night. Her goal is to qualify as a National Competitor with the CBBF and one day grace the stage as an IFBB Pro Bikini Competitor.
Alex competes in the OPA and CBBF with consistent top 3 finishes in almost every show she competes in since she started competing in 2011. She has consistently represented the OPA and Team Canada at both CBBF and IFBB competitions respectively. Recent results have seen Alex 2nd at both the Ontario Championships and CBBF Natural Nationals in 2014! Alex is competing this year at the Toronto Pro Show and looks poised to take top spot, all while coaching other bikini competitors as well!
Mitch is the number 1 ranked lightweight fighter in Canada, and currently on a two fight win streak in the UFC. He has posted an impressive Mixed Martial Arts record of 11 wins with only 2 losses and fights at 155lbs. His home gym is Complete Fitness and Martial Arts in St. Albert, Alberta but also trains in Phoenix, Arizona out of the MMA Lab. Mitch is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta. Mitch is the first and only UFC fighter from Saskatchewan.
Alicia Bell is a Toronto based Kinesiologist, Strength Coach and Track and Field Coach who has devoted her life to helping people reach their goals in fitness and sport. She is a nationally recognized track and field coach who coached team Canada at the Maccabi games in Israel in July of 2013. She lead the team to 13 medals. Alicia has over 10 years of practical and educational experience and is a published Fitness model for Zenzation with her pictures gracing their equipment and she leads their product DVD instruction.
Alicia has experience working with many types of clientele. She has worked as a Kinesiologist and an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. She is also experienced at weight loss, strength training, toning and athletic conditioning. She has worked with clients such as Dwight Howard (NBA), Geoff Harris (Olympic 800m runner), Lil Jon (Rapper/Dj), and even the mother of the Toronto rapper, Drake.
Karen (Keo) Necra is one of the top 5 CBBF National Bikini competitors and will be competing at the 2015 Arnold Amateurs. Keo holds a bachelors degree in Kinesiology with these supplemental certifications: CSEP – CPT, NSCA – CSCS, MFC – RT, Canfitpro – PTS, CrossFit – L1, CrossFit – Gymnastics, CrossFit – Olympic lifting. Along with that she possesses more than 8 years worth of experience in training clients in the most intense performance based sports. Her open-mindedness and willingness to learn keep Keo at the top of her field. Keo will be one of the coaches on the up-coming reality TV show called Radical Body Transformation which will help people make their fitness dreams a reality. The expected airing date of season 1 should be fall of 2015!
Karen Gauvreau is a fitness enthusiast turned internationally published fitness model. Her fitness journey began shortly after giving birth to her son who is now 3 years old. Karen was diagnosed with postpartum depression after childbirth and refused all doctors’ recommendations to turn to anti-depressants. She found a natural remedy for beating depression one day at a time by exercising, staying active and embracing a fit and healthy lifestyle. Karen’s passion is to help and inspire others to achieve happiness through fit and healthy living. She does this by encouraging everyone to find balance in family, work, fitness, health and nutrition to lead to a truly healthy lifestyle. Karen currently resides in Vancouver, B.C. and is a loving housewife and full time mother. In 2014, she was ranked in Canada’s Top 10 Hot & Fit Women by Inside Fitness Magazine.
Albert is the current club Captain and Centre Back for FC Edmonton in the NASL. He signed from Linfield FC after winning a the league and Irish Cup double with the club and receiving Player of the Year honours in the same season. Albert is an experienced international as well having represented Northern Ireland at the from U16 through to U23 at this level.
Diana Todd is a CBBF National Level Bikini Competitor, and BCABBA Bikini Representative. The 2014 CBBF and BCABBA Bikini Champion is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She has been competing since 2011, and is very active in the fitness industry. She makes it her goal to inspire everyone to take part in an active and fit life. Diana has coached many girls for fitness competitions and has had the privilege of coaching her clients into the winners circle many times including a show overall winner.
Wes Knight was signed to his first professional contract in 2009, where he went on to lead the USL League-1 in assists for the entirety of the 2009 season and help the Vancouver Whitecaps reach the USL-1 Final. He remained with the Whitecaps when the club joined Major League Soccer in 2011 and was instrumental in the opening day match as he assisted Eric Hassli’s second goal, sealing the franchises first MLS victory in their first MLS match. Knight was released from the Whitecaps and joined the San Antonio Scorpions, where he would help anchor the league-leading defence that helped garner the 2012 NASL Regular Season Championship. At the conclusion of 2012, Knight decided to sign with his third professional franchise, FC Edmonton.
Having been with the Canadian National Soccer Program since the age of 16, Carmelina Moscato has impressed at every level and made her debut for the Canadian Women’s National Team at the age of 17. Having won multiple medals at the CONCACAF, U-20, and Women’s Gold Cup, and a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London makes Carmelina one of the most decorated female footballers in Canada. She currently has 83 caps for Canada and is involved with the technical side of the Canadian Women’s National Youth Program. PROMiXX Canada is proud to support Carmelina in 2015 as she is part of the Canadian National Women’s Team looking to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup on home soil in Canada!
Carmen is a certified Tier 3 Personal Trainer for Equinox in downtown Toronto and owner of Carmen Shawn, Lifestyle Coaching and Personal Training. Carmen has 24 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She also has certifications in Pre/post natal, kettlebells, Animal Flow and Precision Nutrition. She is also a former Pro Fitness Model and Pro Figure athlete for Ultimate Fitness Events. Carmen has now done 9 competitions in total and got her pro card at 42 years young! She is looking forward to her next competition in 2016. She was also one of Inside Fitness Magazine’s 100 Hot and Fit in 2014! Carmen is also a regular contributor to Treadmill Factory’s blog and for Eligible Magazine.
As a schoolboy Daryl signed with Glasgow Rangers from age 11 to 16 then signed for Portsmouth FC in England. Daryl turned professional at age 17 with Portsmouth FC and stayed at the club for 3 years. He returned home to Belfast and played for Glentoran FC in Belfast winning a league, 2 cups and 2 shields during that time. After 4 years with Glentoran, Daryl signed for their biggest rivals Linfield FC winning the league and cup double in his first season. He has since moved to Canada and currently plays for FC Edmonton. Daryl has been FC Edmonton’s top goalscorer the last 2 years. He has also represented Northern Ireland at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U23 International levels.