JEFF DAWSON

Manager, Strength Coach

I am a certified Advanced Care Paramedic with experience dating back to early 2003. I had 7+ years as a paramedic for the Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU or more commonly known as SWAT) and have done some paramedicine on fixed-wing aircraft. I am a Level 1 certified CrossFit trainer and hold certifications in kettlebells (Jeff Martone) and nutrition (RobbWolf).
 

I had the "pleasure" of competing in Fredericton, NB in 2009 in the CrossFit East Region qualifiers. In 2010, I competed in the in Toronto, ON. I placed 7th out of 93 competitors. This qualified me to move on to the CrossFit Canadian Regional held in Okotoks, AB. Here I faced the best in Canada and was humbled by the amazing performances put forth by all competitors. Out of 53 men who finished the competition, I finished in 35th spot.

I stepped out of the CrossFit world and endeavoured in the powerlifting realm. In November 2012, I competed in my first powerlifting competition where I placed 2nd. I continue to train hard and make gains on a daily basis. Fast forward to November 2017, I was crowned Master 1 105kg Ontario Provincial Champion and in February 2018 I finished 2nd in Canada!

I participated in the EliteFTS Learn To Train 6 Seminar in Ohio in May 2013.

I strive to offer the best strength and conditioning facility in Kingston.

Body weight: 103kg / 226.6 lbs

Squat: 525 lbs training / 523.6 lbs competition

Bench: 405 lbs training / 402.3 lbs competition

Deadlift: 575 lbs training / 606.3 competition

Shoulder press: 230 lbs

dawson@mercurystrength.com


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ELLIOTT PERKINS

Online Nutrition Consultant

I Studied Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo from 2011-2015, and am currently pursuing my Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. I had the opportunity to work with people of all ages and all along the fitness continuum, from rehabilitative exercise to strength and conditioning. I have a fascination with the human body, a passion for fitness, and an in depth understanding of human movement, biomechanics, strength training and nutrition. 

Before attending CMCC, I was employed as a physical training instructor at the Ontario Police College. Here I worked with police officers and incoming police recruits in a variety of training settings from powerlifting and metabolic conditioning to in-uniform physical training. I also have several years’ experience working in rehab settings, including physical therapy and chiropractic clinics. I was also a student athletic trainer for Waterloo’s varsity baseball team.

I currently hold certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA, and is a Certified F.R.® Lower Limb Provider. I believe that everyone should be able to live and train pain free, move well, grow stronger and become the best possible version of themselves.

elliott@mercurystrength.com

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GREG HILTZ

Coach / Kids Coach / Women's Self-Defence / Martial Arts

I started my martial arts training in 2002 at The Peaceful Warriors' Martial arts Institute in Windsor ON, where I studied Hapkido. My instuctor, Art Mason, took me under his wing and I began teaching kids classes within my first year at the school. I was exposed to many different styles such as Kenpo, Kyusho Jitsu and the Canemasters system, as we traveled to seminars and had guest instructors come in to train us. I quickly learned that martial arts is not all about fighting. Martial arts is about community, getting together, improving ourselves and making new friends.

Founder & Head Instructor of Hiltz Hapkido

Hapkido - 5th Degree Black Belt

Kyusho Jitsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt

Shito Ryu Karate - 4th Kyu

Certified MMA Conditioning Coach - NESTA

Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance - Director Eastern Canada

greg@mercurystrength.com