Our Coaches

We have a team of professional coaches at Altitude ready and capable of helping athletes of any skill level achieve their health, wellness or sporting goals. 

Josh Downer

Josh Downer

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

– Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) 

– Eleiko Certified Olympic Weightlifting Strength Coach

Josh’s passion for fitness and high performance sport began at an early age with martial arts training and later expanding into training and competing in bobsleigh. Driven to learn how to improve his own training and help others Josh graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber receiving a Bachelors of Kinesiology as well as a Diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion. Over the past few years Josh has spent numerous hours continuing to further his understanding of respiration, GAIT (locomotion achieved through movement), and functional anatomy.

Now Josh uses an extensive battery of tests to assess client and athletes physical capabilities. Using these tests and an in-depth understanding of human movement, functional anatomy and high performance athletics Josh develops individualized programs to help clients and athletes improve their movement quality, reduce risk of injury and improve their performance. 

Martina Coulas

Martina Coulas

Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

– Master’s Candidate of Professional Kinesiology

– Registered Kinesiologist

– Bone Fit Certification Osteoporosis Canada

– NCCP Multisport Certified

Martina played a variety of sports growing up including karate, swimming, baseball, soccer, track, and cross-country skiing. She recently picked up snowboarding and cycling. Given her experience with plenty of outdoor physical activity Martina looks forward to exploring alongside clients how altitude training can improve performance. Martina is a graduate from the University of Toronto Kinesiology and Physical Education program.

This program provided her with a solid foundation when she worked with various populations including children, geriatric individuals, and individuals with disability. Martina also has experience working in rehabilitation settings and coaching.

She is now completing her Master’s of Professional Kinesiology at the University of Toronto with a specialization in Adapted Physical Activity. Martina is passionate about making physical activity as accessible as possible and is excited to collaborate with people during classes to help them reach their individual goals.

Yaath Rajshankar

Yaath Rajshankar

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Bachelor’s of Kinesiology

Growing up Yaath played a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, track, and frisbee while also competing in high-performance soccer for many years. He transitioned into studying Kinesiology at the University of Toronto with the primary goal of becoming a high-school gym teacher. Yaath has now become an avid outdoorsman with a strong passion for backcountry camping, canoeing, rock climbing, and mountaineering along with a strong desire to gain experience with ice climbing and snowboarding. His goal is to push his limits and become a big wall climber and strong mountaineer. Yaath strives to combine his life passions with academia and professional practice at Altitude.

Kenya Small

Kenya Small

Strength and Conditioning Coach

– Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

– Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology 

– Master of Science in Exercise Physiology

– Cross Country Coach

– Precision Nutrition Certified

Kenya grew up playing mostly high level hockey and lacrosse before transitioning into track and field once he got to high school. From there he got a scholarship to Mississippi State University where he ran mostly the 800m as well as getting his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. Since returning to Toronto, he still regularly competes in the 800m and 1500m at the national and international level, as well as being a personal trainer and a cross country coach. He is excited to be joining Altitude because of the ability to work with new types of training methods that pair very well with the majority of his masters research surrounding endurance athletes.

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