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Michael Cornell
Michael CornellOwner, Head Performance Coach
Michael is a 6 year Canadian Football League (CFL) veteran who has dedicated his life to the concept of performance and breaking the mold. He has more than 15 years of hands-on experience with Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, corrective movement patterns, and Sports Psychology along with several training and performance certifications. Michael is recognized as one of the top performance coaches in Canada.
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Raquel Rakovac
Raquel RakovacOwner, Performance Coach
Raquel encourages our community to embrace their power and develop self-love. Coaching is her purpose. As a former athlete, she suffered a severe leg injury, and following three surgeries; She watched the future she had planned slip away. Not one to accept defeat, her mission is to embrace the challenges and encourage others to defy their limitations and dig deeply into their power and purpose
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Sara Stein
Sara SteinPerformance Coach
Sara has always been driven towards a leadership role and a passion for helping others excel in their health pursuits. Her fierce leadership, drive to educate herself and ability to connect and move with you through any challenge are the true testament to what you will achieve with Sara in your corner.

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Nikita Whitlock
Nikita WhitlockPerformance Coach
Nikita is a versatile professional athlete playing defensive tackle and fullback. He has played in three professional leagues throughout his career: the NFL, the CFL, and the XFL. Nikita believes that even the biggest walls and barriers can be broken down… especially with a sledgehammer.
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Alexandria DiFazio
Alexandria DiFazioDance Fundamentals and Performance Coach
As a professional dance artist and instructor, Alexandria has been involved in a wide range of performances and events over the years, including festivals, concerts, and music videos. She has been a dancer in the Hamilton-based contemporary dance collective To The Pointe Dance Project since 2012. Alexandria was a professional cheerleader and captain with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for three seasons, having participated in Grey Cup Festivals.
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