"It has been a privilege working with Coach Blais the past six years. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for Dave’s hard work each off-season. Dave is constantly coming up with new exercises to suit

my goaltending needs. One thing that differentiates Dave is that he cares about every

athlete he works with and is committed to helping them improve.

Dave brings forth a positive attitude and creates an atmosphere

that brings the best out of everyone each and every day."









Mark Visentin - Phoenix Coyotes First Rounder; 2-Time World Junior Medalist



"Ever since the 1st session with Dave, he has helped me transform from a minor hockey player to a college player and finally every kid's dream to an elite NHL player.  I have become stronger, quicker and much more focused on my goals.  He has the ability to help set goals with you and you strive to achive those goals he puts forth.  This is my life, to play hockey and it's because of Dave that I am ready for any opportunity.  Thanks Coach!









Cory Conacher - NHL New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators,

Tampa Bay Lightning, SC Bern - Swiss National League



Coach has helped me become a faster, stronger and more agile athlete over the past 5 years.  His unique training is intense and suited for hockey players at all levels.  I highly recommend training at

the Institute if you want to become the best you can be.









Alex Hutchings; Tampa Bay Lightning and former Barrie Colt



"In working with Coach Dave for only a short time, I’m feeling stronger, fitter and more athletic. Dave’s attention to body mechanics has really helped me to be more aware of my movement and

strengthen my weaknesses. His commitment to his athletes and positive attitude make

his classes a joy to be a part of. Dave’s training style is unique and keeps me interested

in every workout. His workouts are sport-specific and will help you

get to the top of your game. I am looking forward to seeing the results

on the tennis court and the triathlon circuit."









Kirsten Smith – Barrie Triathlete



Coach Blais offers a balanced, nuanced, and personalized approach to fitness emphasizing conditioning, strength, and mobility.  Since beginning working with Coach Blais I have learned that

overall fitness encompasses much more than weight training 3-4x a week. 

He has helped me in key areas including agility, power, and wellness. 

He brings a limitless enthusiasm and genuine care and concern

for his clients and their fitness goals.  Second to none

and irreplaceable to your fitness aspirations.









Erin Regan – Active adult