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Stronger for Longer

The history of sport performance shows us that it's often not the fastest or the strongest that come out on top, but the ones who last the longest. Whether it be on the grid iron, in a 42km marathon or a 4 day/72 hole golf tournament, some of the biggest feats in sport performance are accomplished in the final minutes of the event. At 4th Quarter we foster this mentality of moving smart and staying strong right through to the final whistle.


4th Quarter Performance and Health was developed out of a passion for fitness, performance , health and wellness. At 4th Quarter, a science driven approach is taken to achieve the individual goals of our clients. Whether it be developing the strength and endurance to perform at your peak in the final minutes of the 4th quarter in a championship game, or you simply want to make it through your day pain free by developing efficient strength and movement patterns, our coaches are there to provide the optimal training plan and environment to make those goals become reality.

All of our coaches bring a background in kinesiology to the table. Along with the scientific knowledge, our coaches have diverse experience in sport performance ranging from football, baseball, soccer and endurance sport which can be applied to ensure optimal programming. We approach health and fitness from a holistic point of view, taking into account the individual needs of our clients. 



John PIazza

John Piazza is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Kinesiology. He currently holds a personal trainer certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-cpt), and is currently completing his designation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NASM-CSCS). John is a former football, hockey and rugby player having played both football and hockey at competitive levels while continuing to play varsity football for the Queen’s Gaels. In the last few years he’s acted as an assistant coach to the York Toros hockey club and more recently he’s been volunteering his time as a running back coach for the Etobicoke Eagles as well as for his Alumnus high school, Chaminade College School. His passion for sports and his ability to work with individuals at a wide range of age and training levels, athletic experience and by focusing on holistic health rather than purely performance based results creates an ideal environment to explore working out for the first time or work on more sport specific training.


Franco Thierry

Franco is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph-Humber receiving an Honours Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, with a minor in Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle promotion.  With a decade of experience working in professional kitchens as a chef, he developed a love for food and decided he wanted to learn how food affects our health and lifestyles.
He has been a volunteer varsity football coach at his alma mater, working with the defensive-line and as a strength & conditioning coach in the off-season. His 4 years of football and rugby, as well as 11 years of softball allowed him to develop a love for sports and curiosity for coaching. His ability to adapt and connect with clients allows him to work with a wide-range of clients from high school athletes to adults with little-to-no experience.

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