Fitness, nutrition and lifestyle coaching
A weekly profile of one of Hamilton’s growing number of young professionals
Name: Adam Lloyd Age: 32 Position: Owner-operator of ALP Training Institute (ALP-TI); human performance and lifestyle coach
Job description: As the owner-operator of a new hybrid-style high performance gym in Stoney Creek, I oversee all business operations and services, along with the website and social media accounts. While I don’t personally train as many clients now, I’m still a coach at heart and continue to work with a small list of elite athletes and executive clientele at ALP-TI, as well as offering an online nutrition and lifestyle coaching program through Precision Nutrition. I’m also a consultant for the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL, overseeing the physical development and nutritional habits of their drafted prospects.
Is this the job you thought you’d be doing? While in university, not at all. After injuries plagued my career as a baseball player and I lost my athletic scholarships, I wanted to help people avoid the same training mistakes I made as a youth. I went to university with the goal of becoming a sports doctor, but quickly realized I’d rather help people prevent injuries. This is what led me to start this journey — first as a personal trainer at a local gym in St. Catharines, working very hard with some of the best mentors an aspiring entrepreneur could ever ask for. Then as the director of multiple facilities and now — a decade later — owning a local gym and working with people all over the world.
Advice to others on launching a career: Find and follow what you’re passionate about. If it feels like work, you’re probably not passionate about it. When you find what you’re passionate about, find a mentor. Learn as much as you can. Do not be afraid to fail; anticipate it, learn from it and do better next time.
Roots: Born and raised in Nova Scotia. I’ve always appreciated the friendly community atmosphere a smaller city offers. My family moved to Cambridge in the late ’90s. I then moved to St. Catharines to go to Brock University, where I started a successful personal training business. In July 2013 my wife (girlfriend at the time), fell in love with Hamilton/ Stoney Creek while taking a stroll along the Confederation Beach Trail. We moved to Stoney Creek (this was initially expected to be a “stopover” before moving closer to the GTA), in August 2013. But we quickly realized the charming small community vibe — combined with the powerhouse Hamilton as a whole is becoming — was the perfect place to settle down and build our roots. We’re proud to call ourselves Hamiltonians.
Facebook status: @ALPtraininginstitute (ALP Training Institute) ; @ALPtraining
Twitter handle: @ALP_Training
iPhone, Android or BB? Android
Recent tweet or FB update: Short video of members crushing their workout at ALP-TI.
Networks: Mohawk College, Absolute Rehabilitation & Wellness, Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs (hockey), Stoney Creek Sabres (hockey), True Hamiltonian
Favourite restaurant in the downtown: The Mule
Best feature of life in Hamilton: Great balance of outdoor spaces combined with amazing restaurants all over the city.
What would make Hamilton a better city: Connecting with those on the “other side.” It’s as if the city has been divided into quadrants (north, south, east, west). It’s all Hamilton. It’s all a great city. I’m a big believer in supporting local culture, working together, supporting one another.
Contacts: email@example.com; www.alptraininginstitute.com ; @alptraining_institute (Instagram); 289-246-9000
Quote: “People don’t care about what you know or do, until they know you care. Demonstrate a genuine desire to care for others and you’ll be amazed how others will care about you and what you do.”
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Adam Lloyd is a consultant for the Arizona Coyotes, overseeing the physical development and nutritional habits of their drafted prospects.