MSc – Human Performance
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Poliquin PICP Level 1 Certified
USAW Level 2 Certified
Jim grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He participated in a variety of sports growing up, but found his true passion was the strength training and conditioning needed to enhance sports performance. He is currently working as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for The University of Chicago and will be starting his sixth year in that role this Fall. He has over 18 years of experience working with general population clients, weightlifters and athletes, from amateur all the way up to the collegiate level. He has also worked as a Lecturer at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for five years, teaching the fundamentals of strength & conditioning. Jim has been CSCS certified for almost 20 years, as well as completing the Poliquin Group Level One coach course. Jim also holds his USA Weightlifting Level 2 certification, and has worked with a number of Olympic weightlifters over the years. He has over 8 years of experience coaching/running Barbell clubs for people interested in learning/improving their performance in Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and strength & conditioning.