Taylor Simon is a Canadian business owner and personal trainer who has also trained university and national level athletes. He holds an MS in Human Movement with A.T. Still University and a BA in Sociology from the University of Calgary. In addition to his CSCS designation with the NSCA, Taylor holds multiple fitness certifications from a various organizations including the NASM and IPPA.
Taylor has two main focus areas in the fitness world. He specializes in program design and periodization for athletes, sports teams, and tactical occupations. Taylor’s second area of focus is on assisting others within the fitness profession develop and grow their business and brand.
He is currently the Provincial Director of Ontario for the National Strength and Conditioning association. This position allows him to further blend his passion for evidence based practice with real world practical application.
Speaking at international events, such as the Arnold Classic Strength Summit, to local schools, businesses, and community associations allows Taylor to impart his 10 years of experience in the health and fitness field. He has guest lectured for numerous organizations and institutions including the Queen’s School of Business.
Taylor has written articles for a variety of media, including the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal and the Alpha Male Challenge blog. He has been featured as an expert in Musclemag and Sport and Performance magazines on a variety of topics. Taylor was also the featured fitness expert on two radio stations for over two years.
Taylor co-owns Taylored Training Inc., Canada’s first semi-private training facility. The business has seen remarkable growth, increasing sales by over 100% every year since opening in 2007 and expanding to 6000 sq ft. with 10 staff members. The facility focuses on implementing the latest scientific information with tried and true training techniques. World class periodized programs combined with kettlebells, sled drags, Olympic lifting, battle ropes, and good old fashioned iron are commonplace for Taylored Training members.
Taylor has worked as the head strength coach for University Varsity Volleyball. In five years working with the Queen’s Golden Gaels men’s team he saw them through two provincial championships. He has also works with national level athletes competing in fencing, trampoline, cheerleading, firefit, and Ironman. Most recently, he has begun working with Swim Canada to prepare Paralympics national swimmers for the 2012 games in London, England. He is currently shifting his focus to training powerlifting athletes and Olympic lifting athletes.You can follow Taylor’s blog or on Twitter