As a co-owner of Personal Best Sheldon’s clientele has extended to four continents. Sheldon is a certified coach in several different sports and also a certified Stress and Wellness Consultant. He has been coaching for over 30 years, and his experience includes being the coach of athletes who have competed at world championships, the Commonwealth Games, the Pan-American games, and the Olympics (summer and winter) from close to two dozen different national team programs.
He is a co-founder of the Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN), the co-author of two books, and award winning international conference presenter. He has twice hosted his own radio show segment, continues to teach high performance coaches at a local college and spent the year leading up to the Rio Olympics as the Director of Sport Science & Sport Medicine at the Canadian Sports Institute in Ontario. Above all, Sheldon enjoys spending time with his wife, and tries to stay in shape in an effort to keep up with his kids. Contact Sheldon directly if you are interested in corporate seminars or lifestyle management workshops.
Personal Best co-owner Barrie Shepley has been Canada’s National Triathlon Team coach since 1991 (the year that the company was formed). In that time Barrie has coached over 500 people to national championship titles, Pan American Games medals, World Championship medals as well as successful completion of the Hawaii Ironman and the Boston Marathon. Barrie was selected to go to the 2000 Sydney Olympics where Triathlon made its debut as a full medal sport. Canada won the gold medal in the men's event, a performance no one will ever forget.
A graduate of McMaster University where she received an honours degree in physical education, Caron has since worked in corporate fitness for 15 years. As Corporate Director at Personal Best she maintains a hands-on approach to the facililties managed by Personal Best. Caron is a master yoga instructor, trains fitness professionals to be instructors and has her own series of DVDs. Caron has completed the Ironman Triathlon five times and won a silver medal for Canada at the world Triathlon Championships.
Since first qualifying for Canada's National Triathlon Team in 2001, Sean has been a fixture on the National and International triathlon scene. Sean's career highlights are competing in the 2003 Pan American Games, many National Teams as well as multiple Triathlon Canada Athlete of the year Awards. While racing, Sean has had the opportunity to work with many of the best coaches in Canada, he was learning all the time and now is taking his knowledge and bringing it to his athletes as a coach.
Although Sean recently made the transition to full time coaching, he still finds time to comptete. During the 2013 season, he completed his first Ironman finishing in 8:47:25 (IM Mont Tremblant) and was top Canadian at the North American championship.
Take the opportunity to learn from Sean at the PB swim club, or if you do not live close by, join him weekly on-line for the PB Webcycle during the fall and winter.