Manager, Tester, Instructor
As part of living an active and healthy lifestyle, Kevin did his first triathlon in 1999. Since then it has been a mission of self-discovery to reach
new personal bests, tackle challenging events, and help others live a healthy lifestyle and improve.
Kevin has completed over 50 races of varying distances including several Ironmans, half Ironmans, and marathons. His passion for racing continues
to grow along with his desire to learn more about training and racing and to share that knowledge. He complements his racing experience with
certification as an NCCP triathlon coach. In 2011 Kevin decided to leave his job in the financial services industry and make his part-time coaching
business a full-time career. He's never looked back and his passion for all things coaching, learning, training and racing grows stronger every year.
Kevin has been instructing at WattsUp and coaching individual athletes since 2010. As WattsUp's Manager, Kevin enjoys interacting with the
athletes, learning about their goals and helping them achieve them. He is inspired by the WattsUp athletes and their commitment to improve and make
fitness a priority in their lives.
Adam developed an interest in endurance sports while studying Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Over the next several years he
competed in numerous cycling, triathlon, and running events while developing his coaching skills. It didn't take long before he came to
the humbling conclusion that he made a better coach than an athlete, and is now fond of living by the credo "Some do, and some coach". Between
his personal coaching and establishing/operating WattsUp Cycling, he has helped literally hundreds and hundreds of people become athletes, and
athletes become champions.
RMT, Tester, Instructor
NICK DI CRISTOFARO
Instructor, Bike Mechanic
Miranda entered the sport of triathlon in 2003. Age group success led her to turn pro in 2012, racing primarily the 70.3
(half ironman) circuit for a couple of years. Highlighted by qualifying for and competing in the pro division of the 2013
70.3 World Championships and completing her first Ironman that same year in Arizona. One athletic goal remains: qualify
for and compete in the Ironman Hawaii. Miranda is also a Registered Massage Therapist (having graduated from the
Sutherland-Chan School for Massage Therapy in 2016) and a certified Triathlon Coach.
My passion for cycling started while racing motorcycles (motocross) in my early teens, using the road bike as a form of cross-training as it's a great
low-impact form of exercise. When my motocross career ended, I went out on a limb and tried a road race - and I quickly became hooked on the sport! Drawn
in by the tactical challenges and the need to consistently push the limits, I hired a coach and began to see big gains in my fitness and racing abilities. This
is when I began to really enjoy the process of fine tuning your body for competition, just as though you would modify and tune the engine of a motorcycle
in preparation for a race. With the support of my coach, I worked my way through the ranks and raced with an Elite amateur team in Ontario. During the
winter months I would teach indoor cycling classes and coach other riders - I enjoy motivating and helping others reach their goals.
Fixing and working on bicycles is something that came very naturally to me since I was a motorcycle technician by trade, and have a diploma in
Mechanical Engineering. While in career transition from the motorcycle industry, I worked at one of the GTA's premier road bike shops for a few years
before opening the first Velofix Mobile Bike Shop franchise in Ontario.
I am proud to offer my mechanical services on-site at WattsUp, along with instructing classes this winter. Feel free to ask me any fitness or bike
related questions - I am here to help and I look forward to meeting you soon!
Scott began cycling in the summers as cross training for varsity wrestling while in university. Commuting kept Scott on the bike following graduation, but then he
stepped away from riding for a few years.
In 2012 Scott started riding again, casually and with no real intentions. Some organized riding with local Toronto based clubs turned into joining Midweek
Cycling Club. This quickly led to being hooked on road racing and in turn a constant pursuit of good training. Scott races, volunteers and coaches with his
local club and also instructs at WattsUp in the winter months. He continues to train and chase a Category 1 upgrade on the road.
James began his cycling journey hustling the streets of Toronto as a bicycle messenger in 2009. In 2012 he graduated from Midweek Cycling Club's Learn to
Race program and began his NCCP coach training in 2014. In the same year James upgraded to Elite 2 and won the Master A Provincial Championship Road Race.
James now helps coach at Midweek's Learn to Race program and individually coaches both racing and non-competitive athletes. He especially enjoys coaching
those who are new to the sport of cycling, helping them to feel welcome and confident in their capacity to grow as an athlete.
Having spent his formative years jumping bmx's in neighbourhood forests, Kevin went on to race road and cyclocross as a Junior and Elite in national and
international events. Kevin's time racing at this level marked the transition from traditional coaching towards modern sports science based methods and provides
him with a unique insight and array of tools for improving athlete's performance.
Familiar with the challenge of balancing athletic pursuits with demands of a career and family, Kevin relies on training strategies learned through his
NCCP training, and experience coaching at his local club and several years of coaching individual elite and recreational riders. Kevin has a keen interest in
nutrition and physiology and enjoys supporting individuals and groups across all levels in pursuit of their goals.
Steve has always valued an active lifestyle, ranging from a decade of both hockey and then skateboarding, to his first triathlon in 2010. After
years of competing in open water swim races, 10k's and half-marathons, as well as many triathlons, Steve decided to join Midweek Cycling Club's "Learn
to race" program in 2014 and focus strictly on cycling.
Steve has since rose through the ranks to Elite 2 as of 2018, winning both the Elite 3 Provincial Criterium Championship and the overall Elite 3
Ontario criterium series points winner. After starting his NCCP coach training in 2016, he continues to coach new athletes for Midweek's
Learn-to-race program, where he is passionate about getting newcomers into cycling and racing all while having a great time.
Brenda has always had a keen interest in how the human body works, and so she pursued her studies in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo (UW). With the
research-focused, and multidisciplinary approach to human movement that the UW program offered, Brenda went to further her studies and pursued her grad
studies in Quebec, eventually earning a doctorate specializing in the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Many of the principals she
applies to the workplace, can also be applied to sport.
Brenda entered into the sport of triathlon around 2013, and completed her first Ironman 70.3 in the summer of 2017. Her passion for the sport has grown
over the years. She is looking forward to the opportunity to share her passion, and her knowledge with WattsUp athletes.
Janet is an avid cyclist, runner and triathlete. She has run multiple marathons including Boston and Chicago and competes in all running race distances. She
is part of the Canadian Age Group Triathlon Team where she has represented Canada for the last 5 years at the ITU World Championships. She also enjoys a 70.3 each
summer just for fun, with third place in her age group this year in Muskoka. She cycles with the Morning Glory Cycling Club where she volunteers, swims
with NYAC and runs with the Megan Brown group. Being a mother of three and working full time in HR, you will often see her out early mornings hitting the
pavement. Janet's claim to fame is being in the Guiness Book of World Records with a team of 11 other women who broke the record for the longest distance run
on a treadmill over a 12 hour period.
Marko has been cycling ever since he was a child, starting off on mountain bikes before making the transition to road cycling. In 2011, he discovered the
Morning Glory Cycling Club and has been an avid member since, having raced on the OCA circuit as well as fundraised and participated in cycling events such
as the Ride for Heart, Ride to Conquer Cancer and Tour for Kids.
I always loved cycling as a way to travel under my own power, and in 2011 I completed a coast to coast ride across Canada. After completing that tour, I settled
in Toronto, and decided to get a road bike to have fun going faster on something a bit more responsive than the touring rig. I never looked back, and cycling
has become more and more a defining part of my life.
In 2016 I started road racing in the Ontario cup series, initially just as something to give my training some focus and to get a competitive outlet. It became
much more than that, and now live for racing. The combination of strategy, teamwork, and pushing yourself to your physical limits really appeals to me.
Bike Fit partner
Trevor has been an avid cyclists since he was a kid. He's not sure when it went from a hobby to a career but as he describes it "I just kept doing what was
fun and challenging and one day woke up to discover it was my job." He started racing in the 1990s and soon found himself riding the professional circuit in
North America which he still periodically participates in now in his mid-40s. Racing quickly led to team management taking the reins of the top amateur team
in the US - Team Rio Grande - while he pursued a Masters in Exercise Bioenergetics and Nutrition.
Trevor now splits his time between Toronto where he has a coaching business and works with the Morning Glory Cycling Team and Colorado where he writes
training pieces and hosts a podcast for VeloNews. He's also on the editorial board for the Paleo Diet website. At the core of everything he does, Trevor
enjoys working with athletes of all levels and helping them to get the most out of their training, nutrition, and health.
Scott Judges is the founder and owner of FITT 1ST, a premier and independent bike fitting service in Toronto. Scott has a BSc from the
University of Toronto. He's a member of the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI), and is a Certified SICI Bike Fitting Professional
(the most internationally recognized and comprehensive certification at present). Scott has fit scores of WattsUp athletes on their bikes, from
first timers, to road cyclists, to Ironman triathletes.