Coming from a strong athletic background, Dane has trained his entire life. He attended Kent Prep school in Connecticut (hockey, football and Lacrosse), followed by St. Lawrence University in New York (football), before his career was cut short due to injury. Dane always envisioned himself in a coaching position, and has taken on that role with his clients.

Dane’s decision to become a Personal trainer stemmed from a near death accident that occurred in November 2011. After months of rehabilitation, he was able to come back stronger than ever. It was then that he decided that he wanted to help others do the same.

Dane has 2 certifications with Canfitpro (including that of an Associate pro Trainer), and is additionally certified as a nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition (the #1 nutrition coaching organization in the World). He also has an ELDOA level 1 certification (Postural exercise technique).

Dane has experience in training a wide variety of clients, from high school athletes working on sports performance, to senior citizens with whom he focuses on pain reduction. He is a firm believer in strength training for all levels. He believes that anyone can benefit from becoming a stronger version of themselves.

He has also worked with over 100 nutrition clients, helping them lose the body fat they wanted, through sustainable and healthy eating methods. Dane prides himself on giving the upmost support and encouragement to his clients, and will often go the extra mile to create an atmosphere that will allow for them to achieve the results they’re after.




From a young age, Jean Destiné had a passion to help people. With the opportunity to combine this passion with his love of fitness, Jean found his calling. After completing his FIT certification, Jean started as a volunteer fitness instructor and began teaching a variety of group fitness classes to persons of all fitness levels. From Muscle Toning and TRX to Cardio Cycle and Cardio Kickboxing, Jean`s classes aimed to challenge his clients to reach their next level of personal fitness.

Jean also became a certified personal trainer through the FIT certification. 12 years later, Jean has trained clients aged 5 to 80 years old. He even had the chance to be a trainer of personal trainers, which involved teaching the basic theory to students and evaluating future instructors. In his career, Jean progressed to Coordinator of the Weight Room, followed by Director of Health & Fitness at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA. Throughout his extensive career in the fitness industry, Jean has always sought to inspire healthy and active lifestyles among his clients and students. He even taught a program for Kindergarten children in an effort to introduce them to fitness and instill in them a healthy lifestyle from an early age.

With a holistic approach to fitness, including a strong emphasis on posture, proper breathing, and movement, Jean’s aim is to help you reach your personal goals. His fitness programs incorporate balance, strength and flexibility. Whether you are looking to lose weight, or to prepare for a competition, Jean will guide, inspire and motivate you to attain your optimal health.




Having played AAA women’s hockey, as well as high levels of soccer, Nicole’s interest in sports and fitness started at an early age. She eventually turned down a scholarship to play hockey in the States, and decided to follow her other passion: Classical piano. Originally from Saskatchewan, her studies brought her to Montreal, and she obtained a Doctorate of Music in Piano Performance in 2018. Nicole remained active throughout all of this, relying on her athletic training to keep her body and her mind healthy.

Wanting more direction and instruction, as well as more extrinsic motivation, Nicole met Dane in 2016 when he became her coach. Eventually, he became her mentor as Nicole’s training improved, her interest in it became more profound, and her passion for athletics swelled. This, along with her enjoyment of working with and helping people, inspired her to become a coach and pursue newfound goals, and in 2017 she joined the team at Paradigm Fitness.

Nicole draws from numerous sources as a trainer, all acquired from her life experiences: her own training, her athletic background, her belief in the body’s and mind’s power, and her experience as a piano teacher. She works well with people, is able to adapt to everyone’s needs, and, just like she pushes herself, encourages clients to prove to themselves how much they really are capable of.

Nicole trains as a powerlifter, and is preparing for her first competition. On top of that, she continues to explore the fitness world through the community at Paradigm, and is presently completing a certification through Precision Nutrition in order to further help clients meet their health goals.




Maraika has an extensive athletic background; she was a competitive gymnast for ten years followed by two years of diving, and participated in her first Crossfit competition last October. She has always been inclined towards teaching as she helped many of her friends growing up learn how to ski, swim, or bike.

In 2014, Maraika had an operation that left her unable to do anything for the better part of a year. After being given the okay, she decided to join a gym for the first time to work on becoming active again. Experiencing both a physical and mental transformation, Maraika realized she wanted to help and empower others to reach their own fitness goals. Maraika is a certified personal trainer with Canfitpro and holds a special affinity for bodyweight exercises, crossfit-esque workouts, and mobility & stretching.

Maraika joined the Paradigm team at the beginning of the gym’s second year and has since worked closely with many of its athletes. Maraika believes that physical and mental health go hand-in-hand and therefore aims to create an environment where people feel confident while working towards their goals. She emphasizes being able to read the individual needs of clients and tailors her coaching style to each person.