Co-founder, Assistant Trainer
Dante is a grade 10 student and aspiring fitness trainer. He has lost over 40 pounds and worked out over 200 days in a row. His work ethic inspires athletes around the world by showing you can overcome significant challenges with hard work and dedication. He loves working out and gets the most excited when he sees new athletes improve their fitness.
Dante is passionate about sports, fitness and his family. Whatever the sport (NBA, NFL, NHL, curling, tennis …) he loves talking about the latest games and who’s going to win. He claims he is the best hearts player in his family, although this claim is disputed by the rest of the Johnson’s. What’s not in contention is that Dante is absolutely the best hugger.
Co-founder, Head Instructor
Mikhail graduated from Graceland University with a degree in Business Administration. He played all 4 years on the Varsity Golf Team on scholarship. He also worked as the Assistant Professional at St. Andrews East Golf Club for years before deciding to follow his passion to become a teacher. He then went on to graduate from Trent University with a degree in Education. He is now an Elementary Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) for the Peel District School Board, with an additional qualification in Special Education.
Mikhail loves all things fitness and sports, including NHL, NBA, NFL, and his absolute favourite is Golf. He is passionate about helping athletes and students be the best version of themselves, as well as making the world a better place for everyone.
The following conversation below between Keegan (more importantly Dante’s dad) and Dante launched Let’s Go Fitness.
Dante “What type of job is it called helping people workout?”
Keegan “It’s called a fitness trainer”
Dante “Is being a fitness trainer a good job?”
Keegan “YES” (holding back tears)
Dante “I want to be a fitness trainer”
Keegan (To himself) “I need to create a program so Dante can be a fitness trainer”
In a previous life, Keegan was co-founder and President of Ethoca, an e-Commerce fraud management company. He helped grow the company from an idea founded at a Poker game to a 100-person company sold to Mastercard. After learning his son had a rare genetic disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), Keegan co-founded a charity named the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Canada. Their One SMALL Step walkathons have raised over $5 Million internationally for PWS research.
Keegan graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Computer Science degree and a minor in Physics, where he was the co-captain of the men’s basketball team. He is passionate about helping people chase excellence, makes lots of mistakes and enjoys coaching basketball and thinking about new ways to change the world.
Abby has had a passion for exercise her whole life, where she began as a competitive dancer, competed as a Varsity rower, and is now a certified CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist. Her current studies are through Brock University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. Outside of fitness, she loves to learn new things, travel, spend time outside, and spend time with friends and family.
One of the most important things to her is having the drive to share the benefits that fitness brings, especially when implementing it into the lives of people with intellectual and motor disabilities. She strives to remind people that your abilities do not define your limits. Her inspiration is her grandmother, who has passed and had Parkinson’s Disease. Watching her grandmother's quality of life decline inspired her to learn about ways to reverse that in others. From her studies, it has become well known that exercise has an immense amount of benefits, both physically and mentally, and she hopes to continue to share this with everyone. She is so overjoyed to be on this journey with everyone at Let’s Go Fitness, and is grateful to be a part of such a wonderful, positive community, where all of the athletes are winners everyday!
Jane is a certified Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor for Let's Go Fitness. One of her favorite things to do is yoga with her sister, who has Prader-Willi syndrome. She loves teaching yoga and building relationships with individuals with different abilities. She also loves being a part of Let's Go Fitness because she gets to do one of her favorite things and meet amazing people. Her hope is to do yoga with you soon!