The GR Story

Over the last decade, we’ve helped hundreds of clients, both athletes, and non-athletes, improve their lives through training, nutrition, and recovery.

We started to help others because I always remember what it feels like to be helpless. At age 30, I was forced to retire from the NHL with a severe neck injury. Two neck surgeries later, I was no closer to playing hockey again. I had lost my identity and didn’t know where to turn.

Fortunately, I had a friend who pointed me in the right direction, and over the next year, I learned how to eat and train properly. Thanks to that change, I returned to the National Hockey League for another 11 seasons. I took those lessons with me into the second half of my career and stayed committed to my diet and training.

When I retired, I wanted to pass those same lessons to the next generation of players. So we did and continue to do so, but something else changed in my life.

I turned 50 and realized that eating right and training properly isn’t just for athletes. It’s important for everyone to spend time with their family and kids, feel great at work, or be able to swing them for 18 holes.

So that’s where we are today. We do high-performance training for those willing to put in the work. We’re not for everyone, but if you’re committed to real change, not a crash diet fad, we’d love to have you. Whether you’re an athlete or an old-timer like me, it’s a lifestyle we can all live.

Meet the Team behind the Team

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is a 20+ year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner with 1224 games played (910 points including 438 goals and 472 assists) and three NHL All-Star appearances. Since his retirement after the 2008/2009 NHL season, Gary has become a leader in high-performance training and sports nutrition for professional and amateur athletes from Canada, the USA, and international destinations.

Adrian Vilaca

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Adrian has been a strength and conditioning coach for GRHPT since 2011. Adrian graduated from Lake Superior State University with a degree in exercise science. During his time at Lake Superior, he spent a summer doing an internship at Ottawa Athletic Conditioning Centre which connected him to the Gary Roberts team. Adrian is a pro MMA fighter, so when he is not training our athletes in the gym, he is training himself. Adrian is extremely passionate, charismatic, and motivating to work with and have in the gym. He is constantly inventing new and creative training methods to ensure our athletes gain top performance outcome and enjoyment.

Sylvie Tetrault

Holistic Sports Nutritionist Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sylvie Tetrault is a Sports Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), graduating from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Following her degree, she moved to Toronto to pursue her interest in nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, specializing in sports nutrition. Sylvie has been a part of our team since 2011, working with professional athletes (NHL, UFC, Olympians, Ironman etc.) and high performers with a mission to help all her clients find their Inner Athlete through hands on strength training, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching.

We are all capable of performing optimally in our fields and Sylvie uses her background as a competitive athlete to now help others feel unstoppable in their purpose in life. Sylvie believes that how we show up in this world is directly related to how we move, how we feel and what we put into our bodies.

Lucas Azeredo Lobo

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lucas completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Physical Health & Education (Honors) in 2013. During his time at Queen’s he was a member of the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team (2009-2013) and was a member of the Strength & Conditioning Internship Program (2010-2013) where he worked as the Lead Student Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Varsity Women’s Hockey Team and the Varsity Men’s Football Team. During his third year, he completed the Performance Specialist Internship Program at EXOS (Formerly Athlete’s Performance) in Phoenix Arizona. Lucas became a member of the GRHPT team in 2014, and has been with us since.

Brian Duncan

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Brian is a strength and conditioning coach with the Gary Roberts Performance team and brings a welcome smile and professional attitude to every interaction.

He first joined the team as an intern, working with our athletes during our summer off-season program.

Prior to joining us, he interned at Cressey Sports Performance in Massachusetts, where he worked and learned under top industry coaches.

He brings a wide range of experience to the team, having trained athletes from youth levels, up to the collegiate and professional level as well. He holds a BSc. in Kinesiology from Queen’s University and has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA since 2018.