Our Vision is to Provide the Athletes We Serve Ethical Performance Enhancement

Simply put, we get results while providing an exceptional training experience through an intense but friendly environment that promotes trust, perseverance, and awareness of healthier lifestyle choices among staff and customers. We are committed to providing athletes with systems to achieve World-Class performance.

For athletes and those committed to achieving greater outcomes, LPS Athletic Centre provides an elite performance training culture and philosophy.

This is done by offering superior strength and conditioning, nutrition and recovery methods to assist athletes in reaching their goals, with an emphasis on providing continuing education that raises the standards of our coaching staff. In addition, we strive to establish open communication with various sport organizations to ensure the athlete’s needs are identified and addressed. All of this is supported by providing our passionate coaching team a satisfying work environment that is fair, productive and driven by results.



We approach our work with an open mind, positivity and enthusiasm. We serve our fellow coaching staff members and clients with innovation. We display commitment to optimizing performance.


We do what needs to be done. We welcome challenges. If necessary, we seek help in order to overcome obstacles.


We seek and maintain the accommodating relationships we already have by practicing communication, awareness, listening and positivity.


We look for and encourage the strengths of others. We consistently seek to consider the needs of others and the work environment.


We continually seek opportunities to improve ourselves and the workplace. We remain open to share ideas. We are receptive to receive new ideas of others. We will apply superior ideas.


We respect our time and care for other people’s time. We pursue the most efficient way of successfully executing a task well. We are committed to serving our fellow coach members and clients with attentiveness and positivity. We are results oriented and performance driven.


Clance Laylor, Founder & Master Strength Coach

As one of only four PICP Level 5 Master Strength Coaches in Canada, Clance Laylor has emerged as one of the most respected names in professional strength and performance training.

Founder of the Athlete Activation System Strength Coaches Certification, a complex, systematically periodized athletic development approach that has maximized the performance of elite athletes from a variety of sports.

A secret weapon of top Olympians, competitive athletes, coaches, and driven professionals alike, Laylor’s reputation as a tough, no-nonsense Trainer skyrocketed with the success of his young client P.K. Subban. The star defenceman of the Montreal Canadiens trained with Laylor from his early days in the OHL through the NHL draft to his recent win of the coveted Norris Trophy and an Olympic Gold at Sochi in 2014 as part of Team Canada.

In addition to Subban, Laylor also trains key NHL players on teams such as the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins while working closely with leading coaches – from rugby to weightlifting — to develop programs to optimize the performance of their athletes.

He has also been responsible for the strength and conditioning training of Braxton Papadopoulos, Gold Medalist in the 63 kg class of women’s wrestling at the 2015 Pan American Games and medal favorite for the 2016 Olympics.

Under his tutelage, Laylor’s own 20-year old daughter, Maya Laylor, has developed into the reigning Canadian junior weightlifting champion and record holder and is favored to represent Canada at the Olympics in 2016.

Background & Methodology

Laylor’s approach is set apart by his tough, results-driven approach and science-based methodology. A former sprinter who suffered a career-ending injury, he went on to train with some of the best strength coaches in the world, including Charlie Francis, Charles Poliquin, and Pierre Roy.

In 2013, he was accredited as a Master Coach through the Poliquin International Certification Program (PICP) putting him in an elite group of 16 coaches worldwide (only 4 in Canada) to have attained this level of excellence.


  • Director of Poliquin Performance Centre, 2007, 2008 (Toronto)
  • Certified Poliquin International Coach (Specialized)
  • Poliquin Instant Muscle Activation Techniques, 2007
  • Sports Specific Training Internship, 2007 (Sweden)
  • Society of Weight Training and Injury Specialists, 2004, 2005
  • Resistance Training Specialist Lecture: Biomechanics and engineering of the musculature, 2004
  • Upper-body functional muscle testing, Lower back, hip and lower extremity functional muscle testing, with Dr. Ken Kinakin, 2003
  • Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports Sciences Association
  • Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition (Specialized), International Sports Sciences Association
  • Certified Specialist in Sports Conditioning (Specialized), International Sports Sciences Association

Before starting his own strength training business in downtown Toronto, he was director of the Poliquin Performance Centre in Toronto. Prior to that, he worked overseas with the Swedish hockey team, training the athletes and developing performance optimization and training programs.

Today he trains both executives and Olympic, professional and amateur athletes at the LPS Athletic Centre in North York, ON.  Laylor has developed this unique LPS Off Season Program to help both professional and amateur athletes improve their strength, power, speed, and conditioning between seasons.

Athlete Activation System Certification

Laylor’s 30+ years of research and development has also led him to co-found & develop the Athlete Activation System (AAS), a complex, systematically periodized athletic development approach that has maximized the performance of elite athletes from a variety of sports.

The fundamental goal of the AAS is to provide strength coaches with the practical and theoretical knowledge that will enable them to achieve optimal results with the athletes they train. This is real world strength and conditioning for athletes, which has been tested and proven at the highest level of competitive sports. It is a direct response to many trendy training methods that pop up so regularly.

In Laylor’s opinion, most of these are simply quick money-making schemes promoting systems or gimmicks that are trying to replace the hard work that is involved in real training for maximum performance.

Weightlifting Foundation

Among his accomplishments, Laylor is most proud of his foundation “Lifters Life” , a non-profit organization that builds awareness and support of weightlifters in Ontario, along with promoting the many benefits of weightlifting for improved sports performance.

Mark Bui, Assistant Head Strength Coach

Mark graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours and a Diploma in Health Promotion. Mark is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CSCS), and a NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Coach. Mark has experience training professional and amateur athletes from a variety of sports. He aims to help athletes achieve their highest level of athletic performance. Since competing and training as a competitive olympic weightlifter, Mark has found the passion and enthusiasm for coaching olympic weightlifting to others.

Mark is a national medalist in olympic weightlifting and holds records in Ontario.


  • NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Coach
  • Athlete Activation System (AAS) Certified Coach
  • Standard First Aid – CPR – AED

Steven Dos Santos, Sprint & Speed Development Coach

Steven is a NCCP certified level 4 coach and his main focus is speed for all sports. He have been coaching for 25 years; trained several national level athletes who have gone on to represent Canada at the international level these are all sprinters.  Steven have also trained football, basketball and baseball players who got scholarships to Universities and/or made professional teams.

Dr. Michael Prebeg, Canada’s Top Sports Chiropractor

Chiropractor Michael Prebeg is co-owner of Sports Therapy Services and founder of Functional Integrated Therapy, an innovative care model that combines chiropractic, acupuncture, active release and myofascial techniques.

Dr. Preberg specializes in treating pro athletes and treats both the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maples Leafs. He’s worked with sports superstars like Darcy Tucker of the Maple Leafs, Jed Lowrie of the Boston Red Sox and Isaac Bruce of the San Francisco 49ers.

Passionate about the health of athletes in Canada and worldwide, Dr. Prebeg has worked with the Goodwill Games, World Track and Field Championships and the World Basketball Championships.

Through his work at Laylor Performance Systems, Dr. Prebeg helps executives and pro athletes reach their fitness goals faster using safe and effective training techniques customized to each individual.

Dr. Trevor Vander Doelen, Sports Chiropractor

Dr. Trevor Vander Doelen uses an innovative approach to human movement assessment to offer the most effective methods of correction, education, and performance maximization. He consults with athletes of all sports and skill levels to help them reach their full potential by managing current injuries, preventing future injuries, and maximizing their performance.

He is currently expanding his sport-specific expertise, pursuing a fellowship as a Sports Specialist Chiropractor through the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences, and a Masters of Rehabilitation Science through the University of British Columbia. He also consults with athletes from the NBA, NCAA, NHL, and CFL and is the Team Doctor at the Athlete Institute Basketball Academy in Orangeville, ON.

At LPS Athletic Centre, he works alongside the strength coaches to maximize the performance output of their athletes.

Dr. Fred Hui, Physician

Physician Fred Hui is a consultant to Laylor Performance Systems and author of two books. The first on stress management and the second on Postherpetic neuralgia (a complication of shingles.)

Dr. Hui is a pioneer in his field. Past president of the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, he was one of the nation’s first physicians to use an integrated East – West approach to healthcare.

Dr. Hui teaches at Canada’s top medical schools and hosts his own radio program on AM530 about health maintenance. He frequently appears on CP24, the Michael Coren Show, CTV, Global News and TV Ontario talking about integrated healthcare.

His unique approach to medicine helps Laylor Performance System design training programs customized to each client’s physical needs, lifestyle and philosophy.