Our Team

Danny Diaz, BPE

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Olympic Lifting Coach 

Certifications:

  • BPE

  • CSCS, CSEP-CPT, CFSC-LVL 1, NASM-PES, FMS 1

  • CPDS, CSAC, CWPC, 

Athletics has played a large role in Danny's life.  Growing up, Danny played high level soccer and football. During his football career, Danny enjoyed many successes, including provincial and national championships at the high school level, and positions with the Edmonton Huskies (CJFL) and the University of Alberta (CIS).  Danny has won numerous awards recognizing him for his individual achievements in athletics.  Danny coached with the Edmonton Huskies (CJFL) as a Receiver Coach, he worked with various level of athletes. 

Danny graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta, majoring in Sports Performance & Physical Activity.  His love of sports and of training drove his passion to learn and be better so that he can, in turn, help progress his clients to reach their goals. 

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Danny has trained a variety of people including: amateur, professional, and Olympic athletes, as well as the general fitness population.  No matter what your ability level, Danny is here to help you achieve your fitness and performance goals.

Serhat Yayla, MSc

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Olympic Lifting Coach

Certifications:

  • MSc

  • UEFA-B, CSCS, EXOS-PES, CFSC-LVL 1, FMS 1&2

  • CPDS, CSAC, CWPC

Serhat played professional soccer in the TURKISH SUPER LEAGUE for 5 years. He was also part of Turkish National Team for the 2002 World Cup Finals.

 

After his career ended, Serhat completed his bachelor degree in Sport Performance and Coaching. He also attended a program in Human Kinetics. He has worked as an assistant coach for Turkish Olympic Weightlifting Team for 2 years with 3x Olympic Champion Halil Mutlu.

 

During his master’s program Serhat had a chance to work  as an assistant instructor, as well as a primary instructor for undergrad courses at University of Alberta. He has worked with Golden Bears Soccer as an assistant coach, and with the Green and Gold Soccer Academy. Serhat was also a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the High Performance and Research Centre at the U of A.

 

Serhat has been coaching for 10 years. He is very passionate about coaching and has worked with a wide range of athletes from professional soccer, football and hockey players to Olympic lifters, powerlifters, to the general population that want to learn and grow.

Cam Oshea

Performance Coach

Certifications:

  • BPE

  • CFSC-LVL 1

Cam attended the University of Alberta where he received a degree in Physical Education, majoring in Sports Performance.  He is also a Certified Functional Strength Coach and is working on completing his Precision Nutrition Coaching Certification.  

Cam attended the University of Alberta where he received a degree in Physical Education, majoring in Sports Performance.  He is also a Certified Functional Strength Coach and is working on completing his Precision Nutrition Coaching Certification.  

 

He has amassed a wealth of experience in sports performance and personal training in Edmonton, Calgary, USA, China and New Zealand.  Working with everyone from elite athletes trying to gain a competitive edge, to everyday people trying to lose a few pounds, he has helped countless people improve their movement and live healthier lives.  

 

Cam’s main focus with his clients is to get them to move well so that they can enjoy and excel at the activities that are important to them.


Cam can be contacted at cam@elevatesp.ca

Ryan Morley, BKIN

Performance Coach

Certifications:

  • BKIN

  • CSEP, CPT

Ryan grew up playing a variety of sports throughout his early high school years. Unfortunately, he ended his senior year with a partially torn Deltoid Ligament in his ankle. This took him on a journey to recovery. From experience, Ryan can relate to individuals regarding the mental and physical impacts an injury can have on an individual. 
 
Ryan has been coaching for 6 years, his first 2 years were more general health and pre/post rehab exercise, as well as working with chronic pain and illness'. 


Ryan's passion for strength training grew the more he pursued higher education at the University of Alberta taking his Bachelor of Kinesiology with a Concentration in Sport Performance. This is when athletic training and strength training became more of an influential part of his coaching career. 
 
Ryan has worked with a large variety of the population ranging from general health/public, clients with chronic disease, college and amateur athletics, and youth. This has allowed him to experience many different exercise techniques over the years to best prescribe and deliver strength training to all clients needs and goals to the best of his ability. 

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