Hey friend! I’m Dre, the dude behind This Yogi Lifts.

I’m here to inspire + fuel you, so you can set the world on FIRE.

What’s the story behind This Yogi Lifts?

I  began my journey into yoga with the intent to discover new modalities that could improve my physique and functionality in movement. I was aware of the benefits it would have for my strength training (greater gains, improve stability, better mind-muscle connection), but I wasn’t yet aware of the tremendous effect it would have on my mindset, and other areas of my life as a result.

That’s when I created This Yogi Lifts.

But I’m not just some guy who lifts and does yoga.
I’m a guy who’s passion is to lift others, to elevate their minds, to stir their passions. I want to ignite something so powerful within, that it leads to a shift.
I’ve helped thousands of people achieve their goals over the past 12 years, and I want to help you reach your full potential and reveal your best self now.

You’re here for a change, and ready to create something new for yourself.

Whether you’re looking for a health and fitness SHIFT or to ELEVATE and create a stronger mindset, you’re in the right place — and I’m honoured that you want to include me in your process.

Let’s begin.

By choosing to work with me, you’re choosing to show up big, and I hold you accountable for reaching your goals. We’ll work together and make sure you’re always on track.

There will be challenges, but we’ll face them together and come up with real solutions, from start to finish.

Let’s collaborate, grind it out, and create something spectacular.

Here’s a few of the things I specialize in:

  • Baptiste Yoga Teacher (L1)
  • ACSM – CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
  • NSCA – CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
  • ISSA – CFT (Certified Fitness Trainer), SSC (Strength Conditioning Specialist)
  • ISSA – SET (Specialist in Exercise Therapy), SPN (Specialist in Performance Nutrition)
  • Precision Nutrition – PN1 (Certified Nutritionist)
  • Functional Movement Screen Practitioner
  • Fascial Abrasion Technique Practitioner

On The Horizon

  • 2019 Baptiste Level 2
  • 2019 Fascial Stretch Therapist

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Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about me. 

  • 5 star review  Dre is the man when it comes to improving body composition. I had hit a plateau with my own results, Dre made some minor modifications to my training and diet and I got leaner without losing my size. He's more than a trainer, he genuinely cares about his clients. I would highly recommend him.

    thumb Corey Green
    12/30/2017

    5 star review  Dre's class is always challenging, love the combination of yoga, weights and cardio, Always full of energy, you leave feeling like to had the best workout!!!!

    thumb Anne Tuszynski
    2/21/2018

    5 star review  Dre’s an amazing teacher! His classes are very challenging but so rewarding and he always encourages you to do your best!!

    thumb Lily Bloom
    6/10/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre is an amazing instructor and his classes are incredible! Was hooked to his classes immediately. He is always encouraging and pushes you to give that extra bit of effort!

    thumb Paige Taksa
    2/20/2018

    5 star review  I highly recommend Dre's classes - He understands the needs of athletes and I feel that his classes are a great way to round out full body strength and mobility.

    thumb Michael Ma
    1/26/2018

    5 star review  Dre is simply awesome! He makes sure you give 100% every single time you are with him. Don't even try to slack around, he will come get after you. He's aggressive when he needs to be but he also knows when he needs to turn it down a notch. He trains smart and I can respect that, because it's not always about doing a million reps of something. That's something I have learned with him, Dre always emphasizes quality over quantity. If you're in the search of someone professional, who can get you results you want, Dre is the way to go.

    thumb Kennedy Williams
    12/30/2017
  • 5 star review  Dre sets the mood with great tunes. Along with his teaching, you really enjoy how he lengthens the poses to make sure you maximize each breathe. Highly recommend to add this to your routine to protect and strengthen your body! ���

    thumb Edward Lee
    1/24/2018

    5 star review  I’ve been taking Dre’s classes for a few months now and they are consistently challenging. Dre’s intentions are to always drive the class to push forward and take it to the next level.

    thumb Heather Cohen-Spiegelman
    2/01/2018

    5 star review  Amazing classes that challenge me every time I take one. I highly recommend him!

    thumb Shawn Solomon
    1/08/2018
  • 5 star review  Absolutely love Dre's yoga classes! I've never been motivated to go to yoga classes, but Dre has got me hooked - he varies the speed and intensity and I always feel like relaxed and energized after. I'm adding his classes into my weekly routine, as I want to make sure I stay injury free this season. And did I mention that he has the most awesome jams ever?!?

    thumb Diana Nicorescu
    2/01/2018

    5 star review  Dre's yoga class is amazing, when you see a big dude like him you are shocked he's a yoga teacher lol But there is so much benefit from doing yoga and Dre is walking proof of that. Yoga is not something I would routinely do, but after doing Dre's yoga class I have it scheduled weekly now. I feel amazing after class and it's not boring and Dre always has an amazing playlist. It's definitely not your typical yoga you always see.

    thumb John Garvey
    7/28/2018

    5 star review  Dre is extremely motivating with tough love. His workout is the kind of challenge that leaves you feeling like you couldn’t have been more productive in the last hour.

    thumb Erica Bee
    2/01/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre disproves the dichotomy we sometimes perceive between strength and mobility. Balance is key to overall health, and he leads by example.

    thumb Mike Wies
    1/23/2018

    5 star review  Dre helped me loose over 12 pounds in the matter of 2 months. I don’t think i could’ve done this without his help. He pushed me to my limits and beyond what i thought I could do. If you want someone thats going actually help you get better and open your eyes to the fitness world go to him!

    thumb Ali Karadag
    12/30/2017

    Dre is super coach, he really know what he is talking about. I love the combination of fitness, yoga and mindfulness that Dre brings into his training programs. He understands that some of the biggest challenges we face are not just physical but mental as well. I would highly recommend Dre if you are seriously looking for change.

    thumb Maya Mits
    8/06/2018
  • 5 star review  I wish I would have started seeing Dre YEARS ago! He's amazing and he knows wtf he is doing. He's very knowledgable and uber inspiring, his positivity is contagious and I just love him for that. Client or as a friend, Dre is one of those people you should have in your life. Very thankful our paths crossed, his impact on how I view things have changed alot for the better, he really lives up to his "This Yogi Lifts" name. You will not regret working with Dre!

    thumb Tiffany Lorenzo
    6/24/2018

    5 star review  Getting to new fitness levels with Dre !! His balanced approach is key to injury free gains. #tempeh

    thumb Andrew Bordin
    6/28/2018

    5 star review  Dre is the type of coach you have that love hate relationship. He calls you out on your fluff and holds you accountable to make sure you do what you need to do. It's not always pretty, he came to my home one time to make sure I didn't skip a workout. He goes out of his way to make sure you succeed.

    thumb Nicole Millen
    12/30/2017
  • 5 star review  Dre’s class was a perfect combination of power yoga, strength building, and a kickass fitness class. My arms were jelly by the end but it felt so amazing to complete the workout and come out with a huge smile! Highly recommend this class for those who love yoga and want to feel strong and empowered!

    thumb Carley Butler
    1/28/2018

    5 star review  Dre's class was my first Power Yoga class, and it was awesome! He made it fun, and exhilarating! I literally left it all on my mat, but felt like a million bucks afterwards. Will definitely be back for more! Namaste

    thumb Jenn Ellard
    1/28/2018

    5 star review  I have been going to Dre's early morning classes. While I dread the early wake-up and the challenge ahead, I always leave his classes in a sweat and feeling that I had an amazing workout and stretch. Dre takes the time to ensure that everyone's positioning and form are correct. He modifies for those who require and further challenges those that are able. Dre is very motivating and he pushes us for every minute of the class. There is no time wasted. I strongly recommend that you try Dre's classes!

    thumb Jordana Weinstein
    8/02/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre is an amazing coach, we have been working together for the last several months and my composition has changed dramatically. I've lost bodyfat and increased my lean muscle all in a matter of months. I've had trainers in the past and they seem to just go through the motions. Dre has been very supportive and genuinely wants to see you succeed. Thanks to Dre I finally have abs! lol He is really on the ball when it comes to holding you accountable, and very, very, very inspiring when you need a pick me up. I would definitely recommend Dre, and in fact I have connected friends of mine with him already.

    thumb Susan Wilkins
    6/24/2018

    5 star review  Dre's workouts are intense and rewarding. Highly recommend you try his classes!

    thumb Esther Willinger
    1/23/2018

    5 star review  If you are looking for motivation and positivity... he’s your man ! He will push you past your limits even when you complain like a baby � what an amazing workout and friendly environment! You must go try ! �

    thumb Bev Cohen
    1/17/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre is amazing! Looking forward to tomorrow’s DOMS... I know it’s coming, I can feel it 🙂 I haven’t had a workout this challenging in a long time... Loved it and hated it at the same time, but afterwards the sense of accomplishment was amazing! If you are looking for a seriously good trainer, look no further, Dre is your man!

    thumb Talia Lyons
    2/07/2018

    5 star review  Our running team had a great session with Dre. He tailored our class to be restorative to help us recover from all the mileage we run, and touched on the typical issues runners deal with. He also had a great playlist that gave the class a different vibe and way more enjoyable for those who are not as familiar with yoga.

    thumb Rejean Chiasson
    1/29/2018

    5 star review  Dre is the best! He will call you out on things and push you to do your best even when you are resistant and are an epic complainer lol He takes the time to figure out what you really need and what. I have worked with trainers in the past and Dre is by far the best I have been with! If you want to be the best you can be, Dre is the guy I would recommend

    thumb Amanda Reynolds
    12/30/2017
  • 5 star review  Dreeee is a fantastic coach to have on your side. He's a very good listener and understands any concerns you may have. He believes things are always "workable" you will hear that alot. Excuses? He will call you out on a lot of things, but this is what makes him an amazing coach. He will tell you things you probably don't want to hear but you need to hear. Dre is more than just an amazing trainer, he delves deeper into what hinders you from achieving your goals. Dre has changed my views on a lot of things and for the better, if you want someone is knowledgeable, inspiring, and you desire a change to be at your best, Dre is the one you need to seek.

    thumb Heather Farmer
    7/08/2018

    5 star review  I have worked with numerous trainers in the past and Dre just raises the bar. He really sets himself apart with this genuine empathy and his ability to inspire you to show up big. Dre is more than just a trainer, he's a game changer. He has challenged me in ways I didn't feel comfortable but when it was all said and done I am all the better for it. Thank you Dre for always being an inspiration 🙂

    thumb Kristy Elizabeth
    1/06/2018

    5 star review  Dre is an awesome trainer who motivates and pushes you to your max, especially when he knows you are slacking and have more gas left in the tank. His classes are extremely well thought out and target the entire body, leaving you with a feeling of accomplishment at the end. His music is also top notch, which always helps in getting you through an intense workout!

    thumb Steph Kouyoumdjian
    1/03/2018

  • 5 star review  I have been going to Dre's early morning classes. While I dread the early wake-up and the challenge ahead, I always leave his classes in a sweat and feeling that I had an amazing workout and stretch. Dre takes the time to ensure that everyone's positioning and form are correct. He modifies for those who require and further challenges those that are able. Dre is very motivating and he pushes us for every minute of the class. There is no time wasted. I strongly recommend that you try Dre's classes!

    thumb Jordana Weinstein
    8/02/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre’s class was a perfect combination of power yoga, strength building, and a kickass fitness class. My arms were jelly by the end but it felt so amazing to complete the workout and come out with a huge smile! Highly recommend this class for those who love yoga and want to feel strong and empowered!

    thumb Carley Butler
    1/28/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre is an amazing coach, we have been working together for the last several months and my composition has changed dramatically. I've lost bodyfat and increased my lean muscle all in a matter of months. I've had trainers in the past and they seem to just go through the motions. Dre has been very supportive and genuinely wants to see you succeed. Thanks to Dre I finally have abs! lol He is really on the ball when it comes to holding you accountable, and very, very, very inspiring when you need a pick me up. I would definitely recommend Dre, and in fact I have connected friends of mine with him already.

    thumb Susan Wilkins
    6/24/2018
  • 5 star review  I started training with Dre three weeks ago. After trying a series of other trainers he is definitely the best trainer I've worked with in Toronto. He is very knowledgeable about fitness and health and his workouts are amazing. In additional to his workouts he's very very knowledgable on nutrition. I already dropped 6lbs and feel stronger and healthier. If you're looking for an amazing coach, Dre is the one!!

    thumb Melissa Kaufman
    1/06/2018
  • 5 star review  Getting to new fitness levels with Dre !! His balanced approach is key to injury free gains. #tempeh

    thumb Andrew Bordin
    6/28/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre's yoga class is amazing, when you see a big dude like him you are shocked he's a yoga teacher lol But there is so much benefit from doing yoga and Dre is walking proof of that. Yoga is not something I would routinely do, but after doing Dre's yoga class I have it scheduled weekly now. I feel amazing after class and it's not boring and Dre always has an amazing playlist. It's definitely not your typical yoga you always see.

    thumb John Garvey
    7/28/2018
  • 5 star review  I look forward to Dre's class all week!! The incorporation of yoga at the beginning and end of the workout makes his class so unique! Dre pays attention to every client, helping to push everyone to achieve the most out of their workout. I always leave Dre's class feeling amazing!!

    thumb Haley Leider
    6/13/2018
  • 5 star review  I’ve been doing yoga, fitness and martial arts for over 20 years but no one has every pushed me to the edge more than Dre. As difficult as the class is though it’s just as much fun and inspiring. Love how he incorporates yoga and the music is super motivating too. I look forward to it every week!!!

    thumb Dori La Selva
    6/10/2018
  • Dre is super coach, he really know what he is talking about. I love the combination of fitness, yoga and mindfulness that Dre brings into his training programs. He understands that some of the biggest challenges we face are not just physical but mental as well. I would highly recommend Dre if you are seriously looking for change.

    thumb Maya Mits
    8/06/2018
  • 5 star review  Dre is very committed to his practice and motivates everyone to push beyond their comfort levels! Never disappoints.

    thumb Ashley Moses
    1/02/2018