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. 

  • Dre is an amazing instructor. He is passionate about yoga and fitness. I have noticed that My fitness and strength levels have improved since attending Dre’s classes. He encourages me to lift progressively heavier weights and pushes me to keep going during every session. Dre ensures that your technique is always correct and will provide a modification to make sure... read more

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    Arielle B.
    Business Analyst, Foresters Financial

    I have worked out most of my life and have never had a more challenging, motivating, amazing workout! Dre is the REAL DEAL!!!! He pushes you in every class and is so knowledgeable!! Give him a try and you will be hooked!!!!

    Taryn f.

    Dre is amazing. He has helped me lose over 20lbs and build more muscle. I have been following his nutritional coaching and working out with him 3 x a week for the past 12 weeks. He really holds you accountable to your goals with bi-weekly tests. If you need help in getting into phenomenal shape, Dre is the guy you... read more

    Peter A.
  • 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.

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    Maya M.

    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... read more

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    Jordana W.

    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... read more

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    John G.
  • Dre is an incredible coach, he is very attentive and inspirational. If you are having an off day, Dre is really good at motivating you to get your ass back on track. He's super supportive and understands challenges that you go through, you give a Dre a obstacle he will sit you down and come up with a solution with... read more

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    Lisa F.

    WOW. That's all I can say about Dre. He's a incredible coach, who really knows how to challenge and inspire you. Just when you think you don't have anymore to give he will push you to your limits, and thank him afterwards. There have been so many times I would just want to give up, but Dre is always right... read more

    Sandra M. Avatar
    Sandra M.

    Dre is an outstanding coach. I'm very active and do a lot of running and started working with Dre so I can get into lifting more and work on my flexibility. Dre has helped me improve issues I was having with my back and hamstrings with his stretch sessions, my back has always been really bad but after just one... read more

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    Amy L.
  • 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... read more

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    Heather F.

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

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    Andrew B.

    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... read more

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    Tiffany L.
  • Pushes and encourages everyone to go beyond their max in classes. His uniqueness by adding yoga moves into the workout makes it more challenging and his energy throughout the entire hour is motivating!

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    Sara J.

    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... read more

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    Susan W.

    If you’re looking to strip some calories, work up a torrential sweat and have a helluva good time, Dre is definitely the coach for you. I’ve only been to a few of his classes, but it just took that first class for Dre to have to positive yet motivating impression on me to continue onward. I’ve been working out consistently... read more

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    Justin B.
  • I've had the pleasure of going to Dre's classes over the last few months and I have loved them! The classes push me to my boundaries physically. The motivation and support Dre gives is so helpful in finding the power to push through. I really enjoy the yoga aspect in the classes as well, I truly feel like I am... read more

    Ashleigh I. Avatar
    Ashleigh I.

    Super engaging trainer. He is very helpful and is always making sure your form is correct. The exercises were diverse and not repetitive. Overall great instructor-- highly recommend!

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    Ro M.

    Dre's classes are the most challenging that I have ever experienced. Although I have called him a few uncomplimentary names while in the thick of it, I am grateful for his professional expertise and ability to take me to the next level even when I think I'm done. He is both encouraging and relentless with the added bonus of being... read more

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    Tania M.
  • 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!!

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    Hay L.

    I always enjoy going to Dre’s classes as they are like no other! The yoga at the beginning and during the cool down is a unique way of incorporating strength and flexibility training. Dre always motivates you while paying attention to everyone else in the class ensuring we all get the most out of our workout! I always look forward... read more

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    Meryl B.

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

    Lily B. Avatar
    Lily B.
  • 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!!!

    Dori L. Avatar
    Dori L.

    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!!!!

    Anne T. Avatar
    Anne T.

    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!

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    Paige T.
  • Dre is incredible! He is very knowledgeable in his profession. He makes the time fly by. He is patient, understanding and fun to be with. He is gentle but firm. There is a peaceful, restful aura that surrounds him which makes you want to please him by pushing that much harder. Richard Simmons used to say that you're not working... read more

    Leslie G. Avatar
    Leslie G.

    Dre is an excellent trainer! I’ve been to multiple studio gyms with various classes over the past 3 years — Dre’s class is my favourite. He makes sure my technique and form is correct, and always pushes me further than I think I’m capable of. The yoga and stretching is a perfect warm-up and cool down. Thanks Dre! �

    Ashley P. Avatar
    Ashley P.

    Loved Dre's class. Incredibly challenging, he's crazy knowledgable and extremely motivating! Definitely will be be back!

    Kellie S. Avatar
    Kellie S.
  • Awesome teacher and class!! Get ready to sweat!!!!

    Ali L. Avatar
    Ali L.

    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!

    Talia L. Avatar
    Talia L.

    Dre is super inspirational and an incredibly strong and motivating instructor. He pushes you to go beyond your own limits because he is there to support you 100% of the way. If you want to challenge yourself physically and mentally then try his classes. You will be amazed at what you can really do when you step outside your comfort... read more

    Shayna S. Avatar
    Shayna S.

  • WOW. That's all I can say about Dre. He's a incredible coach, who really knows how to challenge and inspire you. Just when you think you don't have anymore to give he will push you to your limits, and thank him afterwards. There have been so many times I would just want to give up, but Dre is always right... read more

    Sandra M. Avatar
    Sandra M.
  • Dre is super inspirational and an incredibly strong and motivating instructor. He pushes you to go beyond your own limits because he is there to support you 100% of the way. If you want to challenge yourself physically and mentally then try his classes. You will be amazed at what you can really do when you step outside your comfort... read more

    Shayna S. Avatar
    Shayna S.
  • 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... read more

    Susan W. Avatar
    Susan W.
  • 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!

    Talia L. Avatar
    Talia L.
  • Dre’s class was challenging, fast paced and exactly what I needed to regenerate my fitness goals! No blood but lots of sweat, and laughter instead of tears. He’s a great motivator and pushes you to keep going, never give up! 💪🏼🧘🏼‍♀️You’ll be so proud of yourself after the class! His power of positivity stays with you even after you’ve gone... read more

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    Tanya S.
  • Dre's workouts are intense and rewarding. Highly recommend you try his classes!

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    Esther W.
  • Dre’s workouts definitely push and challenge me. I love how he incorporates power yoga into his classes as well as a substantial stretch and cool down at the end. I have definitely seen a significant improvement in my strength and stamina as a result of his exercises. He uses weights in his circuit training that push you out of your... read more

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    Eleni M.
  • Awesome teacher and class!! Get ready to sweat!!!!

    Ali L. Avatar
    Ali L.
  • 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... read more

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    Diana N.
  • Dre’s an amazing teacher! His classes are very challenging but so rewarding and he always encourages you to do your best!!

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    Lily B.