Bluffs Performance Athletics is a not-for-profit, Scarborough-based performance fitness company. Our focus is to provide leading edge fitness experiences in vastly underserved Scarborough. Our decision to invest in Scarborough is out of recognition of the beautiful green spaces that abound and serve as the best fitness terrain anywhere in Toronto.
Poorly characterized for some time now, we felt it necessary to show to the community that there is good reason to be proud of Scarborough. Clustering a menu of play filled, fitness opportunities right on Bluffer’s Beach, we train, teach, educate and celebrate an investment in self-care, environmental awareness, and community leadership.
Our aim is to ensure that all of our clients, young and old, appreciate the importance of examining life from a broad perspective. Our view of our selves is complete only when we have incorporated the needs of others. In doing so we learn to care for our bodies intelligently, we ensure the natural space (that is our privilege to have and use) is left in better condition than when we arrived and lastly, each of us is responsible for strengthening the voice of Scarborough and play an active role in supporting that endeavor whenever possible.
As such, Bluffs Performance has worked actively with the City of Toronto to ensure our efforts are successful. We have and will continue to play an active role in community meetings that have revolved around park improvements, enhanced business development and as Stakeholders in the Scarborough Waterfront Project.
We see no reason for parents to drive their kids 2 hours north or into the heart of downtown during rush hour to gain access to programming that rightfully belongs in our own community.
Our objectives are:
- Create a professional, inclusive base for residents to participate in athletic activities, encouraging community engagement and environmental awareness.
- Educate children, youth and adults in the importance of physical literacy, community leadership, environmental awareness and injury prevention.
- Participate in community planning opportunities.
- Provide athletic programs accessible to children, youth and adults. Establish a recreational athletics company for the betterment of community residents.
WADE MCALISTER – CO-OWNER/FOUNDER
CCW, NCCP TRIATHLON COACH, NCCP OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING 1, CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR, TRX INSTRUCTOR, JOGA LEVEL 1 CERTIFIED, PADDLE CANADA BASIC OPEN-WATER SUP INSTRUCTOR, CAN-BIKE INSTRUCTOR
Wade has an extensive 25 years of professional history providing youth progamming in diverse settings that range from clinical inpatient care, to municipal programming, to private companies interested in community outreach initiatives.
Wade is passionate about providing quality, well-researched, performance fitness programming and merging the concepts around self-care with the surrounding community.
HILLAR SORRA – Co-OWNER/FOUNDER
B of Ed, CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, NCCP LEVEL 1 VOLLEYBALL, NCCP LEVEL 1 BASKETBALL, NCCP LEVEL 1 MULTI-SPORT COACH, PADDLE CANADA BASIC OPEN-WATER SUP INSTRUCTOR
Hillar is a teacher turned entrepreneur with an incredibly broad base of experience working with youth of all ages. Combined with his own history as a decathlete, high-jumper and a CIAU finalist with U of T’s volleyball team, Hillar takes a completely innovative and creative approach to training and coaching. He’s dedicated to developing balanced athletes with exposure to a wide range of activity that guides them to their sport of choice later in life.
Board of Directors
- Wade McAlister
- Hillar Sorra,
- John McLachlan
- Domenic Scavuzzo
- Peter Sorra