Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.
"I am a dancer." Jermaine John-Archer comes to Fortius Sport & Health as an experienced dancer and exercise physiologist to lead the ArtisticSTRONG Program as a Strength & Conditioning coach. With a career built on creating longevity in artistic sports and the performing arts, Jermaine has worked with many athletes and artists in a wide range of settings: regional (public and private schools, local dance academies, and figure skating clubs), university (McMaster University), provincial and national (Skate BC, Skate Canada, and national level/Olympic high performance artistic athletes), as well as professional (OHL Cheerleading Squads, professional dance schools/teams/artists, and local professional recording artists and musicians across Canada). Recently, Jermaine has had the annual privilege to coach artistic athletes from all over the world as the head off-ice coach at the international figure skating camp "IceDOME" throughout various locations in Europe.
Jermaine currently coaches the ArtisticSTRONG program, and is actively looking at ways to reach more artistic athletes. He hopes to encourage mindfulness in load management, body & spatial awareness, and movement competency within a strength and conditioning environment to create longevity in artistic sports.
Bachelors of Kinesiology (minor in Biochemistry), McMaster University
Dance (Breakdancing, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballroom, Semi-Pro Salsa and other Latin styles)
Track & Field
Trained and performed with the Collective Of Black Artists (COBA) in Toronto, Ontario, with acclaimed dancers/choreographers Charmaine Headley and BaKari I. Lindsay
Co-Artistic Director for the McMaster Urban Dance Company (through the McMaster Centre for Dance) at McMaster University, with many provincial, national, and international awards and championships at the Ontario University Competition for Hip Hop (O.U.C.H), the American Dance Awards (A.D.A.) University Challenge, and the American College Dance Festival (A.C.D.F.)
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Guest Choreographer for the Ottawa 67's Ice Girls
Choreographer, On-Stage Performance Movement Specialist, and Back-Up Dancer for local recording artists in Ontario
Kinesiologist and Physiotherapy Assistant for the Ottawa School of Dance
Guest Strength & Conditioning Coach for the BC Highland Dancing Association, and for Special Olympics BC (Provincial Figure Skating Team)
Strength & Conditioning Coach for local British Columbia dancers from Team Canada West Dancers, The Dance Lab, Danzmode Productions, and The Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy
Strength & Conditioning Coach and Performance Movement Specialist for Figure Skaters, Ice Dancers, and Pairs Skaters from Skate Canada BC/Yukon with The Vancouver Ice Dance Academy (VIDA), The Champs International Skating Centre of BC, The Burnaby Figure Skating Club, The Coquitlam Skating Club, The Vancouver Skating Club, The Delta Skating Club, and The Connaught Skating Club
Strength & Conditioning Coach and Performance Movement Specialist for Olympic, National, and International Figure Skating and Ice Dance Champions with Team Finland, Team Japan, Team Korea, Team Estonia, and Team Canada
Off-Ice Coach and Performance Movement Specialist for the International Figure Skating Camp "IceDOME"
Lead of the ArtisticSTRONG Program and Strength & Conditioning Coach, Fortius Sport & Health