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Our Mission

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

 Our Team

Joanie Caron

​​​Originally from Québec, Joanie has been racing professionally on the road for 7 years, and also represented the Canadian National Team many times in the World Cup and other international events. She is one of the few who competed at the highest-level in 3 disciplines (road, track and cyclo-cross). She currently focuses​ on the tandem category, teaming up with former World Champion Robbi Weldon, both sharing the ultimate goal being on top of her game for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Understanding how the human body works in order to develop exercise and testing protocols specific to high-performance is another aspect of her passion. Joanie also has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology, studying the exercise response on type 2 diabetics. Finally, she is the author of more than 200 abstracts for different organizations and is a contributor for various magazines, including Sport et Vie, Vélo Mag et Top Vélo. ​


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Education

  • Master's Degree in Kinesiology, Université Laval (Subject: VO2max, VO2 kinetics and Heart Rate Kinetics in Type 2 Diabetics Without Complications)

 

Athletic History

  • Member of the Canadian National Paralympic Team

  • Profession​​al road racer since 2007

  • Vice Canadian Criterium Champion

 

Research/Academic Interests

  • Limiting factors to human performance

  • Training strategies, monitoring and testing protocol

  • Nutrition and hydration strategies​