Randy Smith

Owner and Founder of BodySmith International: Sport Performance Training and Sports Medicine Clinic

Courses: Training, Coaching, and Mentoring Athletes: In-Season Maintenance and Recovery, Training, Coaching, and Mentoring Athletes: Off-Season Training for Success

 

  • ISSA certified personal trainer
  • ISSA certified specialist in performance nutrition
  • Precision nutrition coach

Randy came to Canada from his native Jamaica in January of 1971. A few days later, he saw his first NHL game the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the California Golden Seal. He fell in love with the game and wanted to learn to skate, so he could play hockey.

His family later moved to the town of Newmarket, north of Toronto, in 1975 where Randy played AAA hockey for Newmarket. At the end of his first year in Midget AAA hockey, Randy made the decision to stop hockey and follow another passion – the game of basketball. Randy practiced basketball extensively from grade 9 to 13, to the point where he was a York Region all-star each year, and he was offered a basketball scholarship in his grade 13 year to Division 1 Niagara State Purple Eagles. Due to circumstances, Randy had to de-commit to his scholarship but he started to focus on another sport: football. He became very good at the game.

In 1981, Randy went on to play football for the Seneca Braves Football team. From '81 to '83 the team won the Ontario and Canadian Football Championships. Randy also spent time training for track and field.  He trained at the University Of Toronto Track Club. The track club was run by Andy Higgins, who at the time was one of Canada’s Olympic track coaches, and head track coach at the University of Toronto. Randy also spent a lot of time with jumping coach Zulton, learning how to be a good long and triple jumper. During this time, Randy learned a lot about training and preparation for track from two of the Canada’s best coaches at the time. His early commitment to sport, both playing and being coached at such a high level, has allowed Randy to train and coach his clients to the successes that they have achieved year after year.

Randy has progressively amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge over the last 30 years in the fitness industry. Randy was the strength and conditioning coach for the Stouffville Spirit Jr. A hockey team from the 2003 to 2009-2010 season. During this time, the team won the North division, Northwest Conference Championships and made the Ontario finals. Randy also spent 2 years with South Central Coyotes minor midget program, one year with the South Central Coyotes bantam program and one year with the Jr. Canadians atom program.

Randy has trained numerous top athletes from: NCAA, NHL, AHL, OHL, QMJHL, Tennis Canada, Field Hockey Canada, Mountain Bike Canada, Snow Board Canada, Ontario Ski Team, Hockey Canada U17, U18, World JR., Team Canada Trampoline. He ensured that they took the right steps to achieve their athletic dreams. He has created the perfect motivational atmosphere to develop strong and determined young athletes, while also maintaining a caring relationship with his clients.

Many young athletes have stayed with Randy right up until and throughout their professional or college sporting careers, providing a strong testament to the success these athletes have had with him. Just a few of the players that Randy has trained throughout their athletic years include:

  • Steven Stamkos – from age 13 to his first year in the NHL. He is currently with Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Michael Del Zotto – from age 13 to his first year in the NHL. He is currently with New York Rangers.
  • John Mcfarland – from age 15 to present. He was drafted in the 2 round by Florida Panthers of the 2010 draft.
  • Julian Melchiori – from age 12 to present. He was drafted in the 3 round by Atlanta Tharshers of the 2010 NHL draft.

Randy has dedicated his entire life to sports and is passionate about teaching and providing mentorship to others to help them achieve their career goals.