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Our WORK

Our Ninja Coaches

Our Mission

To educate and support individuals from youth to adults with their goals in sport and life and empower their ability to solve problems using primal movement practice, mental wellness strategies, formational nutritional strategies, and evidence-based training progressions.

Rebel Gym is a Primal Movement Training Facility offering in-person and remote training programs for Sport and Life.  We take an individualized approach to group training in our Ninja, Parkour, Climbing and Strength Programs.

Our team

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Tyler Belanger

Owner, Founder  & Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Tyler Belanger has been an athlete and competitor his whole life, playing both team and individual sports in all 4 seasons.  

 After playing baseball and earning his teaching degree from Graceland University he moved back to Sault Ste. Marie to begin a career in fitness and education.   

 

Recognizing he can make a greater impact on student's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical health outside of the education system than within, he developed a program combining cognitive enrichment with physical exercise and spent time presenting and implementing this program in gyms and schools across Canada and the U.S.  

 

He opened his own gym in January 2019, Rebel Gym, which operates in two sections,  Ninja and Obstacle training for ages 2 and up and Strength Training for ages 9 and up.  

 

Wanting to focus strength coaching on the development of athletes in Sault Ste Marie, he became a Block One Power Athlete Coach and is using this methodology to empower the performance and unlock the athletic potential of youth, teens, and collegiate athletes as well as help hard-working adults and the ‘Rec League Rebel’ stay injury-free in life and sport. 

 

In the field of education, he continues to work with local school boards implementing programs designed to help students improve emotional regulation and problem-solving skills, and has satellite programs with First Nations Communities. 

Certifications:

  • Ontario College of Teachers 2007

  • Power Athlete Block 1 Coach 

Education:

Bachelor of Education and Coaching

Graceland University 

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Sylas Snider

Special Programs Coordinator Professional Ninja

Sylas Snider grew up involved in sports, particularly gymnastics and martial arts.

 

He is a black belt in Hapkido and was a provincial-level gymnast before he started coaching the Ninja Essentials program at Rebel Gym.

 

The sport of Ninja was a perfect fit for his background in martial arts, gymnastics, and rock climbing.  Coaching ninja led to the opportunity to try the sport for himself and he has been extremely successful thus far. 

During the pandemic, he decided to dedicate himself to becoming a Profesional Ninja Athlete.


Following Rebel Gym's Strength and Conditioning program and training Ninja, he went to UNAA
World Finals in 2021 and placed 2nd in the amateur men’s division.

 

Moving into the Pro division was a simple but not easy choice and through hard work, placed 2nd overall at the Canadian Ninja League National Finals 2022.


Passionate for the sport, he wants to coach Ninja athletes and help them reach their full
potential in this new and growing sport.

While traveling for competitions, he’s been learning
techniques and skills from other professional ninjas and coaches to improve the Rebel Ninja program and grow the sport.

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