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Welcome to Youth Fitness Guy
Hi, my name is David Kittner and I reside in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. As Youth Fitness Guy, I'm passionate about enhancing the physical, emotional and educational well-being of children and youth through daily play, physical activity and athletic development. I work with parents, teachers, school boards, youth sport coaches and fitness trainers to help create a more positive and healthy physical culture in today's fast paced and ever changing world. I'm a Youth Fitness Coach, Athlete Development and Sports Performance Coach, Mental Health Advocate, Speaker, International Workshop Presenter and Author. If you ever have any questions, please contact me.
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Posted on September 29, 2014 in UncategorizedLeave a comment


It was with great delight several months ago I learned I had been nominated for the International Youth Conditioning Association’s 2014 Coach of the Year Award. As part of the nomination process I was required to submit a letter speaking of my journey outlining the reasons as to why I thought I would make a good candidate for Coach of the Year. Here’s the story of my journey: Read more

$1,000 DONATED TO MISSISSAUGA YOUTH GAMES I would like to thank each and everyone of you who voted for me in the Everest Academy S.E.L.F. Awards. Because of your kindness I was able to present a cheque for $1,000 to the Mississauga Youth Games. Pictured here are members of the MY Games Board of Directors and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. Your kindness will make a difference in the lives of children.
2012 EVEREST ACADEMY S.E.L.F. FITNESS AWARD Everyone who supported me has played a huge role in helping to change lives. The Mississauga Youth Games (an amazing charity that provides opportunities for under-served kids to experience the joy of play and sport) will receive $1000 as a result of this win. From the depths of my heart and soul, I sincerely THANK YOU!
David Kittner, Youth Fitness Guy:
  • International Youth Conditioning Association 2014 Coach of the Year
  • Passionate, caring and dedicated with over 20 years experience working with children and youth
  • Truly understands the unique sciences associated with child development and the practical means by which those must be applied to any fitness or sport-based venture
  • Leading authority among more than 2,500 Youth Fitness Specialists that make up the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA)
  • Contributing author to the bestselling book, "The Definitive Guide to Youth Athletic Strength, Conditioning and Performance"
  • Contributor to Ontario Minor Hockey Association's Hometown Hockey Magazine
  • Certified Youth Fitness Specialist, Youth Speed and Agility Specialist and Youth Nutrition Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach with Michael Boyle of Michael Boyle Strength and Conditioning
  • Co-Owner of Prowess Strength and Conditioning in Peterborough, Ontario
  • Trained in Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK and ASIST
An Active Child is a Learning Child