Introducing the Vaughan Strength & Conditioning team

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Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Our team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!

The Team

Jon coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Jonathan Bailey

Owner & Co-Founder and Coach

Jon is one of the Owners and Co-Founders of Vaughan Strength & Conditioning. He has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years, dating back to his days at the University of Western Ontario where he studied Kinesiology as well as worked as both a personal trainer, and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Varsity Lacrosse team. Jon believes that the best way to help people commit to themselves and see long term success is through fun, effective workouts, honesty and providing people with the tools needed to see their desired results. Jon is a firm believer in practicing what he preaches and can often be found in the gym pushing himself through challenging workouts, spending time with his family, and playing lacrosse in his spare time.

Jesse coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Jesse Cohen


Jesse has been with VSC since the very start and is a highly knowledgeable and accomplished individual in the Strength & Conditioning industry. With a diverse background, including being a former Class A CPGA golf professional, Jesse brings a unique perspective to his work. In 2010, he earned his CrossFit Level 1 certification, solidifying his knowledge in the field. Jesse’s extensive experience in customer service, teaching, and instructing further enhances his abilities to connect with and support his members and clients. His passion for fitness, coupled with his exceptional communication skills, allows him to effectively guide individuals towards their health and performance goals. Jesse’s passion and dedication make him a valuable asset in the world of health and wellness and helping others.

Jared coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Jared Heft

Owner & Co-Founder and Coach

Jared is one of the Owners & Co-Founders of Vaughan Strength & Conditioning. Jared has been helping people achieve personal success for over fifteen years. His inclusive training methods which focus on Mobility,Mentality, Strength and Conditioning allow for people from all walks of life to go above and beyond their goals.

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Will Brooks


Will has been active all of his life, teaching Swimming, playing baseball, soccer & rugby throughout his youth. During College, he gained a significant amount of weight. Wanting to do something about this he started strength and conditioning training and experimenting with different nutrition strategies. Through this journey he found CrossFit, and dove in head first finding a love for competing and learning. Will has over 10 years of training and competitive CrossFit experience and has a passion for sharing both his weight loss and competitive experience with others to help them achieve their health goals. Will’s coaching philosophy centers around improving technique, safety, and fun. Will is continually educating himself to improve his knowledge so that he can pass it onto the members.

Dr Steven Faria coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Dr. Steven Faria

(DC) CHIROPRACTOR, Acupuncture Provider, Active Release Techniques©

Dr Steve graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in 2009 where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. During his time at CMCC, Dr Steve completed the Acupuncture Certificate Program at McMaster University. Amongst many other certifications Steven is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with NSCA.

As former U Sports athlete and amateur athlete in combat sports, Dr Steve understands the impact of injuries on both performance and general well being. Dr Steve’s treatment focus goes beyond just pain reduction, using different treatment modalities to alleviate pain and to build resilience in the injured tissues to prevent future injury.

A typical appointment with Dr Steve involves a focused assessment, soft tissue therapies, acupuncture, and rehab exercises. After a course of treatment, depending on the injury, it is not uncommon to see Dr Steve in the gym with his patients going over strengthening exercises, progressions and regression to ensure optimal function and performance.

When Dr Steve is not “saving the world, one patient at a time”, he spends his time playing touch football, watching all things NFL, and training in mixed martial arts. Not one to neglect training his brain as well, Dr Steve also enjoys reading strength and rehabilitation articles and watching Jeopardy!

Rolland Heider coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Rolland Heider


After competing in Rugby at Wilfrid Laurier University and rowing competitively at both Laurentian University and the University of Victoria, Rolland pursued a professional career in Massage Therapy. Working as a Registered Massage Therapist, Rolland has garnered clients including national track and field team members, national team rowers, top tri-sport athletes, top rock climbers, top golf professionals, NCAA and professional basketball, CIS & CFL football, ATP tennis, national level gymnasts, as well as a host of amateur sports participants. He has also worked at a variety of events such as the Canadian National Track and Field Championships, OFSAA Basketball Championships, the Canadian Masters Tennis Tournament, the Canadian Senior Men’s Soccer Championships and the ATP Roger’s Cup. Rolland is currently the staff RMT for the Toronto Argonauts & the Canadian National Men’s Ball Hockey team as well as seeing patients privately.

Danelia Chacon coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Danelia Chacon


Danelia graduated from fitness and health promotion in 2007 and has over 10 years of experience as a personal trainer/fitness instructor. She has been working as an RMT for over 5 years. Combining both areas of work has given her a better understanding of the body’s biomechanics and structure. She treats both athletes as well as the general public.

She enjoys treating patients with all sorts of issues, using a variety of techniques and modalities in her treatments that will get each individual quick results so they can carry on with their daily activities pain free.

Her top 3 treatment modalities are deep tissue massage, trigger point release and active muscle release techniques to help increase mobility and flexibility.

She is extremely proud to have helped so many people improve their body’s function. It is very rewarding to treat patients with a wide variety of issues ranging from back, shoulder and neck pain to common conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, depression, stress etc. and seeing them progress to a healthier version of themselves after only a few massage sessions.

Danelia enjoys treating every patient, but her passion lies in patients dealing with chronic pain. This is a concern amongst many people with sedentary jobs who work for hours on end with very few breaks to stretch or get up and walk around the office. Treating this type of clientele is the most rewarding to her for the reason that after one session they can already see a difference in their posture, decrease in their stress level and an overall reduction in muscle tension.

Evgeny Manuylov coach at Vaughan Strength & Conditioning

Evgeny Manuylov


Evgeny graduated from Western University in 2017 with a Masters of Physical Therapy after receiving his Bachelor of Biological and Medical Sciences, with an Honors Specialization in Physiology, from Western University in 2015.

As an avid athlete throughout his life, he understands the importance of rehabilitation and the value of living life pain-free following many of his own sports injuries. As a physical therapist and rehabilitation specialist, Evgeny is committed to developing a comprehensive, evidence-based, and patient-centered wellness plan for his clients. His treatment philosophy is focused on patient education, manual therapy and exercise prescription to help clients achieve their goal and return to activities that they love. Evgeny is dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of care for his clients, and to this end intends to pursue his professional development in several areas. To date, he has completed courses in the Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant, Active Release Therapy, and has obtained his Level 1 Certification in Manual Therapy from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. In addition, he intends to advance his skill set through a variety of post-graduate studies such as certification in acupuncture, dry needling, and pursuing FCAMPT status.

Outside of providing exceptional patient experiences, Evgeny participates in various sports such as volleyball, tennis, boxing, and weightlifting. In addition, Evgeny has been the head coach of the 17U Girls team at Venom Volleyball Club in the Ontario Volleyball Association. He also volunteers as an assistant volleyball coach at Pleasant View Middle School, Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and Bounce Volleyball Club. He is looking forward to meeting you and helping you meet your rehabilitative goals with you in our clinic.

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