Meet the Director of Longevity Nexum Kinesiology, Mitchell!

At 4 years old, Mitchell began his athletic career by lacing up the skates and stepping onto the rink with the Christian Pond Hockey League. In an amongst his 10 year journey in hockey, he found himself getting involved in every sport imaginable – basketball, baseball, swimming, soccer, football and golf, to name a few.

Through high school Mitchell focused on golf, which he participated in the U18 provincial championships as the youngest competitor at only 14 years old and had the opportunity to work with Sean Foley, Tiger Woods coach at the time, and football.

When heading to the University of Guelph for his degree in Human Kinetics, Mitchell was recruited to play on the varsity football team as a defensive end. During his undergraduate degree, he competed in bodybuilding and ran three marathons.

Upon graduation, he got his dream job with a professional basketball team, the KW Titans, as the head strength and conditioning coach. As the season progressed and he saw multiple family members struggling with chronic conditions, Mitchell knew there had to be more to life than athletic performance. 

This feeling took him across the pond to the University of Sydney, where he completed his masters in exercise physiology, with the hope of bringing the profession of exercising people with chronic disease back to Canada. Despite a professor calling him out in front of his peers on the first day of school, informing him that the degree would be a waste of time if he intended to move back to Canada, he took this as a challenge in the name of making better, healthier lives for people in his home country.

During his time at the University of Sydney, he took up strength sports. He won the APU national powerlifting title and shifted to strongman. After 2 state titles and the 3rd best deadlift of all time (1047lbs), he was invited to the Worlds Strongest Man competition in 2020 where he managed to finish 8th.

In May of 2022, he began to see out his vision and opened Longevity Nexum downtown Barrie. While spread thin between the professional sporting career and running the clinic, his goal is to be able to grow a platform and reach as many people as possible with the sentiment that movement is medicine. 

When not training or at the clinic, you’ll find Mitchell either relaxing at home with his fianceé Ashley or on a walk with his 2 year old Golden Retriever Murphy and 8 year old Standard Schnauzer Lacy.

Mitchell Hooper, Director of Longevity Nexum at the Royal Albert Hall during a professional strongman competition