Jack VanDyk


  • Masters Degree in Kinesiology University of Calgary
  • Bachelors in Human Kinetics University of British Columbia
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – CEP certified
  • NCCP Level 1 Road, Mountain Bike, Triathlon
  • NCCP Triathlon Comp Intro Part 2

Why do you coach at MNP Community & Sport Centre?
Fundamentally, I coach to help people realize their athletic potential.  MNP Community & Sport Centre provides an incredible environment in which to challenge athletes and see them achieve things they didn’t believe they could.

What is your favourite part of sport?
What we learn about ourselves via the training process and during competition.

What is on your bucket list of challenges/races and why?
Leadville 100Mile Mountain Bike Race and LOTOJA Cycling Race – to experience the beauty of those locations while exploring my physical and mental limits on a bicycle.

What super human power would you have and why?
Wolverine’s healing factor so I wouldn’t have to deal with injuries.

How do you create the best coaching experiences for your athletes?
My approach is to help athletes understand how to best integrate, adapt and balance their training with the demands of life as well as instilling high levels of confidence and belief in their abilities.

“Everyone is an individual and must be treated as such. This is why the training I prescribe dove tails with each athlete’s lifestyle in an effective and realistic manner.”

Specialty Areas

Training Program Optimization for Cycling and Triathlon