Meet The

Fedel Clarke

Professional Posing Coach and Qualified Video Critique, OPA Ambassador and Judge, Promoter of the Toronto Championships
I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Johnstown. My father, 3 sisters, 2 brothers and I came to Canada in August, 1975. My passion for bodybuilding started at a very young age back home in Jamaica and continued in Canada. I remember my first day of school in Canada. When I was on my way to school, I past a supplement store and saw a poster of a man doing a front double biceps in the window. I could not get that picture out of my mind so every day after school I returned to that store. This is when my interest in bodybuilding became my passion.
I started weight training in elementary school and continued throughout high school. At the same time I played football competitively. For many years, up until my draft year, I focused on playing football at the highest level for the following teams: Oshawa Hawkeyes, Brampton Bears, and the Northwestern Ghosts. I was also invited to many professional pre-season camps.
At the same time, I joined my very first gym: U of T, Scarborough College. To improve my game, I complimented my football training with weight training. This was not a common practice among competitive athletes back then as it is today.
After my football career, I continued weight training at Gold's Gym in Scarborough Bremondsey and Eglinton. I trained alongside Laura Binetti, Laura Creavalle, Scott Abel, Henderson Thorne, Bob Weatherill, Freddy Antwi, Wesley Muhammad and my training partner Peter Oliver, among others. This is when I realized I wanted to compete in bodybuilding. And the rest is history. After winning first place and overall in my first three shows, I was ranked one of the top bodybuilders in Ontario.
Moving on to the Nationals, I was ranked top three bodybuilders for 6 six years in the heavy and super heavy weight divisions. In 2002, I became an IFBB Pro. From 2004 until 2011, I competed extensively on the Pro stage across Canada and the USA. One thing I discovered is how difficult it is to win a pro show when you are beyond your twenties. However, I gained a lot of valuable experience and knowledge about nutrition, training, contest preparation, depletion, mental training, dialing, tweaking the body to its finest, posing, routines, stage presence and how to perform your best on the stage. All this knowledge, plus years of experience as a high level competitor, gave me the tools to provide the most comprehensive services to all OPA members.
I became associated with the bodybuilding world through my friends who were competing in the Ontario Amateur Federation of Bodybuilders (for men only). When I competed it was known as the Bodybuilding Association of Ontario. In 1998, it became the Ontario Physique Association. Even after gaining my pro card, I attended most OPA events, and eventually was asked to join the OPA team as a regional judge, a provincial judge and a qualified critique. In 2015, I became an official OPA Ambassador, going across Ontario meeting new and seasoned competitors as well as none competitors, hosting OPA official workshops and posing seminars. During that same year, Posing with the Pro was born to fill the need of the OPA, CBBF and IFBB athletes. As most can attest, my passion and commitment to the OPA is relentless. Some of my other involvements in the industry include promoting the Toronto Championships and contributor to the Muscle Memory magazine.
If you have any questions regarding competing, the OPA, overall contest prep or posing. Don't hesitate to contact me via email at or my cell phone at 905-926-9241.

Elyse Michaud

Competition Prep Coach - Figure & Physique Competitor
For as long as I can remember I have been an active person. I played multiple sports at high level. I have always been interested in athletics. I have always viewed weight training as a way to be a better player. In fact, I started weight training in University where I studied Physical Education while I competed internationally in triathlon.
About five years ago, I started competing in the OPA, after my first show I was hooked and I understood the importance of training hard and consistency. I have competed at the Provincial Level, National Level, I have also stepped on the International Scene. I like to push my limits, and be relentless in my pursuit of improvement. I am lucky to have had great people in my corner, like my coach IFBB Pro Fedel Clarke, my suit maker Lisa Desmarais of SXFX and awesome training partner Vanessa Rojas.
I always say, I like to surround my self with my A team. That is what I do for my client as well. Whether you are a new or seasoned competitor or just want to look your best, I can help you do so safely and efficiently.
Don't hesitate to contact me at 416-801-5215 or via email at
In the mean time ... be limitless in your pursuit of your dreams!