Iron Performance was created to ensure motivated people have access to professional strength coaches just as passionate for fitness success as they are. We constantly enforce the highest standards of quality service and education to ensure our clients get the training they need to achieve success of their fitness goals.

We are passionate about the pursuit of knowledge in sport science and ensure the needs of our clients are always given top priority. Our expectation is that if a client works their hardest, we as coaches must work even harder. Our philosophy is that a consistent effort constructed for optimal performance will yield success. Experience the Iron Performance difference. Experience success.

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Matrixx Ferreira

Owner, Head Strength Coach


Matrixx is the founder and owner of Iron Performance. He believes in the relentless pursuit of knowledge with practical application to ensure the success of his athletes and clients. Matrixx has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University and a postgraduate certificate in Exercise Science for Health and Performance from Niagara College. He is the author of The Iron Guide to Building Muscle and was featured in YourWorkoutBook.com for his rowing strength program. He was also featured on the Youtube fitness channel: FITMATION. He is currently certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength-and-Conditioning Specialist and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as an Exercise Physiologist.

Over the past year, Matrixx has helped over a hundred people lose stubborn fat while maintaining their hectic lifestyles. He has transformed countless individuals looking to “tone up” or “get shredded” all while ensuring a fulfilling daily routine. His abilities to create programs catered to “the busy person” has allowed many businessmen, working moms and full time workers reach their aspirations. Matrixx has also prepared many individuals for physical careers including policing, firefighting and the Canadian Armed Forces.

In the world of sports, Matrixx has prepared numerous combat athletes for international competitions, including the World Championships and Olympic Games. He likes to focus on developing young athletes and works with many elite volleyball, basketball and rowing competitors striving for national championships. He was also head of strength and conditioning for Niagara College Men’s Basketball and the St. Catharines Falcons Jr. B Hockey Team.

When he isn’t coaching or preparing programs, Matrixx can be found writing about all things fitness, lifting heavy weights or fishing in the summer months.

Ryan Barnett

Personal Trainer


Ryan has worked as a trainer for over 4 years and brings a new perspective to current training ideals. He has completed a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion at Humber College, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Brock University and is currently enrolled in his Masters of Applied Health Science. He is currently certified as a Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Ryan believes in utilizing the core foundations of exercise movement and technique as the basis of his programming, as well as compound variation exercises to add a challenge and fun to the workout. He is always seeking current knowledge that allows him to provide the most effective workout programs for his family of clients.

In the sports world, Ryan has worked as an assistant coach for 17U and 18U volleyball teams in which he developed conditioning programs for his athletes including athlete specific and core conditioning programs. Ryan was an elite volleyball and baseball athlete for several years and had the privilege of working with some fantastic coaches whom inspired him and taught him a great deal about helping athletes reach their full potential. Ryan believes everyone has an inner athlete and is determined to help his clients awaken it.

When Ryan isn’t coaching, creating programs, or lifting weights, he can be found cruising the streets on his longboard, or going for long walks. He also enjoys reading short stories in his recliner as part of his daily rest.

Myles Methner

Assistant Strength Coach

BaKin, CSCS, CPPS, Pn-1

Myles is the Assistant Strength Coach at Iron Performance Center. He believes strongly in the value of hard work and discipline. Myles has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Additionally, he holds his CSCS, CPPS, AASc, and Pn-1 certifications.

Myles believes in using a variety of tools and methods throughout the training process in order to help maximize his clients’ potential. These include diving into dynamic, maximal and repeat effort styles of training across multiple disciplines, including Olympic lifting, powerlifting and bodybuilding. He believes that using these techniques in a well-rounded approach will allow his clients to feel, move, and perform optimally.

In the sporting world, Myles was a Varsity football player with the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks for 5 years, playing on the offensive line. Being a former competitor, he understands what it takes to be a successful student-athlete. As an athlete, Myles always loved and respected the process of training as much as the outcome, and he now brings the same passion to coaching. He currently serves as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks Men’s Rugby team.

As a student-athlete with St. Michael High School, the Niagara Spears, and Wilfrid Laurier University, Myles has had a lot of excellent coaches who made tremendous positive impacts throughout his life. Myles believes that what clients do outside the weight room is just as important as what they do inside the weight room.  He hopes to continue building leaders and making positive changes in his clients’ lives. When Myles isn’t creating programs or lifting weights, he can be found coaching football, spending quality time with friends and family, or travelling.

10 YRS

“Iron Performance has been an eye opening experience for me and has made me realize that in order for me to achieve my goals I need to be the best I can be both mentally and physically. Matrixx is a great motivator and I have been very happy with his commitment to me and my goals.”

Raiya, Niagara Rapids Outside Hitter

“Preparing for the World Championships meant a tough road ahead. I had to be in the best shape of my life while being mentally tough and focused. Coach Matrixx and the Iron Performance staff ensured my training was optimized and focused for what I needed to do. I progressively got stronger while recovering faster. They truly helped prepare me for what will be one of the biggest tournaments of my life.”

Jessie, National Team Member for Wrestling Canada
“I had the privilege to be trained by Matrixx and Iron Performance during my time with the Niagara College Men’s Basketball Team. As a coach, he was very motivating and pushed me beyond my limits. He demanded the best from me every time I stepped into the gym. His programs really helped me improve my strength and endurance for games and my future days with the Hamilton Hurricanes”
Johann, Wide Receiver for the Hamilton Hurricanes

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