Born in Jamaica, Donovan arrived
in Canada at age 13. He graduated with a degree in Business
Administration from Sheridan College, where he played forward
for the college basketball team. He was building a successful
career as an independent marketing consultant and a stockbroker
in Toronto, while running track was his hobby. In 1990, he
started to train under the direction of Erwin Turney, but
he didn't take track seriously until he began working with
Dan Pfaff in 1995.
That year he won the 100m World Championship
in Goteborg, Sweden in 9.97 seconds. But it was in 1996
when Bailey’s star really began to shine. At the
Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, in front of a worldwide
TV audience of millions, Donovan won the 100m final with
World and Olympic Record time of 9.84 seconds. Today, Donovan
Bailey still holds the Olympic Record for the 100 metres,
and the World Record for the 50 metres. He also proudly
claims the titles of Canadian Champion, Pan American Games
Champion, Goodwill Games Champion, Commonwealth Games Champion,
World Champion, and Olympic Champion.
Since retiring from Track & Field competition,
Donovan has been a full-time businessman and entrepreneur.
He owns a sports and investment management company, DBX
Sports Management, and has holdings in real estate, a small
restaurant chain, and other businesses. He also is a Track & Field
commentator for the BBC, an Ambassador of Goodwill for
the Canadian federal government, and a spokesman for many
charitable works, including the Canadian Cancer Society,
the Ontario Lung Association and Big Brothers of Toronto.
Donovan also has recently created the Donovan
Bailey Foundation committed to the advancement and financial
assistance of Canada's most talented amateur athletes,
so that they too may have an opportunity to achieve Gold.
Donovan has extensive experience in generating results
in athletics, health and fitness, and business. His leading
skills are as a leader, doer, inspirational speaker, communicator,
brand creator, strategist, motivator, change agent, and
Vice President & Chief
Mark McKoy is responsible
for creating the content of the fitness programs at Tranz4m,
and ensuring that they are the best programs of their
kind in the world. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, 1961,
Mark McKoy was 12 years old when his family immigrated
to Canada, 1973, settling, Toronto, Ontario. As a high
school student, Mark showed early interest in track and
field and was soon making a name for himself winning
hurdle events wherever there was a track meet.
At age 20, he represented Canada at the
Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, 1982, and won
the Gold Medal in the 110-metre hurdles. He repeated this
achievement at the Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh, Scotland,
1986. Although disappointed with his performance at the
1988 Seoul Olympics, placing 7th in the hurdle finals,
he spectacularly redeemed himself in the Summer Olympics
in Barcelona, Spain, 1992, taking the Gold Medal in the
110m hurdles, the first Track and Field Gold Medal for
Canada in 64 years. A five-time Olympian, Mark was a member
of Canada’s National Track and Field Team, 1980-94.
He still holds the world record for the 50m hurdles and
is the former world record holder in the 60m hurdles.
He is widely recognized as one of
the fastest humans from a still start in history. In
1996, he provided explosiveness training to the Canadian
National Karate team prior to the World Championships
in Prague, Czech Republic. The Team responded by winning
36 medals, by far their greatest total medal haul ever.
President & Chief Executive
Nicky Billou is a graduate of
the University of Toronto B. Comm. Program, and a
Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University’s
MSFS Program. He has over 15 years of business experience,
the past 7 in sales, marketing, and business development,
the past 2 as an owner and operator of his own businesses.
He has been a keen fitness enthusiast for the past
18 years, and has operated a professional fitness
training business since 2002, which caters to CEOs,
business owners, senior executives, and other time-starved
people. Nicky can be contacted by email at
Dr. Mohsen Kazemi
Dr. Kazemi is the Tranz4m Sports
Chiropractic Consultant. He is a doctor of chiropractic,
and Sports Specialist with certificates in Chiropractic
Rehabilitation and acupuncture. He has traveled extensively
with the Canadian and Ontario Tae Kwan Do teams as
team doctor, and has worked with several Olympic medalists
and World Champions in Tae Kwan Do for the past 5 years.
Dr. Kazemi has also been a member of the health care
team for the Toronto Lynx Professional Soccer Club,
Toronto Shooting Stars Indoor Soccer Club and Ontario
He was appointed as an Alternate Chiropractor
for Core Canadian Health Care Team for The Winter Olympics
2002, Salt Lake City and Commonwealth Games 2002, UK. He
was appointed as one of the Core Canadian Health Care Team
Chiropractors for Pan Am Games, Santa Domingo, August 1-17
2003, working with water-polo, swimming, bicycle racing,
badminton, tennis, karate, wrestling, fencing, boxing,
basketball, volleyball, soft ball, gymnastic, synchronized
swimming, athletics, and soccer athletes.
A full-time clinical faculty member at the
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College since 1998, he is
also a full time Associate Professor and the Sports Sciences
Residency Program Coordinator. He is a Magna Cum Laude
graduate from CMCC in 1996. He completed his Sports Residency
program at CMCC and received his Fellowship in 1999.
Dr. Kazemi is the Medical Chairperson for
Ontario Tae Kwan Do Association, and the Director of the
Sports Specialist Rehab Centre in Toronto. He has published
several articles and research papers in peer reviewed journals
and presented his research papers and seminars in Sports
Chiropractic and Tae Kwan Do around the world. He presented
his very recent research, “Sydney Olympic 2000 Tae
Kwan Do Athlete Profile” on the podium at the 7th
IOC Olympic World Congress on Sports Sciences, Athens,
Greece, October 7-11, 2003.
Dr. Tony Galea
Dr. Tony Galea, Tranz4M Medical Consultant,
is an M.D. who specializes in sports medicine and exercise
physiology. He is the physician who treats and is sought
after many of North America’s top Olympic and pro
Athletes, including Carlos Delgado, Mark McKoy and Donovan
Bailey, and scores of others.
A graduate of McMaster University Medical
School, Dr. Galea is recognized as one of the world’s
top authorities in sports medicine and exercise physiology.
He was the team physician for the Canadian 100 Meters sprint
team at the summer Olympics in Sydney, and has been a team
physician at major Track & Field and Freestyle Skiing
Championships since 1989. He has also been the team physician
at Major Tennis Championships (Players International, Du
Maurier Women's WTA Canadian Open), the Toronto Marathon,
and the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships.
A leading advocate of drug free sport, he has been a doping
control officer at major championships in Track & Field
(Hamilton Spectator Games), Canoeing, and other sports.
Dr. Galea is a member of the University
of Toronto Department of Family Medicine faculty, and is
Director of the Institute of Sports Medicine& Human
Performance. He is also a member of the Canadian Academy
of Sports Medicine, The American College of Sports Medicine,
The Canadian Medical Association, The Ontario Medical Association,
The World Society for Tennis Medicine, and National Association
of Disability Evaluating Professionals.
Marina Zelenovic B.Sc (Hon), C.N.P., RNCP, Doctor of
Natural Medicine (DNM)Marina is the Tranz4m Nutrititional
Consultant. She has received a Bachelor of Science degree
from the University of Toronto and then went on to study
at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, where she earned
her designation as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner.
She has also received her Live Cell Microscopy Certification
with NuLife Sciences, for whom she is now a trainer.
Marina splits her time in her nutritional practice between New York City and
Toronto, Canada. She has worked with numerous top athletes and lay people alike;
creating personalized nutrition and lifestyle protocols to help her clients
regain control over their health. In 2002, she wrote Eat Yourself Healthy,
Volume I: The Facts, and Volume II: The Foods; two books that set out to simplify
healthy eating and provide numerous quick, healthy and tasty recipes.
Kovacevic Domo Kovacevic is Tranz4m's
Director of Fitness Training. A former competitive figure
skater, he also played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
He has coached and trained people at all levels, from Canadian
Olympic athletes to the general public for the past 5 years.
He is a American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) and a Certified
Fitness Consultant (C.F.C.) certified trainer. He has also
appeared in the movie Canadian Bacon with the late John
Candy, a Gatorade commercial with NBA star Vince Carter
and female soccer star Mia Hamm. Also appeared in several
photo shoots for AHF magazine (American Health and Fitness).
Consulted for book "Teaching Yourself Visually Weight Training",
Published by John Wiley & Sons.
He is now in private practice in Erin, Ontario 1 hour northwest from Toronto
and specializes in sports-specific strength and cardio conditioning with the
Tranz4m workout. His clientele ranges from professional athletes, CEOs and
executives of various large companies, and to anyone who is truly committed
to living a healthy and balanced life. He is known for his ability to really
deliver on his client's goals and helps them achieve them with velocity.
His Motto in training is: "In this life you have two ways to the finish line
and we're all headed there. The 1st way is being out of shape, no energy and
constantly complaining about it. And then you die. Or the 2nd way is working
out, being healthy, vibrant and giving yourself fully to all of life. And then
you die. Choose!"