Lucas Azeredo Lobo

Lucas Azeredo Lobo

Strength & Conditioning Coach


About Coach

I completed my undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Physical Health and Education (Honors) in 2013. While there I was a member of the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team (2009-2013). During that time I worked as the Lead Student Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Varsity Women’s Hockey Team, and the Varsity Men’s Football Team and became a Teaching Assistant for the program in my third and fourth year. To further embrace coaching and the strength and conditioning field, and to see if this was something I wanted to do, I completed the Performance Specialist Internship Program at EXOS (Formerly Athlete’s Performance) in Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of my third year. That summer helped me to realize that being a coach and working in Strength and Conditioning was where I wanted to spend my career. I have been fortunate to have been a member of the GR Performance team since 2014 and am looking forward to many more years.

Turning Point

For most of my time during my undergraduate degree, I was setting myself up to become a physiotherapist. Going into my second year we were presented with the option of joining a newly formed "mainstream" program where we could become interns in Athletic Therapy or Strength & Conditioning. Wanting to be a Physiotherapist, I applied for and was selected for the Athletic Therapy arm of the program. However, when meeting with the Head Therapist to determine which varsity team I would be placed with I was informed that I may have to, I would definitely have to, leave the soccer team. Not wanting to do this I scheduled a meeting with the head strength coach to explain my situation and inquire about joining the strength and conditioning arm of the program. Fortunately, there were still a few spots available so I was accepted into the program. Then from there, I guess you could say the rest is history. I fell in love with coaching and everything it encompasses.

Motivation & Passion

"Sport is nothing but a problem-solving activity where movements are used to produce the necessary solution." - Dr. Mel Siff. Being a coach I am fortunate to get the opportunity to meet and work with a wide variety of individuals. I love being able to try to figure out the "solution" to their needs for them to find success in their athletic pursuits and in their life's journey. I genuinely care about and look forward to helping people in any way that I can when it comes to their journey through health and athletics.