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We are excited to announce the DFS Sports Advisory Board, comprised of an esteemed roster of professional athletes, athletic coaches, and fitness experts who are completely devoted to DFS’s mission of revolutionizing the sports supplement market.

Preston Greene

Adrian Vilaca

David Lawrence

Sylvie Tetrault

Ben Clarfield

Dr. Stephanie Canestrareo

Ben Prentiss

Gary Roberts

Connor Carrick

Jon McDowell

Jana Webb

Dr. Nikole MacLellan

Alan Bishop

Dr. Matt Frakes


- Rice University Men’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach

“Designs For Health has gone above and beyond with the new Designs For Sport line. I get the peace of mind giving my athletes supplements that are NSF certified, while still being of the highest quality. Our athletes at Rice University not only face the rigors of basketball but also academics. Through the use of Designs for Sport, our athletes have been better able to recover between training sessions, thrive in their studies, and excel on the court. Our rep Ryan, has worked with me every step of the way from offering supplemental advice for our players, to ensuring that our orders get processed and delivered on time - every time. I am extremely grateful to be using Designs For Sport for my team.”

Jon McDowell

With 14 years of coaching under his belt, Jon is a graduate of the University of Texas, Arlington, where he ran track and finished as NCAA Division 1 All-American. Now working with clients and athletes, primarily at the youth development level, Jon helped found a scholastic performance program, where he works with athletes in all sports, year round.

Over the years, Jon has been fortunate to work with world medalists, youth national record holders, national champions and 20 All-Americans.

Accredited through USAW, USATF LV1 and ISSA, Jon holds certifications in Metabolic Analytics, Procession Nutrition and Fascial Stretch Therapy. He is currently one of few trainers in Dallas certified in CANS, YPSI, Metabolic Analytics and Biosignature Analysis.

In 2016, Jon co-opened VIVE Personal Training in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Nikole MacLellan

Dr. Nikole has a Bachelors of Applied Human Nutrition with Dietetics from Mount Saint Vincent University. She also attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she completed her Doctorate in 2017.

Through her training Dr. Nikole MacLellan primarily focuses in sports medicine and pain management. She has completed her certification in sports nutrition through the International Society of Sports Nutrition and has taken Sport Medicine training at Harvard University. She has a strong passion for regenerative medicine and has seen first hand its ability to improve recovery outcomes.

Dr. Stephanie Canestraro

Dr. Stephanie Canestraro is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University.

Dr. Stephanie Canestraro’s journey into Functional Medicine for sports performance started with a painful personal history that ultimately gave her the determination to innovate her field and help others. Dr. Canestraro went from suffering a debilitating gut-brain dysfunction to treating the world’s top N.H.L. and N.F.L. stars and Hollywood celebrities, among others.

Persevering through the agony of her health issues, Dr. Canestraro applied what she learned from the top functional medicine professionals to her own symptoms and finally overcame her condition. Today she applies the same methodology when treating top stars in the sports world. Clients come to Dr. Canestraro for her high level of education, clinical skills, and the personable approach she takes to treatment.

Since athletes demand more from their bodies, they depend on solid nutrition to stay on top. That’s where Dr. Canestraro often comes in with her unique specialization which factors in gut health and the gut-brain connection - both critical elements of an athletes performance. Whether she’s helping an athlete deal with pressure, recommending a nutrient and supplement regime, or applying one of the numerous treatment methods she’s educated in, Dr. Canestraro is pioneering an overlooked field of Functional Medicine while helping the world’s top sports stars optimize every aspect of their bodies.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence is one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the United States. He has trained hundreds of athletes in more than twenty sports and is currently the Head Strength Coach at Concordia University and has been hired as the National Team Conditioning coach for Guyana Women’s Football Federation. He does this all while training and running MECA, the premiere personal training and sports performance facility in Michigan.

“I created MECA to be a place where athletes who really wanted to reach their potential would have the opportunity to get hands on coaching that would ensure results.”

Athletes and general fitness clients that train with MECA get more results in 3 months than they usually have received in the last 3-5 year training on their own or with another coach or training program. Lawrence has been featured in national magazines, such as Bigger Faster Stronger, and spoken at seminars on sport performance and business management. The unique approach that Lawrence and the staff at MECA use will ensure you make progress as fast as possible.

Preston Greene

University of Miami head men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga announced in April 2022 the hiring of Preston Greene as the program’s new strength & conditioning coach. Greene possesses 27 years of experience, including working with men’s basketball programs at Power Five institutions for the last 14. He most recently spent 11 seasons at the University of Florida.

From August 2011 until his hire at Miami, Greene served as the director of strength and conditioning at Florida, primarily working with men’s basketball, while overseeing the men’s golf and men’s tennis strength efforts. The first five years came under the direction of two-time NCAA champion head coach Billy Donovan.

Over Greene’s 11 years in Gainesville, Fla., the Gators went 249-127, averaging over 22 wins per season. Florida made the NCAA Tournament seven times, winning at least one game in each appearance and advancing to four Elite Eights in a six-year span. That stretch included a spot in the 2014 Final Four during a tremendous 36-3 (18-0 SEC) campaign.

Greene aided the Gators to the SEC regular season crown in 2013 and 2014, as well as the SEC Tournament trophy in 2014. He coached multiple future NBA players including Bradley Beal, a three-time All-Star, and Dorian Finney-Smith. Greene also heavily advised the design efforts of Florida’s 2015 basketball weight room renovation. Before going to Florida, Greene worked as the head basketball strength & conditioning coach at Clemson University for two years. Serving under a different coach each season, Greene aided the Tigers to a pair of 20-win campaigns, a 43-23 overall record and two NCAA Tournament bids.

In 2008-09, Greene was the head men’s basketball performance coach at Stanford University. The Cardinal went 20-14 and reached the CBI semifinals in Johnny Dawkins’ first year at the helm.

Greene got his start in men’s basketball during a five-year stint, 2003-08, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he also aided the men’s golf team. During his time in the Queen City, the 49ers logged four postseason berths, three 20-win seasons, two NCAA Tournament trips, one Conference USA regular season title and an overall record of 95-60.

In January 2001, Greene got his first full-time job at the University of Arizona, where he worked for two-and-a-half years as an assistant strength, speed and conditioning coach. Primarily responsible for women’s basketball and women’s soccer, Greene also aided with football, as well as directed the department’s nutrition and supplementation program.

Greene got his master’s degree in applied kinesiology and sports management from the University of Minnesota, where he worked as a graduate assistant in 1999-2000, assisting with the Gophers’ football and men’s hockey programs.

A 1999 graduate of Clemson with a degree in health science, Greene served as student and graduate assistant coach with the Tigers. He spent time there with the football, men’s golf, women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women’s volleyball programs.

Greene has contributed to multiple publications, including Digger Phelps’ third edition of “Basketball for Dummies” and Stanford’s “The Effects of Sleep Extension on the Athletic Performance of Collegiate Basketball Players” study. In addition, his first-year work with the Gators was featured on the cover of Bigger, Faster, Stronger magazine, while his 2019 efforts were profiled on ESPN’s “Gymratts” show.

Adrian Vilaca

Adrian Vilaca is the Head Performance coach at Gary Roberts HPT and has been a part of the Gary Roberts program since 2011. A graduate of Lake Superior State University with a degree in exercise science, Adrian spent a decade competing professionally in Mixed Martial Arts and brings many of the concepts of movement and preparation into the his coaching. He has worked with thousands of professional athletes over his career.

Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is a 20+ year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner with 1224 games played (910 points, including 438 goals and 472 assists) and three NHL All-Star appearances. Since his retirement after the 2008/2009 NHL season, Gary has become a leader in high-performance training and sports nutrition for professional and amateur athletes across Aurora, Toronto, Central Ontario, GTA, and online internationally.

Ben Clarfield

Ben Clarfield believes that we must cherish the bodies with which we have been blessed. He believes that movement is curative and achieving goals is dependent on both physical and mental strength.

Ben has always participated in physical activity. He grew up in Kenya, played rugby, ran track and field, played semi-professional basketball, achieved Dan ranking in WTF Taekwondo, travelled to Japan to train in Martial arts, and is a former IDF soldier. He trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and loves to pick things up and put things down.

Ben moved back to Canada for university and injured his knee playing basketball. This experience taught him the process of rehabilitation and inspired him to help others. He transitioned from an academic path and followed his calling of coaching people. To Ben, everyone is an athlete and has the potential to reach their optimal capabilities. He feels privileged to be the one, with his team, to help his clients achieve their peak. Ben has had the opportunity to train many wonderful normal humans as well as professional athletes in multiple different sports. He has trained ballet dancers, NFL players, basketball, hockey, tennis athletes and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champions. Ben wakes up everyday feeling lucky to help other people work towards their physical and mental happiness.

Jana Webb

Wanting to bridge the gap between fitness and yoga, Jana developed a number of sport-specificprograms including Yoga for Golfers and Yoga for Runners to help people apply better practicesto help them excel at their sport. Before developing the JOGA program, Jana’s success digs deeper; having inspired Olympic and professional athletes all over North America in the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, and CFL to see the benefit of practicing JOGA.

A lifelong athlete and industry disruptor, Jana’s mission is to share her inimitable perspective of fitness and health with the world.

Sylvie Tetrault

Sylvie Tetrault is a Sports Nutritionist, and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Functional Diagnostic Practitioner (FDN-P) with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Sylvie has been working alongside Gary Roberts since 2011, working with professional athletes (NHL, UFC, Olympians, Ironman, etc.) and high performers with a mission to help all her clients find their Inner Athlete through hands-on nutrition and lifestyle coaching.

Ben Prentiss

Strength and conditioning coach Ben Prentiss has been working with professional and Olympic hockey players for over 23 years.

Since 2000, Ben has owned a gym, Prentiss Hockey Performance, that has become an off-season destination for athletes, As well as in season for numerous junior teams. Ben has trained over 100 NHL players from all 31 NHL teams, as well as seven Stanley Cup winners, seven Olympians from 4 different sports, nine NHL and four AHL All-Stars, as well as winners of the Hart Trophy, Art Ross, Conn Smythe, and Masterton trophy.

Ben spent three seasons as Director of Hockey Performance for Boston University and is currently in fourth year as a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the New York Rangers. This role includes off-season training for prospects as well as orchestrating the 2018-19 development camp and main camp testing.

Ben's off-season training program has been recommended by coaches, general managers, advisors and agents. Over two dozen media outlets and podcasts have featured Ben's training techniques with his athletes including Sports Illustrated, The Athletic, NBC Sports, The Player's Tribune, Men's Health, Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Hockey News.

Alan Bishop

Alan Bishop serves as the Director of Sports Performance for the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program. Widely regarded as one of the most pragmatic coaches in collegiate athletics, Bishop has established himself as an industry leader in strength and conditioning for the impressive physical development he engineers within his teams year after year.

Alan is a graduate of Utah State University where he competed as a Division 1 football athlete and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. After finishing his collegiate playing career, Alan continued his education at Southern Utah University, graduating with a Master of Science in Sports Conditioning and Performance.

Dr. Matt Frakes

A leader in the sports nutrition field, Dr. Matt Frakes joined Brian Kelly’s staff as Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Nutrition in December of 2021.

Frakes joined LSU after spending the 2021 season as the director of sports nutrition at Notre Dame. Prior to that, Frakes served a year as a sports dietitian at Louisville, working with several sports, including the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

In his role as Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Nutrition, Frakes will lead the LSU sports nutrition team, overseeing the strategic nutrition direction for all student-athletes on campus. He serves as the director of football nutrition and will have oversight for LSU’s 20 other sports.

While at Louisville, Frakes volunteered his time to co-lead the Black Coaches & Staff Association at Louisville and work with the SOAR (Strategically Organizing Against Racism) Committee.

Prior to moving to the commonwealth in 2020, Frakes finished his PhD in nutrition and hospitality management from the University of Mississippi. His research focused on the impact of nutrition and dietary intake on the recovery of sports-related concussions in student-athletes.

In his final year of his doctorate, Frakes spent a year as the associate director of athletic performance for sports nutrition education at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he led a staff of 13 to support the Ragin’ Cajuns student-athletes.

In 2017 Frakes began his collegiate athletic nutrition career when he was named the assistant sports dietitian and graduate instructor at the University of Mississippi. While in Oxford, he directed the nutrition education for the nationally recognized baseball program, cross country/track & field programs and golf programs.

Frakes brings multiple certifications with him to Baton Rouge, including being a registered dietitian-nutritionist (RD), a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a level one Anthropometrist (ISAK 1).

An active member in his profession, Frakes is a part of the Collegiate and Professional Dietetic Association (CPSDA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a mentor in the Diversity Dietetics Mentorship Program.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Frakes received his B.S. (Dietetics) and M.S. (Food and Nutrition) from Bowling Green State University in 2011 and 2014, respectively.