Matthew Young

Vancouver V6J 2B3

Matt Young is obviously keen on leaving his personal stamp on the health and fitness industry. Co-Founding Innovative Fitness in 1995, he was instrumental in developing the IF vision from a single customer to 11 personal training facilities across Canada using IF's patented Lifestyle management business systems. For his achievements he would be recognized as one of Caldwell partners of Canada [2006] & Business in Vancouver [2011] Top 40 Under 40 business leaders.

Not one to remain stagnant, Matt co-founded Digital Shelfspace in 2007, an online fitness content delivery platform with the intention of 'providing accessibility, affordability and accountability to populations that fall outside of the socioeconomic demographic of 1 on 1 training'. In 2011 DSS released Georges St Pierre's RUSHFIT dvd training series followed by The TOUR Academy Home edition in 2012.

Currently, Matt devotes his time to providing physical literacy to youth through his 60 Minute Kidsclub charity that is quickly gaining momentum to be scaled across Canada.

If you need prescription to the proper program for you, need that extra bit of accountability or just have a question that needs an answer, email


Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 Winner 2011
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist 2010 & 1999
Canada's Top 40 under 40 winner 2006
Produced & directed over 200 hours of Fitness video content
Written articles for Idea, Opulence, Impact, BMW & Sage publications
Authored &/or co-authored 7 published books
Founder Innovative Fitness Inc.
Founder Digital Shelfspace Inc
Founder 60 Min Kids Club Inc.
Founder of the Healthy Community Challenge.
Founder Personal 2 Professional Success Series
Global BC TV Fitness Expert (2005-2011)


Over 3.75 million raised for charity.
Founder of H2V coast to Coast charity ride across Canada (1 million)
Founder Race Director for Canuck Place Adventure Challenge benefiting terminally ill children (1.15 million)
Founder of the train the trainer concept (.75 million) to various charities.
Founder & producer of 1st ever media reality series. Fitness Fantasy.


Guinness Book of World record holder (fastest bike relay across Canada)
Australia Bike relay (Cairns to Melbourne in 8 days)
2 time Ironman finisher, 5 time 1/2 Ironman finisher.
10 time marathon finisher (New York, Honolulu, Sahara Desert)
3 time adventure stage race podium
36 hour adventure race finisher (5th place)
Multi day stage race mountain bike finisher
Multi day stage race run finisher (Sahara desert)
Varsity Canada West All-star football
3 time high school athlete of the year
Kilimanjaro Summit
1500 Mile Baja Moto
Machu Picchu Summit

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About Me


Certifications / Trainings

CPR Certified

Red Cross Canada
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

Matthew's Locations

Innovative Fitness Consultants Inc

2080 West 10th Ave
Vancouver V6J 2B3

Additional Information


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Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Business in Vancouver Top 40 under 40 2011
  • Caldwell Partners Canada's Top 40 under 40 2006

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