About ALPHA Obstacle Training
Alpha OT is an organization that empowers communities by inspiring teamwork, goodwill, and personal development for all age groups. By challenging participants to overcome physical obstacles, they realize their potential to overcome adversity and face their mental battles.
Alpha inspires individuals to step out of their comfort zone, find their inner purpose, and conquer their fears.
Our goal is to reach and inspire as many people as we can. In becoming part of the community, our team members feel respected, encouraged, motivated, supported, and comfortable in their surroundings.
Alpha provides these opportunities to individuals through hosting obstacle course races, team building events, training camps, and youth programs.
Unleash your Inner Alpha by joining the ALPHA Army.
You will have access to:
- Monthly newsletters
- The latest news from the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) industry
- Discount codes for various races and apparel
- Training tips from Jesse Bruce, a 30 times OCR winner
- Gear recommendations and reviews
- Opportunities to attend races as part of the ALPHA Army
Co-founder of Alpha Obstacle Training
Jesse Bruce is the Co-Founder / Chief Motivator of Alpha Obstacle Training in Toronto and an Elite Trainer at Myodetox Performance Centre. A lifetime of being the underdog has led Jesse to where he is today. Being extremely underweight and weak, Jesse had no confidence in himself. His low self-esteem led him down a dark path filled with many mental and emotional battles. He struggled in school and turned to drugs and alcohol to numb his pain.
His life changed when he discovered a passion for fitness and the art of mastering obstacle courses. Jesse worked hard, stayed on top of his physical goals and began his journey to a more fulfilling life; he became a 30-time obstacle course winner and a successful business owner.
Jesse wants to help people become a stronger and faster version of themselves, but also gain the confidence needed to face the difficult mental obstacles that life can sometimes throw at us. Currently, he leads group training classes for at-risk youth from the Covenant House Toronto—he believes that training to conquer obstacle courses can change lives.
Qualifications, Awards, and Accolades
- (Honours) Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Guelph-Humber
- CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer
- Poliquin PICP Level 2 Coach
- Spartan SGX Coach
- 30X OCR winner
- 2015 Canadian Male Spartan Race Champion
- 2015 For Those Who Would Humanitarian of the Year Award presented by the OCR World Championship
Chief Operating Officer
Megan Sutherland is the Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Obstacle Training. Megan’s career to date has centrally focused around developing programming that uses sport as a vehicle to bring people together and empower them to reach their full potential.
Megan lived a fairly active life playing a variety of different sports since the age of four. In her university years, she began to get preoccupied with her weight until she became ill with anorexia in her final year of school. She fought a six-year battle with the disorder that was filled with a number of highs and lows. At one point, she had to leave school to enter into a rehabilitation program—this was her first step on the path to a healthy recovery.
Megan found various goals to work towards that kept her health on track. The first was participating in FemSport, a strength and endurance competition in Vancouver. With a bit of healthy competition and a great sense of achievement, Megan began her search for a similar group event she could be a part of. She stumbled upon obstacle course racing and decided to give it a try. This was pivotal in her transformation and journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
In her first year competitively obstacle course racing, she won the 2014 OCR World Championships in the 25 to 29 age group.
Megan hopes to use her incredible knowledge and passion for health and fitness to provide unique opportunities for all age groups to get active.
Qualifications, Awards, and Accolades
- (Honours) Bachelor of Sport Management, Brock University
- IYCA Youth Fitness Specialist
- Canfit Pro PTS
- 2013 Impact Magazines Inspirational Heroes
- 2012 Vancouver Olympic Torchbearer
- 2014 OCR World Champion (25-29 age group)
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What Our Customers Say?
STEP UP YOUR RACE SEASON
“The greatest obstacle course around and the most motivating and friendly staff ever. If you wanna step up your race season, this is the only place you can achieve that.”
NOTHING BUT POSITIVITY
“For somebody who has never taken part in a competitive obstacle course, I was very impressed with the overall attitude towards less experienced participants. I got nothing but positivity and encouragement from all of the staff in what was the biggest physical challenge I've ever faced. I wasn't sure what to expect going in but looking back on it, I'm very happy I participated and will definitely consider doing this again! Thanks again Alpha!”
AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT
“Alpha Obstacle Training OCR’s are something that need to be experienced. It is an inclusive environment where all fitness levels are welcome and you'll make a lot of new friends.”
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
"All I have to say is go their once, give them a try. You'll be back and they will welcome you to their family!"
MOTIVATING AND ENCOURAGING
“I can't say enough good things about Jesse, Megan and the entire Alpha OCR community. Whether you show up for one of the races they put on at Polson Pier or join their team at other OCRs, you instantly feel part of the most motivating and encouraging fitness family out there!"
REACH YOUR GOALS
“At Alpha you work out with some of the most motivating and supportive people you will ever know. They encourage you to reach your goals no matter what your fitness level is. You become part of the community that cheers you on and will do extra burpees to help you finish strong. I love this fit family.”
A SECOND HOME
“If you’re looking to have a great workout, meeting some amazing people, and have a fitness goal, no matter how old or what level of fitness you are, things can be accomplished here! It's a second home and it's a big family community!”
“It was my first time participating in one of the OCR Series events. Great course, layout, and organization by the owner(s). Will definitely recommend.”
HEART AND SOUL
“The community along with the heart and soul everyone puts into Alpha Obstacle Training, places it above and beyond by miles!!!”