Nick Brindisi

Hi! I'm Nick Brindisi, and I built Growing up and living in Beautiful Collingwood, Ontario, Canada gave me a perfect setting to live an active life from an early Age. With ski hills, the huge Georgian Bay off Lake Huron, forest trails, and a wide variety of sports facilities, Collingwood is ideal for healthy active lifestyles. I have had the honour to raise two young men, Matthew and Thomas who also have adopted athletic, healthy lifestyles.

I currently live in Woodstock Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. We are surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and Allegheny Mountains to the west. The Shenandoah river takes 7 bends running through town and we are surrounded by a network of great running trails from the Appalachian to Massunutten and Tuscarora trails.

My wife Mercedes is a physician and epidemiologist for the state of Virginia and an avid runner. I have 2 wonderful step-daughters aged 19 and 12, the eldest in university and the younger in middle school and a competitive gymnast.

Having volunteered as a coach for many years in a variety of sports, I now hope to make coaching and helping others my life long vocation. If I can help one person improve one aspect of their life then I'm fulfilled.

Photo Credit Isis Photography for On the Bay Magazine
Photo Credit Isis Photography for On the Bay Magazine

My goal in creating My Active Lifetime is to bring together the collective knowledge of other people who inspire me to write about a variety of things related to healthy living. Physical, mental, spiritual and nutritional health are all key areas that we all need to improve upon. The contributors I have selected are subject matter experts in areas such as life coaching, psychotherapy, nutrition, physical conditioning, various sports and more! I'm thrilled to bring it all together to share here on

Sinister 7 - 100 mile race Leg 3 of 7 in 2016.




  • Lifetime runner - 5K/10K/Half Marathon/Marathon/Ultra Marathon
  • Black Belt - 1st dan Taekwondo
  • Kayak, Mountain Bike, Downhill & Cross Country Skiing, Soccer, Tennis

Sponsors (Running)

Photo: Tjalling Halbertsma

Proudest Achievements

  • Raising my boys to be fit active healthy individuals
  • Finishing 100km run on the road in under 11 hours during the run for the G&M Hospital
  • Finishing the 160 km (100 mile) Sinister 7 trail race twice
  • Finishing Halliburton 100 mile race twice
  • Making a difference in the lives of those I've coached
  • Earning private pilot certificate




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