Strength Rebels was founded by physical therapist/researcher Dr. Scotty Butcher and strength coach Chad Benko with the goal of providing education and programs that redefine typical rehabilitation and fitness practices. We do this by video log broadcast on social media (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and the occasional blog post.

Scotty headshotDr. Scotty Butcher, BScPT, PhD, ACSM-RCEP, is an Associate Professor in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan, co-founder of Strength Rebels, and consultant at Synergy Strength and Conditioning in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Formerly certified as a CSCS and currently training as a powerlifter and part time CrossFitter, he has a passion for strength training and translates this to promoting quality exercise training and rehabilitation practices for clinicians and students. His focus in research, teaching, and clinical work is on the hybrid rehabilitation/strength training approach, as well as high-intensity interval training, and shares his views through blogging and vlogging. Connect with Scotty on Twitter (@InkedProfScotty) and Facebook.

BenkoChad Benko, BSc. Kin, CSEP-CEP, CPT, is the owner and operator of Synergy Strength, co-founder of Strength Rebels, and co-owner of These Fists Fly. After many successful years in the personal training field, Chad wanted more and dreamt of a different approach to fitness and health. Chad enjoyed “odd” styles of training, which he considers part of the history of physical culture, it would not be strange to find chad swinging kettlebells, lifting barbells, dragging sleds, pulling vehicles, and hauling around sandbags on the street of his home. This was a regular occurrence and this love for strength and fitness eventually brought him to CrossFit, which changed his perspective forever, finally a community of like minded people interested in olympic weightlifting, odd object lifting, and outside of the box conditioning methods. Over the years Chad has competed in many sports; weightlifting, running, CrossFit, powerlifting, and strongman at national levels. This wide range of backgrounds and interests has served Chad well as it has created a strong and broad foundation of education and learning to which he brings to Synergy Strength programming and direction. Connect with Chad on Facebook and Instagram.