When not working, Dr. MacNeill enjoys working out, participating in powerlifiting competitions, and organizing community events.

Dr. MacNeill has competed on the Canadian powerlifting team, has traveled the world for competitions, and has broken multiple weightlifting records.

Dr. MacNeill is also the team chiropractor for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

On the left, you will find a video of Dr. MacNeill demonstrating the bus pull event at a strongman competition he organized. On the right, you will see Dr. MacNeill with Marshall Ennis and Thor Bjornsson (from HBO’S Game of Thrones); Thor came to Fort McMurray in 2017 to appear at a strongman event Dr. MacNeill helped organize.

Dr. MacNeill completing the bus pull event at a strongman competition.

Left to right: Marshall Ennis creator and host of OLN’s “All Strength Challenge”, Dr. JD MacNeill, and Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, World record strongman holder and “The Mountain” on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

Dr. Derek and Oil Barons Trainer, Peter Spiers