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Don't Die T.O. Fireside Chat & Social Mixer

Hosted by David Zhao, Peter Phua & Ben-Zion Benkhin
Past Event
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About Event

Welcome to another Don't Die Toronto meeting!

Join us for a gathering of researchers, medical professionals, longevity enthusiasts, biohackers, and more.

The primary focus of our event will be a fireside chat with Geoff Girvitz of Bang Personal Training. Expect actionable insights on how to increase your performance and longevity by boosting your VO2 max. This discussion will be appropriate for all knowledge and fitness levels.

Stick around for non-alcoholic drinks, healthy snacks, and Blueprint-style Nutty Pudding.


  • 7:00PM - 7:30 PM: Doors open

  • ​7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Fireside chat with Geoff Girvitz

  • ​8:00 PM - 8:15 PM: Launch Keynote with Optimal

  • 8:15 PM - 8:30 PM: AI, Life Extension, The Blackprint with Ben-Zion

  • 8:30 PM - 10 PM: Casual social mixer


Geoff Girvitz has worked in the areas of health and behaviour change for nearly 20 years and an expert in exercise and behaviour change. Geoff founded Bang Personal Training in 2008, where he and his team take a mindfulness-based approach to strength training.

He has worked with Thrive Global, Precision Nutrition, and Dr. BJ Fogg, along with the Behavior Design Lab at Stanford University. He has been featured in in Vice, GQ, and the Globe and Mail.

Peter Phua is a former family physician and current full-time founder at Optimal.

Ben-Zion Benkhin created WOMBO.


Optimal: A members-only performance and longevity community mission-focused on full-stack human optimization.

Optimal uses a combination of blood tests, protocol coaching, and non-pharmaceutical interventions to boost patients from average health and into a more optimal zone.

WOMBO: Building the best consumer AI experiences. 200M+ downloads.

119 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON M5V 2K2, Canada
1203, someone will be downstairs to let you in