I've always been a fixer. I love to fix people. I feel that too many big gyms care only about the bottom line and not about the results. "The Fixing" If results come first everyone wins. Especially when our clients are living longer, healthier more abundant lives.
Humans are asymmetrical. A lot of how I work with people is trying to get them to a balanced place where they feel better physically. As well as making sure they can sustain that balance.
I love Peter Attia and consider his model something that I try and honor in our space when looking at getting clients to their goals.
I've spent over 15 years in the fitness industry as a competitive runner, nutrition coach, trainer, health coach. My highlights include:
My philosophies as a personal trainer are centered around my education and experience as an athlete. A selection of my continuing education includes: A-CFHC Health Coach, Certified Biomechanics Specialist, TRX, AIM Closed Chain Lower Limb Biomechanics, Mobility Coach Plus, Precision Nutrition 1, Exercise Therapy Level 1, Can Fit Pro: certified personal trainer , Caveman Kettlebells, Amazing 12 Certified Trainer, Advanced Biomechanics, Zac Cupples: Human Matrix.
I'm an avid learner. I'm always reading new books and taking new courses. I'm not an expert at anything, I'm a student.
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I have been playing sports for as long as I can remember. It has always been a major part of my life. In Highschool I played on almost every sports team you could name. Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, and Football. This love for sport and movement, blossomed into a love for strength training in University as I discovered the unique personal challenges and constant opportunity for growth strength training provided. Strength training is the only method of training where you can truly sculpt how you look, feel, and perform. Whether it’s a sport, competition, or a desire to move well and play with your kids, strength training is the only method that can be tailored to your unique needs. It is those meaningful changes that strength training and exercise provides people that drew me into personal training and Kinesiology.
I attended the University of Ottawa where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics where I later went on to become a registered Kinesiologist through Ontario’s College of Kinesiologists. While attending the University of Ottawa I was able to obtain in depth knowledge about various principles of training, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. It seems every month the health and fitness space come out with new research and techniques that supplements what I was taught at university. My desire to provide my clients with the most effective training methods ensures I am in a constant state of learning and personal development.
My love for training has always been focused towards strength. Whether a heavy squat, overhead press, bench, or even sometimes a deadlift, my joy for fitness is always centred around lifting heavy objects effectively, efficiently, and without pain.
My past experience with aches and pains while lifting with the addition of some asymmetry has provided me with a tool box and a continuing desire to learn more techniques that I can apply and pass on to my clients. I have experience training clients of all types and ages with various injuries or impairments such as arthritic clients, clients with hip or knee replacements, and those who suffered from motor vehicle accidents. I recognize every client as unique and deserving of a training experience tailored to their needs and goals.