BSc Kin (Hons) – Brock University
BCAK Registered Kinesiologist
CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer
DTS Kettlebell Coach
CanFitPro Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coach
ICBC Active Rehab, Kinesiology, Personal Training
My practice is rooted in the gym. I am far from a natural athlete – this didn’t stop me from playing sports growing up (Hockey, Track & Field, Football and Rugby). It wasn’t until I started in the gym did I realize that I didn’t have to be a victim of my circumstance. The gym showed me that I could improve my life by showing up and doing the work.
This power is what I try to bring out in my clients, injured or not, you have the strength within you to improve. A major part of my practice is helping people realize they are more capable than they think through physical movement and skills teaching. The other aspect of what I do involves putting things into perspective. What are your individual day to day requirements? What would you like them to be in the future? I help my clients see what is possible by showing them the path to get where they want to be.
I have worked with: Lifestyle changes, motivational coaching, balance training 55+ populations, Injury rehab, competitive athletes.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy practicing and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. On my off days I appreciate a good coffee and a wander around with my film camera. Out of the city you will find me camping in a forest or hiking up a mountain.
Do you have an area of specialization or interest?
I like to think of myself as more of a generalist when it comes to kinesiology. I come from more of a movement based background, and I’ve really seen the effect that moving can have on all kinds of populations with all kinds of ailments, though, my specific interests lie in locomotion coordination, intuitive movement, body awareness, and self discovery through movement.
I chose Kin because of my fascination with self improvement and my (at the time) obsession with the gym. I was a Science nerd so marrying the two just seemed right. The body is such a complex machine and the more I learned the more I was hooked.
I love the challenge of building programs for complex issues.
I love connecting with people as they recover.
I love seeing people break down their barriers and do things they never believed they could or would do.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
Everyone started from somewhere – the further back you start the more room you have to move forward.
What do you like about Westcoast SCI?
The philosophy. This was what I envisioned when I was daydreaming in University. Movement focused therapy.