It all started with the many injuries and setbacks I faced when I was young. Much of my adolescence was spent in rehab recovering from various hip flexor/knee/ankle injuries, which took me out of the sports I loved to play. I had had two knee surgeries for meniscal tears by the time I was 17 years old. In order to recover, I spent a lot of time in physiotherapy, learning how the body works and what I can do to fix my injuries. The workings of a human body and learning that the smallest and most minor gestures could have a large impact on performance and injury prevention, fascinated me. It inspired me to join the Human Kinetics Exercise program at Capilano University where I graduated last year.
During my studies, I learned many things that I wish I had known while I was playing competitive sports – mainly soccer, football and hockey. With my newly acquired knowledge in-hand, I was inspired to become a trainer, where I could help those in need of guidance as I did before. My purpose now is to provide the proper techniques and support to my clients so they can, too, prevent injuries by exercising proper body movement patterns.