Personal Trainer and Fascial Stretch Therapist
At the age of 5 I started playing hockey and I continued to play all the way through school. When I was 15 and one of the smallest players, my Dad suggested that I start to "pump some iron" so I wouldn't get pushed around so much. After lifting weights (semi consistently) for the next 10 years, I finally decided to make it a career for myself as a Personal Trainer.
Through my experience, multiple certifications and studies over the next few years I found out some interesting, ineffective and even some potentially dangerous exercises I had been doing for the previous 10 years. Exercises that may have contributed to some of my nagging back and shoulder pain. I used this new knowledge to help myself and my clients at the commercial gym I was employed with. New members at the gym who were in some kind of pain were often referred for a consultation with me and I enjoyed the challenge of helping them.
In 2012, I learned of a treatment called Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) after seeing a demonstration of this technique from a course instructor. I knew instantly that this was something I wanted to do! So I became certified in the therapy the next year. FST was a great addition to my skill set and has really helped to improve my clients' results.