I am what you might call a “movement nut”. I am passionate about cycling, swimming, hiking, hockey, tennis… and, well, movement and fitness in general. I am also passionate about Health & Well Being. My own personal struggle with some heart health issues have driven me greatly to gather the resources, education, and training I have amassed over the last few years.
In December of 2003, I contracted pericarditis/myocarditis and spent time in and out of hospital over the next 1.5 years. I experienced heart failure numerous times, was rushed in for an angiogram, descovered an abnormal heart rhythm… and basically had the scare of a lifetime (buy me a coffee sometime and I will tell you all about it).
I have also battled anxiety and depression for most of my teen and adult life. I have incorporated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, breathing techniques, meditation and yoga into my life and now feel that I have balance in my day.
Currently, I am a Marathon and Triathlon Coach, Team in Training certified (running) by Jack “Tupper” Daniels himself. I am also a certified AFLCA Group Fitness Leader with a designation in Portable Equipment (trained by Marjorie O’Connor). I am also an NCCP and CAC Triathlon Coach.
My history as a professional dancer (trained at the Alberta Ballet and Royal Winnipeg Ballet) gives me a unique understanding of the body and how it moves… and doesn’t move.
My partner Eleanor is an RN currently working at one of Canada’s largest trauma centres. She is always happy to answer medical questions either off the top of her (very knowledge filled) head or out of one of her vast medical textbooks.
I have access to some of Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver’s top resources in fitness, health, nutrition, relaxation, massage, yoga, breathing, stroller-size, bikes, shoes… you name it!
To top it off, I am the Get-Fit Guy on the Quick and Dirty Tips network and on Scientific American, I was the voice of Mark Sisson on the Primal Blueprint podcast and Ben Greenfield’s “sidekick” on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast. I am currently co-owner and coach at Weighless.life, and I also work with the Bulletproof Executive, Dave Asprey.
Please drop me a note if you have any fitness needs that you would like some help with.