- Practicing Kinesiologist (BCAK)
- Restore Human Coach Level 2
It all started when...
As a professional kinesiologist, Stephan has a passion for helping clients feel stronger and stay active for life. His desire to restore the human body originates with his recovery from a sport-inflicted knee injury. That experience translated into years of studying the body, training clients in group and personalized fitness, and researching the most up-to-date rehabilitation strategies. Witnessing and facilitating the positive impacts of fitness on clients is what keeps Stephan motivated to assist others attain their fitness goals.
Stephan’s academic education includes an honours degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University, where he has co-published research in the International Journal of Exercise Science. After graduating university, Stephan served with the Canadian Coast Guard as a rescue specialist before moving on to pursue a career in personalized fitness coaching.
Stephan’s ability to generate results with his clients stems from a combination of his academic work and success with past coaching participants. He has helped both amateur athletes and office professionals reach their individualized goals, ranging from performance enhancement to rehabilitation to general ‘fitness for life’. With a specific focus in hip mobility, he seeks to reduce pain and increase function both upstream (lower back) and downstream (knees and ankles).
Stephan believes the human body is capable of a great deal of self-healing when given proper nutrition, movement, and mental stimulus. Training sessions are therefore not limited to individualized exercises, but also aim to educate clients on sustainable health practices to help develop and maintain body strength and resilience.