SHEILA TOWNSEND, BHK, Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach

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SPECIALTY AREAS:

  • Body Transformation/ Weight loss
  • Active Rehabilitation
  • Strength Training
  • Core Training
  • Muscle Building

INTERESTS:

Training, weight lifting, basketball, any sports, and my puppy Sheldon.

Sheila has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from UBC and over 10 years of training and coaching experience. She is an expert in weight loss training, is an IYCA Certified Youth Fitness Specialist and is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).

Sheila has a lifelong passion for athletics. She had an illustrious career for the UBC Thunderbird Basketball team from 2000-2005. In that time, she led the Thunderbirds to their first National Championship in 30 years, and was named an All-Canadian.
While at UBC, Sheila was selected to the Canadian National Basketball Team and represented Canada internationally for 5 years. She played basketball professionally in Australia, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

JESSE TUPPER, CSCS, Strength & Conditioning Coach

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SPECIALITY AREAS:

  • Body Transformations
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Olympic lifting
  • Core Training
  • High intensity training

INTERESTS:

Olympic Weight lifting, basketball, football, hiking…anything active!

Jesse has over 10 years of training and coaching experience. He is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), an IYCA Certified Youth Fitness Specialist, and a Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach. Jesse also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UBC.

Jesse loves to play sports and compete. He played receiver and defensive back for UBC from 1998-2004. Jesse then went on to play professionally for the Manchester Wolves of the Arena League 2 for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Jesse and Sheila co-founded Prime Strength + Conditioning in 2007 and opened their first training studio in 2009.

AARON HARGREAVES, CPT, Strength & Conditioning Coach

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SPECIALTY AREAS:

  • Strength training
  • Youth Sport specific training
  • Weight loss and toning
  • High intensity training

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:

Training, working out, and exercising is a mentality and a lifestyle! Making healthy choices throughout your day is the foundation for nourishing the body and mind! I believe your attitude towards fitness says a lot about who you are! No matter your fitness level or goals, putting in time and effort towards your training is the best investment you can make. Always strive to better yourself each and everyday, and be the best possible you!

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Sports, training, movies, food and enjoying life!

CAIT HAGGARTY, BHK, Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach

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SPECIALITY AREAS:

  • Strength + Conditioning
  • Active Rehabilitation 
  • Weight loss 
  • Youth sport specific training 

INTERESTS:

Hiking, any sports, being on the water, animals and travel!

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

Physical activity is a vehicle to help people achieve their best self! As a trainer, there is no feeling more satisfying than that moment when a client reaches a goal, they never thought possible, because of their own hard work and determination. Being active becomes a lifestyle and a part of who you are. I am passionate about connecting with people and about being a resource to get your journey underway!

DAVID LYLE, BHK, KINESIOLOGIST, NSCA STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH", IYCA and FMS certified

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Specialty Areas:

  • Body Transformation/ Weight loss
  • Active Rehabilitation
  • Strength Training
  • Core Training
  • Muscle Building

Interests:

Training, weight lifting, basketball, any sports especially snowboarding.

David has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from UNBand over 7 years of personal training experience. He is an expert in weight loss training, is an IYCA Certified Exercise physiologist and certified strength and conditioning specialist and is certified to coach swimming, athletics, and Olympic weightlifting.

David has a lifelong passion for athletics. He had a great athletic career in gymnastics, judo, swimming, and soccer for many provincial teams and junior national teams. David has worked as a varsity strength coach for many sports but specializing in swimming and team field sports. Prior to working at the University of Alberta David was in charge for military testing and physical training in mainland bc.

Philosophy:

I get people performing their best by building their confidence. This stems from the evidence that quality of life and performance is improved with self efficacy. After identifying goals I prescribe a program that get you there with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption to daily living and any limitations the person may have.

COLE MCGRATH, BHK, Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach

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SPECIALTY AREAS:

  • Strength training
  • Active rehabilitation
  • Sport specific training
  • Weight loss and toning
  • High intensity training

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY:

I believe exercise should be used as a sustainable, efficient and effective tool to help you feel better, look better and be able to enjoy your life more as you age. Whether that enjoyment means improving your golf or tennis game through improved strength and mobility or just being healthy and strong enough to keep up with your children or grandchildren.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

I love playing almost any sport but some of my favorites include golf, badminton and hockey.

I also enjoy any activity that allows you to enjoy the outdoors like hiking and kayaking.