Ian graduated with a Bachelor of Heath Science Degree Kinesiology from Sheridan College, which he attended on an athletic scholarship. He was the first player to be in the program for 4 years and in his time obtained numerous awards including; two coach’s awards and athletic academic awards. Ian obtained his first personal training certification in 2013 and second in 2018 and is currently working towards his Registered Kinesiologists’ Certification as well as his Strength and Conditioning Certification.
Ian developed his coaching and teaching skills as a teaching assistant and rugby coach at his local high school. He was also highly involved in the physical rehabilitation process, working as a Physiotherapist Assistant for multiple years at Back Works in Waterloo.
In the last two years of his degree, Ian worked at the strength and conditioning facility at Sheridan College called the Exercise Intervention Research Centre (EIRC). There, he worked under Team Canada’s World games Ultimate Frisbee head strength coach, Mike Haddock.
During his time there, he truly developed a finer understanding of the human body. During his time at Sheridan, Ian played not just varsity rugby, but also intramural sports including power lifting, soccer, baseball and volleyball.
Ian is now a competitive power lifter, yet as a trainer he prides himself in being very versatile, able to work with clients ranging from young, competitive athletes to mature adults dealing with mobility/stability issues and various physical limitations. He is passionate about helping people discover an increase the quality of life through safe and effective movement.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CPTN)
Functional Movement Screen Certified
Educational and Athletic Qualifications:
Bachelor of Heath Science Degree, Kinesiology - Sheridan College
Coaches Award - Sheridan College, 2016
Coaches Award - Sheridan College 2017
Athletic Academic Award - Sheridan College, 2017
2nd Overall - Ryerson Open Power Lifting Competition, 2018