MEET THE EXPERTS

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Mark Vilela

Fascial Stretch Therapist, FRCms, Registered Massage Therapist (in progress)

I have been a professional personal trainer since 2017 and a certified fascial stretch therapist since 2019. I treat every one of my clients as unique individuals and tailor treatment plans according to their specific goals and lifestyle. I accomplish this by learning how people move as they go about completing tasks in their daily life. My passion is to help people live healthier, regain function and move pain-free.

Throughout my professional career, I have had the privilege of working with various individuals, athletes and groups, privately and at various events. I was the fascial stretch therapist for the 2019 CCYAA Celebrity Classic Basketball game at the popular outdoor festival in Markham, Night It Up! I was also the preferred fascial stretch therapist for Team Inferno at the North America Police Soccer Tournament (NAPST), which was organized by Peel Regional Police and hosted in Mississauga in 2019. I was the preferred fascial stretch therapist for Team Shade at the 2020 Provincial Dodgeball Championships. At the McKesson Canada Annual Wellness Fair in January 2020, I provided assessments and tips on movement enhancement.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2 Certified

  • FRC Mobility Specialist

  • Stick Mobility Movement Specialist Certified

  • LifeStretch Certified Instructor

  • DTS Exercise Coach Level 1 Certified

  • Olympic Weightlifting Course Level 1 by Varbonov S.O.W.

  • TRX Suspension Training Coach

  • canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Certified

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Kelvin Ip

Movement Specialist, FRCms

Since 2017, I have been a Certified Personal Trainer working with many different people with many different goals, ages, starting points, experiences, and injuries. My main focus is getting my clients the ability to perform their day-to-day functions easier or try new experiences that they may have never thought possible before. This is done by making manageable lifestyle changes, improving movement patterns, expanding range of motion, and developing strength in a variety of positions with a carefully customized training plan.

 

The philosophy behind my training is quite simple - master the basics before moving to more complex things. It will be challenging but also fun and exciting! This requires a certain level of commitment from my clients to trust the process and put in the work even outside of the training session. Clients who subscribe to this have seen improvements in body composition and performance, decrease in pain, more energy, and less stress.

 

If you’re ready to take the first step towards your fitness and health goals - schedule a time for us to chat about your goals and what we will need to get you there. Looking forward to speaking with you!

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • FRC Mobility Specialist

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Professional

  • Darby Training Systems Level 1 Certified

  • Darby Training Systems - Low Back Fundamentals

  • Agatsu Strength & Speed Specialist

  • TRX Qualified Coach

  • Reconciling Biomechanics w/ Pain Science

  • canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Certified

  • Stress-Reduced Fat Loss Online Coach

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Samantha Russell

"The Intern" / Assistant Coach / Guest Experience Coordinator

I started my fitness journey in 2016 to improve my overall fitness and crush some barbell goals at the gym. I've been an athletic individual since a young age so I was naturally drawn to training.

I'm currently enrolled in a Fitness and Health Promotion program because my passion is to help others start and continue improving themselves physically and mentally through fitness.

I'm a big believer in balance and I know what it's like to feel stuck and unsure of what to do next, especially starting out! If this sounds like you, feel free to reach out and ask questions!

You can catch me on Instagram at @_samrussellfitness