MEET THE EXPERTS

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Mark Vilela

Registered Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist, FRCms, FRsc

Mark has been a professional personal trainer since 2017 and a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist since 2019. He treats every one of his clients as unique individuals and tailor treatment plans according to their specific goals and lifestyle. He accomplishes this by learning how people move as they go about completing tasks in their daily life and their sport. Mark's passion is to help people live healthier, regain function and move pain-free.

Throughout his professional career, he has had the privilege of working with various individuals, athletes and groups, privately and at various events. Mark was the fascial stretch therapist for the 2019 CCYAA Celebrity Classic Basketball game at the popular outdoor festival in Markham, Night It Up! He 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. Mark 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, Mark provided assessments and tips on movement enhancement. Most recently, Mark has been working with players from the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2 Certified

  • FRC Mobility Specialist

  • Functional Range Assessment Specialist

  • Functional Range Strength Coach

  • Stick Mobility Movement Specialist Certified

  • LifeStretch Certified Instructor

  • DTS Exercise Coach Level 1 Certified

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

  • canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Certified

Joshua Chan

Registered Massage Therapist, FRCms

Joshua is a Sutherland-Chan graduate who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. He believes in an active approach to rehab and preventative care. Joshua uses a combination of neuromuscular techniques and myofascial release.

Joshua loves moving and it is evident from the roster of sports he has participated in despite how young his athletic age is. Since getting his kickstart in 2013 with dragon boat in Hong Kong, he has explored other sports and modalities such as swimming, crossfit, field hockey, running, cycling, triathlon and currently finds himself chasing down the rabbithole of ultrarunning. He has also had the privilege of coaching dragon boat and land training for the team.

This zeal for movement naturally lends itself to an inherent curiosity of how the body moves and adapts around injuries and restrictions that allow the body to continue to perform. As an extension of this curiosity he decided down the path of becoming a massage therapist so that he can expand his exploration beyond fixing himself so that he can educate and empower people to gain control of their own health and wellness - to adapt and overcome obstacles in their life whether in athletic pursuits or in the daily rigours of life.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • FRC Mobility Specialist

  • Crossfit Level 1

  • Dragonboat Coach Level 1 (HK)

  • Distance Cycling and Rowing Trainer Level A

  • Marathon Running Prep Coach Level A

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Andy Sun

Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist

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Andy is currently rewriting his bio but he's so busy working with athletes and teams at the moment.

Please check again in the near future or book with him today and hear his story in person!

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)

  • Registered Massage Therapist (CMTO)

Sharon Cheng

Assistant Stick Mobility Coach

Sharon is a Resident Physiotherapist and is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. She is a graduate from the University of Toronto Master of Science in Physical Therapy program. Previously she completed her Bachelor of Arts with an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology.

 

Sharon has a passion for manual therapy and is interested in pursuing the remaining levels. She is an avid believer in helping her clients understand the underlying reasons behind their pain and working together to formulate a treatment plan that is tailored to their needs. She has a strong interest in pelvic health and in helping bring awareness to conditions relating to pelvic floor dysfunctions.  Sharon is also a Medical Assistant in the Canadian Armed Forces as an Army Reservist. She has served for many years and has completed her Primary Leadership Qualification (PLQ) where she gained instructional techniques and new skills that she is excited to bring forward to her PT Resident career. Sharon is also a St. John’s Standard First Aid Instructor, and she teaches her military colleagues CPR and AED courses.

 

In her free time, Sharon enjoys Pilates and group fitness exercises to stay active!

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal (AIM) Physiotherapy Program from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Ortho Division) - Level 1

  • Introduction to Neuro-Proprioceptive Taping from InsideOut Physiotherapy & Wellness Group - Level 1

  • The Physical Therapy Approach to Anyone Experiencing Urinary Incontinence from Pelvic Health Solutions - Level 1

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Samantha Russell

"The Intern" / Assistant Coach / Guest Experience Coordinator

Samantha started her fitness journey in 2016 to improve her overall fitness and crush some barbell goals at the gym. She has been an athletic individual since a young age so she was naturally drawn to training and sports.

She is currently enrolled in York's Kinesiology program and completed a Fitness and Health Promotion diploma. Samantha's passion is to help others start and continue improving themselves physically and mentally through fitness.

She is a big believer in balance and know's 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 her on Instagram at @_samrussellfitness