About Us

Mission Statement

To shape the future of how Canadians improve fitness and enhance movement by combining the highest level of evidence based exercise, manual therapy and rehabilitation services to our customers.

The KIN Studio was never supposed to happen. In a time where heavily financed rehabilitation clinics and multi-million dollar gyms with rows of shiny equipment and valet parking dominated the Toronto health and fitness market, a young man with a strong heart and a clear vision was waking up every day at 4:45am to train clients and fold towels at a local gym because in his heart he believed one day he would give people more. His name was Alex Allan and after a decade of achievement, study, sacrifice and practical experience, he became a Registered Kinesiologist and suddenly the “more” he had dreamt about years earlier became apparent. Alex noticed that many of the clients who came to him with the goal of getting in shape also had previous injuries, and muscular imbalances in need of repair. They wanted to increase fitness, decrease pain and not get hurt in the process. The KIN studio was founded to balance these goals at the highest level possible. Our combination of advanced fitness expertise and complex injury management fills a huge gap in the Canadian wellness industry, right between personal training gyms and traditional physiotherapy clinics. 16 years later, The KIN Studio is alive and well, offering proof to the idea that success and positive change can be funded by many different types of currency.

Our Solutions

What We Excel At
Injury Rehabilitation

We specialize in the treatment of and management of muscle injury and joint pain. From tight necks and achy shoulders, to sore backs and injured knees we offer safe and effective solutions that use specific timelines to get you back in action as soon as possible.

Functional Training for Fitness

Our Functional Training system helps you to achieve adequate stability, cardiovascular endurance, strength, power, agility, and freedom of movement to optimally perform all of the tasks that your life and/or sport demands of you without significant limitation from injury.

Soft Tissue Release (STR)

STR is a highly effective technique that has an immediate and powerful effect on muscle and connective tissue. STR is a combination of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Assisted Stretching.

Registered Physiotherapy

What makes our Toronto Physiotherapy service unique is the fact that we focus on hands on therapy and exercise prescription to actively solve your problem. We don't believe in hooking people up to machines and going for a coffee. We work hard..with you. Our Physiotherapists collaborate with top Kinesiologists to move you from injury to function in the best way possible.

Brain Focused Weight Loss Solutions

Our unique weight loss program combines Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), expert Nutritional Coaching and Kinesiologist led Fitness training all in one place. We believe this combination gives you the best chance of identifying the root causes behind the weight gain, and offers the support for you to do something powerful about it.

The KIN Yoga Method

The Kin Yoga Method is the only class in Toronto that offers the benefits of Yoga combined with Kinesiologist led core training. This hybrid class offers seamless transitions between Asanas and core exercises with the help of two expert instructors per class. This is the perfect way to save time and cover two of the most important components of fitness; free movement and focused core stability.

KIN Sport

Youth Athletic Development
KIN Sport (Youth Athletic Development)

At The KIN Studio we strive to satisfy both of these needs with our Youth Athletic development program. We start by correcting muscle imbalances and stabilizing the core. Then we increase flexibility and optimize movement.

KIN Sport - Phase 1: You are only as stable as your base.

Detailed musculo-skeletal and functional movement assessment leading to a corrective exercise program with Alex Allan program length 4-6 weeks.

KIN Sport - Phase 2: Build on the base to win the race.

Dynamic fitness assessment performed at the top sports performance lab in Toronto. Results are then used to develop an advanced sport specific strength and conditioning plan.

What Makes Us Unique

With thousands of personal trainers and physiotherapists in Toronto, making the right choice for your wellness needs can be daunting. If you are like most active people over the age of 25, your fitness training goals can be limited by aches, pain and injury. This can have you running from the trainer to the physio and back again with minimal communication between practitioners. If this is the case then the KIN Studio may be the best choice for you!

 

We integrate your fitness needs and rehab goals into one regulated hybrid service offered by the only Kinesiology focused clinic in Midtown Toronto. You can think of us as fitting in right between a personal trainer and a Physiotherapist on the health care spectrum. We are experts in human movement with advanced knowledge of both injury rehabilitation of and safe/intelligent fitness training. We are the only practitioners to have advanced skills in both these areas. We will go that extra mile to help you with your aches and pains and keep you fit and functional in the process

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Meet the Team

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ALEX ALLAN, R.Kin, CES, STR 

Alex Allan is the owner/operator of The KIN Studio in midtown Toronto. He has been involved in strength and conditioning for 17 years and has worked for nine years as a Kinesiologist specializing in rehabilitation management and return to sport/life demands. […more]

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BOBAN ZORIC, R.Kin, CSEP-CPT, STR

Boban Zoric is a Kinesiology graduate and CSEP certified trainer with an extensive background working in high level rehabilitation clinics and sports performance facilities. […more]

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NICOLE DI NARDO,

CERTIFIED NUTRITIONAL PRACTITIONER

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LEO CHAU, MSc.PT, BSc. KIN

Leo received a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology with an ergonomics specialization from the University of Waterloo. With a unique combination of strong backgrounds in both injury rehab and human movement science, he can quickly help you achieve your best physical function in the shortest amount of time.[…more]

JAY WILSON Hon BSc., MSc.2, CBT/ABA

 CBT PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Jason received his Honours Bachelors of Science in Biology with a specialization in Complex Human Disease from U.B.C. He has also completed two Masters of Science degrees in Medical Genetics (Specialization Mechanisms of Disorder) from U.C.L.A and Applied Psychology (Specialization Health/Counselling Psychology) from the University of Liverpool.

Jason holds an additional Specialization in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mental Health as well as certifications in CBT and Applied Behaviour Analysis and CBT For Weight Loss.

As The KIN Studio CBT Psychotherapist Jason is excited to utilize his diverse experience, knowledge and passion to help clients with the mental and emotional barriers […more]

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ARTI SHARMA, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

THE KIN METHOD

 

Arti is passionate about improving physical and mental well-being through the flow of her Yoga practice. To enhance both, her classes interweave the mindfulness of yoga with the science of movement.

Her own health and wellness journey began in 2003 with specialist training in physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Upon graduating from Kurukshetra University in India, she decided to broaden her focus to include injury prevention and targeted movement, an ambition that brought her to Canada where she studied at both Humber College and the Yogatree Studio Toronto. As a yoga teacher informed about western rehabilitation, Arti combines both eastern and western philosophies; empowering you to make lifestyle modifications in a uniquely holistic manner.

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