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. Alex also has extensive experience in clinical rehabilitation from his time as lead Kinesiologist at Physio Plus Health Group in Toronto, Canada. Alex holds an honors degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University, and he is certified as a corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, he has completed numerous other certifications in the areas of soft tissue release (STR), strength and conditioning, core stability, corrective and postural exercise, post rehabilitative care, functional training, and high performance sport conditioning.
As a professional writer Alex contributed numerous times as a Health Advisor for the Globe and Mail as well as an expert contributor for STACK.COM, PT on the Net, and Yahoo Sports. He has also been quoted in Men’s Fitness, Glow and Zoomer magazine as well as being featured on MTV, City TV’s Perfect Fit and CP24.
As a leader in the field of Kinesiology, Alex is currently partnered with The University Of Toronto Masters Of Kinesiology Faculty, offering mentoring and practical student placement at The KIN Studio. Alex also spent two years as a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario item writing committee for entry to practice and was later featured in the College’s educational video about safety, standards and regulation within the practice.
Alex believes that the future of health and fitness for Canadians will benefit greatly from Kinesiology services that reflect the perfect balance of exceptional hands on therapy and progressive exercise; individually designed for the person in need and served with a smile. Alex’s training combines elements of rehabilitation, fitness and function, providing the best tools to help his clients live an optimal life. Alex is committed to helping clients of all levels reach their goals, improve quality of life and maximize performance through intelligent training.
In his spare time Alex loves to workout, hit tennis balls and play recreational beach volleyball. He also enjoys reading non-fiction, writing, travel, spending time with friends and family and laughing often.
Boban Zoric is a Kinesiology graduate and CSEP certified trainer with an extensive background working in high-level rehabilitation clinics and sports performance facilities. With years of experience in health and fitness, Boban has collaborated with a wide array of clients, including national level athletes, post-surgical/rehab patients and those striving to look, feel and function better through progressive training. Boban is a trusted referral source for several of Toronto’s most accomplished physiotherapists and RMT’s. He is also certified in Soft Tissue Release (STR) and seamlessly integrates these manual therapy techniques together with exercise to address pain related issues that would otherwise get in the way of fitness and function.
Boban has led information sessions demonstrating soft tissue release techniques to Physiotherapists and Osteopaths as well as contributing his expertise in the area of baseline testing of athletes for concussion management. He has also completed fitness and performance testing on elite hockey players at the NHL combine as well as firefighters at York University in the sports performance lab. He teaches and coaches each client with the aim of helping them look and perform their very best by laying down specific goals, building a proper foundation and then challenging them to achieve success.
Growing up as a multi-sport athlete competing in soccer, basketball, and European handball, Boban understands how important the combination of functional training for sport/life and injury prevention techniques are for overall health and long-term well-being. In his spare time, he also enjoys working out, traveling, watching movies and reading non-fiction books.
Dario Perc is a Registered Kinesiologist elite athlete, and coach. He has an extensive background in fitness training and experience in a rehabilitation setting. Dario has been offering personal training and group class services to clients for the past seven years, with a focus on safe, progressive functional exercise to improve the way his clients look, move and feel.
In Dario‘s time working in a musculo-skeletal rehabilitation facility he supported a broad range of clients, helping them improve a variety of knee and hip and pelvic conditions.
Dario is certified in soft tissue release and experienced in manual stretching as well as advanced strength and conditioning. His hobbies include sports working out, live music, camping and exploring the great white north.
Meredith Burton is a Registered Kinesiologist and Level 2 Provincial Gymnastics Coach. She has an advanced understanding of body mechanics and technical movement skills from her time as both a provincial athlete and gymnastics coach at the University of Toronto. Meredith has also provided support as an athletic therapist for the University of Toronto swim team as they prepared for National competition. Meredith has numerous NCCP coaching certifications, is certified in soft tissue release, and experienced in both manual stretching and strength and conditioning. Her approach to movement blends elements of precise corrective exercise, core training, and targeted strength training principles. Her hobbies include gymnastics, working out, cooking and a good book.
Sam has been a Physiotherapist for the past 14 years, specializing in Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Geriatric and Post Surgical Rehab. Since joining The KIN Studio team, Sam has focused on detailed musculo-skeletal assessment for injury, while directing exercise focused rehabilitation–a unique service that combines Physiotherapy and Kinesiology.
MASTERS OF PROFESSIONAL KINESIOLOGY STUDENT
Sydney is a Master of Professional Kinesiology candidate at the University of Toronto with a background in strength and conditioning, personal training and injury management. Sydney is certified in soft tissue release and has completed a 300 hour mentorship program through the University of Toronto and The Kin Studio. She found a passion for health and fitness during her time as a basketball athlete and decided to continue her education in health science. Sydney has experience working one-on-one with a variety of clients to help them reach fitness goals, while managing injury and aches and pains. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, baking, and exploring new cities.