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 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 that is 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, travelling, watching movies and reading non-fiction books.
Ty Agha received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto. He practiced for several years in British Columbia in an outpatient orthopedics setting before returning back to Toronto. While practicing out west, he also completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in the advanced management of musculoskeletal conditions. He has years of experience as a clinical educator for athletic therapy and physical therapy students and continues to be an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine. Over the years, Ty has worked with a variety of patients, including local sports teams, to provide physical therapy to athletes on the field and in the clinic. He uses an evidence-based approach to treatment which includes a thorough assessment, orthopedic manual therapy, corrective exercise and functional dry needling/IMS. He also emphasizes the importance of regional interdependence and the need to treat the human body as a whole.
Leo attained a Master 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 anatomy, biomechanics, ergonomics, and sports, he founded PTology to help you become the best you can be.
When injuries happen, let Leo’s expertise and experience guide you to success in reaching your goals. He believes in simplicity and efficiency to achieve the best outcomes, using an evidence-based approach with minimal use of special equipment. His core belief is that everyone is capable of improving and maintaining their well-being when provided with the right knowledge.
“In high school, my math teacher, Ms. Nathan, used to always say ‘practice makes better’. This was obviously derived from the old adage ‘practice makes perfect’. Ms. Nathan emphasized taking things one step at a time towards a goal and celebrating the small victories along the way. Her principle left a lasting impression on my life because it helped me get through many difficult situations and problems. I grew so fond of it that it became the inspiration behind PTology. The six principles of my BETTER philosophy form the cornerstone of all my professional services to provide the best possible care and outcomes.”
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 they may face when trying to lose weight, eat well and stay fit by teaching them valuable techniques they can use in the moment to make better choices with nutrition and exercise.
His goal is to empower each client to make physical and mental changes through a highly dynamic personalized and compassionate based approach that is clear, consistent and effective The combination of focusing on positive thought and emotional patterns can lead to better nutrition and consistant activity. It all starts in the brain!