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, traveling, watching movies and reading non-fiction books.
CERTIFIED NUTRITIONAL PRACTICIONER
Nicole Di Nardo is an evidence-based nutritional practitioner with extensive experience working in natural health clinics both in Toronto and England. She is an honours graduate of the Holistic Nutritionist program at IHN and member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners.
Nicole specializes in the management of weight loss, IBS, stress management, menopausal symptoms and healthy eating for chronic disease prevention.
Nicole has experience working with elite athletes and corporate executives. She acted as the official team nutritionist for the Ontario League One Soccer Team Sanjaxx Lions and provided corporate wellness event planning services with Adele Wellness.
As an educator, Nicole has presented nutritional science seminars to both large law firms and intimate groups promoting women’s nutritional health.
Nicole also has a strong background in culinary nutrition. She crafts individualized meal plans with original recipes that are easy to prepare, satiating and fit perfectly into any busy lifestyle.
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.
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 compassion based approach that is clear, consistent and effective. The combination of focusing on positive thought and emotional patterns can lead to better nutrition and consistent activity. It all starts in the brain!
Yoga Instructor-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.