ALEX ALLAN is the owner/operator and business development lead for The KIN Studio in midtown Toronto. He has been involved in strength and conditioning for 20 years and has worked for eleven 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 Inside Fitness Magazine, 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.
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.
Jennifer is a Registered Kinesiologist who uses her extensive background in strength training and rehab, to help clients achieve functional fitness, mobility, and weight loss goals–while simultaneously managing chronic aches and injuries.
Jennifer attended the University of Guelph-Humber where she received both an honors degree in Kinesiology and a diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion. She then combined her comprehensive education in health, fitness, and movement with four years of practical clinical rehab experience.
It was this hybrid training approach that allowed Jennifer to master the art and science of helping clients achieve fitness goals, while also managing aches, pains, and injuries.
Jennifer has worked with many different populations ranging from kids to the elderly-addressing a wide range of health, fitness, and rehabilitation goals.
Jennifer also has experience working with the Occupational Health and Safety Department at Humber River Hospital, where she conducted and completed ergonomic reports, and published a Vaccine Awareness Month ad for the Flu.
Jennifer has a certificate through DICE (Dementia-Inclusive Choices for Exercise) and has completed her level 1 certification in manual Soft Tissue Release.
Her hobbies include weightlifting, dancing, hiking, and finding new scenic spots.
Connie Chan Zhang is a Registered Kinesiologist who is, first and foremost, a sport and fitness enthusiast. She specializes in training clients looking for increased strength, weight loss, functional fitness, expert technique instruction, and physical rehabilitation.
Connie holds an honors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto,
is a Registered Kinesiologist in good standing with the province of Ontario, and has been working for the past four years as a high-level fitness professional/Personal Trainer in Toronto.
Connie has completed numerous certifications including:
Connie is a certified Level 1 Soft Tissue Release practitioner, who can combine manual therapy with movement and exercise to achieve next-level results for her clients-when needed.
Connie grew up in Jamaica, where she developed a love for movement and physical activity that she enjoys to this day. In her spare time, she participates in soccer, track and field, working out, and badminton.
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Thalia Bergasse is a Registered Kinesiologist, Elite athlete and Personal Trainer. She received her Kinesiology degree from the University of Toronto with Honors and her Personal training certification with Canfit Pro. She competed in swimming at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China.
Thalia has a special interest in combining injury rehab/prevention with fitness, due to her experience with managing sport-related injury while training and competing at a high level.
She has experience with clients of all ages who have vitality, functional movement, and strength goals. She is currently working on her Orthopaedic Specialist advanced designation to help those with aches and pains that are preventing them from doing the things they love.
In her spare time, Thalia likes to read novels, go on outdoor adventures and train for triathlons.