Meet your team of qualified exercise and rehab specialists.
You will benefit from the depth of experience and training of Symmetrix Exercise and Rehab specialists - each trainer holds a four year B.Sc degree in Kinesiology.
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Kinesiologist, Team Leader
With Symmetrix since 2002, Andreja is deeply rooted in the science of human movement. Her meticulous assessments and programming provide her clients with effective, long-lasting results. She has completed three full marathons and four half-marathons. Andreja’s energy and contagious laugh keep her clients motivated and coming back for more!
As Symmetrix Team Leader, Andreja is responsible for developing protocols for all areas of our service delivery, including assessments and exercise programming. She provides continuing education to our team of Kinesiologists and thrives on keeping Symmetrix standards the highest in our industry. She is also a course instructor for the Functional Assessment of the Spine and Extremities offered through the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).
Andreja has over 18 years experience in musculoskeletal assessment, active rehab, corrective exercise, movement assessment, personal training and pool therapy. She is certified int he following: Functional Movement Systems (FMS Levels I/II), Kinesio-taping, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Functional Capacity Evaluation (Matheson System) and TRX.
Andreja holds a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University. She sat on the executive board for the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) for 10 years and held the position of President, as well as served on the executive board for the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance from 2006 – 2008.
Andreja’s favourite quote...
“The true purpose of exercise is to invigorate and strengthen us in body, mind, and spirit.”
- Deepak Chopra
Rachelle first received her Sport Science Diploma from Douglas College in 2014 and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley, completing in the spring of 2017. Rachelle became certified in kinesio-taping in the fall of 2017 and really appreciates how this skill supports her ability to help clients.
Rachelle earned several years of Kinesiology experience while working to complete her degree from UFV. She worked as a Kinesiologist with a Physiotherapy Clinic in Maple Ridge, first as a volunteer then as a part-time employee. Here she gained valuable experience working with ICBC clients; conducting functional assessments, writing recommendation reports and providing 1-to-1 active rehab sessions to clients. She also worked one-on-one with clients who attended the performance division of the clinic, supporting their athletic endeavors with sport specific training and injury management. Rachelle joined the Symmetrix team in May 2017.
Rachelle played volleyball for Douglas College for 3 years, the last two of which she was team captain. She then went on to play for the University of the Fraser Valley for one year. She currently plays recreational indoor volleyball, beach volleyball during the sunny season and recreational basketball. When not playing a team sport, Rachelle loves to hike the many beautiful trails around the lower mainland ~ and of course always makes her way back to the gym for running and strength training.
In addition to her sports and activities, Rachelle is a self-professed major foodie! She loves trying different types of food and is game for almost everything.
Rachelle’s experience and education support her ability to evaluate her clients’ needs and design comprehensive, effective exercise programs and lifestyle plans. Her genuine, comfortable personality comes through in all that she does, which makes her relatable and appreciated by all of her clients ~ whether she’s educating on correct posture or pushing them for that one final rep.
Arissa’s chosen area of study came from her personal experiences as a college basketball athlete – she suffered several injuries playing her sport and was highly motivated to learn more about the mechanisms of injury, how to prevent them and treat them. Arissa received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary in Alberta. Her high academic standings earned her a scholarship and recognition on the University Deans List.
While completing her education, Arissa gained valuable practical experience. For two years she held position of Assistant Strength Coach for several varsity teams, including womens soccer, womens rugby and co-ed wrestling. Arissa’s focus of study was biomechanics, which led her to roles as a Biomechanics Analyst with the Canadian Sports Institute as well as the Calgary Running Injury Clinic & Human Performance Lab. She also gained experience assessing clients and constructing orthotics at the Alberta Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre.
Arissa is currently in her first year of studies to become a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, which she will complete in the Spring of 2022. When not working or studying (which takes most of her time!) Arissa is most happy when she is outside hiking and snowshoeing. She loves to trail run and rounds out her own fitness with weightlifting and Olympic lifting.
Arissa’s high level sport and competition background gives her a strength and determination that comes through in her very focused and specific exercise programming. Her results-driven personality supports all clients in their goals; whether recovering from injury, maintaining quality balanced lifestyles, or reaching peak athletic performance.
Since a very young age, Curtis has been intrigued by the “behind the scenes” training and preparation required for sports and athletics. When he was required to undergo his own rehabilitation from a shoulder injury, he was further driven to pursue a career in Kinesiology. He received his Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) from Simon Fraser University in 2013. While at SFU, he also earned his Applied Human Nutrition Certificate and Health & Fitness Certificate.
Prior to joining Symmetrix in 2015, Curtis gained two years of experience working for a lower mainland rehabilitation company as a Kinesiologist. In this role he worked primarily with ICBC clients; conducting assessments, writing reports, designing and delivering active rehab programs and coordinating gradual return to work programs. Curtis also has previous experience leading group active rehab programs, including OR programs. In addition to working with us at Symmetrix, Curtis also works with a spinal cord injury clinic providing exercise rehabilitation to para and quadriplegics.
Curtis is an avid baseball player and is active both as an athlete and as a youth coach. Curtis played for the BC Junior League, the U21 Provincial Team and for Douglas College while attending university. Since 2012 he has coached and trained youth for a variety of organizations and teams. He is currently a pitching and strength coach for the Tri-City Indians Midget AAA baseball team and runs youth clinics through the Bullpen Baseball School. He truly enjoys working with youth to develop fundamental movement skills as well as mentoring in the areas of teamwork: encouraging respect, responsibility and friendly competition.
When not playing or coaching baseball, you will find Curtis in the gym weight lifting or outside hiking and canoeing. He is a major sports fan and loves to travel the world. Curtis’ experience with coaching & sport, along with his own athletic background, combine for a precise, challenging training style. His calm and focused energy is appealing to all clients; whether recovering from injury or working to reach peak athletic performance.
Sheron holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and has over 25 years in the health and fitness industry; spanning from the spandex days of the 80’s to steering corporate wellness initiatives at a major BC healthcare institution.
Sheron champions our Workplace Services. She is highly experienced in providing office ergonomic assessments and is a dynamic presenter. She has been facilitating wellness workshops for over 19 years and has presented to employee groups, professional organizations and at major conferences.
Sheron has a mind-body approach to health and fitness, which comes through in her exercise programming, presentations and business philosophy. She has completed numerous triathlons and enjoys “playing” outside with her family — husband Terry and daughter Hannah.
Sheron’s favourite quote…
“Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy”
- Miss Frizzle – The Magic School Bus
Terry is founder and of Symmetrix. He started the company as a one-man show in 1992 to help fund his University education. His passion for fitness, combined with his excellent business aptitude was a winning combination and testament to the growth and success of Symmetrix. Terry is responsible for the strategic and financial planning for the company but don’t let the business suit fool you. He has 23 years experience providing personal exercise programming and has worked with professional athletes, cardiac rehab patients, and every kind of client in-between.
Terry’s martial arts (Tae Kwon Do) background, ‘no-whining’ attitude and perfectionist personality come through in his precise, effective training styles. Terry’s greatest enjoyment comes from finding fun new ways to exercise with his high energy 10 year old daughter, Hannah. Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Business Administration (Marketing) Diploma from University/College of the Kootenays.
Terry’s favourite quote…
“Well, hello world… sometimes we (sic I) forget what living’s for…”
- Lady Antebellum
Dasha, the new co-owner of Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab Specialists, is a kinesiologist with 6 years of clinical, sport and gym experience. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and a Health and Fitness Certificate. Dasha currently specializes in aquatic therapy in the pool, and active rehabilitation and personal training in the gym. She has experience working with athletes on lacrosse and hockey teams, chronic pain clients, cardiac rehabilitation clients and everyone in-between.
Dasha has a mind-body approach to training; she understands that motivation, building healthy habits, and goal setting are just as important as routine training sessions in the gym. She is passionate about helping people improve their function, movement and strength. Dasha loves to see others achieve their goals and deeply cares about her clients’ success. She has a passion for growing and nurturing her community and she likes to learn new things and take on new challenges.
As a creative inventor, Dasha makes functional accessories for outdoors activities, most often using recycled materials. For three years, she has had her own Etsy Store, selling bicycle bags, rock climbing gear, and other leisure accessories.
Dasha is an outdoor enthusiast. While not at work you can find her in the mountains backcountry skiing, bicycle touring, multi-day hiking, or rock climbing. She takes her outdoor activities seriously: she has completed Avalanche Safety Training level one, and once set out on a two day hike over the Howe Sound Crest Trail to arrive at her friends’ wedding in Porteau Cove. Dasha has completed a number of long-haul bicycle trips, the first a cross-Canada trip and another from Vancouver to Baja Sur, Mexico. Dasha loves to bake, preserve, and ferment food. She is always looking for a better way to eat healthier and more nutritious whole foods to fuel her active lifestyle.
Clinic Manager, Co-owner
Kent is the new co-owner of Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab Specialists. He enters the world of health clinics and personal training with a solid foundation of business management and science. Kent cares deeply about the environment, communities and health.
Kent holds an MSc. from McGill University in the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences. His expertise in earth science brought him around the world: Alaska, Australia and most recently Africa. Kent developed a pension for managing crews, for example a team of samplers at Australia’s largest iron ore mine, and several large field camps in the copper belt of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
After 10 years of mining exploration Kent set his eyes on making an impact in his own country. He scored top of his class in a business program at UVIC, and founded his first business soon after. His business concept came about during a long-haul bicycle tour from Vancouver to Mexico. While cruising down coastal roads with the sprawling beaches and ocean ahead for weeks at a time, Kent was inspired to design better cycling accessories. Upon his return to Vancouver he found a way to manufacture and sell these. In addition to growing his business Kent managed a team of fundraisers for a Vancouver non-profit, and joined the board of a local charity.
Personal growth, as well as physical and mental fitness are deeply ingrained in Kent’s day to day routine. He expresses this in the gym and outdoors, where he believes consistency of practice, variety of activities and seeking out new knowledges are critical to his achievement of fitness goals and enjoyment of life. Skiing, climbing and cycling make the top of his list of activities, and he stays energized by preparing lots of delicious whole foods using ingredients from his urban garden. Because he loves to get active outside, if someone's complaining about Vancouver's weather you might hear him affirm “there’s no bad weather, just bad gear”, a flashback to those seasons spent in field camps around the world.