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.