Fitness is only
part of the
Without the proper assessment, care, and nutrition, your training session will only take you so far.
Our athlete-practitioners know what it takes to get your body back to performing at its best. All of our practitioners are fully registered health professionals and covered by extended health or injury claims.
A massage with our Registered Massage Therapist, can help with:
- Reducing pain
- Reducing muscle tension and increasing function
- Increasing joint and tissue mobility
- Improving circulation
- Promoting tissue healing
- Reducing stress
Our RMT integrates myofascial release therapy, deep tissue & swedish massage techniques, joint mobilizations, and active & passive release techniques into each therapeutic session.
DIET & NUTRITION
Proper nutrition is 80% of the equation to optimal health and performance. After your initial assessment our dietitian or nutritionist will create a customized meal plan that is tailored to your medical conditions, food allergies, fitness level and food preferences in order to meet your nutritional goal.
- Basic Menu Planning
- Quick & Easy Meals on the Run
- Celiac Disease Recipe Ideas
- Diabetes Education
- Sports Nutrition
- Food Allergies
- Tips to Feed your Kids
- Weight Loss
- Grocery Tours & Reading
- Food Label Tips while Pregnant
- Healthy Heart Tips
- Vegetarian Menu Planning
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Weight Gain
- Lifestyle Nutrition
Registered Massage Therapist
Sports Nutrition Coach
Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist
Proper nutrition is 80% of the equation to optimal health and performance. After your initial assessment our Ali will create a customized meal plan that is tailored to your medical conditions, food allergies fitness level and food preferences in order to meet your nutritional goals to achieve optimal health for life as it is a lifestyle change
Ali also offers educational virtual workshops, healthy menu planning, and environmentally friendly meals in mason jars. In addition, she currently offers food tours that focus on how to read a food label!
Since 1993 she has been involved in numerous activities related to the field of nutrition. She provides services that include conducting educational sessions to groups and individuals on sports nutrition, weight loss, gut health including IBS, healthy snacks, Diabetes, heart smart tips and basic eating principles.
Ali has also been very involved with SportMedBC, conducting one on one work with athletes and onsite counselling.
She writes for numerous health and wellness magazines, including IMPACT Magazine, Canuck runner, and Pacific road racers. In addition, she has been quoted in articles in several publications; Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, Metro, Today’s Parent, Vancouver Courier, The Province, Verve Girl, The Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen. She has also been featured on CityTV (Breakfast Television and CityCooks), CTV (Olsen On Your Side and the 6pm news), PBS (Chowtime cooking show), Joy TV (First Talk with Tamara Bull) and Women’s Network (the Shopping Bags).
Ali started a second company called Energy Essentials 24-7 Inc. to develop healthy whole foods such as a 7% M.F. cheese, Essential which was sold in 2016. She has co-authored and self-published two books; Good Food Baby and Good Food Toddler.
Registered Massage Therapist
Danielle’s unique educational background started with a certification as an Equine Sports Therapist in 2010 from the BC College of Equine Sports Therapy, followed by a Certification as a Spa Therapist from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage in 2012. Becoming a Registered Massage therapist was the natural progression, combining her passion for holistic care with anatomy and physiology. She graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2019.
Though Danielle is versatile in her ability to utilize a variety of techniques to accommodate each patient’s individual needs, her ability to work tissue deeply while still providing a relaxing treatment is what comes naturally to her as a therapist.
Patients should expect to spend a few minutes at the beginning and end of their appointment going over their treatment needs and home care plan.
Danielle’s passion for helping people is evident in both her personal and professional life. As a therapist, she takes great pride in taking meticulous care of her patients needs and comfort while working with them on their personal care goals.
In Danielle’s personal life, she can be found running her charity Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs, where she rescues dogs and trains them to be guide or service dogs for people with disabilities. In 2019 Danielle’s charitable work was recognized by L’Oreal with a Women of Worth Award. Running Leash of Hope has facilitated her knowledge and competency working with patients with specific needs, such as those who are mobility aid users, or have visual or hearing impairments. She also actively participates in adapted sport such as blind tennis and hockey, equestrian sports, running and is currently a carded regional athlete as a competitive rower.
Tips for helping your session go smoothly with a blind therapist.
- Danielle will guide you through what she needs, but please note the following:
- Be communicative and specific. Avoid pointing and saying things such as “I have pain here”.
- Inform Danielle of any open wounds, rashes or areas on the body that should be avoided. A sighted therapist will avoid these concerns automatically however since Danielle cannot see them she needs your help to be conscious of where to avoid.
- Don’t move furniture or items around. It can be hazardous and impede Danielle’s ability to move around the room smoothly during your treatment.
- Leave all your belongings in the designated area. Do not bring your cell phone onto the treatment table. Avoid leaving your shoes around the table, or let Danielle know they are there.
- Remove any dangly jewelry.
- Be courteous to her guide dog Starling (he may be in the treatment room during your session.)
- It is understandable that not everyone likes dogs, however Starling is specially trained to assist Danielle get around safely. It is important not to feed or distract Starling from doing his job, especially when in harness. When Starling is off duty on his dog bed, you might be able to interact with him – though please ask first.
Dee has been actively involved in the fitness & nutrition industry for 10+ years as a coach, fitness consultant and nutrition nerd. He is certified in nutrition and is currently working on his post-graduate diploma in Performance Nutrition.
- Dee focuses on a number of different nutrition disiplins:
- Nutrition for optimal sports preformance
- Nutrition for weigth loss or weight gain
- Macro assesment and determination
- Menu planning
- Lifestyle nutrition
If you’re looking for a nutritionist who can help guid you to reach your goals while giving you space to “eat how you like” and have flexibility in your diet, Dee is your guy.