Jr. Athletic training is excellent for all young athletes to develop body awareness and confidence in themselves. It is also key in injury prevention for those participating intensely in competitive sports. Athletic training can help with the challenges of the constant physical changes taking place in a young, growing body.
We have partnered with Tennis Canada and Tennis BC to help young athletes perform their best, avoid athletic injuries and build body awareness.
We meet with the athlete to assess their physical needs and determine the goals for the training. We follow up with parents and/or coaches to hear more about specific improvements they would like to be made in the athlete's performance.
A program is designed around those specific goals, the trainer's assessment and the athlete's athletic and school schedule. It includes an in & out of the gym program, exercises and nutritional advice.
The athlete is supported by their trainer in and out of the gym. We assess the progress and carefully monitor and adjust the program if needed based on the athlete's progress and their constantly evolving physical and mental condition.
Most sports are asymmetrical, meaning there is usually a dominant and a non-dominant side to the performance. As a child grows those imbalances grow with them. Proper and consistent Athletic Training can help to reduce these muscular imbalances and therefore contribute significantly to injury prevention in the short and long-term, going into adulthood.
Additionally, many young athletes and coaches see the benefits of "dry land training" and those athletes participate in specific athletic training sessions may see themselves rise to the top more quickly than others.
Due to a single-side dominating character of the sport, our main goal is to help athletes maintain body balance and injury prevention of overused body parts & muscles. We use anti-rotational and stability exercises to achieve that, while guiding developing individual to the highest competitive level.
Golf is a single-side dominant sport and requires a lot of balance, rotational power and high concentration for long periods of time. Golf-specific training programs focus on strength of the back kinetic chain, as well as mobility of ankles, hip flexors, and T-spine. To prevent injuries we include anti-rotational exercises, shoulder stability and precision training.
Playing hockey requires a lot of power, body control, speed, strength and skills on the ice. During training sessions we not only work on athlete’s physical qualities, but also coach them to combine it all together and rationally use it in the gym and on the ice. We work to prevent overuse of hip flexors and lower back by keeping glutes and core active, and keeping lower extremities and T-spine mobile.
Figure skating is a complex, coordination- and aesthetics-oriented sport. The biggest challenge for an athlete is flexibility, great body control and high repetition ratio. It requires high-precision and physically demanding performance with ease and elegance. We help athletes maintain body balance, achieve understanding of body mechanics, strength and flexibility.
As a sport gymnastics requires extensive body weight conditioning, hours at the gym, repetition and correct form. Our goal as trainer is to ensure movements are performed correctly and to help the athlete develop basic and specific strength, power, as well as to prevent injuries. We design training programs to focus on core stability, flexibility, shoulder stability, lower body power, and overall body mobility.
Snowboarding is a unique and very un-intuitive sport that requires coordination, core strength, power, and enormous strength of the lower body. Snowboarding-specific training programs focus on the back kinetic chain, core stability, rotational and anti-rotational exercises, and mobility maintenance.
Cycling is an endurance- and power-based sport with an abundance of repetitive movements. Most common overuse injuries include hip tightness and thoracic spine limitations due to the forward body positioning of bikers. Cycling-specific training programs focus on keeping the athlete's body mobile, strengthening the thoracic spine to alleviate neck and shoulder tension, as well as improving glutes to keep them functioning to their full potential while on the bike.
Beautiful elegant performance on stage requires flexibility, great body control and strength. Every dancer is different; some need more work on strength, some more work on flexibility, so we approach every athlete individually. However, overarching goal of every training program is ensuring that all body parts function to their full potential.
Book a 45-minute session with us and tell us what your needs, goals and challenges are. We'll create a program tailored specifically to you.
In addition to 16 years of experience as an athlete, performer and coach, Corine is an NCCP Level 2 certified artistic gymnastics coach, ACE certified Personal Trainer, and a Pre/Postnatal Fitness instructor.
BA in Physical Education and Sports Coaching, ISSA (International Sports Science Association) Certified Personal Trainer, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Golf Fitness Instructor.
Chris has his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UBC. He is a also a certified NSCA Personal Trainer. Chris became a personal trainer through a passion for helping others discover how they can use fitness to achieve their own personal goals and improve their lives.
Melanie’s love for sports and exposure to various health care professionals inspired her to complete her Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics at UBC in 2013 as well as pursue her Masters of Kinesiology in 2016.
BCRPA Registered Personal Trainer FMS Level 1 & 2, StrongFirst BodyWeight Instructor (SFB), FRC®Mobility Specialist (FRC®ms), Currently 4th year Kinesiology Student at UBC
Fitnastika Fitness was founded in Vancouver by Corine Latreille and Sergey Nazarov back in 2013. Sergey and Corine met while they were both performing at Cirque de Soleil with an award-winning show Kooza.
Prior to their time at Cirque, Corine and Sergey had successful careers in artistic gymnastics and acro-sport, competing professionally in gymnastics in Canada and Russia, respectively. At the age of nineteen, Corine joined l’Ecole nationale de cirque in Montreal, majoring in acrobatic Hand to Hand with a minor in Handstands. One of her proudest moments was performing alongside Avril Lavigne at the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Torino Olympic Games. In turn, Sergey was an acro-sport National Team member and Captain for over 10 years. Sergey competed and became the winner of many international tournaments, world and continental championships.
Making Vancouver their home, Corine and Sergey wanted to share their passion for health and fitness with everyone. Their biggest joy is seeing people improve their lives through healthy diet and exercise, accomplish their goals and push the boundaries of their physical limitations.