Melanie Portal

  • Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics at UBC
  • Masters of Kinesiology
  • Performance coach & kinesiologist

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. She has worked as a performance coach and kinesiologist for over three years now and loves being able to help motivate individuals along their fitness and rehabilitative journey.

Melanie is an avid soccer player who has played at a competitive level throughout high school, university and continues to play to this day. Through playing sports, her previous work experience, as well as her role as a student assistant at the UBC Varsity gym has given her a strong foundation to be able to work with athletes of all disciplines. She’s a big advocate for leading by example and is always up to something active. She’s into all season hiking and trail running as well as activities like hot yoga, ultimate Frisbee, biking, basketball, strength and conditioning and any sport/ activity that can be played on a sunny day at the beach.

Melanie’s interest in physical rehabilitation stems from the many visits to physiotherapists, chiropractors and other treatment facilities for her own injuries. She was able to see the importance of health professionals collaborating to treat injuries as this often produced the best and most meaningful results. Collaboration as well as adaptability are integral parts of her practice.

She is committed in acquiring as much diverse experience and knowledge as possible in order to ensure every training and rehabilitation session is as effective and purposeful as possible. She has experience in fitness and movement assessments as well as with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).  These assessment methods allow her to better understand her client’s needs, imbalances and/or injuries, in order to provide the safest and best quality training session as possible.

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