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TRAIN WELL | LIVE BETTER

MEET CARLA

Her mission is to continue helping people improve their health-span through good movement, strength, cardiovascular, and other lifestyle practices to enjoy a longer and happier life.

In pursuit of bridging the ‘rehab to performance’ gap, continuing education has always been a passion and a must for Carla. A few of the numerous workshops, seminars and courses she has attended live include:

  • Dr. Stu McGill, Ultimate Back & 3h Back Assessment

  • Eric Cressey, Making Movement Better

  • Charlie Weingroff, Training=Rehab

  • Dr. Richard Ulm, DNS Weightlifting

  • Dr. Phillip Snell, Clinical Companion to Fix-Your-Own-Back

  • Sally Belanger, BASE (Basic Assessment and Strategic Evaluation)

  • SWIS Symposium (Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists)

  • Toronto International Strength and Conditioning Summit

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
  • BPHE Physical and Health Education, BA Health/Psychology, Queen’s University

  • R.Kin - Registered Kinesiologist, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario

  • CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • FMS-1 – Functional Movement Screen, Functional Movement Systems™

  • FCS - Fundamental Capacity Screen, Functional Movement Systems™

  • MES – Medical Exercise Specialist/ PRCS – Post Rehab Conditioning Specialist, American Association of Health Fitness and Rehab Professionals (AAHFRP)

  • StrongFirst® SFB Bodyweight Certification

  • StrongFirst® Kettlebell Course

  • DTS Kettlebell Course

  • TRX® Sports Medicine Suspension Training Course

  • Animal Flow® Certified Instructor

  • PN – Precision Nutrition Certified, Precision Nutrition Inc.

  • CFST — Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist™ – Level II, Stretch to Win Institute

  • TSCC — Twist Sport Conditioning Coach – Level 1, Twist Conditioning Inc. (Sport Movement Specialist / Sport Balance Specialist/ Sport Strength Specialist)

  • CSAC — Certified Speed and Agility Coach – Athlete’s Acceleration

THE CARLAKIN APPROACH:

Client-centered coaching and collaboration with other specialists

Assessment based programming

Results through progress tracking, adaptability and creativity

Learning through fun

Athlete minded - we are all athletes with a common goal of making physical and mental improvement

Keep it simple yet effective

Instill confidence for success, empowerment and independence

N = 1 - we are all individuals requiring unique approaches to gaining the best results

Anchor 1
  • 2018 StrongFirst® One arm Push Up test certification requirement- Achieved

  • 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront ½ Marathon (1:42:44)

  • 2015 Portland Marathon 42.2km (3:53:31)

  • 2014 Storm the Trent- Trek Elite Adventure Race (1st place in category)

  • 2013 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront ½ Marathon (1:42:34)

  • 2009 Sporting Life Toronto 10K (44:56)

  • 2007 Toronto Half Marathon (1:47:58)

  • 2002 ‘Top Female Athlete of the Year’ award for inter-university competitive clubs - Queen’s University

  • 2002 Mountain Biking team co-captain and MVP- Queen’s University

  • 1997 Bigside Soccer Team Captain and MVP – Trinity College School

  • 1992- 1996 High School Cross Country Ski Race Team 

  • 1992- 1996 High School Basketball Team

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Her mission is to continue helping people improve their health-span through good movement, strength, cardiovascular, and other lifestyle practices to enjoy a longer and happier life.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:

R2P - Rehab 2 Performance

FMS - Functional Movement Systems

NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association

COKO - College of Kinesiologists of Ontario

OKA - Ontario Kinesiology Association

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