Aidian Thomas, Head Strength Conditioning Coach
Aidian works with a variety of clients who represent a wide spectrum of health and mobility profiles. Some clients are active and relatively fit and simply want to improve their body composition and core strength levels, while others are typically coping with symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome, or are experiencing nagging pain or discomfort as a result of muscular imbalances or dysfunction.
His training as a certified Biosignature practitioner, Functional Movement Specialist and Agatsu Kettlebell Coach provides him with effective frameworks and perspectives from which to investigate, understand, test, assess, and develop effective strength, cardio and body composition programs for his clients.
Aidian’s prior experience in strength training and development encompasses bodybuilding, powerlifting and Olympic lifting.
Kathleen De Jesus-Gauthier, Certified Athletic Therapist
Kathleen De Jesus-Gauthier is a Certified Athletic Therapist since 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, Honours, 2000, and Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College, 2004. She achieved high academic standards graduating magna cum laude and the silver medal recipient for the highest GPA of the program, respectively. Immediately after graduating she began working with Rugby Canada with the National Senior Women’s team and has continued to do so. She reached one of her goals of being part of the team that competed at the World Cup in 2006 finishing 4th in the world.
As an athlete, she represented Canada in 2000 and that was after rehabilitating from 2 ACL reconstructive surgeries. Kathleen strongly believes that with hard work, commitment and determination almost any injury is recoverable. She believes that returning to play from back-to-back surgeries made her a better athlete and therapist.
Her athletic experience enables her to empathize with her clients and understands the importance to getting back to activity as soon as possible. Her treatments are a combination of hands-on therapies and individulaized exercise programs to give control over recovery to the client. She’s taken courses in Crainiosacral Therapy, Soft Tissue Release, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Dynamic Taping and will be certifying in Visceral Manipulation. This combination has been successful in treating acute injuries like sprains and strains but also chronic pain, headaches, post-casting, post-surgery, and post-concussion symptoms. Kathleen treats clients ranging from children to those who are young at heart.
You don’t have to be an athlete to see an Athletic Therapist. Working together with people to help achieve their potential and participate in whatever activity they choose is what she finds very rewarding about being an Athletic Therapist.
Anna Barone, Owner & Operator
Anna Barone owner/operator of Victory Performance Centre and Victory Caffe truly lives and coaches a sustainable approach of health and wellness, specializing in a 30 year old plus demographic. Anna is a certified personal trainer, boxing and yoga instructor and has been training and coaching for over two decades. She has completed numerous races including 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon distances, has competed at amateur and professional levels and continues to compete. She takes a balanced approach to coaching and believes that our own personal victories are achieved through a consistent sustainable approach which includes strength, mobility, nutrition and mental health.
Adam Eikenberry is a certified Personal Trainer and has been training and coaching for over a decade. He received his B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Kinesiology from Lakehead University, where he ran track and cross-country for six years and served as team captain and assistant coach for the last four of those years. He has competitively raced in running all distances from 100m to Marathon for over 20 years and in cycling, nordic skiing and duathlon since 2003. Adam is a former provincial medalist and reigning national silver medalist in his age group over the international distance, twice representing Canada at the Age-Group World Championships in 2006 & 2013, and qualified to represent Canada a third time at the 2015 championships in Australia. Adam has coached and administered clinics to all abilities of runners from beginners to elite for many years, and currently serves as the head coach for the Euro-Sports Running team. He takes an athlete-centered approach of looking at each athlete’s needs, strengths and weakness in order to help them to achieve their best possible performance.