Meet the Team

Asma Kassam, BHK, CSNA


  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics – UBC
  • Certified Group Fitness Leader
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor
  • Certified Indoor Cycle Instructor


  • Weight Loss/Circuit Training
  • Corrective exercise

Asma has been involved in sport since the age of 6. She started going to the gym daily at the age of 15.

While pursuing Human Kinetics at UBC, she began teaching fitness classes at Gold’s Gym. During those years, Asma realized she had a passion for fitness. Along the way she worked in Corporate Fitness, and then finally as a Kinesiologist. She soon decided she wanted to combine her passion for fitness with using a scientific approach – and launched Active Kinetix Fitness & Rehabilitation.

Adding a team of finely educated individuals who share the same passion with various skills and qualifications is truly a dream. We hope to be serving the community and vow to continue furthering our knowledge to provide the best service.

Jessica Walesch, BKin, CFST 1


  • Bachelor of Kinesiology – UFV
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Active Isolated Stretch Therapist


  • Active Rehabilitation
  • Stretch Therapy & soft tissue release
  • Functional fitness training
  • Injury prevention

Jessica’s interest in exercise therapy arose after being involved in a significant car accident. While going through her rehab, she started working with the Kinesiologist. This was the most pivotal part in her rehab as it not only helped her strength, but helped change her emotional health. From then on, she understood the importance of adopting a fit and active lifestyle, and is passionate about helping others regain their vitality.  

Incorporating Fascial Stretch Therapy into her practice she finds, allows people to achieve the greatest results. She is excited to begin her next Level of FST in 2018! 

Conan Cooper, PhD ChPC, CSCS


  • Professor in Kinesiology at UBC
  • NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS Level 1)
  • Head Coach Educator for NCCP


  • Corrective Exercise & Rehabilitation
  • Active Rehabilitation from Motor Vehicle Accident or Injury
  • Vast experience training all ages

Conan spent fifteen years in the Faculties of Science and Medicine studying basic sciences and human physiology.  At the end of a post-doctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular & Respiratory Sciences in 2004, he transitioned into applied fields following his passion in sport and exercise.  The training and research used in his academic background drives the exercise. rehabilitation, and sport programs he writes every day

Serena Savji, BKin


  • Bachelor of Kinesiology – UBC
  • Certified Personal Trainer


  • Active Rehabilitation – ICBC Cases
  • Personal Training & Corrective Exercise
  • Partner Training

Serena has played soccer at a competitive level her whole life, and discovered the importance of health and fitness from a young age. While completing her Kinesiology Degree ,she was personal training and teaching group fitness classes. She has been an ongoing volunteer at Burnaby Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab (Healthy Heart) Program, and has also previously worked with with the COPD rehab program at Kelowna General Hospital. As a movement specialist, Serena helps people with their injuries and Rehabilitation, and incorporates her passion for fitness to help people achieve the next level of weight and strength goalsWhether you’re injured, inexperienced with exercise, or in a more advanced stage of training, Serena uses her exercise science background to provide you with optimized training that aims to correct asymmetries, enhance performance in desired activities, prevent future injuries, and improve quality of life to assist you in obtaining your health and fitness goals

David Crawford, CFST 2, PTS


  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2
  • Personal Training Specialist
  • Powerlifting Certified


  • Stretch Therapy & soft tissue release
  • Functional fitness training
  • Boxing, Muay Thai, Kettlebell Training

David’s passion lies in Fascial Stretch Therapy or FST. FST deals in relaxing the human Nervous System by using tractioning and stretching to alleviate and remove joint and muscle pain.

In David’s experience in Personal Training, he finds many people have movement restrictions, sometimes due to past injuries, and natural wear and tear of the body. In order for one’s health and fitness to be at an optimal level, David believes proper mechanics and pain-free movement to be a cornerstone of being fit, mobile, and injury-free. 

David is highly skilled and has 100’s of hours in practicing Fascial Stretch Therapy. He is furthering his skills in May when he is enrolled to complete the Level 3 certification through the Stretch to Win institute.


Melinda C, BSc (Kin)


  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology


  • Active Rehabilitation – ICBC Cases
  • Health Promotion

Melinda has been a practising and loyal Kinesiologist for 5 years. 

She takes pride in researching each clients case and creating individually tailored programs for each unique situation.

Melinda services the Surrey and Langley areas.