Meet the Team

Asma Kassam, BHK, CSNA

Jessica Walesch, BKin, CFST 1

Conan Cooper, PhD ChPC, CSCS

Certifications

Certifications

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics – UBC
  • Certified Group Fitness Leader
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor
  • Certified Indoor Cycle Instructor
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology – UFV
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Active Isolated Stretch Therapist
  • Professor in Kinesiology at UBC
  • NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS Level 1)
  • Head Coach Educator for NCCP

Specialties

  • Weight Loss/Circuit Training
  • Corrective exercise

Specialties

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

Specialties

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

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’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 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

 

Mark Wu, BHK, CSCS

David Crawford, CFST 2, PTS

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Melinda C, BSc (Kin)

Certifications

Certifications

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics – UBC
  • NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2
  • Personal Training Specialist
  • Powerlifting Certified
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Specialties

  • Active Rehabilitation – ICBC Cases
  • Hands-on Therapy/Muscle Release
  • Movement control & correction

Specialties

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

Specialties

  • Active Rehabilitation – ICBC Cases
  • Health Promotion

Mark graduated from UBC kinesiology in 2009. Afterwards, he went to UBC graduate school to perform research in human movement control.

In University, Mark suffered a severe injury while weight-lifting. After seeing multiple physiotherapists and not getting the results that he desired, he dedicated hours and hours of research and self-rehabilitation to overcome the injury. Over a decade later and hours of rehabilitative knowledge, Mark not only manages his injury weekly, but is also able to understand the physical and mental process of having an injury and going through the rehabilitation process.

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 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.