THE TWIST DIFFERENCE

tWIST PERFORMANCE COACHES

Lisa Gervais

CPT, BCRPA and ACE
CERTIFIED CONDITIONING COACH
CERTIFIED ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALIST

Lisa grew up playing sports of all kinds: rugby, soccer, softball, but her true passion was always with hockey. She played competitively until the age of 40 when an injury sidelined her for good. Since then she has taken up Fencing, which is turning into her newly found passion. On weekends you can find her exploring the outdoors with her pup Dexy as they discover new hiking trails together.

Lisa is a certified Personal Trainer and Supervisor of Fitness Leaders through the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association as well as through the American Council on Exercise. She has also had the opportunity to teach anatomy and physiology to students wanting to start a career as a personal trainer; an opportunity that provided her the chance to share what she has learned over the numerous years she has worked as a trainer.
 

Lisa believes that anyone can exercise, regardless of the challenges they face and works with clients to find a way to make a program that best suits their needs.

Lisa was nominated as one of Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers for 2021 by Impact magazine.

Michele Mauer

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Youth Fitness Specialist

Growing up, Michele was a competitive equestrian for many years. She also played softball and was an avid cross-country runner. Michele now enjoys active outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and camping with her family and friends. She loves TWIST’s Adult Small Group training and you’ll often see her participating in classes alongside members!

Michele’s passion for fitness and nutrition comes from knowing through personal experience that it can heal not only your body but also your mind. She believes that health and wellness should have a multi-faceted, holistic approach: functional fitness, optimum nutrition and forward-thinking healthcare.

Michele has over 20 years experience in education and fitness but is always up for learning and improving so she is currently completing her certification in Sports Nutrition. She has a strong passion for working with youth in particular, and believes strongly in the importance of getting young people active and encouraging them to develop a life-long love of fitness.

callum volpe

Twist Performance Coach

Callum grew up playing a variety of sports, but hockey was always his main pursuit.

After playing minor hockey in Port Coquitlam, he worked his way up to play Junior A hockey in the BCHL for four years. During those four years, Callum played for the Vernon Vipers, Powell River Kings, and Chilliwack Chiefs.

After a couple of unfortunate injuries slowed down his hockey career, Callum started to get involved in the off-ice portion of athletic training, becoming an ACE certified personal trainer and pursuing a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria.

After developing his passion for helping athletes succeed both in the gym and in competition, Callum has worked with hockey players of all ages, including some in the NHL ranks, as well as people from all walks of life.

TJ McCullough

Twist Performance Coach

TJ comes from a background of athletics growing up playing basketball, and football, and competing competitively in baseball, and tae kwon do. He achieved a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, and was invited to compete as a member of Team Canada in the World Martial Art Games. In baseball, he has competed on Team BC in the Western Canadian Championships, and eventually signed a scholarship to continue his career in college.

TJ attended Shoreline Community College, and Dickinson State University, to continue his education, and baseball career. Through his studies TJ focused on exercise science, and coaching, received multiple Deans List Honours, and was awarded 2016 NWAC All-Academic Honours.

TJ is excited to begin his career as a trainer and pass on the knowledge he has gained through his travels. He enjoys coaching people of all ages, and creating sport, and person specific workouts to help everyone reach their fitness goals.

Tyler Hutton

Twist Performance Coach

Tyler is a 10 year + veteran strength and conditioning coach and comes to TWIST TriCities from the North Van location.

In addition to his TWIST certifications, he holds a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.

Coach Tyler has been the lead strength & conditioning coach for TWIST for many years and has worked with a variety of athletes from all sports backgrounds and fitness levels.

In addition to his passion for strength and conditioning, Tyler is a talented musician and is the drummer/percussionist for several bands.

Sam Cornelson

Twist Performance Coach

From long time TWIST athlete to Intern to fully certified coach, Sam Cornelson is a valued member of our TWIST team!

Sam is currently completing his Sports Science program at Douglas College and then will be continuing on to complete his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Coaching.  He is also a certified Level 3 TWIST sport conditioning coach.

He has played Division 1 soccer and ball hockey as well as completed in long distance track events.  His fitness interests include nutrition, strength training and running.

Sam enjoys training people of all ages and has a strong passion for creating sport specific workouts to help athletes excel.

Alyssa Lamont/Labrosse

Twist Performance Coach

Alyssa’s sport background consisted of playing soccer for 12 years at a high, competitive level. After ACL reconstruction surgeries on both knees stopped her from being able to do what she loved, she found a passion for strength training, hiking, and paddle boarding.

Alyssa is currently completing her Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree with a Kinesiology specialization at Douglas College. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE.

Alyssa believes anyone can reach their health-related goals despite any obstacles they may face, and she hopes to help others reach any goals they may have whether it be related to weight loss, athletic performance, or something as simple as wanting to be more active.

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