THE TWIST DIFFERENCE

tWIST PERFORMANCE COACHES

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Lisa Gervais

CPT, BCRPA and ACE

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.

Michele Mauer

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

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

With a background in education, Michele has a strong passion for working with youth and is currently completing her Youth Fitness Specialist certification.  She believes strongly in the importance of getting young people active and encouraging them to develop a life-long love of fitness.

Michele’s passion for fitness 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 approach:  functional fitness, optimum nutrition and forward-thinking healthcare.

Kieran McWilliam

Twist Performance Coach

Meet our head TWIST performance coach Kieran McWilliam!  Kieran has a sports background in basketball and football as well as coaching football for 5+ years. He holds a Sport Science diploma, is a TWIST Level 3 certified coach and is also a certified Speed and Agility coach. In his free time, Kieran enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle playing softball, snowboarding, kayaking, golfing, hiking and camping. Kieran’s warm and welcoming personality along with his dynamic and energetic coaching style, makes everyone feel comfortable and supported in achieving their fitness goals

Lindsay Munroe

Twist Performance Coach

Her sport background consists of playing soccer for 16 years and varsity soccer for 3 years.  She also played rugby briefly before injuring her ACL.  Her experience through her own injury rehabilitation has given Lindsay a passion for coaching functional movement patterning, rehabilitation, movement correction and high performance training.

Lindsay is an experienced TWIST performance coach with a Bachelors of Physical Education and Coaching degree from Douglas College and is also a registered Kinesiologist with BCAK.

Outside the gym, you can find Lindsay hiking, running, resistance training or camping; she loves the outdoors!

Lindsay’s goal is to give every client the best experience.  She loves to connect with clients on their “why” statement and help inspire them to achieve their goals.  Her philosophy is to excel in facilitating movement in the gym so that clients can perform optimally in their everyday lives.

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.

Emily Ponton

SFU Co-op student

Emily Ponton is an SFU co-op student who is currently completing her BSc in Kinesiology, with a  minor in Health Sciences.  She has spent several years as a student athletic trainer, providing first aid, injury assessment and taping for athletes with various varsity teams such as soccer, lacrosse and basketball teams at SFU.

Emily grew up participating in various sports including swimming, karate and ultimate Frisbee!  She still enjoys tossing around a Frisbee on sunny days and enjoys the outdoors hiking the local trails.

She is excited to be completing her co-op placement at TWIST!