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Find The Right Way To Work Out

Learn the right ways to workout to increase your strength or sport performance.

Break Through That Plateau

Whether you’re stuck and can’t seem to continue progressing towards your strength and physique goals, or just getting bored of the same old thing, we can help you gain back momentum!

Get Over Your Injury

Have an injury or keep running up against the same old recurring injuries which are preventing you from reaching your potential? We can help to build you back up while avoiding the many setbacks which would normally prevent you from progressing.

Matt Taylor, CPT, FMS, Pn1

Certified Personal Trainer

CanFitPro Certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS)

DNS Exercise

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is a unique way of bracing and moving which improves force output and safety while performing strength movements.

PRI Trained

Postural Restoration Institute techniques allow for an optimization of the Zone of Apposition to ensure maximum safety and efficiency in lifting as well as providing a unique way to improve mobility without wasting time on passively stretching without improving movement quality

Adaptive Bodywork

Level 1 Certified.

Reduce pain and muscle tightness with a unique manual therapy method.

Functional Movement Screen

Level 2 certified

Precision Nutrition

Level 1 certified

Exponentially improve your results from your training by taking your diet and nutrition into account.

World Powerlifting Champion

1st Place, Men’s Sub-Junior, AAU World Powerlifting Championship Oct, 2014

Post Rehab Certified

How do you get back in to exercising after an injury and physiotherapy? We can help!

CPR/AED

CPR/AED certified and renewed annually.

Chad Nabe, NSCA-CPT

Certified Personal Trainer

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer

DNS Exercise

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is a unique way of bracing and moving which improves force output and safety while performing strength movements.

PRI Trained

Postural Restoration Institute techniques allow for an optimization of the Zone of Apposition to ensure maximum safety and efficiency in lifting as well as providing a unique way to improve mobility without wasting time on passively stretching without improving movement quality

Adaptive Bodywork

Level 1 Certified.

Reduce pain and muscle tightness with a unique manual therapy method.

Provincial Level Powerlifting Competitor

British Columbia Powerlifting Association, Provincial Championship, June 2014.

SFU Rowing Team

Simon Fraser University Rowing team, Seat 8. Regional competitor, 2010.

CPR/AED

CPR/AED certified and renewed annually.

How to Program Your Powerlifting Accessory Work

The powerlifts unto themselves offer a lot to be gained in the long term with proper planning and progressive overload, though when trained in isolation they can leave some stones unturned when it comes to long term development, muscular balance, and general muscularity. Not to be confused with secondary and supplementary movements such as pause squats, pin press, block pulls, etc. which are generally a derivative of the main lifts, accessory movements are generally smaller/less stressful exercises. This is due to 2 things: 1. They use inherently lighter loads that have to be used due to the nature of the exercise, 2. In the context of a powerlifting program, the goal is not to get the best barbell row (or other accessory lift), therefore it will not be as much of a focus in the program. Before we begin, let’s outline some key components as to why and if you should even bother doing lifts outside of the squat, bench, and deadlift. From a movement quality standpoint, accessory exercises will help to iron out the natural imbalances a powerlifting program will create as well as maintain joint/tendon health. This could be pulling muscles (upper back) that are not strong compared to the pressing muscles in the shoulders (chest, shoulders, etc), or strengthening the abs relative to the back. The idea behind this is preventing nagging injuries from developing in the long run is easier to do if you are proactive about it. From this point of view, I believe every powerlifter should be doing some form of “injury prevention” type accessory work. The second main appeal to accessories is... read more

March Client of the Month: Jaye Kerzner

Though it can seem that the Client of the Month Award would go to clients who lose the most weight, gain the most muscle, and so on, that’s not always the case. Jaye has won this award for the month of March because of her relentless determination to consistently improve even in the face of setbacks such as surgery and past injuries. I came to Matt with very specific training parameters that I was being tested on for a competitive paddling team – along with a pair of sore knees and some trepidation. In coming to Matt, my overall goal was to be the best that I can be given my limitations, but my specific goal was to be able to bench 100 lb. in my fitness test and to do at least 1 pull up (maybe more).  My fear in returning to a personal trainer was that I was going to feel beat up at the gym physically and emotionally after an already grueling week of practices. I am pleased to report that I have reached my (short term) goals and that I have never felt beat up after a workout – tired and a bit sore maybe, but not trashed. As a 59 year old woman paddling on a team with others up to 35 years younger, I appreciate the accommodations that Matt makes to the exercises that allow me build my strength without feeling punished in the gym. I feel that I am making steady progress, but more important to me, I feel that I am learning the proper way to do the exercises. Matt is... read more

The StrongerYou Formula – a 6-Week Program to Achieve Your Goals

If the first three months of 2017 are any indicator of pace – summer will be here before we know it. While we’re not in the business of quick fixes or crash courses, we can’t deny that warm weather (and the associated swimsuits, shorts, and tank tops) is a motivating factor for fitness. To help you achieve your goals, we have set up the StrongerYou Formula – a 6-week individualized program to support your success. As we believe in sustainable and long-term effects, this is the perfect stepping-stone to a future of fitness and goal achievement. With the right mentality and commitment, you’ll see results in time for beach season (and will be able to maintain those results into sweater weather). So, what is the StrongerYou Formula? We have set out two options (conveniently named option A. and option B.). With the StrongerYou Formula, we have found that the clients that train at higher frequencies get the best results. Don’t believe us? Check out our most recent client of the month: Dylan Buckley. He trains with us 3 times per week and is seeing phenomenal progress. Option A includes: 6 weeks of 1-on-1 training at a frequency of 3 times a week Goal assessment and check ins Nutritional guidance and diet recommendations Total cost of $1200+GST Option B includes: 6 weeks of 1-on-1 training at a frequency of 2 times a week Goal assessment and check ins Nutritional guidance and diet recommendations Total cost of $900+GST We assist you in accountability, injury prevention, and overall adherence. All you have to do is bring your game face and we’ll do... read more

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Inspiring Success Stories

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Incredible. Matt has brought me to a level of fitness I haven’t experienced in years. Having trained with over a dozen different trainers in Vancouver, I can honestly say Matt is head and shoulders above the rest. His solid knowledge and honest encouragement is a fantastic benefit to anyone looking to reach their true potential. But the most important trait he brings to the table is his attention to detail. The perfection of movement and form he imparts reaches a level where you feel the difference. Every session builds upon the last, and I have made amazing strides thanks to his smart approach to goal-setting and continuous progress. Imagine the body you want, and the confidence that comes with it. Matt will get you there.

Since beginning training with Matt, I have achieved:

-5 lbs of fat loss

-muscle size and density increase

– better sense of flexibility

– adoption of myofascial release exercises

– greater awareness of daily calaoric intake

– improved movement and form during exercises

Alexander Glua

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I began training with Matt seven months ago; starting from nothing. I had never lifted weights in my life. Having a background in gymnastics made it easier to understand physical queues, but I still had no idea what I was doing. Now I have others complimenting my form is any time I step into the squat rack (and I thought they were supposed to be difficult!). My trainer not only knows how to lift, but how to adjust training depending on your individual body, in order to achieve your goals. Starting with an incredible trainer has paid off and I plan to continue working with Matt and seeing how far I can push myself. If anyone can help you realise your potential, it’s him. You’ll be glad you signed up..

Shayla Fowler

Medical Lab Technician

Matt taught me key exercises and stretches that were specific to my goals to improve my sport performance (higher strength to weight ratio, explosive power, higher vertical jump, ect.). He was professional and extremely knowledgeable about weight lifting form and technique. I especially appreciated his motivational attitude. He pushed me to surpass my own expectations of myself (as a woman in a mostly male weight room, I gained confidence in my abilities and Matt encouraged me to ignore any pre-conceived notions of what types of exercises women can and/or should do). He emphasizes stretching, accommodates injuries (I had a broken little toe midway through training), and writes out progressive workout plans. A great overall experience.

Sonja Brenner

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