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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.

A Guide to Applying DNS/PRI Principles to Powerlifting (Part 2: Bench Press)

If you’re a trainer: As with the hips, respect the structure, build a good foundation/alignment, and generally things will fall into place with more complex skills, Train the sagittal plane and restore a “neutral” thoracic spine curvature and ribcage position before dealing with any rotation or left to right asymmetries, If there is an asymmetry, some transverse plane work with a right rotation bias is a great progression once the sagittal plane has been taken care of Favoring some right ribcage/thoracic rotation with a neutral or even left rotated pelvis in other aspects of the training can be useful in restoring balance and improving performance.   If you’re a powerlifter/meathead/just want to lift without feeling like your body is going to fall apart: Bracing is good, but if you can’t get into a good spine/ribcage/pelvis position, you’re leaving some of that brace on the table, Rounding your shoulders isn’t inherently bad, in fact, it can make for an excellent recovery position from regular powerlifting training, Some asymmetrical work for the shoulders can be useful in balancing out your bench press and making it symmetrical. More specifically, creating more right rotation in your warmups may help to balance things out.     If you haven’t already seen Part 1 to this series, I strongly recommend reading that first as it lays down the groundwork for what we are diving into here. Today’s installment in the PRI/DNS to Powerlifting series will focus in on the bench press. One of the central points with PRI is how the human body is asymmetrical. I’m sure you’ve seen people stand in line at the... read more

A Guide to Applying DNS/PRI Principles in Powerlifting (Part 1: Squat)

Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and Dynamic Muscular Stabilization (DNS). These are both systems which focus around the role of the diaphragm, and breathing’s impact on movement mechanics.

On their own, they can look like a lot of rolling around on the ground, blowing up balloons, and ultimately not really lifting weights or doing anything close to powerlifting, but with some application, they actually make for some pretty darn good powerlifting training modalities when it comes to improving movement quality and performance.

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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

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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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