Director of Human Performance:
Jaco's training philosophy has an educational approach, ensuring that his athletes and clients learn and understand their training, rather than mundanely going through it.This is especially predominant in youth training as he found a passion in inspiring and influencing his clients so that they are well equipped to train for life. He also specializes in injury prevention and rehabilitation training, with a mix of both certified educational experience as well as practical hands on experience related to injuries.
Jaco is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with a Diploma in the Personal Fitness Trainer program. At NAIT, he learn principles around Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biomechanics and Movement Patterns, Sports Performance Training and Athletic Development as well as Training for Special Populations such as youth, seniors and individuals with chronic conditions. Jaco also spent time with the NAIT Ooks Men's Volleyball Team as a Student Athletic Therapist where he received clinical and in game experience with taping and strapping joints, dealing with sports related injuries and administering first aid when needed.
NAIT PFT Diploma
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine - Corrective Exercise Specialist
First Aid Level C CPR + AED
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Kiera’s fitness background stems from both educational and practical experiences. Kiera played high-level basketball at both Augustana College in the ACAC and was the captain of a Canada West championship roster at the University of Saskatchewan. She played many high-level sports growing up including AAA hockey, provincial team baseball and softball, she was a high school provincial medalist in track and field and badminton and in 2018 she represented Canada as a member of the women’s national slo pitch team. She has a passion for coaching, working with youth and instilling confidence in young athletes; especially young women.
Kiera took Physical Education at Augustana and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology at the U of S. Through her university education she studied Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biomechanics, Movement Patterns and the importance psychology plays within sport and exercise. She went on to certify herself through the International Sports Sciences Association as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with specializations in Youth Fitness, Corrective Exercise, DNA-Based Coaching and Sports Nutrition.
Kiera is also a high-risk youth worker with many years of experience coaching and working with all types of youth. She wants to use fitness and coaching as a way to help athletes not only fulfill their potential but build positive leaders and promote healthy and balanced lifestyles. She is also a graduate of NAIT’s television media program; another tool she plans to use to help create exposure for female athletes and shine a light on positive role models for young women.
The University of Alberta Augustana Campus- Physical Education 2009-2011
The University of Saskatchewan- Bachelor’s Degree; Psychology/Biology 2011- 2014
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA):
Certified Personal Trainer
St John’s Ambulance- First Aid Level C CPR + AED