University of Alberta – Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – High Performance Specialization
Grant has always been active as the importance of physical activity was reflected in the effort his mother put in to be sure he was active. When Grant was younger he participated in any team sport that was available to him; as he got older he stayed active so that he could maintain good mental health.
The year 2018 was a turning point for Grant, receiving a concussion in a competitive dodgeball game, writing his last final exam, and overcoming alcoholism. In overcoming those challenges he learned to take a step back and look at the whole picture while still being aware of the pieces within.
Grant has trained a diverse set of clients from a competitive rugby team to seniors looking to regain some independence in their daily life. Grant enjoys working with mental health challenges and using exercise to help manage and overcome those challenges; “ask not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders.”
We are all at different levels, and that is a good thing! It’s important to recognize where you are and how you need to start so that you can get to where you want to be. Some of us are training to be competitive, but some of us are training to make our day to day lives easier! Grant strongly agrees with Shara: “Everything is relative; there are no absolutes.”
The glute ham raise, also known as the nordic curl. They work the entire backside so you can always trust the glute ham raise to have your back; they’re amazing for injury prevention and for building strength. Being an advanced exercise it requires patience to master and determination to see progress.