B.Kin MAJ, CSEP-CEP, CSEP-HPS – Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jermaine John comes to SCIENCED-Athletics as an experienced dancer and high-performance specialist for Artistic Athletes. With a career built on creating longevity in artistic sports and the performing arts, Jermaine has worked with many athletes and artists in a wide range of settings. He hopes to encourage mindfulness in load management, body & spatial awareness, and movement competency within a strength and conditioning environment to create longevity in artistic sports.
As a clinical exercise physiologist, Jermaine structures his training with results-based feedback. He teaches from a holistic perspective on health and wellness, athletic-aesthetic-artistic awareness, and skill mastery. Building on his interests in human kinetics and metabolism (and the balance between them), Jermaine has an extensive understanding of healthy living practices coupled with a physiological and biochemical approach to sport performance and quality of life.
Jermaine has previously worked with amateur and professional athletes/teams from the Bolshoi & GOH Ballets, Artistic Swimming & Gymnastics, Climbing Escalade Canada, Karate Canada, NLL, NHL, MLS, Skate Canada, Special Olympics BC, Cheer Canada, Sionnaine Irish Dance Academy & BC Highland Dance, Team Canada Dance, Ottawa School of Dance as well as National and International Figure Skating and Ice Dance Champions with Finland, Japan, Korea, Estonia, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Australia, and Team Canada.
Jermaine works with individuals at all levels of personal fitness, and has a special interest in helping those with medical concerns (especially metabolic conditions, such as diabetes), and improving the performance of artistic athletes. His clients benefit from his guidance, as well as his friendship, as he encourages them to improve active daily living and performance outcomes. Let’s inspire from a belief rooted in self-empowerment.
M.Kin, CSCS – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ontario born and raised, Amanda completed her BSc Kinesiology at McMaster University before moving to the west coast to complete her Master of Kinesiology in Coaching Science from the University of British Columbia. During her studies Amanda worked at Fortius Sport & Health as the KidsMove Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coach. There, she was responsible for the development and implementation of a physical and health education program in the Burnaby School District for children aged 9-12. In addition, Amanda worked with a with a wide variety of national, collegiate, and youth athletes as well as private clientele.
Currently, Amanda is the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of British Columbia’s Varsity Athletics program. In this role, she oversees the Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball teams S&C program. She works closely with the integrated support team to carry out training plans and supervises a team of Graduate and Undergraduate student coaches.
As a former varsity soccer and rugby player, Amanda is passionate about youth athlete development, injury prevention, and sports performance. She is dedicated to helping all individuals optimize their health, well-being, and performance goals, whatever they may be. Amanda welcomes you to SCIENCED Athletics!
Seán Mc Keown
MSc CSCS – Applied Sport Scientist
Seán brings over 15 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach and applied sport scientist to SCIENCED Athletics. Following on from 6 years at the former multidisciplinary Fortius Sport & Health, Seán has provided strength and conditioning and integrated sport science support to practitioners, sport medicine professionals, athletes, organizations and individual clients.
Seán is a graduate of the BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and MSc in Sport Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland and has worked extensively with ice hockey, field hockey, rugby, soccer and winter sport athletes as well as personal training clients. Applying a scientific approach, Seán’s philosophy emphasises the need for appropriate assessment and informed programming for all clients. In particular Seán has developed work processes using sport science technologies, data analytics and the most modern sport science research to develop athletic profiles to inform and individualize training for clients.
In his downtime Seán is an avid rugby player, enjoys cycling and most of all spending every possible minute with his fiancé and eternal support Joanna.
MSc CSCS – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Tom joins SCIENCED Athletics after spending the last 10 years gaining experience within the Strength and Conditioning Industry across the globe.
Tom attended the University of Gloucestershire in the UK and graduated with a Masters of Science in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. While completing his Master’s he was able to work with elite and professional athletes from a variety of sports including Bob Skeleton and Soccer.
After graduating Tom had a desire to explore the world, experience different cultures and gain experience working within the industry. His travels have led him to spend time in Australia, Singapore, and the last 3 years in Calgary, working with a variety of different athletes and sports ranging from Professional Rugby Union and League players in Australia to Ice Hockey athletes in Calgary.
Over the years, Toms’ coaching philosophy and principles have developed into helping maximise the potential of his clients and see these results in the sporting arena where it counts!! From this, as with the vast majority of sports, acceleration, and speed reign king. With attention to the specific details and movement patterns required, Toms’ philosophy is focused on addressing imbalances, helping to prevent injury and improve acceleration and change of direction.
MSc CSCS – Strength & Conditioning Coach / Performance Nutritionist
Carl Bombardier joins SCIENCED Athletics coming from Fortius Sport & Health and following several years in the United States and New Zealand working alongside professional and university teams. With a background in sports nutrition, Carl brings a diverse knowledge set and experience to his coaching philosophy.
Graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Wellness and Fitness and Dietetics, with a minor in coaching, Carl continued his schoolwork at the University of Utah in the Masters of Sports Nutrition.
Carl has previously worked as a strength & conditioning coach with teams including the Utah Outliers (USPHL), the Salt Lake City Bees (AAA MiLB affiliate) and the Dunedin Thunder (New Zealand Ice Hockey League). From a nutrition perspective, he has worked with the Oakland Raiders, University of California-Berkeley, Clemson University and Texas Tech University.
In his free time, Carl enjoys weightlifting, playing hockey, rugby and football.
BKin BCAK – Kinesiologist/Personal Trainer
Kris comes to SCIENCED Athletics with experience treating clients with low back, shoulder, neck, and knee pain through exercise rehabilitation. Additionally, he works with personal training clients to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. While completing his Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at UBC, Kris worked in a variety of settings to increase the health and wellness of a diverse range of individuals including adults with developmental disabilities, patients at Vancouver General Hospital with hematological cancer, and youth volleyball athletes.
Kris’ background in volleyball as a former Team BC player, varsity athlete, and national beach volleyball team member has led him to cultivate a passion for developing injury prevention, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning programs tailored towards athletes. Kris’ philosophy emphasizes developing resiliency by improving his client’s mobility and stability to help them accomplish their fitness and performance goals.
When Kris is not training clients, he is either coaching volleyball for the Ducks Volleyball Club, competing in beach volleyball tournaments, or watching the latest Canucks game/highlights.