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Gill Vic half Oct 2015 finishGillian Goerzen

I’ve been running for over 20 years. I’ve had the opportunity to complete a variety of distances including 5k’s to Ironman Triathlon and everything in between. In those 18 years I’ve had many an injury. To some degree, injuries are part of running. But what injuries serve to do is highlight underlying imbalances and weaknesses.  So, while frustrating, with every one of those injuries I know I’ve become a stronger, more efficient runner. Over the years as a coach I’ve been able to incorporate my personal experience with injuries and my professional experience as a Personal Trainer and Run Coach to help my runners tweak their form and strengthen their bodies and (hopefully) run injury free. My goal with all my runners (including myself) is to always get them to their “start line” whether they’re running for fitness or performance – smiling and injury free.

 

Running Philosophy:

Whether it’s the enjoyment of moving your body, the accomplishment of challenging yourself mentally & physically, the thrill of achieving a goal, or the happiness you gain from the friends you meet & the laughs you have, running is JOY.

Education & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • BCRPA Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness Instructor, Yoga Fitness Leader, Trainer of Fitness Leaders (Fitness Theory, Weight Training & Group Fitness)
  • Yin Yoga Training (80 hours)
  • Various additional fitness certifications

 

imageErika Harder

Running was a very organic part of my childhood growing up playing rep soccer on the Island. Unfortunately sports injuries and cycles of disordered eating spiralled that foundation so far out of control that I was left with hatred of running and a broken body. Over years of treatment and trialing many types of training on myself, I have found a healthy love and respect for running. As a physiotherapist I have had the opportunity to work with many runners – from recreational 5k’s to ultra marathoners. Helping people pursue their own unique passion for running and get them to their start line is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career .

 

Running Philosophy:
The ability to find the balance point between the brain’s goals and the body’s potential lies a beautiful space were growth & performance thrive.

Education & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Masters of Physical Therapy
  • Credentialed in Acupuncture/Trigger Point Needling
  • Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy Fellow