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meet our trainers

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As a former hockey player and CIS champion for the University of Trois-Rivières, Cowan Austrie dedicated over 20 years to a sport that helped inform the bulk of his career as a trainer. He has furthered his training as a strength and conditioning coach and naturopath by pursuing certifications such as EXOS, Poliquin Group, Applied Athletic Therapeutic, BackFit Pro, Coach Export and Commission des Practiciens en Médecine Douce du Québec. His mindset is based on the belief that science, efficiency, integrity and creativity are the necessary cornerstones for both achieving personal goals and having fun while working out.  Cowan is the ideal personal trainer and health coach for those looking for a full body transformation, training their respective sport or looking to embrace their wellness journey by achieving a new balance.

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Jen's journey with movement began at a very young age and has evolved alongside her over the years. As a figure skater of international calibre,  she learned about the many aspects of body alignment and endurance, all the while discovering how to push the body for long term performance. That being said, it is in becoming a personal trainer and coach, 20 years ago, that she truly felt that she had found her purpose. She is a certified Barre instructor and level 3 coach at SC. She understands the complex relationship most women have with their bodies and has made it her mission to help women to love themselves, feel strong and beautiful. Her combination of toning sets, lengthening and sculpting have created a unique coaching style that is all about having fun while training hard and gaining a sense of lightness and freedom within. 

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Val grew up as an avid athlete and her extensive background in competitive sports has informed her knowledge of the body and, in recent years, she has infused her coaching with a more holistic approach to wellness.


Her clients range from professional athletes to Hollywood celebrities to any nice human willing to set some goals and show up to do the work. The PUMP METHOD combines strength and conditioning, nutrition, mindset and recovery. Her strength as a coach is using her decades of experience to tailor a specific programming for each client and their unique goals. She also specializes in helping clients recover from injuries and surgeries. She is certified in mat Pilates, has completed all 3 levels of mentorship at the EXOS headquarters in Arizona, has studied the back with Dr. Stu McGill and done pre and post-natal certifications. 

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Vagg’s passion for movement began very early on, as he embarked on his first kickboxing class at the age of 6 years old and fell in love with martial arts. Formerly both a Muay Thai fighter and gym owner, Vagg is currently a personal trainer and martial arts coach (Muay Thai and boxing) with almost 10 years of experience.


Functionality, injury-prevention, and sustainability are pillars in the design of training programs that help his clients achieve their goals. He is fascinated by the process of guiding people to better themselves and firmly believes in movement as a tool for personal development. Vagg has studied with EXOS and with many martial art mentors to refine his craft as both an athlete and a coach.

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In becoming a personal trainer, Adi also seized an opportunity to learn a practice that would complement the needs of his clients. He is a registered massage therapist and has been certified by the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). His approach to programming is structured on FRA (Functional Range Assessment), which is an assessment system that works on providing an objective measure of an individual’s movement capacity for each articulation. As a personal trainer, Adi is uniquely certified to assess AND program correctives for each individual that he trains. 

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