Coach Allie

Owner and Head Coach

Coach Allie was the first certified Rock Steady Boxing coach in Vancouver.  She first learned about Rock Steady Boxing on CBS's Sunday Morning in November, 2015, and knew she had to bring this inspiring program to Vancouver.  Allie is a registered Occupational Therapist who has worked in Neurological Rehab in acute care, rehabilitation, and in outpatient community clinics. Since being trained in the Rock Steady Method, Allie has also completed her PWR! (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) Instructor training. She brings her knowledge of both methods into all of her Rock Steady classes. Allie is a client-centred therapist who strives to motivate her clients to meet their goals while enabling them to participate in their most meaningful activities. 

 

Allie grew up in Vancouver, went to McGill University for her undergraduate degree and completed her Masters of Science Degree at the University of Toronto in Occupational Therapy.  When she is not teaching Rock Steady Boxing you can find Allie spending time with her family. Allie has a passion for fitness and values the importance of exercise in overall health and wellbeing.

Coach Rachel

Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach

Rachel has her Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia and is currently completing her Graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. Rachel is a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach, a BCRPA certified trainer, and First-Degree Black Belt. She has over 9 years of experience in coaching kickboxing, swimming, and fitness. In addition, she has experience working with many levels, ages and ability levels, including individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, hearing impairments and mobility concerns.


In her spare time, Rachel enjoys hiking, adventuring outdoors, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and surfing. She believes in the importance of helping her clients to achieve an active, healthy, and balanced lifestyle.

Coach Amy

Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach

Amy brings enthusiasm and dedication to Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver.  After her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s, she made it her mission to find a positive life style program that would enable the entire family to feel empowered. When she heard about Rock Steady Boxing, she knew this would be a perfect fit to set her husband on the right track. After volunteering for over a year, Amy was thrilled for the opportunity to become a Certified Rock Steady Coach. She brings years of diverse fitness knowledge, from ballet barre to fast paced circuit training drills.

Originally from San Francisco, Amy has an extensive background in design and sales. When not working or practicing her clarinet, you can find Amy on the sidelines of the rugby pitch or baseball diamond cheering on an active teen age son.

Coach Kathryn

Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach

Coach Kathryn is an Occupational Therapist who works in community rehabilitation. She is keen to kick and throws a powerful punch in her workouts. ​Kathryn is very excited to work with people living with Parkinson's symptoms in the community to see them grow in strength, confidence and most importantly love life beyond their diagnosis.​

Coach Kathryn grew up in Alberta fishing and canoeing and loves to explore new cities. She enjoys being a tourist in her own city along her with new baby girl. In Kathryn's spare time you can find her drumming in a band!