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COACH ALLIE

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 currently in an outpatient community clinic. 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 out for a run, ride or hike. Allie has a passion for fitness and values the importance of exercise in overall health and wellbeing.

COACH AMY

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

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! 

COACH RACHEL

Rachel has been a certified member of the BCRPA specializing in Aquatics and Aquafit since 2012. She is fully certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. She attained her black belt in Mixed Martial Arts at 13 years of age and has been practicing this sport since the age of 5. She has coached both children and adults in kick boxing. She has been a Lifeguard and Aquafit instructor at the Corporation of Delta for the last 7 years.

 

Currently, Rachel is completing her Bachelors in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia with a focus on Socio-cultural inclusion and experience in physical activity. In her spare time Rachel Volunteers at the BC Mobility Outdoor Society and Sunnyhill Health Centre for Children. Rachel started off as a volunteer with Rock Steady Boxing Vancouver where she developed a passion for the empowerment in “fighting back” and the Rock Steady method after meeting the incredible participants. In her spare time Rachel enjoys the outdoors through her passions for rock climbing, hiking, skiing and camping.

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