Our team has decades of combined experience helping people be the best they can be. Highly trained and educated, you won’t find a more passionate group of people this motivated to helping you reach your goals.

The Executive Team

Blake Wood

Partner / Personal Trainer

Blake has been an entrepreneur in the fitness industry for over 10 years. His passion for fitness and health has fuelled one of Winnipeg’s most successful strength and conditioning facilities developed on the foundation of the highest levels of education.…

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Jean-François Bérard

Partner / Physiotherapist

Before graduating as a practicing therapist, JF knew that he had to make a difference in his future profession. With a strong passion for his career choice, as well as a true belief in what physiotherapy can bring to those…

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Dr. Kanwal Saran

Partner / Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Saran is locally trained in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Winnipeg for undergraduate training and at the University of Manitoba for medical school and residency.  After medical school, he completed the Musculoskeletal and Sport Medicine fellowship at Legacy Sport Medicine to then achieve a Diploma of Sport Medicine…

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Daryl Hurrie

Chief Operating Officer / Sport Scientist

For the last decade Daryl Hurrie has helped engineer some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sport performances – right here in Winnipeg.  Daryl was previously the Director of Sport Science at an Olympic/ Paralympic training centre for 10 years where…

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Office Administrators

Katelyn Bell

Office Manager and Client Experience Manager

Katie graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Science degree in 2016. After completing her degree, she…

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Monique Rivera

Office Administrator and Customer Service Specialist

Monique joined the Pure Lifestyle team in 2015 with over 5 years of customer service experience. She graduated in 2015…

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Inah Ortiz

Office Administrator and Customer Service Specialist

Inah finished Administrative Professional at Robertson College and has been working in the administrative field for 5 years. Her customer…

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Personal Trainers

Paul Bissonnette

Manager, Strength & Conditioning

Paul graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2012. Paul continued his education by getting…

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Amy Barca

Personal Trainer

Amy graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2015. She then continued her education by…

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Amy Schappert

Personal Trainer

Amy graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics in 2017. In 2018,…

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Joe Hewett

Personal Trainer

Joe has been involved in personal training for six years. He became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2011…

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Evan Kroeker

Personal Trainer

Evan graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2019. He became a certified personal trainer…

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Physiotherapists

Aynsley Walker

Physiotherapist

Aynsley comes from a very active family and has participated in sports all her life. After numerous trips to the…

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Maryline Lord

Physiotherapist

Maryline graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (PT) in 2011. Since then she has…

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Quinn Taylor

Physiotherapist

Quinn took a relatively circuitous route to becoming a physiotherapist. As a business student at UBC, he spent most of…

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Russ Horbal

Physiotherapist

A recognizable face in the physiotherapy community, Russ brings more than 40 years of sports medicine and rehabilitation experience to…

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Sitha Soung

Physiotherapist

Sitha graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Kinesiology – Athletic Therapy degree in 2015 and continued…

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Steve Moerman

Physiotherapist

Steve completed his Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba in 2008, and then went on to complete his…

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Matthew Short

Physiotherapist

Matthew graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2017, then went on to complete…

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Massage Therapists

Jayme Evans

Massage Therapist

Jayme completed her Bachelor of Science from University of Winnipeg in Athletic Therapy, completing her certification in 2010. She then…

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Blake Zimmerman

Massage Therapist

Blake Zimmerman graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2016. Blake’s love for the body and movement, originally…

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Dietitians

Marieke Breakey

Dietitian

Marieke graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor Science in Human Nutritional Sciences. During university, she developed an…

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Michelle Leaf

Dietitian

Michelle completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutritional Sciences degree from the University of Manitoba in 2014 and is…

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Physicians

Dr. Kanwal Saran

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Saran is locally trained in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Winnipeg for undergraduate training and at the University of Manitoba for medical school…

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Dr. Richard Rusk

Clinical Physician

Dr Rusk started his training in South Africa as a veterinarian at the University of Pretoria.  After graduation, he came…

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Dr. Matthew Katz

Sports Medicine Physician

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Psychologist

Dr. Chad Graves

Psychologist

Dr. Chad Graves received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba and completed his clinical internship training…

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