Meet First Line's course instructors, content creators, and coaches. Our team is committed to getting you where you want to be - fast!
We're pretty excited about supporting our students with a very diverse team of health care professionals. Everyone on the First Line team is an entrepreneur and operates their own private practice. To find out more about anyone on the team, check them out on LinkedIn.
Over the years, Angela has grown her therapeutic movement practice to include yoga and various approaches to fascial therapy. Her favourite clients are older adults who have multiple chronic autoimmune diseases.
Angela has a passion for holistic nutrition and its incredible positive influence on stable mental health. She loves to be a mentor to her movement therapy colleagues as they start and grow their practices.READ ANGELA'S STORY HERE
With an uncanny ability to gauge client effort and ability, Monika has a way of encouraging clients to achieve more than they realize they can do!
In addition to her private practice working one on one with clients, Monika is a cancer rehabilitation specialist with Wellspring Cancer Support Network and an Active Living for Life program supervisor to Sheridan College and Canada Kidney Foundation.
Elise has specialized her work with clients in a variety of health conditions such as chronic and recurrent joint pain, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
Elise enjoys working with clients who are receiving treatment for or are recovering from cancer.
Sarah offers a client-centred approach utilizing therapeutic exercise, neuroproprioceptive taping, and osteopathic manual therapy, depending on the needs and goals of her clients.
She has provided mentorship as a clinical supervisor for students completing clinical internships with various Masters and Bachelors programs in Kinesiology.
READ MORE ABOUT SARAH HERE
Declan teaches therapists how to find the best natural therapy treatments for their clients.
Years of working closely with colleagues across a wide range of therapies including massage and Buteyko Breathing has helped Declan and his students achieve the most suitable therapeutic solutions for their clients.
Jennifer teaches about the benefits of optimal breathing through yoga and movement, with the in-depth knowledge of a Buteyko specialist.
Jennifer trains private clients in their homes and runs a variety of yoga classes from her Toronto studio.
With many years of experience teaching piano and voice prior to yoga, Jennifer's teaching methods are empowering and fun for both kids and adults!READ MORE ABOUT JENNIFER HERE
Kelly assesses and treats structural issues using a biotensegrity approach.
Her work brings awareness to emotional and perceptual factors, and their impact on the body's regulatory systems.
Kelly is the founder and owner of the Northwest School of Structural Therapy in Seattle, Washington and has developed the Tensegrity Medicine™ methodology.
READ MORE ABOUT KELLY HERE
Jen has focused her clinical practice on cancer rehabilitation and exercise. Her specialty is exercise rehabilitation and lymphedema care for breast cancer.
Jen is currently working as a physiotherapist and cancer rehabilitation specialist with Wellspring Cancer Support Network as well as maintaining a private clinical practice at Head to Foot Oasis Health Centre in Burlington, Ontario.READ MORE ABOUT JEN HERE
Heather has always had an eye for fitness and motivating people, which naturally fits together.
Heather practices as a kinesiologist part time and works full time in corporate training and leadership supporting marketing and sales.
Heather shows her clients a variety of ways to THRIVE rather than SURVIVE from the inside out.
READ MORE ABOUT HEATHER HERE
Marsha has spent the last 25 years working in the health care field as a Kinesiologist specializing in post-rehabilitation work as well as implementing life changing coaching habits with her clients.
Marsha is the 6-time Bestselling Author of “When She Stopped Asking Why”.
Through her programs, coaching and live events for women, Marsha is on a mission to teach others how to find their personal power by owning their story, being vulnerable and creating boundaries in their lives.
READ MORE ABOUT MARSHA HERE
Dr. Wong has been involved in the fitness industry since 1994, taking his first job at the local YMCA. Having been involved in the industry for over 25 years, Dr. Wong brings a wealth of experience. Using an integrated treatment approach, he has treated professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and PGA, as well as Olympic, and IFBB athletes.
Although his focus has shifted to more clinical work, he remains as passionate about fitness as he did since 1994. This is evident by his professional pursuits. He has founded a company, Zona Health and Performance Inc, which has been training and certifying personal trainers since 2004. Furthermore, he has authored a nutrition book, The Kick Acid Diet, currently available online through various retailers.READ MORE ABOUT DR. WONG HERE