Meet Gillian! She is a kinesiologist, MAT specialist® and likes eating popcorn.
Q: What’s your role at Le Physique?
A: I’m part of the team of kinesiologists at Le Physique. I also am a Muscle Activation Techniques® specialist. I like puzzles! If someone has a nagging issue or injury, I like to discover what is “not working” (from a musculo-skeletal perspective) and help them move more efficiently and feel great about themselves.
I started doing M.A.T.® at Le Physique in 2012, then joined as a kinesiologist in 2013.
Q: What inspired you to do what you do?
A: After 2 decades of working in the fitness industry, I wanted to get more knowledge – you know, delve deeper into how things work. I was the kind of kid that would take apart clocks to see what makes them tick. I had the opportunity to continue my education so I jumped in with both feet and went back to school for Kinesiology.
There was one person who really inspired me; one of my professors came up to me after a kinesiology exam and said “Have you always been this brilliant in kin?” His passion was contagious! That question really encouraged me to continue and I knew I was on the right path.
I love the fact that I can understand how things work and continue to grow and learn.
Q: What is your favourite aspect about what you do?
A: There are so many things I like about this industry. What I love the most, is when a client realizes they’re getting stronger and has a better understanding of themselves.
Q: Outside of work, where can people most often find you?
A: On the couch, out for a run…or at Stanley park, having a nice walk with my better half.
Q: Favourite hobby?
Q: What’s your favourite music?
A: I like so many different genres (classical to Jazz to hard rock). Right now? I’m having a revival of AC/DC
Q: What’s your favourite exercise?
Q: What’s your favourite muscle?
A: Gluteus Maximus
Q: What are 3 things people don’t know about you?
A: I was born in Paris, France.
I was supposed to be a marine biologist.
I can move my eyes independently and gross Nicole out (we have video proof).
Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A: It was sort of half and half – a cowgirl and an astronaut!
Q: What’s your spirit animal?
Q: Favourite TV show?
A: At the moment, The Bridge (original)
Q: If you could be on any TV show what would it be?
A: The Price is Right
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: Benedict Cumberbatch
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Beer and popcorn
Content contributions are courtesy of our Kinesiologists, therapists and Co-Op students.