Faces of Le Physique: Gillian Morrow

 

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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?

A: Sailing

 

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?

A: Push-ups!

 

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?

A: Dragon

 

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

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