Alicia Keim

Alicia completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, completing both the Exercise Science and Pedagogy options, as well as, a Minor in Biology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2010. She has continued furthering her education by completing courses in chronic disease, cognitive therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, soft tissue release, geriatric care, pediatric care, stroke recovery, work conditioning, pregnancy and strength training. Throughout the years, Alicia has had the opportunity to work with many professionals in health, well-being, rehabilitation, chronic disease, and cancer.

Alicia is a Certified Kinesiologist, registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. Alicia has furthered her education by completing the 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Certification and Prue Cormie’s EX-MED Cancer PD Professional Development designed for exercise specialists working within the cancer care field. Alicia believes that Exercise Therapy not only encompasses the physical being and movement, but incorporates the mind-body connection, breathing, stress management, mindfulness, relaxation, and symptom management into the prescription.

Having been born and raised in the interior, it was only a matter of time before Alicia relocated to the Okanagan with her Husband, Jesse, and their golden retrievers, Izzy and Roo. Here, she enjoys an energetic lifestyle, love for the outdoors, sports, beautiful scenery, and proximity to family. Alicia can be found relishing in her love for the outdoors doing anything from travelling, biking, snowboarding, boating, to pure adventuring and everything in between.

Renée Savaia

Renée obtained a Bachelors of Human Kinetics in Clinical Exercise Physiology, with a minor in Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in 2014. Since university, she has worked as a clinical Kinesiologist and become a Personal Training Specialist, Pilates Instructor, and Functional Capacity Evaluator. Her growing expertise includes Occupational Health and Rehab, cognitive therapy for traumatic brain injuries, soft tissue release, movement assessment and corrective training, the nervous system, chronic pain, chronic and metabolic disease, and nutrition.

Renée knew from a young age that her calling was to help and educate people, and believed the profound impact that lifestyle choices and stress could have on overall health and well-being. Her journey into the world of Kinesiology began as a quest to understand the interconnectedness of the body's intricate systems, and with years of hands-on experience under her belt prescribing successful, individualized, and adaptive exercise therapy programs to a diverse population. Renée has become an advocate for healing holistically, addressing the root causes rather than just the symptoms.

Whether you're recovering from an injury, seeking to improve your fitness, or just looking to revitalize your lifestyle, Renée is there with a listening ear and a holistic prescription. Her sessions are not just about reps and sets; they're about understanding your body, fostering a positive mind-body connection, and embracing a lifestyle that promotes vitality.

When she's not helping people find their balance in the world of Kinesiology, you can catch her gracefully navigating the waves wakesurfing, gliding through the streets on her longboard, or tackling the slopes with the finesse of a snowboarding pro (she likes to think, anyway). When she’s not on a board or at the gym, she enjoys being in nature in any capacity (hiking, side-by-siding, on the beach, etc.), attending music festivals, and being with her kitty and loved ones. She believes in the power of a strong core, both in the gym and on a board, and to live life to the fullest with one rule in mind: MODERATION.

Danielle Robin

Danielle has always had an interest in supporting people through movement, activity and sports. Her passion and strong, athletic background led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Exercise Sciences and a minor in Biological Sciences. Since then, Danielle has worked in a variety of training and rehabilitation settings, from strength and conditioning for high performance gymnasts to acquired brain injury rehabilitation and everything in between.

After competing in high level gymnastics and coaching, Danielle is excited to SHIFT (pun intended) her focus to develop her skills to a rehabilitation setting with SHIFT Rehab Services. She is a certified kinesiologist and registered with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. She is currently working towards a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Danielle believes in a person-centred approach to kinesiology, focusing on individual goals and milestones and meeting clients where they are in their exercise or rehabilitation journeys.

Danielle is passionate about gymnastics and has been a competitive gymnast for most of her life.  After her national competitive gymnastics career, she was enlisted as a gymnastics coach, taking her National Coaching Certification Program Level 3 Trained in Trampoline Gymnastics and Provincial Level Trampoline Judging Certification. She has been coaching at The Okanagan Gymnastics Centre since 2021. 

Danielle moved to Kelowna from Saskatchewan in 2021 and loves the four-season adventure paradise that the Okanagan provides. She can frequently be found rock climbing, running, hiking, and enjoying nature to the fullest.

Rehabilitation, to me, is helping others achieve their goals after trauma, returning them to their fullest potential through strength, determination, perseverance, and balance. I believe in a client centered approach; educating, facilitating, and goal setting to effectively administer rehabilitation programs to achieve success. Working in the industry since 2010 has given me the experience to pursue my own venture, starting my own rehabilitation company in the Okanagan Valley: SHIFT Rehab Services. I look forward to working alongside a diverse team of professionals in the area to continue to enhance my knowledge, skills, and abilities as I pursue my goals.

What Is Kinesiology?

It is the scientific study of human movement, performance and function; also known as human kinetics. Kinesiology applies the science of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, psychology and neuroscience to human movement and function.

On a practical level, kinesiology utilizes science-based research and assessment to aid in the enhancement of human performance, such as sport or work environments and to assist in the prevention or rehabilitation of injury, lifestyle diseases and other physiological conditions.

- British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists

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