Fitness

Garth Prousedirector of fitness

Garth is an industry veteran with extensive expertise training private clients, coaching teams, and teaching a variety of fitness classes.  With over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry, he has helped clients of all ages attain their maximum physical potential and overall health goals.  Garth’s approach to strength and conditioning has helped enhance the performance of his varied clientele, not limited to but including professional and junior athletes, children, teenagers, expectant mothers, business professionals, and seniors.

Garth is a former member of Canada’s National Rugby Team, as well as a BC Junior A Hockey alumni.  His time in the BCHL with the New West Outlaws, Surrey Eagles, and Trail Smoke Eaters taught him resilience, discipline, and patience, as did competing amongst some of the fittest in the world as one of the first Canadians to attend the CrossFit Games.  Now retired from competitive sport, Garth carves out time to serve as the head coach of the Capilano Rugby Club.  His experience with high-level athletics lead him to develop a unique training method, focused on proper mechanics, balanced programming, and encouraging clients to reach their desired levels of physical performance through safe and consistent progress.

As the Director of Fitness at the NSWC, Garth oversees all fitness operations, providing leadership for team and group classes as well as personal training.  Garth manages the strength and conditioning for hockey, tennis, and swimming, whilst creating and coaching new class formats and generating a fantastic culture and environment for all fitness users.

Sam Hustonfitness coach

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The primary focus of Sam’s training is assessing and addressing his clients’ strengths and weaknesses in order to find ways to challenge them to get stronger each and every day.  Their goals are his goals, plain and simple!  Sam creates a demanding and engaging training environment and concentrates on areas pertaining to the specific requirements of an athlete and how they relates to sport and life.  This includes balance, foundational strength, functional and dynamic movements, core activation, s.a.q (speed agility quickness), power, flexibility, and body maintenance.

Nick Riccardifitness coach

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Nick has been working at the NSWC since 2013, training a variety of clients including those returning from injuries to various groups of dry land hockey players.  He has spent many years rehabbing his own serious injuries and has always come back stronger and smarter.  Because of this, Nick focuses on prevention and maintaining a balanced, focused program tailored specifically to each of his clients.  Nick has played hockey since he was a child, spent many years training in martial arts, teaches self defense, and coaches soccer professionally.  Whatever sport, Nick can help!

Kiana Watsonfitness coach

Kiana started hockey at the age of 4, playing minor hockey at various levels until Midget which she spent all 3 years playing Major Midget with the West Coast Avalanche. Kiana played Junior in the JWHL for Northwood school in Lake Placid, New York where she received various NCAA offers for the following season. Kiana ended up committing to Boston University but wasn’t able to follow through because of multiple concussions, subsequently ending her hockey career. Growing up Kiana participated in various sports, from soccer, inline hockey, gymnastics and field hockey but hockey was her true passion. She is currently working towards her Human Kinetics degree at Capilano University. Kiana is excited to join our team here at the NSWC and looking she’s forward to helping our members achieve their fitness goals!

Francine Rattrayfitness coach