Name: Christopher Chmiel
What he wanted to be when he grew up: Formula 1 Race Car Driver
Favourite junk food: Sour Cream & Bacon Ruffles Chips...mmmmmm
Worst childhood regret: Combing my hair
How he got here:
After completing his undergraduate degree at University of Guelph where he graduated with Honours and received a Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences and a Bachelors of Nutritional Science, he continued his education in the United Kingdom at the Leeds Metropolitan University, where he completed a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.
Throughout his 6 years of post-secondary education, Christopher has pursued his passion in human health and rehabilitation. Christopher has experience in Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardio-pulmonary, Sports and multisystem injuries/disorders. As a Physiotherapist, Christopher was able to work with professional athletes with the Toronto Football Club of the MLS and English Premiere League Burnley Football Club.
Pursuing up to date research and ongoing personal development through continuing education, Christopher is continually seeking advanced skills and training in the field to provide the best available treatments and rehabilitation to help you achieve your personal functional goals.
Christopher has recently completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University and is now a registered provider. Christopher is currently working toward his certification in Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and his certificate in Graston technique for myofascial conditions.
Christopher is motivated, upbeat and loves to work with a multidisciplinary team to help provide, motivate, and promote expert advise and treatment plans confidently to all patients, allowing them to achieve their own individualized goals.
Name: Dr. Jennifer Mclauchlan
Name: Dawit Addisu
What He Wanted To Be When He Grew Up: A professional soccer player.
Favourite Junk Food: no discrimination on junk...junk is junk! I eat burgers and fries occasionally, but not from fast food chain giants.
Worst Childhood Regret: none
Position: Lead Personal Trainer
How He Got Here:
I have played sports for most of my life. Being involved in sports helped me to understand the benefits of being healthy and fit. I learned that whatever goal we pursue in life, we want to achieve it while being heathy and fit. I have been a personal trainer for over 12 years now. I enjoy my work as it gives me pleasure to help people achieve their maximum fitness level and enjoy a high quality, healthy lifestyle.
My specialty is my focus on strength and conditioning, sports specifics as well as weight loss. My sessions are based on functional movements with high level of mobility. I joined energyXchange because it is where health and fitness is truly understood and serviced under one roof.
Name: Lynda Thompson
What She wanted to be when She grew up: A Nurse.
Favourite junk food: Chocolate.
Worst Childhood Regret: Letting my mom get my hair cut in a mushroom style haircut.
Position: Physiotherapy Assistant
How She Got Here:
Studying Sports and Exercise Sciences for one year allowed Lynda to recognise her passion for learning about the biomechanics of the human body. Thus she decided that a career in Physiotherapy was the path she would follow. She then went on to complete an undergraduate Bsc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom, in which she received First Class Honours. Lynda chose to incorporate her passion for travelling and determination to progress in her career by moving to Canada to find work and experience a new culture.
Lynda hopes to sit the Physiotherapy Competency Exam in the coming year and practice as a registered physiotherapist. She strives to progress as a physiotherapist assistant by keeping up to date with current advances in treatment options. Lynda is a hard-working and motivated individual whom throughout this year hopes to complete many courses that will broaden her knowledge and skills so that she can provide the best possible care for clients.
Name: Sonya TanzosWhat she wanted to be when she grew up: I wanted to be either a famous actress or a cashier.
Favourite Junk Food: Cheesecake!!! Or any cake for that matter.
Worst Childhood Regret: Standing too close to a propane heater, which lead to lighting my hair on fire.
Position: Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer
How She Got Here:
Sonya’s energetic nature lead her to become involved in athletics from a young age. She enjoyed various sports however, cross country and long distance running has been her passion. Sonya’s love for being active lead her to pursue an academic journey in Fitness and Health Science. Sonya has an Honours Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling from York University. Her certificate from York University gave her the opportunity to clinically work with a range of individuals from elite professional athletes to those who suffer from chronic disease and abnormalities. She also received an Advance Diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management from George Brown College, and is a certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
Sonya’s goal is to guide her clients on the best path to optimal health, function and performance. Her treatment belief lies in challenging each client to commit to their health objectives, and to feel excited about the great gains in physical function that are possible for them. Sonya is thrilled to be part of the EnergyXchange team and wants to help you attain optimal physical function, overcome pain and injury, while helping you achieve your health goals.
Name: Salmaan Sayeed
What he wanted to be when he grew up: Spiderman
Favourite junk food: Dr. Pepper, Pizza, Gummy worms & Spicy Doritos
Worst childhood regret: Not playing more video games
How he got here:
A competitive basketball player for several years, Sal stayed busy growing up playing many different sports and dedicating many hours to the gym. As a result he has always placed a strong emphasis on health and fitness. Constantly seeking new ways to train and condition the body to bring more functionality to our personal life and activities.
Earning a degree in Health and Education, has given Sal a unique perspective on empowering an individual to improve the health of a community. Inspired by his father to constantly improve the body and the mind, Sal became very passionate in his yoga practice. Working alongside Physiotherapists and Chiropractors, he was able to adapt yoga postures to suit the needs and limitations of different patients.
Sal aims to develop a specific series of postures and workouts that are designed to meet your personal goals and needs. With a strong emphasis on alignment and functionality his classes will help you overcome any obstacle keeping you from becoming active again.