Opal is an internationally certified personal trainer. He is recognized
for his qualifications by such organizations as the American Council
on Exercise, National Coaching Certification Program, Optimum Health-For-Life
as a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Schwinn Spinning Program,
British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, National Fitness
Leadership Advisory Committee and the YMCA.
What sets Justin apart
from other trainers is his lifelong passion for fitness. He has
been involved in athletic activity and training since age twelve
and is accomplished in track and field, cross-country running, cycling,
skiing and inline skating. His diverse competitive background gives
Justin a keen understanding of what is required to prepare for various
sports. His gift for motivation and ability to break down a movement
to its elemental components give you a strong training foundation.
Since becoming a fitness
professional Justin has worked in partnership with physiotherapists
in developing active rehabilitation plans for clients with various
injuries. He is able to perform complete health assessments including
body composition, cardiovascular endurance, target heart rate zones,
muscular strength, flexibility and core stability. Justin has developed
exercise programs for all levels of clients: from general health
and wellness for the novice to annual periodization plans for competitive
athletes. He is constantly updating his knowledge-base by attending
training seminars and studying exercise journals. Justin continues
to upgrade his certifications in order to remain at the forefront
of the fitness industry.
With Justin's obvious
passion for fitness all you'll need to do is book a session, bring
your two feet and a heart beat. He will work within your individual
needs to develop a customized training program geared to your health
and fitness goals.
"I firmly believe that it is more important for your mind to
be focused on the muscles you are contracting than to be counting
repetitions or thinking about weight. In resistance training the
goal is to move muscle not weight. Therefore, you should focus solely
on your body and the muscles you are targeting, not the weight you
are using. The results you will experience from this technique are
far superior to just being able to move more weight.
can teach you much more than simply how to oppose an external force.
You can also gain self-esteem and learn confidence, patience, and
persistence from your efforts in the gym. Training is a wonderful
part of my life and I truly enjoy motivating others to make it a
part of their lives.