Ian Alishaw

Ian has earned his designation as Registered Kinesiologist from the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Heath Science Degree Kinesiology from Sheridan College which he attended on an athletic scholarship. He was the first player to be in the program for 4 years and in his time obtained numerous awards including two coach’s awards and athletic academic awards. Ian obtained his first personal training certification in 2013 and second in 2018 and is currently working towards his Strength and Conditioning Certification.

Ian developed his coaching and teaching skills as a teaching assistant and rugby coach at his local high school. He was also highly involved in the physical rehabilitation process, working as a Physiotherapist Assistant for multiple years at Back Works in Waterloo.

In the last two years of his degree, Ian worked at the strength and conditioning facility at Sheridan College called the Exercise Intervention Research Centre (EIRC). There, he worked under Team Canada’s World games Ultimate Frisbee head strength coach, Mike Haddock.

During his time there, he truly developed a finer understanding of the human body. During his time at Sheridan, Ian played not just varsity rugby, but also intramural sports including power lifting, soccer, baseball and volleyball.
Ian is now a competitive power lifter, yet as a personal trainer he prides himself in being very versatile, able to work with clients ranging from young, competitive athletes to mature adults dealing with mobility/stability issues and various physical limitations. He is passionate about helping people discover an increase the quality of life through safe and effective movement.

Trainer Qualifications:

  • Registered Kinesiologist Certification, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CPTN)
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified
  • Educational and Athletic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Heath Science Degree, Kinesiology - Sheridan College
  • Coaches Award - Sheridan College, 2016
  • Coaches Award - Sheridan College 2017
  • Athletic Academic Award - Sheridan College, 2017
  • 2nd Overall - Ryerson Open Power Lifting Competition, 2018

Rhiannon Marion

Rhiannon is a certified personal trainer, fascial stretch therapist, and recent Masters graduate. She has six years of experience in the personal training industry, a Bachelor’s degree in Movement Science, and a Master’s degree in Human Health and Nutritional Science.

Rhiannon’s first fond memories of physical activity happened in the gym- she wasn’t very apt to gym class or team sports, but recognized that if she didn’t change her habits and find a way to enjoy exercise, she may be unhealthy and unfit for the rest of her life. She vowed to make positive changes and joined the gym in 2010 at the age of 15. By her grade 12 graduation, she lost 30 lbs and received an award of excellence in her nutrition class, all thanks to her budding passion for health and wellness. Realizing not only did she have a lot of passion but also a lot to learn, she enrolled in the Human Kinetics program at University of Windsor and graduated with distinction. In 2014 and 2016 she received her Can Fit Pro and National Academy of Sport Medicine certified personal trainer certifications.

In this time, she recognized that many of her clients had issues with mobility, activities of daily living, and pain, which motivated her to obtain her Fascial Stretch Therapy Certification in 2017. The manual therapy tools she received through her designation as a fascial stretch therapist and movement assessment tools she acquired through Darby Training Systems Level 1 and Level 2 certifications has given her the knowledge on how to troubleshoot many movement patterns and assist clients in developing pain-free movement.

In 2018, she enrolled in University of Guelph’s Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Graduate program where she dove deeper into the study of biomechanics. This step in her journey came with a desire to understand what it takes to bridge the gap between evidence and practice. She attended and presented at the 2019 International Society of Biomechanics Conference in Calgary, and has since published her Masters research in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.

Rhiannon is excited to be back to personal training full time at Personal Edge Training. With personal experience of what it takes to lose weight and keep it off, expertise in human movement and nutrition, and a personality that brings compassion and understanding to the process, Rhiannon looks forward to helping you reach your goals.

Training Qualifications:

  • Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sport Medicine
  • Level 1 and Level 2 (Barbell Foundations) - Darby Training Systems
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1 - Stretch to Win

Educational and Athletic Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Science - University of Guelph
  • Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics - University of Windsor

Connor Faiczak

Concerned about not knowing how to exercise safely, effectively, or efficiently? This is a very common concern and is the reason why Connor pursued degree in kinesiology. He realized that there was a strong need to teach people the importance of building a solid foundation of movement. That fueled his desire to earn his designation as a Registered Kinesiologist from the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.  As a personal fitness trainer and registered kinesiologist, Connor designs customized programs that facilitate significant changes in his clients’ lives. 

Connor is able to connect with people of all age groups and abilities as he has a vast amount of experience from previous volunteer and employment opportunities working with a variety of different clients, including older mature adults and kids with severe developmental disorders. Connor really has a genuine love for fitness and being active.  Being able to share his passion is what Connor enjoys every day.   

Connor’s commitment to fitness started at a young age.  While still in high school, he was helping family members reach and exceed their weight loss goals, while also helping train his younger sister to become a national level athlete. He knew he wanted to become a personal trainer very early into his university career.   He took required courses early on to get his training certification while still in third year university, so that he could start helping people improve their lives as soon as possible. Connor’s passion for fitness extends into his personal life where he is committed to his own personal fitness through regular conditioning and playing recreational sports (pickleball, hockey, tennis, baseball, water sports, triathlons).

Training Qualifications:

  • Certified Personal Trainer – Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP – CPT)
  • Functional Movement Screen (Level 1) Certified (FMS Level 1)

Educational and Athletic Qualifications:

  • McMaster University – Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology
  • Registered Kinesiologist Certification, College of Kinesiologists of Ontario