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Your body is meant to be an amazing machine, capable of running, swimming, jumping, riding a bike, playing a game of tennis or soccer, or whatever you like! Your body can climb a tree, chase after your kids, and maybe grand kids… in other words, your life is meant to be LIVED, not wasting, or waiting for a better time. So, IF you want to do something about it, NOW is the time!  If at first you can’t believe in yourself, let us believe in you – and let’s get to work!

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If you are looking for overall wellness there is no better place to be than at the Reed Family Wellness Centre!

Because We Know You’re Wondering…

Am I healthy enough to start exercising?

Maybe.  This is a very important question and one our trainers take very seriously.  Although everyone is able to start somewhere in their journey back to optimal physical fitness, when and how this happens must be determined. This is why we offer each patient a one-on-one interview with one of our doctors before any training begins. Although this might not be necessary for everyone, it is available and strongly recommended for anyone who is concerned.

Can I really change my body when I have been overweight my entire life?

YES!  Our bodies are absolutely miraculous in their ability to change and adapt.  You’ve witnessed this for years as your body has changed and adapted to the environment you’ve surrounded yourself with.  Change this environment and your body will just as successfully change and adapt – only this time to a more favourable outcome.

I don’t like to exercise in a group setting, are there any other options for me?

Absolutely.  We understand that there are benefits to all forms of exercise. Working one-on-one with one of our trainers in the privacy of our Wellspring studio offers you the freedom to safely explore new exercises and movement patterns. Exercising in a group setting allows for you to feed off of the momentum and energy of others while building friendships with interests that match your new, healthier lifestyle. Wherever you are in your journey, and whatever your need, we can help.

How much of a time investment do I have to make?

To see significant changes you need to make significant investments, both in time and finances.  There simply are no shortcuts to improved health. However, when it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes, slow and steady almost always wins the race.  When discussing your goals with your trainer or doctor, part of the discussion you have will focus on your current lifestyle, what changes you are willing to make, and how sustainable these changes will be in the long run.  We aren’t interested in short term unstained change, and we’re sure you aren’t either!

Is it safe for me to start this type of an exercise program?

Every patient is monitored through all stages of care at Reed Family Wellness Centre.  Intake assessments, progress assessments, and practitioner rounds all ensure the program you are on and the progressions you’re making are not only safe, but as effective as possible.

What kind of encouragement and motivation can I expect from your trainers?

You can expect support that is caring and compassionate with a sprinkle of intensity when you need it the most.

Chris Corfield

Kinesiologist

Philosophy on health: The body has the amazing ability to regenerate and heal. It doesn't matter if you are two or ninety two, the body can repair it [...]

The benefits of integrated physical fitness.

Gaining Fitness can have a different meaning for everyone. It may mean losing a few pounds, tightening that core or shaving a few seconds off your 5k time. Our bodies were meant to move, otherwise we would not be equipped with so many muscles. Whether you are recovering from injury, struggling with your mental health, or just trying to keep up with your kids, staying active through exercise an important piece which can often be overlooked in the day to day routine of life.
Chris believes in active rehabilitation and works with each client and their specific needs to help them work towards their own fitness goals and optimum health. He has worked with athletes ranging from professional Ironman champions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to `weekend warriors`. He has also worked with many self-called non-athletes who are simply looking to recover from an injury, move toward better health, complete their first half marathon, or to age gracefully.
Chris and his family love the active lifestyle of Vancouver Island and enjoy taking time to explore the outdoors whenever possible. As a long time trail runner, Chris has competed in many ultra-marathon running events, likes to ski and snowboard, as well as a variety of other recreational sports. Helping others from every level of fitness reach their goals has been a driving force throughout Chris’ 15+ years in the field of fitness and wellness. Now if only he was a better surfer!
If you are interested in working with Chris on your unique goals and challenges, he looks forward to the opportunity to help you work through these things using his years of experience and expertise. Chris is a practicing Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists, with a degree in Kinesiology and Applied Health from the University of Winnipeg and an Advanced Therapeutic Massage Diploma. Chris is also certified as a level 2 Kinesiotape practitioner and trained in Soft Tissue Release (STR) technique

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