Speed, strength and power development including increasing lean muscle mass and improving body composition.
Aaron Chew, MKin, CSCS, RMT
I love education. I love coaching. And I love sport.
I have a Master’s in Kinesiology from UBC, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from SFU, and a diploma in massage therapy from the Ontario College of Health & Technology. I am also licensed in contemporary neurofunctional acupuncture via McMaster University. I am a sessional instructor for the UBC School of Kinesiology, and have delivered lectures and coaching services at other post-secondary institutions including Capilano University, Langara College, and Douglas College.
Over the course of my career, I have coached thousands of athletes across the youth, high school, collegiate, provincial, national, and professional levels. Presently, I am the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Prior to this, I spent four seasons in the CFL with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and BC Lions. I have also held coaching positions at other great organizations including Canada Basketball, Basketball BC, the University of Washington, Simon Fraser University, and Humber College.
Personally, I’m a hooper and competitive Olympic weightlifter. A lifetime on the basketball court learning from Canadian National Team members instilled a passion and obsession with bettering myself and others around me. Now, I use their lessons along with a barbell, weights, and great training environments to meditate, reflect, and fuel my competitive drive. In my spare time, I like to use my creativity to benefit the community. Check out my Zhouyong Weightlifitng Project, a streetwear-inspired apparel collection with some personal and philanthropic roots.
What I love about coaching, education, and sport is the development of body and mind. I love how they help develop identity, character, autonomy, and leadership. And I love their immense power to transcend societal barriers and foster meaningful relationships with like-minded people through the embracement of adversity, self-cultivation, and personal growth.
If these values resonate, it would be my pleasure to work together.
Years as a strength coach and manual therapist in the CFL
Years coaching across high school, collegiate and professional levels
Collegiate institutions across Canada and the United States
Here’s a list of services I can provide for you.
Enhance recovery from training and competition using deep tissue massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and neurofunctional acupuncture.
Rehab and reconfigure your body for maximum performance and recovery with neurofunctional acupuncture and electrical muscle stimulation.
Elite quality programming with convenience and affordability. Weekly check-ins and program updates that grow with you.
Lectures and course delivery for topics related to careers in strength and conditioning, personal training, and fitness.
I draw upon years of accumulated wisdom in the S&C, education and healthcare industries to solve problems and offer solutions.