About

Aaron Chew, MKin, CSCS, RMT

Born and raised in the streets of the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam), Burnaby, Vancouver, a stop in Seattle, Washington followed by a cross-continental commute to Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in the years surrounding the global  COVID-19 pandemic, Aaron is excited to bring a journeyman’s education, experience, and work ethic to the Tournament Capital of Canada in Kamloops, British Columbia. Big-city charisma crossed with a small-town ethos.

Aaron holds a Masters in Kinesiology (UBC) and is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He has a wealth of experience in elite sport including five seasons as a strength coach and manual therapist in the CFL with the BC Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, as well as coaching with other great organizations including the University of Washington, Simon Fraser University, Basketball BC, and Canada Basketball.  Aaron also has experience as an educator, teaching anatomy, physiology, and exercise science as a sessional instructor at the University of British Columbia and Douglas College.

As a strength coach and clinician, his interest in kinesiology lies in the practical application of theoretical concepts to improve performance in elite athletic populations. This includes the periodization of training to optimize physiological adaptation, as well as utilizing clinical interventions to enhance recovery from training and rehabilitate orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries. He has special interest in advanced program design and periodization models for speed/power sports and prefers working with self-motivated and goal-oriented populations in his consulting and clinical practices.

Outside of his practice, Aaron enjoys an eclectic mix of passions including sports, basketball, Olympic weightlifting, art, design, fashion, sneakers, chess, science, religion, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Anything that provokes, and invokes, thought and movement, action and reaction, the esoteric, and the universe.

10+

Years of post-secondary education in kinesiology, clinical science, physiology, psychology, and philosophy.

20+

Years of leadership across elite high school, collegiate, provincial, national, and professional levels.

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Seasons in elite professional sports as an Integrated Support Team (IST) member (S&C/RMT/AT).

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Collegiate institutions across Canada and the United States (NAIA, CCAA, USport, and NCAA).

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National Champion (x2). Provincial Champion (x5). Let’s win another one together.

Here are some memorable ways I’ve made an impact:

I believe that Aaron’s programming was a massive contribution to the BC Lions being the team with the lowest amount of man games lost to injuries in the 2016 CFL season.

Aaron’s knowledge and passion towards his aspect of sport was recognizable and immediately garnered the respect and trust of all the athletes he worked with, including National Team level athletes.

Aaron and I have been working together for over 4 years now and I went from a beginner lifter and sprinter to a world class athlete pursuing the Olympic Games in a very short amount of time.

Aaron has taken a significant leadership role at SFU and management of our professional development program. He has the ability to quickly gain the attention and respect of any group of athletes at any level.

Thank you for how much you invested into us – you have left an impact on Humber Athletics, even for the short time you’ve been here!! Wishing you nothing but success!

Aaron has provided our players with the coaching and guidance which has enabled our athletes to reach their highest potential both on the field and in the weight room.

After working with Aaron, I’ve seen improvements in all of my lifts and added a few inches to my vertical, which has also noticeably translated into the sports that I play on the court and field.

Thank you for teaching me so much, both in and out of the weight room. You left a mark on all of us, as well as the HPC platforms you did your cleans on!

Aaron, I don’t think you know how lucky I am to have a coach like you. Now I’m 10 lbs heavier, can clean 200lbs, and touch 80mph on my fastball. Thank you for making me the athlete that I am today!

Aaron, thank you for all the time and effort you’ve out into our strength and conditioning sessions. You’ve played a huge part in my growth as a a competitive athlete.

Thank you for your dedication to always making us better, and for being the one responsible for making me fall in love with lifting. Best of luck!!

Let’s accomplish great things together.

info@aaronchew.ca