INNOVATIVE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS
- STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST
BSc, MKin, CSEP-CEP, CSCS, All-Canadian (track and field)
After moving from North Vancouver to Calgary in 2007, Adam studied at the University of Calgary’s Human Performance Lab, obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in exercise physiology. Highlights of his time at the U of C included being named an All-Canadian while competing for the Dinos track and field team and interning with the Calgary Flames as a strength and conditioning coach. Following graduation, Adam worked as an Applied Sport Scientist in Vancouver, where he designed and implemented training programs for hockey, soccer, bobsleigh, road cycling, masters track and field and Red Bull athletes. Adam began working with tactical athletes from the Burnaby and Coquitlam Fire Departments in 2017, and returned to Calgary to complete a year working in the Wellness Clinic of the Calgary Fire Department.
Adam joins us with an enthusiasm for building strength in endurance athletes, and helping answer the question “how much should I be training?”. With a strong background in the science of strength and conditioning coaching, Adam is excited to expand the scope of care offered at Innovative and is looking forward to helping you reach your wellness and fitness goals. When not in the clinic, you can find Adam on the ski hill or in the kitchen trying to perfect his pad thai recipe (the secret is in the tamarind sauce).
- CERTIFIED ATHLETIC THERAPIST & STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST
BKin, CAT(C), ATC, CSCS
Josh Guenther is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist originating from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Athletic Therapy. Some of Josh's internships included working with the University of Manitoba men's hockey and basketball teams, as well as completion of an internship with the Winnipeg Jets hockey club during the 2012-2013 season.
Josh has spent the last four years working with various hockey teams and organizations, having responsibilities that included a strong focus on injury prevention, rehabilitation, first aid and emergency care. From 2013-2016, Josh assumed the position of Head Athletic Therapist for the WHL-Brandon Wheat Kings, who captured a WHL Championship and advanced to the Memorial Cup during that time period. In 2014-2015, he was also appointed as Head Athletic Therapist for Team WHL in the Canada-Russia Super Series Summit.
In 2016-2017, Josh relocated to Alberta to assume the role of Head Athletic Therapist for the WHL-Red Deer Rebels hockey club. Additionally, in 2016, Josh also had the privilege of being named Head Athletic Therapist for Hockey Canada at the U17 World Hockey Challenge in Sault St.Marie, Ontario.
Josh believes in a health model that consists of a multi-disciplinary approach with regards to assessment, treatment and correction of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in both acute and chronic settings. He has a strong passion for designing and implementing rehabilitative and conditioning programs that are specific and adaptive to the needs of each individual to help support the patient's goals and desires in return to optimum function through sport, work and activities of daily living.
- STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST
During my Kinesiology degree at the U of S, I was heavily involved in triathlons and competed in 3 Triathlon World Events as part of Team Canada (Age Group), in addition to training with the varsity Track and Cross Country teams.
After I graduated, I moved to Spain to undertake a 1 year Masters of High Performance Sport: Strength and Conditioning. Here, I joined a local triathlon and swim team and was selected to travel across Spain to race for team Murica
Upon returning to Canada, I took on a 200 hr unpaid internship in strength and conditioning at an athlete performance center before transitioning to a role as an exercise physiologist performing VO2 max testing, resting metabolic/ fat testing and strength training for primarily endurance runners and cyclists
As a trainer, my focus is on creating specific strength and mobility programs for runners that address the commonly missed weakness and imbalances that often lead to injury.