- Juan JaramilloKINESIOLOGIST
Juan received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University (SFU). Being a competitive triathlete, he has had his fair share of experience recovering from running-related injuries. Racing at a high level requires training at high volume which allowed him to hone his skills with regards to injury prevention and enhancing performance in endurance sport. Prior to his time at Kin Lab, Juan worked and volunteered at various clinics working with a wide range of clients of varying goals and abilities. Primarily, he worked with patients recovering from injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents both in-clinic and with hydrotherapy (pool-based active rehab). Additionally, he worked with the TSS Rovers, a semi-pro soccer league, providing on-field assistance through athletic/K-taping, soft tissue release, first aid, and sport-related injury rehabilitation. Originally from Colombia, Juan is fluent in Spanish as well. When Juan is not out on his bike, swimming laps in the pool, or running around the trails in North Van you will most likely find him out on the water either kitesurfing or paddleboarding
- Wen YuKINESIOLOGIST
Wen received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria. During his undergraduate education, he completed his internship as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and worked for two years in the University weight room as a Strength Trainer.
After graduation, he worked as a Kinesiologist in both hospital and clinic settings. He provided active rehabilitation services to post-surgical knee/hip replacement patients to guide them through rehab exercises. Additionally, he has experience working with ICBC clients to help them relieve chronic pain and restore their healthy mobility. He believes movement is medicine and loves to educate his clients with his rationale for each exercise prescribed.
Wen is a native Mandarin speaker. In his spare time, he works as a freelance photographer and enjoys taking landscape photos during the golden hours.
- Rachel ChoKINESIOLOGIST
Rachel received her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has over 10 years of experience in Track and Field coaching and competing, personal training, sports performance, and Kinesiology. Rachel competed in NCAA Division II Track and Field for South Florida as a distance runner. Due to several significant injuries and medical burnout, her athletic career was cut short. During her rehabilitation journey, she learned the importance of exercise programming, treatment planning, and wellness management. This experience led her to find her passion for physical rehabilitation and she strives to share her knowledge and skills to help individuals get back to the things they love.
Rachel believes that Kinesiologists are the critical final step in getting you back on your feet because they solidify the progress made from other allied health professionals using exercise prescription. As a Kinesiologist, her ultimate goal is to foster a newfound appreciation and confidence for movement, mind, and body through consistent and mindful practice.
In her spare time, Rachel loves researching the next great restaurant to experience, Olympic weightlifting, cooking, making jokes that reference "The Office," and going on long walks with her partner.
- Daniel van WoerkensKINESIOLOGIST
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. During his time at Queen’s he was able to experience rehabilitation as both an athlete with the Varsity Soccer team and a trainer through participation with the Strength and Conditioning Internship program. Integrating his educational background with experience as a Kinesiologist and ICBC Customer Recovery Specialist has given Daniel the skillset to understand the rehabilitation experience from multiple perspectives and accommodate accordingly. He is committed to providing educational experiences to equip the client for an independent and healthy lifestyle. Daniel likes to balance his time in the gym with his love for the outdoors as well as yoga and cooking.
- Calvin VuKINESIOLOGIST
Calvin received his Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). In his previous experiences, he has worked with post-cardiac rehab patients in prescribing aerobic and strength training exercise and assisting student-athletes with injury prevention through exercise prescription and athletic taping. He also has had experience in 1-on-1 exercise prescription with a broad population of ICBC patients with different activities and is able to create programs that best suite an individual’s path to recovery. He firmly believes that building excellent rapport with clients will foster a comfortable environment where they will feel motivated to exercise towards recovery. In his free time, Calvin enjoys weight training and powerlifting, in which he uses his own training experience in strength and conditioning to apply to his own practice with clients as well.
- Jack ZhaoDIRECTOR OF PERFORMANCE & KINESIOLOGIST
Jack received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Physiology with Honours at Simon Fraser University (SFU). At SFU, Jack worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the SFU Athletics Program and also conducted research at the Laboratory for Quantitative Exercise Biology. Additionally, Jack worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Canadian National Men’s Field Hockey Under-21 and Senior Development Teams. He also has experience in the private training sector and enjoys helping people who are new to exercise change their lives for the better. Jack’s greatest strength is how he amalgamates his strong background in research and science with his practical experience working within an integrated support team to set up the client for success. He is passionate about optimizing the transition process from rehabilitation to performance, developing high-performance athletes, and using habit-based coaching to help beginners become more active. Outside of work Jack enjoys playing soccer, running, sprint training, climbing, weight-lifting, and cycling.
- Jerry HePROGRAM DIRECTOR & KINESIOLOGIST
Jerry received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Prior to Kin Lab, Jerry gained valuable experience working and volunteering in different rehabilitation settings in the Burnaby and Coquitlam area. Being a university-level athlete and having worked in various clinics, Jerry understands the trials and tribulations of sustaining injuries on the field, at work, or during daily activities. He believes that with proper guidance, and exercise education and planning he can help his clients achieve their respective goals. During his past experiences, Jerry developed a specialization in motor vehicle-related accidents. He works with his clients, and any third-party members to ensure proper treatment planning to accelerate their return to work and daily activities. Outside of work, Jerry enjoys an active lifestyle. His main hobbies include weightlifting, sprint training, volleyball, and photography. He believes in the importance of creating a balanced lifestyle to ensure physical and mental wellbeing.
- Andy VoCLINIC DIRECTOR
Andy obtained his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a certificate in Health and Fitness Studies. He has provided exercise prescription and training programs to a diverse clientele including athletes, ICBC claimants, seniors, and general populations. He was involved with the Fraser Health Fall Prevention Clinic assisting seniors to regain strength and mobility. Andy competed as a student-athlete in NCAA Division II Track and Field as a long jumper and uses this experience to provide in-depth knowledge on sprinting mechanics, Olympic lifting, and speed development. Since 2015, he has been working with individuals involved in motor vehicle incidents by creating and implementing 1-on-1 exercise therapy programs. Andy strives to provide quality education and guidance to help clients achieve functional pain-free movements. In his spare time, Andy enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, and weight-lifting.
- Christopher DangOPERATIONS MANAGER
Chris received his Bachelor of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Through his extensive professional experience, he has gained a process improvement and business analysis aptitude, helping many organizations execute their vision. Currently, Chris is a Management Consultant at Deloitte, where he works with the largest businesses and non-profit organizations to solve their most pressing issues – fulfilling executive-level projects that span over strategy, operations, and technology. He is passionate about using his expertise to help Kin Lab focus on providing the best client experience, so individuals can quickly recover and be their full-functioning selves. Aside from being embedded in business affairs, Chris stays active as an avid volleyball player, hip hop dancer, and spin class enthusiast.
- Andrew NguyenDIGITAL MARKETING
Andrew received his Bachelor of Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a specialization in the food, nutrition, and health industry. He is currently working towards his Masters in Management at UBC. His previous work experience in project management at Vancouver General Hospital and various club experiences at UBC has given him a passion for working with people in the community in his spare time. Andrew is eager to connect with other like-minded individuals and apply the skills he has gained through education to help people and organizations. Apart from his studies, Andrew enjoys travelling, learning new skills, and hiking. At Kin Lab, Andrew will be involved with all things related to digital media, so stay tuned and follow us at @kinlab.ca on Instagram!