Let Me Show You How
Look Great, Move Well, and Feel Amazing
Vancouver is such beautiful place and you want to enjoy all it has to offer. We pride ourselves on being a healthy and active city, but if your shoulder is bugging you or your lower back is aching, living the "ideal Vancouver lifestyle" is a whole lot less fun.
Hi, I'm Steve Ballard and I'm a Strength and Conditioning Coach. I help people build fit bodies and own the active lifestyle they've always dreamed.
I bet you'd like to be a little quicker during your pick up soccer games, or get a little more bounce in your step for your rec basketball league, and I know you wouldn't mind dropping your time on the Grouse Grind?
So come train with me and find out how awesome it feels to get better at whatever makes you happy.
I started working with Steve back in October when I wanted to get fit for a physical test where the time cut off was 4:15. I had been training for it by myself without much luck, my first time trying the test my time was 6:32.
Then I decided to start working with Steve. I saw him once a week and in the gym we worked on strength, explosive power and running technique. Outside the gym Steve would tell me what exercises to work on and what kind of aerobic exercise to do.
Now, 8 months later, I have passed the physical test (with a time of 3:58) and I am stronger than ever! I love working with Steve because he has an upbeat attitude and is super friendly. He is very easy to train with and makes training sessions feel fun and productive!
Before training with Steve, I never thought I would climb harder than 5.10. This year I climbed my first 11D! His training gave me the stamina to get through a tough day of climbing and now I don't need to take a week to recover, I can hit it hard the very next day.
After every session with Steve I make more progress with my climbing and if I get stuck with a certain move, he works with me to develop the strength to master it. Climbing is now more fun because my body is able to keep up with the training demands and I get less frustrated because I know it's only a matter of time before I nail it.
"People told me it looked like I had gained 20lbs. In fact, my body weight hasn't changed."
Training with Steve is a mind blowing experience. I never realized the foundation of my fitness was in need of repair.
By focusing on the basics and building a habit of consistency I was able to get stronger than I ever thought possible. The funny part is even though I was gaining muscle, my weight didn't go up.
Now my AcroYoga is better than ever and my strength makes me one of the most trusted bases for my flying partners.