EXECUTIVE & SUPPORT STAFF
UPDATED: May 11 2021
ACE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
*A Temp Board Member Will Be Filled At Next Board Meeting*
Kathy Foss- Secretary/Treasurer
David Wildman- Founder
Troy Kievits - Calgary
Kathy Foss - Foothills
Danette Anderson - Lethbridge
David Wildman - Rocky View
Dave Macleod - Fraser Valley
Jeff Quick (Chair)
Arrah Demsky (Chair)
CLUB SUPPORT FROM OUR FRIENDS IN THE COMMUNITY
Dr. A Robinson
Designated Club Chiropractor
Power Health Chinook
Dr. Adam Robinson has been involved in the Strength and Conditioning community in Calgary since 2010, making professional and amateur athletes stronger, faster, and more injury resilient. During his extensive time working with athletes in the gym, he noticed a disconnect between the medical professional-athlete-coach team.
His dedication to human performance brought him to pursue a clinical education so he was able to serve the needs of his patients in all facets of life, no matter what their passions are. While getting his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he also earned his Masters of Science in Sports Medicine. This led him to gain invaluable experience working in a clinical setting with athletes of all sports.
Dr. Robinson has been trained in Active Release Techniques (ART), instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, manual joint mobilizations and manipulations. He is also a certified exercise trainer in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, a technique system originating from Prague utilizing the concepts of developmental kinesiology to reduce dysfunction and improve movement efficiency.
In addition to his clinical acumen, he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is still involved in helping athletes reach their athletic potential.
With an elite understanding of biomechanics, and having worked with hundreds of volleyball athletes, from the gym to a clinical setting, Dr. Robinson is highly qualified to manage injuries as they happen, but more importantly to provide the athlete with education and tools on how to prevent them from reoccurring.
Having played high level lacrosse and football, he knows the frustration that comes with being limited due to pain, and will be by your side every step of the way. You will get top quality injury diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation from someone who will always have your long-term best interest in mind.
Nick Del Bianco
Mental Training Coach (National Team Alumni & Pro Athlete)
Athlete Wellness Academy
Nick is the co-founder of the Athlete Wellness Academy. He is passionate about empowering athletes to reach their full potential through developing performance enhancing habits away from the court.
Nick believes that WELLNESS is the key to sustainable peak performance. He has recently retired from a long volleyball career where he competed for Trinity Western University (winning 2 USports Championships and 1 USports Player of the Year Awards), the Youth and Junior Beach National Teams, the Senior Men’s Indoor National Team, and professionally overseas in Germany, France, Switzerland and India. He knows through his own experience that when he didn’t take care of his body and mindset away from the court, performing his best became tough to do. So he took care of himself away from the court to so he could sustain his health, energy and mental focus on the court. When that happened he could continually go to practice and games prepared to out work and out perform his competition.
He now wants to share how to optimize your energy, bodies and mindset so you to can reach and sustain your peak level of performance.
Certified Health Coach
Certified ACSM Personal Trainer
Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
ELDOA Level 1
ViPR Pro Certified
Recommended Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sandro has traveled throughout North America and Europe speaking on the importance of movement proficiency and its influence on sports performance. Sandro works with a diverse clientele base of all ages, backgrounds, genders, and levels of expertise. Sandro has worked with and continues to work with professional athletes in rugby, soccer, dance and figure skating as well as varsity and collegiate level volleyball players. Sandro’s work in the rehabilitation realm ranges from physical to neural dysfunction. His rehabilitation clients include, but are not limited to, ACL and MCL ruptures, knee replacement, herniated and ruptured discs, frozen shoulders, spinal fusions and more. Sandro has have spent over 10000 hours working with athletes and clients and has mentored young coaches, developed sustainable teams and helped build a company that housed over 500 athletes.
Sandro’s area of expertise has been on the function of the trunk and its inevitable influence on the distal movers. Sandro believes that strength is something that is task specific rather than isolated. Sandro strives to develop, in his athletes, movement mechanics that incorporate the idea of biotensegrity, which allows him to focus on the outcomes of each particular task and each specific individual. He takes these principles and applies them to the weight room, into agility training, acceleration, max velocity, jumping, energy system work, and rehabilitation.
Over the last two years, Sandro has spent his time looking into and developing a program and method of training that would decrease load exerted at the knee, and increase the contribution of the hip musculature. The results of a study Sandro undertook suggested that a specific focus on hip dominant training can significantly increase contribution of the hip and lead to substantial increases in vertical jump height. This increased contribution of the hip can then alleviate the loads exerted at the knee and ankle.
Owner/Founder of KVK Athletics
MSc in Strength and Conditioning
Healthy Dancer Canada Board of Directors
IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine and Science) Presenter 2X
HDC (Healthy Dancer Canada) Presenter 2X
Movement Consultant to various dance studios and strength and conditioning facilities
10 Years of experience in S and C