“I started receiving massage therapy from Christine in March 2009. I was just beginning training for my first triathlon and my achilles flared up. Christine was able to help me work through the injury with minimal impact on my training. I immediately found Christine to be an excellent massage therapist. She is very professional, has excellent anatomical knowledge and her technique is the best I have experienced. She intuitively knows just how deep to go and combined with her ART training she is very effective. She is also very personable, kind, friendly, and easy to talk to. I have since utilized Christine in my training and recovery programs through three seasons of triathlon including recently completely my first full Ironman. Christine has been instrumental in helping me achieve my athletic goals. Having a massage therapist who trains and competes is very important to me as I know she not only understands the physical aspect of what I do, she also understands how endurance athletes think and she knows how important it is to be able to keep training. I highly recommend Christine!”
–Dan Morely, Ironman Athlete
“I am multisport athlete – literally. I jump out of planes competitively (4-way formation skydiving), race in Ironman triathlons and winter biathlons. This past year was unusually and particularly challenging. I prepared for skydiving Provincial and National Championships as well as Ironman Canada all occurring within two months of each other. You can well imagine the duress (and abuse) imposed on my body. Nonetheless it all worked out in the end with a gold and silver medal at the skydiving events and a successful Ironman finish in brutally hot conditions. Quality recovery and immediate attention to the slightest physiological cues was essential to sustain such a demanding year-long training regime. Christine was an essential part of this. As an Ironman athlete and a sport injury specialist herself, Christine understands and can relate to high-end sport induced aches and pains and in turn delivers appropriately tailored treatments that actually produce results. As my training load increased particularly in the latter stages of my preparation I began to develop ITB issues, more pronounced plantar fasciitis issues, calf muscle issues, lower back tightness, you name it. Christine was always there to help sort me out. There were occasions when she accommodated me without hesitation outside of her normal work hours – once even “ordering” me in to her clinic – to promptly tackle the slightest acute problem that suddenly surfaced and that could potentially have impeded my next training sessions. This level of dedication and genuine care kept me injury free right through to Ironman. I also own an on-line triathlon coaching company and as such I want my brand to be associated with excellence. EnduraHealth is part of my extended support team (EST). I urge anyone serious about their athletic training to make it part of theirs. Thanks Christine for all your hard work and never giving up on this shipwreck!”
-Ed Rechnitzer, Owner VmaxTriathlon.com
“Christine’s skillful and attentive body work helped me get to the Ironman start line injury-free. She is, by far, one of the best massage therapists in Calgary, in treating athletes and sports-related injuries.”
- Jennifer Mansell, Ironman Athlete, jennifermansell.com
“Christine has been my RMT through four Ironman triathlons. She effectively uses her massage skills to prevent and heal injuries and her knowledge of personal training to build programs for prevention and rehabilitation. She is a great listener and is easy to talk with. I could not have met my goals without her guidance.”
- Colin Paddington, Ironman Athlete & Marathoner
“I thoroughly enjoy Christine’s workouts, she provides me with a variety of exercise to keep me entertained so I don’t lose focus, I work hard but I don’t have to invest hours of my day and the best part is I noticed a difference in the way I felt and looked shortly after starting.
Christine is extremely motivational and positive all the while pushing you to go bigger and get better. No matter what your goal she can help you get there and surpass it!”
- Meaghan O’Kelly, Recreational Athlete
“Christine created a personal training plan for me in the hopes of furthering my mountain biking abilities. The plan she devised for me had a few major differences than anything I’d done in the past. Most of the exercises were floor based using isometrics, bosu balls, exercise balls, and banding, which helped speed up the workouts dramatically There was more emphasis on my core as opposed to any exercise regimen I had done before and adding in circuit training to keep my heart rate elevated during the workout helped tremendously with my cardiovascular abilities. I am now in the third month of the program and the results are amazing. The strength increase in my core and legs is dramatic and my aerobic capacity is increasing every day.
The difference in this program compared to previous experiences is that Christine took the time to zero in on not only my goals but also my likes and dislikes. She must have asked 300 questions at first and then continued to check back in with me and modify the program as time went on. She was very focused on the fact that the program was effective but that I liked doing it. I can now ride some of those hills on my mountain bike that I used to have to walk up. Thank Christine!”
- Bill Neilsen, Recreational Mountain Biker