Shirley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in 2008, and went on to complete her Master of Science degree in Exercise Sciences at the University of Toronto in 2012. She is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP). Shirley is a Pre & Post Natal Fitness Consultant with a number of certifications in women’s health dedicated to fitness training for those with diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is also a certified Hypopressives Instructor.
Shirley has extensive experience designing exercise programs for a diverse population with many health and injury considerations. She is fuelled by a passion for helping individuals move better, feel stronger, and achieve active, healthy lifestyles. Her MSc focused on motor control and learning, and she applies this knowledge in helping individuals learn and re-learn how to connect with the bodies. Shirley loves learning about all forms of movement, including taking courses that include gait analysis, and has also trained and developed her skills in K-Tape application.
In her spare time Shirley enjoys weight training, knitting, and getting buried in a good book. When Shirley is not at Totum you’ll find her sipping a strong coffee, playing with her nephews, or geeking out about health and fitness with friends and colleagues.