First Steps Vancouver is pleased to welcome Gavin Richard Tonkin as the lead trainer of our facility. Gavin is a certified exercise physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and a registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).
Gavin has many years of experience working with people with disabilities. Gavin became an accredited exercise physiologist through Exercise and Sports Medicine Australia (ESSA). He has worked in the sub-acute rehabilitation department at St. Vincent Hospital in Melbourne and fell in love with helping people improve their functional capacity through exercise.
He has helped prescribe exercise to people with orthopedic and neurological conditions. Gavin loves promoting exercise and is excited to help us fulfill our mission! He will be completing additional training at First Steps Regina specific to helping people with spinal cord injuries prior to joining our team in beautiful British Columbia!