Michael Iwanchuk

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Michael Iwanchuk

Director of Athletic Training / Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Michael is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program. Mike has had the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the field of strength and conditioning, and is continually furthering his education in order to provide the best training programs for the clients of STRIVE.

As the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mike is responsible for designing and implementing all of our training programs at Strive. Mike also helps develop our coaching staff and manages our Internship Coaching Program.

Why I Do What I Do

Everyone should have the opportunity to live life and perform to the fullest. The Strength and Conditioning Coach has the biggest opportunity for lifestyle change in the health profession. We interact with clients on a daily basis; create conversations on improving lifestyle, removing stress, and enhancing performance. We specifically look to improve heath, fitness, and mindset through improvements in performance, movement, strength, mobility, power, sleep, and nutrition. We empower clients with the education and ability to take control over many aspects of life. Whether the goal is to ease into old age gracefully, or compete on the national or world stage, we are able to be part of the process to get them there. It excites me daily to see people from all walks of life achieve things at Strive they didn't think were possible.

Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA - CSCS)
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Movement Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 and 2

Courses Completed:

  • Currently Working: ALTIS Foundations Course 2018 - Present
  • Currently Working: Precision Nutrition How to Coach an Athlete

  • Precision Nutrition ProCoach Student October 2019 - October 2020
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 - February 2018
  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor Level 1 - February 2016
  • Functional Range Conditioning (Andreo Spina) - January 9-10, 2016
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach (Kevin Carr - MBSC) - May 8-9, 2015
  • Titliest Performance Institute Level 2 Junior Coach - September 19-20, 2014.
  • Titliest Performance Institute Level 1 - September 11-12, 2014
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1+2 (Dr. Behnad Honarbakhsh) September 21-23, 2012

Seminars Attended:

  • MOVE: The psychology, biomechanics and neurophysiological implications of human movement with RCCSS November 8, 2020
  • NSCA Manitoba Provincial Clinic November 2, 2019
  • Cells to Performance (Aaron Davis) New York - August 4-5, 2018
  • B210 Phoenix Select Seminars April 8-9 2017
  • ALTIS ACP+ April 2-8, 2017
  • Boston Sports Medical and Practitioner Group and Performance Directors Meetings - May 15-17, 2015
  • Triphasic Training Principles (Cal Dietz) April 25-26, 2015
  • Building the Ultimate Back: Rehab to Performance (Dr. Stuart McGill) April 10-11, 2015
  • Speed Development Training (Lee Taft) March 21, 2015
  • Train to Win Level 2 (Loren Landow) March 14-15, 2015
  • Accelerated Rehabilitation (Dr. Jason Brown) March 1-2, 2015
  • Prague School to Athletic Development (Craig Liebenson) November 21-23, 2014
  • Training Still=Rehab (Dr. Charlie Weingroff) October 18-19, 2014
  • Boston Sports Medical and Practitioner Group - May 16-17, 2014
  • NSCA - North Central Regional Conference April 12-13, 2014
  • Integrative Movement System (Dr. Evan Osar) February 8-9, 2014
  • Train to Win Level 1 (Loren Landow) January 25-26, 2014
  • Perform Better Summit - Long Beach, California August 8-11, 2013
  • The Basic Principles of Strength Training (Dan John) May 4-5, 2013
  • MBSC Mentorship Program (Michael Boyle) Jan 14-17, 2013
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