Irene graduated from the University of Toronto with her Bachelor in Physical and Health Education and then a Bachelor in Education. While at university, Irene was a competitive volleyball player as she needed to focus on a single sport. In high school, Irene was a gym rat and could be found in the gym and on the track for badminton, basketball, volleyball to high jump (just to name a few). On the side, Irene was a sport therapist and trainer for a variety of sports. Over the years, Irene has worked in strength training, fundamental movement development and fitness.
Irene has taught across the province of Ontario, working in the school and recreation system helping teachers and coaches work within their resources and teach new skills. Irene has also worked at the university level in Nova Scotia.
Irene has been involved in coaching and teaching since her teens. Her aquatic background includes teaching and coaching swimming at all levels, aquafitness, adapted aquatics, as well as being a Master’s Competitive Swim Coach for a competitive swim and triathlon club with Ironman and duathlon competitors. She has also been a master’s competitive swimmer.
At LiquidGym, Irene is the Lead Trainer working with her own clients and supporting the ongoing development of LiquidGym trainers. Irene is also responsible in developing the use of data in the measurement and analysis of movement and movement patterns in client assessments and development progressions.
Irene’s certifications include: Nordic Poling Instructor, CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer, certified USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Functional Movement Screen Level I and II certified and certified in Movement Patterns.
Irene has a multimedia background in educational settings. She utilizes media in training and education daily and has been involved in its production and development.
For many years, Irene has been involved in senior management in both the profit and not for profit environments and brings leadership teaching and program development.