Founders

Inspired Movement Inc has been providing fitness through obstacle race training and events in the Greater Vancouver Area since 2011.

About the founders of Inspired Movement

John has been involved in athletics most his life.

A Registered Massage Therapist since 1997 and a Health and Fitness Instructor with the American College of Sports Medicine since 1993, he possesses a wide range of qualifications in the health and wellness industry.

In 2006/2007 he spent 6 months in India training and practicing Yoga and meditation.

He has also trained in Pilates, CrossFit and obstacle course race coaching.

Also as a technologist at the Vancouver General Hospital Neuromuscular Disease unit, he is familiar with many cases of sedentary lifestyles that are associated with diabetes and neuropathy.

Allison was mostly sedentary growing up.

As a means of weight management she tried running in college – and quickly fell in love with endurance sport.

She was also quick to realize her talent as a runner and triathlete… and found herself topping the podium even at the early races in her career. These podiums included a 2nd place age group finish at Ironman Canada 2006.

Shortly after the race, however, she was rear-ended on her pedal bike by a Chevy Avalanche, breaking her pelvis, spine and arm. She went from superstar endurance athlete to person with a 25% disability rating in the blink of an eye.

Her commitment to healing drove her to earn her fitness and Pro Trainer certifications with Canfitpro and affiliations with a number of other fitness organizations.

Her motivation to move has inspired many and helped her become one of the world’s most accomplished obstacle race athletes. In 2017, still a mother of two young girls, she won the Toughest Mudder Series, six – 8hr over night obstacle races. She ran a total of 120 miles in her top 3 events. She later placed 3rd in the Tougher Mudder 13 mile Championship and 2nd in the World’s Toughest Mudder running over 85 miles in 24 hrs.  She place 3rd four weeks later in the Spartan 24 hr Ultra Beast World Championship where she walked over 42 miles on ice in Iceland and succeed many obstacles involving heavy lifting, all with only 4 hours of day light.

In 2008, shortly after the couple met, John and Allison spent 7 months bicycle traveling in the Dominican Republic, across South America and through Cuba. In their exploration they spent many months honing their skills in Merengue, Bachata, Salsa and Tango.

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Physical Literacy, Physical Assessment, Wellness Workshops, The Great Canuck, Obstacle Racing, Fitness

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