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Andre de LacerdaStrength & Conditioning Coach

Biography

Growing up in Brazil, I played competitive volleyball for six years with my club team Minas Tenis Clube. In 2014, I won a gold medal competing for the Brazilian National team during the World Military Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

During this time I was able to learn first hand from not only my role models in the sport but also from the coaches, athletic trainers and rehab therapists who always helped us compete at the highest possible level. It was during that time that I developed my passion for exercise therapy and sport performance which led me to pursuit a career as a Kinesiologist.

In 2014, I decided to leave Brazil and follow my dreams of studying and playing volleyball in Canada. I graduated from Lethbridge College in 2016 with a diploma in Business Administration and furthered my education at Vancouver Island University where I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology in 2020. 

While studying at the Lethbridge College I was fortunate enough to play for both the men’s volleyball and soccer team. During my time at VIU I competed with the men’s volleyball team  and went on to compete in the CCAA National Championship.

Being an athlete has led me to realize the importance of training on and off the court to not only optimize performance levels but also to prevent injuries. My goal at The Bridge is to educate individuals of all ages and abilities on how to optimize their lifestyle and performance through proper training and exercise. Our goal is to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance and help our patients and athletes achieve the highest level of performance both on and off the court.

Specializations

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Performance Training

Programs

  • Learn to Lift
  • Team Training

Interests

  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Basketball

 

 

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