Riyad holds his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia, with a BSc. in Nutrition and Health (Hons.) and a minor in Human Kinetics. His passion for soccer extends into his work with athletes of all ages and abilities as a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach; specializing in elite youth soccer players. Riyad also works as a Cardiac Exercise Specialist, and enjoys working with individuals with chronic disease and pain. Furthermore, he is a Certified Personal Trainer with over 10 years of experience helping people connect and succeed with their personal fitness and lifestyle goals.
Riyad has a wide scope of training and in-clinic/on-field experience thanks to his natural drive to help people excel in improving their health and wellness. Some of his training and experiences include Pro Sport Academy UK, Neurokinetic Therapy, DNS Sport, Functional Range Release and Functional Movement Systems.Riyad is passionate about learning so that he can build more effective, hands-on and personalized treatments for patients under his care.
To list a few, this dynamic and motivated individual has worked with the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program, BC Soccer, SportMed BC, Fraser Health and the City of Burnaby. During his spare time, Riyad enjoys playing soccer, working out, making healthful food choices, and spending quality time with his loved ones. He strongly believes that a balanced and active lifestyle is a key to living a longer and more joyful life.
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