Pacific North Wellness is a team of health care workers who are passionate about inspiring everyone to live an active, healthy lifestyle. We believe it is important to move your body often and easily, and our goal is to help you achieve this.
We offer a variety of one-on-one services and individualized programs, including
Garth Van GaalenKinesiologist, Personal Trainer (TPI certified), Yoga instructor, Owner
Everyday, I get to help people achieve their fitness, strength, or athletic goals — motivating and encouraging them, and guiding their progress. It’s the ideal job. By combining in-depth knowledge of movement with client-customized plans and a positive, calm approach, I steer clients toward success.
I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley, while competing on the University Volleyball team, and am certified in Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Precision Nutrition, Yoga Alliance 200, and golf fitness through the Titelist Performance Institute (TPI).
For as long as I can recall, I’ve been drawn to sport, and believe that participating in a variety of movement activities is one key to a having fit, healthy body. Walking, hiking, climbing, paddling, and swimming are great, not only because they are all balance movements, but also because they are best done outdoors where we can simultaneously enjoy the natural environment.
When I’m not helping clients achieve their goals, I enjoy bouldering, hiking, snowboarding, camping and yoga.
Working with people from all walks of life is one of the things I enjoy most about being a Kinesiologist. No two people are the same, and I believe this should apply to the way in which I assess, goal-set, encourage, and train each person I
I graduated from Trinity Western University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK), specializing in Kinesiology. My extensive experience working
with individuals with various chronic and acute health conditions (including hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, weight-management, and more) not only allows
me to prescribe exercise programs that foster physical fitness but also promote a deeper sense of health and well-being that sometimes goes unacknowledged.
During my down time, I like to get outside to soak up some sunshine and get some fresh air. I also like to play soccer, hit golf balls at the driving range, and play card games.