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Bill Gvoich M.Sc.

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Bill has been actively involved in the fitness arena for over thirty years – as an administrator, educator, author and as a designer of innovative exercise and therapy equipment.

 

His academic focus was in fitness programming and his training system stresses Functional Integration – an exercise program that emphasizes functional fitness. As an athlete he was a four time Canadian Powerlifting Champion and a collegiate football player.

 

His accomplishment as an athlete and coach have given him unique insight into the field of sports conditioning. A number of his athletes have reached the highest levels of performance in their sport including Olympic, World and National Championships.

 

He worked as a strength and condition coach for several Canadian National Teams and athletes including, the Women's Basketball Team (1985-1987), Alpine Ski Team (1979-1983) and the Cycling Federation (1980-1983). He also worked with the Toronto Argonaut Football Club (C.F.L.) 1979-1980, and the Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club (N.H.L.) 1977-1979.

 

From 1989 to 2000 he worked in the Rehab and Therapy arena to help people 65 years and older with the quality of their life. He gained national recognition for his unique training methods, treatment outcomes, and exercise equipment design. His special area of interest during this time was in Retirement and Skilled Nursing Facilities. As an administrator he specialized in operating C.O.R.F.'s (Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facilities). He played a key role in promoting the effectiveness of Restorative Care and quality of life programs for residents in retirement communities.

 

He has produced Living Fit TV show since 1997 and continues to develop and promote the importance of a balanced lifestyle in Body, Mind and Spirit.

 

From 2000 to 2004 he develop a Lifestyle treatment model, the Temple of Health, which included individualized exercise, nutrition and relaxation training as part of Substance abuse treatment and recovery programs while working in Belize, Central America.

 

He opened Health Focus Wellness and Fitness Center in 2004, a medically affiliated fitness facility which provided specialty programs that addressed members' specific needs and physical ability as part of their continuum of care. He also founded health works, a corporate wellness program that helps individuals improve their health and quality of life at work and at home.

 

More recently, he has been promoting medial wellness in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as the Rxcercise Program Director for Spectrum Fitness and Medical Wellness Centers.

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