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STWI Teaching Team
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Teaching team members are listed in alphabetical order


JIM BOSE, Level 3 Fitness & Medical Fascial Stretch Specialist, LCMT, CSCS
Jim is extremely passionate about having a positive impact on each individual he meets and works with.  He began his journey as an athlete which led him to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach in Professional Baseball.  After a career in Professional Baseball, Jim went on to attend Clinical Massage Therapy School and then the Stretch To Win Institute.  His experience and knowledge allows him to bridge the gaps from training and recovery to develop successful programs for his athletes and clients; improving their athletic ability and quality of life.  He continues to further his education by attending regular courses and seminars from the leading health and fitness professionals around the globe. When not training or working, Jim is out enjoying good food and time with friends and family.

JEREMY GALO, Level 3 Fitness Fascial Stretch Specialist
As a powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting coach, Jeremy is no stranger to strength and conditioning. As a former engineer, he uses his analytical skills to assess each client carefully and addresses each issue systematically to find the most complete solutions to movement dysfunctions. As a coach of barbell sports, he has applied his knowledge of FST to change the way he coaches these sports to help prevent injury and improve performance. Also working with many people of the general population, the care he has for each individual client goes beyond each session ensuring that each client is met with care and is happy with the results. Making the change from a desk job to the fitness industry, Jeremy enjoys working with individuals on a personal level and making real lasting changes in people's health. As a competitive weightlifter himself, Jeremy enjoys all aspects of training while working with other FST therapists to ensure his own body is taken care of as well.


ROBERT GLEAN, Level 3 Medical Fascial Stretch Specialist
Robert has been studying the flow and mechanics of the body for more than 30 years. From designing commercials of moving animated characters, performing on Broadway in the musical Rent, being a well rounded athlete in numerous competitive sports, and a Registered Massage Therapist for the past 12 years in Toronto; he is also a recognized Level 3 Medical Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist working with orthopedic and neurological conditions. His specialty is working with people with spinal cord injuries, and has also extensive practice with sport athletes. His philosophy is if you can rely and trust on someone else to take care of your body, why can’t you trust yourself? It’s never too late.


MEGAN KELLY, Level 3 Fitness Fascial Stretch Specialist
Megan Rae Kelly joins our teaching team with a very busy life, full of love and adventure. She brings her whole heart, energy, and fun to the teaching team. She is a serious CrossFit enthusiast as well as a mother of 3 beautiful children. She began to see changes in her own Olympic lifts from receiving FST from Jeremy Galo, who is one of our teachers. When she noticed how much better she was moving she decided to get certified in FST herself, so she could help people feel just as great! She is now a Level 3 Fitness Facial Stretch Specialist. Megan is an Arizona native and attended ASU for her undergraduate degree, where received her bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She then went on to earn her MBA from University of Phoenix. She has a CrossFit coaching certification and runs her own practice (Noisy Joint FST) out of the Stretch to Win Institute Headquarters.


ALEX MARION, Level 3 Medical Fascial Stretch Specialist, RMT, BASc
Alex has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over a dozen years. He began instructing martial arts before starting his career as a personal trainer with Goodlife Fitness Clubs. Alex currently practices massage therapy while simultaneously mentoring a team of fascial stretch therapists at the prestigious Medcan Clinic. Alex holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph as well as being a Registered Massage Therapist. Currently, Alex continues his pursuit of life-long learning by studying Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. Alex’s philosophy is that the human body is a dynamic unit of interrelated structure and function that it has the capacity to regulate and heal itself when afforded the opportunity. His core belief is that the medium of teaching is his opportunity to empower other health and fitness professionals to improve the quality of life of each and every human being they touch.


KATHY MARTINEZ, Level 3 Fitness Fascial Stretch Specialist
Kathy brings a big beautiful smile and huge giving heart to our teaching team. Filled with empathy and a true desire to make a difference in each and every student she interacts with from the second they meet. She brings even more to our workshops beyond her substantial education as a Level 3 Fitness Fascial Stretch Specialist, she has an expertise with her own clientele of predominately the senior population. Her success with clients ranging in age from 50-85 years old allows her to provide a unique perspective to students in FST classes, demonstrating how the techniques and flows can be adapted to any population. Kathy loves to help students learn that not all older clients get old because of their age but rather because they stop taking an active role in their own health. Combining this empathetic approach with an eclectic knowledge base and diverse training background, it has allowed her to own and operate a thriving personal training business for 18 years. She brings a valuable perspective and depth to our teaching team.


KARLA MCCONNELL, Level 3 Medical Fascial Stretch Specialist
Karla has more than 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a manual therapist combining her skills as a Certified Athletic Therapist, and Registered Massage Therapist. Her experience includes both on-field application and clinical practice. She has worked with all types of athletes including music theater performers, Olympians, and amateur and professional dancers and athletes. Karla’s career highlights include being the on-site therapist for the films Chicago and Music Man, as well as her two seasons as a traveling therapist with Stars On Ice. Karla has held leadership roles with the Provincial and National governing bodies of Athletic Therapy in Canada and values the opportunity to be a part of the Stretch To Win teaching team. She holds a diploma in Sports Injury Management, Massage Therapy, as well as a doctorate of Acupuncture. When Karla is not teaching, you will find her in her clinic, 2B Free Therapies. Karla is grateful for the gift of being able to help people through touch, therapy and movement. She has built her practice on the core belief that everyone should have the chance to live a fulfilling life; free of pain or restrictions


BEN MCDONALD, Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist
Ben has been in the fitness industry for 12 years. He has an extensive and varied sporting background including fencing, board diving, and various forms of Mixed Martial Arts. Ben has competed in Cricket, Aikido, Boxing, and Rugby. Ben’s career highlights include training a wide array of people from beginners up to premiership footballers, national champions in boxing, and elite level athletes. Ben has taught for the largest health and fitness training provider in Europe and has been published in multiple many UK based magazines. Ben has developed multiple qualifications, presented internationally, and is considered UK’s leading expert in PowerClub training. Awarded the 2013 recognition award for International Presenting and Work in the Health and Fitness Industry, it is evident that Ben’s passion and energy transfer directly to his students and his love for the industry is contagious. Ben’s core belief is that fitness should be inclusive not exclusive as there is no one way to do it.



JOANNA RIGGS, Level 3 Fitness Fascial Stretch Specialist
Joanna may be our youngest member on the teaching team, but she brings so many wonderful things that add to the depth of learning at our workshops. Her bright blue eyes twinkle when she has her groups captivated when teaching.  Known for her “Super Mobile” body due to her gymnastics background, she allows the students to experience firsthand how to adapt the FST technique accordingly when working with her directly. She truly loves teaching and watching the students bloom into practitioners that are ready to go out and spread the love of FST. Joanna is a Level 3 Fascial Stretch Specialist and has a gymnastic and CrossFit coaching background. She has always had an interest in flexibility and movement. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness. Joanna uses FST to help a wide variety of clients and loves helping people reach their goals through the power of FST with a private practice out of the Stretch to Win Headquarters.  She also loves comic books, wrestling, and video games!


STEVE THURSTON, Level 3 Medical Fascial Stretch Specialist, RMT, PTS
Having started in the health field as a Registered Massage Therapist, Steve realized his passion early for helping people feel better and to teach them to move more freely. Steve has taken his passion further by blending Massage Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy and Personal Training together and becoming the go to guy when people need help. Steve's goal is to allow people to go from painful lack of mobility to the freedom to move again and be able to squat like his 5 year old son. Steve truly believes 'Movement is Medicine'.