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Mike Derkach


Mike obtained a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Manitoba in 2007 and became a Certified Athletic Therapist shortly after.  In the early years, he spent time working as an Athletic Therapist and Strength Coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club, Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Team and Canadian National Teams for baseball and soccer.  For the last eight years, Mike has shifted his focus to the private sector working with people of all ages and fitness levels as an Athletic Therapist and Personal Trainer.  Over the years, he has come to realize the importance of developing a strong, well rounded foundation for his younger clients as well as helping adult populations adapt their fitness regimens  to help manage busy work and home lifestyles.  Mike specializes in working with people who want to live active, healthy lifestyles but may be dealing with acute or chronic injuries that are limiting their progress.  Those limitations can include low back pain, shoulder stiffness, lack of mobility or even the inability to run around and play with their family. ​

Kira Putnam

B. Sc. Kin - Athletic Therapy, CATA(C)

Kira  did a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy at the University of Winnipeg, graduating in Spring 2021; certifying as a Canadian Athletic Therapist later that year in the Fall of 2021. Her journey in sports and fitness started as a local hockey player turned coach while honing her craft teaching small group training classes. Kira has spent time with MMJHL & CSSHL hockey teams, while also diversifying with the Canadian Mennonite University soccer teams, FC Manitoba & Rugby Manitoba. Her goal as a clinician is to help individuals reach greater fitness levels or recovery from chronic & acute injuries. Additionally, she has a passion for helping guide pregnant & postpartum women through pregnancy and assist with the recovery after birth. 

Beyond Gains Performance, you can find Kira participating in competitive weightlifting or local crossfit competitions around Winnipeg. She also loves playing with her two huskies, Bauer & Ellie. 

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Brian Collins


Brian graduated from the University of Winnipeg in Fall 2018 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Sport Coaching. In 2019, he received his NSCA – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) to become a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Brian developed his love of strength training over the past decade with the notion that anybody can develop strength . He has trained amateur & professional athletes, but spent a vast majority of his time with the general population. He has a passion for education and encouraging individuals to develop inner confidence.


In his spare time, Brian can be found at the St. Boniface golf club working on his golf game and playing recreational indoor soccer in the winter. 

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