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Khyl Orser owner of Speed Mechanics

Khyl Orser


Masters of Exercise Science in Strength & Conditioning – Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA) – Australian Professional S&C Coach (ASCA) – Altis Sprints Coach Accredited – NCCP Sprints & Hurdles, Track Cycling, and Weightlifting Coach – Raced nationally and internationally in track cycling and speed skating – 3x National medallist in sprints – Track Cycling. ATHLETE CV – USPORTS National Women’s Rugby Champions – 6x CFL Draft Picks – 4x USPORTS Conference Champions – Football, Rugby, and Women’s Soccer – 5x Varsity records in Track & Field in a single season – 8x USPORTS Football All-Stars – 3x National MVP’s – Women’s Hockey and Men’s Soccer – UCI Track League Bronze medallist – Multiple Pan Am Games Medals 1x Junior World Champion Track Cyclist – Multiple National titles in track cycling, road cycling, and the criterium – 4x Masters National record holders in track cycling – 2x Masters World record holders in track cycling- 3x Jr National Champion Track Cyclist – Bronze medallist at the Asian Games in Ice Dance – Multiple Provincial Track Cycling medals and jerseys – 1x Jr National T&F Sprinter

Steve Mackinnon coach at Speed Mechanics

Steve Mackinnon


Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapist – CSCS Strength Coach – ATHLETE CV – 10 years of experience working in professional Rugby: Head S/C Women’s 15s (2nd Place Rugby World Cup 2014) / Return to play Specialist Women’s Rugby 7s (2016 Rio Olympics Bronze medal) / Head S/C coach Women’s Rugby 7s – Running Summer training for Professional Hockey Players (all levels from Western Hockey League to NHL) – Multiple seasons working in University and College with Both Basketball and Rugby (Men and Women’s) – Coached Powerlifting at a world’s level – Experience working with athletes from a broad spectrum of sport (MMA/ Boxing / Rowing / Swimming)

John Cunningham coach at Speed Mechanics

John Cunningham


Masters in Sports Physiology & Nutrition
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS)
British Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
Track & Field Club Sprinter (60m,100m,Discus, Shot Put)
Sale Sharks Rugby Academy
Bedford Blues Rugby
Loughborough University Rugby
Waterloo Rugby (National League 1&2)
Invited to British Bobsleigh Trials


Athlete CV
Manchester University Talented Athlete S&C coach (Multiple Sports)
Loughborough University S&C coach (Multiple Sports)
British Ski S&C coach (Testing days)
England Golf (North West S&C coach)
DNA sports performance coach (Multiple Sports)
Nord Anglia International School (Dubai) S&C consultant
MMA Academy Liverpool Nutrition & S&C coach
Myerscough College 1st XV Rugby S&C coach

Samantha Butts


Bachelors of Kinesiology, UBC / BCAK – Practicing Kinesiologist

Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA) (in process)

First Principles of Movement – 12 week mentorship program

Moment Physical Therapy – 12 week mentorship

Russian Kettlebell Certification

Assistant Coach with KBCU (Kettlebell Coach University)

Athlete CV

6+ years working in active rehabilitation and sport preparation

Chronic pain management & back to activity acute rehab

Speed Training with Westcastle International Academy

Kelowna Ringette Summer Camp Dryland Training

One on one strength training & rehab services for wide range of athletes

Group, virtual strength coaching for women ages 19-75

Cait Leavitt coach at Speed Mechanics

Cait Leavitt


Cait received a Masters in Psychology with a focus on sports and performance applications. As a Mental Performance Consultant (MPC) with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA), Cait works across a wide range of sports, competitive levels, and ages to help athletes enhance their mental skills.

Cait works with athletes to develop confidence, mindset, emotional regulation, focus, teamwork, and many other critical skills for performance. Cait has conducted research and specializes in helping athletes through the psychological aspects of injury recovery, specifically concussions. Cait is passionate about working alongside athletes to help them thrive in the sporting environment and in their personal lives.

Ciara Malone coach at Speed Mechanics

Ciara Malone


MA, CCC & MPC (Prov.) – (Certified Clinical Counsellor & Mental Performance Consultant)

Ciara (she/her) brings a wealth of experience as a high-performance athlete turned research practitioner. In her research, Ciara looks at the identity challenges that athletes face at the conclusion of their varsity careers. Over the last 14 months, Ciara has been engaged in research around the mental health experiences of Canadian University Athletes through COVID-19 and has presented her research internationally. As a practitioner, Ciara uses an integrated and culturally sensitive approach to meet the needs of each unique client.
She understands the importance of a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship for meaningful growth and change to take place and centres her work on creating a secure environment in which you can feel seen, heard, and valued. Ciara brings her natural warmth, compassion and curiosity into each session.
She believes in the healing power of laughter and enjoys connecting with her clients over life’s big and small victories as well as its hardships. Ciara believes in the importance of tuning into the moment and turning toward your emotions and frequently works with clients to learn to slow down and find their own inner guide, whether they’re stuck, struggling with interpersonal issues, or having trouble coping. She uses a strength-based approach to help people accept and embrace diverse aspects of themselves as well as develop new skills that can be used in everyday life. Ciara has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC) and Provisional Mental Performance Consultant.



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