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About me

I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Nutrition Coach and former professional volleyball player.

After graduating from McGill University, I went on to play professional volleyball in Austria and Italy. I have since worked as a strength and conditioning coach, as a nutrition and pain management coach and as a head trainer for national sport associations.

It was when my career as an athlete ended that I started having chronic neck and shoulder pain. I have spent years seeing medical professionals, getting tested for tears and dislocations. It wasn't until I started paying attention to HOW I was training and WHAT I was putting into my body that I finally started to manage my pain.

Although I spent the early years of my career working with athletes, my experience working alongside therapists and strength coaches has allowed for me to excel in program design (for weight loss, muscle gain, and pain management), along with nutritional programming in order for clients to achieve optimal health and fitness.

Best Personal Trainers | Gillian Johnson Wellness

I have been training with Gillian for 7 years and have appreciated how she has remained current and up to date with the latest advancements in her industry. She has continued to tailor my workout to my body type and my goals while providing constant motivation. In the first year I trained with Gillian, my body composition changed juristically and I was immediately hooked! I am a former Division I athlete and professional basketball player and have always felt challenged and pushed by Gillian. In an industry where commitment and reliability are so important, Gillian is second to none!

— Jessica Kemp, President (Kemp Financial Group Inc.)

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