Shaneh Abbas Jaffer – Kinesiologist
Shaneh-Abbas Jaffer studied Kinesiology at York University and during his time there began working as a Personal Trainer and started a small Personal Training business. After volunteering in various clinics throughout his undergraduate degree he learnt many rehabilitation protocols that he has used successfully with a variety of clientele. The degree in Kinesiology provided a strong background in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics coupled with training for various sports and chronic illnesses. After writing the exam to become a Registered Kinesiologist, Shaneh-Abbas pushed his business further to include a variety of services ranging from personal training in person and online, ergonomic analyses, and nutritional support. Over the last 2 years, he has worked in a variety of clinics and gyms across the Greater Toronto Area, provided ergonomic consultations for various types of workers and helped numerous individuals reach their personal health goals. One notable example was a client on a time crunch who was trying to lose 50lbs in 4 months prior to his fitness exam for a career in law enforcement. This individual, through hard work and dedication was able to lose 30lbs in 3 months just before Ramadhan settled in. Realistically speaking, an individual should aim to lose 0.5-2lbs a week for the weight to stay off. In extreme cases, athletes or individuals trying to reach a performance goal will sometimes need to do things out of the ordinary.