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The CSEP Podcast: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The CSEP Podcast: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

By The CSEP Podcast
Season 3 of the CSEP Podcast will focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. This season the podcast takes a different approach to the typical format, and instead of a single host conducting a 1-on-1 interview, instead have a different panel of guests on each episode.

Host: CSEP members from across Canada and internationally. If you would like to be on an episode of Season 3 please email: memberships@csep.ca

CSEP is the Gold Standard in exercise science and personal training. Providing leadership in research, education and practice to improve health outcomes for Canadians.
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Episode 29: Kate Andrews & Cotie Guzman - Marginalized Populations Part 2
Part 2 of 2:  On this episode of the CSEP Podcast marginalized populations are discussed with our guests Cotie Guzman and Kate Andrews. Cotie Guzman is the proud owner of Cotie Guzman Fitness an Edmonton based personal trainer. Cotie's training focuses on  creating a friendly and inclusive space in order to help the 2SLGBTQ+  community get started with their fitness. He works with individuals who  are new and/or scared to make their first steps in a gym setting  creating that bridge from precontemplation to action/maintenance. You  can find Cotie's website here and on Instagram here. Kate Andrews is the Chair of the CSEP Professional Standards Program® and is also the Chair of the personal fitness trainer program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In this episode Kate mentions a Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy on body  language, after listening to the podcast episode feel free to check out  Amy's Ted Talk here. On this episode listeners are also introduced to the future host of  Season 4 of the CSEP Podcast Abby Marshall. Abby has been fascinated by  human movement for as long as she can  remember. She has enjoyed  movement especially in the forms of folk  dance, martial arts,  contemporary dance, yoga, and hiking. This led her  to earning her BSc  in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. She's  been honoured to  help others improve their health and quality of life  through physical  activity within several populations including emergency  response  occupations, professional and varsity athletes, those with  permanent  disabilities, chronic health conditions, pregnancy, and all  ages. A  member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology since 2003, she is  a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Tobacco Educator, and a  300 hour Certified Yoga Instructor.
17:01
June 15, 2022
Episode 28: Kate Andrews & Cotie Guzman - Marginalized Populations Part 1
On this episode of the CSEP Podcast marginalized populations are discussed with our guests Cotie Guzman and Kate Andrews.  Cotie Guzman is the proud owner of Cotie Guzman Fitness an Edmonton based personal trainer. Cotie's training focuses on creating a friendly and inclusive space in order to help the 2SLGBTQ+ community get started with their fitness. He works with individuals who are new and/or scared to make their first steps in a gym setting creating that bridge from precontemplation to action/maintenance. You can find Cotie's website here and on Instagram here.   Kate Andrews is the Chair of the CSEP Professional Standards Program® and is also the Chair of the personal fitness trainer program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.   In this episode Kate mentions a Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy on body language, after listening to the podcast episode feel free to check out Amy's Ted Talk here.  On this episode listeners are also introduced to the future host of Season 4 of the CSEP Podcast Abby Marshall. Abby has been fascinated by human movement for as long as she can  remember. She has enjoyed movement especially in the forms of folk  dance, martial arts, contemporary dance, yoga, and hiking. This led her  to earning her BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta. She's  been honoured to help others improve their health and quality of life  through physical activity within several populations including emergency  response occupations, professional and varsity athletes, those with  permanent disabilities, chronic health conditions, pregnancy, and all  ages. A member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology since 2003, she is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Tobacco Educator, and a 300 hour Certified Yoga Instructor.
15:49
May 18, 2022
Episode 27: Kari Schneider & Dr. Ian Patton - Body Diversity Part 2
Part 2 of 2. On this episode of the CSEP Podcast Ian Patton PhD, and Kari Schneider MSc, CATC, CEP, CSCS, discuss body diversity and the exercise field.    Dr. Ian Patton is the Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at Obesity Canada. Throughout this episode Dr. Patton mentions multiple resources available on the Obesity Canada Website which are linked below: Obesity Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/chapters/ Physical Activity in Obesity Management: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/physicalactivity/ Kari Schneider is a CSEP-CEP, strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and founder of The Empowered. Kari's website and social media channels are listed below:    The Empowered: https://www.theempowered.ca/ Instagram: @the_mpwrd
33:17
April 15, 2022
Episode 26: Dr. Ian Patton & Kari Schneider - Body Diversity Part 1
Part 1 of 2. On this episode of the CSEP Podcast Ian Patton PhD, and Kari Schneider MSc, CATC, CEP, CSCS, discuss body diversity and the exercise field. Dr. Ian Patton is the Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at Obesity Canada. Throughout this episode Ian mentions multiple resources available on the Obesity Canada Website which are linked below:  Obesity Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/chapters/ Physical Activity in Obesity Management: https://obesitycanada.ca/guidelines/physicalactivity/ Kari Schneider is a CSEP-CEP, strength and conditioning coach, researcher, and founder of The Empowered. Kari's website and social media channels are listed below: The Empowered: https://www.theempowered.ca/ Instagram: @the_mpwrd
34:08
March 04, 2022
Episode 25: Dr. Madelaine Gierc, Dr. Guy Faulkner, and Joseph Gibbons - Mental Health and Exercise
Part 2 of 2: On this episode of the CSEP Podcast Dr. Madelaine Gierc, Dr. Guy Faulkner and Joseph Gibbons all sat down to discuss the importance of mental health and the role  exercise professionals can play in assisting both their clients and  colleagues in maintaining good mental health. For information on the Mental Health and Exercise textbook mentioned  throughout this episode please visit:  https://store.csep.ca/products/advanced-learning-module-mental-health-and-exercise
36:42
February 15, 2022
Episode 24: Dr. Madelaine Gierc, Dr. Guy Faulkner, and Joseph Gibbons - Mental Health and Exercise
Part 1 of 2: On this episode of the CSEP Podcast Dr. Madelaine Gierc, Dr. Guy Faulkner and Joseph Gibbons all sat down to discuss the importance of mental health and the role exercise professionals can play in assisting both their clients and colleagues in maintaining good mental health.  For information on the Mental Health and Exercise textbook mentioned throughout this episode please visit: https://store.csep.ca/products/advanced-learning-module-mental-health-and-exercise
21:24
January 14, 2022
Episode 23: Keely Shaw, Miranda Wiese, and Jennifer Tomasone
Part 2 of 2:    After a bit of a break the CSEP Podcast is back for it's third season! This season we thought we would take a different approach to our typical format, and instead of a single host conducting a 1-on-1 interview, we will instead have a different panel of guests on each episode to discuss a broad range of topics. This season our episodes will focus on the topic of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) to better understand how CSEP members can work with people from all backgrounds and lifestyles. In this episode we were thrilled sit down with Keely Shaw, Miranda Weise, and Jennifer Tomasone. Keely Shaw is a Paralympic cyclist who had just returned from Tokyo where she competed in the Paralympic games when we sat down for our talk. Miranda Wiese is a trainer and studio owner who has worked with many populations during her career including Postnatal moms, and high performance athletes. Jennifer Tomasone, PhD, is a researcher at Queen’s University, the goal of Jennifer’s research program is to optimize physical activity participation for Canadians of all abilities. For Spotify listeners there is a poll available at the end of this episode to let us know if you're enjoying the new Podcast format. If you have any questions or concerns please email: memberships@csep.ca
35:55
December 15, 2021
Episode 22: Keely Shaw, Miranda Wiese, Jennifer Tomasone
Part 1 of 2: After a bit of a break the CSEP Podcast is back for it's third season! This season we thought we would take a different approach to our typical format, and instead of a single host conducting a 1-on-1 interview, we will instead have a different panel of guests on each episode to discuss a broad range of topics. This season our episodes will focus on the topic of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) to better understand how CSEP members can work with people from all backgrounds and lifestyles. In this episode we were thrilled sit down with Keely Shaw, Miranda Weise, and Jennifer Tomasone. Keely Shaw is a Paralympic cyclist who had just returned from Tokyo where she competed in the Paralympic games when we sat down for our talk. Miranda Wiese is a trainer and studio owner who has worked with many populations during her career including Postnatal moms, and high performance athletes. Jennifer Tomasone, PhD, is a researcher at Queen’s University, the goal of Jennifer’s research program is to optimize physical activity participation for Canadians of all abilities. For Spotify listeners there is a poll available at the end of this episode to let us know if you're enjoying the new Podcast format. If you have any questions or concerns please email: memberships@csep.ca
41:13
November 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: Kate Andrews
Bonus Episode with Kate Andrews, CSEP-CEP, CSEP-HPS! Kate is the Chair of the CSEP Professional Standards Program® and helps guide the policies for the certifications and specializations offered by CSEP. Kate is the chair of the Personal Fitness Trainer Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and assists in the development of resources to support certified members in their practice. She is passionate about physical movement and emotional well being as a preventive and prescriptive method for enhancing wellness.  In this bonus episode, Host Alan Selby and guest Kate Andrews discuss the development of the CSEP High Performance Specialization™, course modules and more.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
11:33
April 20, 2021
Episode 21: Derek Hansen
Alan Selby hosts Sprint Coach Derek Hansen in Episode 21! Derek is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist that has been working with athletes all ages and abilities in speed, strength and power sports since 1988. His coaching career started in Track and Field, providing instruction to sprinters of all ages eventually working with collegiate sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. His career evolved rapidly working closely with  some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National  team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports. He worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser  University for 14 years, the first non-US member of the NCAA. He also serves as a performance consultant to numerous professional teams in the  NFL, NBA, MLS and NHL, as well as major NCAA Division 1 programs throughout North America, specializing in speed development, strategic  performance planning, return-to-competition protocols and neuromuscular electrical stimulation programming. Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening 
54:55
March 16, 2021
Episode 20 - Duncan French
Episode 20 of CSEP Podcast features Dr. Duncan French. Dr. French is globally recognized as a leading expert and has over 20 years of experience working with elite professional and Olympic athletes. Duncan is the vice President of Performance at the UFC Performance Institute (UFCPI), and is responsible for directing performance interfaces to approximately 600 athletes, as well as managing the state of the art high-performance facilities in Las Vegas. He earned his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Connecticut in 2004 with research interests in the optimization of human performance, neuroendocrine responses to resistance training, strength diagnostics, and the mechanisms of recovery and regeneration. This episode focuses on combat sport preparation, Dr. French's evidence based approaches to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the unique training atmosphere of the UFC Performance Institute.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
59:25
February 12, 2021
Episode 19 - Kari Schneider
Episode 19 with Performance Coach Kari Schneider! Kari is the owner and founder of Empower Conditioning, a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CSEP-CEP, a Technical Level 2 Olympic Lifting Coach and a certified Athletic Therapist. Over her 25 year career, Kari has trained top Olympic and Professional athletes and also worked with chronic pain patients and surgical rehabilitation. She is passionate about making a lasting positive difference in people's lives and is paving the way for more female strength coaches in high performance.  In this episode, Kari explains her journey as a female strength and conditioning coach, opening her own facility in this industry and the pro's and con's along the way. Listen Kari's podcast: The Empowered Athletes Podcast Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
33:50
January 18, 2021
Episode 18- Matt Brown
Alan Selby hosts Calgary Flames Mental Performance Coach Dr. Matt Brown. Dr. Brown is in his 3rd year working with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and has over 20 years experience working with Olympic and professional athletes. This episode discusses all things related to mental performance; from self talk and how to use it to your advantage, working with the emotional side of athletes, and offers some techniques to employ to regulate “game time” emotions. Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
36:51
December 15, 2020
Episode 17: Jeff Osadec
Jeff Osadec, MKin, CSEP-CEP and CSCS joins us for Episode 17! Jeff has coached for the past 15 years working with athletes both development and national level. He holds degrees in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary. Jeff joined the Canadian Sport Institute full time in the fall of 2011 as a strength coach and physiologist. He is certified CSEP-CEP and as a strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In this episode, Jeff discusses the development of the CSEP High Performance Specialization™ and what the specialization's Preparation Modules entail. The CSEP High Performance  Specialization™ focuses on performance and occupational testing and  training for qualified exercise professionals working with elite  athletes, emergency services personnel, armed forces, and high performance clients. Jeff has also developed a CSEP Advanced Learning Module: Training for Sport- a systematic process with practical considerations. Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
58:13
November 13, 2020
Episode 16: Virginie Tremblay
Virginie is a strength and conditioning coach with Tennis Canada at the National Canadian Tennis Centre in Montreal. Virginie has a Masters degree in Sport Physiology from the University of Montreal and she is currently working with athlete Bianca Andreescu. Virginie is presenting the Exercise Professionals Workshop “The high performance environment for a female fitness coach ” at CSEP 2020. This episode discusses her journey as a tennis player and how she has grown into her career, identifying players needs, and her presentation at the CSEP 2020 virtual conference in October. Follow Virginie on Twitter: @VirgiTremblay Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
45:05
October 08, 2020
Episode 15 - Stuart Phillips
Host Alan Selby discusses nutrition for high performance athletes with Dr. Stuart Phillips. Dr. Phillips is a protein and nutrition expert out of McMaster University, department of Kinesiology and School of Medicine. He is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletomuscle health and is the director of the McMaster Centre of Nutrition, exercise and health research, and physical activity centre of excellence.  This episode focuses on nutrition geared towards high performance athletes, basic nutritional recommendations, game day nutrition and much more!  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
46:20
September 16, 2020
Episode 14: Ryan Van Asten
Ryan Van Asten, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Calgary Flames, joins host Alan Selby to discuss his career progression, training philosophies and advice for young training coaches who want to becoming involved in the National Hockey League. Ryan is in his sixth season with the Calgary Flames, coordinating the overall strength and conditioning and sport science programs for the team. Prior to joining the Calgary Flames, Ryan spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, as their strength and conditioning coach-winning 2 Stanley cups in 2012 and 2014. He has also been the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for Hockey Canada and the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, working with the Women's National Hockey and Luge teams. Ryan is a CSEP-CEP and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDCs for listening
32:27
August 14, 2020
Episode 13- Syl Lemelin
Host Alan Selby sits down with Syl Lemelin, Supervisor of the Fitness and Active Lifestyle Unit of the Edmonton Police Services. Syl has over 20 years experience in police fitness, personal training and strength conditioning. He oversees the physical abilities testing of police applicants, recruits, and fitness assessment of sworn members. Before working with the Edmonton Police Services, Syl worked as a Division Fitness and Lifestyle Advisor for the RCMP in Manitoba and Nunavut. He assisted in the development of the ERTPARE- a special tactical physical abilities evaluation for SWAT members.  Syl is a CSEP-CEP, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
42:24
July 24, 2020
Episode 12: Daniel Noble
Warning: This podcast episode contains explicit language. You may wish to mute your audio at the 2:50 minute, the 28:00 minute and the 35:00 minute marks. Host Alan Selby sits down with his mentor Daniel Noble, Athletic Development Coach at the Hill Academy and owner of Noble Sports and Performance. Dan specializes in fostering the development of elite athletes through a process that focuses on mastering efficient movement patterns, mechanics and creating sustainable, adaptable athletes. He believes in training movement over muscle and has worked with a number of elite National Hockey League, National Lacrosse League and National Collegiate Athlete Association athletes. An avid speaker and presenter, Dan specializes in the art of coaching and motivating athletes who are in the process of transitioning to the professional level.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
01:03:08
June 11, 2020
Episode 11 - Gabrielle Fundaro
Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro, gastrointestinal health professional and Nutrition Coach at Renaissance Periodization, discusses gut health and the importance of the gut in high performance training. As well, Dr. Fundaro address's myths surrounding gastrointestinal health and the gut microbiome.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
49:28
May 15, 2020
Episode 10: Scott Willgress
We're excited to release Season 2 of the CSEP Podcast: High Performance and the role of exercise science with Scott Willgress. Scott is the Strength and Conditioning coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic and an educator at Dalhousie University. Host Alan Selby discusses how Scott adapts his training tools when working with athletes from various individual and team-based sports, decentralized training while athletes are away at school and presenting data back to athletes in simple yet informative manner. Join us this season as we explore more about high performance and exercise science.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
32:03
April 16, 2020
Bonus Episode
In this host-delivered episode, Lauren Jenkinson reflects on Season 1 takeaways on mentorship, and shares her experience from the Mentorship workshop at CSEP 2019. Lauren elaborates with key tips on how to get the most out of attending conferences, and how to connect, network,  and secure mentors that will last throughout your career. Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode, and to learn more about upcoming podcasts. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
12:19
March 27, 2020
Episode 8: Greg Wells
In the final episode of the season, Dr. Greg Wells, scientist in the Translational Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children, Author, public speaker and performance physiologist who has built a brand that authentically shows his professional passions and own experiences as an athlete. Dr. Wells explains how he was shaped by mentorship in his adult life and shares insights gained from a serious injury in his teens to navigating undergrad through his Ph D., travelling to other countries and finding his groove working on multimedia content while maintaining an active lifestyle.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
51:53
March 12, 2020
Episode 7: Maureen MacDonald & Stuart Phillips
Host Lauren Jenkinson sits down with McMaster power couple Dr. Maureen MacDonald (Dean of the Faculty of Science at McMaster University) and Dr. Stuart Phillips (Director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence, Director of the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise and Health Research) to discuss their journey through academia, mentorship, and how they landed in their present day positions. Both previous recipients of the CSEP Mentorship Award in Honour of Enzo Cafarelli, Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Phillips explain the lessons they have learned, the importance of "letting your mistakes be apart of the journey" and teamwork.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
30:42
February 13, 2020
Episode 6: Paul Zehr and Greg Pearcey
Dr. Paul Zehr, CSEP-CEP and his mentee Dr. Greg Pearcey, CSEP-CEP discuss the importance of mentorship for everybody and how Dr. Zehr inspired Greg when he was a PhD student.  Plus a contest announcement!  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
44:56
January 09, 2020
Episode 5- Fabian Rayne
Entrepreneurship from the eyes of Fabian Rayne, CSEP-CEP and owner of Fab Your Life Inc. Taking a more traditional approach to becoming an entrepreneur,  Fabian set out to start his own business and watched it grow! Host Lauren Jenkinson discusses how he went from a startup in his father's basement to owning and operating a multidisciplinary clinic and managing a team of staff.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode.
41:10
December 12, 2019
Episode 4: Michelle Mottola & Taniya Nagpal
Mentoring in academia with Dr. Michelle Mottola (University of Western) and Taniya Nagpal! Listen to topics like navigating a masters program, the importance of determining if a Masters/PhD is right for you and what professors are looking for from student mentees.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
42:01
November 07, 2019
Episode 3: Justin Achat
Owner of KINETEX Health Justin Achat, CSEP-CEP discusses his "accidental" entrepreneurship. Through a series of referrals, Justin went from working a 9-5 regular job to starting his own business.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
37:51
November 05, 2019
Episode 2: Patrick Waters
Host Lauren Jenkinson discusses the importance of being a mentor and mentee with multitalented Paralympian Patrick Waters, CSEP-CEP. Patrick explains how he feels mentors have shaped his career and how he has turned the tables to give back to other members of the exercise community.  Explore our mentorship workshop at our Annual General Meeting  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode. CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
24:52
November 05, 2019
Episode 1: Evelyn Foster and Nicole Sandison
Host Lauren Jenkinson sits down with her mentors Evelyn Foster, R.Kin, BPHE and Nicole Sandison, MSc, HBSc HK from the UHN Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, as they discuss guiding her through her internship with the Toronto Rehab Institute and navigating the bridge from intern to hired employee.  Contact memberships@csep.ca for any questions on this episode.  CSEP Members: Earn 1.5 PDC's for listening
36:41
November 05, 2019