Introducing the EMPWR – Fitness & Sports Training team

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EMPWR – Fitness & Sports Training

Our team of fitness and nutrition professionals are invested in your health. We make every decision with our members’ well-being in mind. Achieve your goals with us!

The Team


Rich Thaw


Rich studied Exercise Science at Concordia University in Montreal. He then interned at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC) in 2009. Shortly after he acquired sports & exercise nutrition certification Pn1 from Precision Nutrition. When Rich returned to Montreal, he started the Athletic Development Program at CoreXcellence. Where, for 10 years he had the opportunity to train hockey players from high-school to NCAA, Semi-pro, KHL, and NHL. During those 10 years, Rich was the internship coordinator and Senior Performance Specialist and applied principles from the 8+ courses he has taken from PRI (Postural Restoration Institute). Since 2014 Rich has appeared on Live Tv as a Fitness and Sports Training Consultant. Rich leverages his skills acquired from teaching power skating and giving workshops to connect with the young athlete population, business executives, stay-at-home parents. He realized the commonalities amongst populations is that a lot of us enjoy jumping, throwing, running, and competing. This is the basis that EMPWR – Fitness & Sports Training was created upon.


Emily Gaudet

Athletic Therapist

Emily studied Athletic Therapy at Concordia University and graduated from the Honours program in 2022. Throughout her studies, she gained hands-on experience in 4 different internship sites. Since passing her National Certification Exam in June, Emily has worked on the field with athletes of all ages, ensuring their safety as well as helping them recover from injury. Working with sports such as soccer, hockey, football, and rugby has helped her fine-tune her rehabilitation programs based on the demands of the sport to allow for a safe return to play. Emily also follows her clients in the clinical setting, where she can provide an evaluation, treatment, and tailored exercise program to help further their recovery. As a Registered Massage Therapist, Emily also provides deep tissue/ sports massage for the relief of pain or for tune-up purposes.


Cindy Moreno


Cindy Moreno graduated from McGill University with a B.Sc. in Kinesiologist in the spring of 2023. She has been an ISSA certified personal trainer since 2019, specializing in strength and conditioning.

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