Mike McIvor, Director of Business Operations
Mike has been involved with the Peak Centre since 2000 first as a client of the Ottawa centre and finally as a principal in first full-scale expansion location which he opened in Vancouver in late 2005. Mike’s current role in the organization is a mix of the business operations, marketing and working with clientele. Mike’s childhood sport background was focused around tennis where he played competitively as a junior and played on the varsity team at Queen’s University. After University Mike fell in love with endurance sport and has completed a variety of ultra endurance events including a dozen adventure races from 36 hours to 6 days in length, 24hr mountain bike races, triathlons including a couple of Ironmans, trail runs and cross country ski races.
Lewis Morrison, M.SC. Sports Science, Director of Sports Science
Lewis is originally from the UK where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Leeds Metropolitan University, and later achieved a Masters in Sports Science at Loughborough University. After 10 years of training athletes, Lewis has accumulated a great deal of valuable experience. His most notable career highlights include: long-term test and research programs with the Great Britain Swimming team, including accompanying them to the European & British Championships, training and testing Middlesbrough Football Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, British Triathlon, and most recently, participating in the pre-season testing for the Vancouver Canucks and UBC Thunderbirds.
Evan Mundy, B.SC
Evan is a former Cat 1 bike racer who has competed on the National and International Stage. In 2011 he was a member of the Canadian National Under 23 road cycling team where he raced against some of the worlds best racers. While he was racing, Evan was completing his B.SC in Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University which he completed in 2013. He first joined the Peak Centre in the Fall of 2014, where he was running the Peak Centre’s Power Cycling Class Program. While he is still involved in the Power Cycling and Indoor race series his focus has shifted to training plan development and monitoring with clients.
Dr. Al Reed, PH.D
Dr. Reed is a national award winning career sports scientist whose work with Canadian and American sports teams has been well recognized for three decades. He has won recognition as an exceptional teacher in the programs of the University of Ottawa and the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program. As the developer of a dozen national team training programs and twice as many sport specific fitness tests, he has created many of the tools in use by today’s athletes and coaches. His original work continues with new contributions to the education, assessment, and vocational programs of the Centre.
Ken Brunet, B.SC., PFLC
Ken Brunet obtained his exercise science degree at the University of Ottawa and is a Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. He was the director of the Exercise Physiology Lab at the Ottawa Sport Science Center for 7 years and is currently co-founder and President of the Peak Center for Human Performance; an Accredited Elite Athlete Testing and Training Center. Ken specializes in training monitoring, training plan development and consulting for many National Olympic and professional team athletes and coaches. While being part of sport science committees for National Sport Organizations, Ken also teaches, consults and gives seminars to various groups such as: physical education teachers, national coaching program, college level courses, personal trainer, fitness instructors etc.
Kevin Wilson, B.SC., Human Kinetics, PFLC
Kevin obtained his Exercise Physiology degree from the University of Ottawa, with a concentration in High Performance Testing and Training in 1998. In 2000, Kevin co-founded the PEAK Centre for Human Performance; one of only eight accredited high performance fitness testing and training facilities in Canada. Over the past 5 years, Kevin has had the opportunity to work with over 20 Olympic and Professional teams (as a sport physiologist, fitness evaluator, coach consultant and training plan developer), and is currently a sport science consultant for Canadian National Gymnastics, Canadian National Sailing, Canadian National Cycling, Canadian Professional Golf Association (CPGA), and the Mexican National Golf Association. As well, Kevin also teaches sport and occupational physiology at local colleges in the Ottawa region.
Ed McNeely, M.SC. Exercise Physiology
Ed McNeely received his Masters degree in Exercise physiology from the University of Ottawa in 1994 and has been involved in the strength and conditioning industry for 15 years. He has been a consultant to 17 Canadian National and professional sports teams. Ed is the author of three books, One Hundred Strength Exercises, Training for Rowing, and Skillful Rowing, and is currently working on a book about integrating strength training into the High School and Middle School PE curriculum. He has published over 100 articles on training and athlete conditioning covering topics such as strength training, plyometrics, making weight, assessing fitness, speed and power development, planning and periodization, and aerobic fitness. He is a frequent resource for other writers, acting as an expert for articles in Muscle & Fitness, Outside Magazine, the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine Newsletter, the Rowing News, the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen and the Discovery Channel.
Karine Duval, PH.D Neuromechanics, M.SC. Biomechanics, B.SC. Kinesiology
Karine Duval, PhD Neuromechanics (Candidate), M.Sc. Biomechanics, B.Sc. Kinesiology Karine completed her undergraduate work in Kinesiology at Laurentian University. After several years of competitive track running during which she struggled with several overuse injuries, Karine focused her undergraduate studies on the effects of footwear on overuse injuries in runners. After completing her career as a 5000m runner in the CIS, she moved to BC’s interior to work as a pedorthist. With over 8 years of experience coaching and biomechanical performance analysis, Karine returned to complete her masters in Biomechanics (UBC) and is currently working on her PhD (also UBC) studying the biomechanical link between the feet, the pelvis and the low back and its role in the development of injuries. Through her career and studies, Karine has worked with recreational and elite athletes in a wide range of endurance based sports including running, cycling and swimming. She ran competitively for 15 years, played volleyball at the provincial level for 5 years and is currently focusing on the half-ironman scheduled for this summer.