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Acadia Performance Training Inc.

Elliott Richardson » Strength and Conditioning Coach/Owner Acadia Performance Training Inc.

Elliott is a graduate of Acadia University and excelled on and off the field as a Free Safety for the Varsity Football team. Off the field he was an 2 time Academic All-Canadian as a graduate of Kinesiology. On the field he was a 2 time 2nd Team CIS All-Canadian, 3 time AUS All Star, AUS Rookie of the Year and Acadia Defensive Player of the Year and Team MVP and was a Team Captain for over 2 years. He credits Strength and Conditioning as the driving factor of his success on and off the field. This combined with his ability to outwork his opponents and peers allowed him the opportunity to make the team as an un-drafted free agent in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos and eventually starting 24 games over 2 years. He now fully dedicates his time and energy to improve his athletes athletic abilities and teach them the value of hard work and dedication.

Rachelle Aucoin » Strength and Conditioning Coach

Rachelle is a bilingual (French & English) student entering her 4th year of Kinesiology. She’s originally from Cape Breton but lived in Wolfville the last 3 years to work and train as she plays on the Women's Soccer team for Acadia. This will be her second summer working for APT, as well as starting her Honours Thesis this summer, researching high-performance mouthguard use in varsity athletes.

Jacob Creedon » Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jacob is a 4th year kine student going into his 5th year of study. He has been playing football for the varsity team at Acadia since he started at the school. He was invited to the CFL regional combine in March of 2018. He is currently certified as a Canadian Society Exercise Physiology Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) while trying to achieve his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS). After graduating from Acadia he plans on continuing to train athletes.

Cassidy Klein » Student Strength and Conditioning Coach

Cassidy Klein is going into her 3rd year of kinesiology at Acadia. She has been interning with Elliott and APT since her first year at Acadia. This past year Cassidy worked with the Varsity Football Team and APT as an intern. In the next year she hopes to become a Certified Personal Trainer. In her 3rd and 4th year, she will also be working as a student therapist for a varsity team on campus. Cassidy grew up in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia and is an Olympic weightlifter. Recently, she placed 3rd in the country at the Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships.

Elie Joseph Maroun » Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach