Homegrown Business: Dasha Maslennikova, Clinical Director and Kinesiologist of Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab

We spoke with Dasha Maslennikova, Clinical Director and Kinesiologist of Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab. Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab provides training to overcome injuries, get in shape and incorporate more movement in your daily life through their one-on-one personal training programs and sessions. All of their trainers are kinesiologists, and they help their clients do more of what they love for longer.

What is your business called and what does it do?

Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab. We are a team of kinesiologists who help people with movement, muscles, injuries and aging.

What are our services?

Personal training
Exercise rehabilitation
ICBC active rehab
Ergonomics
Aquatic therapy
Workplace wellness presentations

What made you want to do this work?

I was an athlete growing up, super active. Then I was in a car accident when I was 18 that completely change my life. I was injured and was not able to do anything that I loved to do. It was a long arduous rehabilitation journey, but it left me inspired to want to help others.

What problem did you want to solve with the business?

Help our clients feel confident and comfortable in their bodies. Making sure they trust their bodies to move and do things that they love doing.

We’re elevating kinesiology for a more functional world. We’re in it to get people moving. We build activity into the lives of our community members because we’ve seen how much it makes our world better.

An overwhelming body of evidence demonstrates that active people live higher quality lives for longer in nearly every measure. Healthy people build healthy communities, and communities are the fabric of our world. That is why we deliver our unique services to get people moving in Yaletown and North Burnaby.

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What does this mean? We believe the evidence: everyone is better off with more movement in their life. We want to be a kinesiology hub where kinesiologists can grow their careers, and where clients and our growing community understand its benefits. We know healthy people and a healthy environment create a healthy planet.

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Who are your clientele/demographics?

Anyone with an injury: car accident, sports injury.

Anyone limited in their function due to heart, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, strokes.

Anyone wanting to improve their movement, strength and function.

Someone that wants to learn how to use the gym to help with their performance in a sport, or just in life.

Someone who hasn’t exercised for a long time due to an injury, or covid and wants to start moving again.

Movement is medicine.

How does your business make money? How does it work?

Our Clients pay for 1-on-1 sessions with our kinesiologists.

Where in Vancouver can we find your profession?

Our studio is in Yaletown and North Burnaby.

What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services? 

What is your treatment approach/philosophy? What other courses or education do you have?

What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?

Best part: helping people get better, stronger, and more capable. Helping people learn about their bodies and take control of their wellness.

Worst part: when I have to hear about people’s traumatic accidents/pain. It’s hard to see people suffering.

What is your favourite joke about your own profession?

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What are your social media channels?

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

PAY IT FORWARD: What is another Vancouver business that you love?

The Federal Store – they have the best coffee, treats and vibe