Anthony Agtarap

Anthony is a father, husband, professional engineer, strength & conditioning coach, physical educator and public speaker.  He is also the founder of Engineered Bodies Strength & Conditioning.

 

He’s passionate about teaching and empowering people with the knowledge of how their body works, how to assess their own joint health and joint function, what to do when they identify  joint mobility limitations, how to get stronger with strength training, and how to continue living a healthy life as they grow older.  Anthony is committed to building a strong, supportive, and engaged community and has 10+ years of coaching experience using physical education and movement as a vehicle to do so.   Engineered Bodies Strength & Conditioning is a product of this commitment.  Anthony has developed PE curriculum based on this ideology and has successfully taught it to elementary students grades 1 through 7 at a private Montessori academy for the last 5 years.  He’s also taught the principles of how to develop a movement quality based PE curriculum to PE teachers in school district SD43 at various professional development days over the years.  Anthony is also the founder and head Club Coach of the Engineered Bodies Weightlifting Club and is the founder of its Youth Weightlifting program which is the biggest youth weightlifting program in the Lower Mainland.   Anthony is currently in his second year serving as an Executive Board Member for the BC Weightlifting Association (BCWA).

 

Anthony has 12+ years of success as a professional engineer, project manager, and consultant for large corporations like Ballard Power, Westport Innovations, and BC Hydro.  This experience gives him the unique understanding of the challenges employees face on a daily basis in regards to incorporating movement into their work environment and how it can negatively affect their mental health if the corporate health and wellness program is ineffective in supporting that.  His recent work over the last number of years has been to develop business relationships with corporations in our area to educate their human resources team on the problems with the current models of corporate health and wellness programs offered today and to help them develop more all-inclusive, effective, and engaging corporate health and wellness programs that better support its employees.

His certifications include:
  • Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS),
  • NCCP Olympic Weightlifting Club Coach Certification
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRCm),
  • Functional Range Assessment (FRA),
  • Kinstretch Instructor
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Certification Level 2
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Level 3,
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Level 2,
  • Onnit Academy Foundations Trainer
  • CrossFit level 1 trainer

Other movement workshops he’s attended to level-up :

  • Ido Portal Method – Movement X,
  • Ido Portal Method – The Corset Course (2x),
  • Ido Portal Method – MoTION
  • Gold Medal Bodies workshop (2x)
  • Conjugate Gymnastics with Sean Lind
  • Hand balance workshop with Yuri Marmerstein (2x)
  • Bodyweight Strength Training workshop with Simon Ata (aka Simonster)
  • Handstand workshop with Sascha Bachmann (Cirque Du Soleil)
  • Master the Handstand workshop with Kirsty Grosart (aka Garage Gym Girl)
  • Rethinking the Big Patterns – Dr. Pat Davidson
  • Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint workshop – Dean Somerset
  • CrossFit Endurance with Brian MacKenzie
  • CrossFit Weightlifting with Mike Burgener
  • Mobility WOD – Kelly Starrett
  • Freestyle Connection Movement Seminar with Carl Paoli
Public speaking events:
  • Coquitlam Teacher’s Association (CTA), Professional Development Days – Developing Movement Quality-Based PE Curriculum
  • QDPE Conference at Douglas College, for physical education teachers and specialists – Developing Movement Quality-Based PE Curriculum
  • Access Sport, The Next Level Recruiting Summit for student athletes – The Importance of Strength & Conditioning Training
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB) Webinar Presenter – Developing Engaging Corporate Health & Wellness Programs
  • Various corporate lunch & learns – Incorporating mobility and movement into the work environment
  • SPSC5493 Motor Learning for youth at Douglas College
  • Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL)
  • Youth Leadership classes at Pinetree Secondary
  • CanFit Pro Vancouver Conference – Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Trainers & Coaches

 

Instagram: @anthony.agtarap