At Overproof Foot Lounge in Edmonton, we provide relaxation services for your wellbeing. We also have a certified personal trainer, Llew Edwards, who can help make your body stronger and achieve your athletic goals. Learn more about him below.
Llew (Llewelyn) Edwards
Originally from Toronto, Llew trained from 1988 to 2002 as an Olympic-caliber athlete alongside some of the fastest track and field and bobsled athletes such as Donovan Bailey, Glenroy Gilbert, Pierre Lueders and Christina Smith. Mastering the art of body awareness and positioning as an athlete, he then turned to coaching, becoming a certified trainer and conditioning coach with certifications in stretching and sports science. He has coached both professional and amateur sports athletes, including some in the CFL, NFL, NHL and CIS. Llew trained and coached under Bruce Frankie in Arizona while using the Future Athletic System Technology (F.A.S.T.) system. F.A.S.T. is a highly complex system utilizing angles, forces and concepts in preparing an elite athlete at a higher level. Llew also has an MBA in business which he uses in his coaching practice to develop and implement strategies. Llew’s mantra as a coach is to “continually grow professionally, physically and spiritually to achieve the next level”.
In working with clients, Llew has the following goals:
Increase balance, coordination, mobility and body awareness
Help the body to get stronger and develop power and endurance
Increase body position awareness
Develop motivation to have fun in physical fitness and workouts
To achieve these goals, Llew focuses on the Biomechanics associated with running – movement that is natural and efficient to achieve peak performance.
On a personal level, he loves music, art, movies, sports, good conversation, and when not coaching, you may find him in the mountains.
Sprint Coach – Pinnacle Pioneers Track and Field, Scottsdale, Arizona
Los Angeles Rugby Club – Assisted with developing core muscle training techniques that directly helped the team qualify for the regional playoffs leading them to become national champions
Hockey – As a sprinting specialist, Llew has worked with great players such as Steve Yzerman, Brad Stuart and Jarome Iginla to become faster and add explosiveness in their stride. For off-season strength and conditioning, he has worked with Joel Andresen of the Spruce Grove Broncos and Jamie McLennan of the St. Louis Blues as well as numerous talented amateur sports players such as Emily Harrison, offensive player for the Mount Royal Cougars.
Contact us today for more information. We are looking forward to meeting you!