Who is David Bateman?

Welcome to the Strength Rehab Institute of Ottawa.  I am dedicated to providing the highest level of focused rehabilitation through progressed strength training in the city.

Some people call me the “Dr. House” of fitness because my style is blunt, straightforward and I will be honest with you, even if it isn’t something that you want to hear.  My goal is to make you stronger, faster or more athletic within the parameters of your body.  If this isn’t something that you think you would appreciate, then we can stop there.  If you like what you hear right away, feel free to read on.

I have been a personal trainer and coach for 16 years, and have more than 20,000 practical hours applying force to the human body to achieve results.   Using my education combined with a large knowledge of mechanics, physiology, and human movement I can create an exercise experience that is unparalleled for my clients.

I base my philosophy on science and simple application.  My belief is that through proper placement of force on joints, and changing the way that you think and approach exercise can have a radical difference in your quality of life and make you feel, move and think better not only now, but ten years from now.  I don’t use quick fixes and I base what I’m doing to you on what is best for your body at that time.  I constantly update my knowledge in order to have as many ways as possible to help my clients.

I have certifications from Can-Fit-Pro, the C.H.E.K. Institute and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology as well as many other courses in things like proper nutrition concepts, advanced mechanics and therapy modalities.  To be truly educated, one cannot adhere to only one training style and as a trainer I simply try to have as large a toolbox as I can get in order to help the people I work with.  Here’s a short list of the courses I have taken or seminars I have attended:

Diploma from Loyalist College (2 years) in Fitness and Health Promotion
3 year Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
Can Fit Pro Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
Yoga Teacher Training Level 1
C.H.E.K. Institute Scientific Core Conditioning
C.H.E.K. Institute Scientific Back Training
C.H.E.K. Institute Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching Level 1
Certified Reflexologist
Reiki Practitioner Level 1
Functional Movement Screening
Resistance Training Specialist
Muscle Activation Techniques
NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 1
Advanced Motor Neurology

My goal is always to provide a solution and strategy for whatever goal you may have.


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