About Us

We are excited to be reopening our doors on June 1st!

For information on our gym system and membership

options, please email info@thestrongside.ca

You're not getting a trainer, you're getting a team.

Strong Side is set out to change how personal training is done. Our members train in a supportive gym environment under the supervision of professionals. 

We empower our members with the WHY behind the system and encourage them to take an active role in their fitness.

We are Westminster's Gym.


Meet the Coaches

TJ Sider


  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Sport Performance

  • Diploma of Osteopathic Manual practice

  • Doctor of Osteopathy (in progress)

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Poliquin International Certification Program lvl 3

  • Poliquin Bio Signature Modulation lvl 2

  • NeuroKinetic Therapy lvl 3

  • Functional Movement Screen

Julianna Kvist


  • BA International Relations UBC


  • NeuroKinetic Therapy lvl 2

  • Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor

  • 63kg BCPA Powerlifer

"As a powerlifter, my focus is in strength training with my clients who are looking to improve quality of movement and body composition.

With my nutrition knowledge, I can help you enhance the result of training even faster! "


Ishana Debba

Head Coach/Kinesiologist

  • B.Sc Kinesiology 

  • Student of Osteopathy - CSO, 3rd year

  • Practicing Kinesiologist - BCAK

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - NSCA

  • NeuroKinetic Therapy lvl 1

  • Functional Movement Screen lvl 1

  • ACE -CPT​

"Being a movement specialist allows me to use treatment and exercise to rehabilitate from injury to performance."



  • BCRPA Personal Trainer

  • Third Age Certification

  • Craniosacral Therapy 

  • Certificate of Science In ThetaHealing.

"I specialize in the mind    body connection. The stories       we tell ourselves are the     stories we live.

Change your story change your life."

Jessica David


  • Second year Kinesiology

  • BCRPA Strength and Conditioning Coach 

"Empowering people through movement is what I'm most passionate about. Teaching the fundamentals of basic movement patterns and progressing them, to help clients reach a specific outcome is what strength and conditioning is all about."

"What people are saying about us"

Sonia Sidhu 

The team at SSC is beyond amazing! They are supportive and always ensuring I am challenging myself to reach the goals I have set for myself. If it wasnt for the staff at SSC I wouldnt have been able to complete the phenomenal work out I did today. I started off struggling with simple dowel movements to work on form and today I was able to do a bar bell back squat of 60kgs which is more then my weight!!!!! Attending SSC is worth the investment in yourself. Strongly recommend this place!!!!

Sam Woolf

Strong Side was my first time being in a directed gym environment, and it'll be hard to top going forward. I went in with a particular goal I wanted to achieve (support strength training for an upcoming half Iron man), and the team put together a program for me that identified and improved on weaknesses in my performance. Every session felt like the kind of challenge that makes for a rewarding workout experience - you'll always walk out feeling better than when you walked in, physically, emotionally, or in most cases, both.

Vikrant Shirodkar

I recommend Strong Side Conditioning highly to all. This is the gym where I could get stronger and feel stronger for the first time to this extent. I understood why I never got results in other gyms and what I needed to work on to get to the desired results faster. It's been 6 months I am still training here. All trainers are top notch.


We're on your Side.