VISION

 

At Saltus Athletic Academy, our vision is to foster a collective passion for Canadian sports and to cultivate a culture of tradition and excellence in competition by providing gifted athletes with the necessary environment to develop the athleticism and talent they need to reach their maximum potential.  We aim to provide a high-quality, results-driven, collegiate-style training experience that develops class after class of physically and mentally tough, well-rounded, fundamentally-sound athletes.

TEAM SALTUS

SEAN DEL BEN

MKin, CSCS, FMS 2, FRC

With a passion for helping athletes achieve their goals in sport, Sean founded Saltus Athletic Academy with a vision of developing physically and mentally tough, well-rounded, fundamentally sound athletes via scientifically proven strength & conditioning training.

Sean has experience working athletes from the elite youth athlete, to the NCAA Division 1, CIS, National and Professional Level athlete in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, soccer, rugby, hockey, swimming, track & field, rowing, karate, and triathlon. He has also had the opportunity of participating in the annual fitness testing for the Vancouver Canucks. Sean has been a contributing writer for NorthPoleHoops.com, and is the strength & conditioning coach for West Point Grey Academy.

MIGUEL OLFATO

BKin

Miguel graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. 

In his time working at Saltus, he has worked with athletes at the national team, professional, university/collegiate (NCAA division 1, USports, CCAA), Masters, high school, youth, and general fitness populations. 

He chose this profession because of his keen interest in achieving the most out of one’s genetic potential, and improving the culture of physical preparation both in Canada and his home country of the Philippines. Whether you are a professional athlete or weekend warrior (and everything in between), he believes you can train with a high performance mindset.

SCOTT LUM-TONG

MKin, USAW1

Scott has been working at Saltus since September 2017. Currently a Master of Kinesiology student at the University of British Columbia, he graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2016. Scott also has been a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at UBC since 2016, working with a variety of sports including football, soccer, volleyball and rugby. He is currently the team lead strength and conditioning coach for UBC Men’s and Women’s basketball. He also has been an Assistant Basketball Coach at Vancouver College for the past 3 years, coaching both grade 8 and 9, leading to a provincial championship in 2017.

Scott’s passion in helping to change the culture of strength and conditioning in basketball and helping young athletes to reach their maximum potential is supplemented by combining a vast basketball knowledge with experience in working with high-level athletes.

SHAUNA PEARCE

BKin, MKin (c), BCAK

Shauna is a Strength Coach at Saltus Athletic Academy, as well as a Kinesiology graduate student at UBC.  Shauna is pursuing a career in strength and conditioning and has been working with a variety of athletes, ranging from youth to varsity levels since 2015. Her coaching style is based on enhancing her athletes’ performance in their sport, as well as instilling good values and character traits.