About us

About Us - Our vision

At Saltus, our vision is for you to live life to the fullest through athletic achievement. Our role is to help you develop the physical literacy, athleticism, and mindset to achieve your goals. Using science-driven training methods, we’ll help you remain injury-free and perform to your fullest potential. Confidence, autonomy, and greater life enjoyment are the benefits of discovering what your body & mind are capable of. Our culture of discipline, excellence, and hard work will get you there while having fun along the way. 

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About Us - MEET THE COaches

Sean Del Ben

SEAN DEL BEN

MKIN | CSCS | FMS 2 | FRCMS | RMP 2

With a passion for helping athletes achieve their athletic performance goals, Sean founded Saltus Performance. Our vision is to develop physically and mentally well-rounded, fundamentally sound athletes via scientifically proven strength & conditioning training.

Sean has experience working with athletes from the elite youth athletes to the NCAA Division 1, CIS, National and Professional Level athletes in sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, 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, and is the strength & conditioning coach for West Point Grey Academy.

Other qualifications:

  • Functional Movement Screen Lvl. 2
  • Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist
  • Running Mechanics Professional Lvl. 2
Ali Al-Ethawy

ALI AL-ETHAWY

BKIN | CSCS 

Ali is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), kinesiologist, and personal trainer. In addition, he is an avid cross country runner and triathlete with national and international competition experience. Ali is passionate about helping athletes and clients achieve their potential in sports and life. Ali’s philosophy aligns perfectly with Saltus’ as he believes that anyone with a desire to move and improve their physical and mental fitness is an athlete.

With experience as a sailor in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves, Ali also understands how to develop the discipline necessary for you to accomplish your goals.

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (UBC)
  • FMS Level 1
  • Fundamental Movement Skills certified
  • NCCP Triathlon Community Certified Coach
Leo Gonzalez Ando

Leo Gonzalez Ando

BKIN | NSCA-CSCS

Leo graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS). Leo’s extensive competitive background in soccer and track and field has inspired him to pursue his passion for athletic development and injury prevention. 

He looks forward to helping Saltus Performance athletes achieve their highest sporting potential via fundamental and specific training principles. Leo has worked as an athletic trainer with the student-athletes from Saint George’s Senior School. His experience there has taught him that good trainers and coaches play a significant role in paving a sustainable path for athletic success and healthy lives.

Ashley Capewell

Ashley Capewell

MSc | NSCA-CSCS

Ashley has worked with international track and field athletes, professional rugby, premier women’s volleyball, elite youth cricket and collegiate athletes and teams during his career.

Ashley is interested in youth athlete development and continues to coach emerging high school and colligate athletes.

With a love of the outdoors, Ashley spends his time in the mountains skiing, cycling and exploring. 

Other qualifications:
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • ASCC
  • BWL L2 Olympic Weightlifting Coach
Tom Clifford

Tom Clifford

MSc | NSCA-CSCS

Tom attended the University of Gloucestershire in the UK and graduated with a Master of Science in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. While completing his Master’s, he worked with elite and professional athletes from various sports, including Bob Skeleton and Soccer.

After graduating, Tom desired to explore the world, experience different cultures and work internationally within the industry. His travels have led him to spend time in Australia, Singapore, and Calgary. Tom worked with various athletes and sports, ranging from Professional Rugby Union and League players in Australia to Ice Hockey athletes in Calgary.

Over the years, Toms’ coaching philosophy and principles have developed into helping to maximize athletic potential and improve results in the sporting arena where it counts, including working with athletes to increase their acceleration and speed. With attention to the specific details and movement patterns required, Toms’ philosophy focuses on addressing imbalances, preventing injury and improving acceleration and change of direction.

 
Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

BKIN | NSCA-CSCS

Evan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours degree in Kinesiology. He is a practicing Kinesiologist with the BC Association of Kinesiologists. In addition, Evan is a recognized and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Evan has worked with various individuals in his rehabilitation and performance training experience. He has had the opportunity to work alongside recreational athletes, national-level athletes, youth in clinical and performance settings and the general population.

Evan prescribes exercise with a client-centred approach to help individuals surpass their baseline strength and movement capacities. He believes in empowering his clients by objectively measuring their progress, allowing them to recognize that although they have put in the work, they can see the improvements in their bodies. His goal as a strength and conditioning coach is to integrate evidence-based training methodologies with individual client preferences to achieve optimal improvements in athletic performance.

When not working in a performance gym or rehabilitation clinic, Evan can be found playing hockey, riding down challenging bike park trails, snowboarding, or using his two feet to explore the west coast mountain ranges.