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Richard after winning the Over 35’s BC Tennis Championships this year

Richard Brice has been training and coaching people for over 13 years. His life changed at university when he became ill. This left him with chronic fatigue and a host of physical and psychological complaints. Driven by the desire to regain his health, Richard studied under of some of the worlds leading authorities in a number of different health disciplines. Now that he has regained his health and is finally pain free, he is in hard training to become Canada over 50’s tennis champion. He figures by then all the good players will be injured!


  • BSc (Hons) Science and Football – Liverpool John Moores University
  • Certified Practitioner of Functional Diagnostic Nutirtion (FDN)
  • Certified Gluten Free Practitioner (Dr Tom O’Brien)
  • Z Health Essentials of elite performance (Dr Eric Cobb)
  • Z Health R-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
  • Z Health I-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
  • Viola Structural Joint Balancing 1.0 (Joel Crandall)
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) level 1 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) level 2 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
  • Fascial Stretch Specialist (FST) level 3 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist (Dr Andreo Spina)
  • Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) – (Joe Defranco)
  • PICP level 1 strength coach (Charles Poliquin)
  • PICP level strength coach (Charles Poliquin)
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition level 2
  • Metabolic Typing Advisor Level 1
  • BioSignature Level 1 Practitioner (Charles Poliquin)
  • BioSignature Lvel 2 – Lab analysis – (Dr Mark Scahuss)
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner
  • NABBA – advanced personal trainer
  • Football Association – football coaching license
  • Lawn Tennis Association – tennis coaching license
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Richard and his Wife Emily enjoying a day of skiing with their new baby Scarlet at Whistler

Richard Alm has been training people on the North Shore for well over a decade. He suffered with chronic back pain for 20 years, which was one of the reasons he became a trainer. He has also had multiple surgeries on both shoulders and toss in a knee as well. After learning how to overcome and rehabilitate his own injuries, Richard loves nothing more than to help other people become pain free. He is a loving husband/dad and in his spare time he enjoys tearing up the slopes and trails WITHOUT BACK PAIN.

His professional certifications are outlined below.


  • Z Health I-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
  • Z Health R-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
  • Z Health Essentials of Elite Performance (Dr Eric Cobb)
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist(FST) Level 2 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist(FST) Level 1 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
  • Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist (Dr Andreo Spina)
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 (Grey Cook)
  • BioSignature Modulation Practitioner (Charles Poliquin)
  • ACE, American Counsil on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer

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