Our Trainers

Sonja Lake

Sonja was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and while growing up was a competitive ski racer and played volleyball and field hockey. In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a specialization in Kinesiology from Queen’s University. At Queen’s, Sonja was involved with the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare, the Queen’s Biomedical Innovation Team, and the Queen’s Ladies in Fitness Training clubs.

Outside of school, Sonja has completed over 200 hours of shadowing with elite Strength and Conditioning specialists, and has also completed exercise physiology research, assisting older populations with aerobic exercise programs as part of the Brain In Motion study. She is an advocate for inclusivity and has supported individuals with developmental disabilities in academic and employment opportunities. In 2021, Sonja became a Professional Kinesiologist.

Currently, Sonja assists in the RunIQ program offered by Innovative Sport Medicine, which provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treating and preventing running-related injuries. Within this program, she works closely with Sport Medicine Physicians, Biomechanists, Physiotherapists, Orthotists, and Training Advisors.

Playing on sports teams, serving on executive committees, and working with individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, Sonja has gained an appreciation for and desire to continuously learn about accessibility, human mobility, muscle imbalances, and injury treatment and prevention.

Sonja has completed her Avalanche Safety Training levels 1 and 2 and enjoys spending her winters exploring the backcountry and Fernie Alpine Resort. In the summer, she loves mountain biking, road biking, and wake surfing. In her free time, Sonja also enjoys volunteering in the FMC Emergency department.