Joyce has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years, having worked for well-known industry names such as Bally Total Fitness, Gold's Gym, Evolve Health and Fitness, and Extreme Fitness. She has provided both individual and group fitness training throughout her career.
Joyce also brings her training and expertise with nutrition planning as a Clinical Registered Dietitian, registered both in California and Ontario, to her work with the Parkinson's Resource Centre. She is proud to be part of the Rock Steady coaching team and to bring her dedication to health and wellness to support those living with Parkinson's disease.
Andrew Kooner began boxing at the age of 13 in Windsor, Ontario. An Olympic and Commonwealth Games athlete, he has competed in numerous international competitions. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, he lost in the 2nd round in the flyweight division. At the Commonwealth Games, he won the bronze medal in 1998 and the silver medal in 2002. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, he tied for fifth in the bantamweight division. While still competing as an amateur, he also defeated Juan Manuel López.
Andrew is a strong advocate for health and exercise for all populations and is committed to sharing his skills and experience with Rock Steady boxers. The opportunity for people with Parkinson’s to be coached by an Olympic boxer increases the motivation and enthusiasm of participants for Rock Steady Boxing Toronto classes and their many benefits.
Andrew is also an active volunteer in the community, working with youth at risk in Toronto as a boxing instructor at B.A.D.G.E (Boxers Against Drugs and Guns Everywhere).