Our Staff

Joyce Asprec Lising - Coach

Joyce LisingJoyce 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.

Qualifications:

  • Rock Steady Boxing coaching certification
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America training
  • Private and group training experience
  • Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Canada
  • Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • CPR/AED/First Aid
  • International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition

 

Andrew Kooner - Coach

Andrew Kooner

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).

Qualifications:

  • Rock Steady Boxing coaching certification
  • CPR / First Aid / AED certification
  • IFA Personal Trainer and Aerobics certification
  • Fitness Leadership program, Humber College
  • Level 1 Boxing Ontario Coaching Certification
  • 10x Canadian amateur champion
  • Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medallist
  • Pan Am Games bronze medallist
  • 2x Olympian
  • Canadian professional champion
  • Retired 10-2 record