Welcome to the personal blog of Lanny Taschuk. I’m a British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) Practicing Kinesiologist. Long ago I started my pursuit to condition and really understand the body and it’s growth and development. I have committed my life towards the practice of connecting people to their mind, body and spirit through movement. I have worked in the training industry with thousands of people over the last 13 years with a focus in athletic sport specific training and rehabilitation. During my time in Victoria, BC I was fortunate enough to work with Jeff Compton of Compton Sports Training Systems focusing on athletic development particularly with Hockey players. Going forward, I look forward to the challenges and impact that I can have in any pursuit with you.
To share a little bit about myself, I can remember having a bike before I remember walking. Growing up in the Okanagan was conducive to being active, particularly before I had a car. However, at the age of 14 I had a serious accident and fractured my femur while skating which resulted in several surgeries and having to learn how to walk again over the following year. From this point on it was my desire to figure out how the body worked and to ensure I would do my best to develop and take care of the package I was given. This led me along the path of going to University and earning a degree in Kinesiology. In addition, along the way I also committed to training my own body and applying the learned principles to see where I could grow. After 21 years of strength and conditioning I decided to pursue running. This was an untapped potential that I decided to tap into after much debate with my good friend Dr. Sukhi. I started running in December of 2008 and set a lofty goal to complete an ultramarathon (Knee Knacker) which I did in July 2010. An ultramarathon is anything over marathon distances and this one took me over 7.5 hours to complete. I learned a great deal about myself during this time.
Over the last year, I’ve dedicated my training life to complete Ironman Canada 2011 on August 28, 2011. This for me is a big challenge as I couldn’t swim the length of the pool last September. However, as with running I dedicated a year towards learning and mastering this sport. In training for this big event, I completed my first half marathon, called the First Half in February of 2011. I then competed in the Oliver Half Ironman on June 5, 2011. Doing this gave me valuable information for taking on Ironman Canada. I now understand that whatever you want in life if you dedicate yourself there are no limits.
I am committed and would be grateful to help anyone in their own personal pursuit of greatness and development.
Lanny Taschuk B.Sc. Kinesiologist, Practicing Member of the BCAK