Strength Sensei Team

How we came together:

After the passing of legendary strength coach Charles R. Poliquin in 2018, Krystal Poliquin knew she wanted to carry on her fathers work. She brought together some of the best strength coaches in the world in order to provide the best education to coaches and trainers everywhere. Each of these coaches has worked / mentored or both under Charles R. Poliquin.

Charles R. Poliquin asked Ryan Faehnle to come work for him at the PSI where he travelled internationally educating strength coaches and trainers.

Eric Falstrault is a long time student and friend of his, taking all PICP levels as well as many other of his courses. He interned and mentored under Charles R. Poliquin. He was one of the first owners of the Poliquin Performance Center in Canada.

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Ryan Faehnle

Sensei Coach

Ryan currently owns a private consulting business VIPAR based out of Ohio. He is a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) who has also authored and ghost-written several best-selling books. He has coached, mentored, and consulted athletes in 21 different sports at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels, with athlete successes ranging from NCAA All-American to NFL Super Bowl Champions. Learn More

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Eric Falstrault

Sensei Coach

He is a Montreal-based strength coach, Naturopath, Sport Therapist, founder of BODHI Fit and Author of The Strength Code. He is level 5 PICP (Poliquin International Certification Program). He uses many techniques with his clients (Manual muscle testing, nutritional evaluation, First Line Therapy, Structural Balance) to help identify major concerns and fix them as fast as possible. Learn More

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Strength Sensei Advisors

Paul Gagne

Paul Gagne

Sensei Advisor

 Conditioning specialist with 38 years of experience training some of the top Olympic and pro athletes. His expertise lies in training protocols for postural balance, neuro-muscular balance, and performance enhancement. He has developed a unique postural and functional evaluation and training system. Many elite and professional athletes encompassing various sports and world-class competitions consult with and are trained by Paul Gagné. Learn More


Heather Pearson MSc ST FHT MART Dip Sp. Psych., Dip APT.

London Ambassador and Advisor

Well-respected sports therapist, sports psychologist, sports nutritionist and strength coach.

In 2001 Heather was involved in a very traumatic car crash where she sustained whole body injuries, broken bones, multiple trapped nerves, head pain, a traumatic brain injury and whole body dysfunction – for years she suffered constant pain and couldn’t walk properly without a limp. Learn More

Larry Vinette

Sensei Advisor

He is known as the coaches’ coach as other fitness coaches go to him for their own training needs , knowledge, and mentorship.

He is an award winning coach with over 30 years of experience in all fitness categories, from amateurs to professionals (he won “FAME Trainer Of The Year Award” in both 2005 and 2006 for having the most athletes place well in competitions).  Learn More

Riad Hechame

Malaysia Ambassador and presenter

Riad,  aka the Strength Engineer or the Nuclear Coach and founder of PEAK HUMAN PERFORMANCE, The Strength & Performance Clinic, is a nuclear engineer, strength & performance coach, soft tissue and functional medicine practitioner. His calling, passion and ultimate goal is to lead people to achieve their personal peak performance by optimizing all available and necessary health parameters. Learn Mor

Anthony Castore

Anthony Castore 

Sensei Advisor
For 25 years Anthony has worked in the strength training world. He is one of the industries best kept secrets.  His list of clients ranges from professional and developing  athletes, physique competitors including 2 IfBB pros, rehabilitation clients and general clientele simply looking to become the best version of their selves as efficiently as possible. Learn More
Dr. Ken Kinakin

Dr. Ken Kinakin 

SWIS Founder, Strength Sensei Advisor
Dr. Ken Kinakin is a sport medicine doctor, chiropractor, certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer! He’s also the author of the book “Optimal Muscle Training” and has competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting for over 20 years. Dr. Kinakin lectures around the world to doctors and personal trainers on the areas of weight-training, rehabilitation and nutrition. He is also the clinic director for the AIM Health & Wellness clinic with a rehabilitation and training centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Dr. Kinakin founded the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists (SWIS), an organization that educates and certifies doctors, therapists and personal trainers in the area of exercise muscle testing, rehabilitation and treatment of weight training injuries. Learn More

Executive Team

Krystal Poliquin

Owner, Strength Sensei

Karen Landrian

Manager and Customer Relations
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