Keep the workout fun while pushing clients towards their health and fitness goals using the fundamentals of scientifically proven, research-based fitness training.
Formal Education/Primary Certification
Honours Bachelors degree in Human Kinetics (The University of Guelph). NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Sports specific conditioning / plyometrics, muscular endurance training, metabolic conditioning, stability and core training, and hypertrophy training.
Eighteen years experience as a certified personal trainer and fitness consultant. Fitness contributor to Men’s Health, Wish, Best Life and Driven magazines. CPR and AED certified.
Active in tennis, hockey, rock climbing, wakeboarding, mountain biking, and basketball
Jason has always believed in doing things the right way. Fitness and health are no exception. Redefining wellness and helping people find their own path to better health are integral to his professional approach. He an active advocate for holistic preventative health care.
As general manager of the King Street club, Jason’s focus is on building a knowledgeable team of experts and a supportive culture in which all members can thrive. He holds a Bachelor degree in physical education and has over 15 years of leadership experience at corporate gyms and boutique health clubs. When he’s not at Totum, you can find Jason enjoying a game of golf, basketball or cheering for the Broncos.
Dr. Andrew Sulkowski
- Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology (McMaster University)
- Doctorate of Chiropractic (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Certified Active Release Techniques® Provider (ART)
- Certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI)
- Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Functional Range Release (FR)
- Level 5 Personal Trainer
Andrew is a manual therapist that uses a combination of exercise prescription, manual therapy techniques and education to help patients solve their challenge and return to play with a plan on how to not only prevent the injury from returning in the future, but for them to be a better athlete/mover moving forward. Working with the patient’s own health model and goals, Andrew works to solve the challenge/injury quickly and to guide them in their journey of life long athletic participation.
Dr. Andrew Sulkowski is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2004. Prior to this, he received his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University in 2000. His professional designations include being a certified Active Release Technique provider, a certified acupuncture provider and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
His professional experience includes working as a member of the core medical team for the Canadian and Ontario Soccer Associations and the Canadian Professional Soccer League. He has worked with several professional and recreational sport organizations including athletes from Tennis Canada, USTA, NCAA, NHL, MLS, CPSL, CSA and OSA.
Andrew has been practising at Totum Life Science as a manual therapist since 2005.
Mary-Catherine Fraser Saxena
Mary-Catherine joined Totum as a physiotherapist in 2004. In 2006 she took over the role of Clinic Director and has done an amazing job building one of the busiest rehabilitation clinics downtown. She has tripled the number of therapists that she started with. She also maintains her own busy clinical practice.
Mary-Catherine believes in the power of the team to help patients, and as such builds links between the variety of service providers we have. She has worked to create a clinic with an amazing balance of experienced practitioners as well as newer graduates. Those newer graduates have mentorship opportunities with the longer serving team members, some who have over 20 years experience. MC, as she is known, feels it is important to stay current with newest research and techniques. By working with students from U of T and the Naturopathic college, we are able to share our knowledge as well as stay up to date in our own approaches.
MC’s management style is collaborative and she has focused her team to work together to ensure that patient goals are met. They meet together and regularly share treatment approaches as well as helping each other in problem solving. Perhaps you are looking to recover from a simple strain? Or perhaps you have a goal of running a marathon or hiking across South America? Or maybe you are simply looking to keep up with your kids? Your team may include only one practitioner, or may incorporate your trainer, our naturopath and one of our manual therapists. We communicate with your family doctor, sports medicine physician or orthopedic surgeon to ensure you have a unified delivery of health care.
Mary-Catherine appreciates any feedback and is also happy to help if you have any questions regarding the Totum approach.
Dr. Stacy Irvine
Dr. Stacy Irvine is the co-founder of Totum Life Science. The philosophy and identity of Totum have been greatly influenced by Stacy’s love of athletics and her passionate belief that everyone will benefit from a healthy active lifestyle in their own unique way. Through her work as a chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Irvine’s clientele ranges from beginners, just starting out on an exercise program, to elite and professional athletes, looking for advanced rehabilitation and training program strategies.
Dr. Irvine has worked as a sessional lecturer and research assistant at the University of Toronto and the University of Saskatchewan. During this time she also published and presented research articles in: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Calcified Tissue International.
She has made several appearances as a fitness expert on Canada AM, Global Television Network, City TV, WTN and Balance Television for Living Well, and is frequently quoted as fitness expert in Flare Magazine, Chatelaine, New Woman Magazine, Glow Magazine, More Magazine, Zoomer, and The Toronto Star.
Before moving to Toronto, Dr. Irvine completed her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and Masters of Science degree, specializing in Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Density. While completing these degrees she was a member of the Varsity Track Team, competing as a heptathalete and a member of the Varsity swim team. Following this program she moved to Winnipeg to train and instruct full time with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Upon moving to Toronto, Dr. Irvine completed Stott pilates certification, became a certified ART provider and completed her Dr. of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr. Irvine’s experience in these theoretical and practical environments, along with her extensive work in rehabilitation, is apparent in the diversity and quality of her training methods. She has recently become a certified strength and conditioning specialist and has completed a running biodynamics course. Dr. Irvine’s skills as a health care provider are constantly in demand due to her diverse background in high-performance athletics, along with extensive technical knowledge in exercise research.
Dr. Irvine is a member of Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, FICS, and has completed her lower body certification for ICSSD International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma.
- Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Saskatchewan
- Master of Science, University of Saskatchewan
- Canadian University Football Championship (Vanier Cup) two times, winning the second time
- Boston Marathon finisher
In 1995, Tim and his wife Stacy moved from the prairies, where they grew up, to Toronto with the hopes of continuing their education at the doctorate level. Luckily for Tim, he fell into personal training where he, and Stacy, would soon become managers and co-owners of what would evolve into Totum. For Tim, it was a perfect blend of hands on service and managing people. To hear Tim tell it, he hasn’t ‘worked’ a day since. Fast forward to today and Tim has taken his 20+ years of industry experience, the many lessons of business ownership and his passion for working with people to help Totum evolve into one of the fitness industry’s most respected companies.
Tim has always had a positive focus on working towards making things better. This includes consistently striving to make things better for the clients of Totum, but also for Totum’s team members and the fitness industry as a whole. Another important characteristic of Tim’s is his strong belief in team work and unselfishness. To be exceptional at the former, you must be exceptional at the latter. Tim believes that when you acknowledge that everyone around you has something to teach you, your possibilities for learning become infinitely greater. As a result, the ability for you and those around you to excel expands exponentially. It’s part of the cultural fabric at Totum. Combining this approach with detailed planning on business objectives creates a very strong foundation for business success.
Dr. Pete Kissel
Pete has been the Clinic Director at the Totum Performance location since its inception in 2012. Pete’s primary focus in management is team building. In the healthcare industry, specifically within a multidisciplinary healthcare setting, having a team with a unified vision is a vital component in partnering with clients to reach their healthcare goals. The quality service that clients experience at Totum is distilled from our company culture, our professionalism and our practitioner’s education and training. Totum is the type of business that practitioners seek to join.
Pete’s management experience includes fitness and clinical positions. He has been both a department head and small business owner. He also has a unique view as an educator, lecturer, small group leader and clinician in the post-secondary curriculum at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Pete has a passion for personal growth and continuing education and regularly takes part in small group sessions, courses, and personal reading.