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matthew arnone


creator, mindframe

Matthew is a former professional soccer athlete who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, as well as an Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Matthew’s passion for optimal performance in his professional career drove him to explore performance in more than just a physical way. With a focus on growth and a healthier approach to sport and life, Matthew discovered he could achieve peak performance.

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james gardiner

MSc, CATC, CSCS, hatha yoga instructor

founder, FIRSTAR Therapy

James is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and Yoga Instructor who holds a Masters Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. He has held positions such as Head Athletic Trainer in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, and Rehab Coordinator at York University. As well, he has worked in various therapy, conditioning, and sports injury rehab roles, including working within the York University Athletic Therapy program and most recently Head Athletic Therapist with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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joey cicchillo

MSc, CSCS, Rkin

Joey is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who completed his Masters in Fitness Science at York University. He was an integral part of the Men's Varsity Soccer Program while completing his degrees. During this time, he won 2 Usports National Championships. Following his career Joey transitioned into a Strength & Conditioning role with York University Men's Soccer. He has also held positions with Toronto FC and York United. Joey's successful athletic career led him to pursue a career in exercise performance for health & sport.

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alessia rose pignotti

operations manager

Alessia has a background in Art & Art History and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Toronto joint with Sheridan College. In 2019, she graduated from OCAD University receiving a Masters in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories. At mindframe, Alessia participates in long term planning and goals, design, coordinating social media content and organization, as well as arranging media and marketing opportunities for the team. She also shoots professional photography of Matt, Joey and James in action.

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