Strong Foundations + Movement Optimization = Barrier Breakthroughs
Who We Are
Continuum Fitness & Movement Performance is a results-driven multi-disciplinary clinic that elevates active individuals to the next level. We provide human movement solutions via coaching and therapy to help you move better and feel better.
Continuum Fitness provides movement solutions, strategies and individualized programming for your unique goals, while optimizing biochemical efficiency for functional performance outcomes. A strong foundation brings your movement proficiency to the next level.
We offer purposeful and streamlined treatments and programs that are effective, customized, and functional. We empower individuals to help feel better and move better. Our team provides education, practical tools,
results-driven strategies, and proven systems to help you move and feel your best.
| Meet Our Team
Our experienced and educated professionals fuse theory, practical knowledge, and proven strategies, in addition to our own active lifestyles, to help you move better and feel better. Our team offers therapy, restorative exercise, customized comprehensive training plans, and one-on-one coaching to optimize physical health and performance, decrease potential injuries, perfect exercise form and technique, correct muscle imbalances, and improve movement capability.
I have worked with John Zahab on several occasions, including in my return from significant injuries, and during my preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics. John is meticulous, passionate, and a very talented coach. His eye for detail and his extensive knowledge opened my eyes on how to train, from a strength and conditioning perspective, properly. I am very lucky to have worked with him, and I am a better athlete because of his help. Michael Woods Professional Cyclist Canadian Olympian https://michaelwoods.cc/
During my career as a modern pentathlete, I worked closely with John to not only build strength, but to transform my movement patterns to become robust, functional and prevent further injuries. John's ability to analyze and assess my mobility gaps/strengths and translate it into sport specific gains was instrumental to my success. His attention to detail and forward thinking was evident while collaborating with my coaches and in the programs he designed for me as an athlete. I highly recommend John for his knowledge, professionalism and passion whether your goals are performance at the highest level or regaining functionality. Melanie McCann 2x Canadian Olympian Modern Pentathlon
Over the past 13 years I have ran more than 17,000km, across the world’s hottest deserts and coldest winter reaches, on expeditions. The programs designed by John have prepared me for some of the gnarliest terrain on Earth…and for endless long days on expeditions. Ray Zahab Adventurer https://www.rayzahab.com/
I am a Canadian 100 meter hurdler who has represented Canada on the international stage on five occasions. Although I've had some success, my journey has been far from smooth. In 2008, I was diagnosed with a bulging disc which took me off the track for four years. Since then, I've worked hard to get back to an elite training program. I had my sights set on the 2016 Olympics when I had another back episode, this time with nerve referral symptoms down my right leg. Although I kept training in the hopes of making Team Canada, it was unrealistic to think that I could perform to the best of my abilities under these conditions. After the Olympic trials, my back decided it had had enough. This is when Continuum Fitness came to the rescue! During the summer of 2016, I worked with Continuum Fitness' integrative team of Kinesiologist, Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach. The team not only got me back on track, both figuratively and literally, but laid a foundation for me to build on as I prepare for the next Olympic cycle. I went from not being able to bend down past my knees or drive for more than 10 minutes without excruciating pain to running a series of personal bests the following season and representing Canada at the World University Games. Take it from someone who has seen multiple therapists/specialists over the years, not only do the members of the Continuum Fitness team know what they are talking about, they genuinely care about their clients! I now train in Los Angeles, and have yet to find a team like Continuum Fitness that provides a full range of services. Truly, I would not be where I am today without Continuum Fitness's expertise and support. They have not only given me the tools I need to continue to keep training at the highest level but they have also given me the confidence that I can and will achieve the goals I have set for myself! Karelle Edwards
I’m a bank executive, I’ve been a competitive athlete my whole life and most recently a published fitness model. In addition to the physical benefits that health and wellness provide me, I believe the benefits of health and wellness to your mental state much more out weight the physical benefits. Last summer I herniated my L4-L5 and L5-S1 disc causing serious pain and discomfort. This affected both my personal life and professional life. The pain was excruciating and in addition to pain medication, I tried everything for relief (i.e. chiropractor, physio therapy, acupuncture, etc.). The result from all of these therapy’s was the same, very short term relief and no resolution. I was referred to Sarah and immediately she took a different approach by completing a full musculoskeletal assessment to help determine if there are any muscle imbalances, weaknesses or tight areas. And it was no surprise that I had a number of muscle imbalances that required work. Sarah customized a training program to help target the muscle imbalances and weakness. We reassessed every two weeks and changed the training program as my body was recovering. Out of all the doctor’s and therapy sessions I did outside of Sarah’s clinic, they all said the same thing; try a couple stretches and rest. Sarah was unique in her approach and truly helped me heal and rebuild the muscles I need to get back to being myself. Thank you Sarah for the amazing service, you and your team at Continuum are exceptional at what you do. I highly recommend to anyone not only those recovering from an injury but for anyone with a fitness goal no matter how small or big. Ray Rashed
Sarah has helped me over the years in so many ways. She has helped with my recovery, given me great referrals and customized everything to my personal needs. I can't recommend her enough. She is the best in her field! Pedram F.
John, Sarah, and the Continuum team are a top notch group of fitness/health care experts that believe in looking to the route cause of strength and mobility issues. Through muscles testing and other tools, their goal is to teach the client how to build the best possible foundation of strength and mobility. This ensures that the client is getting the best possible program to match their weaknesses and not just a generic workout plan. When doing their program, I know I'm maximizing my time spent to achieve optimal results! Ryan Grant
Continuum Fitness & Movement comes with knowledgeable and passionate staff including co-owners Sarah and John. I've worked with both Sarah and John who have taught me core and stability exercises that have allowed me to train for long distance races. Under Sarah's training and support I feel stronger and happier living a healthy lifestyle. Anna N.
"I have been privileged to participate in both small group strength training as well as individualized coaching sessions with Sarah Zahab over the past four years. Sarah and her family's active lifestyle provide a true role model for all! She brings a professional yet caring approach to her practice. In a group setting, the sessions are accessible to all where different levels of exercises are offered based on individualized needs. In a one on one, Sarah encourages you to push yourself to the maximum in a manner that is challenging and rewarding. Her positive and energetic outlook regardless of your physical ability encourages you to achieve your personal goals. Without question, I would recommend Sarah as a fitness coach and mentor.” Debi Z.