This month’s Faces of Le Physique feature is Mika Pelaez! She’s the client care manager and kinesiologist-in-training.
Q: What’s your role at Le Physique?
A: I’m the client care manager, or CCM, and junior kinesiologist. I work the front desk as well as specialize in the cardio programs for clients. I also recently started personal training too. I’m also currently a co-op student from UBC, studying kinesiology.
Q: What inspired you study kinesiology?
A: I initially wanted to be in the military when I was studying in Langara. I was looking at options for jobs especially in the health sector and saw that the Canadian military recruits physiotherapists. I also played a lot of sports growing up, so naturally it led me to pursue kinesiology.
Q: What is your favourite thing about working at Le Physique?
A: I enjoy working with clients with the cardio programming. I’m able to have fun with it and educate them so that they can apply this knowledge outside of the clinic. It’s very rewarding especially when I see them improve overtime and are happy with how they’re doing.
Q: Outside of work, where can people most often find you?
A: I’m usually at the dojo training kickboxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or cycling at the park.
Q: Favourite hobby?
A: I enjoy making short videos. I like to vlog, slow-mo videos are fun, and I also like filming at events.
Q: What’s your favourite exercise?
A: Back squats
Q: What’s your favourite muscle?
A: Gluteus Maximus.
Q: What are 3 things people don’t know about you?
A: I like cooking.
I play guitar & piano and I sing (in the shower).
I popped my eardrum when I was young and now my hearing in my left ear is 20% less than optimal.
Q: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A: A doctor
Q: What’s your spirit animal?
Q: Favourite TV show?
A: Game of Thrones
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: A young Russell Crowe. Or Leo!
Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?
A: Chocolate. Anything chocolate.