The BIM Team

Andrea Lawson


Andrea is the owner and founder of Balance In Motion, which opened its doors in 2008. Behind her expertise, BIM has established itself as Richmond’s go-to high performance and injury rehab facility – helping clients and athletes of all walks of life recover from injury and achieve their desired health, fitness and performance goals.

Andrea is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has been the strength and conditioning coach for the Richmond Rapids’ Senior National Development Team since 2009. She also currently works with VolleyBall Canada, Seafair Minor Hockey, and the YVR Fire Department.

Known for helping her clients ‘Go Beyond Better,’ Andrea is ​constantly increasing her knowledge-base​,​ ​and ​obtaining ​the ​certifications that continue to allow her to give ​clients the highest level of training available. She is apart of the Strong First™kettlebell community, having achieved her Level 1 Instructor Certification in June of 2015, a certified Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) through the American Academy of Health Fitness & Rehabilitation Professionals, and a practicing kinesiologist under the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). She​’s​ also a certificated Functional Movement Systems™ Provider.

Prior to opening Balance In Motion, Andrea received her bachelor degree at the University of British Columbia in 2007, graduating with a bachelor of Human Kinetics Exercise Science. She has dedicated her life to helping clients ​reach their health and fitness goals​,​ regardless of any barriers that may be holding them back, so that they can rehabilitate from injury, feel great and reach their peak level of performance.

Functional movement is Andrea’s passion, and BIM ​​was created ​to help people achieve it.

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Jen Booton


Jen is a Practicing Kinesiologist, having graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in 2012. She is a practicing member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has completed her FMS level 1&2, is a Functional Movement Systems™ Provider and has completed Kettlebell training through StrongFirst. She is currently working towards a credential through the Postural Restoration Institute.

Jen has provided active rehabilitation and training services in clinical and community-based settings to a diverse range of clientele. She specializes in active rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries through exercise prescription and athletic performance training.

She is a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Richmond Rapids Senior Provincial and National Age Group swim teams. She has also worked with Richmond Youth Soccer, providing strength and conditioning coaching to their selects teams.

Jen is passionate about restoring movement to rehabilitate injuries, enhance athletic performance and improve quality of life. She takes a comprehensive approach of addressing muscular imbalances, restoring breathing and improving posture to help you achieve the best results possible!

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Andrei Obraztsov

Andrei is a 2014 graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Kinesiology program. He tailored his course selection to reflect the need for active rehabilitation and personal training services at community centres and recreation facilities.

Andrei is a certified personal trainer through The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, (BCRPA) a qualified TRX suspension training instructor, and a certified Functional Movement Systems Provider.

During university, Andrei was actively involved in providing personal and group training at community centres and recreation facilities in the City of Richmond. He has experience working with healthy adults, youth groups, seniors and people with developmental and physical disabilities. Andrei also spent several years volunteering with rehabilitation staff at residential care facilities, where he assisted residents in maintaining an active lifestyle. He currently volunteers and instructs physical activity classes for people with early stage dementia.

Andrei enjoys guiding his clients through their physical activity pursuits by making exercise meaningful and fun.

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Aly Habib

Aly loves coaching his clients toward their personal fitness goals in a safe and productive way.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Aly holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, majoring in Active Health and Rehabilitation. He also has a certificate in Health and Fitness.

Committed to providing his clients with the resources, knowledge and technique necessary to lift better, move better and ultimately live better, Aly is a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) and a certified Functional Movement Systems™ provider.

He is also an athlete, competing at a high level in field hockey, soccer and table tennis.

Aly coaches clients at all fitness levels in a Personal, Semi-Private or Group Training environment.

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Alex Leroux

Alex strives to help people achieve a healthy active lifestyle.

A graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Kinetics, Alex’s passion is foundational movement and injury prevention.

He is a certified personal trainer with the CPTN (Certified Professional Trainers Network) and has volunteered with a wide spectrum of individuals, ranging from elite athletes to people with disabilities, young children to older adults.

Alex also has a strong athletic background, having competed at high levels in swimming, soccer, baseball and golf. Sports that he still participates in at a recreational level.

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