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Darren McConaghy at Coastal Health & Fitness

Darren McConaghy, BKIN, CAT (C), CSCS, FMS 2, SFMA

Owner/Athletic Therapist/ Reconditioning Specialist

Darren brings an extensive interdisciplinary background in Athletic Therapy, Kinesiology, Osteopathy, and Strength & Conditioning along with a deep passion for blending the worlds of manual therapy, fitness, and performance.  Originally from Toronto, Darren honed his skill set while working for the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, as their first full time Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2006 to 2012. During almost seven full seasons, Darren helped build an athletic development program for the Montreal Canadiens’ prospects, many of whom have now gone on to have successful NHL careers. During Darren’s time with the Bulldogs the team advanced to the Western Conference Finals twice and won a Calder Cup in 2007.

In 2013, Darren was named Director of Performance Conditioning at Fortius Sport and Health, high performance facility in Burnaby, BC. In this capacity, Darren led a Strength and Conditioning staff and trained high performance athletes, including various Olympians, the National Women’s Soccer team, and several NHL players. Currently, Darren is co-owner of Coastal Health and Performance a boutique facility in North Langley that specializes in helping people from all walks of life reach their human potential by creating individualized plans that utilizes a holistic interdisciplinary approach. Darren is also owner and Director of Propulsion Performance Systems which is a consulting service for professional and amateur athletes, their agents and their teams. Propulsion’s primary focus is building resilient athletes that will maximize their earning potential by optimally recovering from injury and remaining on their field of play.  

Darren earned an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University. Upon graduation, Darren was certified by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) as an Athletic Therapist, and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Currently, Darren is continuing to build his manual therapy skills by studying Osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice.

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