Michol Dalcourt

Michol DalcourtMichol Dalcourt is an internationally recognized industry-leading expert in human movement and performance. He is the founder and Director of the Institute of Motion, inventor of the fitness tool “ViPR”  and co-founder of PTA Global.

As an international lecturer and educator, Michol has authored numerous articles on human design and function, developed a series of performance videos and created an athletic model for high performance training (the RMA model).

Michol is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in the Faculty of Sports Science and has served as an instructor at the NAIT College School of Health Sciences. Michol’s highly innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies.

Michol has given hundreds of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences, fitness clubs and at many colleges and universities around the world. Michol has done extensive work and field research in the areas of human performance, and consults with many of the fitness industry’s biggest companies.

As a trainer, Michol worked with a general clientele as well as athletes of all levels, such as college level pitchers, NHL hockey players, NLL Lacrosse players and Olympic gold medal athletes. Michol received his education from the University of Alberta in the area of Exercise Science (Faculty of Physical Education). Other certifications include C.F.C. accreditation from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists and Certified Personal Trainer Specialist with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals.

Michol lives and surfs with his wife, daughter, and black labrador in Solana Beach, California.

Footwear and Function

Learn from Michol Dalcourt how footwear affects function and how to choose the proper footwear based on simple guidelines grounded in biomechanics.

Michol will also offer his thoughts on the trend of minimalist shoes, their potential benefits and pitfalls, and barefoot training.
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