About PUSH

The ideal workout for optimum results is what we’re about. The results we focus on are all the proven measures of physical fitness:

  • Flexibility
    We begin all strength-training sessions with techniques that improve the soft tissue quality, such as foam rolling and other myofascial release methods. Often, you can decrease nagging aches and pains in the low back, hips and knees with improvement in tissue quality. Along with increasing flexibility and joint mobility, this significantly reduces your chances of injury, which keeps you moving—happily—toward achieving your goals.
  • Strength
    At PUSH, we help you focus on full-body strength training, with constant assessment and individualized, balanced programming. Being able to achieve and maintain good strength gives you an edge when you take on day-to-day stresses like climbing stairs, sprinting across a busy street, moving furniture, playing with children or weekend pick-up sports.
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
    Gone are the days of long duration low intensity cardio sessions. The backbone of our approach is interval training: short bouts of high-intensity work followed by rest. Interval training gives you more bang for your buck—superior results in less time. Your ability to work at a higher fitness level, for a longer period of time improves drastically.
  • Body Composition
    This involves eating right and training smart. There is no magic pill, potion, or formula, it involves hard work and some acceptance. You still need to be able to enjoy your life while finding the right body for you. Society does a lot to distort our image of health and we are here to help you find your health and fitness. 

Our approach is scientific. It’s backed by university study, and we keep it current as exercise science is constantly evolving. 
We also think it’s important to make the workout fun, because exercise works best when you enjoy it. 
It’s simply all about how we—and you—put all the right elements together to keep you motivated, happy, and in the best shape of your life.

You’ll clearly see and feel the results.

kris-andrewsKris Andrews, Trainer & Owner

Kris Andrews is the owner of PUSH Fitness & Performance Training, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Kris has worked for over 20 years as an energetic force in the Fitness Industry with 10 years of experience working in Strength & Conditioning and Sports Performance Training. As a former high performance athlete himself, having spent 12 years as a competitive swimmer, Kris is a highly sought after coach for both personal training clients and athletes alike.

Under Kris’s leadership, the team at PUSH work with clients of all levels; from individuals pursuing personal fitness goals, Business Owners and Executives to Youth Sports, Varsity Athletes, Olympians and Professional Athletes. With an impressive following of clients, PUSH Fitness & Performance Training has established itself as the leading training facility in Atlantic Canada for people looking for results and to take their game to the next level.

Kris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of New Brunswick (2000) and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Kris’s work has been featured in the media in The Globe & Mail as well as Canadian Running Magazine. In 2016, Kris received the Tiger Assist Award for outstanding contribution to Dalhousie Athletics.

Over the past ten years, Kris has worked extensively with Dalhousie Athletics as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for several teams, compiling 24 AUS Championships during that time: Men’s swimming (10), Women’s swimming (10), Women’s Volleyball (3), and Men’s basketball (1). In addition to his work with Dalhousie Athletics, Kris has worked with athletes at the National level in Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field and Hockey, with over 15 top picks in the QMHJL as well as two athletes playing professionally in the AHL and NHL.

You can get in touch with Kris at kris@pushfitnesshalifax.com

victoria-shupeVictoria Shupe, Trainer

Victoria got into the field of personal training during her third year in the Kinesiology program at Dalhousie University and hasn’t looked back. She has always been an athlete and was a member of the Acadia Soccer team (06′-07′), that has instilled in her a passion for health and fitness (and competition).

Victoria is certified as a personal trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and continues to attend conferences and take courses whenever she can. The fitness industry is constantly changing; at PUSH we do our best to stay up on the current literature. Victoria has worked alongside physiotherapists at South End Physiotherapy, to help patients get their strength back after injury.

Since completing her Kine degree, Victoria has obtained her Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification that allows her to bridge the gap between diet and exercise. She works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that have big rewards and is constantly checking in. This is a long-term relationship. Victoria is passionate about food and what affect it has on the body, but she also loves to eat so don’t hesitate to approach her for a conversation or recipe ideas. If you haven’t tasted those cookie dough bites (super healthy), get the recipe from her!

You can reach Victoria at victoria@pushfitnesshalifax.com

Leanne Murphy, Trainer

leanne-murphyLeanne graduated from Acadia University with a degree in Psychology, and during her final year, found a passion for running. That evolved to include strength training as well, and seeing the real value in knowing how to keep the body strong and healthy, she decided to pursue it in a more professional capacity.

Leanne is certified as a personal trainer with Canada Fitness Professionals, and in addition to attending their yearly conferences, has completed courses through Dalhousie to increase her knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Leanne has been working in the field for about 5 years, and was lucky to join the PUSH team last September!

You can reach Leanne at leanne@pushfitnesshalifax.com