Smarter Training is a boutique personal training studio in North Vancouver that is owned by Richard Brice. Learn more about Richard below.
Hey I’m Richard Brice, I'm an Neuro Athletic & Performance Coach
I teach people how to improve athletic performance by up-regulating the parts of the brain that create and co-ordinate movement . I also teach people how to retrain their nervous system to overcome chronic pain and to recover from concussions.
My professional life is heavily shaped by my personal struggles.
Growing up in England I was a high level athlete who spent more time on the sidelines than on the field. Injuries and pain played a big part of my childhood and affected me in more ways than I want to admit.
Injuries weren’t my only problem though. When I was 22 I became ill, which left me with chronic fatigue, depression and a host of other problems.
Fortunately, after dedicating my life to learning everything I could about human performance, I was able to overcome all of my health issues and get back to playing sport at a high level.
Here is a list of some of the continued education courses I've taken.
- Kinesiologist - Practicing Member of BCAK
- BSc (Hons) Science and Football – Liverpool John Moores University
- Z Health Essentials of elite performance (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Z Health R-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Z Health I-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Z Health S-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Z Health T-Phase (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Z Health Structure (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Z Health Strength (Dr Eric Cobb)
- Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist (Dr Andreo Spina)
- Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) – (Joe Defranco)
- PICP level 1 strength coach (Charles Poliquin)
- PICP level 2 strength coach (Charles Poliquin)
- Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) level 1 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
- Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) level 2 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
- Fascial Stretch Specialist (FST) level 3 (Anne & Chris Fredericks)
- Certified Practitioner of Functional Diagnostic Nutirtion (FDN)
- Certified Gluten Free Practitioner (Dr Tom O’Brien)
- Viola Structural Joint Balancing 1.0 (Joel Crandall)
- Functional Diagnostic Nutrition level 2
- Metabolic Typing Advisor Level 1
- BioSignature Level 1 Practitioner (Charles Poliquin)
- BioSignature Lvel 2 – Lab analysis – (Dr Mark Scahuss)
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner
- NABBA – advanced personal trainer
- Football Association – football coaching license
- Lawn Tennis Association – tennis coaching license
Smarter Training is a system that combines the wisdom I have learnt from all of my amazing mentors above.
If you are serious about improving your performance or overcoming a health challenge, click the button below.