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Our Mission

Fortius Sport & Health is an integrated athlete development centre strengthened through philanthropy and focused on optimizing human performance for life.

 Our Team

Alex McKechnie

A co-founder and partner in the Fortius Institute and senior member in the leadership team behind Fortius Sport & Health, Alex McKechnie is recognized globally as one of the world's foremost authorities on core training and movement integration. He is the creator of the Core X System™ and has developed products and programs that are widely-used in the NBA, NFL and NHL as well as gyms around the globe. McKechnie also invented the torsion board which was subsequently licensed as the Reebok Core Board. He has two NBA Championship rings from eight full-time seasons working as the LA Lakers' Athletic Performance Coordinator. While with the Lakers, McKechnie was credited with saving Shaquille O'Neal's career after an abdominal injury in 1998. McKechnie has more than 30 years of experience and innovation in sports training and has worked with dozens of professional athletes such as O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill, Michelle Kwan and Owen Hargreaves. He is currently working with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA as their Director of Sports Science to innovate new systems and protocols. His research interests include injury prevention and the continued innovation of training programs and techniques that enhance athletes and limit injuries.



Degree in Rehabilitation Medicine, Leeds School of Physiotherapy


Client CV: 

Vancouver Canucks, NHL

Simon Fraser University

LA Lakers and Toronto Raptors, NBA

Manchester United, EPL

Vancouver Whitecaps FC, MLS

Canadian Olympic Soccer Team


Professional Highlights: 

Co-director AMRC

Athletic Movement Rehabilitation and Conditioning

Athletic Performance Coordinator for two-time NBA Champion LA Lakers

Creator of the Core X System™ 

Co-Founder and Member of Sport Medical Advisory Board, Fortius Sport & Health


Research/Academic Interests: 

Screening for injury risk factors

Implementation of injury prevention strategies in athletes

The promotion of core strength training in injury prevention