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Lauren Penko

Lauren Penko

Applied Sport Scientist, Physiology

Being a former Canadian National Team 10m platform diver, Lauren chose to complete her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. From there, she pursued a Master’s degree in exercise and environmental physiology, in hopes of exploring other avenues to enhance human performance. Her Master’s degree was a collaborative project with lululemon Whitespace, focusing on the impact of clothing on performance (clothing physiology). As an apprentice exercise physiologist, Lauren Penko has had the opportunity to work with the research foundation at the Pan Am Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her position included pre-season baseline testing for the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets, both on and off the ice. This is where she gained her enthusiasm for research and sport performance. Lauren also had the opportunity to work with researchers to develop a concussion recovery exercise program. Outside of Fortius, Lauren is out enjoying her move to BC by exploring new hikes in the area.


  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of Manitoba
  • Master’s of Science, Simon Fraser University


  • Former Canadian National Team 10m platform diver. Lauren competed internationally for Team Canada for 7 years including Grand Prix Events, The World University Games and Olympic Trials (2004 & 2008)

Client CV

  • NHL’s Winnipeg Jets
  • Diving Manitoba

Professional Highlights

  • Presented research in Japan at the International Conference of Environmental Ergonomics
  • Presented research in Oregon at ACSM Northwest
  • Presented in Victoria, BC at the annual CSEP meeting