Sylvie Allen

Sweet Skills Founder, Head Coach, Personal Trainer

Sylvie loves to make wheels turn! She's been riding her whole life having grown up in North Vancouver and now calling Whistler/Pemberton home. She first came across the joys and pains of mountain biking while rehabilitating from her first (of 4) knee surgeries in 1992. She soon learnt how to ride technical trails by trial and error - chasing the guys. Soon after she started entering in any kind of mountain bike race she could find. 10 years later she worked her way up to travelling internationally racing both downhill and cross country. Sylvie finished her more serious racing career in 2002 after being crowned Canadian National Downhill Champion. Now her passion for biking is fueled by backcountry adventures with friends and helping other riders improve their skills. She's been coaching mountain biking for over 20 years, offering thousands of women of all levels new ways to discover their potential on the bike.
When not helping people on their bike, Sylvie is guiding them in the gym. She is certified as a Mobility Specialist through Functional Range Conditioning and is also a BCRPA Personal Trainer, Agatsu Certified Kettlebell Instructor, and Agatsu Mobility and Movement Instructor. Inspiring others to reach their goals whether those goals are athletic, injury rehab, increased mobility, or weight loss. Sylvie has over 15 years experience and works hard to assist clients in reaching that next level of performance by first addressing imbalances to minimize risk of injury and creating a strong base for strength training.

Coaching History & Credentials
PMBIA Level 2
Sylvie has been coaching in the industry for 20 years and has helped thousands of people with their riding skills - all levels and all ages.
Sweet Skills has offered women's mountain bike clinics and custom private and group lessons since 2006.
Head coach for Whistler Adaptive Sports Program (WASP) since 2010
Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps 2002-2010– Camp Manager and Head Coach from 2002-2004
Canadian Sports Business Academy – Head coach for the learn to ride / coach program for ESL students.