Sweet Skills Boss Lady & Founder. Sylvie 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 and uh... 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, and finished her more serious racing career in 2002 after being crowned Canadian National Downhill Champion. Sylvie's passion for biking is fueled by backcountry adventures with friends and helping other riders explore beyond their boundaries and improve their skills. She's been coaching mountain biking for over 25 years, offering thousands of women of all levels new ways to discover their potential on the bike. Founding Sweet Skills in 2006 with the goal of offer custom local programs for women and organically growing with demand to offering backcountry camps along with international destinations. When not helping people on their bike, Sylvie is guiding them in the gym. She is certified as a Personal Trainer through BCRPA and has taken countless certification courses for mobility training, kettlebell, and rehabilitation. Inspiring others to reach their goals whether those goals are athletic, injury rehab, increased mobility, or weight loss. Sylvie has over 20 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.