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 / Whistler and now calling 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 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.

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 explore beyond their boundaries and 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 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 18 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
20 years of mountain bike coaching experience in various programs and founded Sweet Skills in 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.