Meet The Team

This is us … and, this is our story.

David Newton

David Newton, Movement Therapist, Unconventional Idealist, and Co-Creator of The Akira Concept has a passion for and a dedication to functional movement, foundational wellness and self-care, productively rewiring the mind/body connection.

David’s contributions, practices and philosophies guarantee ongoing nourishment for your own healthy and dynamic life. David believes that physical and mental complacency as we age are not options. You will immediately notice a difference in how you move your body and engage your brain after learning and applying David’s experience-based wisdom.

Partnering with Lisa has enabled David’s methods and skillset to reach wider and farther, sharing his training, expertise, leadership and wisdom with a fast-growing community of like-minded, strength seeking clients who are looking for this exact level and calibre of preventative lifestyle practice.

David has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for over three decades. He is a Yoga Teacher, Indoor Cycling Instructor, Personal Trainer, Ironman Triathlete, Equine Reiki Practitioner and Reiki Master. David was a Canadian National Sport Aerobic gold medalist, representing Canada on two separate occasions at the World Aerobic Championships, ranking 9th in the world. David focuses on joy factor, graceful aging, gratitude practice and authentic wellness.

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Lisa Borden

Lisa Borden, Business Therapist, Unconventional Idealist, and Co-Creator of The Akira Concept works daily at making healthy futures possible with drive, intuition, and connectivity.

Lisa has always demonstrated in her business models and execution that wellness is a decision, and that growth is based on where those decisions are focused. Her connection and fascination with David’s practical and experience-based wisdom began organically when she first discovered David in his classes.

Lisa Borden started Borden Communications, a BCorp certified company, in 1994 and specializes in strategic marketing communications and business development that matters for “better business”. Taking a unique and holistic approach, she takes great pride in her positive track record and reputation in supporting brands and entrepreneurs to grow revenue, build brand culture, and organize business foundations.

An effective communicator, Lisa helps bring voice and shape to people’s ideas, coaching them to understand their exact purpose and to be their own best expert. Lisa has a dedication and passion for building her wellness-based knowledge and infusing this into her own life as well as the lives of her clients. Lisa is also a Reiki Master. She truly enjoys sharing her knowledge for all that is connected to successful and healthful working and living.

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