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Rocky Ascents is a independently owned and operated Lifestyle Training Company based out of Vancouver, BC. It is run by NSCA Certified Fitness Coach Alexandru Aparaschivei.


Alexandru started his sport and fitness journey as a child, playing competitive tennis and soccer from a young age. Later, Alexandru started training and competing in Kickboxing and Muay Thai which he did for over 14 years. During this time he received numerous accolades along with holding an undefeated amateur Muay Thai record.


He suffered a dislocated and fractured vertebrae disc in his lower back. This is when his fitness passion really took off. He spent time learning proper body mechanics, and strength training techniques and was able to strengthen the surrounding muscles until the issue healed. 


He holds a Kinesiology degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA.


During Covid he fulfilled a lifelong dream of starting his own training company. Rocky Ascents was born in 2020 and he has been helping clients, ranging from complete beginners to fight ready athletes, achieve their fitness goals ever since.


Our training is very technique oriented. Injuries are a major factor that stands between you and your goals. Individuals looking to build strength, lose or gain weight, decrease body fat, improve your cardiovascular fitness or sport specific training including boxing or kickboxing will be able to achieve their goals with Rocky Ascents. Alexandru will push you beyond what you believe you can achieve, while making sure you enjoy every bit of the process.


He believes that every person is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach to fitness. That is why you will not only get custom training when you work with us but also custom treatment. Training is as much about the results as it is about the experience and Alexandru tailors that to every individual. If you need someone to push and yell at you he will do that, or he can be encouraging and gentle if that is what you respond best to.


No matter who you are Alexandru guarantees to “push you beyond the limits you thought you had”


-Alexandru Aparaschivei 


This is where all the magic happens. While at home training is a service we offer, most of our training is done out of our own private space. The cell is equipped with all the stuff and no fluff equipment for all your fitness needs. The room is a 10x15 foot space with almost everything inside being on casters for easy of mobility and being able to adapt to our clients training needs. The squat rack is the only piece that is not moveable as it is a focal point of our training practices. Notable features include:

  • Adjustable dumbbells 10-90lbs

  • Weight stack over 550lbs

  • Two York barbells (power and olympic), a hex bar, and ez-curl bar

  • Squat rack with landmine, band peg attachments, and pull up bar attachments

  • Competition kettlebells 

  • Mobility equipment 

  • Boxing, Kickboxing and Muay Thai training gear and much more!



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