Éric Deschênes

German wheel, Cyr wheel, Physical preparation

With a bachelor's degree in physical activity (kinesiology) from Université Laval (1995), Éric began his career as an instructor, trainer and fitness evaluator with several fitness centres in Montreal. Since 2004, he has served as co-ordinator/physical training specialist at the École nationale de cirque, and since 2007 has trained students of the Cyr, German and ultimate wheels. He also works as a physical conditioning specialist and consultant for Cirque du Soleil. He is a member of the technical committee of the International Wheel Gymnastics Federation as a Cyr wheel specialist (development, regulations and catalog of problems). As well, Éric is an assistant at the Center for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer and assistant coordinator of circus arts education programs at the École nationale de cirque.