The Soles in Motion staff are committed to sharing their knowledge, understanding and expertise to help motivate and celebrate your abilities and achievements.
We provide products and services that help you reach your personal goals and dreams. We listen and learn from you to enhance our products and services. We are passionate about your well-being. Whether you have yet to walk your first mile or are a marathon veteran, you are important to us.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am-8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Co-Owner, General Manager
Jen, owner of Estabrooks Bracing Solutions and Co-Owner of Soles in Motion has developed a Team of professionals to offer their expertise in athletic and casual footwear fittings, custom and off the shelf bracing and orthotics products, medical devices and compression therapy. Jen is passionate about finding the best possible solution and product for each customer based on their activity level and abilities. Jen strives to have Soles in Motion a Centre of Excellence for customer service. For more information on bracing solutions, please visit her website at http://bracingsolutions.ca/
Sandy Houston received his BPE and MSc (Kinesiology) degrees from Dalhousie University. His focus was on human performance under various exercise conditions.
Sandy has worked with all age groups for general fitness, high risk individuals ( diabetic, asthmatic and survivors of heart attacks), competitive and recreational athletics and those with special exercise needs due to acute and chronic injury, mostly in a rehabilitation setting.
In 1985, Sandy co-authored and published “Tubing-A New Way to a Great Shape” which provided a portable, low cost guide for those interested in strength training. He has focused on helping those suffering from osteoarthritis to find suitable conservative treatment options to help stay mobile and live with less pain. Orthopedic bracing has been his focus to help achieve this.
Sandy enjoys swimming, weight training, hiking, cycling and golfing in his free time. He is a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling instructor.
B.Sc., C.Ped(C), C.Ped.Tech(C)
Canadian Certified Pedorthist
Graham is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, BSc, C Ped (C), C Ped Tech (C). Graham has been working in the medical field since 2008 helping patients alleviate foot and lower limb pain and get them back to living a healthy and active lifestyle. He is trained to design and fit custom foot orthotics based on his patients’ symptoms, foot type, and activity level.
Graham enjoys educating his patients regarding foot care, which includes the correct footwear and exercise programs for the feet. Graham is dedicated to finding the right solution for his patients. He is fluent in sign language.
Canadian Certified Pedorthist
Sandra started her medical career as an LPN working at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Center with the spinal cord, stroke, amputee and head injury patients for over 10 years.
Sandra then moved into the medical/retail field as a bracing/compression specialist and continued on to study lower limbs becoming a Canadian Certified Pedorthist. As a member of the Pedorthic Association of Canada, she volunteers her time with the education committee and frequently proctors for student examinations. Sandra is fluent in French.
Orthopedic Bracing Specialist
Alex is a graduate of Dalhousie with a degree in Kinsiesology . Alex is passionate about fitness, staying active and educating her customers on the best footwear and other products that will assist them to prevent or recover from injuries. Alex enjoys working with people to find the best solution for their needs. Alex is a member of the Nova Scotia Offroad Riding Association and an instructor in teaching riders safety and technique. She also enjoys crossfit and cycling.
Nichole Estabrooks joined the Soles in Motion team, September 2013 and has recently become the Assistant Manager. Nichole has several years of excellent customer service experience and has a medical background, graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2010. Nichole is a Certified fitter in compression therapy and Bracing Specialist. She is enjoys helping people and finding the right product for their activity level.
As of September 1st, 2014 Kim has joined Soles in Motion full time as our Office Administrator. Kim has worked part time with us for the past five years providing excellent customer service. Kim graduated from the College of Art And Design In Fredericton New Brunswick where she majored Business Marketing and Metal Smiting. Kim worked full time for DND Personnel Support Programs at the Shearwater Sports and Fitness Centre and in her spare time enjoys hiking the trails throughout HRM.
University minor (PE)
Bruce joined the Soles In Motion team in 2013. Bruce has a university minor in Physical Education from Acadia where he played varsity soccer as well as participating for several years at the Div. 1 Senior Level in his home Province of New Brunswick. Despite several knee surgeries, including 2 ACL reconstructions Bruce maintains an active lifestyle participating in soccer, tennis and running – having completed several half and full marathons. With a warm and friendly demeanor and a passion for running and customer service, Bruce enjoys helping runners select the proper shoe relative to their needs.
Joel is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a degree in Kiniesology. He has been with the Soles in Motion team since 2010. Joel is very knowledgeable on the importance of proper footwear and is a proficient orthotic and footwear modification technician. He has led an athletic lifestyle participating in hockey, soccer, badminton, track & field and golf. Joel volunteers his spare time back to his community of Cole Harbour as a coach or assistant.
Liz Cole has been working in the fitness industry for over fifteen years while raising two children. After training for her first marathon in 2001, Liz started her journey to become certified as a fitness instructor, Personal Trainer (CPTN), Spin Instructor (Schwinn), Pilates (Stott) and Yoga & Breathing. Liz is also a member of the Nova Scotia Fitness Association. In May 2014, Liz graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts (Geography). Her motto is to keep learning, keep smiling, “keep moving forward! (Disney)”.
Lynann Rhodenizer joined the Soles in Motion team, May 2016 and is a Customer Service Representative. Lynann has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Mary’s University in 2015. She is currently entering her final year of the Bachelor of Education program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Lynann strives to help every customer to ensure that they have the information needed to make an informed decision on any product. Lynann spends her time riding dirt bikes and completing home based fitness programs.
Melissa recently joined the Soles in Motion team and is excited to be able to assist customers in finding the perfect fit for them when it comes to shoes, fitness, and health products. Melissa is a graduate of Acadia University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and will be attending Dalhousie University in the Fall to complete a degree in Respiratory Therapy. In her spare time Melissa enjoys playing soccer and running.
Rachel is currently studying Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. When not at work or school, Rachel is found most times at the gym. Rachel has been involved in many physically demanding sports such competing for Dalhousie Women Ice Hockey this past year, as well as representing Nova Scotia at the 2016 Canada Games. Rachel strives not only to educate our customers on what is being sold, but to also help customers overcome any problems or difficulties they encounter within their active lifestyles.