Tasher Adaarewa

I have worked in a variety of sport settings as a coach. This has given me a perspective of the rehabilitative and strength demands of athletes. Having trained people with spinal cord, back, shoulder hip and knee injuries has helped to broaden my perspective of the way the body may break down and most importantly what it takes to restore it to a high level of function.

I use a movement approach, addressing movement patterns and using the neurodevelopmental sequence as a guide for exercise prescription. My training process include eliciting the collaborative efforts of trusted massage therapists, physiotherapists and chiropractic doctors when necessary, to ensure that the client gets the multidisciplinary care needed to restore them to function, play and/or competition.

Education is a big part of the training process. As such, I will take the time to explain exercise choices and recommendations to clients.

Jose Amador

Those who say they don’t have time to Workout, have their Health on the bottom of their list of priority’s. Making excuses because it’s easier than risking Failure. There’s no quick fix when it comes Fat loss or gaining Muscle. The Hard Truth to why People are still not fit/lean/healthy/strong, whatever moniker you want to use, is a matter of willingness and patience. More importantly, Discipline.

Not only Getting to the desired goal , but setting new horizons to maintain a sense of interest along the way. If you find yourself in a state of listlessness with no clear direction of where you’re going, do not despair.

Contact me, together we can set a goal like putting 50 lbs on your squat or setting a Personal Best to your deadlift.  Give yourself a realistic timeframe, and commit to it.  Picking out a sport to compete in and entering a competition is a great way to discipline yourself and remain accountable too.  If competition doesn’t seem worthwhile because you don’t want to embarrass yourself, remember first and foremost your best competition is you!

Katelyn Boon

Working as a full time fitness motivator and personal trainer, my life’s passion is motivating others into leading active and healthy lifestyles.

Although living healthy and exercising regularly has always been a passion of mine, I didn’t start to become serious in athletics and fitness until my early 20’s. I’d always wanted to look like the fitness girls in magazines but didn’t know where to start. Gyms can be scary and not knowing where to start left me feeling intimidated and lost.

Through my unique experiences I have continued to evolve using my personal fitness journey and knowledge to help each client find the perfect balance of fitness and lifestyle for them. I’m a firm believer that each of us can achieve anything we put our minds to and with the right focus, we will prosper.

I chose to do my first fitness competition to push my body past a plateau even though this was likely my worst nightmare. It seemed like a crazy idea to walk on stage in a bikini and be judged. With time, I warmed up to the idea and overcame my fears. I gained much more from the fitness competition than winning trophies or placing well; I was able to overcome my shyness, making me feel empowered, confident and allowing me to be my best self.  I had pushed my body and mind beyond comfort levels, more than most people allow themselves to experience.  I placed 2nd my first show and was awarded my Pro-Card, then placed 1st in my second show in 2013. I am an ISSA certified personal trainer and a WBFF Pro fitness model who now competes with Professional Fitness Models from all over the world.

To read more about my journey please view my STATUS magazine model profile at http://www.statusfitnessmagazine.com/profiles/status-fitness/katelyn-boon .

Alicia Derousie

I am a canfitpro certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I found my passion for fitness through my own personal experience in achieving a healthier mind, body, and life style. With a positive attitude and up beat energy I am committed to connecting, motivating, and supporting my clients to fulfil there fitness goals.

Most of all I believe fitness should be fun !!

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!

Steven Inglefield

Steven has been in the fitness industry in various capacities since 2006. Originally from England UK, Steven moved to Canada in February 2012, and specifically Victoria in March 2014. After gaining personal training qualifications in the fitness industry, he gained a Bachelor of Science (hons) degree in Sports Physiotherapy.

He has worked in professional Soccer and Cricket with elite athletes, as well as started his own clinic for clients varying from inactive and sedentary to highly active and elite. Steven has worked with all ages, backgrounds and body types as well as working in both professional sports and private training settings. He continually increases his knowledge and skills through continual professional development and research. Steven uses his background in physiotherapy to complement and improve the effectiveness of his training style and thus far, the combination of both of these professions has been a very successful one. Steven’s greatest passion is to help clients reach their targets, by not only motivating and guiding but also through educating!

Foley, Jill Louise

Hi, my name is Jill Louise Foley. I’m a personal trainer and founder of Be Brave Fitness.

Be Brave embodies the way I approach life, it’s something I’ve dedicated myself to constantly practice. I have to give myself positive affirmations throughout the day to lift myself up. Going from a National level competitive bodybuilder to learning how to treat my body with love and care has been a powerful change. I have to work at taking care of ME! In the way I train, talk to myself, talk to others, breathe, stretch, learn, rest and being present. I believe in personal training. I personally invest in it. I’ve worked with an Olympia level bodybuilder, a high level sprinter to teach me about proper mobility and movement patterns, numerous University level soccer coaches, a couple nutritional coaches, I am currently working with Nicola Aichele who is a holistic personal trainer, aerial yoga instructor, chakra therapist and Stephino Tripney the founder of NovMat Vitoria a primal movements specialist.

My theory to training is you can never stop learning, proper mind muscle control tied with proper breathing technique and mobility is an essential foundation to excelling in any element of fitness all while eliminating risk of injury.

Personal Achievements:

Played university level soccer at VIU

National Women’s Physique Competitior

3x Best Poser Award Winner (what can I say I like to flex!)

I won a sword for lifting a stone that weighed over 200lbs

Completed a season of tree planting and scared a black bear away

Former affiliate of Mutant and Cellucor supplements

Sponsored Athlete of Fuel Victoria

Sponsored Athlete of Fit Fix Cafe

Been in the Times Colonist, CTV, and Shaw News all at different points of my bodybuilding journey

Poster child for the Knight Of Champions in 2016

Dean Kerpan

Dean is a BCRPA certified Personal trainer & Bootcamp instructor who’s love of fitness and sport has inspired him to motivate and coach others in achieving their own fitness success stories! This is his passion, this is what he does, and he knows you will see a difference training with him! He has been involved in sports & fitness as far back as he can remember… he was never a natural athlete though, and had to work really hard at it! That experience and hard work has benefited him in many other ways other than just making him a better athlete… It developed his character and the person he is today!

Meredith Milbury

Having played sports my whole life, I have always been an active person, but struggled with my weight. I played high level soccer for years as well as coached and I considered myself a pretty fit individual. It wasn’t until I finally committed to seeing a personal trainer that I really started feeling fit and confident. I was always interested in living a healthy lifestyle, but it was the success I saw with my trainer that inspired me to work in the industry, while getting my degree in Exercise and Wellness. When I first started with my trainer, my goal was simply weight loss but after achieving that, I discovered my love for body building.

Like many other girls (and guys) today, I decided my next goal was to build the booty. It is still an on going goal of mine, but along the way it has become a specialty of mine. I’ve been able to pick up many tricks that I now use with my clients!

If strength is more of an interest for you, I have begun competing in power-lifting competitions, my last one being a dead-lift competition. Strength training is one of my favorite styles and I love training clients that way.

Kevin Ogborne

Kevin started in the fitness industry the beginning of 2008 and instantly fell in love with the gym atmosphere. He takes pride in seeing his clients getting results whether it be new personal records on Olympic Lifts or shedding unwanted pounds. Kevin is a strong believer that fitness should be fun so not only will you be dripping sweat but you’ll get a laugh or two in too! He believes in preaching a healthy lifestyle that results in a stress free, healthier and happier you. Kevin grew up always involved in sports. He played baseball at a young age. He was a part of Victoria’s First Pewee team to win Provincials back in 2002 and moved onto coaching in 2007. He started Olympic Freestyle Wrestling in his teens and won Island medals in 2 different weight classes. From there, Kevin transitioned to boxing under the tutelage of Adam Zugec and Sarah Kaufman and have never looked back as he continue to build his Amateur boxing experience.

Jen Rudy

In the 10+ years I’ve been working in the fitness industry I have been able to play a part in a few life-changing 100 lb. weight loss journeys that have continued to inspire me every day. I pride myself on bridging the gap between aesthetic and functional training.

I became a certified personal trainer in 2007 but was instantly thirsty for more knowledge. This led me to completing a degree in Sport, Health, and Physical Activity at Vancouver Island University where I conducted research on Knee Pain in Adult Women and completed intensive coursework in human anatomy, physiology, exercise prescription, nutrition, injury management and sport psychology.  Some of my advanced certifications include Fascial Stretch Therapy, running biomechanics, nutrition, yoga, functional assessments and weight loss coaching.

As a life-long learner I have continued to challenge myself through competing in fitness competitions where I have placed top 5 in Natural Bikini, Fitness Model, and Figure. I know what it takes to get as lean as humanly possible, work hard for your muscle, and strive for balance.

Travis Taylor

Travis is an ISSA certified personal trainer who has been down to 5% body fat and weighed as much as 277lbs.

He knows how hard it can be to see that long road ahead and still keep putting one foot forward before the next to get there.

For most of his life he was an athlete until his father died and went on a self destructive path eating bad food, drinking and staying away from the gym.

After a trip to whistler he realized he wasn’t himself anymore and decided to look into personal training and became his own first client.

After a lot of hard work and refining his certifications to include sports nutrition he finally achieved his goals of being fit, strong, healthy and able to motivate others.

He believes in the holistic approach to health: you have to keep a balance between your heart body and mind. If your heart wants a piece of cheesecake or a beer once in a while you can’t always deny it for the sake of your body but if it wants those things every day you can’t forsake your body for the needs of your heart.

For the last 10 years he has worked with children, teens, adults, seniors, weekend warriors, Olympic athletes, and people who have never set foot in a gym to help them achieve their goals and is excited to work with you!