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Personal trainers at Kitsilano Fitness Centre

Our personal trainers are certified professionals who bring their own specialties, areas of interest, and philosophies to fitness.

Contact us about personal training

Larry Turko

larry.turko@vancouver.ca

Browse the alphabetic list to find a personal trainer whose expertise matches your fitness goals.

 Not all Park Board trainers are listed here. If they are not available, the Park Board will try to match you with another trainer who meets your needs. If you want to work with a personal trainer at a facility that does not have trainers listed, contact the facility directly. 

Andrei

Locations: Marpole-Oakridge, Kitsilano, Dunbar

Specialty areas

  • Strength training
  • Youth sport and fitness training
  • Injury rehabilitation

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (UBC)
  • Human Kinetics Diploma (Langara College)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (BCRPA)
  • Qualified TRX Suspension Training Instructor
  • Standard first aid and CPR-C/AED (Lifesaving Society)

Philosophy

With proper guidance, everyone can be successful in their fitness goals.


Anna

Angela is a personal trainer at Hillcrest and Trout Lake fitness centres

Locations: Dunbar, Kitsilano,  HillcrestTrout Lake

Education and qualifications

  • A.C.E. American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certificate 
  • B.C.R.P.A. Fitness Leader – Personal Trainer, Weight Trainer Certificate 
  • 80+ additional fitness certifications including: core training, functional training, corrective exercise, posture, movement, balance, injury prevention, strength training, flexibility training, and nutrition
  • Personal training for over 20 years with over 25,000 hours of direct client training
  • Featured in magazines and newspapers including; Oxygen, The Vancouver Sun, Best Health and BC Business Magazine, as well as the covers of The Georgia Straight and Westender

Philosophy

Anna’s style of training incorporates all facets of fitness and includes movements and techniques to increase function and mobility, placing emphasis also on stretching, postural alignment, and tension release. Her work has helped tone and shape bodies, empower minds, and increase stamina and vitality to enjoy life in and outside the gym.


Antun

Location: Dunbar, Kitsilano, Hillcrest, Trout Lake, West End, Mount Pleasant, Creekside  

Specialty areas

  • General fitness
  • Lifestyle change
  • Strength training

Education and certification

  • Bachelor's degree in kinesiology (UBCO)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • Standard aid CPR-C AED

Interests

Rugby, skiing, hiking, biking, and swimming


Aref

Locations: Hillcrest, Champlain Heights, Marpole-OakridgeDunbar, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End

Specialty areas 

  • General fitness for all ages
  • Strength and weight training
  • Sport-specific training
  • Fat loss and weight management
  • Nutritional advice and counselling

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in kinesiology (UBCO)
  • Certified personal trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • Standard first aid with CPR-C-AED
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
  • BC SportsAid

Philosophy

"Going in one more round when you don't think you can – that's what makes all the difference in your life." - Rocky


Mary

Location: Dunbar, Kitsilano

Mary has been training since 2000.

Specialty areas

  • Sport training
  • Yoga
  • Third age

Education and qualifications

  • BA Associates Degree
  • BCRPA Weight Training Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • BCRPA Group Fitness Instructor
  • BCRPA Yoga Instructor
  • Keiser Spin Instructor
  • BCRPA Third Age Fitness
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR

Interests

Mountain biking, road cycling, trail running, hiking, outrigger canoeing, alpine skiing and snowshoeing.

Philosophy

Dream it, plan it, do it. Mary believes in a holistic approach in which the mind, body, and spirit are all key components in achieving a fulfilling, healthy, and balanced lifestyle. 


Rina

Location: Dunbar, Kitsilano 

Rina has been involved in the fitness industry, both personally and professionally, for three decades, and recently obtained her personal trainer certification. 

Specialty areas

  • Healthy aging
  • Individuals new to exercise
  • Women new to resistance training
  • Foundational fitness

Education and qualifications 

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (UBC)
  • Registered Kinesiologist (BCAK)
  • BCRPA Certified Weight Room Instructor
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C

Interests

Rina loves to walk her dogs and to hike in the wilderness. One of her greatest passions is resistance training because of the impact it has had on her life. It’s good to be strong!

Philosophy

Regular exercise is essential. Life is full of adventures. Why miss a single opportunity due to injury, lack of mobility, or a decline in overall health and fitness? It is never too late to make a change!


Sead

Sead is a personal trainer at Creekside, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant, and Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Locations: Creekside, Kitsilano, Mount PleasantTrout Lake, Vancouver Aquatic Centre, West End

Sead started training in Europe in 1998, and has been training in Canada since 2003.

Specialty areas

  • Strength conditioning
  • Power training
  • Weight loss
  • Rehabilitation

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (University of Sarajevo)
  • BCRPA Weight Training Instructor
  • BCRPA Personal Trainer
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR

Interests

Martial arts (Brazilian Ju Jitsu), soccer, volleyball.

Philosophy

Eat well. Live a healthy and balanced lifestyle with the outcome of feeling great.