Personal trainer profiles

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

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.


Angela

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

Locations: Creekside,  Hillcrest, Marpole-OakridgeTrout Lake

Specialty areas

  • Women’s weight training and weight loss programs
  • Introductory and novice fitness programs
  • Third Age (45 years +) fitness and flexibility programs
  • Seniors' strength training and stretch programs
  • Nutritional advice and counseling

Education and qualifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Leader - Weight Training Instructor
  • Third Age Instructor
  • Urban Pole Walking Instructor
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 /CPR/AED

Interests

Angela is passionate about fitness and enjoys participating in a wide variety of activities, including ringette, beach volleyball, tennis, skiing, cycling, swimming, and walking her dog Marley.

Philosophy

When a person is in great physical shape they feel great, and can effectively achieve the most out of their life. I believe a good trainer is a good listener, role model and motivator, with the ability to inspire others in living a healthy, active lifestyle.


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


Elisa

Location: Mount Pleasant

Specialty areas

  • Diverse populations, including high school athletes
  • Clients returning from an injury
  • Weight loss

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (UBC)
  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics (UBC)
  • BCRPA Certified Weight Training Instructor 
  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Canadian Red Cross First Aid / CPR

Interests

A full-time teacher and part-time personal trainer, Elisa loves sport and fitness!

Elisa is an enthusiastic learner, always seeking to improve herself through seminars and workshops. She is currently working to become a strength- and conditioning coach to youths and adults.

Philosophy

Functional training as a means to improve body composition, improve metabolism, and increase strength.


Flory

Flory

Location: Creekside 

Specialty areas

  • Functional movement
  • Strengthening
  • Flexibility improvement and postural correction
  • Customized programming
  • Fat loss and weight management
  • Third Age population
  • Sport/ performance-specific training
  • Powerlifting
  • Mind-body awareness through yoga and body weight training 

Education and qualifications

  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • BCRPA Certified Weight Trainer
  • BCRPA Certified Fitness Leader
  • Emergency First Aid, AED, and CPR-C

Interests

With years of tae kwon do in the past and her current practice of yoga and powerlifting, Flory values the mental discipline and awareness that comes with strength training, physical transformation, competition, and movement. She views sport and fitness as a way to constantly explore and grow.

Philosophy

Flory offers a space of non-judgement, safety, fun, and learning – for and from my clients. The health and happiness of personal life always translates into the wealth and success in the professional, but everything begins with the choices you make in the personal.


Igor

Igor is a personal trainer at Hillcrest, West End and Mount Pleasant fitness centres

Locations: HillcrestWest End

Igor has been training since December 2009.

Specialty areas

  • Strength Training
  • Fat loss
  • Nutrition
  • Trigger point therapy (for releasing muscle aches)

Education and qualifications

  • Diploma, Human Kinetics (Langara College)
  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Training with weights since 1999 

Interests

Kettlebells, Olympic lifts, sprinting, hiking

Philosophy

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


Inderjit

Inderjit is a personal trainer at Creekside

Location: Creekside

Specialty areas

  • Training for athletes
  • Individuals recovering from injuries
  • Overall strength and fitness training

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics
  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer

Ivan

Ivan is a personal trainer at Trout Lake

Locations: Kensington, Renfrew, Trout Lake

Specialty areas

  • Boot camp and sport-specific training
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Olympic and power lifting
  • Assisted strength therapeutic training 
  • Abdominal development 
  • Experience with pre- and post-natal clients.

Education and qualifications

  • Sports Science and Sports Management
  • BCRPA Registered Personal Trainer and Weight Room Attendant
  • Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist

Jenn

Locations: Hillcrest, Champlain Heights 

Specialty areas

  • Weight loss
  • Youth
  • Sports performance
  • Nutrition counselling

Education and qualifications

  • Certified personal trainer
  • Cycling instructor
  • Twist conditioning
  • TFW level 2
  • Youth Fit
  • TRX
  • Registered professional councellor

Interests

Swimming, triathlon, hiking, paddleboarding, skiiing...basically anything outside.

Philosophy

1% better every day.


Jonas

Jonas is a personal trainer at Kitsilano Fitness Centre

Locations: Dunbar

Jonas has been training since 2000.

Specialty areas

  • General fitness
  • Strength training
  • Weight management
  • Aging population
  • Nutrition

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Human Kinetics (UBC)
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology (UBC)
  • BCRPA Third Age Instructor
  • BCRPA Weight Training Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR-C

Interests

Corrective exercise, functional-movement screen, behaviour-change psychology, strength training, martial arts, and mind-body wellness.

Philosophy

"First move well, and then move often." – Gray Cook


Julie I.

Julie is a personal trainer at Champlain Heights and Trout Lake fitness centres

Locations: Creekside,  Champlain Heights, Mount PleasantTrout Lake

Specialty areas

  • Women 40+
  • Beginners
  • People with health and motivational challenges

Education and qualifications

  • Health and Fitness Certificate, SFU
  • BCRPA Certified Weight Trainer, Personal Trainer, and Third Age Instructor 
  • Sun Run InTraining Clinic Coordinator 
  • Learn to Run Instructor
  • Kinesis One Small Group Instructor

Interests

Running, hiking, rock climbing, strength training, mountain biking, cooking, and travelling.

Philosophy

Julie believes that enjoying life is important, and focuses on helping her clients find optimal wellness through a balance of healthy nutrition and physical activity.


Lucy

Location: Kensington, Renfrew, Trout Lake

Specialty areas

  • Women's circuit training
  • Strength training
  • Total body conditioning group fitness class
  • Beginners of all ages

Education and qualifications

  • BCRPA Strength Trainer
  • BCRPA Personal Trainer
  • BCRPA Third Age Instructor
  • BCRPA Group Fitness Instructor

Interests

I am passionate about health and wellness. When not in a fitness class, I enjoy running with my dog Chloe, cycling and hiking with friends, and trying out new recipes at home.

Philosophy

My goal is to help improve my clients quality of life through physical fitness achieved in a manner that is safe, effective, efficient and above all, enjoyable.


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. 


Melanie

Melanie is a personal trainer at Lord Byng

Location: Lord Byng

Specialty areas

  • 40+ population and Third Age (45+ years) training
  • Clients with special challenges
  • Water and land based training
  • Weight room and home-based programs

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Physiology) (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
  • Certificate in Health and Fitness (SFU)
  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer, Evaluator of Personal Trainers
  • Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL) and Instructors in Aquafit
  • TFL and Instructor in Weight Training
  • Third Age Trainer
  • Adapted Exercise Trainer
  • Fitness Theory Trainer
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE): Personal Trainer
  • Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist (ACE)
  • Arthritis Society, Water Works, and Joint Works Instructor
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Instructor

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. 


Viviane

Location: West End

Viviane has been training for over 10 years with an extensive background that includes posture alignment and exercise therapy, sports balance and strength, and osteoporosis. 

Specialty areas

  • Injury rehabilitation
  • General fitness
  • Older adults
  • Pre/post natal fitness

Education and qualifications 

  • Certified Personal Trainer (BCRPA)
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor (BCRPA)
  • Osteofit  and special populations
  • Older adult
  • Post injury rehabilitation and exercise therapy 
  • Indoor cycling
  • Pre-natal and post-partum fitness
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR

Interests

Cycling, hiking, walking with her dogs, learning new skills, and teaching fitness classes.

Philosophy

You only have one body and it is the best investment you can ever make. Health is a priority and not a commodity.


Tracey-Kim (T. K.) Campbell

Locations: Mount PleasantCreekside

Specialty areas

  • Introductory and novice fitness programs
  • Third Age (45+ years) fitness and flexibility programs
  • Seniors' strength training and stretch programs
  • Weight training and weight loss programs
  • Conditioning programs to succeed in any running, cycling, or triathlon event

Education and qualifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer since 1992
  • Fitness Leader - Weight Training Instructor
  • Third Age Instructor
  • Certified Cycling Coach
  • Fitness First Aid/CPR/AED

Interests

T.K. is passionate about fitness and enjoys participating in a wide variety of activities such as cross-country skiing, biking, and running events, as well as keeping up to date on the latest scientific discoveries.

Philosophy

The best part about being a personal trainer is watching people have fun exercising! I love to see my clients' energy improve and their stress fall away as the session progresses. No matter how tired you feel at the beginning, exercise gives you more energy once you are done.


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