Certifications: B. Kin
Anna has a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. She gained her extensive experience in health, fitness and training through 10 years as a competitive ballroom dancer and long-term training in taekwondo and gymnastics.
As a personal trainer, Anna likes to include functional exercises that can benefit real-life, everyday movements. She is committed to providing her clients with purposeful exercise selection, motivation and guidance to ensure they get the best workout possible and reach their goals.
Fun Fact: Anna was working towards her Bachelor of Business Administration degree when she decided to switch programs in order to pursue her passion for health and fitness.
Certifications: B. Kin | FMS 1
Surprise! Constance has returned to the personal training team for the summer. She is ecstatic to be back and can’t wait to see all the familiar faces.
Constance is currently completing her Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Alberta. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of British Columbia and has completed National Coaching Certification Program courses. She has an extensive background in Martial Arts, including seven years in Muay Thai, three years in Jujitsu and Pankration as well as a blue belt in Taekwondo and Karate. She has worked with clients with disabilities by way of UBC Access and Diversity and was a swim coach for the Special Olympics.
As a personal trainer, Constance believes that everyone has the ability to be strong, confident and independent. She believes that the quality of a movement takes precedence over the quantity of a movement. As a result, she works on functional movement patterns before progressing an individual to more complicated movement patterns and weight training.
Fun Fact: Constance loves turquoise oceans and lakes; she is tempted to jump in them regardless if they are warm tropical oceans or freezing glacier lakes!
Certifications: B. Kin | ACSM-CPT | FMS 1
Diana, an ACSM certified Personal Trainer, has a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from UBC and a certification in Functional Movement Screen Level 1. She has experience teaching both spin and strength training classes. She has worked with a Premier Women’s Rugby team as an athletic trainer and has been dragon boating competitively for over five years, representing Canada at the World Championships.
Diana has a true passion for sport and rehabilitation. She is committed to delivering high quality fitness programs unique to each client, with a focus on the individual’s goals, abilities and interests. When it comes to training, Diana aims to integrate strength and conditioning techniques into her workouts.
Fun Fact: Diana did ballet for 4 years before she decided to swap out her dance shoes for soccer cleats.
Certifications: B. Kin (May 2020)
Isabelle is studying Kinesiology and Health Science at UBC. In addition to one-on-one training experience, she has also led group fitness classes, and has personal experience with fitness through many activities, including running, weightlifting, hiking, yoga and skiing.
Isabelle likes to incorporate a mix of strength and cardio exercises into each workout to ensure a well-rounded training program. However, she also recognizes that each client has unique abilities and goals and modifies her training style accordingly. Isabelle believes in the importance of exercise as a lifelong way to improve and maintain both mental and physical health.
Fun Fact: Isabelle has been a runner her whole life but recently completed her first half-marathon!
Certifications: CPT-BCRPA | B.PT | CMT | CanFitPro PTS
Juergen is a German trained physiotherapist, manual therapist, and sports instructor specializing in sports therapy. He is also a Nordic walking instructor.
Juergen takes a technical approach to personal training, drawing from his extensive background and training in physiotherapy, sports therapy and personal training. He has a special interest in rehabilitation training following illness or injury.
Fun Fact: Juergen is Body & Soul’s most senior employee, having spent more than 10 years faithfully helping our clients meet their health and fitness goals.
Certifications: CPT-ITEC | GT-NCEF | FP
Karl has a certificate in Sports and Leisure Management (1st class honours), is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, and is a certified Human Foundations Practitioner. His 10 years experience in the fitness industry includes playing soccer for Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California and coordinating Wembley Downs Soccer Club’s preseason fitness regime in Perth, Australia.
Karl has experience working with both athletes and clients recovering from injuries. He previously specialized in kettlebell-based workouts, TRX-based workouts, and the Reebok Martial Arts program. He is extremely passionate about helping each client achieve their personal goals and is committed to providing an uplifting and highly motivating atmosphere to ensure maximum results while still having fun!
Fun Fact: Although Karl is originally from Ireland, he loves to travel and has lived in Australia, the United States, and now Canada.
Certifications: B. PT
Kiran worked as a physiotherapist for four years in India before recently moving to Canada. Through manual therapy and physical exercise, she has helped improve pain levels and function for individuals suffering from a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions, including knee (ACL, meniscus) and shoulder injuries.
Kiran likes to take a functional approach to training, incorporating her knowledge of physiotherapy techniques and her experience with rehabilitation. She has a strong interest in working with clients recovering from injuries as well as those looking to lose weight through high intensity circuit training.
Fun Fact: Kiran loves to travel and explore new cities, especially ones with a nice beach!
Certifications: CPT, OSTEOFIT, GF-BCRPA | PPFS
Dip.SS | MENOfit
Michelle has a diploma in Sport Science from Douglas College, is a BCRPA certified Personal Trainer and registered Osteofit Trainer, a certified Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, Menofitness certified and has been a BCRPA certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2001. She has played competitive tennis, volleyball, and softball.
Michelle’s goal is to make exercise fun by sharing her love for fitness one smile and one drop of sweat at a time. She is attentive and prides herself on listening to each client’s specific needs and goals, and working to take them to the next level in their fitness.
Fun Fact: When her hair is in a ponytail, the colour of Michelle’s hair elastic will match at least one thing she’s wearing… maybe even her shoes!
Certifications: CPT-BCRPA | CPT-ACE
Scott has a diploma in Exercise Leadership from Hilltop Academy, a degree in Business Administration from Douglas College and is a BCRPA and ACE certified Personal Trainer. He is also certified as an Older Adult Specialist with BCRPA. Scott’s athletic experience includes participating in various sports, most notably soccer (national champion player) and lacrosse (Junior A Lacrosse League).
Scott’s clients can expect a personal approach to their training sessions, which will typically include various functional movements done at the highest possible intensity suitable to their goals and abilities.
Fun Fact: Scott recently taught himself how to swim and hopes to compete in a triathlon sometime in the future.
Assistant Head Trainer
Certifications: B.Kin | NSCA-CSCS | FMS 1&2
Stephen has a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from UBC and is a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He is also certified in levels 1 and 2 of the Functional Movement Screen. Stephen played three years of varsity field hockey for UBC, represented Canada in the Junior Pan-American Games in 2008, was competitive in track & field, soccer, and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
With a passion for strength, conditioning, movement, and BIG lifts, Stephen likes to empower clients by demonstrating to them how strong their bodies really are. He places heavy emphasis on proper mechanics and purposeful exercise selection, ensuring his clients achieve their health or performance related goals.
Fun Fact: Stephen is a cancer survivor and has been healthy since April 2013. He has also played video games since age 3 and has no intention of stopping.