Certifications: NSCA-CPT | NSCA-CSCS
Angus is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Specialist. During his time studying at UBC, Angus competed at the collegiate level in ultimate Frisbee and rowing. He has been a competitive baseball player, an avid hockey player, and is currently training in bodybuilding.
Angus believes in the importance of finding his clients’ individual volume landmarks – the minimum amount of training needed to progress and the maximum amount that can be done – to ensure maximum effective progress towards their goals. He likes to focus on big compound movements, while teaching clients about proper technique and form. Angus strives to help his clients develop good habits that help with sustainable long-term progress.
Fun Fact: During his time coaching at the UBC Hockey School, Angus had the pleasure of working with the children of several Vancouver Canucks.
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: NASM-CPT | FMS 1 | Pn1
Asaka is a NASM certified Personal Trainer, is certified through Precision Nutrition as a Level 1 Nutrition Coach and has completed level 1 in the Functional Movement Screen. With a strong background in competitive gymnastics, Asaka is no stranger to the health and fitness industry; in fact, it was her experience as a gymnast that fuelled her passion for everyday fitness.
Though relatively new to training, Asaka is determined to ensure each session with her clients is motivating and innovative. She holds a strong philosophy that finding genuine enjoyment and excitement towards exercise is the key to sustaining long term fitness progress and success.
Fun Fact: Despite the fact that Asaka was born in Japan and spent her early childhood there, she dislikes the taste of wasabi and always asks for her sushi without it.
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: CPT-ITEC | GT- NCEF
Iris has a certificate in Sports and Leisure Management, Exercise and Health Fitness and is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Iris came to Body & Soul with over seven years of experience in the fitness industry.
Growing up, Iris was active in almost every sport possible but has discovered that her true passion lies in boxing, kickboxing and self defense. She enjoys training people of all ages and abilities with an emphasis on functional training. Iris believes that with the right program, determination, encouragement and guidance, anyone can achieve their goals!
Fun Fact: Iris moved to Canada from Dublin, Ireland in 2011 with the intention of only staying a year. She fell in love with the active, outdoor lifestyle the west coast has to offer and decided to stay permanently.
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, 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: B. Kin | NSCA-CSCS | CPTN-CPT
Ryan has a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of British Columbia and is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CPTN Certified Personal Trainer and has completed level 1 in Ma Strength Weightlifting Technique. Before becoming a personal trainer, Ryan worked with teams, spending three years coaching the UBC dragon boat team.
Ryan has worked primarily with athletes, working towards athletic development; however, he enjoys providing the knowledge and proper information his clients need – no matter what their level of fitness – to reach their potential and achieve their health and fitness goals.
Fun Fact: Though Ryan is originally from Toronto, he lived in Halifax where he played collegiate volleyball and swam competitively.
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.