Personal Trainers

Swimming, Hiking, and Dragonboat Paddling


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Tony Lam 

His Philosophy:  "It’s not easy, but it’s worth it!"

Credentials:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level A and C AED Training

Interests and Sports:

  • Loves fitness and resistance training
  • Travel
  • Inspiring others by means of health and fitness to build confidence and self esteem
  • Living a healthy lifestyle and leading by example

 

 


Brano Zadubenec

His Philosophy: "Your body and your mind are your strongest tools." 

Credentials

  • Registered personal trainer (BCRPA)
  • Bachelor degree of sport science
  • UEFA B Coaching Certificate ‐ Coaching Level 2
  • Certified exercise physiologist (CSEP-CEP)  

Interests and Sports

  • Instructing Group Fitness classes
  • Adventurous and exhilarating activities such as sky-diving
  • Developing craft as a Personal Trainer and teaching skills
  • Walking the talk of living a healthy lifestyle

Aref Tekehei

His Philosophy: "Going in one more round when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life - Rocky Balboa" 

Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
  • BC SportsAid

Interests and Sports

  • My family
  • Continuing education and developing craft as a fitness coach
  • Everything to do with health and fitness

 

 

 


Bryan Coletti

His Philosophy: “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” ~ Aristotle

Credentials

  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Third Age Certified

Interests and Sports

  • Concerts and Music
  • Family
  • Being around likeminded others - honest, caring and positive 

 

 

 


Dan Vaida 

His Philosophy: "Goals are achieved through hard work everyday" 

Credentials

  • Certified Personal Trainer (BCRPA)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Interests and Sports

  • Soccer
  • Weight training for personal gain and PT clients gain
  • Balancing a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying life
  • Acting

 


Aziza Abdul Qader

Her philosophy “Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

Credentials

  • Ace Certified Personal Trainer- American Council on Exercise 
  • YMCA Group Fitness Instructor
  • Current Kinesiology Student

Interests and Sports

  • Being a great personal fitness coach!
  • Competitive and recreational volleyball
  • Natural bikini competitor and strength training
  • Musician

Spencer Johnson

His Philosophy: “Success is a process, and there’s no elevator—you gotta take the stairs”

Credentials

  • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise

Interests and Sports

  • Hiking and skydiving
  • Empowering others to thrive by means of living a healthy lifestyle
  • Teaching awesome Bootcamp classes
  • Horror movies

 

 


Salemah Shidian

Her Philosophy: "Health is a harmonious state between the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of an individual. As a result, every individual should strive for a balanced connection between their body, mind, and soul. Your body will only go where your mind takes it." 

Credentials:

  • Associates Degree in Human Kinetics with Honours - Physical Education
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certified Personal Trainer 
  • Inner Fit Certified Indoor Spin Instructor

Interests and Sports:

  • Health and fitness
  • Travel and exploration
  • Building positive, happy and healthy relationships and being amongst likeminded

Nat Montemayor

Her Philosophy:  "No one will ever hand you anything in life, you have to work hard for what you want, but at the end of the day it is just life, enjoy it." 

“Every wave is different, but every wave is water. Every human being is different, but we are all the same” Barry Legh

Credentials:

  • Bachelor degree in Kinesiology - UBC
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) - Trained in Fundamental Movement Skills
  • SportMed BC – Certified Sport Aid

Interests and Sports:

  • Fitness, posture, and injury rehabilitation
  • Sailing, surfing, and biking

Leila Mazhari

Her Philosophy: "Don't count the days, make the days count"-- Muhammad Ali

Credentials:

  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer

Interests and Sports:

  • Running
  • Biking
  •  Hiking
  •  Kickboxing
  • TRX resistance training and Functional training
  • Expanding my knowledge and education as a trainer

Zack MacDermott

His Philosophy: "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" Gordon Downie & My Grandpa

Credentials: 

  • ISSA Certified Fitness Coach - International Sports Sciences Association

Interests:

  • My Family & Tribe 
  • Studying health & fitness ideas, philosophies and information
  • High-intensity interval training
  • Yoga, calisthenics and kettlebell training
  • Goal oriented fitness coaching
  • Reading good books and the movies

Andrew Guerra

His Philosophy:  "There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow human being. Nobility is being superior to your former self"  - Ernest Hemingway." 

Credentials: 

  • Canadian Fitness Education Systems Ltd. (CFES) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • CFES- Certified Weight Training Instructor

Interests:

  • Movies, Marvel/DC Comics, Dancing, and Music
  • Volunteering for the community, LGBTQ and non-profit organizations
  • Health and fitness, continuing education and staying current
  • Weight training, and a variety of group fitness classes
  • Swimming, Hiking, and Dragonboat Paddling