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Trainers

Our trainers

Luke Bramwell

About

Luke Bramwell has had a passion for the pursuit of health and fitness for years. He has been certified through the BCRPA to instruct and guide others in their own individual fitness journeys. He loves fitness and has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you with your own fitness goals. Luke doesn’t just educate others on fitness, but he embodies it himself and really loves the lifestyle. He is prepared to show you how to change for the better and never look back.


Training Philosophy

Training should be something to look forward to, yet challenging at the same time. Training will look different for everyone and I am prepared to adjust to those individual needs.


Certifications / Credentials
  • BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
  • Standard First Aid level C

Ron Cain

About

Ron Cain graduated from UVIC with a Degree in Human Performance and worked in the fitness industry for years, training and certifying instructors and working with elite athletes from several sports. Ron trained in the martial arts for 15 years and has written many articles on fitness topics. For the last few years Ron has focused on working with clients that have medical issues ranging from hip replacements to back and shoulder issues. Ron has worked in many gyms over the last 40 years and enjoys working with a wide range of ages.


Training Philosophy

Ron is a strong believer in moderation in training, working efficiently with your time, and in developing a balance between moderate conditioning and clean eating with time for recreation and recovery. With an emphasis on functional training instead of machines and adapting movements to accommodate individual issues, Ron teaches clients patience and perseverance for long term health versus short -term goals.


Certifications / Credentials

Bachelor Degree in Human Performance, UVIC,1986

Registered Fitness Appraiser

Certified Coach

CanFitPro CErtified Trainer

Red Cross First Aid and CPR

Brendan Connell

Brendan is currently offering limited availability.
About

Brendan Graduated at the University of Victoria with his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and is now a practicing Kinesiologist and CSEP-Certified personal trainer in Victoria. Throughout his life Brendan has played many sports competitively including hockey, basketball, soccer, rugby and golf. Brendan’s passion for fitness is easily seen as he enjoys finding better ways to tailor a training program dependant on individual needs, have that be sport specific or for personal health.

Currently Brendan is an active Kinesiologist in Victoria.


Training Philosophy

Training should never feel like a chore but instead a time to work on personal growth both physically and mentally. Everyone is different, which means that finding a way to make training fun and specific is always a goal of mine. By including a science-based evidence approach I can help to make new progress while also understanding how this is affecting our bodies.


Certifications / Credentials
  • Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology (University of Victoria)
  • CSEP-CPT – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer including Functional Movement Testing (FMS)
  • BCAK member – British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists, practicing member
  • CKA member – Canadian Kinesiology Alliance, practicing member
  • Canadian Red Cross - Standard First Aid and CPR-C

Monica Elliott

About

Monica is currently full and unable to take on any new clients.

Monica has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and works full time in a protein chemistry lab. She has been involved in the fitness industry for the past ten years and enjoys personal training because she loves watching people reach their goals and physically accomplish things that they never thought possible. Training with Monica is like having your own cheerleader, she will motivate you through every single exercise! Monica strives to deliver the safest and most efficient workout with her clients. She stays up to date with her fitness knowledge and training techniques by taking courses and regularly attending fitness conferences, including an annual trip to the World Fitness Conference.


Training Philosophy

Being active changes your life and it is never too late to start. Exercise improves your immune system keeping you from getting sick and it also releases endorphins so that you always feel really good afterwards.

"When you feel good about yourself, you can do anything!"


Certifications / Credentials
  • BCRPA Group Fitness Instructor
  • BCRPA Personal Trainer
  • Nutrition Specialist

Greg Foster

Greg is currently offering limited availability.
About

Greg is currently a student at Camosun College completing a Bachelor of Kinesiology, after receiving a Diploma in Exercise in Wellness in 2019. He has over 12 years experience in martial arts and holds a third-degree black belt in karate. Greg is passionate about inclusivity, development of the body and mind, and living life with enthusiasm and purpose.


Training Philosophy

Fitness is a lifelong journey, and every person’s path is different. I want to help people thrive for life, in a fun, empowering, and inclusive environment that brings out the best in them.


Certifications / Credentials
  • CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
  • Diploma in Exercise & Wellness from Camosun College
  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED

Chris Graham

About

Chris is currently full and unable to take on any new clients.

Chris has a Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership degree from Camosun College and is a certified personal trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. He is a research assistant in a kinesiology lab at UVic and will be starting a masters degree in the fall. As a paddling coach and personal trainer, Chris has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals from children to seniors, including competitive athletes and people living with chronic health conditions. As a teenager, he developed his interest in fitness through competitive paddling, hiking and weightlifting.


Training Philosophy

I have a passionate belief in the importance of strength training as a key component to long-term health for everyone. Whether you are 18 or 80, a lifelong athlete or a complete beginner, I believe there is a place for you in the gym and I aim to give you the skills and confidence to achieve your goals. Many people underestimate their capabilities, but with support and training they can achieve much more than they thought.


Certifications / Credentials
  • Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership Camosun College
  • CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
  • Entry Level Competitive Coach Canoe Kayak Canada
  • Standard First Aid CPR/C

Mark Kopij

About

Mark is currently full and unable to take on any new clients.

Mark is a first year graduate student at the University of Victoria who recently moved from Ontario and is new to British Columbia. Growing up Mark always enjoyed being active, exercising and competed in multiple sports. Now he continues to stay active through playing sports, working out and exploring the island. He has been working as a strength and conditioning coach for the past few years. Mark has worked with clients from all ages and skill levels comprising nearly every sport including professional athletes.


Training Philosophy

What is your passion! I believe that exercise is individualized and finding out what really motivates a person is the key to finding out how to pursue training.


Certifications / Credentials
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology -Brock University
  • Master of Education (Coaching Studies)-University of Victoria
  • CSEP- Clinical Exercise Physiologist/ High performance Specialist
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C

John MacIntyre

About

John began playing hockey at a young age and after his career ended he felt as if an important part of his life had been amputated. It was during this time that he discovered the movement philosophy of Joseph Pilates and was instantly engaged. John has spent over thirty years instructing clients using Pilates concepts as fundamental components of his program design. Functional fitness and injury rehabilitation are important elements that he has focused on over the course over his training history. John is a believer in the value of lifelong learning and is currently working toward a second bachelor's degree at UVIC.


Training Philosophy

I believe in developing a strong foundation by focusing on the core of the body. Working from the deep muscle layer out through the superficial layer and from the centre out through the extremities, the goal is to work the body as a unified whole. Exercise must energise our bodies allowing us to be more productive during our day which inspires consistency over time and is key to empowering long term results.


Certifications / Credentials

Bachelor's degree - Health and Recreation Education - University of Victoria

BCRPA Certified

Kieran Phillips

About

Kieran is in his final year of his Bachelors of Kinesiology at UVic with a special focus in research and athletic performance. Growing up, Kieran played many sports including rugby and Aussie rules football, but 8 years ago, his passion for fitness was really sparked in the weight room, because of how accessible it could be to people like himself with different ability levels or confidence. Now Kieran also volunteers as an assistant strength and conditioning coach to several Vikes teams, and in his spare time, Kieran is beginning an exciting new journey in competitive Olympic Weightlifting.


Training Philosophy

My goal in fitness education, whether it’s research, coaching, or training, is to encourage people to become the best version of themselves that they can. Of course, this will look different for everyone, whether your goals are health, confidence, or performance. But it’s my passion to provide you with whatever tools and knowledge that you need to not only reach those goals, but help you to continually improve into the future!


Certifications / Credentials
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach – NSCA
  • CSEP - CPT
  • NCCP - Olympic Weightlifting Introduction
  • NCCP - Safe Sport Training
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C

Jenny Pictin

About

Trainer bio will be coming shortly.


Training Philosophy

Certifications / Credentials

Harisson Robinson

About

Harrison's journey in the world of sports and fitness has not only equipped him with valuable knowledge but has also instilled in him a deep sense of discipline and determination. His experiences as a basketball coach and personal trainer have allowed him to work with clients from various walks of life, each with their unique fitness aspirations and challenges.

What truly sets Harrison apart is his unwavering confidence in his ability to guide individuals towards achieving their fitness goals, regardless of the scale or complexity. Whether it's helping someone shed a few pounds, build lean muscle, or even preparing them for a competitive event, Harrison approaches each client's journey with the same level of dedication and enthusiasm.

With Harrison as your personal trainer, you can expect not only a tailored fitness regimen but also a supportive partner who will motivate you to push your boundaries and achieve the healthier, fitter lifestyle you desire. His passion for transforming lives through fitness shines through in every session, making him a valuable asset on your path to wellness.


Training Philosophy

Achieving fitness goals and staying active should be a source of genuine enjoyment for everyone. The key lies in discovering a fitness regimen that resonates with your personal preferences, and this can vary greatly from person to person. My primary objective with each client is to identify a training approach that aligns seamlessly with their interests and lifestyle. Once this perfect fit is established, exercise transforms from a chore into something you eagerly look forward to. From that point onward, the possibilities for achieving your fitness goals become boundless and effortless.


Certifications / Credentials

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

CPR/AED certified

Jordan Siemens

Jordan is currently offering limited availability.
About

Jordan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology. Fueled by a profound enthusiasm for fitness and well-being, he leverages his academic background to gain insights into the intricate mechanisms at play in our daily lives. Having a strong foundation in sports from an early age, Jordan is passionate about exploring diverse aspects of physical fitness, ranging from hypertrophy and bodybuilding to endurance challenges like triathlons. His training programs are designed to be both effective and goal-oriented, delivering the results you seek.


Training Philosophy

In the pursuit of health and fitness, my primary aim is to make the journey enjoyable and accessible. Healthy and functional bodies aren't the ultimate destination, but valuable tools that enhance our overall quality of life. Recognizing that there's no universal formula for success, I believe in tailor-made approaches. Together, we will work together and empower you to become the best possible version of yourself.


Certifications / Credentials

  • Working towards Bachelor of Science - Neurobiology (University of Victoria)
  • CFP-CPT – Canadian Fitness Professionals, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Canadian Red Cross - Standard First Aid and CPR-C