About: Wanda is a five-foot bundle of energy. She loves to get her “sweat on” everyday either moving and grooving on the floor, pushing and pumping iron or her very favourite, spinning to songs that make you just want to say “turn it up!”. Wanda’s class is a mix of Top 40, Big Room and some hidden gems that will make you wonder why they ever went away.
Favourite Quote: “That pain you are feeling right now is the success of tomorrow!”
Spirit Animal: Dragonfly
3 words to describe me: Funny, motivating and passionate
When I’m not at BPM:You will find me hanging out with my two favorite guys (one 6’4 the other 4’10) and our little “I think I’m a princess but they keep calling me a dog” room mate. Spending time with good friends, enjoying a glass of wine (told you I was funny!) and being grateful every day
About: Luke is a spin-obsessed Brazilian who has found his happy place at BPM. He works at the Royal Jubilee Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and if you’re asking yourself what that exactly is … it’s basically like being a Superhero! Luke splits his time between long 12-hour shifts at the hospital, spin classes at BPM and the gym. But he always finds some extra time to have some coffee (sometimes wine) and chill with his friends.
Favourite Quote: “Make your weird light shine bright so the other weirdos know where to find you”.
Spirit Animal: Tiger
3 words to describe me: Sociable, Positive, Go-getter
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me at the gym or snuggling my kitty-cats Lynx & Sophie, while eating some delicious food!
About: Casey finds herself always on the go whether she’s doing anything outdoors, tackling a good mystery book, trying new restaurants or playing with her dog. She’s been in the service industry forever, where she has found her love for people and her passion for events. Teaching spin wasn’t expected when she came to BPM just over a year ago, but she couldn’t be more excited to see where this door goes!
Favourite Quote: “Never did meet a dog that I didn’t pet!”
Spirit Animal: Elephant
3 words to describe me:Curious, chatty and hilarious (or so she thinks)
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me obsessing over my bulldog Bubba, searching the island for the best ice cream, playing out doors or spending my days off with anything true crime related!
About: Cara was plucked from the east coast and planted here in the west, for the second time, ready to put down roots. Cara was struck and stung by the spin bug and its been an itch that is only scratched by clipping in and playing kicking, right now, back then, and “what was that” kinds of tunes. There is morning sunshiny energy to burn right here and her husband is happy to see it spread elsewhere. FYI…He says “you’re welcome!”
Favourite Quote: “When emotions are high, intelligence is low.” Peace out Dr Phil
Spirit Animal: Pink Flamingo
3 words to describe me: Honest. Funny. Passionate
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me kitchen dancing circles around my husband, playing with my “lasers” or sipping local coffee with a grin feeling grateful for where I live.
About: Jennifer is a school teacher by day and a fitness instructor by night. She has been involved in the fitness industry for many years and has done it all! Her latest passion – Spin at BPM! She’s all about having fun while exercising and loves to motivate others. Her class is eclectic and will always include a little playlist surprise to make you smile!
Favourite Quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching”
Spirit Animal: Eagle
3 words to describe me: Energetic, Motivating, Fun-loving
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me singing in my Fiat, working in my classroom, teaching fitness around town, or … enjoying a martini or three with friends!
About: Cheryl is energetic and fun! She has enjoyed teaching fitness classes since her early 20’s. Interesting facts about Cheryl: she used to fly float planes for a living and was a tree planter. Her music is a mix of 80’s and 90’s dance music and top 40’s – tunes that get you moving!
Favourite Quote: “Don’t forget to breath!”
Spirit Animal: Wolf
3 words to describe me: Fun, Adventurous, Strong
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me teaching yoga classes or taking a friend out for a flight over Victoria
About: Kirstin is a bright ray of sunshine and a free spirit through and through! Migrating all the way from Saskatoon, she received a degree in Creative Writing and Visual Arts from UBC, Vancouver. And ever since Kirstin could walk, she has been passionate about dance and any kind of fitness she finds enjoyment in, from gymnastics to hip-hop – to spin! She hopes she can inspire others to “follow their bliss” – and leading by example. One day her dream is to write a Disney movie!
Favourite Quote: “If your mind isn’t cluttered by unnecessary things, this could be the best day of your life.”
Spirit Animal: Unicorn
3 words to describe me: Creative, Vibrant, Spontaneous
When I’m not at BPM: When not working at BPM you can find me hiking one of the many beautiful trails on the island, reading with my cats, writing music, or making festival headdresses.
About: Kim fell in love with group fitness in the early 90’s and has been passionate about sharing this with others ever since. She loves to learn and feels variety is the spice of life! Kim loves to learn and passes this on to others. She loves to use a variety of current trending tunes to pop/light rock of all kinds to inspire and motivate you to give “just a little more” and end your day smiling and feeling awesome!
Favourite Quote: “Don’t give up”.
Spirit Animal: Spartan
3 words to describe me: Passionate, Caring, Genuine
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me cooking up a storm to share with friends and family or travelling or cheering on my boys at the soccer pitch!
About: Chris likes to switch things up frequently but indoor cycling always remains constant. He has taught on all 7 continents and carries 5 certifications but what he is most proud of is that he has only burnt through one pair of cycling shoes! He spends most of his time working as a Pilates and Yoga Instructor but always finds time to mix EDM to any eager Spinner he can find.
Favourite Quote: “Never make a decision when you need to pee” – Leonard Cohen
Spirit Animal: Lion
3 words to describe me: Aware, Fair and Fun
When I’m not at BPM: I’m Hiking, Biking, Camping or Drinking Wine.
About: Nerdy linguist by day, Aliana teaches spin for fame and fortune by night! An amateur fitness enthusiast, she is excited to share the joys of an active lifestyle with everyone – especially those who have desk jobs like her. Aliana loves to mix up the tunes, with some oldies, some newbies, and a splash of Latin fiesta!
Favourite Quote: “What will you do with your one wild and precious life?”
Spirit Animal: Speedy Gonzales
3 words to describe me: Motivated, Passionate, Enthusiastic
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me baking healthy (and not-so-healthy!) treats or travelling to new places in BC and beyond!
About: Jane is a fitness fanatic who loves helping and inspiring others to work hard, enjoy exercising, and feel good in their bodies. Jane works on bodies whether in the gym as an instructor and trainer or on her massage table as a Hellerwork Practitioner. Although her kids would tell you different, Jane is not a yeller. She prefers to motivate through example, encouragement and fun!
Favourite quote: “Lead, follow, or get the hell out of my way”
Spirit Animal: Pegasus
3 words to describe me: Intense, caring, motivated
When I’m not at BPM:Because I love what I do, I’m usually working! I’m a mover, not a sitter; a doer, not a watcher!
About: Kathi is a high energy spin-gal, with humor and music being primary motivators. All genres, all inspiring, and all make you want to work harder. Kathi has been in the fitness industry for over three decades and has taught it all. Now Spin, Pilates, and Yoga are her passion. Kathi spends the majority of her time working as a Holistic Nutritionist for the Jusu organic health bar. People would describe her as a shiny happy person!
Favourite Quote: “The people that mind don’t matter, and the people that matter don’t mind.”
Spirit Animal: Snuffaluffagus
3 words to describe me: Bubbly. Fun. Empathetic.
When I’m not at BPM: Hanging with my friends, family, and pooch. Sipping on a big dirty martini or a big bold red wine. Always smiling or laughing!
About: Sandy has been passionate about health, wellness & fitness for many years. She likes to use music that inspires & motivates people to reach their full fitness potential.
Favourite Quote: “When life throws you a lemon, work out hard, then make lemonade.”
Spirit Animal: Golden Retriever
3 words to describe me: Passionate, Inspiring, Caring
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me working on a variety of healthy weights initiatives for BC families, running, hiking, biking, travelling & spending time with family.
About: Kaitlin is a passionate advocate for living life to the fullest and embodying her brightest self everyday. As an Exercise Physiologist, Natural Health Practitioner and Yoga Therapist she loves to bring a empowered and mindful approach to her classes with a lot of playful fun on the side.
Favourite Quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”
Spirit Animal: Mermaid
4 words to describe me: Vibrant, Playful, Kickass
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me teaching yoga all over Vancouver Island and sharing the power of essential oils in all homes and practices.
About: Sarah is a go, go, go-getter who loves to spend as much time as possible playing and adventuring in the outdoors. She is a registered dietitian and can cook up a storm. She holds a degree in Exercise Science from Abilene Christian University in Texas, where she played collegiate softball, and a second degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Arizona State University. Sarah leads a butt-kicking, brighten-your-day kind of class!
Favourite Quote: “Sometimes to stop eating all the chocolate, one must first eat all the chocolate.”
Spirit Animal: The Roadrunner
3 words to describe me: Lighthearted, Determined, Inspired.
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me outside – running, biking, hiking and playing with my 1 year old daughter. Other than that, you can find me cooking delicious and healthy things, spending time in my garden and with my family.
About:Abby is a West Coast born girl who is always on the go. She is currently in school working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is extremely motivated when it comes to fitness and is always on the search for the next local running race she can start training for. She also loves eating lots and lots of food (as long as it’s gluten free and vegetarian)!
Favourite Quote:“¿Por qué no?” (Why not?)
Spirit Animal: Puppy
3 words to describe me:Adventurous, compassionate, exuberant
When I’m not at BPM:You can find me outside running, hiking or playing soccer, in the gym pretending to lift weights, or eating food and drinking wine with friends!
About: Sally is a fun loving spirit with a “wanna be an inspiration to all ages attitude.” Sally’s other profession – a traditional barber! Her lifelong dream to own a studio. She’s caught saying “just one more gear” with a devilish smile! She loves dance music with a hint of disco and latest hits. If there was only one type of food she could eat (she’s a pescatarian) it would be sushi, oh and peanuts!
Favourite Quote: “Live in the moment!”
Spirit Animal: Flat cat
3 words to describe me: Fit, Lyrical, Passionate
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me training clients in their homes, or running my hands through men’s hair, or sipping a glass of wine with wonderful friends!
About: Keelan has committed his life to improving the health and well-being of Victorians. He holds a degree in Recreation and Health Education from the University of Victoria. In addition to BPM, Keelan spends his days running a private Personal Training studio . His class is a bit of House, mashed-up 90s pop, EDM, and Top 40 all packed into one upbeat class … but he’d play country if he had it his way!
Favourite Quote: “To the beat we live, to the beat we ride”
Spirit Animal: Liger
3 words to describe me: Fit, Ambitious, Goofy
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me at all-you-can-eat sushi or sipping tequila!