About: Growing up in Victoria, British Columbia I spent my days playing basketball, having campfires on the beach, or mountain biking the trails in Metchosin. My passion for health and wellness led me to Camosun College and PISE, where I studied two years in the Athletic and Exercise Therapy Program and received my Personal Training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. I later switched programs to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Fitness Leadership specializing in Exercise and Wellness. For the last 6 years I have worked with many clients ranging from exercise rehab, weight-loss to performance. With my extensive education I emphasize safety, efficiency, and function in order for clients to achieve their goals long term and avoid injury.
In addition to my training background, I also practice manual therapy through Fascial Stretch Therapy/ Bodywork sessions. Along with ongoing knowledge from continuing studies at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice in Vancouver, I incorporate a multi-faceted approach to healing and training.
Favourite Quote: “Work smarter not harder, even though smarter is harder initially”
Spirit Animal: Dog
3 words to describe me: Food, Health, Jokester
When I’m not at BPM: I’m studying, cycling, cooking, or working out
Services I Offer: I offer Kinesiology, Personal Training, and Fascial Stretch Therapy/Bodywork!
About: Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Mike is an athlete at heart. Growing up in Calgary, for Mike sports came first. Playing at a collegiate level Football and rugby was his passion, which bespoke his ability to teach others about the benefits of recreation and sport.
For the last 7 years Mike has instructed various bootcamps, HIIT and event training for those training for events like tough mudder and the spartan race. Mike’s outlook on life is to learn to love what you hate and you will never have a bad day in your life. Mike’s main focus on personal training is weight loss, strength training, injury prevention and active mobility.
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Classes I Teach: Bootcamp and CrossCon
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.
Classes I Teach: Spin, Bootcamp, Booties By BPM, TRX
About: Born and raised on Vancouver Island. Zac is passionate about the arts, whether it be film/television or any form of the written word. Having also trained in acting for numerous years his greatest passion is performing. Combined with a love for fitness, instructing at BPM is a no-brainer and always a great time.
Favourite Quote: “Bar none, I am the most humble-est. Number one at the top of the humble list. My apple crumble is by far the most crumble-est” – Conner 4Real
3 words to describe me: Reliable, inventive and modest.
When I’m not at BPM:
Classes I Teach: Spin
About: Sarah loves to explore movement, and got started with contemporary circus and dance performing. It was life changing. She quit her day job, dedicated herself to movement studies, and travelled the world as a fitness instructor. She’s studied Kalari (ancient martial arts) and Yoga in India, has multiple fitness certifications, and has been a Registered Holsitic Nutritionist for over 10 years.
Favourite Quote: “If I keep my body moving, and my mind occupied at all times, I will avoid falling into a bottomless pit of despair.” – Chris, Parks and Recreation
Spirit Animal: Chameleon
3 words to describe me: Curious, adventurous, playful
When I’m not at BPM: I’m hiking barefoot, forest bathing, gardening and creating recipes.
Classes I Teach: Booties By BPM, Bootcamp, Yoga
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.
Classes I Teach: Spin and TRX
About: Born and raised in Toronto but, loving that island life for the last 4 years. Eddie has a background of Physical and Health Education from U of T and a high school teaching degree from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. It was while studing in NZ that Eddie found his love for yoga. The yoga’s ability to transform and bring forth the light in everyone is what drew him to his first yoga teacher training in 2010. He has been teaching yoga full time across Canada, the United States, and New Zealand since then.
Favourite Quote: “Treat yo’self”
Spirit Animal: Crow
3 words to describe me: Smiley, bendy, hungry (sometimes hangry)
When I’m not at BPM: You might spot me along Dallas Rd. or through Beacon Hill park taking in some of that ocean air. Or if you look up in the Saanichton area you might spot me catching a breeze jumping out of a plane from 10,000ft.
Classes I Teach: Yoga
About: Ella is a happy-go-lucky girl you’ll inevitably see laughing, singing and ungracefully dancing around the studio. She grew-up in Victoria, but attended the University of Maine where she played division 1 field hockey while studying business management and sociology. She’s an aspiring Instructor with plans to return to school to become an elementary school teacher. Fuelled by coffee and Thai food, Ella will always greet you with a smile!
Favourite Quote: “Happiness and freedom come with a clear understanding of one principle – somethings are within your control, somethings are not. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters” – Epictetus
Spirit Animal: Kermode (Spirit) Bear
3 words to describe me: Fun, smiley, sporty
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me running through trails, hiking up mountains or on a sunny patio with some good friends for happy-hour.
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!
Classes I Teach: Spin and Bootcamp
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: 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!
Classes I Teach: Spin and BodyBurn
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: 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: 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: 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: Taylor is a boot camp instructor and member rep who has such a big personality, which has a gravitational pull of its own. She will Greet you with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen, which will only make it harder to swear at her after an abundance of burpee’s.
Favourite Quote: “Life is hard for two reason: you’re either leaving your comfort zone or staying in it. Choose the discomfort with the reward of growth on the other side” -Lori Harder
Spirit Animal: Chihuahua
3 words to describe me: Fun, happy, and loud (like really loud)
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me taking care of dogs, or on the couch with a bowl of popcorn watching friends reruns (for the 4th time).
Classes I Teach: Bootcamp
About: Kim is a High School teacher by day and a fitness-enthusiast at all times! She loves to be active, and her favourite ways to do so are through spinning, weight lifting, and playing basketball. After being a regular at BPM for the past two years, Kim has joined the BPM team to be a part of the studio’s fun and positive atmosphere. She teaches Physical Education, English and Foods at the high school level and loves to socialize through health and fitness.
Favourite Quote: “The sun will rise”
3 words to describe me: Sincere, Witty, Expressive
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me teaching, coaching, or doing anything fitness related. Other than that, you can find me sharing laughs (and wine) with friends.
About: Tayla believes movement will amplify all areas of your life. Creating funky playlists and travelling the World are true passions of hers. Making latte art is her secret talent. She’s new to the Westcoast but is excited to dive in!
Favourite Quote: “Walk in your gift”
Spirit Animal: Dolphin
3 words to describe me: Creative, determined, adventurous
When I’m not at BPM: You will find me drinking iced Americanos while going on a hike or reading at the beach. I’m a podcast junky, sushi lover, and If could travel somewhere next it would be Australia.
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: 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.
Classes I Teach: Spin, Bootcamp, and Barre HIIT
About: Co-Owner of BPM, 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 was to own a studio and now she has 2! You can catch Sally on the bike at BPM or for one of her popular TRX & Core classes at the Fitnesss Centre.
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!
Classes I Teach: Spin, Bootcamp, and TRX & Core
About: Co-owner of BPM, Keelan has been involved in the Fitness industry his whole life. Coach, Instructor and Trainer of hundreds of clients from all walks of life, Keelan takes a functional approach to fitness and understands the importance of creating a happy, healthy, supportive environment that’s welcoming for all. Catch him for one of his 6am classes or Training clients at the Fitness Centre.
Favourite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Michael Scott
Spirit Animal: Bear
3 words to describe me: Fit, Ambitious, Goofy
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me building something out of wood while sipping gluten-free beer.
Classes I Teach: Spin, StrengthCon, Bootcamp, HIIT Express, and CrossCon
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: 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.