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!
Classes I Teach: Spin
About: Ashley is a certified yoga, pilates, barre and group fitness instructor, a level 1 CrossFit coach and personal trainer. She began working in this industry over 8 years ago after obtaining her 200hr yoga teacher training certification and her passion for health and fitness has grown since. Ashley loves to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and knows first hand the physical and mental benefits received from doing so. Her passion is in sharing that love with others, helping them work towards their goals, see their potential and become inspired by their own growth.
Favourite Quote: “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude”
Spirit Animal: Well according to “spiritanimal.info” I’m a turtle.
3 words to describe me: Kind, funny, strong
When I’m not at BPM: Working at a different gym, walking along the beach, playing card/board games with friends or family, watching netflix.
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: 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: Anneke has been involved in the fitness industry in Victoria for a long time, she has a BSc. in Kinesiology and a MA in Counselling Psychology and her fitness credentials include her TFL with BCRPA. For many years she taught the fitness leadership training course at the University of Victoria where she also worked as the Fitness and Lifestyle Coordinator following that as the Director of the Victoria Athletic Club. Now you will find her at Camosun College where she is a professor in Psychology teaching courses in Interpersonal Skills and Sport and Exercise Psychology. Anneke is very proud of being awarded The Excellence in Teaching Award at Camosun College for the school of Arts and Science. Her number one priority is being a mother to her three awesome sons.
Favourite Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead
Spirit Animal: Black Cat
3 words to describe me: Conscientious, caring and fun
When I’m not at BPM: Hanging out with my sons, dog and cats…you know, being a mum!
Classes I Teach: Bootcamp, Booties By BPM, and TRX
About: Owner/operator of Sweathletic Training, Daniel’s interest in the gym began back in College where he played baseball in California, Illinois and Colorado, graduating with a Marketing degree from Colorado Christian University. From there, understanding the human body and the importance of physical exertion became a hobby that eventually lead to a career path.
Favourite Quote: “I’m not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.” – Bruce Lee
Spirit Animal: Pegasus
3 words to describe me: Quadzilla, smouldering, candid
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me out on the links, living vicariously through myself or thinking up creative ways to impress my girlfriend
Classes I Teach: StrengthCon
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Favourite Quote: Can’t burn-out if you’re on fire
Spirit Animal: Wolverine
3 words to describe me: loud, funny, firecracker
When I’m not at BPM: you can catch me at CrossFit LoLo, hiking, hunting or working on my motorcycle
Classes I Teach: Bootcamp and CrossCon
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:
About: At 8-weeks old I was adopted into BPM and have been in love with chewing fitness equipment ever since. I love to meet new people, sleep in class, and interrupt your workout at the most inopportune times.
Favourite Quote: “Exercise? I thought you said extra fries”
Spirit Animal: Me
3 words to describe me: Fuzzy, funny, farty
When I’m not at BPM: You can find me on adventures with my Humans or making new friends at the dog park. Or napping … probably the latter.
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About: Kirby is from Melbourne, Australia. Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer, she has a passion for teaching her clients about how to live their best lives. With a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Myotherapy, Kirby has worked with a variety of levels of fitness. Her biggest achievement to date being working at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia.
Kirby approaches training with mobility and function, ensuring your movement patterns are efficient. She will be able to help you get beyond any pain or weakness you may experience.
Favourite Quote: “YOLO” (You Only Live Once)
Spirit Animal: Kitten or a Squirrel or an Otter!? How do you choose one?!
3 words to describe me: Basic, functional, passionate
When I’m not at BPM: I’m probably doing CrossFit or hanging out with my girlfriends having way too much fun. I’m also known to binge watch TV shows in my free time.
About: Finn is an Island boy and exercise science student at Camosun College with a passion for exercise and fitness – especially swimming.
Favourite Quote: “It’s not what I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”-Batman
Spirit Animal: Bumblebee
3 words to describe me: Energetic, enthusiastic, goofy
When I’m not at BPM: I’m either at school or rewatching the Office at home
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!