Instructors | Cardio, Conditioning, & Strength

Get to know our Group Fitness Instructors!

Welcome! Thank you for wanting to know about our team. You can read more about our instructors below:


Joanne Soh

Bio

Joanne migrated from the corporate world to the fitness arena to pursue her passion for equipping individuals with the skills of strength, mobility, flexibility, resilience, power.

As a coach/trainer, she works with a wide range of clients, customizing sustainable programs from time-tested modalities, and with personal trainers in power lifting and kettlebell skills.

As a group fitness instructor, she teaches some 20 classes per week with formats incorporating dumb bells, kettle bells, barbells, sand bells, TRX, and others, along with indoor cycling and aquatics-based workouts. Joanne continues to grow her craft by attending seminars, workshops and acquiring knowledge from such experts as Dr. Stuart McGill, and Pavel Tsatsouline.

With 7 years of experience, she has received awards for excellence as a personal trainer, and among her notable credentials, she is the StrongFirst certified kettlebell instructor: one of only 6 in BC with SFG Level II!

Qualifications

  • StrongFirst SFG II
  • Flexible Steel Instructor
  • TRX RIP Instructor
  • Hydroboard Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer Specialist
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • Nutrition & Wellness Specialist

Jonathan Tayah

Bio

Jonathan is a 4th year Integrated Engineering student who believes that fitness classes are a great way to stay motivated and consistent with your fitness journey!

After becoming a certified LesMills BodyStep, BodyPump, and BodyAttack instructor, he has begun teaching fitness classes from the age of 16 at numerous gyms. With 6 years of experience under his belt, Jonathan has taught a variety of classes including high-energy cardio and powerful strength training.

His knowledge of the different type of class participants allows him to tailor his class to challenge all levels of fitness through a range of options for every move.

He combines great music with inspiring moves to ensure that you leave his class feeling uplifted while also crushing the workout!

Programs Taught

Winter 2022

Strength Beats | Thursdays from 7:00 to 7:50PM – ARC Lower Level Studio