Personal Trainers

Leuna Sherif

Bio

Leuna is a third-year student working towards a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at UBC. She chose kinesiology because of her lifelong interest in helping people reach their fitness and lifestyle goals. Outside school, Leuna spends her free time hiking, swimming and playing volleyball. She spent the last few years working with various trainers and kinesiologists in multiple gyms, which has provided her with valuable insight into the world of fitness. Through these experiences, Leuna has learned the importance of efficient exercise programs and proper nutrition when it comes to health and fitness.

Leuna will use her kinesiology knowledge and work experience to personalize exercise programs for you, so they are tailored to your goals. She understands that life is all about balance so her programs will be designed to work around your lifestyle and commitments. Leuna’s mission is to help you reach your fitness goals in an enjoyable way so you always leave feeling a bit more confident after each session.

Programs Taught

Results

Strength Training
Weight Loss
Improved Confidence
Reduced Stress
Increased Flexibility
Lean Mass Gain

Cameron Fay

Bio

Cameron graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and is a current Master of Physiotherapy student at UBC. He has an easy-going and relaxed approach during his personal training sessions and customizes workouts to align with your specific goals. He is an advocate of tracking measurable change. He has helped many clients lose weight and build muscle with results to show for it. Coming from an athletic background as a former varsity volleyball player, he has wide knowledge about many different exercise variations, stretches and nutrition.

Cameron has strong communication and interpersonal skills and is able to work with anyone to tailor their workout programs to align with their fitness goals, whether it be anything from weight loss to strength/hypertrophy training.

 

Qualifications

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT)

UBC Bachelors of Kinesiology

UBC Master of Physiotherapy Student

 

Testimonials

“Cameron is a fantastic personal trainer! I am a professor at UBC, and found Cameron to be thoughtful, attentive, and motivating in the workouts that he tailor-made for my needs. He was keenly attuned to safety at the same time as he pushed me to my personal limit and helped me to meet my fitness goals. He is respectful, well organized and keeps up with the most recent research on best practices in improving physical fitness.”

— Previous Client

Results

Weight loss
Muscle gain
Muscle toning
Strength/performance training
Nutritional advice

Yolanda Nuanyan Wang

Bio

Yolanda is a 5th-year dietetics student at UBC with a minor in Kinesiology. As an ACSM certified personal trainer, her goal is to help clients build active and lifestyles and eventually become strong and confident through fun and evidence-based programs. During her free time, she enjoys dancing, swimming, hiking and paddling. She also volunteered at the BC Shapedown Program for 2 years to help children with weight management issues to participate in exercises and adopt healthy dietary habits. With 20 years of dancing experience, she knows the importance of cross-training and a well-rounded program for performance improvement. She believes exercise is important for people at different fitness levels and is determined to develop different programs to accommodate clients’ needs.

Results

Body Recomposition (Muscle gain, fat loss)
Postural Correction
Flexibility
Strength Training
Nutritional Advice

Qualifications

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED level A

Karan Jhurani

Bio

Karan is a 4th year Commerce student who is passionate about fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. Throughout his life, he has led an active lifestyle by playing basketball in high school and then transitioning to weightlifting in university.

Karan believes in incorporating exercise and healthy eating to improve physical and mental well-being. His approach is based on developing sustainable habits that are both effective and fun. 

Programs Taught

Personal Training

Outdoor Boot Camps

Prachi Brahmbhatt

Bio

Prachi is a fourth-year International Relations major who has pursued her passion for fitness by becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Having grown up in an environment where health and wellness were always a priority, Prachi understands the important role that physical activity has, not only in creating a better physique, but also in improving one’s overall mental health. Prachi first got introduced to weightlifting when she was a competitive track athlete, she quickly fell in love with the gym and more specifically, strength training. Prachi believes everyone deserves to feel confident in their body and hopes to give her clients the tools and accountability needed to achieve their goals, whatever they may be!

Whether you are just starting out or are looking to improve certain components of your training, Prachi’s fundamental knowledge of fitness paired with her enthusiasm and dedication to her clients will help you reach your goals. Prachi is committed to giving you a sense of self-efficacy and confidence in the gym that will positively translate into your everyday life. If you ever see her around, feel free to say hi as she’s always eager to chat!

Qualifications

ACE Certified Personal Trainer

First Aid, CPR and AED Certified

Results

Body Recomposition (Muscle Gain and Fat Loss)
Increased Mobility and Flexibility
Nutritional Guidance and overall awareness around food
Strength and Hypertrophy Training
Core Strength/Stability Training

Jay Bolstad

Bio

Jay has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years at various community and university recreation centres and has gained considerable experience and knowledge in many aspects of fitness. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Health Sciences option) 3rd year. Fitness is Jay’s passion and his goal is to inspire and motivate others to exercise consistently so they can enjoy the health benefits and improve the quality of their lives. He personally enjoys cycle fit training, weight training, various styles of cardiovascular training, core training, interval training and of course stretching.

Programs Taught

Results

Fat Loss
Muscle Gain
Periodization Training for Athletes
Strength, Cardiovascular, Core Training
Flexibility
Postural Imbalances
Fitness Assessments
Nutritional Guidance

Qualifications

3rd year Kinesiology UBC

Certified in BCRPA Personal Training, Group fitness, Yoga, Weight training

First Aid and CPR Certified

Noah Cedarleaf-Pavy

Bio

Noah is a high-energy individual with a primary focus on functional and athletic strength. Growing up, he captained his high school soccer, volleyball, and rugby teams; leading them all through regional Southern-African tournaments, and was awarded the Regional MVP in volleyball and soccer two years in a row. Upon graduating, the Athlete of the Century award was created for his many sports contributions to the institution.

Noah began boxing and bodybuilding at the age of 16. In 2014, he took a gap year from UBC to train with a local circus, deepening his understanding of flexibility, isometric endurance, and performance. Since then, he’s ambitiously developed his strength, power, and cardio inside and outside of the gym.

Equally determined to help beginners and veterans, Noah considers exercise life’s best form of stress relief, and an active relationship with our bodies a crucial step toward positive mental health. If you see him in the gym feel free to ask him anything; he’s eager to help!

Sandra Wong

Bio

Sandra is a fourth-year Kinesiology student at UBC. After playing high performance soccer throughout her childhood and high school years, Sandra transitioned to strength training along with volleyball, Yoga, and Pilates, believing that holistic physical health and wellness is a constant active process. She understands that everyone has different fitness goals and she aims to create a journey together where clients feel empowered to reach their own personal goals and feel confident physically and mentally. Sandra’s strong communication skills and interpersonal abilities will help clients feel centred as they build sustainable routines and health habits while also having fun!

Results

Weight Loss
Muscle Tone
Muscle Gain
Strength Training
Increased Functional Mobility and Flexibility