Personal Trainers

Isabelle Pasin

Bio

Isabelle is a fourth-year Kinesiology and Health Science student who is passionate about all aspects of health and wellness. She has always enjoyed living an active lifestyle through a variety of activities including running, weightlifting, hiking, yoga, and skiing. She believes in the importance of exercise to improve mental health and well-being as well as physical health. Learning about health and fitness through schooling and first-hand experience has provided her with plenty of knowledge that she would love to share with others.

Isabelle will create a balanced program that is tailored to your goals and will keep you motivated and positive throughout your fitness journey. Through a variety of exercise techniques, she will strive to make physical activity a fun experience.

Programs Taught

Personal Training

Express Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Circuit Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Training
Weight Loss/Fat Loss
Beginner Fitness Programs
Muscle Building
Improved Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Increased Flexibility and Mobility
Stress Reduction

Qualifications

4th year Kinesiology at UBC
First Aid and CPR Certified

 

Jennifer Lim

Bio

Jennifer is a third-year Kinesiology student who has always been passionate about all aspects of fitness and health. Throughout her life, she has partaken in many physical activities such as basketball, volleyball, track, and weightlifting. 

 

After training for the past five years and competing in two weightlifting competitions, Jennifer has incorporated both powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting into her regular training. She believes that power and strength not only builds one’s overall confidence, but also one’s overall health and wellbeing. 

Jennifer will create a well-balanced program to meet your goals through a variety of exercises and will continuously motivate you throughout your fitness journey.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Early Riser Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Lunch Crunch Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Training
Weight Loss
Improved Confidence
Reduced Stress
Increased Mobility and Flexibility
Increased Power

Qualifications

3rd year Kinesiology Student at UBC

First Aid, CPR and AED Certified 

 

Amy Kim

Bio

Amy has been passionate about health and fitness for the past six years. She has always led a healthy lifestyle through extracurricular sports, but found that the gym was a place she could concentrate training exactly how she wanted to. She focuses on listening to her body, and adjusting her workouts and diet accordingly.

She believes in using fitness to better physical and mental health in order to lead a successful life. Amy’s mission is to bring this mindset to her clients so they find a way to empower themselves.

Amy will tailor your program to whatever your physical and mental needs may be. She will support you through this process so you can apply this mindset to your everyday life.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Early Bird Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Beginner Boot Camp 2 – Tue/Thurs – 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Strength Training
Weight Loss
Improved Health
Flexibility
Improved Confidence

Qualifications

Canfitpro Personal Trainer
CPR and AED Certified
4th Year Forestry Undergraduate Student

 

Alex Kim

Bio

Alex believes that fitness improves both physical and mental health which will lead to improvements in all aspects of everyday life. Fitness has helped Alex reduce health risks, gain confidence, and reduce stress which motivated him to become a Personal Trainer.

Being a student, Alex understands the importance of a smart and effective workout to maximize results in your busy day. With experience working with all ages and fitness levels, Alex can personalize your workouts so that your goals will be attained in an enjoyable way that will lead to a more productive day. 

Programs Taught

Results

Improved Health
Strength Training
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Fat Loss
Muscle Toning and Development
Mobility and Flexibility
Stress Reduction

Qualifications

Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
First Aid and CPR Certified
5th Year Biology at UBC

 

Alex Chen

Bio

Alex is currently in his fifth year in the faculty of Kinesiology at UBC. He’s always been engaged in an active lifestyle through extracurricular sports including volleyball, basketball, badminton, and weight lighting. Sports and physical activity have played an integral role in his lifestyle today. He believes in that exercise can be a fun activity that can be incorporated into everybody’s lifestyle. 

Alex is excited to apply his sports and health background to help others and watch them succeed. Through his schooling and hard work, he has grown to appreciate the benefits of exercise as it has helped him build his physique, health, and improve his self confidence. 

He will create a program that will push you towards your goals while being enjoyable and supporting you through your fitness journey. 

Programs Taught

Results

Strength Training
Weight Loss
Beginner Fitness Programs
Gaining Muscle
Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Qualifications

Fifth year Kinesiology at UBC

CPR and AED Certified

 

Andrew Au

Bio

Andrew is a 4th year Kinesiology and Health Sciences student at UBC. His fitness interests include powerlifting, bodybuilding, and mixed martial arts. These interests stemmed from his 5 years of competitive wrestling. Andrew has experience with coaching, programming, and strength conditioning for athletes of all experience levels.

Through his Kinesiology degree, Andrew has learned the fundamentals of strength training and programming for individuals of all ages and fitness abilities. He can adapt workout plans to cater to your goals and specific needs. No matter your fitness experience, Andrew will support your confidence, and motivate you to reach your own goals.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Sunday Boot Camp – Sun – 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Development
Functional Fitness Training
Muscle Tone and Definition
Fat Loss
Sport Specific Training
Beginner Fitness

Qualifications

4th Year Kinesiology

Standard First Aid and CPR Level C/AED

 

Valerie Tsuei

Bio

Valerie is in her 4thyear of Kinesiology at UBC. Growing up, Valerie has always been living a very active lifestyle, transitioning from playing basketball to track and swimming. As her passion in living a healthy and active lifestyle continues to grow, she is regularly practicing bodybuilding and partaking in spin classes while using her knowledge to help improve and maintain her physical and mental health. 

Valerie appreciates the benefits of living a balanced quality life, as a result she will tailor a program according to your physical abilities in order for you to achieve your goals and live a healthy and active lifestyle as well. 

Programs Taught

Personal Training
RAX – Tue/Thu – 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Saturday Boot Camp – Sat – 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
H.I.I.T. – Mon/Wed – 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Building
Muscle Development
Fat Loss/Weight Loss
Endurance Training
Core Training
Flexibility
Stress Relief

Qualifications

Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist
1stAid and CPR Certified
4th Year Kinesiology
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills

 

Anika Cheng

Bio

Anika is a 3rd year Kinesiology student in the Interdisciplinary stream with a minor in Nutritional Sciences. She is hoping to incorporate both nutrition and fitness to help individuals achieve their goals. She is a competitive dragon boater who loves to be on the water year-round and has been on the Canadian National Team in 2015 and 2017. She still competes today with her team called Firetruck and is hoping to head to Nationals in 2019 to compete for a berth to attend the Club Crew World Championships in 2020. 

 

Anika believes that training hard and consistently while incorporating the proper nutrition will help you reach your goals. It is never too late to start your fitness journey and she is willing to guide, support and motivate you so that you can be confident in the gym. 

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Women on Weights – Mon/Wed – 8:00 PM – 8:55 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Training
Muscle Development
Flexibility
Toning
Improved Overall Health
Weight Loss

Qualifications

3rd Year Kinesiology Student

 

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

Personal Training
ARC Beginner Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Express Cycle – Tue – 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Express Cycle – Thu – 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

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

 

Alex Chin

Bio

Alex is in her final year of studies at UBC; majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology. She is eager to be able to apply her sport and health background to others and watch them grow. She has been involved in a variety of sports over the years, and has been dragon boating for over 8 years, as well as played on club touring teams for ultimate frisbee. Alex knows and understands the benefits of staying active and aims to bring this awareness to others.

Throughout her life, sport and physical activity have  played a huge part in her mentality and lifestyle. Mental toughness and the ability to motivate and push ones self is just as crucial as the workout.

With Alex as a trainer, she will help create a program just for you and keep you motivated every step of the way.

Programs Taught

Results

Beginner Fitness Programs
Strength Building
Sport Specific Training
Weight Loss
Endurance Training
Core Stability

Qualifications

5th year Kinesiology UBC
1st Aid and CPR Certified

 

Eric Lee

Bio

Eric is a Cognitive Systems student at UBC who lives by a fitness-oriented lifestyle. At the age of 14, he began actively training and has also competed in power lifting competitions.

Since starting training, he has learned and experimented with many methods of exercise and stretching. He also founded and managed a high school exercise club where he began teaching health & fitness.

Eric’s approach is not in quick-fixes or short stints, but instead in a lifestyle change that stresses consistency and adherence. With Eric, he will use his experience and knowledge to his best ability to create a personalized program for you.

Programs Taught

Results

Starter Fitness Programs
Toning and Defining
Mobility
Weight Loss
Muscle Gain
Core Strength

Qualifications

Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
First Aid and CPR Certified
4th year Cognitive Systems Student at UBC

 

Jennifer Wong

Bio

Jennifer is a fitness enthusiast who seeks to inspire and motivate others to live more actively. She has been involved in a variety of activities and sports such as swimming, volleyball, track and field, dance, yoga, powerlifting and more! She believes that everyone should take part in a physical activity in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Being active helps reduce health risks, increases energy, confidence and happiness! It also provides an opportunity to meet new friends.

Jennifer likes to incorporate unique movements and exercises learned from the variety of activities that she has been involved in. She has a specific interest in strength, conditioning, powerlifting, and core exercises.

Jennifer’s goal is to promote healthy living by creating a comfortable atmosphere and fun workouts which are personalized for your specific needs and goals.

Programs Taught

Results

Strength Building
Muscle Development
Fat loss/ Weight loss
Increased Energy
Stress Relief
Sports Specific Training
Mobility and Flexibility
Core Stability
Powerlifting

Qualifications

Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist
1st Aid and CPR Certified
Bachelor in Psychology
3rd Year Kinesiology

 

Kieran Ingram

Bio

Kieran is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and kickboxing instructor coming into his final year in faculty of Kinesiology at UBC. He believes fitness and exercise are great tools to improve your well-being and wants to share his knowledge and experience to guide you to healthier lifestyle.

He has learned and practiced various forms of fitness throughout his kinesiology degree, and through training alongside martial arts instructors and fitness coaches. He believes fitness is very adaptable and has experience in coaching both beginner and advanced athletes. Through his 17 years of martial arts training he has found functional training a large part of his own life, and so he tries to tailor his workouts to be more beneficial for every day life.

Kieran will always aim to help you reach your fitness goals in an exciting and fun way, while providing you with an educational foundation to fitness.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Boot Camp for Beginners (Ponderosa) – Mon/Wed/Fri – 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
TNT Boot Camp – Mon/Wed/Fri – 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Street Kickboxing – Tue – 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Development
Core Strength
Fat Loss
Flexibility
Cardiovasular Development
Stress Reduction
Improved Agility

Qualifications

5th Year Kinesiology at UBC
CPR and AED 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!

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Cardio Blast – Sat – 10:45 AM – 11:25 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Kettlebells – Tue/Thu – 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Starter Fitness Programs
Bodybuilding
Fat Loss and Toning
Strength Training
Sports Specific Training
Cardiovascular Endurance Training
Functional Fitness
Mobility and Flexibility

Qualifications

American Council on Exercise PT Certification
Infofit PT Graduate

First Aid & CPR/AED Certification

 

Karmen Leong

Bio

Karmen is in her 3rd year studying in the UBC School of Kinesiology in the Physical and Health Education stream. As an aspiring teacher, Karmen strives to be a positive role model who walks the talk in living a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Growing up, Karmen was a competitive athlete on various volleyball and basketball school and club teams until she found her passion in running as a 100m/200m track and field sprinter. More recently, she has switched to long distance running competing in local road races such as half marathons and triathlons.

 

Through consistency and commitment, Karmen will work with you to create a program that is personalized to your goals. She is a strong believer in challenging and pushing physical limits, but also understanding them. She wants to support you in your fitness journey as your biggest fan to become the strongest, healthiest and happiest versions of yourselves, both mentally and physically.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Boot Camp for Beginners Level 2 (Ponderosa) – Tue/Thu – 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Lunch Crunch Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Beginner Fitness
Muscle Toning
Functional Strength Training
Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Fat Loss
Core Strength

Qualifications

3rd Year Kinesiology

Standard First Aid and CPR Level C/AED

 

James Hsin

Bio

James is a firm believer in a holistic approach to training – the mind and body are connected! Positive improvements in physical health benefit mental wellness. During his time studying at UBC, James was mentored by a board member of the British Columbia Associations of Kinesiologists (BCAK). He has worked with a wide variety of individuals such as rehabilitation, car accident, and older aged clients.

James always makes it a priority for his clients to develop an understanding of the exercises they are doing.

During his free time, James trains in Muay Thai and enjoys playing the piano.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Muay Thai – Tue – 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Shoulder stability
Hip & pelvic stability
Improved deep core engagement
Injury recovery
Posture analysis
Improved range of motion: manual & PNF stretching
Muscular strength/endurance, weight gain/loss, cardiovascular endurance/power

Qualifications

BCRPA Certified Weight Trainer
BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer
5th Year Kinesiology

 

Julie Mette

Bio

Julie is a third-year Kinesiology student who is passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition. She has always led an active lifestyle through playing competitive soccer, running, hiking, and lifting weights. Throughout her studies in Kinesiology at UBC, she has learned the fundamentals of anatomy and fitness, as well as the many benefits of exercise.

Julie believes exercise to be part of a healthy lifestyle that contributes to improving your physical and mental well-being. She is eager to share her passion and knowledge of fitness with others and is determined to help you reach your goals. Julie will guide you through a fun, personalized program that pushes you out of your comfort zone in order to see and feel results, motivating you along the way.

Programs Taught

Personal Training
Early Bird Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Strength Development
Toning and Defining
Improved Health
Improved Confidence
Core Strength

Qualifications

3rd Year Kinesiology Student at UBC
First Aid and CPR Certified

 

Shiv Mittal

Bio

Shiv has been a fitness enthusiast for over 7 years. He believes that fitness is not just about strength or functional agility, it is rather a lifestyle for improved and sustained living. Having trained people for strength building, fat-loss and muscle gaining, he has a holistic approach to fitness. Shiv is certified personal trainer in addition to being a certified Yoga teacher and initiation Swedish massage therapist.

He always aims to make workouts challenging and interesting, helping you reach your fitness goals.

Programs Taught

Results

Strength Training
Fat Loss / Weight loss
Hypertrophy
Flexibility
Cardiovascular Training
VO2 Max Efficiency

Qualifications

YMCA du Quebec certified personal trainer

Yoga Alliance certified Yoga and meditation teacher

Initiation to Swedish Massage Therapy from Kine Concept

First Aid and Basic Life Support AED certified

Chris Wong

Bio

Chris is currently a 4th year Kinesiology and minor of Psychology student at UBC. He has always been an advocate of living a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and fitness. He believes that fitness doesn’t have to be a chore, rather should be something you look forward to doing. Fitness is more than just being in a gym; it is enjoying living a heathy balanced lifestyle. 

Chris has over 6 years of weightlifting experience, over 2 years of personal training experience and has various experience playing several sports, including currently playing ice hockey. As a Kinesiology student, he is always keeping up with current research to achieve maximum results.

His main focus is to develop personal training programs tailored to inspire and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals, whether it be correcting movement dysfunctions, weight loss or increasing muscle growth.  

Programs Taught

Sport Conditioning – Tue/Thu – 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Functional Movement Correction
Strength Training
Muscle Growth
Nutritional Awareness
Weight Loss
Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Speed, Power, and Agility
Mobility and Flexibility

Qualifications

4th Year Kinesiology Student 

BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer

FMS Certification

SportMedBC: Sports Aid Certificate

First Aid & CPR-C Certified 

 

Becky Tan

Bio

Becky believes that exercise is more than just a hobby, it is a continuous goal that brings about positive mental and physical well-being. Becky is completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and has additional experience as a badminton, basketball, and swimming. She enjoys using strength training to help her clients relieve stress and improve fitness. With her personal fitness experience, a degree in human kinetics, and a strong focus on proper technique, Becky will help you exercise safely and effectively while keeping workouts fun and rewarding. 

 

Becky is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Results

Increased muscular strength/endurance
Increased cardiovascular fitness
Increased flexibility and mobility
Decreased body fat composition
Rehabilitation exercises

Qualifications

5th year Kinesiology and Health Sciences (UBC)

First Aid

CPR Certified/AED Certified