Instructors | Boot Camps

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 

 

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

 

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

 

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