Instructors | Boot Camps

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

SprSum19:

Cycle Sprint  – Thu – 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Interval Training – Tue – 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM – StudentStaffPublic

Fall 2019:

Express Cycle – Wed – 4:45 PM – 5:20 PM

Strength and Sculpt Boot Camp – Mon – 5:30 PM – 6:25 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

 

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

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

 

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

S19:

TNT Boot Camp – Mon/Wed/Fri – 12:00 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

S19:

Early Bird Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM – StudentStaffPublic
Early Riser Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM – StudentStaffPublic
TNT Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – StudentStaffPublic
Lunch Crunch Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM – StudentStaffPublic
Ponderosa Boot Camp – Mon/Wed/Fri – 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM – StudentStaffPublic

 

 

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

SprSum19

TRX Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM – StudentStaffPublic
Pure Strength – Tue/Thu – 6:30 PM – 7:25 PM – StudentStaffPublic
TNT Boot Camp – Fri – 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – StudentStaffPublic

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

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

SprSum19:
Early Bird Boot Camp – Mon/Wed – 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
Women on Weights – Mon/Wed – 8:00 PM – 8:55 PM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic
ARC Beginner Boot Camp – Tue/Thu– 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM – 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

 

Taha Beiji

Bio

Taha is a 4th year science student, integrating the majors of Physiology and Kinesiology. Taha is very passionate about health and fitness. Through a combination of heard work and self education, he has not only built his physique and health. but has also learned how to improve self confidence and overcome self doubt.

Taha regularly practices bodybuilding, powerlifting, yoga, and basketball, and also has experience in a variety of areas such as soccer, mixed martial arts, and swimming.

Taha will find the right program for you and push you through your limitations while being very supportive through every step of your personal growth.

Programs Taught

Personal Training

W19:
Early Riser Boot Camp – Tue/Thu – 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM – StudentStaff/UNAPublic

Results

Fat Loss
Muscle Gain
Flexibility
Strength
Improved Cardio
Toning
Agility
Faster Recovery
Improved Health
Improved Confidence
Reduced Stress/Anxiety

Qualifications

Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist

First Aid and CPR Certified

Fourth Year Physiology/Kinesiology Student

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

Personal Training

S19:

Beginner Boot Camp 2 – Thur – 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM – StudentStaffPublic

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