Instructors

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

W20:

Strength & Sculpt Boot Camp – Mon – 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public
Circuit Boot Camp – Mon – 7:30 PM – 8:25 PM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Express Cycle – Wed – 4:45 PM – 5:20 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Express Cycle – Thu – 5:00 PM – 5:35 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Power Cycle – Thu – 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

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

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, sandbells, TRX, etc 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.   

Programs Taught

SprSum19:

Express Cycle – Wed/Fri – 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM

Fall 2019:

Power Cycle – Wed/Fri – 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM

 

Qualifications

StrongFirst SFG II

Flexible Steel Instructor

TRX RIP Instructor

Hydroboard Fitness Instructor 

Personal Trainer Specialist

Fitness Instructor Specialist 

Nutrition & Wellness Specialist 

 


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

W20:

Power Cycle – Mon – 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public
Beginner Boot Camp – Thur – 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public
Strength Circuit Boot Camp – Thur – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Results

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

Qualifications

CanFitPro 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

W20:

Ponderosa Early Riser Boot Camp – Tue – 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public
Ponderosa Early Riser Boot Camp – Thu – 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public

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

W20:

ARC Early Bird Boot Camp – Mon – 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public
ARC Early Bird Boot Camp – Wed – 7:00 AM – 7:55 AM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public

TNT Boot Camp – Wed – 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

TNT Boot Camp – Fri – 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

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

W20:

Lunch Crunch Boot Camp – Tue – 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Athletic Fitness Boot Camp – Tue – 6:30 PM –7:30 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

 

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

 

AJ Talman

Bio

AJ is a 4thyear Kinesiology student here at UBC who has a passion for all things health, nutrition, and fitness. Since childhood, he has always lived an active lifestyle playing in a variety of sports including rugby, football, baseball, snowboarding, weightlifting, and martial arts.

 

As a former member of the UBC Men’s Rugby Team, he’s managed to acquire a variety of skills and knowledge throughout his career and studies. Training as a student athlete has given him unique insight within the fitness industry that he would love to share with you.

As your trainer, AJ will incorporate fun and engaging exercises into your program specifically tailored to your physical demands and needs. He believes that everyone can achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle as long as the journey is built around fun, enjoyment, and positivity.

Programs Taught

Personal Training

W20:

Bodyweight Boot Camp – Tue – 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public
Cardio Core Boot Camp – Thu – 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Results

Nutrition and lifestyle assessment
Weight loss management
Beginner fitness programs
Strength and hypertrophy training
Cardiovascular endurance training
Flexibility and mobility
Improved quality of life

Qualifications

Fourth year Kinesiology Student at UBC  

First Aid, CPR and AED Level C

 

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

W20:

H.I.I.T – Mon – 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public
H.I.I.T – Wed – 6:00 PM – 6:55 PM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Strength & Sculpt Boot Camp – Wed – 7:00 PM – 7:55 PM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Results

Strength Development
Toning and Defining
Improved Health
Improved Confidence
Core Strength

Qualifications

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

Kevin Fox

Bio

Kevin has worked as a Personal Trainer with the City of Vancouver for the past four years.
During this time, he has had the joy of helping clients live their best life through exercise, diet and lifestyle.

Aided by third year studies in Biochemistry, Kevin’s approach involves setting clear goals,
using research-supported methods and finding out what works best for you as an individual.

Having experimented with everything from P90X through Powerlifting, Kevin’s all-time favorite programs include German Volume Training, 20 Rep Squat Routine and FST-7. Whether you’re just beginning or have been training for years, Kevin is sure to have something new to show you.

Programs Taught

Personal Training

W20:

ARC Saturday Boot Camp – Sat – 11:00 AM– 11:55 AM – Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Results

Strength and size gains
Improved body composition
Core training
Plyometrics
Flexibility
Dietary and lifestyle strategies

Qualifications

Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist

First Aid, CPR C & AED

3rd Year Biochemistry 

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

Personal Training

W20:
Lunch Crunch – Thur – 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM – 
Student – Staff/UNA – Public

Results

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

Qualifications

3rd year Kinesiology Student at UBC
Emergency First Aid
CPR HCP and AED Certified