Karen Brandford
Instructor & Personal Trainer
Karen’s passion for fitness started in 2008 when she walked into her first group fitness dance class! She was hooked by the energy, the moves and how great she felt afterwards! This inspired her to become certified as a group fitness instructor in 2009. Since then she’s had the opportunity to teach numerous formats of group classes such as: Into to Strength Training, Cardio, Core and various forms of Bootcamps. In 2013 Karen became certified in Indoor Cycling and has been leading classes in musical rides through hills, mountains, and sprints. To add to her repertoire, during the summer of 2014 Karen became certified in TRX Group Suspension and obtained her Personal Training certification. Throughout her journey, Karen has always believed that fitness of the mind, body and soul is an ongoing process, which you can accomplish one step at a time!!
Kiran K
Personal Trainer 55+
Kiran has always had her hand in fitness from the early age of 12 when she took her first fitness class at the local YMCA. Ever since then and despite ‘life’ taking over, she has tried to incorporate fitness into her daily routine whether it be training on her own, taking yoga classes or playing organized sport. Kiran left the Corporate world to pursue her true passion, assisting those who are reigniting their love for fitness or those finding it for the first time. She is an AFLCA certified instructor with a simple philosophy – straighten the body before strengthening it. She places a strong emphasis on body alignment and guides her participants on proper movement patterns. Her classes are designed for you to work at your own pace while still ensuring you get an effective cardio vascular and strength conditioning workout. No matter what your fitness goals are, Kiran’s classes are tailored to help you meet and exceed your goals on the journey to mentally and physically stronger YOU!
Doug Scheer
Personal Trainer
Doug has recently retired from the energy sector and is now focusing on his second career as a Fitness Leader. Healthy lifestyle choices have always been important to him. Physical fitness is no exception, as the benefits it provides extend past performance enhancement in sports to recreational pursuits and all other activities of daily living. Doug's, is to share what he has learned and experienced in the development and maintenance of physical fitness and it's importance in every day active living. By taking theory to practical application, he is eagerly looking forward to assisting adults of all ages, reach their goal of active living and enhanced quality of life. Recognizing there is no "one size fits all" to the development of exercise programs, especially for older adults, all training will be tailored to suit individual goals and capabilities. Benefits may be achieved at any age. There is no such thing as being too late to start.
Vandana Gupta
Yoga Instructor
Vandana Gupta is a certified Iyenger Yoga instructor. She believes in simpliscity. She recieved her 200 hour RYT certification from the Yoga Studio NW. For her, yoga is life. It keeps you healthy, connects body to the mind, and keeps you positive. Most importantly, yoga is a way to connect with the self; the higher consciousness of who we truly are- the core essence of being, rather than doing. Vandana has been practicing yoga for five years, and has studied yoga in Delhi, India. Her training is in Iyenger yoga, focusing not only on Asanas (postures), but on the importance of Pranayamas (act of breath). Through her class, she believes to help students find their inner strength, confidence, and acceptance. As yoga is derived from the word “YOG” (union); she hopes to guide the students to merge both body and mind. Being yogin, Vandana enjoys traveling- a lover of nature.
Sabina Hakudener
Yoga Instructor
Sabina worked as a professional English Language teacher and an interpreter for a number of companies in Kazakhstan. Teaching English to students and preparing them for International English tests was a strong passion for Sabina. Interacting and sharing knowledge of the English language and art of communication brought her to the passion of teaching, sharing knowledge through positive communication. After completing her training at Sunshine Yoga Academy, Sabina decided she wanted to share the knowledge she gained throughout her practice with everyone. Sabina is also a ballet dancer at Jeunesse Classical Ballet Company in Calgary. Her experiences with dancing led her to become familiar with yoga, and Sabina could see what powerful effect yoga had on her dancing and her well being in general. Mirta, her yoga teacher and follower of Himalayan philosophy, opened Sabina’s eyes and deepened her knowledge of how the human body and mind are connected, as well as how spirituality and mentality affect our body physically. Helping people connect both physically and mentally is something that drives Sabina in becoming an active yoga instructor.
Rahmi Diamonde
Fitness Instructor
"Live life with plenitude ....Live in the moment ." Rahmi was raised and Born in Ivory coast. Rahmi passion for fitness is immense as a group Fitness instructor, personal trainer, Nutritionist specialist. She has been teaching cycling for the past 11years. Rahmi travel a lot and is familiar with music from different countries i the world. You'll find music from every genre and every generation that will have you pushing passed your limits. She is extremely motivating ad full of energy. Get ready for the experience of your life with Rahmi!
Val Mumford
Fitness Instructor
Lorene Hughes
Fitness Instructor
Morgan Beckel
Fitness Instructor