Nanaimo Bowen for Women

Trainers and Bios

Meagan Steeves

As the goaltender on my soccer team I was always pushed hard to be the best. the last line of defense is an important role to play in soccer. Try to think of yourself as the last person standing in the way between all of the barriers being shot at you and your fitness goals. You can imagine why it takes training and focus to stop those shots. Time, lack of motivation, tiredness and low self esteem are all hard shots to stop, and I get that…But from my own experience, I know that not allowing them to slip past you is the key to success.

Maybe you have heard all the rave from exercise specialists about how exercise is good for you? I am on their side! Through my experiences I have learned that physical activity impacts the body in more ways than you can imagine. Whether you are interested in improving you strength, losing weight, boosting you energy and focus or to make daily living  little bit easier – I am here to make exercise more manageable for you. Let’s create a plan that you can stick to, that’s fun and also pushes your body and mind.

Certifications:

Bachelor of Kinesiology

First Aid and CPR

CSEP

Chelsie Trinkwon

Chelsie is certified through BCRPA as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She believes in living a healthy and balanced life. Her passion for what she does continues to grow as she witnesses the positive changes that occur in both her clients and those who are close to her. When we embrace a new, healthier lifestyle not only do we change physically, but psychologically too.

Always having led an active lifestyle, this was a natural career choice for her. Growing up she played a variety of sports, and eventually channeled all her energy into her passion for dance. She now enjoys her time being outdoors with her son Jaxon, passing her love for health and fitness onto him.

Chelsie puts a strong emphasis on form, posture and balance. She specializes in functional, high intensity and circuit style training. We all have the potential to achieve greatness; sometimes we just need a bit of encouragement. Let me help you realize your potential, find a balance and continually challenge you.

Certifications:

BCRPA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

BCRPA Certified Weight Trainer

Certified Aqua Instructor

Yoga and Fitness Leader Level 1 & 2

First Aid and CPR

Courtney Firlotte

My journey to becoming a personal trainer started when i realized how fun fitness could be. I wasn’t a very fit kid and my memories of gym class weren’t very pleasant, but that changed when I started strength training. I explored weight training around the age of 18 and felt this amazing strength and confidence growing from within. I also had the good fortune of taking an indoor cycling class taught by a fun, engaging and dynamic instructor who cracked jokes, laughed at her own, played crazy 80’s music and knew her participants names and abilities. She made fitness fun and I was hooked. I started sharing my new passion with friends and family, from there it evolved into a career. My goal is to transfer as much knowledge to my clients and as I can to make fitness approachable, achievable, fun and empowering.

Certifications:

Personal Trainer

Indoor Cycle Instructor

Group Fitness LEader

200 HR Yoga Instructor

Julie Modrzejewska

When she’s not burrowed in her text books or grunting away at the gym, you can guarantee that Julie’s out getting lost in the wilderness. She has spent her life involved in sports and the great outdoors, and is currently pursuing her academics in Physical Education. Julie strongly believes in living life to the fullest, keeping active and always striving to make healthy decisions. She understands the importance and the challenges of maintaining a balanced lifestyle, and does her best to lead by example. It is her goal to inspire as many people as possible to be active, by helping them learn to love fitness and exercise, or at least how to make it more enjoyable. Through movement and tapping into your physical potential, you can greatly enhance your overall quality of life!

Certifications:

BCRPA Personal Trainer

BCRPA Weight Training

BCRPA Older Adult Fitness

Fitness First Aid and CPR level A

Sport Science Diploma

Bachelor of Physical Education (in progress)

Alexandra Mikellis

The 80’s aerobic explosion was Alexandra’s first introduction to the fitness industry. Becoming certified in Group Fitness and adopting Jane Fonda style choreography into her classes became a fun way to teach and burn calories. Taking an interest in strength training she became certified as a Persona Trainer and always takes a keen interest in her client’s success as well are her own. After losing 70 lbs and adopting a new healthy lifestyle, she realized she couldn’t go back and takes her health and fitness regime very seriously. But still finds laughter a great tool.

Certifications:

Personal Trainer

Fitness Instructor Specialist

Older Adult Specialist

First Aid and AED Certified

Chronic Conditions and Motivational Leadership

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Women’s Only Locations
Victoria For Women
401-3980 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, BC  V8N 6J1

Oak Bay For Women
2040 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC  V8R 1E4

Peninsula For Women
6772 Oldfield Road
Saanichton, BC  V8M 2A3

Westshore For Women
947 Langford Parkway
Langford, BC  V9B 0A5

Nanaimo Wellington For Women
202-4300 Wellington Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9T 2H3

Nanaimo Bowen For Women
1815 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9S 1H1

Courtenay For Women
960 England Avenue
Courtenay, BC  V9N 2N6

Campbell River For Women
206-489 South Dogwood Road
Campbell River, BC  V9W 6K6

Co-Ed Locations
Peninsula Co-Ed
6772 Oldfield Road
Saanichton, BC  V8M 2A3

Victoria Co-Ed
401-3980 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, BC  V8N 6J1

Nanaimo Co-Ed
202-4300 Wellington Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9T 2H3