Victoria for Women

Trainers & Bios

Spencer Salmond

  • Diploma in exercise and wellness
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP)
  • First Aid & CPR Certified

Throughout his life, Spencer has shared an interest and passion for both exercise and sports. As a trainer, he not only incorporates fitness expertise and knowledge in his practice, but healthy lifestyle and well-being. With a diploma in exercise and wellness, and CSEP certification, he has acquired a large range of sport specific and general fitness experience. As a health enthusiast, his main goal is to help clients find drive and passion to be healthy, and bring out the best in them. He believes that drive and motivation truly comes from within oneself, and finding that is the key to success.

On his downtime, Spencer is always looking for new methods to improve his fitness, and strive to be a better athlete. He recreationally and competitively plays tennis, boxing, volleyball, basketball, and occasionally plays golf. His next goal in life is to take on a nutrition background, and further his schooling and knowledge. Although he is easy-going, he provides competitive, supportive, and fun methods to help clients achieve their goals. With that said, his motto is “use it or lose it”, and never be afraid to try new things!

Ken Yaya

Growing up, I participated in sports in any way possible. From regulation sports, to mountain biking/hiking, to scrimmage games with friends, fitness has been a part of my lifestyle. I realized I wanted to pursue a career in health and exercise because whenever I was being active, I was happy.

Personal trainers have the experience and knowledge to guide clients towards their goals and this is why I started studying to become one.  I graduated from Camosun College’s Exercise and Wellness Diploma in 2015 and plan on going back to university to obtain my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.


  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP)
  • Emergency First-Aid and CPR/AED
  • Exercise Is Medicine Canada -Level 1

Josh Darian

Being raised in Mexico for 10 years has shown my love for outdoor sports; from playing soccer at a competitive level, to enjoying tennis, baseball, snowboarding, and surfing. For me, fitness is an avenue that holds many possibilities through mental and physical health. My passion to become a personal trainer started after completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Victoria. Courses such as Human Anatomy and Human Physiology helped to fuel my love for personal training. My background in Biology and being certified as a trainer through CanfitPRO has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the fitness world that I can use to pass on to others. In my spare time, I’m constantly finding innovative ways to improve an exercise or a workout. I’m highly skilled in demonstrating how to perform several exercises and routines, instructing individuals the right techniques to reduce injury and improve fitness, providing exercises for different skill levels, keeping a close eye on individuals’ progress, and adjusting programs as needed. Although it is a lot hard work, it’s a highly rewarding experience at the same time.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Personal Training Specialist (Canfit PRO)
  • First Aid and CPR C/ AED

Ron Cain

I have been an instructor since 1982. I have worked with athletes, people aged 18 to 93 (including those recovering from heart attacks, injuries). I have worked with clients with Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and more. I encourage a moderate and balanced approach to fitness that stresses eating properly, managing stress and establishing a balanced lifestyle as the foundation of health and wellness. I focus on prevention of injuries and helping set realistic and achievable goals that fit within a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Variety is essential in achieving optimal wellness: in our diet and how we exercise.


  • CanFitPro Personal Trainer
  • Urban Poling Certified Instructor
  • Brown Belt, Shorin Ji Ryu Karate
  • Registered Fitness Appraiser
  • CPR /First Aid
  • Bachelors Human Performance
  • Coaching Certification: Level 1 & 2 Theory
  • Coaching Certification Level 1: Squash
  • Associate of Arts Diploma
  • Associate of Arts Diploma – Criminology
  • ESL Teaching Certification
  • Certificate in Not For Profit Administration

Selena Riley

My fitness philosophy is to enrich my clients lives’ through creating a healthy, active and fun lifestyle. I was born on this amazing island and I’, always up for a new adventure. As a fitness coach, I believe in teaching my clients the importance of proper form and program design to ensure success!  Whether you are just starting to creative a positive change or are well on your way through your fitness journey, I am here to coach you at every step!

  • Certified Personal Trainer CSEP-CPT
  • B.A Diploma in Physical Education
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C
  • BOSU Cetrified Trainer – Twist Conditioning
  • Lifesaving Society National Lifesaving Service – NLS
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor / Swim Coach – WSI
  • High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue Certified – Canadian Rope Access

Mason Pynn

Masons fitness journey started high in school at a young age. By competing in high level Lacrosse, he excelled at learning Olympic lifting and sport specific exercise. Having Primarily worked with athletes Mason has versatility in the field of athletic training and coaching by applying new and exciting methods by consistently researching fitness topics both trending and abstract. Mason is an advocate of training helping both new and advanced strive to achieve their goals. Mason is an open minded, fun loving person you will find out on the floor working out, if not working with clients.

  • Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer (International Sport Science Association)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR C/AED

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401-3980 Shelbourne Street
Victoria, BC  V8N 6J1

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2040 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC  V8R 1E4

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