Cardio Fitness BiographySource(Google.com.pk)
Few have affected the rhythm of the fitness industry as strongly as international fitness consultant and personal trainer, Kacy Duke. Named the city’s top workout guru by Allure magazine and the best trainer in New York by New York Magazine, her shining spirit and dedication inspires devoted followers the world over to empower themselves for positive change. Kacy has developed some of the most innovative fitness programs for health clubs and corporations in North America, Japan and throughout Europe. She is a co-founder and currently a consultant for Equinox Fitness Clubs.
Through a variety of programs that combine physical as well as mental stimulation, Kacy's ideas have dictated the ever-changing dynamics of the fitness industry, attracting all types of people from celebrities and politicians to housewives and high-ranking business executives. This “ultra hip fitness maven” has been named to The New York Times "Exercise Video's New Hot Bodies" list. No matter what you call her, Kacy's magnetic personality, explosive style and respected commentary on fitness, healthy eating, video review and fashion continue to propel her to the forefront of the current fitness trend.
For Kacy, fitness training means achieving fitness and balance on three levels: the emotional (The Mindset), the spiritual (The Motivation), and the physical (The Movement).
She helps her clients reach their full potential by training them to understand that without respect for your body, without the ability to Show It Love, any exercise and diet program is doomed to fail. Once you have built a strong foundation of loving and respecting your body, you will be able to gain the confidence needed to achieve the lean, gorgeous lines you never thought possible. Honor your body and it will give back to you tenfold. That is Kacy Duke Fitness!
Kacy currently resides in New York City and Los Angeles.nstructor BIO
Debbie Duyvesteyn is a 34 year old wife and mother of two, along with her husband and soul mate of over 12 years she is a successful owner of two established producing farms. Her thriving farm in Maple Ridge, BC (where she was born and raised) has been in operation for over 25 years specializing in Freesia a cut flower grown in greenhouses year round as well as an newly established farm www.coastberrycompany.com in Powell River BC now producing mixed berries.
Deb’s love for fitness started at a very young age beginning with competitive dancing and then moving into competitive running. In her early 20's she took up marathon running, downhill mountain biking, snowboarding, scuba diving and weight training. By the time she was 25 and after having her first child, she was organizing running groups and training plans to help her friends and colleagues achieve their fitness goals.
Following the birth of her second child and wanting to get back in shape, Debbie joined a motivating and successful bootcamp. After a year of participating Deb realized that fitness was her true passion and one day wanted to pursue it as a career alongside her farming.
“Becoming a fitness instructor is something I have always wanted to do, I should have done it years ago. I love being with the public and I thrive on helping people feel better about themselves. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
After completing her certification she began her journey in the fitness industry right away by taking over an outdoor fitness program for a friend that became ill and needed help. Since then Debbie has pursued additional certifications. Now as a BCRPA certified group instructor, weight trainer, aqua and spin instructor as well as a kettlebell, TRX specialist and certified Youth Instructor, Deb has many tools to help her participants to achieve their goal and feel good about themselves.
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keelyKeely Fandrick YogaBC200, Studio Manager -
I started practicing yoga in 2000 and since have had the opportunity to experience different styles and combination of styles. Most of my training and interest lays with the Iyengar system. An emphasis on alignment and intention are elements that I feel are very important in a yoga practice and I bring those ideas to each class. Moving from Southern Alberta to Powell River in 2007, has been such an uplifting experience. I’d like to call myself an modern day Antevasin, which is sanskrit for ‘one who lives at the border.’ I made the move from the city to a coastal town in search of the simpler life, and in return I’ve found my simpler Self. To complement my yoga practice I have recently completed a Pilates Mat Level 1 Teacher Training through Feel Good Yoga in Victoria, BC.
Jajan1n Del Mistro - has been active in the Health and Fitness field for over 20 years. She is certified BCRPA Group Fitness Instructor, Spin Instructor and Weight Trainer Instructor. She is CPR and Fist Aid trained and continues to attend many fitness conferences. Jan’s focus is to coach and motivate people to meet their individual fitness and health goals.
natali Natalie Friesen - Throughout my life I have always had a strong interest in fitness and been very involved in taking classes. Six years ago I became a BCRPA certified Group Fitness instructor and began teaching a variety of different classes. I have always loved the loud music, the motivation, and the variety of group fitness classes. My focus is to challenge and motivate my students to do their best and feel great about what they have accomplished. Fitness and health is a life long commitment and I continue to take courses that will help me to become a better instructor and motivator.
lori1Lori Madden - Lori has always enjoyed leading an active lifestyle herself as well as helping to motivate and encourage others to find ways in which they can enjoy being active. In 1992 she became BCRPA certified and started teaching group fitness classes. For a time she stopped teaching and savoured the time being a participant until she was convinced to teach again, took the spin certification and began teaching spin classes with Coast Fitness in 2011.
ash1Ashleigh Hawkins - I have always had a love for fitness, starting in my teens as a regular at the gym and attending group fitness classes. Taking my love of fitness to a professional level was always a consideration, but with a focus on my nursing career, and my young family, I put those ideas aside. While on maternity leave with my second child I decided to take the challenge and took my fitness instructor course. With the help of the staff at Coast Fitness I have recently become certified as a group fitness instructor and look forward to growing in this new profession. As a mom who leads a busy life, I appreciate every moment I have to incorporate exercise into my life, so as an instructor I strive to make the most of my classes, providing opportunities for my participants to be challenged and grow in their personal journey.
joe1Joe Caldarone - An avid sports enthusiast, Joe owns and operates his own personal training business and contracts to facilities and private fitness entities within Powell River. Joe is a certified fitness trainer through Can Fit Pro and a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Factory Hockey Training. He specializes in muscle strengthening, cardiovascular conditioning, total-body/multi-joint movements, sport specific ttraining, core conditioning , speed,stability and agility training using a variety of equipment including the Bosu, TRX & Medicine Balls. His main focus is to help clients lead a happy, healthy life by providing them with the necessary knowledge, proper techniques, and healthy habits to do so.Joe's hobbies away from training are spending time with his family, playing hockey, fishing, and boating.
darlanasmallDarlana Knox - I have always made fitness a part of my life by participating in all types of group fitness classes since I was a teenager. My passion is kick boxing, I love the loud music and high energy. I'm so excited to be starting my fitness career at Coast Fitness with big plans to continue taking courses. I am currently Spin certified, First Aid and CPR certified and Group Fitness certified.
jessicalJessica Leavens - Jessica has a devoted practice – primarily practicing Hatha, Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra (a guided yogic deep sleep experience). She is also an artist/crafter and loves exploring the connections between yoga and the creative arts. Her current training is in Hatha yoga, yoga for kids and families, Yoga Nidra, and trauma-sensitive yoga for youth. Jessica aims to offer classes that are grounded in the body, engage the mind, and awaken the spirit-soul.Hello!! I am Nakreshia Causey the creator and dance fitness director of Cardiofunk, LLC. I am originally from Pensacola, FL. I often refer to myself as a small city girl with a Caribbean heart. I am a self taught dancer. When I was a young girl, I loved to dance. I wanted to become a dancer but because I grew up in a single parent home, I never asked to take dance lessons. I did not want to put pressure on my mom. My childhood love for dance was only a dream that I thought would never come true. As time went on, my dream to become a dancer had faded until I went to college. In college, I met my mentor. He asked me two critical questions that changed my life. He said "What do you love to do? Would you still love to do it even if you did not get paid to do it?" My answer was fitness and dance. I was ecstatic when I learned that I could do both. Every since that day, I rediscovered my passion and my purpose in life.
In 2004, I graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree in Criminology. I have an interest in Criminology but it was not my passion. My passion is dance fitness. After college, I decided to take my mentors advice and get a certification as a Personal trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. I worked in the industry for 6 years before deciding that I wanted more fitness knowledge. In 2009, I went back to the University of South Florida to earn a Masters degree. I graduated with my Masters degree in Exercise Science in 2012. I have taught my dance fitness classes for numerous venues such as commercial gyms, corporate wellness centers, university recreation centers, educational institutions, and community recreation centers.
My goal is to “Empower” individuals to be confident in their own skin. True beauty lives within. CFunk will make you feel confident, sexy, sassy, and fierce. You will leave the class feeling like you can conquer the world. My life lesson is to live your dreams. When some one tell you that you can not do something, try harder and believe in yourself.