Want to build a consistent fitness routine, lean out, tone up and take your strength and conditioning to a new level? If so, Amy is the coach for you. A CrossFit Level 2 Coach, CFES Personal Trainer and Original Strength Certified Pro, Amy’s specialty is creating workouts that combine strength training and endurance work to advance your fitness level.
Amy takes a whole body/mind approach to fitness based on her extensive knowledge and expertise. She works with you, where you are at, and together you build from there. Even if you have aches, pains or injuries, Amy will find practical movements to increase your mobility and activity level.
With a Master of Social Work degree, Amy’s ability to listen carefully and hone in on your needs will inspire you to reach new heights. A certified WAG Nutrition coach, Amy also offers nutrition and lifestyle coaching to help you identify patterns that may have been holding you back from being your healthiest self.
There is no one size fits all, everyone has their own journey. Amy will tailor a program specifically for your needs, launching you on your path to optimal health and wellness. Sign up for a PT session and/or Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching and tackle your life like a Star!
In-Gym Training Availability: Amy is available to coach individuals or small groups Mondays/Wednesdays 2:00 – 5:00pm Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm. Saturdays 7:00am – 11:00am.
Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching available on-line at times to be arranged.
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Amy, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Amy
Barb has been coaching CrossFit for over 10 years with a focus on youth athletes. She obtained her CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kids Certification in 2012. She has completed her CrossFit Level 2, as well the CrossFit specialty course, Endurance and Adaptive. She ran her own CrossFit Kids business alongside an affiliate in Portland, Oregon. Barb works with kids who are just starting out as well as competitive athletes and teams. She’s a big kid at heart and loves nothing more than empowering young athletes to be the best they can be.
Strong Kids Barb is passionate about creating a community of kids growing together in sports. Through her training she teaches youth self-advocacy and boosts their self-esteem, skills that they can take with them outside of the gym into their day to day lives. Barb believes that training youth athletes can set them up for a lifetime of fitness.
Training Availability: Barb is available to train Individuals, small groups of 2-4, sports teams and youth Mondays/Wednesdays 7:00am – 4:00pm Tuesdays/Thursdays 11am – 6pm Fridays 7am – 11am
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Barb, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Barb
Erin has been involved in competitive sports since the age of five, with over a decade’s worth of experience in gymnastics, which has served her well in CrossFit. After multiple years of CrossFit competitions, she earned her Level 1 CrossFit certification in 2018. Her coaching style uses her gymnastics background to break down the movements, drilling down on foundations and focusing on efficiency of movement to generate gains for her clients.
Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it. Want to strengthen your Olympic lifting or hone your Gymnastics skills? A skill development master, Erin has a wealth of Gymnastic and Olympic lifting drills up her sleeve that will improve your ability to move efficiently, getting you where you want to go. Work with her and become as smooth as Silk in your movements!
Availability Erin is available to coach individuals or small groups Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am. Other times available upon request.
To book a session or a free No Sweat Intro with Erin, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Erin
Jen joined Empower in 2014 and has not looked back. After almost eight years of diligently working on her strength and skills, she earned her Crossfit Level 1 trainers certificate in 2022. Jen is a mom of two teenage girls and works as a Registered Nurse in Acute Medicine and in Palliative Care.
Jen believes exercise can be the best part of your day. Make that hour at the gym a selfish time to put yourself first. Leave the stress of work and family behind and focus on building a better you. Jen will be assisting with group classes of various times, starting in the fall.
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Jen, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Jen
Jo’s passion for fitness inspired her to obtain her American Council of Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certification in 2018. She has continued her education by completing courses in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), group training, training women for health and performance and exercise during and after pregnancy. Outside of Empower she coaches outdoor ‘boot camp’ style classes, rain or shine!
Finding life balance
Jo is focused on helping women prioritize their health and fitness. As a mother of two energetic boys, Jo knows how important it is to have the energy to keep up with the demands of work, kids, and life. Jo is fun, approachable, enthusiastic and knows how to challenge you to get the results you want without feeling intimidated or uncomfortable. She provides a safe, friendly, judgement-free environment.
Availability Jo is available to coach individuals and small groups
Maria’s CrossFit journey started way back in October 2015 on a soccer pitch when she asked Fay, a.k.a. Bruiser, what CrossFit was. Before CrossFit, Maria competed as a black belt in Shotokan karate with over 10 years experience.
Though Maria loved competing, injuries forced her to give up karate. CrossFit has given her a second life as a competitive athlete. Maria got her CrossFit Level 1 certification in 2021 as a way to better understand the sport she loved with no plan of coaching CrossFit.
What changed her mind?
After knee surgery, Maria’s road to recovery has been chiefly around mobility work and
rebuilding strength. She found she was back to basics and enjoying it. This newfound joy gave her the confidence to try coaching.
What is my proudest accomplishment in CrossFit?
Doing my first CrossFit competition at the CanWest Games in 2019 and finishing 3rd. And
placing 4th in the CanWest Games 2022. Competing has changed the way I train. I used to look forward to doing workouts and movements I was good at, and now I look forward to doing the ones I need to work on.
What advice would you give someone to start their fitness journey and/or CrossFit?
I understand that life can be hectic, and finding time to work out is often challenging. We can find many excuses: injury, work, family life. I’ve been there too. CrossFit is something anyone can do. You don’t have to be fit to start. That will come with time, effort and consistency. Let me help you discover the benefits of training that have helped me overcome some obstacles. There’s nothing more important to me than getting my clients to start their fitness journey and help them be happy, strong, and confident. I am here to guide you in your journey every step of the way.
Maria is available to coach individuals or small groups Monday to Friday 5:00 – 6:00am and 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Saturdays 7:00am and 11:00am
Sundays 9:00am and 11:00am.To book a free No Sweat Intro with Maria, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Maria
Coach Sunghee splits her time between her acting career and coaching. Sunghee is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, a CrossFit level 1 coach, a Laughter Yoga Leader, and an Original Strength Pro Certified Instructor.
Sunghee is passionate about helping new moms regain pre-pregnancy strength while interacting and bonding with their babies.
Sunghee’s popular Healing Laughter with HeeHee is a powerful way to relieve stress and anxiety. She regularly delivers this along with her Fall Prevention Program at Seniors homes around the Lower Mainland.
Are you a new mom trying to fit a fitness routine into your life and want a unique opportunity to bond with your baby? Or are you simply looking to kickstart your fitness journey?
Sunghee is available to train moms and babies one-on-one or in small groups Wendsdays 11:00am – 2:00pm
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Sunghee, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Sunghee
Leon started coaching at Delta Kaigan Judo Club in 2007 branching out into leading personal safety and fear management courses. His love for CrossFit began in 2012. Leon currently holds a CrossFit level 3 trainer certification. Leon competes in CrossFit and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Leon offers fitness for couples, families and athletes looking to get freedom in their lives.
Whether you want to play on the monkey bars, get back to your sport or need to develop a sustainable fitness practice for your life, Leon can help.
Leon will help you create a fitness practice that will allow you to excel at the activities you enjoy inside and outside of the gym.
Availability: Leon is available to coach individuals or small groups
Tuesdays 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00 – 3:00pm
Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00am and 10:30 – 11:30am
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00am and 1:00 – 3:00pm
Sundays 11:00am – 3:00pm
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Leon, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Leon
A competitive masters athlete who identifies as a former ninja and aspiring monkey, Corey started coaching athletes at UBC Judo in 1993 as an NCCP Level 2 Judo coach and was one of the founders of Delta Kaigan Judo Club in 2005. In 2008 he earned his CrossFit Level 1 trainer certification and began coaching CrossFit full time earning his CrossFit Level 3 certification in 2019. In 2020 he added his Original Strength Pro Certification. Corey’s coaching style blends principles and elements of CrossFit, Original Strength and martial arts to deliver fun and effective fitness for all levels.
Fitness is for Families Corey’s passion is helping couples and families develop a sustainable fitness practice that they can enjoy together improving their health while creating fun, bonding memories together! Corey specializes in couples over 40 years old, parents with school-aged children, parents and their adult children, or sometimes all three generations, mom, dad, kids and grandparents all together!
Availability: Corey is available to coach families of 2, 3 or 4 Mondays/Fridays 10:30am and 1:00pm Wednesdays 1:00pm and 6:00pm Saturdays 8:00am – 11:00am
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Corey, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Corey
Anja started CrossFit a decade ago loving how it challenged her physically and mentally as an athlete. Five years later, she became a CrossFit level 1 certified coach, starting a CrossFit Women’s class in 2018 and coaching after school classes at a multitude of Elementary Schools. Always wanting to expand her knowledge, she is currently enrolled in ACE’s (American Council of Exercise) Personal Trainers course. Anja enjoys delving into each challenge, helping you to realize your personal fitness goals.
Health and Fitness
As a trained paramedic doing part-time ambulance shift work, Anja knows about body systems and appreciates getting and keeping your body and mind strong. Fit for life and resilient for when the going gets tough, Anja knows firsthand as a cancer survivor the positive effects of working out after surgeries and illness – even in a modified version. Know that whatever curveball gets thrown your way, there is a way to stay active and keep your mental health going and your body in shape.
Anja’s main focus is individual training and specialty (small) group sessions for pre- and post-surgery and recovery.
Anja is available when she is not responding to patients in emergencies. Her schedule is flexible. She will make times work for you and/or your specialty group both during the week and weekend.
To book a free No Sweat Intro with Anja, please contact info(at) empowereverybody.com and ask for Anja.