Our instructors are passionate about what they do. Coming from varied backgrounds they bring not only knowledge but experience. They know how to motivate and have fun.
Come ride + lift with us!
Anthony is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Before becoming a personal trainer, he played hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for 5 seasons with the Vancouver Giants and the Medicine Hat Tigers. After his WHL days, he took his career overseas to play professionally in Germany. In 2016, he retired from playing professional hockey and started to pursue his other passion away from the rink, fitness.
Kayleigh is a certified spin instructor and personal trainer. Spin became Kayleigh’s passion in a very short amount of time, which led to her other passion of weight training. Spin encompasses a number of things that together create the perfect package: strength, speed, music, competition (with yourself), and fun. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Kayleigh is passionate about helping people feel comfortable in their bodies through movement. She believes in the calming effects of physical activity, and spin achieves this. Kayleigh brings her passion for movement outside of the gym and into the classroom working with children.
Leslie is happiest when she is moving. She loves teaching spin. A former marathon runner, she grew to love spinning when she tore her hamstring. Now an avid trail and road runner, she loves road cycling and strength training. Leslie is a certified spin instructor, Personal Trainer, and is Precision Nutrition level 1 Certified. Working with people and motivating them to be the best they can be is her passion. She believes we can be strong at any age and that women especially need to lift. She is a Registered Clinical Social Worker (MSW) and works as a private therapist. She is married with three adult children and two Husky Rottweilers.
Luke brings passion and a love of music to his Beat and Road style classes. Keiser certified, he is comfortable teaching cycling fundamentals as well as how to ride to the rhythm.
He is a multiple time Canadian National Champion in the 400 IM and the 200 IM. In 2015 he won a silver medal in the Pan Am Games in the 400 Individual Medley. He attended UBC from 2013 to 2018 while he swam at the National Training Centre. Currently Luke is pursuing his commercial pilot’s licence at BCIT. He believes wellness encompasses physical and mental health, and that exercise should be both fun and challenging. When not teaching spin, he loves travelling, cooking, and spending time with his dog Boe.
Ginny grew up feeling like the odd one out in a family of personal trainers, but when she stepped into a fitness studio for the first time, she knew she had found her place. She started teaching in 2015 with a focus on Step Aerobics and Barre and is thrilled to now expand her love of teaching to Beat classes at Shift + Lift. Ginny is passionate about creating inclusive, accessible spaces where everyone who walks through the door feels like they belong; this extends both to the spin studio and to her career as a librarian.