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Personal Training

Personal Training

Our Trainers Assess, Design And Train

Our educated trainers will assess your current fitness level, design a personalized program and provide coaching as you train to get results.

For any external personal trainer enquiries, please contact pt@ywcavan.org.

Our trainers are knowledgeable in the following areas:

 

General fitness & well being

Sport-specific training

Weight loss/gain

Functional training

Nutritional support

Reaching Your Fitness Goals

With more than 20 qualified and knowledgeable trainers on the team, you're sure to find the right fit! Check out the trainers' bios and select your top choice.  

To better meet your needs, please confirm your health status and let us know your training goals using our consultation form. If you are pregnant, please also complete the ParMed-X for Pregnancy form. 

We'll contact you to discuss your needs and goals. We can also help you select a trainer. 

Your trainer will contact you to book your sessions and set up your training program. 

Please pay for your session(s) at Member Services before your training session.

Enjoy your training session. You're on your way to reaching your health and fitness goals!

Meet our Trainers
Ivy Dexter

Ivy Dexter (she/her)

Ivy Dexter's mission is to help bring balance and strength to your life! Ivy's passion in dance and movement led her to become a BCRPA-certified personal trainer in 2002. Over the years she has taught group fitness, studied yoga in India, and received extensive training in Pilates to better meet her
Areas of Expertise
  • Pilates Reformer
  • Core stability training (Pilates, ball and bosu)
  • Yoga/stretching programs
  • Weight loss programs
  • Strength programs
  • “Learn To Run” programs
Mieko Tanaka

Mieko Tanaka (she/her)

Mieko has been teaching Pilates and yoga since 2011; having completed training in mat, reformer and apparatus through Balanced Body and PhysicalMind Institute Pilates Training. She loves helping people find strength, energy, balance and peace through mindful movements and breath, which will allow
Areas of Expertise
  • Pilates mat, reformer and apparatus
Sara Allen

Sara Allen (she/her)

“Change happens through movement, and movement heals” - Joseph Pilates A former competitive swimmer, Sara has had a long history with movement and training. She was first introduced to Pilates at the age of 15, as a cross training modality. She has been incorporating the use of breath and the mind
Areas of Expertise
  • Stott Pilates Reformer training
  • Pilates movements and alignment principles
  • Strength training, yoga, dance 
  • Body awareness and the use of breath to help with performance
Pilates instructor Zoria Jovic

Zorica Jovic (she/her)

Zorica's approach of teaching Pilates is to simply bring out the best in your body with accurate results! By using the Pilates Method's fundamental six principles (breath/centering/concentration/control/flow/precision) and exercises integrated with one another, results consist of strength, grace
Areas of Expertise
  • Working with Osteoporosis and Mature Population

  • Restorative / Conditioning Exercises for men and athletes

  • Fascial Stretch Exercise for functional movement​​​​​

  • Pre and Post surgery strengthening