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Our Story

For many, getting yourself to the workout is the most difficult part, so we wanted to create a studio that is more than just a gym but an interactive part of your lifestyle. Someplace you look forward to visiting because you know you are entering a non-judgemental, encouraging and accepting community. This community isn’t about us or our instructors, it’s about you. The people in our community who are actively seeking a place to be supported, be healthy and be connected.

Founders ~ Fatima & Kristi

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Fatima Capitao

Fitness Enthusiast

I am in a different phase in my life where I feel health and fitness has a new priority. I would like to create a space that allows other people to do the same, where no matter what your age or fitness level you will feel comfortable being part of our community.

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Kristi Anderson

Lifestyle Entrepreneur

I am blessed in my life. I want to give back for all the universe has given to me. If I can help someone feel beautiful, confident, strong and worthy then I will know I have done something good with my precious time here.

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Your Body Balance Family

Our instructors are comprised of extensively educated and experienced fitness professionals chosen for standards of excellence.

Instructors

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Ajia Lee Forster

Lead Instructor & Teacher Trainer

  • Why do you do what you do?

  • Helping others overcome their obstacles in class, out of class or in teacher trainings, has always been my bliss. With how much fun I have with my students, I know I have the best job in the universe! I am truly my best, most authentic self, when I am cultivating laughter and healing!
  • Warm, Exacting, Knowledgeable, Positive, Supportive
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Andi Joy Harvey

Compassionate Yogi

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • I am always reminded of the positive effects exercise has on my physical and psychological well-being. As a certified yoga instructor, I incorporate breath, flow and mindfulness into my Barre classes. I provide a challenging, approachable, and supportive class to build strength, flexibility, and balance.

  • Calm, Intuitive, Flowing, Soft, Sweet, Understanding
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Emma Colling

Daring Dreamer

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • Being an ex dancer and a yoga teacher, I only found it natural to fall for Barre. Working with the way people move has always been a passion of mine. I love the happiness I see when clients find improvement and through that comfort in their bodies movement/ flexibility/ strength. I want to impact peoples lives for the positive and find such joy in doing so through teaching.
  • Encouraging, Confident, Tenacious, Committed

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Laura Furtado

Leader Builder

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • I teach because of love educating, motivation and empowering people to become the best versions of themselves. Exercising plays a crucial part in overall wellness; it improves mindset, strength, flexibility and decreases stress. Everyone needs fitness in their lives. I love motivating and teaching people to push through their physical limits to get to their next level of "awesome."
  • Driven, professional, charming, encouraging
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Liz Maillard

Passionate Performer

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • I want to share the joy I find in life. I am an upbeat energetic fitness enthusiast with a passion for the dramatic arts. I've preformed around Vancouver in shows that enable me to show my love of dancing, singing, acting and preforming.
  • Energetic, Fun, Friendly, Vigorous, Youthful
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Sarah Gallagher

Animal Lover

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • I feel I've found my purpose in teaching--I've never been more passionate about anything. I love being in a position to improve people's well-being and quality of life. I strive to make students comfortable and confident where they are at, no matter where they are, in their practice.
  • Sweet, caring, warm, supportive

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Sofie Calvert

Go Getter

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • Apart from the obvious that I love what I do, I teach fitness because I believe exercise has a positive impact on people lives. No matter how bad you feel before exercise, without doubt, you always feel a million times better after it. It is so important for your health; both physically and mentally. Your job is to show up, my job is to motivate, coach and inspire others.
  • Driven, Bubbly, Outgoing, Sweet, Encouraging
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Zachary Fiorido

Fitness Fun Creator

  • Why do you do what you do?
  • Being apart of the health and wellness community allows me to help others reach their full potential in and outside the fitness studio. I believe that fitness should be FUN, and every class that I teach focuses on that. Together we workout, embrace our personalities and learn how to be the best version of ourselves thus creating creating beautiful souls and fit bodies.
  • Motivating, energizing, entertaining, driven
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