Gibson Clark

Mission:  To encourage and educate people to live healthy and active lifestyles by participating in fitness activities to meet their individual needs and goals.

Profile:

  • A lifelong learner with an interest in fitness and living a healthy, balanced lifestyle
  • Interested in educating participants in safe, functional fitness activities in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere
  • Enjoys the motivation and energy that everyone brings to a group fitness class
  • Registered BCRPA Fitness Leade

Randy Dawson

​​Mission: To maintain a healthy and energetic environment at Jim's Gym in which everyone will feel welcome and committed.

Profile: 

  • Played 6 years of competitive (rep) hockey.
  • Played soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, and baseball.
  • Aspiring to attain a University degree in Kinesiology.

Brendan Campbell

​​Mission:  Create a fun and positive environment for the menbers to enjoy and be supportive in helping them reach their fitness goals.

Profile:

  • Certified through ISSA (International Sports Science Association) in personal training
  • An active member in the gym for the last three years. 

Garrin McDonnell

Mission: living and sharing the dream of lifelong health and fitness.

Profile:

  • 20 plus years as a health and fitness instructor
  • Caring, enthusiastic, and energetic
  • Passionate member of the "4 F" Club:  Family, Food, Fun, and Fitness! 

Mission:To make exercise and fitness a fun challenge.  My goal is to help all different types of individuals, including athletes, reach their personal fitness and performance goals using the sweet science of boxing training.

Profile:

  • Boxing Canada National Coach Certification (NCCP) Level 2 Club Coach
  • Strength and conditioning Certification
  • Trained as an amateur boxer since 2011
  • Played 4 years for the Vancouver Island University Soccer Team

​​Mission: A passion for helping all our members achieve their health and/or performance goals and to create an gym environment suitable for all people.

Profile:

  • Avid football player for Ballenas High School and Team B.C.
  • Formerly played high performance league badminton and soccer.
  • Planning to attend university on a scholarship and work hard towards a Bachelors degree in the sciences

​​Mission: I'm very passionate to help those who struggle to get fit, shed body fat, and want to feel good by teaching them that fitness and healthy eating is a lifestyle, not a seasonal way of life. I do all that I can to make everyone feel comfortable and safe.

Profile: 

  • Owner of Peak Performance Personal Fitness
  • 2x Canadian National Taekeondo Welterweight Champion
  • Bronze Medal in Taekeondo at 2006 US Open
  • Competed at the 2008 World Championships in Germany for Taekeondo
  • Competed at the 2004 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo for Taekeondo​

​​Mission: To provide a welcoming, supportive and motivating environment for all seeking health and fitness regardless of age, fitness experience, or performance goals.

Profile:

  • BSc Biology and Minor in Kinesiology 
  • Gold Medalist (200 meters and 400 meters) and Silver Medalist (100 meters) at National Masters Track and Field Championships  
  • Gold Medalist (200 meters and 400 meters) and Silver Medalist (100 meters) at World Masters Track and Field Championships    
  • Tennis enthusiast (3.5 level) 
  • National and Regional championships in equestrian competitions 
  • Enthusiastic advocate for living life to its full potential

Our Staff

Luis Costa

Richie Rae

​​Mission: To strive to create a positive and energetic atmosphere in which I can encourage all of our members to achieve not only their everyday goals, but also their long term goals.

Profile:

  • Level 1 CPR and First Aid
  • Aspiring aerospace engineer
  • Avid athlete and sports enthusiast
  • Plays hockey, basketball, and volleyball
  • Active and hardworking member of Jim's Gym for 3 years

Betsy McKim

Bailey Kaario

Patricia Hoy

Mission:To provide safe, fun, and informative classes for every level from beginner to advanced. 

Profile:

  • Certified BCRPA Group Fitness Leader
  • Busy self-employed Mom of two young children.
  • Acknowledges how important and hard it is to make time for fitness.
  • Enjoys the energy of group classes. 
  • Loves teaching indoor cycling and TRX.

Kit Miller

Jim Miller

​​Mission: I am committed to creating a memorable experience for those who attend the classes I instruct, thereby impacting the long term physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well being of all.

Profile:

  • Certified Canfitpro Group Fitness Instructor and Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor
  • 20 Years as a Certified Instructor of Group Fitness and Cycling Classes
  • MS in Counselling
  • 30 Years Experience in Youth and Adults At Risk, Public Transportation, and Health and Fitness Programs.
  • Visiting Fitness and Cycling Instructor at All Inclusive Resorts

Jay West

​​Mission: To provide a safe, energetic, rewarding, and informative atmosphere with a focus on supporting each client in pursuing their individual fitness and lifestyle goals.

Profile:

  • Recent graduate with a Doctorate of Medicine; currently interviewing for residency positions
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Biochemistry
  • Advances Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certified
  • Avid fitness enthusiast who continues to enjoy learning new fitness and training programs
  • Interested in providing education to the general population on topics including nutrition and addressing misconceptions surrounding food and dietary modifications with a focus on health
  • Former athlete in track and field and football

Pamela MacAdam

Mission: To create and maintain a state of the art facility for our client's use.

Profile:

  • Over 20 years as a successful owner/operator of The Fitness Connection
  • Active promoter of healthy living and eating
  • Enthusiastic supporter of personal fitness and training

Dayna Harstad

Mission:To provide a safe, productive, and fun environment for enhancing your health and fitness profile.

Profile:

  • M.Sc in Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition Science Instructor at Simon Fraser University
  • Former Canadian National Team Athlete (Wrestler)
  • Canadian National Team Coach (Wrestling and Snowboard)
  • Represented Canada at the Olympic Games (1976, 1988, 1992)
  • Health and Lifestyle Consultant for the North Vancouver Recreation Commission
  • High Performance Director for Sportmed BC and Canadian Sport Centre - Pacific.