Meet our Instructors
Meet our Instructors, we hire only individuals who meet our high industry standards of training, ethics, and professionalism.
We strive to maximize individual attention in a group environment with small class sizes.
Role: Owner/Program Director, Group Fitness, Pilates mat, Apparatus & Reformer Instructor, Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant.
Qualifications: Shannon received her Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree from UBC in 1996. Since then, she has been involved in the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Leader and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant. In 2002, Shannon continued her education by studying the Pilates Method. She currently instructs both Pilates mat, Apparatus and Reformer classes.
Special quality: Her passion for assisting others to live a healthy lifestyle and reach their personal wellness goals continues to grow. She opened Balanced Fitness Studio with the desire to create a warm and inviting studio that offers exception instruction in fitness, pilates, yoga and lifestyle coaching.
Mona is a STOTT Pilates certified mat and equipment (reformer, Cadillac, chair and barrel) instructor. She has been teaching since she finished the course in 2007. Her background as a Medical Doctor helps her evaluate and design better programs for her clients. Being patient and regards her clients with more holistic approach, proven to be her biggest asset.She also took a Rehab Pilates course in 2011 to help her work with clients with special needs.
As an active mother of 5, with a passion for biking and running, she also understands the importance using Pilates to improve athletic conditioning for athletes who want to stay injury free and bringing their game to the next level.
Andrea is a Pilates Mat & Reformer instructor. She completed the comprehensive Pilates instructor training through Balanced Body University. Through pilates she achieved a mind and body connection through concentration and breath. This allowed her to find strength, balance, and flexibility that she had never been able to achieve before with other exercise regiments.
Her caring and encouraging teaching style, and attention to detail helps clients improve their body awareness and alignment while providing a challenging workout. Andrea is dedicated to sharing her passion and knowledge with her clients so that they may achieve the benefits which will transcend into their everyday life.
Andrea is continuing to educate herself in other areas of physical fitness and is always striving to achieve new knowledge and techniques that she can share with her clients.
Lisa has been active in the fitness industry for over fifteen years and holds certification in various disciplines. As an outdoor enthusiast, Lisa’s goal is to motivate others towards an active, healthy lifestyle. Lisa has trained in many Pilates styles, and is a graduate of the Classical Pilates Method through Pilates from the Center (BO,Col). Lisa believes that Pilates can bring balance to any body, and enhance one’s performance in other recreational activities, sports and daily life. Lisa attends a variety of health and wellness related courses and workshops to stay current. Presently Lisa is embarking on her Registered Natural Nutrition Practioner Diploma.
Jamilah completed the comprehensive Stott Pilates Instructor training on Mat, Reformer, Chair, Cadilac and Barrel through West Coast Pilates, Vancouver. She is an Official Zumba instructor. She has extensive training in Power, Iyengar, and Anusara yoga. Jamilah has taught fitness, yoga and pilates in India and Indonesia. She is currently teaching at Balanced Fitness Studio and various corporations in Burnaby, Vancouver.
She has passion for working with each client to bring awareness of the body through alignment, and challenges them on their own physicality, towards achieving their personal health and fitness goal.
Jamilah regularly updates her training with relevant workshops in Yoga and Pilates to maintain her variety in technique and will continue to do because learning is never end.