Fitness Instructors

  • Becky Heinitz

    Becky Heinitz

    Spin & Boot Camp Instructor

    I discovered spin 5 years ago and instantly I was hooked! Fitness is now something I am passionate about, and am known amongst my friends and family as a complete health nut. I’m a huge fan of boot camps (BURPEES!) hiking, moksha yoga, and a spin fanatic. I am a certified group fitness instructor and came on board teaching boot camp and booty kickin’ spin classes in the Kelowna community this year. I’m all about setting and breaking goals, pushing limits and getting out of your comfort zone -You never know unless you give it a shot! Besides loud music and watching people achieve their goals, I like high fives and smiling faces.

  • Myriam Webb

    Myriam Webb

    Yoga Instructor

    Myriam is a compassionate and joyful yoga teacher who seeks to bring out the best in all of us. Her classes promote self-discovery, intuition, and transformation from the inside-out through mindful movement and breathwork. Participants say they feel grounded yet light and energized after practicing with her. She initially came to yoga for back pain relief in 2003, and dedicated herself further into overcoming physical and emotional barriers. Since 2011, she shares her passion for integrative slow flow yoga and restorative yoga in the Krishnamacharya tradition, and has taught mainly in Northern California and at Stanford University. Apart from her Yoga Alliance Certification, Myriam holds a B.A. in French Literature and a M.A. in Translation Studies. Myriam now writes at myriamwebb.com.

  • Rhonda Laturnus

    Rhonda Laturnus

    Spin and Bootcamp Instructor

    My passion is to share the fun and benefits of fitness. I enjoy helping people with their fitness goals and showing them what they are capable of achieving. I am an avid runner and have completed numerous marathons including Boston, New York and Honolulu.  I strongly believe in keeping group classes’ fun and challenging. I am a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, my goal is to teach, train, motivate and see you succeed in reaching your goals. A strong, positive self image is the best possible preparation for success.

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    Melody Kuban

    Pump & Jam Instructor

    “Pump and Jam” is a total body conditioning class with an introduction to inversions. If you’ve ever wanted to gain the fundamental strength in order to handstand, headstand, or cartwheel, this class is for you! Pump the iron through body weight exercises, and Jam out through dance and acrobatic style movements! Pump and Jam teaches you how to intensify your workout by using your strongest exercise instrument – your own body!

  • Sarah Collins Group Fitness

    Sarah Collins

    Yoga Instructor

    Sarah found her passion to teach yoga on a post high school trip to the Netherlands. Staying with a good friend and experienced yoga teacher, Sarah attended power and vinyasa flow classes for one month, and learned lots from her Dutch mentor. Together, they looked for a teacher training program close to home for Sarah to attend upon her return to Canada. So, in April 2013, Sarah spent five weeks in Nelson, BC, under the amazing instruction of Dan Clement. She is now certified with 200 hours in Hatha yoga, and has been teaching yoga for three years. Sarah’s love for yoga and the fantastic human body is what led her to UBCO. She is entering her third year of Human Kinetics, and loves every minute of it. Sarah hopes to continue to grow and learn about the body, while sharing that with her students in a safe and enjoyable yoga class. She enjoys leading others in active and energizing practices, with focus on the breath and quieting the mind. Sarah knows how stressful University life can get, and that yoga can be an excellent tool to counteract that stress!

  • Kaitlyn McKay Profile

    Kaitlyn McKay

    Spin/Barre Instructor

     Kaitlyn is a 4th year Human Kinetics student with major in Health Promotion studies and has always had a passion for health and exercise! Kaitlyn got to spend a semester of her 3rd year at Arizona State University, where she specialized in Health and Wellness and Nutrition classes. She received her CESP Group Fitness instructor certification in 2015 as well as her Barre Above Certification. She works at UBCO as well as at Oranj Dance Fitness, and for the City of Kelowna teaching group fitness and children’s after school programs; she also works for DANCEPL3Y a company teaching dance and physical education for School District 23. Kaitlyn grew up playing competitive basketball, playing for several BC REP and Provincial teams; in addition to sport, she was also a dancer, dancing for the Canadian School of Ballet and currently dances with the Femme Fatale dance group in Kelowna. Kaitlyn is also the owner of locally owned LightLeaf apparel, a Canadian made organic clothing company. She is SUPER excited to be teaching spin and barre on the schedule at the Hangar.

  • Sarah Daniels Profile

    Sarah Daniels

    Yoga Instructor

    Sarah found a natural transition into yoga from the world of dance. Thriving not only from the familiar movements of the physical body but from the impact on the psychological and emotional bodies, as well. As she began to get a taste of what yoga had to offer, she wanted to share the practice with as many people as I could. As a result, she travelled to Suryalila, Spain to complete my first teacher training. Since then, she has trained and studied in Kelowna, Guatemala and Vancouver, diving deep into yoga and weaving together complementary modalities such as massage, reiki, and post-secondary studies in psychology. She is intrigued by the similarities between the worlds of yoga and psychology, and loves uncovering the many ways each discipline can inform and benefit each other. Sarah believes that yoga is the practice of using the body and breath to calm and clear the mind. As for her style –  while she has trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, Kripalu, Yin, Nidra, NewBack and Restorative she believes the practice should simply adhere to the guidelines laid out in the yoga sutras: both sthira and sukham (strong and sweet). This looks different from person to person and from day to day. Finding balance means finding the practices that pull you towards center- if you’ve been working in the body all day this may be a gentle flow or yin practice. If you’ve been in the mind all day, this could be a fast paced vinyasa class to hijack the mind or a restorative practice to calm the nervous system. Sarah’s goal as a teacher is to fill each student’s yogi toolbox full of tools to balance the body, mind, emotions and spirit, and to get to know when to use each, to best support each step of the journey through life. Her currently focus is on teaching workshops, leading yoga teacher trainings, and running her heli-yoga business with Alpine Helicopters in the summers. 

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    Nikki Jinks

    Spin, Strength & Barre Instructor

    I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and moved (upgraded) to Kelowna in 2014 to pursue an education in Human Kinetics at UBCO. Since then, I’ve fully embraced the #okanaganlifestyle. When I’m not on campus, you can find me at Oranj Fitness and lululemon, or enjoying a day off hiking, snowboarding, golfing, or on the lake. I am a a CFES Group Fitness Instructor and a Yoga Alliance 200hr Yoga Teacher. A firm believer that finding hobbies and social networks that support healthy lifestyles results in LIFE LONG active habits. Get outside and have some fun in the sun or snow, and spend your indoor workout time doing classes that you love and truly enjoy.