Personal Trainers


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    Julia Watts

    (ACE Certified Personal Trainer)

    Hi everyone! My name is Julia and I grew up in White Rock, BC.  Recreational fitness and competitive sports have been a huge part of my life since I was young. I had the pleasure of being involved with the Whistler ski kids program for about 8 years then became a seasonal ski instructor which was an incredible experience! In addition to being an ACE certified personal trainer, I am in my final year at UBC-O in the Human Kinetics program and look forward to diving into the field of kinesiology once I graduate.



    Rachel Garrett


    Hello! I am a 4th year UBC Okanagan Human Kinetics student and athlete, and have been involved in sports and fitness since I was a young girl. I was a competitive soccer player growing up, while also participating in softball and volleyball. More recently, I have transitioned my passion to competitive running.
    I have volunteered with Special Olympics for the past 3 years and have had the pleasure of assisting in the powerlifting program. It was during this time that my passion for helping people be their best physical and mental self was ignited. I hope to continue in the field of personal training and kinesiology post-graduation so that I can continue helping more people – maybe even you! I look forward to being a part of your health and fitness journey.


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    Ashley Larson

    (CSEP-CPT, BCRPA, NCCP 1, Kinesiology diploma)

    I found a love for health and fitness at a young age and it continues to play a major role in my life. I live a very active lifestyle, not only in the gym, but I also have a strong passionate for outdoor activities, including: rock climbing, biking and snowboarding. I also participated in team sports in my youth. In 2010 I became a BCRPA Personal Trainer which allowed me to work in a variety of gyms and start my own Personal Training business. On top of being a trainer, my love of fitness also brought me to instructing fitness classes. Working with the public has taught me that all bodies are different, and every individual comes with their own constraints such as injuries and/or diseases. This has spiked my passion of understanding the human body, and wished to further my education and pursue a degree in Kinesiology. I currently hold a Kinesiology Diploma, CSEP-CPT, and coaching certification. Currently continuing my education, I am a full-time Human Kinetics student here at UBCO. I work with a diverse group of clients at The Hangar Fitness Centre and look forward to meeting you in the near future.