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MARK MILBURN - OWNER & FOUNDER
Mark hails from Calgary, AB which explains his extreme love for the mountains. When he is not working on various projects, he is out adventuring with his side kick Heli, the Jack Russell Terrier. his passion for fitness has led him all over the world. From biking the major climbs of the Tour de France, to rock climbing in the Swiss Alps, to racing olympians on a fixie in the Los Angeles Velodrome.Prior to moving to Victoria in 2006, Mark worked in the fashion industry as a trainer and model - shooting for brands like Nike, Abercrombie & Fitch and Adidas. This experience inspired Mark to pursue a University degree in Business and Economics with a minor in Environmental Studies.
Diploma in Exercise Wellness - NAITCSEP CPTAgatsu KettlebellMovNat Level 2
Dan arrived at being a Personal Trainer via Alberta, Egypt and Thailand, and recently made his home here in Victoria after completing two seasons of Rappatack wildfire fighting. Although he has a knack for “flashy” and “weird” exercises, Dan is a master at teaching the basics. His passion for teaching movement awareness is done by teaching his clients to listen to their bodies and to make informed movement decisions in and out of the gym. He’s able to expose their weaknesses, which is the foundation for building the strength they need.
Fitness TheoryWeight Training Cert.BCRPA Personal Trainers Cert.CrossFit Cert.
Lee was a Red Seal Chef for several years, once she had a family she quickly realized this was going to be a very difficult career to maintain and spend the time she wanted to with her kids. Lee decided to stay home with them until they started school. Once they started it was time to choose a career that she was going to love and be passionate about: fitness. Lee has a knack for creating interesting and challenging workouts for all fitness levels and ages - teaching people their stronger than they think.
Degree of Sports & Fitness Leadership
Adam fell in love with the gym after spending his whole life playing sports. Throughout that time he has competed nationally and internationally in various competitions. He has also coached provincially ranked hockey teams and top track athletes. Adam has spent time coaching fitness in Hawaii, using measurable, functional movements to improve all aspects of fitness, to a wide variety of abilities. Possessing a degree in Sport and Fitness Leadership, Adam has the skills necessary to modify and adapt any fitness program for anyone with a Chronic Disease to High level athlete, to ensure that everyone is enjoying their training and meeting their individual needs.
Bachelor of Sport & Fitness leadershipNCCP CertificationSpin certification
Saskia has always had a passion for physical activity - whether it be playing volleyball at a competitive level, snowboarding with friends or competing in triathlons. To further her passion, Saskia went to school to study Sport and Fitness Leadership where she learned the importance of inclusion of every ability taking part in physical activity. Saskia is happiest when she can motivate others and help tackle goals. She is always looking for another epic goal to crush - she recently completed her first Ironman race in 2016.
CF-L1, CF-WL, CPT
Dan Schafer is half sherpa, half scientist at Catalyst Waterfront. He approaches health and fitness as an experiment and helps guide his athletes to understand that getting what they want from training is not as complicated as some think. His sharp eye for technique and holding his athletes to high movement standards has resulted in a highly successful Strength Academy program, and Technique class. His "test subjects" have experienced improved strength, mobility and overall fitness - and they keep coming back for more!
Vicky Doucette - GENERAL MANAGER
Bachelor of Science in KinesiologyCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)Growing up in a small town in New-Brunswick with nothing much to do but play outside, Vicky dipped her toes in many sports from figure skating to hockey to volleyball (to name a few). Upon graduating high school, Vicky attended UNB in Fredericton in pursuit of her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In 2006 she moved to Calgary, worked as a Weight Room Supervisor and Personal Trainer, and eventually General Manager at Heavens Fitness for 9 years. Most of Vicky’s clientele are office workers and older individuals - she has a drive for improving someone’s quality of life.
bcrpa Personal training & weight lifting canfit pro program design DARBY systems level 1MCT trigger point release level 1 & 2fascial movement training
Colin loves all sports, training hard and making athletes strong . His training philosophy is “Walk before you run”, and then asking “how does this apply to my fitness goals? “. Having a prepared body allows the athlete to work forward without limitation. With the right balance of tensional forces inside, the body’s athletic performance remains pain-free and fun. Colin’s analysis of the client’s biomechanics can teach them what needs to be loose and what needs to be tight for their body's best ability. He believes every fitness journey is unique but the need for pain-free movement is a constant.