Our Staff

Jim Miller

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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.​

Kit Miller

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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! 

Brendon Campbell

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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. 

Randy Dawson

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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​

Jay West

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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
  • Advanced 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

Betsy McKim

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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.

Bailey Kaario

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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.

Darryl McDonnell

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Mission: It’s simple -- to recognize Joy, Compassion, and Gratitude in oneself and elicit it in others.

Profile:

  • Have the best job in the world: being my son’s Dad.
  • NCCP Level 2
  • Former President of the Salmon Arm Youth Soccer Association.
  • Former Vice-President and Team Trainer in the Salmon Arm Minor
  • Football Association.
  • Former President of the Ballenas Whalers Football Program.
  • Former Team Trainer for the Ballenas Whalers Junior Football

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Instructors

Kit Miller

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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! 

Pamela MacAdam

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


Profile:

  • Certified BCRPA Group Fitness Leader.
  • Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor.
  • 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.

Patricia Hoy

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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

Luis Acosta

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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.

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