Sherry has over 25 years of personal experience.
Her love of fitness and teaching evolved into a
full time career in 1988 when Sherry became B.C.R.P.A.
certified and began teaching aerobics, strength
training classes, and designing personal and effective
programs for people of all ages and abilities. Today
Sherry has a proven track record and numerous happy
and healthy clients.
Sherry is the epitome of successful fitness training;
this fact is only touched on in the many incredible
testimonials listed below. Training with Sherry
produces noticeable results, a healthier body, and
a rejuvenated outlook on fitness training.
Sherry has studied kinesiology, human anatomy, and
physiology at UVic as well as nutrition for sport
and fitness, Sherry also has a diploma in rehabilitation.
She is both certified and registered nationally
and internationally through the Canadian Personal
Trainers network and the American Council on Exercise.
Sherry is STFA certified, and is the only trained
personal trainer in Canada to offer Ayurvedic fitness,
a technique developed by the best selling author
One to One fitness offers a variety of training
options including; yoga, Pilates, rehabilitation,
running clinics, strength training, cardio training,
fat loss programs, and tailored personal training
Alysha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
She is registered with the British Columbia Association
for Kinesiologists (BCAK) and is also a Certified
Personal Trainer (CPT) and Fitness Consultant (CFC)
with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology
Her passion is in rehabilitation and she values
the importance of obtaining optimal functional well-being.
As a Kinesiologist, she focuses on conditioning
postural imbalances and implementing healthy lifestyle
changes to improve your quality of life. Through
her knowledge, experience, and caring approach she
will help you reach and maintain your goals.
Reverse the Aging Process
all the approaches to growing younger, exercise
produces the most prompt returns. Within a week
of beginning you’ll notice a definite improvement
in your sense of well-being. Regular exercise is
an essential element of the reversal-of-aging program.”
- Deepak Chopra
Human beings are living longer and although one
cannot change their chronological age there are
key steps to reversing our biological age. Your
biological age can be dramatically younger than
your chronological age, and it’s the key to
maintaining good health, mobility and independence.
Exercise reverses all of the biomarkers of aging.”
Deepak Chopra An active exercise program, wisely
adapted to one’s age and limitations, is vital
in staying healthy.
The benefits are numerous and include:
Increase in strength (makes day to day tasks such
as carrying groceries easier)
Physical conditioning and endurance (increases energy
and reduces fatigue, improves sport performance,
decreases stress brought on by daily life and work)
Improved range of motion (produces cosmetically
more attractive muscles but more importantly it
creates biomechanically more effective muscles,
and stronger, more resilient ligaments and connective
tissues that are effective in preventing injuries
in minor slips or accidents.)
Balancing extremity strength and core strength (improves
posture and corrects body alignment and reduces
or eliminates lower back pain also reducing risk
Increased cardiovascular health: reduces blood pressure,
increases HDL (good) cholesterol, decreases total
cholesterol, decreases body fat stores, decreases
anxiety, tension and depression, increase heart
functioning, improves sleep.
Exercise decreases health risks by over
55%. Such as:
Many forms of Cancer
Motivation in Motion……
Yet even knowing that research shows that optimal
health and fitness is directly related to how physically
fit one is, so many of us cannot stay motivated
long enough to experience results. Working out with
One to One Fitness ensures that you start at a level
appropriate to you and your own goals, strengths
and limitations, in a safe, functional manner. Not
only will you see and feel results, you will have
fun doing it, as laughter is not only the best medicine
for the body and soul, it’s an essential part
of our program.
Melanie has been a long time fitness enthusiast who has enjoyed a wide
variety of cardio and strength training regimes. Accredited by the YMCA as a fitness instructor, she taught aerobics and fitness classes in addition to her full-time work in a number of communities including Quadra Island, Lillooet and Nanaimo.
After arriving in Victoria in 1991 she continued her martial arts training (she'd started with Karate in Lillooet) first taking Kempo and then switching to Tae-Kwon-do where she earned her black belt. She trains on a regular basis in this discipline and teaches classes as well. She combines martial arts techniques in sequences that include upper and lower body work that target all the muscle groups for a whole body cardio workout. Varied combinations of kicks, punches and strength exercises are combined in quick high cardio benefit series using kick paddles, shields, heavy bags and free form. Strictly non-contact, high energy classes with engaging dialogues (the things those participants come out with) and maximum results!
These classes while challenging, are very participant friendly and modifications are made to accommodate everyone's fitness level. Melanie has two children, Ryan and Gwendolen. Ryan lives in Vancouver and Gwendolen attends high school in Victoria and often participates in Melanie's classes. Melanie has three cats and two dogs who keep her well entertained when she's not teaching classes.
An enthusiastic associate of One To One Fitness Group, she welcomes your inquiries regarding group or private kickboxing sessions.