Trainers + Staff

Sweat Co. staff are experts at motivating you to meet your fitness goals. Our highly accredited trainers and instructors stay on top of the latest fitness research and trends to deliver the safest and most effective workouts.

 
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Maureen Wilson

Specializations
Personal Training
Group Cycle
Group Fitness


As the owner of Sweat Co., Maureen is one of Canada’s most sought-after and dynamic fitness professionals. She has earned the respect of her peers and gained a dedicated following with her expertise and innovative approach to fitness.

Maureen is an international presenter; ACE-certified personal trainer and Group Cycle instructor. She regularly appears as a fitness expert on television and in print.

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Alanna Jakubauskas 

Specializations
Reception


Alanna enjoys being active and trying new ways to incorporate both fitness and fun into her life. She recently started belly-dancing and can't wait to one day perform in front of an audience. 

Alanna also runs Kerf Accessories, where she collaborates with her husband Neil to create unique and classically cool wood pieces, including the now famous wood bow ties! 

Alanna also enjoys softball, cycling, preparing some serious vegan dishes, and hosting themed parties (our kinda gal!)

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Cat Irons

Specializations
Group Cycle
Reception


Cat’s love of fitness and health makes her a perfect fit for Sweat Co. Her high energy is infectious!

When Cat isn’t taking care of us she is busy being a mom, running triathlons (#3 in her age group for Ironman 2003 and 2007 and she holds the 5 km record for her age group in B.C.!), tending to her fabulous garden or cooking delicious vegetarian meals for her family.

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Chelsea Wissink

Specializations
Pilates Mat Certified


After years as an athlete playing numerous team sports Chelsea found Pilates in 2012 and quickly fell in love with the mindfulness of the movement. In 2014 she completed her Mat certification at Body Harmonics in Toronto, Ontario.

Chelsea has gone on to complete additional courses in postural alignment and movement. Her classes begin with a focus on creating energy in the core, the foundation of her movement.

Be prepared to work, sweat and laugh.

 
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Christie Hacking

Specializations
Front Desk Customer Service Expert


Christie loves to work with people and has spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry. Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Christie has also spent extended travel time in Europe, Australia, Mexico, the Cook Islands and Indonesia. She’s an avid runner and lifelong snowboarder, loves yoga, dance, swimming and paddle boarding. She’ll try anything once, unless it involves heights!

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Debbie Jacques

Specializations
Personal Training
Group Cycle
Group Fitness


Debbie’s infectious energy and dynamic personality, coupled with her 20+ years of experience in fitness and knowledge of sports-specific training techniques, distinguish her in the fitness industry.

Debbie is an A.C.E. certified instructor and personal trainer, a certified Group Cycle instructor, and a B.C.R.P.A. (British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association) Trainer of Fitness Leaders.

Debbie has been featured as an instructor and presenter in national magazines and newspapers and is a featured fitness expert on local television.

Debbie is also an all-around athlete who especially enjoys in-line skating, mountain biking, snowboarding and running.

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Erin Guppy

Specializations
Personal Training
Group Fitness
Group Cycle


Erin trains both recreational and elite level athletes and works with special populations, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and injury claimants.

Erin is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Level 1 Sports Performance Specialist with Twist Conditioning Inc., with a Bachelor’s Degree (Kinesiology major) from UVic.

Erin is also a B.C.R.P.A. (British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association) certified Personal Trainer, Level 1 badminton & field hockey coach, certified Group Cycle instructor, and Somatic Exploration through Human Anatomy Prosections student.

Erin values play, ambition, and possibility in both training and in life!

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Hayley McGowan

Specializations
Personal Training
Group Fitness
Group Cycle


Hayley’s experience and expertise has earned her loyal clients striving for everything from general wellness to finishing an Ironman.

Her impressive sporting background includes basketball, rugby, swimming, soccer and college-level volleyball. Hayley recently had a top 20 finish at the BMO Marathon, completed the Boston Marathon, various triathlons (Half & Ironman distance) and cycling races. She is also acquiring new skills as a mountain biker and trail runner.

Hayley takes pride in staying current and updating her own education, to ensure she delivers excellence in personal training. She is also a regular contributor to the Health and Wellness column at www.laineygossip.com


Kris McKenna-Dabiri

Specializations
Personal Training


Kris was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has always been inspired by the diversity of people and beauty of our city. She is an outgoing and open-minded individual who enjoys expanding her knowledge and facing new challenges.


Kris thrives in social initiatives as well as community outreach and is an active member of her community.
She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and loves to share her passion for fitness!

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Michelle Markey

Specializations
Pilates Certified
Group Fitness


After an injury in 1999 sidelined her from playing sports, Michelle discovered the Pilates through rehabilitation. In 2008 she completed a multi-dimensional, physio-based instructor training program and has taken various pathology courses, gait, and athletic training courses, and workshops.

Michelle works with a wide range of clients, including pre and post-natal, injury rehabilitation, athletic conditioning, geriatric mobility, and weekend warriors.

Michelle's passion and attentiveness are evident to all her clients.

Whitney Taylor 

Specializations
Reception


When Whitney isn’t taking care of Sweat Co. Reception she moonlights as an expert in the local craft beer industry. In her spare time Whitney loves to hike and run. She also plays soccer and is an avid soccer fan! (Go Whitecaps!).