Personal Training that makes a difference... 


our trainers:

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Dale Nagra

Owner of Bodyworks Fitness and Personal Trainer

With 15 years of personal training experience (certified through Can Fit Pro) and 35 years experience in a gym environment, Dale continues to motivate, support, and educate clients on their journey to a better lifestyle. He has an extensive history with power lifting, sports (participating/coaching), and a general passion for fitness.

Specializing in:

Gaining Lean Muscle

Body Composition Transformation

Strength Training

Power Lifting

Sports Specific Training

Dale has trained an array of people - meeting individual needs and building programs to best suit you and your goals. He has helped clients achieve goals from preparing for hockey tryouts to passing RCMP fitness tests to overall fitness. He is personable, encouraging, easy to understand, and has the knowledge to help you achieve and retain your goals.

If you are just starting out, not seeing results currently, bored of your old workout, or just need some more support attaining your goals - Dale is the trainer to get you on the right track.

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Testimonials

"Thank you for the two months of personal training that has changed not only my body, but my energy levels and overall well-being. With your assistance I lost 10 pounds and gained muscle, but I also want to let you know that my health has improved; my blood pressure levels have dropped so my medications have been reduced. My hands are stronger and the pain from the osteo-arthritis is not as severe. I feel proud of my accomplishments and know that I look better! I feel terrific and YOU are a great coach."

- Eleanor K

"When I first went to Bodyworks I was 45 years old and 286 lbs. (Very out of shape) Dale set me up on a program, monitored my progress and now I'm holding 225 lbs and in the best shape I've ever been. The gym atmosphere is very friendly and supportive. Thank you Dale."

- Daren L

"I started going to Bodyworks about 6 months ago, my goal was to get strong and loose some weight. I hired Dale as my personal trainer, he is professional, punctual and a very motivated person. Dale is committed to my workout for the time that I am there which I really appreciate. Not only is he completely knowledgeable on all aspects of weight training he explains everything that I will be doing during my session and why. Dale can also look at how each session is going and know immediately what part is getting too easy and he will quicklycorrect it. I am seeing great results which encourages me to stay committed to my work out. Even though the workouts are extremely hard I always leave the gym feeling wonderful and looking forward to my next session. I also really enjoy the facility itself, I am always greeted with a smile, it is spotlessly clean and extremely well run."

- Jean D

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Justine Nagra, BSc Kin

Registered Kinesiologist

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Justine is a kinesiologist with experience working with clients going through rehabilitation for their injuries. She is registered through the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. She has experience completing exercise prescription and functional assessments with a variety of clientele including ICBC and WorkSafe BC claims. She has gone through her own rehabilitation processes for two ACL reconstruction surgeries resulting from sports injuries. In addition to being a movement specialist and educating others about their injuries, Justine enjoys training and placed second in her first powerlifting competition in November 2018. Whether you're coming back from an injury or just starting in the gym, Justine would be happy to work with you.

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Testimonials

“I enjoyed our session today. You explained everything clearly, and were sensitive to my physical limitations. Looking forward to working on the program and making some progress.” - Laurene Coleman

“I have been working with Justine since October and I find her very helpful in creating a variety of programs to strengthen my muscles and increase my flexibility. She explains the reason why each exercise is chosen and willingly makes substitutions if necessary.“ -
Sheila Vanstone

“I joined Bodyworks Fitness & Tanning for Women last September after my mom passed away. I needed a change of focus and getting fit was a goal of mine which I had yet to start. I went a few times and quickly realized that I needed some assistance with a program that would get me zeroed in and focused so that I could achieve my goals. I signed up for personal training sessions with Justine. She was so friendly and fun that I quickly became at ease with her. She truly listened to my fitness and ability levels when creating my program and patiently walked me through each exercise to ensure I had proper form and technique. I worked with Justine every couple of weeks so she could assess and adjust my program to ensure I was progressing without getting bored. Being a kinesiologist, Justine is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She encouraged me each and every session which gave me the confidence to continue working towards my goals. I have been working on my own for a few months now after completing my first round of training with Justine and she continues to check in on me and provide me with the encouragement to keep working hard. One of Justine’s strengths is the ability to change things up making the workouts not only challenging but interesting and fun. One of the things I love most about her is natural ability to share her own fitness flubs with you to provide some lighthearted laughter when you are struggling with a particular exercise or technique. For me, I was scared to death of the Smith Machine lol. I would recommend Justine in a heartbeat for personal training for all ages and abilities. She will put you at ease right away with her friendly, caring nature and her credentials speak for themselves. I am continuing to work hard and I am really looking forward to starting my next level of training sessions with Justine in the next couple of weeks.”

- Sandy Stocker

“My back and arthritic hip are both feeling a lot better! Go figure!”

- Lisa Stepp

 
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James Gardiner

Personal Trainer & Performance Specialist and Class Instructor

Jim brings over 20 years of fitness background to Vancouver Island. Originally from the States, his travels have taken him from Rhode Island to New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and finally settling here to further his passion of inspiring others through a fitness and nutrition mindset and how that is applied to everyday life to help clients realize their authentic selves.

He is defined by one word: rowing.

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Through this sport Jim was able to transform his meek asthma stricken teenage body into that of a high performance athlete in the US National Development System. More recently he has continued his competitive pursuits on the international master’s circuit competing all over the globe. In addition to working with general fitness and weight loss clients Jim has trained high performance athletes including rowers, triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, and hockey players. He has built a pedigree of success by implementing different training modalities, lab protocols, and outside the box approaches to sport functionality. Some of Jim’s accomplishments include:

• Gold Medal at the 1991 US Olympic Festival Men’s Lightweight 2x • Head Coach of Rowing – Simon Fraser University and University of Rhode Island • Canadian Champion – Men’s Master 1x • US Championships – Silver Medal Men’s Master’s 1x • Over 75 Top 3 finishes in international competition • Over 100 Top 3 finishes for his rowing athletes on the Master’s circuit

Fitness to Jim is a way of life… a mindset by which he governs all aspects of his day to day living. While nutrition is the fundamental foundation to everything he teaches, Jim is also dedicated to imparting knowledge and the skill required for success to his clients in and out of the gym.

 

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