Your goals are unique and personal; your program should be too. Our team will work closely together with you to carefully curate a custom workout routine that not only challenges you but get you the specific results that you are after. Accountability, variety, challenge + support.
MEET OUR TRAINERS
Most mornings - at 6am, you will find me dancing on a bike - in a dark room, to EMINEM, surrounded by the most incredible – AMAZING riders. This is more than a fitness class; this is one big sweaty family. I need them just as much as they do me. The energy created in this space is PURE magic.
My journey in the health and fitness Industry started in 2004 in a brightly lit room -nothing like I have today. After marring my true love and having my second baby, I craved a healthier- happier version of myself.
After joining a gym, attending classes and hiring a trainer- I fell in love with fitness. I felt inspired, and most importantly stronger inside and out. In November 2004 I completed my BCRPA certification in Personal Training, but I couldn’t stop there. In 2005 I continued to complete my BCRPA Group Fitness certification - I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to make my mark in the fitness industry - attending many conferences, travelling as far as I could to learn from the best of the best in the fitness industry.
The transformation I not only felt but saw within myself was the truest form of self-care I have ever experienced. Every muscle in the body is meant to be challenged. I specialize in Weight training (level 1) TRX, Kettlebell, Barre, Spin, HIIT and Tabata, please throw me a BOSU any day! Creating a safe & effective plan to assist clients & participants in meeting their fitness goals is my passion.
I have been blessed on this fitness journey, to witness transformations in people and I truly believe it is a gift to be part of.
When I’m not in the Gym you will find me spending time with the loves of my life, cooking, planning future vacations and sipping my favorite wine.
I look forward to helping YOU find your BEST self at PURE GYM in Penticton!
RHONDA VAN DER VEER
I have always loved working with people. It's all I’ve done. As a personal trainer, a group fitness instructor, certified in yoga,TRX, barre, pilates, spin, high performance training and trigger point release, I try to build the connections that bring the best results to my clients. I have developed a diverse and loyal client base over the past few decades and I’m very proud of their hard work and beautiful drive.
Whether it’s helping find you a house or working on the foundation of your house, your body, I can help you define your goals and I will work tirelessly toward achieving your success. I love the South Okanagan, the adventures and opportunities it offers, and the exciting new connections it creates.
Lindsey is a Personal Training Specialist and Nutrition Coach who specializes in body transformation and dietary education. She is committed to forming relationships with clients looking to lose or manage their weight, change their body composition, and tone up. Lindsey has gone though a transformation herself and knows what is required to get the results you are looking for. Living a busy life with 2 children she knows that time isn't always on our side so making the best of the time we have to move and nourish our body is extremely important.
Growing up my first mentor in fitness was my Mom, Patti. She instilled in me at a young age the importance of taking care, and being kind to your body and showed me the affect it can have at improving every aspect of your life. We would practice Yoga, Pilates and Run together regularly. Today she still inspires me with her dedication to her health, both mental and physical and her practice of Yoga.
I relocated to British Columbia from Ontario in 2014 to follow my love of the mountains, and after a few years of snowboarding in Whistler I found myself in Penticton and at PURE. Since then my love for fitness and health has expanded into my passion for Spin and resistance training. I believe the work we do together in the studio will empower you to make improvements in all areas of your life! I truly love being a part of the team at PURE, and I look forward to sharing my passion with you, lets get stronger together!
Thomas is an athlete who turned his passion for athletics into his career. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Certificate in Health and Fitness studies from Simon Fraser University. Thomas was born and raised in Penticton and has been a part of the local Competitive Jump Rope team, the Black Widow Rope Spinners, since its conception in 2004. Jump Rope became his main athletic focus while in high school. Over the years he has become a five-time national champion and has competed in seven world championships, bringing home a silver and bronze medal from the World Jump Rope Championships in Braga, Portugal in 2016. Having competed and coached all over the world he has returned to his home team in Penticton to continue coaching the younger generation of athletes while continuing to train and improve.
Thomas has experience as a Kinesiologist, where he works to help clients recover from injury through movement. He focuses on teaching proper motor patterns to allow for long term results and better quality of life. This focus on fundamentals bleeds over into his training where his attention to detail makes him a great trainer for those with minimal experience in a gym or do not know how to break through a plateau. In addition to his focus on basics and recovery, Thomas has experience working with Varsity level athletes at Simon Fraser University. This has provided him with experience that can help those who are trying to push their limits and achieve new personal bests. Thomas’ expertise with human movement makes him a great trainer for anyone recovering from an injury or looking to better themselves in the gym.
Kaila is a former student and athlete from Victoria, BC, moving to Penticton just two years ago, to pursue her passion for health and fitness, as well as, to explore more of B.C while doing so. In her hometown, she played many sports throughout her life, not limited too also, winter and summer sports. She competed mainly in high division soccer and fastball, playing with some amazing other athletes, and participating in tournaments up and down the lower mainland. She pursued studies in anatomy and physiology, which sparked her interest in continuing education within the field of science. Now, she has a wide variety of certifications, ranging from Advanced First aid, and Personal training, to Nutrition, Yoga, and Ayurvedic studies. Her recent studies include, DNA-based education, strength and conditioning coaching, and tactical specialty training. She believes in a naturopathic way of life and promotes holistic healing through exercise, and good energy. She believes everyone can benefit from understanding how their body moves, and can do so in a way they enjoy!
Are you an individual who is looking to cultivate a healthy lifestyle, turn their goals into reality, and have fun while doing so? Then Kaila is the trainer for you! She is able to balance flexibility, with firmness, while channeling the beauty in you, as well as the beast! Catering to each individual, a specified and unique program to suit their needs, she will provide a safe, supportive, and spontaneous regime to help get you the results you thrive for. You can find her in the gym most days training, or out and about walking her Boston Terrier at the beach!
Please feel free to say hello if you see her around! She loves meeting new people and enjoys new experiences!
If you are interested in understanding the fundamentals of movement within your own body, and creating a positive mindset, whether you are a beginner or have trained before, Kaila will be able contribute to your personal growth inside and outside of the gym.
Whether your goal is to be stronger, to lose weight, or to decrease your health risks, Jen will design the right exercise program for you, no matter your age, fitness level or ability.
Jen personalizes your training - listening to what you want and providing you with a fun, safe and effective exercise program. As a Personal Training Specialist Jen strives to help you obtain optimal physical function. While you get stronger and build confidence, you’ll also be working to prevent injury and disease. And as you achieve your fitness goals, Jen will encourage you to raise the bar and challenge yourself further.
In 2005, Jen became a registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Her experiences on the ambulance allowed her to see firsthand the importance of living a healthy and active life. With her medical knowledge, outlook on health and her love of fitness Jen was inspired to become a Certified Personal Training Specialist through in 2010 to guide individuals towards living their best functional life. Jen continues to upgrade her training qualifications regularly to stay current in an ever-changing industry.
Fitness, health and athletics have always been a big part of Jen’s life. Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, she spent hours as a child on soccer fields and in hockey arenas. When she was 15, she bought her first YMCA membership and has been strength training ever since. Jen took up the sport of Triathlon in 2012 and has since focused her attention on cycling. These days Jen fills her spare time with all types of cycling, spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, and reading.
Hear what our clients have to say:
"Rhonda’s “functional fitness” approach with core-centred and supported training meshes perfectly with my needs as an avid golfer and busy grandpa. Rhonda’s training sessions are always upbeat, positive and full of enthusiasm which for me jumpstarts a successful week. I can honestly say I have never had two sessions even remotely similar and I think this planned and varied approach yields the most effective results. I know my whole body is fitter, stronger and more flexible as a result of her efforts. Rhonda even laughs at my stupid jokes and enjoys the numerous grandkid photos I show her before class. What more could you want? She’s the best!"
"I trained with Kim in the Summer of 2020 to get ready for my University basketball season. I looked forward to every workout and was always pushed and encouraged by Kim throughout every exercise. Everyday we did something new and she always kept me on my toes. She pushed me through a variety of strength, endurance, and mobility exercises. I improved so much while Kim was training me and by the end was ready for my basketball season!"