Celeste takes a very (w)holistic approach to health and fitness. She has been an ISSA certified personal trainer for 5 years. She soon thereafter became a sports nutrition councilor to further help her clients reach their optimal health. She didn't stop there and took courses in human longevity. All of these things combined pointed her in the direction of yoga - she is a devout practitioner and also went to India this past year to become a RYT200 yoga instructor. Most recently she has gotten her Pre and Postnatal Fitness certification - her goals have always been to break stigmas about women and working out, and to help women feel strong and beautiful at all stages of their life. She also hopes to give women the chance to enjoy not just the physical, but the emotional and mental benefits of being active and healthy.
Celeste started her original career at a young age, and spent a decade as a licensed optician. She worked a many of those years in a very specialized field of opticianry - working in very close contact with the Vancouver Children's Hospital with preemies, babies, toddlers, and young children with ocular birth defects and various vision problems. She has spent much of her life helping families in scary and difficult situations.
To help herself through the stress of this work, Celeste always turned to the gym as a release - sports and working out were always an integral part of her life and self. About 6 years ago, after suffering both a shattered collarbone and a serious concussion in a bicycle accident, Celeste realized that she could offer more of herself to help others in a different environment. Although she found her work very fulfilling on all levels, she was not truly happy. She studied to become a personal trainer, working specifically with women and has not looked back since. Her goals as a personal trainer have grown and changed into having a much more 'big picture' approach, not just focusing on the 'lose weight and shape up' aspect. She wants to help people become the most healthy they can be, and lead a long, active, happy, pain-free (except for muscle pain after classes, that is) life.
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New mom? Our Stroller Fitness classes at the Oval are a fantastic deal. With the monthly pass you get an average of 12 classes for the price of 8. Have an older child? Contact us and we will set you up with FREE chlidminding on site.
Makeup Class Policy: We understand that you might miss a class or two. You can make up a maximum of 2 missed classes* per session - these can be made up in the Richmond territory within 30 days of the missed class. You will need to get a signed makeup class card from your instructor. No makeup class card = no makeup class.
*This is not applicable to Stroller Fitness
New participants are welcome in any of our programs at any time! You can do either drop-in classes, or you can register for a pro-rated amount for the remainder of the session! Please refer to the Richmond Fit 4 Two Calender for accurate class listings!
"When my daughter entered her fussy period – two weeks to four months – the only thing that would quiet her was holding her and doing squats.
When she was screaming, big, fast squats would calm her and small bounces would lull her to sleep. Thanks to all the exercises we did in prenatal fitness, my baby would tire before my legs did (most of the time!)." Stephanie D.