Keri Cawthorne is a Registered Supervisor of Fitness throughout the BC Parks and Recreation Association. She is a registered Group Fitness leader, Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer and has contributed articles for Trail Runner, Women’s Outdoor World, Runner’s World and Women’s Day. Constantly updating her education, she is currently studying Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley.
She began her involvement in the fitness industry over 17 years ago. After the birth of her daughter, she decided to leave the corporate world, and make fitness a full time job. Since that time she has been designing and leading sell-out running programs for all levels, for runners across the lower mainland. Her popular “Pilates By the Lake” at Whonnock Lake Centre on Monday evenings continues to draw great numbers and participants from as far as North Vancouver. Keri spent three years as BC Race Director for 5 Peaks Trail Adventures Ltd supervising and co-ordinating all aspects of the BC Trail Running Series each drawing 500 racers plus spectators. Most recently, Keri was awarded an Alumni-Ambassadorship from Lululemon Coquitlam Centre.
With a strong connection to the community, Keri volunteers at many local events, and spends countless hours spreading the fitness word. Keri attributes her success to loving what she does. She believes that fitness should motivate not intimidate, and prides herself on making her classes reflect that.
About Iron Mountain Movement
Iron Mountain Movement was founded in 2004. Due to an overwhelming demand for Pilates and smaller group sessions, Keri converted her double car garage into a sophisticated Pilates studio. Located at the base of Iron Mountain, the studio backs on to trails, ponds, complete with plenty of wildlife.
Iron Mountain Movement provides high quality and trend-conscious group fitness programs that cater to active people of all fitness levels and ages. Providing outstanding customer service, education and safety to clients is of the utmost importance.
In addition to the Whonnock Studio, Iron Mountain Movement currently subcontracts fitness services to The District of Maple Ridge, providing pre-registered Pilates, Boot Camp and run/walk programs in the East Area; and to Fitness Edge to providing group fitness classes at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre.
Soraiya began her involvement in the fitness industry 7 years ago. Her passion for fitness began after deciding to make a change in her lifestyle and to raise her self-esteem and confidence. Since that time she has become an accomplished BCRPA Fitness Leader and a well respected member of the running community with two qualifying times for the Boston Marathon in the past year!
Currently Soraiya is finishing her Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Health and Nutrition Certificate at SFU and plans to enter the PDP program next year to complete her teaching degree. In addition to teaching fitness classes, Soraiya also leads Children’s Programs and day camps through the District of Maple Ridge.
Being in the fitness industry helped Soraiya improve her self-esteem and confidence and she hopes to do the same for others. She loves helping people reach their fitness goals and seeing the benefits that they gain because of fitness.
Soriaya teaches Outdoor Body Camp and well as running programs.
Founder of Whispering Falls Pilates, Kala Raymond is a certified Method Pilates instructor with the BCRPA, training with the renowned Emmie Li. Kala has an extensive background in dance, with over 18 years of training behind her. Her professional portfolio includes dancing with the BC Lions Dance Team and in Japan.
After having 2 children, Kala set out on a quest to rebuild strength from within the body. Astounded with the way Pilates restored balance and eliminated pain, she became an immediate enthusiast. Passionate about sharing the power of Pilates, paired with her love of movement, Kala aspires to show clients their own infinite potential, balancing the body with strength from the inside out.
Kala currently teaches the Intermediate Mat Pilates Class at the South Bonson Community Centre.
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