Meet some of our excellent instructors with the Sports Institute.

Many of our instructors are provincially and nationally recognized in their fields of study. They come with excellent academic backgrounds (several carry a PhD in their areas of expertise) and all of them put the student first, making Ƶ an excellent place to further your BCRPA certification.]

Ryan Cook

MSc, BHK-  BCRPA- Trainer of Fitness Leaders / Supervisor of Fitness Leaders / Personal Training / Weight Training 


I have been in the fitness industry for 15 years and have never looked back. My professional development as a fitness professional has lead through the path of graduating from UBC School of Human Kinetics where I specialized in Health and Fitness. As fitness professional I have the experience of working with clientele ranging from youth through to seniors. As an avid promoter of being the strongest version of you; I have trained in and competed in many sports. I have always had the philosophy of life is play; everything else just needs to fit in. The life pursuit of seeking new and varied challenges, physical or mental, is one which I see as the foundation of my continued place as a leader to fitness professionals.  Most recently I have completed a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Heath Education, and I am currently instructing in both realms of degree and certification seeking students and professionals.

Over the past decade, as an education of Health, Fitness, and Wellness and I continue to develop workshops, new courses, and have been invited to participate in industry planning, and organizational committees. As an instructor I continued to expand the knowledge base of students by bringing the most current information to those I instruct and mentor. As an instructor, my primary focus is to provide opportunities for student success through linking the foundations of kinesiology or fitness education to its real world applications.



Ken Anderson

BPE, MPE, Grad. Dip. Com. Health (Memorial University)

A native of Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, Ken Anderson finds himself on the West Coast after completing his Masters in Exercise Physiology from Memorial University. Anderson was the Varsity Strength and Conditioning Co-ordinator at Memorial and has also coached and done a multitude of Fitness Assessment work with various elite-level athletes. Currently he is a Faculty Instructor with the Sport Science Department at Ƶ.




Jaimee Stokes Nelson

BRM, BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders, Dip. Sport Science, ERYT-200

Jaimee has been an active fitness leader in BC since 1999, having had the good fortune to work with hundreds of clients from all walks of life. She enjoys assisting individuals with incorporating fitness and health into their lifestyle. Jaimee has experience working with special populations including pre/post natal and older adults, but also enjoys her work with individuals balancing busy schedules while trying to fit in exercise.





Cari Plotnikoff


Cari has been involved with athletics and training for over two decades. She currently began her fitness career at Fitness World back in 1992 as a fitness instructor while she attended high school. She has continued to work for the Steve Nash Fitness World organization, as well as the City of Surrey as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, spin instructor, third age instructor, and health and fitness educator for the last 14 years. She currently holds a Sports Science Diploma from Ƶ, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree (Psychology/Kinesiology) from Simon Fraser University, and an Addictions Counseling Certificate from Vancouver Community College. Her caring and compassionate nature go far beyond helping people look their best, more importantly to her, she is extremely passionate about, and committed to, helping people learn more about their bodies and taking better care of themselves for life.




Moises Vega Rebolledo 

Moises Vega Rebolledo

Moses obtained a Sports Science Diploma from Ƶ and a Kinesiology Degree from the University of British Columbia. His degree in Kinesiology and his athletic career in track and field in the 100m and 200m disciplines gave Moses the experience of working in the athletic field as a coach and athlete. He is currently a Laboratory Facilitator as well as teaching the Personal Training Practicum in the A-Z Program at Ƶ. Recently he has obtained his Osteopathic Therapy Diploma from the school of Manual Osteopathic College of Canada.

​Moses was also a Student trainer with the UBC men’s hockey team and the Vancouver Canucks. He is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach for athletes of all levels and is helping people accomplish their fitness goals with training and education to improve physical literacy in all. He also coaches track & field where he has experience both as an athlete and coach for over five years. ​Moses specializes in:

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Osteopathic Therapy
  • Personal Training and Group Training
  • Speed & Power Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Athletic Performance

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