Maple Ridge – Our Trainers

No matter what your goal is; weight loss, muscle mass, increased fitness, or maybe all three, our Personal Trainers at Maple Ridge’s Fitness Unlimited Health Club will create an exercise and weight management program tailored personally for you to ensure you achieve your goals.


BCAK Registered Kinesiologist

Fitness Unlimited Personal Trainer

Growing up I was always a very active individual participating in a lot of different sports and was always aware of healthy eating and good nutrition. My Dad is a Type I diabetic and healthy eating was a natural occurrence in our household. As well as dealing with personal health problems, I was always careful of the types of foods I ate.

I began my post-secondary education as a nursing student with dreams of becoming a doctor, but as I got further in to post-secondary school I realized that my true passion was to help people live healthy, happy lives with a focus on exercise, athletics and nutrition.

After ten years of post-secondary education I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a background in Nursing. Unfortunately that came with weight gain and a lot of mental and physical fatigue. Not too long after beginning my career I set a new goal, to lose the weight and compete in my first amateur fitness competition. I completed my first BCABBA Western Canadian Bodybuilding show in 2012 and my second in 2013. This began and new path for me as I was now addicted to that feeling of being healthy and strong and I wanted to share and educate people as much as I could, I wanted everyone to feel as good as I did.

Fitness Unlimited has provided me with the outlet to do just that. As well as providing personal training and nutrition information at Fitness Unlimited, I also currently work as a Registered Kinesiologist at Karp Rehabilitation providing active rehab and personal training to individuals with all types of injuries and all age ranges. I have also been playing softball for 25 years and am currently VP of our local slo-pitch league. I love meeting new people and there is nothing I enjoy more than providing individuals with fitness and nutrition education to help them with their future health. I look forward to working with you to help you begin your new path to health and wellness.

“It's not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not” – Anonymous

Call or come by today to book your complimentary Fitness Assessment with Breanne at 604-465-8955.


Fitness Unlimited Certified Personal Trainer

My name is Josh Panagiotou, and I am proud to say that I am a Personal Trainer at Fitness Unlimited. I have earned my Personal Training certification through the BCRPA, and have worked hard to expand my knowledge in the supplement industry.

I haven't always been fit. A few years ago, at my heaviest, I was 250lbs. That's a lot of weight to carry on a 5'7" frame. After my Dad passed away, I realized just how short life really is. I came to the realization that if I was embarrassed about the way I looked, I had to change now. I gained as much knowledge as I could and went to work. After a few stumbles along the way, I am now 65lbs lighter. I continue to work out six times a week, not only for myself, but to be a role model of health for my daughter. I am working towards entering my first fitness show in the near future.

I have gone through my struggles and know the road blocks that can appear along the way. I am here to give you the knowledge that I have to help you to not only lead a healthier and fitter life, but to attain your dream body. I will bring intensity when you lack the motivation to really push yourself to make the change that you really want. I will show you all the proper techniques for every exercise so you know that you are doing it right and injury will never set you back. I am here for you. I take great pride and pleasure from watching my clients reach their goals. Life is too short and health is too important to keep putting off. Let’s do this now!

"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." – Socrates

Call or come by today to book your complimentary Fitness Assessment with Josh at 604-465-8955.

Click here to read an inspiring success story from one of Josh's long term clients.

Corinne Newell

Certified Personal Trainer | Certified Group Fitness Instructor | Black Belt Taekwondo

Fitness Experience

I have been involved in dance in some capacity since I was three years old. I was a choreographer for a women’s vocal group for 20 years. In 2011, I became a Zumba Instructor and have been teaching ever since. In August 2018 I became a Certified Personal Trainer and will also have my nutrition coaching certification. I have been with Fitness Unlimited for 5 years as an instructor.

Philosophy on Exercise and Wellness

“Being healthy and fit is FUN!” I believe the only way to improve your health and fitness is to do something you enjoy. If it is a chore, you will never stick to it. The same goes for nutrition. We all enjoy eating when it tastes good. Eating healthy tastes good too if you know how to do it! My passion for health and fitness has been growing over the years and I love seeing people find healthier ways to live their lives. Finding Zumba was probably the best thing to ever happen to me. It literally changed my life. I never in a million years thought that fitness could be so fun! Zumba also allowed me to develop a love for other types of fitness because I got strong doing what I loved and now I love doing those things that make me feel strong.

About me 

Fitness has gradually seeped its way into my life, I was 43 when I became a Zumba instructor. After having children, I realized that fitness was not only good for me physically, it also helped me mentally. Zumba and fitness became my sanity break from demands of work and family. Over the past 3 years, I have really started to feel a strong pull towards helping others achieve health and fitness goals. This past year I left my 20+ year career in the television news industry, and have become an ACE certified Personal Trainer. I am also studying to become a PN Certified Nutrition Coach. It is my mission to help empower others, women especially, to celebrate their bodies and truly understand what self-care means.


Fitness Unlimited Certified Personal Trainer

I had always struggled with my weight as a child. In high school, I was bullied for my weight, by people I thought were my friends. I became insecure and began trying one different "fad" weight loss program after another with no success.

In January 2012 I committed myself to a program of healthy eating and exercise and by April I had lost fifteen pounds and even more in inches. I began taking in more walking during the day and the gym in the evening. Soon after I incorporated weight training into my regular program and my weight began to creep back up again. Confused and frustrated, I consulted with a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. I learned a lot, including the fact that I am not doing anything wrong… I was gaining muscle!

I started to look at the scale differently. I stopped letting the scale define me or my success. I felt great! I felt powerful and stronger than ever and I discovered my passion for training. I wanted to learn as much as I could, so in September 2015, I registered for the Personal Training Program and I became fully certified in September 2016. Originally I did this for myself, until I realized how much I wanted to help other people, with the same frustrations and experiences that were a part of my journey. I want to help people feel strong and powerful and that means more to me than anything.

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