Welcome to Studio Fitness — an in-person and online fitness studio with great atmosphere, great people, and great fitness classes (which are sometimes held outside). At Studio Fitness we collaborate with various professionals around the world to create and facilitate kinetically fluid movement in each class to improve posture, strength and vitality. Just like every choice is not a good choice, every movement is not a good one. All of our classes are structured to improve the way you move AND the way you feel.
It makes me (Justina Bailey) laugh when people ask if I come from a dance or athletic background. Whoa, no way! I was always picked second to last in my gym class (there was one girl who didn’t know which goal or basket to score on, poor thing) and the only dancing I did was on the coffee table in my pink cords when mom wasn’t around. Earlier in life while participating in step aerobics at a gym, an instructor encouraged me to consider becoming an instructor because I was always smiling in class and enjoying myself. I was fit, but was also a hefty 200 lbs with zero self-esteem. I am grateful every day that I followed that advice to become a fitness trainer.
After 29 years of teaching a variety of global disciplines and following current research, you will discover that my classes are rich with benefits. People continually say that they feel like the class was designed just for them and value the individual attention they receive. Some folks who consider themselves to be very fit, express the fact that they feel humbled, and those who consider themselves unfit soon find results very quickly.
You will find all other movement and exercise you do in life becomes easier, more efficient and more fun. It seems that sometime after childhood, we forget how good it can feel to be in our bodies.
It feels good to move with vitality – and that’s what you get at Studio Fitness!
I have an extensive experience in the fitness industry and diverse knowledge in the areas of health and wellness. My reputation for vastly changing how people live and move in their bodies is based on the acquisition of specialty training in areas that are an advancing focus for health and wellness, including anti-aging movements. In addition to fitness instruction and personal training, medical practitioners also refer their clients and family members to sessions with me to assist in their chiropractic, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation care. If someone has recommended me to you, they must care very much about you and trust you will find change and care with personal, high-quality instruction I provide in each class.
I have been trained in Essentrics® and Aging Backwards training directly under Miranda Esmonde-White’s tutelage in her flagship studio located in Montreal. I am proud to have also been trained in anti-aging exercise programs from top presenters in the European Gymnastics Union and been the only North American participant in the European festivals. My classes and workshops are designed to enhance your every day functional fitness, and including stretching exercises, pelvic floor exercises, posture exercises, as well as mobility and strength training exercises.
My exclusive opportunities training under Olympic Coach and trauma surgeon Homer Gharavi, have given me tools that are not available in typical group fitness or personal training courses. The 4D Pro Bungee System was developed for elite athletes but is now accessible to those of us who are not Olympic athletes.
- Only Certified 4D Pro Bungee Fitness Instructor in Canada
- First Barre Studio and training center in Victoria
- 3 different Pilates schools of training (Stott, Basi, New York Pilates)
- Japanese Yoga Therapy, Essentrics® & Aging Backwards
- Trained in Pelvis Restoration, Myokinematic Restoration & Postural Respiration from PRI
I have had the pleasure of instructing Group Fitness for over 25 years. Teaching is not a job for me, it’s a fun way to interact with a great group of likeminded people and do something I love every day. I enjoy getting to know my participants and understand their goals and sometimes, limitations. We create positive energy and success together at every class. I’ve been fortunate to teach a variety of disciplines for a broad range of people to include: Functional Fitness, Boot Camp, Circuit, Cycle, Step, Water Fitness and Strength & Cardio. I believe working out is not just about looking good on the outside, it’s also feeling great on the inside – healthy and strong.
“Strive for progress, not perfection!”
For over ten years ago, I have been studying, practicing and teaching yoga and fitness, and helping others of all ages create greater strength and balance, comfort and ease in body, mind and spirit.
I teach Essentrics® and Aging Backwards classes for all ages and levels, and am a certified Essentrics® instructor level 4. Essentrics® technique is a dynamic stretch workout for all fitness levels designed to engage all 650 muscles and 360 joints. Release tight muscles with dynamic stretching, which simultaneously lengthens, strengthens and unlocks every muscle in the body—resulting in greater flexibility, joint mobility and range of motion. Incorporating correct full body movement into your daily routine is key to maintaining a flexible and injury-free body, devoid of aches and pains.
- Certified Essentrics® Instructor Level 4 (The Esmond Technique Academy).
- Fitness Leader (BCRPA) / Group Fitness Instructor (BCRPA).
- Personal trainer Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro).
- Yoga Teacher 200 & 500 (Red Door Yoga).
- Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher (Red Door Yoga).
- Yoga for Cancer Survivor (The Art & Science of Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients).
- Laughter Yoga Leader (Dr. Cataria School of Laughter Yoga).
- BC Women Osteofit Instructor (BC Women’s Hospital Health Center).
- Third Age (BCRPA).
- Provintional Instructor Diploma (Vancouver Community College).
- Train the Trainer (Vancouver Community College).
- BSc Control & System Engineering (University of Technology)
“I am so pleased to share my knowledge and love of Essentrics® & Aging Backwards with the lovely people at Studio Fitness.”