Bettina joins our team all the way from Switzerland, where she attended the University of Bern and the University of Basel to graduate with a Masters degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2012.
After completing her education overseas, Bettina decided it was the perfect time to travel abroad. A 5-month trip to explore BC and the west coast of the United States instilled in her a love of our beautiful city and a strong drive to one day live here. Following one more holiday out west, she made the decision to turn her daydream into a reality and ultimately moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2015.
“I’ve always liked change and I love working in different areas where I can utilize my various strengths and interests. I studied Sport Science in Switzerland because I was fascinated with the functionality and intelligence of the human body and wanted to share my passion for movement and health with other people.”
Coming from a strong background in Personal Training and Movement Therapy, Bettina has an aptitude for organization and structure (she LOVES to-do lists), and uses this with a creative approach in order to keep people accountable and challenge them to grow and widen their experiences.
“I’m passionate about empowering and motivating people to make self-determined choices towards a healthy and happy life. I am most interested in the person themselves – their personality; their needs; their boundaries – and I believe that there is always a way to honour our individuality, though sometimes we don’t see it right away. I want to support clients in finding their individual way – in finding their shade of grey between the black and white.”
With a strong background in contemporary dance, it’s no surprise that Bettina holds a love of movement, learning, and progressing very close to her heart.
“I think it’s important for all of us to find more play in our lives. We should choose wisely what we spend our time on and ask ourselves: What makes me feel good? What makes me happy? Then do more of that.”
Bachelors of Science in Sport Science, University of Bern (Switzerland)
Masters of Health and Exercise Science, University of Basel (Switzerland)
TRX Suspension Training Level 1
FRC Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
First Aid and CPR