LIFT Trainers

Shannon Day

shannon day

fitness matchmaker

Shannon has been personal training for 10 years and has an extreme passion for fitness. She has trained individuals and teams all over the world including London, England, Oklahoma and Greece. She has always been passionate about sport and went to university on scholarship playing both soccer and softball in Texas and Oklahoma.

Her most recent acheivements have been Assistant Coach/Trainer for the Y-series Vancouver Whitecaps Girls team as well as trainer for the Arsenal Elite Academy boys football team in Loutraki, Greece. Shannon holds her BCRPA certification in weight training and Group fitness.

She is certified by ACE as a Personal Trainer and has a Diploma in Sport Science and Continued Education in Kinesiology. Shannon is the Owner/Manager of LIFT Fitness. Shannon welcomes you to the LIFT experience.

Sarah Barbour

Sarah Barbour

Metabolic Specialist

Sarah has her Sports Science Diploma from Douglas College, She is also a registered
BCRPA personal trainer. Sarah grew up playing competitive soccer, and continues to play soccer and lacrosse. She currently coaches a girls bantam lacrosse team. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, water skiing, playing tennis and loves hiking! Sarah has done a lot of traveling (Australia, new Zealand, south america, south east Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Europe). She has a zest for life and training and looks forward to getting you started on your LIFT experience! 

Reece Dickinson

Reece Dickinson

Sports Training Specialist

Reece is a BCRPA certified Personal trainer. His love for fitness grew through his love of sports. He is passionate about pushing the limits when it comes to his personal goals and others. Reece played competitive hockey all of his life as well as competitive lacrosse. Reece has a real passion for sports which transfers over to his training as his true passion lies with Sport Specific Training and watching each athlet achieve their goals. His mission is too push people to exceed results they have only dreamed of. In his spare time he loves to go on hikes, walk his dog, snowboard and watch lots of hockey, escpecially the canucks! Reece wants to welcome you to the LIFT experience!

Kirstin Sullivan

Kirstin Sullivan


Kirstin is a kinesiologist at LIFT. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in Active Health and Rehabilitation. Her never-ending thirst for learning influences her sessions and classes as she’s always researching new exercises and strives to train with evidence-based methods. She believes that injuries can be prevented with proper “prehab” and treating existing imbalances in your body. Kirstin’s goal is to empower you to reach your fitness goals by building a strong foundation first. She wants to set her clients up for success, not only in fitness but also the ability to complete everyday tasks!

Growing up, Kirstin played competitive soccer and softball, during that time she experienced a number of injuries which exposed her to the rehab and prehab side of training. She quickly learned the value of exercise in injury recovery as well as maintaining injury preventative exercises to prevent re-injury or new injuries. She also understands the value of accountability in the training and wants to support you through your journey!

In her spare time, Kirstin loves being outside; going for hikes, walks, and runs, skiing, traveling and loves to read. If you have any book suggestions, she is all ears! She still plays recreational soccer and is always keen to play soccer, softball or almost any other sport. Kirstin welcomes you to the LIFT experience.

Nicole Foster

nicole foster


Nicole Foster, B.Sc.Kin. Nicole graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Kinesiology, with a focus in Active Health and Rehabilitation. Nicole is a member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK). In her spare time Nicole volunteers with the Stroke Recovery Association of BC, leading a weekly fitness class for its members, as well as playing competitive women's soccer. Nicole welcomes you to the LIFT experience.

Jessie Robinson

Kathleen Thomson

50+ Training Specialist

Kathleen is a long-time fitness enthusiast and Lift Fitness workout participant. She is a Certified Personal Fitness and Weight Trainer, registered with BCRPA and certified by Douglas College in 2016.

She is a former secondary school teacher, university level instructor, and teacher union president. After retirement from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation in 2015, she decided to fulfill her long-held ambition to certify as a fitness trainer. Kathleen has a particular interest in fitness and resistance training for older adults because she knows firsthand the enormous everyday health benefits that accrue from having improved muscular strength, greater aerobic capacity, and leaner body mass. She wants to help older adults achieve their healthiest, happiest life through progressive training programs adapted to every participant’s unique fitness and lifestyle goals.

In addition to weight training three times a week, Kathleen also runs at least two times a week and takes long daily walks with her greyhound. She loves reading, gardening, art, travel and being out in nature. Kathleen welcomes you to the LIFT experience.


Jessie Robinson

Strength Training Specialist

As a BCRPA certified personal trainer, Jessie’s goal is to guide and motivate her clients to achieve a healthy and sustainable lifestyle that they are able to maintain long-term. Growing up, Jessie was a competitive figure skater and dancer. Jessie’s passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals began when she started off-ice training and coaching younger figure skaters at her skating club. For the past 7 years, Jessie has been very passionate about bodybuilding and constantly challenging herself in the gym. She strives to bring out the same passion in her clients to help them become the most confident and healthy version of themselves. Jessie’s interests include: Nutrition, hiking, weight lifting, snowboarding, Yoga, and travel. Jessie wants to welcome you to the LIFT experience!

Jaso Soolman

Jason Sooloman


Jason is a kinesiologist and has a passion for the science of the body and how it functions. Jason is a graduate from UCFV with a bachelor in psychology . He has been a speaker at the international sport science and sport medicine conference as well as had his work published in British journal of sports medicine. Jason makes his workouts fun and interesting every time you train. With his depth of knowledge about the body you’re learning every time you come in! He has a true passion for mobility and rehabilitation and is always looking to see how he can improve the bodies function! Jason welcomes you to the LIFT experience.