OUR TEAM

Shirley Suk-Van Egmond RHN, PT, Co-Owner

I know just what it feels like to want to lose weight and feel great!

My journey began at my 6 week check-up after my son was born, when my doctor told me that I would likely be that weight the rest of my life. I remember thinking, “HOLY CRAP that is not what I want!” I refused to believe that 6 week post-baby body was the only road ahead for me…the new mom. Right there I started to develop a healthy, strong and lean body for myself. That was 25 years ago. Now I’m at the other end…menopause. Again, I refuse to believe that there is only one end result for women….fatigue, poor sleep….and weight gain. I may be in this stage of life, but I still want to feel energetic, happy, healthy and attractive!

I believe everyone desires and deserves to live healthy and strong, feel beautiful and energetic every day. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and certified Personal Trainer, I have strategies I share with clients, assisting them to achieve their own lean, strong, healthy and feminine body, all while valuing the limited time in their busy life.

Robert Apfelbeck PT, Co-Owner

I know first hand what it’s like to watch my aging parents sadly experience declined health due to lack of movement and exercise. I also know the challenge of looking after them, and fitting that into my own busy life.

After seeing what happens to us if we are too sedentary, I dedicated years to learning the science and theory behind building strength. In 2008 I completed my personal training certifications, and now specialize in strength and rehab here at LiV.

I have clients that are very healthy… I also have clients, working professionals to elderly, who are rehabbing from hip replacements and steel rods. And also those improving mobility and core strength, like a very fun client with Cerebral Palsy. If you’re looking to get stronger and want stairs, doors and falling to not concern you any longer, you’re in luck, because that’s my specialty!

Chris (Chico) Anderi MSc, CSEP-CEP

“Remember, the moment you accept total responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you claim the power to change anything in your life” – Hal Elrod

​Chris “Chico” Anderi is a certified exercise physiologist with an abundance of training experience. He is highly driven & motivated and his passion for training is evident, as he is always looking for opportunities to share his knowledge of exercise science & nutrition with his clients.

Denise Boyko, PT

Denise is a Certified Personal Training Specialist/ Nutrition Advisor and Children’s Fitness Coach who strongly believes in the necessity of an active lifestyle!

Her mission is to motivate, encourage and guide you to a healthier and happier life. Teaching proper technique is essential in preventing injury as a result, you’ll benefit from being more balanced, stronger, and more flexible!

Beverly Christie,  HHWS, NLP coach, PTS/FIS, HiitTS

For nearly two decades, Beverly has brought positive change to thousands of satisfied clients through her passion for healthy living, and her ability to bring out the very best in those she encounters. 

Throughout the course of her career, Beverly has always kept her mission simple: to make a difference in people’s lives and to show them that they deserve to be healthy and live their lives to the fullest. Behind her bright smile and caring personality is a deeply impassioned woman with a strong desire to constantly improve her own expertise in order for her to pass on the knowledge and experience to clients, and she has never wavered in these endeavors. Beverly has become known far and wide for delivering unprecedented levels of personal attention, and has earned a reputation as a trusted partner among those who are serious about turning their lives around for the better.

Beverly has received numerous awards and recognitions for her outstanding work.

Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice has Voted Beverly Christie, best Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor for 2016. 

Recipient HHSA achievement award for Aerobic Group Exercise.

 

Heather Wallace, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, PTS

Heather comes from a therapeutic background, spending a number of years working in her field as a Recreational Therapist. Her passion for movement led her to become a certified instructor in Yoga and Pilates.
Following her dream of helping others reach their goals, she became a certified Personal Training Specialist with CanFitPro.
Using elements from all of life’s experiences, Heather offers her clients a way to reconnect back to their body and their breath.
“We need to be thankful for all the beautiful things our bodies do for us – each and every day.”