Below are the profiles of our coaches and teachers. Each coach is available for private training, which you can book by contacting them through their own coaching services listed with their profiles.
Conlan Mansfield, VSC director
Conlan was born in Vancouver and has spent his life living and working across the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to an opportunity to study traditional Chinese martial arts as teen, Conlan was able to narrowly avoid a life of great suffering. He now uses the power of movement to build relationships and strengthen communities across unceded British Columbia.
He is the founder of Vancouver Strength Collective, where he helps create an environment of personal empowerment for students and coaches alike.
You can learn more about Conlan’s work at www.conlanmansfield.com
Jenn Farrell, Director and Owner Witness The Fitness
Jenn Farrell became a personal trainer at age forty, after ten years of desk-bondage as a fiction writer left her feeling depressed and sore. Since discovering the joys of training, she has been a two-time Spartan racer, FemSport competitor, national-level Bikini competitor in the 45+ category, acro-yoga dabbler, and all-around movement enthusiast. She is also a Zumba and group fitness instructor, public speaker, and health and fitness writer. In her coaching practice, she pulls from a variety of disciplines to help folks move better, get stronger, and feel more present and joyful in their bodies. She loves training feminist nerds and helping women become as physically strong as they are intelligent.
You can find out more at Witnessthefitness.ca
Ruby Smith-Diaz was born to Chilean and Jamaican parents in Edmonton- amiskwaciy and graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Education with distinction.
Since graduating, she has found her passion working as a facilitator, multi-disciplinary artist, and supporting marginalized communities in feeling powerful and grounded in their bodies.
Ruby is a certified personal trainer through Canfitpro, and hopes to utilize her own journey through battling body shame and chronic pain to support others in becoming the most fullest and powerful selves through bringing movement into their bodies.
You can find out more at https://autonomyfitness.ca/
Brian Carew, Carew Movement
BRIAN CAREW is a Movement Instructor and 700hr RYT passionate about discovering the layers of the body’s vast movement potential. He believes that each of us has the ability to unlock precision, depth, and self-awareness through exploring the landscapes of the moving human body. Brian combines his training in yoga, bodyweight training, and general movement locomotion to create a genuine experience of self-discovery, empowerment, and joy for his students in a safe and balanced environment. Brian emphasizes balance, strength, mobility, and a sense of curiosity in his teachings and practice.
- Yoga (vinyasa, hatha, arm-balances, inversions)
- Bodyweight Strength Training
- Movement Exploration (transitions, skills, dynamic flow, animal locomotion
You can find him on instagram at Carew Movement