TRAINERS

Victoria Seidel-Studio Owner

Owner and Founder of Barre & Beats, Victoria has always has a true love and passion for dance and fitness. Starting out at the early age of four, she began taking ballet and Irish dance classes. Victoria has studied extensively in various forms of dance such as ballet, jazz, Irish, lyrical and contemporary giving her the ability to lead and inspire others in their dancing.  
 

After taking her first group fitness class at the age of 16, she fell in love and religiously attended. It was a few years later, that Tori decided to get her AFLCA and began teaching others. Victoria has taught many different styles of group classes such as bootcamps, HIIT, Circuit training and body pump.  Since then Victoria has taken her Booty Barre training certificate, which she now teaches barre classes and adds her own personal flare from her years of dance experience. Victoria is an instructor with a big heart and truly cares about her students and loves to challenge and push them to their full potential.

Victoria is also a certified pre and postnatal fitness specialist and offers her clients the training to safety workout during and after pregnancy. To book a session with her email vseidel@barrebeatsfitness.ca

Gordana Gigovic- Yoga Instructor 

My passion for yoga started 16 years ago, I experienced the power of breath during my first class, and was inspired. Immediately, I fell in love with yoga.  Since then my passion for yoga has grown immensely, the connection between the body and mind positively influenced my everyday lifestyle.  I got certified in 2011 attending training through Yoga Passage studio (250 RYT). Training opened my eyes about how breath heats your body and helps you open the tighter areas of your body. Yoga helped me a great deal on a personal level; I became more focused, calm, attentive and content with myself. In addition to yoga, I’m avid hiker and passionate cook. 
 
“Yoga is the practice of tolerating consequences of being yourself” – Bhagavad Gita
 

 

Adrienna Dyck- HIIT Instructor 

My group fitness journey began when I started my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and decided to become certified as an instructor at the same time.

I am currently finishing my Master’s degree in Applied Exercise Physiology at the University of Calgary. My passion in this field revolves around 1) improving quality of life for anyone, regardless of ability or health status, through physical activity, and 2) preventing injuries by optimizing a person’s movement patterns.

As a group fitness leader, I am passionate about leading people to discover how exercise improves physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. My mission is to help people experience that a safe and effective exercise class can be empowering and, most of all, fun! My favourite types of classes to teach involve boot-camp style cardio, weight training, and the simple power of bodyweight exercises. 
 

Vanessa Kornak- Yoga/Sculpt Instructor

After seven years of Ashtanga , Hatha and restorative yoga practices at Springbank Yoga, I furthered my yoga journey. In March of 2013, I received a 250 hour Teacher Certificate from Yoga Passage in Calgary, AB. I have been to Yin and restorative and many body weight training workshops since then.

I formally work for Heavens Fitness. I teach group fitness at Anytime Fitness. I am AFLCA Cycle certified and TRX Advanced instructor.

I currently teach HITT, Cycle, TRX, and Yoga

I play tennis and golf and have stayed away from chiropractors and physiotherapists with regular fitness and yoga practices. Modifications are always given in all my classes.

Minako Burns- Yoga Instructor

I practice and teach Yoga to keep balance in my life. Personally, my commitment to health has been a journey. From challenging experience I learned that not just being fit but finding balance of healthy mind and body is the key to live our life with full of joy.And yoga has been one of the best thing to bring the balance to my everyday life.


I studied yoga under Kevin Elander in Calgary who has taught me not always look for the flexibility in a person, but for the ability to strongly hold a pose in healthy alignment. From this strong balanced place, I see the most change. Health, happiness, flexibility, overcoming fear, building positive self esteem - these are the side effects of a mindful and strong Yoga practice.

I am already inspired and touched by many people who walked into my class without knowing they had power to change their life through their own practice.

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