Senior Education Administrator / Instructor
- BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders
- Fitness Theory
- Weight Training
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Older Adult Instructor
- Personal Training
- A.C.E. Personal Trainer
- Twist Sport Conditioning Specialist
- Older Adult Instructor Specialist
- R.I.P.P.E.D. Certified
- SPIN Certified
- Zumba Certified
- Nashfit Level 1 and Level 2 Certified
- Bosu Certified
Kim has been working in the health and fitness industry for 25 years. She has received Awards for Educator of the Year, Program Manager of the Year and Fitness Leader of the Year with BCPRA. Kim is diverse in her skill set and focuses on keeping up to date with industry standards and delivering this information on a daily basis to all her clients from students, to clients to participants.
As a business owner in the industry, Kim enjoys the opportunities that are available to give back to the community and works with young athletes to high school and university students alike. You will find Kim in her off time enjoying many activities that BC has to offer including races such as Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder.
Thank you Kim, Donna and Elena, and Hilltop Academy. Having graduated in September 2017, I am thrilled to say that I’m now working for the City of Burnaby as a group fitness instructor, senior fitness instructor and potentially as a personal trainer. This is what I wrote as my personal goal for taking the course and sealing it in an envelope on the very first day of the program, and more than I’d hoped for at the time.
As in most testimonials, this has been a journey for me. This is my 4th “career” and, from teaching to the army, to bringing up a family, back to teaching, I can definitely tap into life experience. But….the night before the program started, I was struck with doubt: was I too old to be doing a fitness leadership diploma? Fortunately, any doubts were quickly dispelled, and our classroom was free of barriers and a cohesive place to question, learn and share ideas. In addition, the amount of time we spent in the gym was tremendous. Kim is a mentor of the highest degree, and she really cares about students and clients alike.
In a nutshell, the program, the learning, all those tests that kept us up to scratch and the gym hours really prepared us to enter the fitness industry, not only with knowledge and confidence, but with the reputation of Hilltop Academy. Of course, I realised that learning does not stop there. In fact, one of my long-term goals is to start a sports science degree when I’m 65 (hoping it will still be free of charge by then!)
If you are reading the testimonials and thinking about Hilltop Academy, I’d say, “make the commitment, clear the calendar, do what you love – and make a difference!”