About

Real Fit is a Victoria, BC-based health and fitness company of certified personal trainers and Kinesiologists – experts in human performance. We develop and deliver personalized fitness programs to individuals and small groups wanting lifelong results. We also partner with workplaces looking for the right organizational health solutions for their employees.

WE ARE KINESIOLOGISTS

Kinesiologists are human movement specialists that provide services through the application of sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychomotor behaviour. At Real Fit, we are all qualified personal trainers and registered Kinesiologists with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.

We deliver exercise prescription that is based on solid fitness principles. We use this knowledge to improve your physical performance and prevent, treat or manage illness by providing objective assessments and evidence-based programming to help you achieve your goals.

To read more about what Kinesiologists do, click here.

MEET THE REAL FIT TEAM

KEIRA SHUMUK, BSc.(Kin)
Owner & Senior Personal Trainer, BCAK Registered Kinesiologist
Keira
After several years of fighting forest fires in south-eastern B.C. and completion of a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria , Real Fit owner, Keira Shumuk, developed a deep understanding of injury prevention and management. She started Real Fit to enable her to work with a broad range of clients, from elite athletes to weekend warriors and individuals recovering from injuries. Now she combines over 13 years of personal training experience, coaching and group instruction to deliver programs that prepare you to excel in life.

Sport and fitness have always been a driving force in Keira’s life, from marathon running to surfing and yoga. Driven by her passion, she solo-cycled through New Zealand and Australia, ran Paris in 24 hours, cycled to the summit of the Stelvio Pass in Italy and paddled 400 kilometres down the Yukon and Teslin rivers with her then two-and-half year old daughter.

In her competitive past, Keira was awarded Junior Canadian Sculler for her national-level rowing results. She is also a volunteer coach with Special Olympics and is collaborating with locals to develop an exercise rehabilitation development project in Uganda.

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KATIE CHESHER, BKin(Hon)
Personal Trainer, BCAK Certified Kinesiologist

Katie
Katie comes to Real Fit as a member of the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance with her Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) from Brock University in Ontario. Her degree had a focus in athletic therapy, bio-mechanics and the care and prevention of injuries. Her specializations include: sport specific functional fitness training, correction of muscle imbalances, return to work rehabilitative programming and pain management through movement therapy. At Real Fit Katie spearheads the Exercise for Older Adults program.

She has worked as a Kinesiologist, personal trainer and fitness instructor both in Canada and abroad. Her appreciation for the freedom of movement has been responsible for some of her most memorable experiences, from running atop the Great Wall of China, to training in Parkour on the streets of London to performing early morning Tai Chi in Shanghai.

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Brayley Chow, BSc(Kin)(Hon)
Personal Trainer, BCAK Certified Kinesiologist, CSEP-CPT

Brayley
Brayley comes to Real Fit with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Honours) from the University of Victoria, where she excelled in exercise physiology and injury prevention and management. Brayley has worked with a variety of populations including elite athletes to individuals in cardiac rehabilitation and those with neurological conditions.

Her desire for adventure led her to travel New Zealand and South East Asia, and since returning Brayley has gained valuable clinical based experience which has added to her analytical skills as a Kinesiologist. With sport and balanced living as a major focus throughout Brayley’s life it is fitting that she desires to share her knowledge and passion with others. She has taken on the challenges and triumphs of many sports and continues to be long-time lacrosse player and avid snowboarder.

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