Lisa Gervais


Lisa grew up playing sports of all kinds: rugby, soccer, softball, but her true passion was always with hockey. She played competitively until the age of 40 when an injury sidelined her for good. Since then she has taken up Fencing, which is turning into her newly found passion. On weekends you can find her exploring the outdoors with her pup Dexy as they discover new hiking trails together.

Lisa is a certified Personal Trainer and Supervisor of Fitness Leaders through the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association as well as through the American Council on Exercise. She has also had the opportunity to teach anatomy and physiology to students wanting to start a career as a personal trainer; an opportunity that provided her the chance to share what she has learned over the numerous years she has worked as a trainer.

Lisa believes that anyone can exercise, regardless of the challenges they face and works with clients to find a way to make a program that best suits their needs.

Lisa was nominated as one of Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers for 2021 by Impact magazine.

Michele Mauer

ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Youth Fitness Specialist

Growing up, Michele was a competitive equestrian for many years. She also played softball and was an avid cross-country runner. Michele now enjoys active outdoor activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking and camping with her family and friends. She loves TWIST’s Adult Small Group training and you’ll often see her participating in classes alongside members!

Michele’s passion for fitness and nutrition comes from knowing through personal experience that it can heal not only your body but also your mind. She believes that health and wellness should have a multi-faceted, holistic approach: functional fitness, optimum nutrition and forward-thinking healthcare.

Michele has over 20 years experience in education and fitness but is always up for learning and improving so she is currently completing her certification in Sports Nutrition. She has a strong passion for working with youth in particular, and believes strongly in the importance of getting young people active and encouraging them to develop a life-long love of fitness.

callum volpe

Twist Performance Coach

Callum grew up playing a variety of sports, but hockey was always his main pursuit.

After playing minor hockey in Port Coquitlam, he worked his way up to play Junior A hockey in the BCHL for four years. During those four years, Callum played for the Vernon Vipers, Powell River Kings, and Chilliwack Chiefs.

After a couple of unfortunate injuries slowed down his hockey career, Callum started to get involved in the off-ice portion of athletic training, becoming an ACE certified personal trainer and pursuing a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria.

After developing his passion for helping athletes succeed both in the gym and in competition, Callum has worked with hockey players of all ages, including some in the NHL ranks, as well as people from all walks of life.

Alyssa Lamont/Labrosse

Twist Performance Coach

Alyssa’s sport background consisted of playing soccer for 12 years at a high, competitive level. After ACL reconstruction surgeries on both knees stopped her from being able to do what she loved, she found a passion for strength training, hiking, and paddle boarding.

Alyssa is currently completing her Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching Degree with a Kinesiology specialization at Douglas College. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE.

Alyssa believes anyone can reach their health-related goals despite any obstacles they may face, and she hopes to help others reach any goals they may have whether it be related to weight loss, athletic performance, or something as simple as wanting to be more active.

Alyssa was an A-List finalist for best personal trainer in Port Coquitlam.

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Whitney Dove

Twist Performance Coach

Coach Whitney grew up playing many sports but pursued her passion for ice hockey as she got older.

After playing 2 years for Team BC she went on to receive a scholarship to play Division 1 hockey at Providence College in Rhode Island.

Once she graduated from University, she signed with the Buffalo Beauts and played a season in the NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League).

With a desire for adventure, she took an opportunity to play in the European Hockey League with KMH in Budapest. 

Having achieved the highest level in her sport, Whitney knew she wanted to help others succeed and feel that same sense of accomplishment.

She’s thrilled to join the TWIST team and excited to help athletes, as well as all individuals, find success and reach their fitness goals. 

Whitney also enjoys hiking, camping and snowboarding when she’s not in the gym.

Sam Cornelson

Twist Performance Coach

From long time TWIST athlete to Intern to fully certified coach, Sam Cornelson is a valued member of our TWIST team!

Sam is currently completing his Sports Science program at Douglas College and then will be continuing on to complete his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Coaching.  He is also a certified Level 3 TWIST sport conditioning coach.

He has played Division 1 soccer and ball hockey as well as completed in long distance track events.  His fitness interests include nutrition, strength training and running.

Sam enjoys training people of all ages and has a strong passion for creating sport specific workouts to help athletes excel.

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Timothy Rattan

Twist Performance Coach

Timothy grew up playing a variety of sports and always had a passion for athletics and fitness. He focused his talents at a young age playing basketball and baseball and it was through team sports that he discovered his love for athletics. Even after he moved on to University, Timothy continued to coach the Junior and Senior Boys Basketball teams at his high school. He also enjoys playing tennis, golf, football and soccer with friends.

Timothy attended Simon Fraser University where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Through his education he discovered his love for helping others advance in their craft, becoming an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Sports Performance Specialist and a BCAK Practicing Kinesiologist. He is currently completing his MSc. in Sports Performance Coaching with the University of Stirling.

Timothy is excited to be at TWIST where he can pass on the knowledge he has garnered with athletes to help them unlock their full potential through strength and conditioning.

Julian Edmond

Twist Performance Coach

Julian grew up playing soccer, ball hockey and rugby. Later he developed a passion for running and has enjoyed participating in multiple Vancouver Sun Runs over the years.

Julian is passionate about educating, motivating, coaching and building the confidence of every client he works with. Having worked as a chef for many years, he also enjoys sharing the skills he has learned to help his clients make healthy and nutritional choices in the kitchen.

Julian really enjoys working with clients from all fitness backgrounds. Whether you need sport-specific training or you’re an everyday athlete, Julian is excited to help you become the best version of yourself and reach your health and fitness goals.

Megan Lai

Twist Performance Coach

Megan grew up playing many high level sports including ice hockey, soccer, and volleyball. Megan also enjoys many active outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and skiing and snowboarding. Her passion for sports, fitness and the outdoors lead her to pursue a degree in kinesiology. Megan completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and went on to become an ACE certified trainer. Through her education, she discovered her love for helping and inspiring others to live an active and functional lifestyle.

Megan is excited to be a part of the Twist community, where she can use her knowledge and experience to help members achieve their goals and reach their peak potential.

Hope Wilson

Twist Performance Coach

Hope’s athletic background started out as a soccer player but gradually ended up playing the full back position in rugby, as well as power position in volleyball. Hope transitioned from a full time athlete to an ACE certified Personal Trainer and is dedicating her knowledge and expertise to training people of all athletic backgrounds – athletes and everyday athletes alike.

Hope is very passionate about helping her clients reach new heights through mindset training and accountability.

When Hope isn’t on the gym floor here at TWIST TriCities, she’s likely out hiking, travelling, meeting new people or training for an upcoming IRONMAN.

Hope’s motto is: “It doesn’t matter how bad you want it, it matters how bad you’re going to work for it”


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