MEET THE TEAM Women training for the sport of life

Meet your Owners

Meet your Owners

TWP Fitness is proud to be a Local, Family Owned and Operated, Independant Fitness Facility! We are very passionate about overall Health and Wellness, and living a balanced lifestyle! You will always see one of us around the gym, whether at the Front Desk, Teaching or Pushing a Vaccum around! Please introduce yourselves, and feel free to ask us any questions you may have! 

Ashley Munro

Ashley Munro

Co Owner + Instructor + Personal Trainer


ashley@twpfitness.com

Ashley does a little of everything at TWP, but her main focus is overseeing all of the amazing staff at TWP! You will see Ashley at the front desk, teaching classes, training one on one clients and running small group training!

Ashley is passionate about movement through strength, power and control of the body. She grew up playing on multiple sports teams and is now focused on overall lifestyle wellness. Ashley loves working with a variety of individuals who want to understand how their bodies move. Ashley wants to help clients create a positive relationship with themselves and drive their limits to see their full potential!

Qualifications:
BCRPA registered Personal trainer & Group fitness instructor
TRX certified
Pre & Post natal certified
Cycle certified

Taylor Kolar

Taylor Kolar

Co Owner+Personal Trainer+Social Media Lead


taylor@twpfitness.com

Taylor is the Head of our Personal Training Department @ TWP, as well as our Social Media chick, taking care of all things pretty and technological. Her goal is to show women of the okanagan all of the fun, interactive and intensely diverse activities that go on @ TWP... And welcome them to join in on the fun! 

She extremely passionate about Physical Fitness, Mental Wellness and Nutrition being equals. She believes in creating a balanced and healthy lifestyle that is both sustainable inside AND outside of the gym! Taylor is a smiling face at TWP always up for an open discussion regarding ambitions, challenges and change when it comes to training. She hopes her presence will help to encourage women to step outside of their comfort zones in the safe and fun community that IS TWP! 

After her Fitness Theory, Taylor completed her CFES WTI, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Training certifications.

Taylor primarily teaches Indoor Cycle, HIIT and Small Group Training! She has a knack for increasing your heart rate with engaging intervals to keep you coming back for more!

However, her greatest passion is working one on one with clients, continually fascinated and passionate about movement and how individualized it is for each and everyone of us! 

Brock Munro

Brock Munro

Co Owner+Kickboxing Instructor+Our Crazy Smart Numbers Guy


brock@twpfitness.com

Brock was born and raised in Kelowna. He grew up with a passion for sports and fitness. And although, sports had briefly taken him away from the city he loved, he eventually found his way back home. Brock graduated from Okanagan College with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has worked in sales and finance. Brock has been a perfect fit with TWP Fitness, combining his enthusiasm of business with his passion of fitness. You can usually find Brock in the back-office crunching numbers. 

 

Kailee Kristoff

Kailee Kristoff

General Manager+Personal Trainer+Group Fitness Instructor


kailee@twpfitness.com

Kailee received her Fitness Theory, Weight Training, and Personal Training certifications in 2011. She is passionate about helping others and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC Okanagan in 2012. Her philosophy reflects her education and she believes that exercise is a contributing factor to both physical as well as mental well being. She hopes through her work at TWP she can inspire other women to pursue their goals and find mental and physical health through a healthy, active lifestyle. In her 5 years in the fitness industry Kailee has continued her education and received certifications in Group Fitness, TRX, Barre, Spin and other specializations. She is committed to offering her clients effective programs suited to their abilities and goals.

Kaitlyn Courtney

Kaitlyn Courtney

Front Desk Babe

Kaitlyn was a member at TWP for 5 years before joining the team. She was constantly inspired by the members and the staff, and she jumped at the chance to work in such an encouraging environment! During the daytime Kaitlyn works as a Legal Assistant and in the evenings you can find her at TWP either at the front desk or hustling in the weight room.

Madison Preston

Madison Preston

Front Desk Babe

Madison started coming to TWP because of the personal training they offered. She fell in love with the people and atmosphere. Madison is either doing a group fitness class or is handing out keys at the front desk. The Kolar's and the front desk babes are so amazing I couldn't ask for a better job. She loves all of the programs TWP offers such as HIIT in the vineyard, small group, outdoor bootcamp and empower.

Danielle Weninger

Danielle Weninger

Personal Trainer + Instructor + Front Desk Babe

Danielle had never been to the gym before she started working at TWP and couldn't imagine going without now! Danielle was so excited to get the chance to be a part of the team as it is such an uplifting environment and everyone has made her feel like family! Danielle was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader her whole life. She love to travel, spend time with her family and hangout with her two dobermans! 

Danielle a CFES Group Fitness Instructor and CFES Personal Trainer!

Willona Allemeersch

Willona Allemeersch

Front Desk Manager


willona@twpfitness.com

Willona has been a member of TWP since 2014, which is around the time she really started to have a passion for health and wellness. She graduated with her Human Kinetics degree in 2015 and since then has lived in Calgary and even France!  Willona loves spending time with her family, and has a new love for golf during the summer months.  You will usually find Willona behind the desk ready to greet you on your way in and out, or in a group fitness class.

Alicea Cavanaugh

Alicea Cavanaugh

Front Desk Babe

Alicea started coming to TWP over a year ago to better herself, and embark on an exciting health and wellness journey. She fell in love with the members, the atmosphere, and most importantly moving her body in ways that felt good for her. Joining the TWP team was a no brainer for her. She loves problem solving, coffee, spending time with her friends and her cat! Alicea loves the STRONG program, and any sort of ride classes!

Our Personal Training Team!

Laura Evans

Laura Evans

Personal Trainer + Instructor

Laura is nearing the completion of her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology at UBCO. She enjoys learning about functional human movement and its application to personal training. Laura considers exercise to not only be a rehab measure, but more importantly a prevention methodology. She is passionate about sustainable wellness, public health, and community support.

Laura has trained as a competitive CrossFit athlete and powerlifter. She enjoys performance based training aimed at achieving a specific goal. She wants to help show women what they are capable of through lifting because she has seen and felt the positive psychological and physical effects first hand. Laura believes that feeling strong is extremely empowering and that everyone should experience it.

Laura is a CFES Group Fitness Instructor and CFES Personal Trainer

Makena Moore

Makena Moore

Personal Trainer + Instructor

Makena received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McGill University in early 2021. She became a certified personal trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Makena also has experience in research surrounding lifestyle and health prevention programs, under the guidance of UBCO’s Diabetes Prevention Research Group. 

 Makena believes in an “exercise is medicine” approach, wherein exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle changes can be the gateway to holistic wellness. She also wants to help clients realize that every person and every body is different, each requiring an individualized yet adaptive approach to achieve the health and wellness that physical activity and exercise can provide.

She has been a competitive tennis player for over 10 years, and has been weightlifting for 6 years. Makena is a huge advocate for youth athletes and is committed to providing sport-specific training to those who need it. Aside from sport-specific training, she just wants to be your go-to gal for someone who wants to learn how to use the gym, get themselves moving, or train for some strength gains.

Makena is a CSEP certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Makena is also certified as an iFlow instructor.

Dawn Thalheimer

Dawn Thalheimer

Personal Trainer + Prenatal Specialist

Leaving her career as a post-production supervisor in 2000 to start a family, Dawn enjoyed an urban Vancouver lifestyle before moving to Kelowna in 2004. When her youngest son was six months old, she began her personal fitness journey in earnest and became a CFES certified Personal Trainer.

Dawn’s experience in creating and delivering sport-specific, individual, and group training programs has given her a unique perspective on working smarter vs harder to achieve your goals. Committed to regular improvement and education, she routinely looks to study, understand, and implement the latest ideas and techniques in overall body health and fitness.

As a mother of five, Dawn regularly confronts the often harsh reality of trying to juggle health and fitness with the demands of home and family. Knowing the struggle and pitfalls faced by any busy mom has inspired her to help others find their personal balance and live a healthy, happy life.

Denise LeBlanc

Denise LeBlanc

Personal Trainer+Instructor

Denise has been a certified fitness professional working in the fitness industry for over twenty five years.  While raising a busy family of four active boys in Montreal, she learned how to encourage, support and motivate each one to care for and believe in themselves to accomplish their goals.  She brings this same passion to her clients and continues to motivate, educate and inspire others to be active and to make healthy lifestyle choices.  

Denise enjoys working with baby boomers and beginners tailoring each program to specific needs providing a workout filled with a variety of challenges.  Specialty areas include:  Group Fitness, Personal Training, Spinning, Pilates, TRX, Bosu, Core Conditioning and Functional Training.  

Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Personal Training + Instructor


sgevans2@gmail.com

Sam began her adventure with TWP about 3 years ago after joining their We Are Warriors program in 2017. From there she fell in love with the fun and challenging atmosphere and the decision to quit my day job and pursue my CFES certification in Weight Training, Group Fitness, and Personal Training followed quickly. Since completing her certifications Sam has been personal training and teaching group fitness classes at TWP and loves the supportive and encouraging community. Her favourite part about being a trainer is helping clients reach their goals - whatever they might be!

Sam grew up in Summerland and has been active her entire life, specifically focusing on soccer and long distance running - completing her own goal of running a marathon a few years ago! When Sam is not working you can find her enjoying everything that makes the Okanagan as amazing as it is - hiking and skiing the mountains, paddling the lake, enjoying a sunny patio and most recently, chasing her little daughter around the yard :) Hope to see you around!

Welcome to TWP Fitness

Women training for the sport of life is more than our catch phrase – for us it symbolizes everything that a membership at TWP embodies; living a fit and healthy life, awakening with the vitality to enjoy each day and having the strength and stamina to manage everything that life brings your way.

We specialize in women’s health and fitness. Our role is to provide you with a well-equipped facility, the fitness programs and individual support you need to attain the fitness and lifestyle goals that are important to you.

We invest in quality equipment designed to help you reach your healthy goals. We offer a large and diverse all-inclusive Group Fitness Schedule designed to accommodate all fitness levels. There is something for everyone! Our qualified coaches are trained to assist you with our equipment and programs, and to inspire and motivate you to achieve your fitness goals!

Check out Membership at TWP for a refreshing way to celebrate your life!