Meet The Team

Personal trainers at Breathe Fitness share a common purpose of dedicating their livelihood to helping others achieve their health and performance goals. Our professional trainers are genuine, respectful, and personable who want to help you succeed. We are an inclusive and welcoming community, with the shared interest of pursuing your unique health and fitness goals.

Nicole Lark


Bachelors of Human Kinetics

National Strength & Conditioning Association – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Personal Training Specialist (canfitpro)

National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach (Precision Nutrition)

Pain Free Movement Specialist (Function First)

Applied Health & Human Performance Specialist Level 2 (Institute of Motion)

Sports Medicine Fitness Specialist (MedFit Network)

CPR certified

Nicole Lark

Nicole Lark is an owner and personal trainer for Breathe Fitness.  In her role, Lark oversees the operations of the training studio as well as the development and implementation of education for all of its staff.  

Nicole has spent years training clients ranging from high school and professional athletes to general population of all ages. She earned her Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, as well as numerous certifications including Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Corrective Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Master Trainer for TriggerPoint Therapy and Canadian Fitness Education Alliance (CFEA), coaching certifications for ringette and triathlon, and Learning Facilitator designation from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). 

As well, Nicole is a global ambassador for ViPR through FitPro and has over 15 years of experience working both as an educator and personal trainer.

Len Panchuk

Len has always incorporated fitness as an integral part of daily life: pedalling or walking to work, playing hockey through the winter, or signing up for a race to have a training goal in sight.

Realizing that inactivity adversely affects your health in a myriad of ways – and then making sure to do something (you enjoy) about it, which you will stick with (for the long-haul), is probably the most common obstacle we all need to overcome on the path to leading an active lifestyle.

With a background in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta with studies in Molecular Genetics (1997) and Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2001), Len has been teaching his clients how to meld the Science and Art of physical activity into a cohesive whole for the past 20 years.

Len believes that teaching his clients to move efficiently, and confidently, will help them stay injury-free, motivated to strive for new challenges, inspired to incorporate regular physical activity into their daily lives, and to recognize that the whole truly is greater than the sum of the parts.

Len Panchuk


Masters of Science

Personal Training Specialist (canfitpro)

Applied Health & Human Performance Specialist Level 1 (Institute of Motion)

CPR certified

Kevin Hirose


Bachelors of Kinesiology

National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist

CPR certified

Kevin Hirose

As a youngster, Kevin played soccer, baseball, and competed in judo. And for much of his life, he has had a great interest in watching and practicing “the sweet science” – boxing, which he incorporates into his own and sometimes his clients’ exercise regimens. He also considers himself a lifetime student of the Strength and Conditioning field.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia in 2004 and several certifications including: 
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM)
Functional Movement Screen Level 2 (FMS)
Fundamental Capacity Screen (FMS)

Kevin believes that the human body was meant to be active with a variety of movements and postures. Specializing in strength training and performance enhancement, he also utilizes exercise to correct movement and muscular imbalances in order to create a more balanced, and therefore more durable, client/athlete. He also believes that creating confidence and providing ongoing education to his clients is also paramount as a trainer. 

His favourite fitness tool: the kettlebell!

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer helps people improve their quality of life with strength training programs that are personalized to their needs. Her mission is to educate and guide clients in a safe and supportive learning environment in order to empower them. By taking small steps, being consistent, and working hard with the right mindset, she believes clients have the ability to reach their goals.

Jennifer returned to school in her 40s and graduated with honours from NAIT’s personal fitness trainer program in 2017. She became a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), and is also a GGS-1 Women’s Coaching Specialist and a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She believes lifelong learning is essential and continues to find ways to improve and grow in order to better serve her clients.

She enjoys working with a variety of clients, but specializes in working with clients who are new to strength training and perhaps have felt intimidated by the gym environment and don’t know what exercises to do or how to do them. She feels Breathe Fitness offers the perfect space for such clients to gain confidence.

Jennifer Parker


Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer

CPR certified

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Our Mission

Our mission is to build a vibrant, health-conscious community.  We provide every client with an individualized workout program personalized to your goals. You will prepare, move, and perform better – and recover faster.

Our History

One of the first boutique-style training studios in Edmonton, Breathe Fitness has been in operation since 2006.  Len and Nicole combined have over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. 

Our Philosophy

Breathe Fitness aspires to consistently:

  • Listen to our clients
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Lead & motivate

What Our Clients Say


… They have helped me reach my own personal goals and keep me accountable and motivated to continue pushing myself. I couldn’t recommend them more to anyone looking for some fabulous personal training!”


… from my experience Breathe Fitness is top-notch. I started with Breathe 6 months ago as a committed amateur athlete and have learned so much through the experience.”