Trainers

Trainers at Vaughan’s Fitness

To be the best you have to have the best.  At Vaughan’s Fitness we only have the top notch trainers in the industry.  At Vaughan’s, all trainers have an amazing combination of personal fitness experience at a high level, BSc Degree’s with years of education and certifications, along with years of experience in the field training and coaching.

Jarid Vaughan

Jarid Vaughan

Jarid Vaughan

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Bio

Jarid Vaughan is the founder and owner of Vaughan’s Fitness and operates the Gym at High Point.

An olympic hopeful and former NCAA div 1 competitor at The University of Texas Arlington, Jarid knows what it takes to lead you to your fitness goals.  As an NCAA competitor, Jarid won many awards and victories while ranking 3rd in the whole NCAA div1 in the 200m sprint in 2009.

  • 2009 Ranked 3rd NCAA div 1 200m
  • 5th place 200m Canadian Olympic Trials 2008
  • 3 time Conference Champion
  • Conference, Regional All American
  • Competed on Canadian 4×400 relay and BC Teams at Canada National Championships and Canada Games.

 

Jarid’s love for sport and fitness lead him to get his BSc Degree in Exercise Science.  While getting his degree in Texas, Jarid also helped coach the University track team for 2 years.  Working on building speed, strength and power with elite NCAA and Olympian track athletes, Jarid helped them improve their athleticism and performances.

Jarid also has years of experience with the general public, helping people lose weight, lose body fat, improve cardio, strength and all areas of fitness, while improving posture and muscular imbalances.  Jarid’s friendly approach takes all intimidation out of personal training, and lets customers have a fun time while being lead to their personal goals.

Jarid can help you improve all or any of these fitness areas:

  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Toning
  • Muscle Building
  • Cardio improvement
  • Strength, Speed, Power improvement
  • Sport specific training (football,track,baseball,hockey,mma, etc, all sports that require strength and speed)
  • Technical run training
  • Nutritional help and info
  • Range of Motion and flexibility training
  • Rehabilitation, Posture work, ICBC patients, Muscular Imbalance improvements
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Articles and Media

 * Langley Times: Vaughan shifts focus to helping others
 * 2009 Texas Relays 100m Final – Jarid Vaughan 2nd Place
 * Dallas ABC News Interview

Testimonials

“Jarid Vaughan is a sports strengthening savvy and a great motivator, his support was crucial in my preparation en route to the Olympics. Working with him was vital for improving my strength condition and learning practical exercises that consequently improved my skills in the gym as well as on the track.” *
Takeshi Fujiwara – Olympian and World Championship Track and Field Competitor 

“Jarid helped me gain knowledge of how to run with technique and form, it has helped me gain range in the outfield while also running better times on the bases. I have also been able to stay injury free due to his running techniques, my form has allowed me to take stress off of muscles that I was used to having problems with. I highly recommend you take your athleticism to the next level by training with Jarid Vaughan! ” *
Michael Choice – 10th Overall, 1st round MLB draft pick – Oakland A’s

“Jarid Vaughan helped me improve my strength and power to a level I never knew existed.  His knowledge and motivation kept me focused and engaged and helped me reach my strength goals, thank-you.” *
Cordero Grey – NCAA All American, 6th Place USA Trials

Mel Portal

 

Bio

Melanie’s love for sports and inevitable exposure to a variety of health care professionals throughout her athletic career inspired her to complete her Bachelors of Human Kinetics at UBC.  She then continued to work in Montréal as a kinesiologist and personal trainer, brushing up on the French skills as well as gaining critical and valuable experience in the health and fitness industry. Since the beginning of high school, she played soccer at a competitive level, through University and continues to do so to this day. Other sports she is passionate about are basketball, football, rugby, hockey, volleyball, swimming and triathlon races.

 

Since the beginning of her degree she found it critical to gain as much diverse experience as possible. She has had the chance to work alongside several physiotherapists, athletic trainers, kinesiologists, personal trainers and researchers.  Her interest in physical rehabilitation was sparked through her own time spent at these treatment facilities. She realized the importance of a holistic approach to rehabilitation, where patients are assessed from a multidisciplinary standpoint, involving many health specialist/ideologies. She applies this will-rounded principle to her training methods, by pulling from many different avenues and experiences, in order to help people achieve their fitness and rehabilitative goals.

 

She has experience in fitness and movements assessments based on CSEP’s evaluation methods as well as experience with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).  These assessment methods allow her to better understand her client’s needs in order to provide an effective and safe training program. In order to continue learning as much as possible, Melanie is actively involved in the community by volunteering at various events such as sports tournaments, BC Summer Games, local triathlons and charity races as well as non-sports related activities.  Having her SportMedBC sport safety certificate qualifies her to tape sports injuries and provide sport specific first aid.

Testimonials

“Mels great personality and workouts have been a great combination to keep me motivated in going to the gym.  I have lost ten pounds since starting with Mel and have also improved my golf game due to my increase in flexibility and strength. ” *
Jordan G

“Mel and Jarid have helped me prepare for my first NCAA season.  I have improved my strength, jump height and overall athleticism.  The workouts are fun and challenging! ” *
Jadon C – NCAA Basketball Athlete

Samantha Lange

Bio

Samantha has always had a passion for the fitness industry.  From a young age she fueled that passion by competing in a variety of sports including soccer, baseball and long distance running.  Growing up she primarily focused on soccer, and played at a very high level until 2007 when she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee, forcing her to take time off and rehabilitate the injury. During her rehabilitation process, she grew an interest and desire to learn more about the body and how it functions. This desire ultimately led her to UFV, where she completed her bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Combining her degree and her drive to help others, she became a professional training coach and kinesiologist.  She has experience working along side many highly skilled physiotherapists, and kinesiologists which she has used to expand her knowledge in the field in the past two years. Experience with the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) helps her understand her clients individual and personal needs in order to obtain a training program to accomplish their specific goals.  Still very much active in athletics, she has challenged herself in new ways by completing her first half-marathon, first tough mudder, and first adventure triathlon all within the last year!

Testimonials

“I have learned so much from Sam and she always pushes me to do my best. Instead of starting somewhere that she knows I’m comfortable with; she will challenge my abilities and I often end up accomplishing something a lot tougher than I would have gotten into if I worked out on my own. I completed my first Gran Fondo in Whistler last September and training with Sam made me confident I was ready and strong enough to race. The VF team are extremely knowledgeable and I’d highly recommend working with them to anyone who’s looking to achieve any kind fitness goal.” *>Selene Millsap – Vaughan’s Fitness customer and avid cyclist

Rebecca Love

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Bio

Rebecca has been actively involved in the sports and fitness community for 15 years. She was a competitive runner from 2000-2008 when injuries forced her to undergo surgery. Her athletic focus has always been long distance track and field races and cross-country, although she participated in other sports throughout her school years and has since taken up cycling, rock climbing and mountaineering.

Her years as a competitive athlete led to many hours spent in physiotherapy and other forms of rehabilitation. These experiences are what gave her a passion for atheltic rehab and led her to complete her Bachelors of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph.

Since completing her degree, Rebecca has remained active in the fitness community by working as a physiotherapy assistant, personal trainer and fitness class instructor for the past 3 years in Ontario. During these years she has had the valuable experience of working along side many other rehab and fitness professionals. Rebecca also enjoys coaching and was an assistant coach for her high school track team during her university summers.  She is passionate about fitness and seeing people of all fitness levels achieve their goals. Although no longer competing, she still loves to run and completed her first half marathon this summer with plans to do many more.

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Jon Dvorak

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Bio

Jon has been immersed in sports from a young age. Competing in taekwondo, soccer, ice hockey and volleyball. Volleyball quickly became his focus and he played on various club teams as well as on Team BC. He later went to the University of the Fraser Valley where he completed his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a focus in exercise science and played on the varsity team where he secured a spot on the All Rookie team in the CCAA.

Throughout his athletic career and exposure to high level coaches, trainers and athletes, Jon has seen the benefits of first class training, and is motivated to provide that same level to his clients as a Kinesiologist. Having experience working as an athletic trainer for the UFV womens soccer team as well as performing baseline concussion testing and working under various skilled physiotherapists, Jon strives to offer a well rounded approach to training that provides function, prevention, rehab and above all, an enjoyable experience.

On the side, Jon is also a paid on call firefighter for the township of Langley and has a passion for helping others in both the community and in the health/ fitness field.

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Chelsey Delaney

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Bio

Chelsey trained for 13 years in artistic gymnastics, 5 of which were at the national level. Her time as an athlete dealing with multiple injuries helped her appreciate the importance of active rehabilitation. She has 10 years experience coaching competitive and recreational gymnastics in addition to 3 years of semi-private and group training. Furthering her appreciation of wellness, Chelsey completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology, specializing in exercise science from the University of the Fraser Valley. She has also completed her level 2 with the National Coaching Certification Program.

Chelsey’s sport background includes: equestrian, artistic gymnastics, cheerleading, and circus arts. Currently, Chelsey performs with a local circus performance art company at various events. Her performances include: 2008 Fashion Music Art Awards, opening of the Vancouver Convention Centre, as well as multiple charity events for Zajac Ranch and the Heart and Stroke foundation.

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