Meet The Trainers

Trainer’s at Vaughan’s Fitness – Personal Training Langley

To be the best you have to have the best. At Vaughan’s Fitness we only have the top notch trainers in the industry. 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, along with amazing, welcoming and friendly personalities.

Jarid Vaughan

University of Texas

Jarid Vaughan

 

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Sam Lange

Fraser Valley University

Sam Lange

 

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Jon Dvorak

Fraser Valley University

Jon Dvorak

 

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Chelsey Delaney

Fraser Valley University

Chelsey Delaney

 

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Hazel Ross

Trinity Western University

Hazel Ross

 

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Melissa Pankratz

University of British Columbia

Melissa Pankratz

 

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Kendall Brand

Fraser Valley University

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JARID VAUGHAN – Owner, BSC Kinesiology



JARID VAUGHAN


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
  • Finalist in the 200m Canadian Olympic Trials 2008
  • 3 time NCAA Div 1 Conference Champion
  • NCAA Div 1 Conference, Regional All American
  • Competed on Canadian 4×400 relay and BC Teams at Canada National Championships and Canada Games.
  • Fastest man in BC 2007-2013 (Winner of the 100m and 200m)

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
  • Soft Tissue Release
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Sam Lange – Kinesiologist, BKin Kinesiology



Sam Lange


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!

  • 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)
  • Nutritional help and info
  • Range of Motion and flexibility training
  • Rehabilitation, Posture work, ICBC patients, Muscular Imbalance improvements
  • Soft Tissue Release
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Jon Dvorak – Kinesiologist, BKin Kinesiology



Jon Dvorak


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.

  • 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)
  • Nutritional help and info
  • Range of Motion and flexibility training
  • Rehabilitation, Posture work, ICBC patients, Muscular Imbalance improvements
  • Soft Tissue Release
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Chelsey Delaney – Kinesiologist, BKin Kinesiology



Chelsey Delaney


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.

  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Toning
  • Muscle Building
  • Cardio improvement
  • Strength, Speed, Power improvement
  • Gymnastics, acro, circus specific training.
  • Sport specific training (football,track,baseball,hockey,mma, etc, all sports that require strength and speed)
  • Nutritional help and info
  • Range of Motion and flexibility training
  • Rehabilitation, Posture work, ICBC patients, Muscular Imbalance improvements
  • Soft Tissue Release
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Hazel Ross – Kinesiologist, BKin Kinesiology



Hazel Ross


Hazel is a competitive hurdler with goals of reaching the Commonwealth Games in 2018. She has competed at a National Level many times throughout her career. Through her passion for track and field, she was introduced to a more holistic approach to sport and fitness. During her own injuries, she realised that knowing the movement patterns and the scientific side of training would help improve her athletic career.

Moving from Scotland, she attended Trinity Western University here in Langley where she attained her Bachelor of Human Kinetics Degree with focus in Kinesiology. Through her university years, she gained 5 years of coaching experience at her local track club. For TWU Spartans, Hazel helped lead her team to CIS silver last year with individual performances in 4 separate events: hurdles, high jump, long jump and the sprint relay. Hazel is excited to begin her new journey at Vaughans Fitness.

  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Toning
  • Muscle Building
  • Cardio improvement
  • Strength, Speed, Power improvement
  • Speed specific training.
  • Sport specific training (football,track,baseball,hockey,mma, etc, all sports that require strength and speed)
  • Nutritional help and info
  • Range of Motion and flexibility training
  • Rehabilitation, Posture work, ICBC patients, Muscular Imbalance improvements
  • Soft Tissue Release
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Melissa Pankratz – Kinesiologist, BKin Kinesiology



Melissa Pankratz


Melissa has been around athletics since the age of 9 years old. She played soccer till the age of 16 but quickly realized that her height was a greater asset to the sport of volleyball. From there she focused on volleyball exclusively, playing on school and various club teams and coaching younger athletes students. Following high school, Melissa transitioned to Briercrest College where she played varsity volleyball for the ACAC as a middle for 2 years. It was during these two years that Melissa realized her passion for rehabilitation sciences. She then transitioned to the University of British Columbia where she completed her degree in Human Kinetics.

During her time at university and all throughout her athletic career, Melissa has had the opportunity to work with numerous athletics therapists, physiotherapists, trainers, sports medicine doctors, and researchers. She spent a semester researching the effect of life factors on athletic training capacity and how the associated sports specific movements were impacted. She has also worked as an athletic trainer for the UBC Okanagan women’s volleyball team doing manual therapy, injury assessment, sport concussion assessments, and return to play exercise prescription. With this background, Melissa strives to provide client specific training that focuses on injury prevention, overall health, and well-being.

  • 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)
  • Nutritional help and info
  • Range of Motion and flexibility training
  • Rehabilitation, Posture work, ICBC patients, Muscular Imbalance improvements
  • Soft Tissue Release
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Kendall Brand – Kinesiologist, BKin Kinesiology



Kendall Brand


Kendall’s passion for health and fitness stems from dedicated years to competitive dance. Focusing on aesthetics of the body and manipulation of movement to create dance. After a few years of a professional dancing career Kendall fell in love with weight lifting. She began personal training and shortly after enrolled at the University of the Fraser Valley to begin her degree in Kinesiology. Combing the competitive aspect of dance and weight lifting she competed in four local bodybuilding shows in the bikini category, making top five and competing the BC Provincials.

Personal training since 2010 and incorporating her degree of kinesiology has allowed Kendall to help her clients reach their goals safely, efficiently and with longevity. Kendall is also a certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, FST is a neuromyofascial manual therapy that focuses on the connective tissue system rather than isolated muscle treatment.

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

Takeshi Fujiwara

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

Britt Feltan

I have been training with Vaughan’s Fitness for over two years and always enjoy coming in to such a positive and supportive environment. Every trainer on the team is friendly, helpful, and passionate about health and wellness. Working with Sam has been such a great experience; she coaches me, challenges my fitness goals and genuinely cares. Thank you to the whole team for making early morning workouts something I look forward to!**

Britt Feltan
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Robert Hoffman

I’ve been going to Vaughan’s for a few months now and the results are fantastic! Jarid and all of his trainers are extremely knowledgeable, professional, friendly and helpful. They really take an interest in each clients specific goals and health. I’ve gone to other trainers in the past, who were very good, but Vaughn’s is head and shoulder’s above the rest!**

Robert Hoffman
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Lisa Maddocks

I have been with Jarid and Mel for just over two months now. Prior to that I was working with another trainer, I have had more success with Vaughan’s fitness in two months versus two years with others! It’s a fantastic feeling thanks Jarid and Mel**

Lisa Maddocks
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Elyse Lenz

Came into Vaughan’s fitness about a month ago looking to get into shape for summer! Being pretty active in the gym already I was looking to get the best out of my workouts for optimal weight loss and toning! The time I’ve spent training with Mel so far has been such a positive experience. I love how she really takes the time to make sure you have proper form and that she pushes me just enough. She’s given me lots of tips and exercises to try when I’m at the gym alone and she’s also showed me some exercises that have helped me with my long distance running goals.**

Elyse lenz
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Rachelle Vinish-Guzzo

Love this place. The trainers here at Vaughan’s are very dedicated to your health , fitness and well being. I have come to them with a significant injury and they have helped me to rehabilitate as well as progress with my fitness. You guys are amazing !**

Rachelle Vinish-Guzzo
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Taryn Day

After being in pain for over 3 years from two car accidents and trying many different things working with Sam has been amazing and I wish I had found Vaughan’s fitness sooner! She has worked with me never pushing me if I am in pain but pushing me enough that I see and feel the change in my body. With my busy schedule Sam is always very accommodating and if I am not able to train with her she will give my info to another trainer to train me so I can make sure I continue with my progress of getting better. I look forward to continuing my sessions with her till I feel 100% and beyond that. Anyone looking for a great supportive trainers I highly recommend Vaughan’s Fitness!**

Taryn Day
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Lisa Dunn

I just moved into the area and was excited to find that there was a training facility in our nieghbour hood. Jared and his group of trainers are very professional and thorough. As a RMT I was looking for a trainer who would help with muscle balancing and functional movement. My trainer Chelsey is amazingly resourceful and informative. Love working with her. Jared also amazing, he built a program for my daughter this summer to help get her ready for her fist year in Florida playing Div 1 varsity beach volleyball. As a therapist and as a customer I would highly recommend Vaughan’s fitness**

Lisa Dunn
RMT

Frank Putland

I have been working out with Jarid and his team for a little over a year now. With their expertise and guidance, I am well along rehabilitating an injured knee as well as dramatically improving my overall fitness and strength. An added benefit has been the loss of about twenty five pounds. I really look forward to working out with Jarid and his team and would highly recommend them. Great people, great atmosphere and great facility.**

Frank Putland
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Scott Dore

Excellent trainers they are all very knowledgeable about the body and do a great job matching your workout to your fitness level**

Scott Dore
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Patricia Mai

This place is great! It’s my first time doing personal training, and before finding this gym I did a lot of research on the web. I am glad I found it– I have had the luxury of doing one-on-one personal training with all the team members, and each one of them are amazing at what they do. Despite having their own way of approaching it, in the end all of the hard work pays off! Would recommend to anyone looking to do personal training :)!**

Patricia Mai
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Cynthia Dreger

Love Vaughan’s Fitness. I have worked with many of the trainers and they are all awesome. They all have so much knowledge and a true desire to help. I never feel judged, they are all so friendly. I look forward to every session. Try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.**

Cynthia Dreger
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Asma Erhiam

Excellent place, knowledgeable people, I have been with them for 3 years, never been a dull moment. I recommend them for your total workout

Asma Erhiam
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Miranda Buchinski

My mom and I go to Vaughan’s, and we love it! Excellent service, staff are super knowledgeable, helpful and easy to work with. They’ve been working with my mom on her injured back, and her confidence and strength has increased by leaps and bounds. Thank you for everything you do for us!**

Miranda Buchinski
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Jennifer Harder

Before finding Jarid, I tried out several trainers. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I bought a home gym.
After a couple years, the equipment was still looking pretty new, I came across Jarid’s website.
At my consultation, Jarid’s vast knowledge and passion for fitness was such a pleasure to see! I signed up, and listed my fitness equipment for sale when I got home.
Jarid’s attitude toward fitness is motivating. He brings a lot of value to his clients with his experience, enthusiasm, and approachable personality. His patience, positive reinforcement and gentle encouragement made my goals attainable.
The quote from Warren Buffett, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” describes Jarid’s approach to training.
Thanks Jarid, I’m glad I found you**

Jennifer Harder
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Michael Choice

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 draft pick - Oakland A's - MLB Athlete

Shannon Allan

I recommend Vaughan’s Fitness to anyone that wants results! When I first met with Jarid I was looking to overcome chronic back issues. My doctors recommended working with a personal trainer to build muscle to help alleviate my back pain. My overall strength and fitness has immensely improved and I’m also happy and healthier! Thank you Jarid, Sam & Jon!**

Shannon Allan
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Selene Millsap

I had pretty basic goals that I wanted to achieve when I started training with Sam. I have always enjoyed exercising but I wanted to improve my strength and do cross training that would benefit my cycling performance. I had reached a plateau and needed help taking things to the next level. Sam created fun workouts that focussed on strength, stability and balance- teaching me practical exercises and how to lift weight safely and effectively. I have learned so much from Sam and she always pushes me to do my best. Instead of starting somewhere she knows I’m comfortable; 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

Brandon Weaver

The trainers at Vaughan’s Fitness are all friendly and knowledgeable. My experience with them has exceeded all of my expectations and I have recommended them to several of my friends and co-workers. I am confident with the workouts that the trainers design for me as I feel like they are tailored to my body’s needs and not a one-size fits all workout. When I have found that an exercise doesn’t feel right, they are able to adjust the workout to help relieve any discomfort. The prices are also very competitive for the service you receive and if you are considering getting a personal trainer than I recommend you visit Vaughan’s Fitness.**

Brandon Weaver
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Emily Ortis

Sam is a great trainer and kinesiologist. Sam played a vital role in my recovery after a motor vehicle accident; she helped me regain my strength and overcome my injuries through skillfully planned work outs that addressed my physical deficits. Sam is great at keeping the work-out challenging and fun while being able to answer any sort of technical questions. She has a wealth of knowledge in muscle rehabilitation as well as strength training to meet whatever fitness goal you may have.**

Emily Ortis
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Vanessa Nicola

The best, most qualified personal trainers that will cater to your needs**

Vanessa Nicola
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Ian Thompson

Jarid and his team focus on the long term aspects of health and fitness… working out in a great location in a great atmosphere with a great experience and great fun every session!!! As I was telling Jarid today in my session,,,,the hour whistles by and i get so much accomplished….and feel great at the end…Thanks Jarid, Sam, Chelsi and John!**

Ian Thompson
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Greg Paull

I couldn’t recommend Vaughan’s Fitness more highly. The focus is always on you and what is right for you on that day and over the long term. I started with Jarid and his team almost a year ago and had a very frustrating – and painful – shoulder injury. No magic potions or ‘fad’ techniques, just sincere two-way communication, appropriate exercise and training, some physical massage, some ‘homework’, and I am virtually pain-free with 95% mobility in just 10 months. Each session is documented and carefully thought out so know matter who trains you, the experience is always the same. There’s an obvious caring about clients that is shown by each team member – but make no mistake, they work you hard! And the great thing is, you begin to love the hard work just as much, and before you know it, you’re in amazing shape physically and mentally!**

Greg Paull
Vaughan's Fitness Customer

Louise Forsyth

Jarid was a huge help in me achieving my goal of making the Canadian National basketball team and getting an NCAA scholarship for Basketball. My strength, fitness, and mobility improved drastically and I am continuing to work with him in preparation for NCAA Division I Basketball at Gonzaga University. He is very organized in his planning of my workouts and is attentive to proper form for each exercise. I look forward to training with him each week. He is a great trainer for an aspiring athlete.**

Louise Forsyth
Team Canada Basketball, NCAA 1 Athlete
**Results may vary from person to person.
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VAUGHAN’S FITNESS – TRY US OUT NOW

2 FREE LANGLEY PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

Try us out with two free personal Langley Personal Training sessions along with a free consultation. We will give you a tour of the facility, ask you some questions about your fitness background, your specific goals, and answer any questions. We can then set you up with the perfect workouts including the 2 free training sessions. Emaill jarid@vaughansfitness.com to set up your free training sessions today.

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VAUGHAN’S FITNESS – TRY US OUT NOW

2 FREE LANGLEY PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS

Try us out with two free personal Langley Personal Training sessions along with a free consultation. We will give you a tour of the facility, ask you some questions about your fitness background, your specific goals, and answer any questions. We can then set you up with the perfect workouts including the 2 free training sessions. Emaill jarid@vaughansfitness.com to set up your free training sessions today.

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