Dynamic Stretch. Full-Body Strength.
Erika Vipond is an expert trained fitness professional specializing in flexibility and mobility training.
Erika is an expert trained fitness professional, specializing in dynamic flexibility, barre and yoga. Her client list includes pro-athletes NHL's Montreal Canadiens and Olympic Champion figure skate athlete, Meagan Duhamel. She is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, specializing in Advanced Sports Nutrition.
Certified as a Personal Trainer, Master Essentrics Trainer, Registered Yoga Teacher and Progressing Ballet Technique Trainer; she offers teacher training workshops, fitness retreats, personal training and corporate wellness programs. Erika can also be found as a featured trainer on Essentrics TV and working as a Consultant, for numerous projects including group exercise programming, consumer fitness shows, training manuals and video choreography. Currently, Erika is completing courses to qualify as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP) through the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC).
Former Manager of Teacher Training and part of business and content development for Essentrics, Erika studied and apprenticed with Essentrics creator, Miranda Esmonde-White. Erika also holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Manitoba and has an extensive background in dance, where she studied with teachers from Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet to develop her skills as an accomplished dancer and award winning choreographer. Her work has been featured on the runways in the fashion world, where she has contributed as a choreographer for the activewear and wellness company Lolë Women. Also to note! She is one of their proud Brand Ambassadors.
Currently, Erika is developing entrepreneurial projects based out of a historic loft studio in Old Montreal, where she is expanding an online training system and connecting with clients worldwide.
Using a fresh approach to the science of movement, Erika's focus is to bring the lifestyle industries of fitness and wellness, innovative and sustainable training programs that promote the idea of body positivity and the growth of bodywork in the field of integrative medicine.
When you look good, it's because you feel good. Her aim is to help you realize this peaceful state-of-mind by achieving your personal potential through accessible and engaging platforms.
Freedom of movement takes full-body flexibility, strength and mobility. It's what drives Erika to train the entire body well, through the full range-of-motion of every joint- the way our bodies are designed to move. With challenging yet gentle whole body movement, her goal is to unlock your body and to re-design your approach towards stretching- for you to see it as the foundation of your strength training, and as an integral part of self-care.