MilFit Personal Training Services

MilFit personal trainers are CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologists, the highest
and most advanced designation available in the fitness industry in Canada.

why choose milfit


MilFit personal training is a private one-on-one session designed to focus attention entirely on your needs to make sure you reach your health and fitness goals safely and effectively. Whether you are new to fitness or an athlete, our team of professional and experienced Certified Personal Trainers will customize on-going personalized exercise programs that will be tailored towards achieving your best possible health, fitness and well-being.


All of our professional and experienced Certified Personal Trainers are university educated in Exercise Science, Sports Performance and Injury Prevention. Our trainers provide motivation, accountability, consistency, non-judgmental support, safe supervision, correct technique, proper form, injury rehabilitation, sports-specific training and results.


Research shows that working one-on-one with a personal trainer produces health and fitness results more effectively and more efficiently, and with less to no injuries than training on your own.


Personal training is and excellent investment in your health, fitness and well-being. You will gain numerous benefits from personal training – tone your entire body, decrease body fat, increase cardiovascular endurance, gain muscular strength, improve your balance, core strength and posture, maximize athletic performance, reduce health risks and prevent injury.


MilFit Yosu Yoga is a holistic blend of yoga and physical conditioning. Private 1-on-1 sessions are designed to focus attention entirely on your needs to make sure you reach your health and fitness goals safely and effectively. Each session is custom tailored based on your personal requirements as well as your health and fitness goals. The personal sessions are an excellent way to achieve the benefits of fitness and yoga as well as saves you the uneasiness of exercising or doing yoga in front of strangers at a gym or crowded facility. You will receive more hands on attention and concentration than you would in a large public class. The class will focus on correct posture, alignment, muscle tone, endurance, strength, flexibility, regulation of breath and peaceful mind.


  • Tones the entire body
  • Builds muscular strength and endurance
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves static and dynamic balance
  • Cultivates core strength and stability
  • Fine-tunes sports skills
  • Enhances kinesthetic awareness and proprioception
  • Promotes proper posture


MilFit Group Yoga are semi-private / small group classes of 2, and up to a maximum of 6 people. This small group setting ensures each session is custom tailored based on each individuals health and wellness goals, while keeping the cost of each session down. Each student will receive more hands on attention and concentration than in a large and crowded public class. Each class focuses on correct posture, alignment, muscle tone, endurance, strength, flexibility, regulation of breath and peaceful mind. Practicing yoga with a group of friends, family, colleagues or team-mates is a fun, healthy social activity that leaves everyone feeling more mindful, connected, inspired and happy.

Milwina Guzman

Owner/Personal Trainer

Milwina holds a Bachelor of Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. She is the proud owner of MilFit Personal Training Services Inc., a Vancouver based personal fitness training management company. She has been a Kinesiologist, personal fitness trainer and a nutritional consultant for CITAHEALTH Management since March 2002. Milwina is skilled in exercise prescription, fitness testing, exercise rehabilitation, personal training as well as nutritional consulting. She has completed numerous certifications in these areas, including the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification, and Certified Exercise Physiologists with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

Her true passion in life is to help and educate people to live a longer and healthier life through physical activity and the practice of Yoga. She has and continues to positively influence the lives of a diverse group of people, ranging from sedentary individuals to athletes and from young adults to the changing aging population. Milwina is perhaps the toughest personal trainer at CITAHEALTH, but she serves as a motivator and teacher who creates challenging, stimulating and innovative exercise programs. Although Milwina specializes in personal training and Yoga, she has experience in rehabilitation prescription, exercise therapy, exercise testing, occupational health and corporate wellness.

Milwina is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RTY 200) through the Yoga Alliance. She teaches a variety of styles including: Vinyasa Flow, Power, Hatha, YHot, and Core. She also teaches group fitness classes at YYoga (YFit, TRX, YSculpt).

Being a track and field athlete in her earlier years, Milwina enjoys running above all other activities. She has competed in distance races ranging from 10ks, half and full marathons as well as adventure racing. A few of her memorable accomplishment were competing in the 2002 Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii, placing 3rd in her age category in the 2002 Fall Classics Half Marathon and competing solo in the Seek the Peak Race in 2006/2007/2008.

You will probably spot Milwina running the seawall, hiking up local mountains or walking the streets of Vancouver with her yoga mat, she never leaves home without it.

Education and Qualifications:
2015: TRX Certified Trainer
2010: YYoga 80 Hour YHot Yoga Teacher Training
2010: YYoga 200 Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training, RYT
2006: Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP
2003: Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Health and Fitness), UBC
2003: Professional Fitness & Lifestyle Consultant, CSEP
2002: Certified Fitness Consultant, CSEP
2001: Human Performance Diploma, Minor in Nutrition, Langara College
1999: ACE Personal Trainer
1997: Bachelor of Commerce, UBC

Leila Mazhari

Personal Trainer

Leila is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. Passionate about fitness, Leila helps clients of any level to enjoy their journey, whether they want to improve their sport performance, reduce health risks,or look and feel better, Leila will motivate, enable and make training a fun and rewarding experience. Interested in any aspects of Fitness, Leila is experienced with rehabilitation and injury prevention, strength and conditioning and also leading fun Group Fitness classes.

Education and Certifications:
Fitness leadership Diploma(Infofit)
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Health Coach
Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
MOSSA Group Power certified Instructor
TRX Functional Trainer qualified
Fit 4 Two Pre and Post natal exercise Specialist
Older adult exercise specialist

Functional Training
Resistance Training

Athos Leao

Personal Trainer

Athos is originally from Brazil. His passion for fitness was encouraged by a competitive ultra-man that is also his Uncle. Athos began competing in triathlons around his home country, Brasil with his uncle’s coaching. He also played Soccer and enjoys Jujitsu. Since moving to Canada he has focused on weight training and recently completed Ironman 70.3 – Victoria in June 2018. He continues to enjoy mixing weight training with endurance triathlon training. In his spare time, he can be found hiking and snowboarding Vancouver’s local mountains. Athos obtained his Personal Trainer Certification and Fitness Nutrition specialized certificate in 2017 and has since worked in the health industry. He strives to help clients reach their fitness goals by delivering individualized fitness and nutrition coaching.

ACE Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise)
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialized
ISSA Corrective Exercise Specialist
ISSA Strength, Sport and Conditioning
ISSA Exercise Therapy Certification
ISSA Bodybuilding Specialist
CPR/AED Certificate level 2

Hypertrophy/ Muscle Building
Fat Loss
Athletic Conditioning

“I’ve being working out with Athos since March 2017, I was lucky to have Athos as my trainer, I told him I was feeling back pain and also felt tired when I was standing too long. After 8 weeks of training with him I felt so much improvement in my posture and becoming back pain-free, I felt so much strong. I started doing exercises that I thought was reserved just for athletes, I like his motivation and I feel great after his workouts.” – Alexandre Alves

Andrea Lo

Personal Trainer

Recognizing my passion for helping others combined with my love for an active lifestyle, becoming a certified personal trainer seemed like the right fit. My focus when training is on our mind-body awareness and how movement in various ways positively affects all aspects of our life. We all have a body so let’s help each other keep it healthy for the long run!

Having always been an active individual playing organized sports from a young age, fitness and movement has been a huge part of my life. From playing community hockey and field hockey leagues growing up on the North Shore to a high performance varsity level, you can still find me on the ice and field on any given weekend. I’ve also coached youth and high school field hockey teams. When the weather is nice, I’ll be rollerblading, running, hiking or playing tennis.

CFES certified personal trainer
CPR/First Aid-A/AED

Rachel Parker

Yoga Instructor

My yoga journey began over 4 years ago and I immediately discovered the physical and mental benefits of a regular focused practice. I completed my 200 Hour Vinyasa and Hatha training at Karma Teachers in Gastown April 2018. Since graduating I began teaching at Karma Teachers as well as regularly teaching a group of friends on the North Shore. I now teach to a corporate business as well as substitute for Oxygen Yoga. I’m passionate about incorporating the practice of pranayama and meditation into my classes and I am committed to using yoga as a method of making a difference in my local community. I like to encourage people to challenge themselves throughout practice but to be mindful of their own bodies limitations, thus to allow a free-flowing mind.

I arrived from the UK in January 2018 with my partner deciding that we needed a new adventure in our lives! I took up snowboarding on arrival where I then taken every opportunity to get up to the mountains. I am a keen fitness fanatic taking part in cross-fit style training and I am a 2nd Dan black-belt in Shotokan Karate. When I’m not being active I love to watch documentaries, eat delicious food and hang out with friends!

Zahra Farhang

Personal Trainer

My name is Zahra Farhang. I am a certified personal trainer and a third year student at UBC studying Kinesiology.

I am very positive, outgoing and energetic person. I like all the sports and have tried most of them but my favorites are Squash, Snowboarding and surfing. I love training people and make them feel satisfied about themselves. My goal is to give motivation and try my best to help people to be able to be in their best physique and mindset.

Nina Neves

Personal Trainer

Nina is a professional and motivated kinesiologist and personal trainer. She has experience working both at the gym as a trainer and in a rehabilitation setting as a physiotherapy assistant. Her passion for sports and health have led her to lead and participate in a variety of modalities from swimming to competitive basketball, as well as from group circuit training and group Tabata, to one-on-one personalized training. Nina enjoys working closely to her clients, attending to their needs and helping them achieve their fitness goals. She is compassionate and inspiring, making each of her sessions structured around fundamental techniques optimal for her client’s success in strength acquisition, weight loss, and flexibility.

Certifications and Qualifications
UBC Kinesiology
CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer
Canadian Red Cross CPR-A Certified
Neves Physiotherapist Corp. – Physiotherapy Assistant

Vanessa Thody

Personal Trainer

Vanessa first practiced yoga in high school as an alternative to the school gym program, and really enjoyed the experience. Vanessa was able to reconnect with a regular yoga practice a few years ago and instantly fell back in love with yoga and movement. She then decided to take her Yoga Teacher Training, and became certified.

After that experience she expanded her love of movement into teaching fitness and strength training. Vanessa eventually took her Mat Pilates Teacher Training to further expand her offerings. Since then she has been teaching yoga, Pilates, fitness and strength training classes.

Hugo Sears

Personal Trainer

Hugo grew up playing football and skied during the snow season. While studying Kinesiology at university, he figured that teaching others to be fit and healthy would help his career as an athlete. Win/Win. Post graduation the program director of his ski club asked him to coach for the club.

“I’ve coached with my club for 4 years and I love to see my athletes progress or learn a new skill”

He completed his personal training and nutrition coaching certifications in 2021 and 2022; every year he keeps up to date expanding his skills in calisthenics, plyometrics, and SAQ specific training.

His goal is to provide the tools and guidance for you to be healthy and optimally effective while achieving your fitness goals.

His spare time allows him to train and compete representing Canada in the Freeride World Qualifiers

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
NASM Synapse CCR
Freestyle Ski Coach
Sports Performance Specialist
CPR-Level C

Muscle Hypertrophy
Strength and Stability
Sport Performance
Strongman lifts
Max Eccentric Training

    CONTACT Milfit

    Please contact MilFit using the phone or e-mail listed below or use the form to the left.


    Terminal City Club
    837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

    Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
    845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9

    An hour with Milwina is the extreme dynamic full body workout! People in the gym cannot help but notice the punishment you go through.

    ~ Jorge ~

    I can't say enough of the caliber of the trainers at MilFit. I have been training with Mil for over 5 years and am amazed that every session is creative, tough and pushes me to be better. Her commitment and knowledge of health and fitness is truly inspiring.

    ~ Kathleen ~

    We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful yoga session. Your kindness and generosity in sharing your gift is deeply appreciated. We feel lucky to have had this class with you as we all felt challenged and refreshed after the session.

    ~ Betty, Lauren, Kerri ~