Jan Betsayda has been a fitness coach for 6 years holding multiple certifications which include the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification, American Council of Exercise, Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1, TRX Level 1, and Bulgarian Bag Level 1.
Jan is a Provincial, Regional, and National level powerlifter in both the 93kg and 105kg weight class. He has been on the podium three times placing 3rd in 2017, top 10 in Western Canada in 2018, and recently the winner of the 2020 UBC Powerlifting Championships placing 1st in the 105kg division totalling nearly 1,500lbs in all 3 of his lifts. His experience in sport includes 4 years of powerlifting, 15 years of basketball, and 5 years of football where he has developed the competitiveness, dedication, knowledge, training and skill set in each of those fields over the past decade.
He is a fitness coach that specializes in athletic strength training, power, conditioning, mobility and development. Jan truly believes there’s an athlete in everyone and that clients have the ability to develop those same set of skills.
Growing up tall and skinny, Jan knew he had to make a change for himself in order for him to pursue his passion in the health and fitness industry. Through Jan’s journey from gaining over 85lbs of muscle to losing over 40lbs of body fat, he knows firsthand the common struggles of committing and improving your health and fitness.
Along with his interest in sport, the physical and psychological factors of his transformation are what inspired Jan to be the personal trainer and fitness coach he is today so that he, too, can inspire and help others to achieve their personal fitness goals and realize their benefits. Jan’s logical, scientific, evidence-based and compassionate approach towards training is what he feels can build a strong establishment, foundation, and progression in kinematics and biomechanics.
When Jan is not in the gym, he is at school in the Registered Massage Therapy program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy where he will be graduating in December 2020 and obtaining his RMT license in early 2021. Jan has a tremendous and growing love for music, singing, and dancing! You can also catch him on your next hike or kayak trip as he loves the water and outdoors!