Fitness Classes, Yoga, Personal Training in Nanaimo, B.C.

Choose2be offers Health & Fitness Classes in Nanaimo

Fitness Classes in Nanaimo

Choose2be offers fitness training, personal training, holistic nutrition, coaching, certification and fitness classes like Bootcamp, Zumba and Yoga designed for all fitness levels. 

Yoga, Therapy & Teacher Training

Choose2be offers a wide range of many styles of yoga including yoga therapy to suit your needs. I’m also pleased to offer a unique Yoga Teacher Training experience with help from our wonderful yoga community.

Personal Training

Whether your goal is permanent weight loss, muscle toning, strength building or enhanced physical performance, I can design a program tailored to your needs and fitness level that will help you meet your fitness goals.

Online Certifications & Programs

Choose2be is excited to launch a fully online Circus Arts Leader Certification course! I also offer Yoga Teacher Training and more. Look under “Get Certified!” For online classes on strength training, yoga, and Zumba, see “Online Programs.”

Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach

Educate. Act. Transform! Where education meets transformation and you take back your power and freedom to choose. Real Food, as nature intended, provides the medicine we need to obtain and maintain a state of health.

Online Circus Arts Leader Certification

Gain confidence as you acquire the skills to juggle with scarves, balls, clubs, hula-hoops and diabolo, spin plates, and so much more!

Yoga Teacher Training

Choose2be now offers you an amazing opportunity to become a yoga leader in your community! Certification leader and inspirational fitness instructor Veronique Rioux and her team will educate and guide you through the 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training certification and help turn your yoga passion into a career!



Learn from Teachers of different styles of Yoga



Apprenticeship and mentoring possibilities



18 Sequenced Vinyasa Classes detailed program included


Chakra Anatomy

Explore the Chakras system in depth

What Choose2be Clients Say

"Vero is a wonderfully positive, knowledgable, and supportive teacher/instructor. Her energy is infectious and she has an amazing ability to keep every class fresh, fun and upbeat. I have taken various classes with Vero over the years including butts & guts and circus yoga. Currently, I am enrolled in her Yoga Teacher Training program, which has been one of the most influential experiences of my life."

Holly Woods 

"Vero is so beautiful in so many ways. The YTT that I took with her this year (2019) exceeded any expectations that I had! Right away she had the 12 of us strangers feeling comfortable and ready for the journey ahead. The 12 of us became very close during the 8 weeks and I know this is due to the space Vero created. Thank you Choose2be!!!"

Samantha Waagenaar

"Nothing but wonderful things to say about Véronique. I wrote my canfitpro theory exam with her and did my practical component with her two days later! She was super accommodating ( I came over to the island from Vancouver) and made me feel extremely comfortable during the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend her. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Véronique for helping me make my dreams a reality and a new career now!!!"

 Cassandra Anne

"Vero is an amazing instructor and very knowledgeable. She’s inspirational and motivating, very helpful. Would definitely recommend working under her!"

Courtney Campbell

"Veronique is bright with joy and laughter that often fills the time I’ve spent with her. I feel her deep care and support in the middle of any interaction I have with her. Vero brings her vast knowledge of the body and health into her work as a counselor with ease. I had this feeling of being challenged on my stuff while being cared about when with Veronique. Working with her is always dynamic!"

Joel Todd

Meet Veronique

Health & Fitness Instructor/ Certified Holistic Therapist 

Let me empower you – to realize your potential, to help you develop your inner and outer strength, so that you gain the confidence you need to make healthy lifestyle choices. You will have me at your side every step of your journey to a healthier body and stronger mind – motivating you to make the changes in your life to be the healthiest version of yourself. See yourself as you intend to be: healthy, strong and capable. By setting goals and changing your mindset, with learning and coaching, you can do anything! Let’s get started.

Now that I’ve graduated as a Transpersonal Therapeutic Counsellor, I’ve opened Vancouver Island Holistic Counselling to offer more rounded services to my clients, because we are so much more than just our bodies.

If you would like to learn more about my story, please listen to the interview I did with the Wake Up With Gratitude Podcast. Available on Spotify, Apple, or direct download.

Choose2be Strong

Start small if you need to. If you haven’t exercised for a long time, just begin by walking for 15 minutes a day and build up from there. You will be amazed at the domino effect this will have on the rest of your life. You will find it influencing how you feel about yourself. You will notice yourself making better choices in many areas of your life.

Choose2be Happy

Start with the simple things. Be happy that you can walk, that you can see beautiful things, feel love and be loved. Look at yourself and focus on what you love about yourself. Be positive, cultivate gratitude, and let it grow on you.

Choose2be Healthy

There is no quick fix. You can’t buy health. You can’t buy a strong body. You need to create it through every choice you make, from eating to how you see yourself. A great place to start is exercise. You need to make exercise a lifestyle. Do whatever type of exercise you enjoy and find inspiring: walking, biking, weight lifting, yoga, dancing…

News & Tips

Read the latest updates and posts, from fitness tips to personal experiences from graduates of the Yoga Teacher Training course.

Optimizing Health and Fitness: Unleashing the Power of Nasal Breathing and the Book “Breath”

Optimizing Health and Fitness: Unleashing the Power of Nasal Breathing and the Book “Breath”

Breathing is an essential function that sustains our life, but have you ever considered the way you breathe and its impact on your overall health and fitness? In our quest for wellness, we often overlook the power of nasal breathing. By consciously engaging in this natural and efficient breathing technique, we can unlock a plethora of benefits that go beyond simply inhaling and exhaling.

In this article, we explore the profound significance of breathing through our nose and delve into the enlightening book “Breath” by James Nestor. Discover how this simple yet transformative practice can optimize your physical performance, enhance your mental well-being, and ultimately elevate your journey towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

Join us as we delve into the fascinating science behind nasal breathing. Our intricate nasal passages serve as a remarkable filtration and conditioning system, allowing us to intake clean, warm, and properly conditioned air. Through nasal breathing, we optimize oxygen utilization, improve lung function, and stimulate the release of nitric oxide, a vital molecule for cardiovascular health.

But what can “Breath” by James Nestor teach us about this often-overlooked aspect of our health? Nestor’s groundbreaking research sheds light on the historical, physiological, and psychological aspects of breathing. He unveils the detrimental effects of modern lifestyle habits, such as mouth breathing and poor posture, while providing practical insights into relearning the art of nasal breathing.

Discover the connection between nasal breathing and athletic performance, as Nestor uncovers how top athletes and trainers integrate nasal breathing techniques into their training routines. Explore the role of nasal breathing in improving endurance, recovery, and overall physical performance, giving you the competitive edge you’ve been seeking.

Moreover, Nestor explores the intricate link between breathing and sleep quality. Uncover how adopting nasal breathing during sleep can alleviate common respiratory issues like snoring and sleep apnea, leading to better rest and rejuvenation. Dive into the world of mental health and learn how breathing techniques can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, promoting a sense of calm and emotional balance.

In this journey towards optimizing your health and fitness, “Breath” acts as an indispensable guide. Nestor’s research and insights will empower you to reevaluate your breathing patterns and harness the incredible benefits of nasal breathing.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to unlock your full potential by simply embracing the power of your nose. Explore the wonders of nasal breathing and embark on a transformative path towards better health, enhanced fitness, and overall well-being. Join us as we delve into the pages of “Breath” and uncover the secrets of optimal breathing.

Stay tuned for our upcoming articles, where we’ll delve deeper into specific nasal breathing techniques and practical tips to incorporate them into your daily routine. Let’s breathe life into our health and fitness journey together!

Transform Your Body and Mind with Yoga Teacher Training in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island 2022

Transform Your Body and Mind with Yoga Teacher Training in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island 2022

Transform your body and mind through the power of yoga with our comprehensive yoga teacher training program in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a confident and competent yoga teacher, while also deepening your own personal practice. Our training program covers a range of topics, including hatha and vinyasa yoga, meditation, yoga philosophy and ethics, anatomy and physiology, and more. With our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, you’ll receive hands-on training and guidance to help you grow and develop as a yoga teacher. Join us for our upcoming yoga teacher training in 2022 and take the first step towards a fulfilling and transformative career in yoga.

How Overindulging on Weekends Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals

How Overindulging on Weekends Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals

Are you struggling to lose weight despite maintaining a calorie deficit during the week? If so, your weekend habits may be to blame. Overindulging on the weekends can sabotage your weight loss goals and undo all the hard work you’ve put in throughout the week. While a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, it’s not the only factor at play. Overindulging on the weekends can erase the calorie deficit you achieved during the week, leading to weight gain over time. In this post, we’ll explore the impact of overindulging on weekends, why a calorie deficit during the week is not enough, and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle most of the time. We’ll also provide tips for developing healthy habits that can help you achieve your weight loss goals.




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Choose2be now offers you an amazing opportunity to become a yoga leader in your community! 

(250) 760-8524

Try eight of my fitness classes for free!

Try eight of my fitness classes for free!

The Fitness Class Sample Pack includes four strength and cardio work-outs, three yoga classes, and a Zumba class, all 45 min to one hour long.

By setting goals, and with training and coaching, you can do anything! Let’s get started.

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