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.

Decoding Fitness: CrossFit vs. Traditional Gym vs. Prime Performance – Navigating Nanaimo’s Fitness Landscape

Decoding Fitness: CrossFit vs. Traditional Gym vs. Prime Performance – Navigating Nanaimo’s Fitness Landscape

In the vibrant tapestry of Nanaimo’s fitness landscape, the choice between CrossFit, a Traditional Gym, and the precision of Prime Performance is more than a decision—it’s a narrative waiting to unfold. Imagine the dynamic energy of CrossFit, where functional movements and community spirit collide. Picture the familiarity of a Traditional Gym, offering diverse workouts in a structured environment. Now, introduce the precision of Prime Performance, where personalized training meets holistic well-being.

This exploration isn’t just about choosing a fitness approach; it’s about crafting a narrative that aligns with your goals, preferences, and the heartbeat of Nanaimo’s well-being community. Join us on a journey through the high-intensity camaraderie of CrossFit, the versatile familiarity of Traditional Gyms, and the precision-guided path of Prime Performance. As Nanaimo’s fitness enthusiasts, let’s navigate this landscape together and discover the approach that resonates with your spirit, goals, and the vibrant story of Vancouver Island’s fitness culture.

Unveiling the Sedentary Threat: How Sitting Became the New Smoking in Nanaimo

Unveiling the Sedentary Threat: How Sitting Became the New Smoking in Nanaimo

Nanaimo, the enchanting jewel of Vancouver Island, pulsates with the rhythm of outdoor adventures and a community deeply invested in holistic well-being. Yet, amidst this vibrant tapestry, a subtle menace lurks in the corners of our daily lives: prolonged sitting. In the echoes of “sitting is the new smoking,” we uncover a profound narrative of how the sedentary lifestyle has woven its way into our health.

This exploration dives into the nuanced impact of extended sitting on Nanaimo’s residents, illuminating the interconnected threads that tie posture, muscle health, joint well-being, and even mental resilience to our daily sitting habits. Join us as we unveil the layers of this sedentary threat and, more importantly, discover how to reclaim our vitality against the backdrop of Nanaimo’s breathtaking landscapes and active spirit. It’s time to defy the stillness, embrace movement, and let Nanaimo’s outdoor wonders be the stage for a lifestyle that harmonizes strength, flexibility, and enduring well-being.

The Keto Diet Unveiled: Pros and Cons for Your Fitness Journey from your health and fitness expert in Nanaimo

The Keto Diet Unveiled: Pros and Cons for Your Fitness Journey from your health and fitness expert in Nanaimo

Nanaimo, where pristine natural beauty meets an active lifestyle, is a city that values wellness. In the heart of this coastal paradise, the keto diet has emerged as a compelling dietary option. However, as with any nutritional approach, the keto diet comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

In this guide, we navigate the serene landscapes of Nanaimo to uncover the potential benefits of the keto diet, such as rapid weight loss and improved blood sugar control. Yet, we also explore the challenges it presents, from potential nutrient deficiencies to the infamous “keto flu.”

As residents of this vibrant city, it’s crucial to understand how the keto diet aligns with your health goals, lifestyle, and long-term sustainability. Before diving into the world of ketosis, consider the unique characteristics of Nanaimo’s wellness community and the diverse culinary experiences that await on Vancouver Island. Achieving your health and fitness goals is a journey, and the path you choose should be one that harmonizes with the beauty and vitality of Nanaimo.




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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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