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.

Overcoming Knee Pain During Squats: A Comprehensive Guide

Overcoming Knee Pain During Squats: A Comprehensive Guide

Knee pain during squats is a common hurdle for many lifters, often leading to frustration and even abandonment of the exercise altogether. However, with the right approach, it’s possible to overcome this challenge and return to squatting pain-free. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the various causes of knee pain during squats and provide practical solutions to help you regain confidence in your squatting abilities.

Unleash the Fun: Family Fitness Adventures in Nanaimo with Choose2Be

Unleash the Fun: Family Fitness Adventures in Nanaimo with Choose2Be

Discover a world where fitness transcends the ordinary, and every family member, from the tiniest tots to the wisest grandparents, finds joy in movement. Our philosophy goes beyond structured classes, focusing on inspiring families to create their unique fitness adventures. Dive into the exhilarating possibilities, from backyard Olympics to beach volleyball tournaments, and make fitness a celebration of family bonding. Join us in the heart of Nanaimo, where the adventure of family fitness awaits—because staying active should be as exciting as the memories you create along the way. 🌟💪 #FamilyFitnessAdventure #Choose2BeActive #NanaimoWellness

Crafting Your Path to Wellness: A Mindful Approach to New Year Resolutions in 2024

Crafting Your Path to Wellness: A Mindful Approach to New Year Resolutions in 2024

As the calendar turns to 2024, it’s more than just a change of digits; it’s an opportunity for mindful transformation. At Choose2Be Fitness in Nanaimo, we invite you to redefine New Year resolutions. Beyond the usual goals lies a deeper quest—to discover how you want to feel throughout the year. Uncover the power of Core Desire Feelings, set realistic goals aligned with your well-being, and embark on a journey guided by mindfulness. Let’s explore the essence of a New Year resolution that goes beyond achievements to cultivate a year filled with meaningful emotions. 🌟💚 #MindfulWellness #NewYearResolutions2024 #Choose2BeFitness




Get In Touch

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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