Nanaimo's original year-round outdoor fitness company. #justdoitoutside
Phone: 250-739-1988

About Jumpstart Outdoor Fitness

Pennie Smith

Pennie is a fourth generation Nanaimo girl. After receiving her Recreation Sport Management diploma, she changed her view to finish her social work credentials, and while still working in that field came back to her first love, outdoor fitness. After attending Jumpstart classes for 4 years Pennie was ecstatic at the opportunity to own the company and follow her dream of assisting people that share her passion for outdoor fitness at the beautiful locations that Nanaimo has to offer.

Michelle Kartz


Michelle is a CanFitPro certified Fitness Instructor Professional and 200hr certified Yoga Instructor. Michelle’s goal with fitness is to create an all inclusive environment that is supportive, safe, effective and most of all fun! Always dreaming of living on Vancouver Island, she is grateful to have made that dream a reality and to share her passion with such a warm community, in one of the most beautiful places on earth! With Michelle you can expect to work, play, relax and have some fun!

Kasey Scott


Kasey has been working in the fitness industry since 1991. She is certified as a personal trainer through CanFitPro, and a group fitness leader through the BCRPA. Kasey’s extensive experience includes gym owner, fitness writer, and host of Bodies in Motion – a local TV show in Squamish. Kasey’s passion for the fitness industry is why she feels she has the ability to help anyone achieve more than what they ever thought possible!

Sandra Urbanoski


Sandra Urbanoski is a BCRPA Certified Group Fitness Leader that enjoys fitness in the great outdoors 365 days of the year. Our Jumpstart Boot Camp client turned Fitness Leader, believes in functional and fun fitness and challenging yourself fully so that you enjoy what you do and look forward to workouts. Being a married mother of three with all the responsibilities of life in general, she knows how hard it seems to be to squeeze fitness time in but has experienced first hand the benefits, pride and satisfaction in the everyday achievement of getting out there and getting it done. Positivity and pride in fitness accomplishments radiates positive energy.

Angela Eaves

Angela is a Vancouver Island girl, born and raised, and never takes this breath-taking setting for granted. After six enthusiastic years as a Jumpstart client, and after earning her Group Fitness certification through BCRPA (British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association) she is eager to help others find their own path. We take great pleasure in welcoming Angela on board as our newest member of the Jumpstart team.

Sharon Jager

Sharon is BCRPA certified and has her group, weight and personal training. She grew up in Victoria BC but moved to Kamloops and is now excited to be back on Vancouver Island and doing what she is passionate about. Being physically active has always been a very important part of her life. After having three children she has realized how easy it is to loose focus on what matters…yourself. Sharon loves to help people refocus so they can see (and experience) why she loves fitness and to get them on the road to an active healthy life!

Laura Timmermans


Laura’s love for yoga started at an early age. Her devotion to practice is fueled by the constant evolution of the body-mind’s connection. Laura’s goal is to safely teach people so that they can experience the joy and countless benefits of the yoga journey. What she hopes to bring to each class is an open mind and an open heart.


When Laura is not rocking-out on her mat, she can be found outside hiking, kayaking, and exploring the endless beauty of Vancouver Island. She can also be found working as a Freelance Graphic Designer where she combines her creative passion with positive action in hopes of making a better world around her.


Her training includes:

Omtown Yoga Teacher 200 hours – 2014


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