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Trainers & Staff


Kathy Niketas

Kathy has worked at Odyssey gym for the last 13 years. Starting out as a member in 1992, she has competed in two figure competitions and in the Western Canadians in 2006. She loves how the gym members are of all different fitness levels, and she considers Odyssey gym as a unique community.


Douglas Rivera

I’m from small-town Powell River, located on the Sunshine Coast in beautiful British Columbia. My favourite thing about the gym is the feeling of accomplishment after a workout, and of course THE PUMP! I train for my health and well-being. My goal in the future is to one day own my own gym.


Samuel Kazakoff

I was raised in the small coastal town of Powell River, BC where I fell in love with the gym and weightlifting. I started going with my mum after school when I was 13 and haven't stopped ever since. When I first moved to Victoria, I pursued a career in fitness at the downtown YMCA where I became certified as a personal trainer and small group trainer. I love seeing people pursue a hobby in fitness and become stronger/ happier/ healthier versions of themselves. I love being here at Odyssey for the atmosphere, friendliness of the staff, and all of our members, and I hope to be here for as long as I can, fixing equipment and improving every day.


Emma Rennie

Emma has enjoyed working at Odyssey for the last two years and meeting all the wonderful members. When she’s not working her full-time job as a wedding planner, you can find Emma behind the front desk or in the gym lifting heavy weights for fun. Odyssey is the first gym Emma has been too and it will always be a special place to her!


Anastasia Crawford

Originally I'm from Eastern Europe but I've been living in Victoria for the past 10 years. My favorite thing about our gym is the community and all of the athletes that inspired me to compete when I first came here in 2018. 

I train for strength and aesthetics with a goal of maintaining a balanced physique. In the past I've competed in four bodybuilding shows and two powerlifting meets. I love training and being active. I don't have any specific fitness goals at the moment but I'm always working on maintaining and evolving my physique. 


Michele Shorter


Monica Kennedy 

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