Trainers & Staff

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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.

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Douglas Rivera

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.

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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.

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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!

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Anastasia Crawford

Michele Shorter

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 4 bodybuilding shows and 2 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. 

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Storm Williams

Storm Williams is a certified BCRPA personal trainer helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals in Victoria, British Columbia.

His fitness background includes competing in 200 and 400 meter sprints, elite level weight training, training with Olympic (2000) participants Jerome Young and Tyree Washington, and professional bodybuilding.

Since retiring from competition, Storm wanted to pay back the fitness community that gave him so much, by helping others reach their personal goals.

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