Meet the Team

Keep Up Your Healthy Lifestyle and Recover from Injury

Therapists and Fitness Trainers Here to Help!

 

Dr. Sanaz Bondar

Chiropractor

Dr. Bondar is available at Body Smart Health

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Following her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at SFU in Vancouver, Dr. Bondar continued her education at Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina, where she completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic with Summa Cum Laude honors.

With a vast array of specialized skills and the utmost attention to detail, Dr. Bondar strives to provide her clients with the absolute best in Chiropractic care. Her commitment to the patient’s comfort combined with a knowledge of multiple techniques such as diverse methods of adjustments, gentle mobilization, activator technique, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation and exercise prescription, custom foot orthotics, nutrition and lifestyle coaching provides each client with a personalized plan for the most effective treatment.

When not assisting her clients on their journey to a healthier lifestyle, Dr. Bondar enjoys travelling, hiking, staying healthy and classic cars.

SERVICES & TECHNIQUES:

  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Activator Technique
  • Graston Technique
  • Custom orthotics
  • Pregnancy pain
  • Sports injuries
  • MVA & whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Dry Cupping
  • Health coaching
  • Exercise & Rehabilitation

Education:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Sherman College of Chiropractic, SC, USA
  • Bachelors of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry – Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

Membership:

  • Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association
  • British Columbia Chiropractic Association
  • College of Chiropractors of British Columbia
  • Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association

Brienna Lee

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Brie is available at Body Smart Health

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Brie is a graduate from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She is very passionate about health and fitness, and has been focusing on this industry for the past 3 years. Last year Brie competed in a body building show, and envisions working towards another in the near future. She has been playing soccer her whole life, and especially enjoys hiking, camping and spending time outdoors. Brie is excited to bring her extensive knowledge of health and fitness, compassionate and enthusiastic character to the Body Smart health and fitness team.

Deanna Reimer

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Deanna is available at Body Smart Health:

Mon, Tue and Thur: 9 am – 12 pm
Wed: 4 pm – 8 pm

“I have seen my fair share of cases whereby mental and emotional stress shows itself through physical dysfunction in the body. I know first-hand the value of massage therapy for the treatment of pregnancy as well as for related issues such as headaches, neck pain, low back strain, sciatica, and postpartum soft tissue/joint dysfunction. My primary goal is to help restore optimal function by addressing the underlying cause of the problem. Mindful that an individual’s tolerance and need varies, I provide personal treatment plans based on your specific needs.”

 A mother of four children, Deanna specializes in women’s health issues during the child-bearing years as well as pediatric massage. Her primary goal is to help restore optimal function by addressing the cause of the problem. Her treatment techniques include:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Active Release
  • Positional Release Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Deep Friction Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic Stretching and Strengthening Exercises

Education and Credentials

  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy (1998)

Professional Associations

  • College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Registered Massage Therapists of BC
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance

John Reimer

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Fitness Education Classes

John is available at Body Smart Health:

Tue and Thur: 1 pm – 8 pm
Wed and Fri: 8 am – 3 pm

“I’m continuously amazed at how many people are not aware of the connections between one’s body and mind. We often take better care of our cars, than our bodies. As an educator, I feel compelled to explain how pain is not bad. It is something we need to respect and explore what it means to our body. By taking an all-encompassing holistic approach to health and wellness, I help my clients restore their body back to its optimal balance in body and mind. I’ve seen how people are disconnected and unaware of their body function. I want to help them connect again.”

His natural tendency to care and help others in attaining optimal health, along with his commitment as a competitive athlete looking to improve his performance, are two of the reasons why John is a registered massage therapist today.

To ensure he provides patients with the highest quality and standards of care, John is continually furthering his education to learn more massage techniques in the areas of osteopathic manual therapy, sport therapy, and rehabilitation. John has been in private practice since 1999 and has worked with the Massage Therapists Association of BC to develop and enhance the profession, as well as national, international, and community sporting groups and events.

A dedicated family man and husband, John finds his career as a RMT one of the most rewarding experiences in his life. He is honored to earn his client’s trust and to help them overcome physical limitations to improve their quality of life, work, and play.

Education and Credentials

  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy (1998)
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Certification I and II
  • Functional Movement Screen I and II
  • Canadian College of Osteopathy, (first year completed, ongoing)
  • Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association (studies in progress)

Professional Associations

  • College of Massage Therapists of BC
  • Registered Massage Therapists of BC
  • Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance

Max Stokes 

Personal Trainer 

Rachelle is available at Body Smart Health:

Monday: 7am-8pm
Tuesday:7am-8pm
Wednesday: 7am-8pm
Thursday: 7am-8pm
Friday: 7am-8pm

A healthy active lifestyle has always been important to me.  I’ve always been athletic and got into weight training at a young age.  Due to major knee injuries and years of chronic joint pain my athleticism and general health took a massive hit.  After years of pain I had to take a more functional approach to weight training and haven’t looked back.  I’m stronger and healthier than I’ve ever been.
I believe there are great benefits, both inside and outside the gym, to improving one’s physical fitness.  I’d love to help you take your fitness to the next level!

Education and Credentials 

  • BCRPA
  • Specialty areas:
    Fitness Theory
    Weight Training
    Group Fitness
    Personal Trainer

Professional Associations

  • BC Recreation and Parks Association

Michelle Forrest

Kinesiologist (MKin)
Personal Training,
Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach

Michelle is available at Body Smart Health

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Michelle is a Kinesiologist and Strength and Conditioning coach with a Masters of Kinesiology. She specializes in Applied Exercise Physiology.

Michelle has a passion for helping clients and athletes of all levels and ages to improve their health and performance. Practicing what she preaches she is an avid health and fitness enthusiast always challenging and working on improving.

Michelle would love to hear from you about your challenges and goals.

Education & Credentials:

  • Masters in Kinesiology (MKin)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist NSCA-CSCS
  • Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist CSEP-CEP

Jaffy Malagar 

Physiotherapist

 Jaffy is available at Body Smart Health 

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Jaffy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, with a special interest in Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal cases where he has been mostly exposed in his years of practice. He has been treating various injuries related to sports, motor vehicular accidents, work-related injuries, and post-musculoskeletal surgeries, and has been treating patients of all ages. He is Certified in Trigger Point, Dry Needling and is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist by the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.
He is fluent in both English, Tagalog, and knows a little Arabic. He loves the outdoors. He believes that knowledge is a continuous process and so he stays up-to-date with current research and evidence-based treatment approach.

Education & Credentials:

  • RPT, TPDN, CMPT

Karanveer Rai

Personal Trainer

Karanveer is available at Body Smart Health

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Karanveer, Personal Trainer and Receptionist at Body Smart Health and Fitness. She is currently pursuing her degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Psychology. She was a basketball player for over 10 years, so health and fitness have been a big part of her life. She is passionate about helping individuals reach their goals through an experience that makes them feel happy, confident and strong. She wants to motivate her clients to participate in physical activity life long by giving them the knowledge to do so.

Sylvia, Office Admin / MOA

Sylvia has been part of the Body Smart Health team for many years. Professionally, she is a certified Medical Office Assistant and is prepared for anything that meets her in our front office. Having a daughter with special needs, Sylvia has a great deal of empathy and compassion for people and their challenges – whatever they may be. In her spare time, she loves cooking, baking, and hosting family dinners in her Abbotsford home where she lives with her husband and four young adult children. We’re so grateful to have Sylvia overseeing our office for she commutes from Abbotsford, without a complaint, to be part of the Body Smart Team!

Bonnie Tallentire, Front Desk Receptionist

Bonnie joined the Body Smart Health Team in 2017. Friendly, compassionate, and outgoing, Bonnie is a yogi – hot yoga is her thing. Having spent eight years in the fitness industry, it won’t surprise you to learn that she finished the Mudderella at Whistler last fall. Bonnie enjoys living in Walnut Grove with her husband and three young adult children. You may recognize her for she is often walking her disabled dog in a baby stroller. Her kind nature to people and animals shows through every day as she greets you at the Body Smart front reception.

Shayne Kerluke

General Fitness Center Manager

Shayne is available at Body Smart Health

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Fitness and Sport has always played an integral part in my life from competitive baseball through high school to long distance marathon and triathlon training. I am now mainly focusing on calisthenic workouts and movements with as many wilderness hikes and camping trips i can fit into a season. Our fitness goals and interests change over time which is why we call it our journey, to live and enjoy the healthiest lifestyle we can and having fun with our accomplishments at the same time. My goal at Body Smart Health and Fitness is to take close to a decade’s worth of experience in the Heath & Fitness industry from Personal Training to Gym Management and create a supportive and informative environment for all of our clients to reach their goals in a fun and sustainable manner. Next time you’re in the gym, stop by the front office to say hi. If there is anything we can do to help support or improve your fitness routine just let us know.

Stephen Dinesen

CEO Body Smart Health

“Body Smart Health has been a pillar of the community, delivering Massage Therapy to patients for decades.

The vision of Founder John Reimer for Body Smart Health in combining with the Fitness Center is to bring The Body Smart Way to more people through quality delivery of Personal Training, Rehabilitation Therapy, Group Fitness, and Massage.

Since being part of the team I’ve been using a variety of the services and it is mind-blowing stuff – I am learning how my body should work, and getting it working that way.”

Stephen has operated large and growing businesses in the Surrey and Langley area for 20 years. He is responsible for the business operations of Body Smart, including marketing and strategies to share our story with the community.

Achieve, Regain, and Maintain a Healthy Active Lifestyle

Your good health is our priority at Body Smart Health.

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