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Meet april

BTC owner
& personal trainer

Hello, my name is April Newman the owner of

Break the Gym Fitness.

I am a certified personal trainer and sports trainer with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, as well as a Business Administration Minor. I have been in the fitness industry for the past 10 years, helping individuals improve their physical fitness, rehabilitation and movement patterns. I have upgraded my certifications, training and education over the years to help my clients reach their goals.


My passion for sport started when I was a young competitive athlete and my experience and training now allows me to offer a well-rounded and balanced program to my clients.


I am  excited to now offer sports programming for youth athletes in the indigenous community on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish people.


Capilano University Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

Capilano University Business Administration Minor 

Capilano University Human Kinetics Diploma 

CANFITPRO- Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

CANFIT PRO- Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS)

Wilderness First Responders Certification 80hr (2023)

Wilderness First Aid Certification 40hr (2023)

NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (2022)

First Aid, CPR-C Certification    (2021)

Avalanche Safety Training Level 1 (2021)

Community Project Management Certification (2020)

SportMedBC Walk/Run Trainer (2019)

ISPARC FitNation Leader (2019)

Snowboard Level 1 Coaching Certification (2018)

NCCP Nutrition (2017)

NCCP Basic Mental Skills (2017)

Human Kinetics Diploma (2016)

BCRPA High 5 Training (2015)

NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Certification (2014)

NCCP Multi-Sport (2013)

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