Acrofit was built on the idea that fitness can go beyond what is available at regular gyms. We offer our clients alternative fitness programs that include aerial silk, aerial hoop, pole fitness, acrobatics, tumbling, handstands, acro yoga, and even parkour!
People often look at acrobatics and think "there's no way I could do that" and feel intimidated. We want to break through these misconceptions, to show that these skills can be achieved by anyone, and that you'll have a blast while doing it! Regardless of your skill level, whether you're a beginner or a professional looking to up their game, our top level coaches will ensure you get the training you're looking for.
Welcome to Acrofit!
Our 3000 sq.ft facility features 30 foot high ceilings, and 3 separate studio spaces for our various programs.
Our second studio is where we have our pole fitness classes, as well as personal training and AcroFit bootcamps.
Acrofit is also home to professional performing group Dynamic Aerial & Acrobatics, founded by Acrofit owner Daina Wilkie. D.A.A. provides high level contortion, aerial, and hand balancing acts for corporate parties, weddings, and other events. Click here to find out more information!
Meet the Team
Daina Wilkie fell in love with the art of Acrobatics at the age of 5. She has now been training for nearly 20 years as well as coaching for over 7 years, with her primary specialties being contortion, hand balancing, and aerial hoop. Daina also owns and manages Dynamic Aerial & Acrobatics (www.dynamicaerialandacrobatics.com) which specializes in professional aerial & contortion performances and classes. Daina has had the opportunity to perform at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Z95.3’s 2014 Launch Party, Global TV Christmas Parties and at many corporate banquets and weddings.
Daina has also had the privilege to train over the past few years with some of the most well known circus performers from Las Vegas, Nevada such as Cirque Du Soleil veteran Otgo Waller and Kristi Toguchi. Daina's acro-related certifications include Alixa Flexibility Level 2, AFSA Associate Teacher, Acrobatics Arts Level 2, and CDTA Associate Teacher.
Lucius Fairburn is a professional film industry stunt performer, with a background in Parkour, Freerunning, and martial arts. He has been training for over 15 years and has been a licensed personal trainer for 10. Lucius's goal is to bring a fresh perspective to training, and brings to the table his unique skill set in different types of movement. His notable film/tv credits include stunt doubling for Simon Pegg & Anton Chekov in Star Trek Beyond (2016), motion capture for video games, and live performances for companies such as Microsoft and Telus.
Mike Wu is also a stunt performer in the film industry, and has a background in martial arts and acrobatics with over 10 years of training. Mike also has an extensive background in cinematography and online media, and is the manager of Acrofit’s marketing and web presence as well as assisting with coaching. Mike currently works on The Flash television series as a stunt double as well as assisting in action design/choreography. His other notable film/tv credits include Arrow, Supergirl, and The 100.
Erin fell in love with Aerial Silk in 2015 when she was looking for a non typical way to exercise. Training Aerial Silk has satisfied her adventurous side and she found it an amazing way to work out! With Erin’s background in gymnastics, her transition to Circus was very smooth. Erin has trained silk with AcroFit’s very first aerial coach Brook Pinard and Kimberly Dioszeghy from West Cost Flying Trapeze. Erin also enjoys training Contortion with Daina Wilkie from Dynamic Aerial & Acrobatics.
Before training in circus, Erin was a registered nurse. She has her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When the opportunity to coach Aerial Silk came up, she decided to take a break from nursing to run away with the circus! Erin currently also works as a life guard and teaches swimming lessons at a local public pool. She hopes to continue learning and growing as a Aerial Silk coach and can’t wait to share her knowledge with the students here at AcroFit!
Jennifer studied ballet intensively growing up, loving the foundation of strength and flexibility it gave her. Jennifer discovered Aerial Arts after having her two children and looking for a fun and challenging workout. Jennifer has been training at AcroFit since the studio first opened. Training under Brook Pinard and Darren Bersuk. Jennifer is an elementary school teacher and enjoys transferring her skills in teaching over to coaching.
Teghann grew up in Kamloops in the Okanagan and moved to White Rock 4 years ago for school. She has been doing pole 3 years now and says it's the best thing to happen in her life. Teghann loves trying new things on the pole, becoming stronger and more flexible in such a fun way. Her passion for pole shines through when she passes her knowledge, enjoyment, and technique on to her students.
Matt Mayer is a personal trainer as well as an acrobatics coach. Ten years back Matt started coaching gymnastics and moved on to teaching Tricking, Parkour, Trampoline and now Circus. Over this time he has learned many different styles of training and coaching in which he has pulled various techniques to bring a wide range of knowledge into his programs. Matt is always learning and advancing his own training to improve himself to bring new elements to his coaching.
Raelene is originally from Winnipeg, MB and moved to BC back in 2014. She took her first pole class in 2012, and since then her hobby grew into her passion. She thinks the most rewarding thing about teaching pole is getting to see her students grow and achieve their goals. She loves the supportive environment that the aerial community has and is proud to be a part of it. Raelene's main focus is teaching proper technique to reduce fatigue and injury as well as building strength and stamina in such a fun environment. She loves that pole doesn't feel like a workout! When Raelene is not on the pole she enjoys doing yoga, arts and crafts, and thinking of the next cool pole combo to try.
Sylvia Louis is a professional circus aerialist, pole artist & instructor. After graduating from the prestigious National Circus School in Montreal, she performed with Cirque du Soleil and other renowned companies on 6 continents. In 2010, she was an aerialist for the opening & closing ceremonies at the Vancouver Olympics. In 2012, Sylvia won an international circus competition for professional artists with her solo aerial silks act. Along with silks, she performs aerial hoop, trapeze, pole, flying pole, adagio and other circus apparatuses. She has also performed as an aerial stunt person for various films and TV shows.
Sylvia has won prizes in several pole competitions, including 1st place in the 2015 BC Pro Division Pole Sport Championships. She has represented Canada at 2 World Cups and 1 World Championship and in 2016 finished 6th overall at the Pro Pole World Cup in Rio. She has been a judge at several national & international pole and aerial arts competitions and is on the World Aerial Sports Committee.
Sylvia has taught on 3 continents and has completed many nationally & internationally recognized teaching certifications in yoga, aerial yoga, pole dance, TRX, barre fitness, gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics. In April 2018, Sylvia gave birth to a baby girl. She is excited to join the team at Acrofit. For more info, check out her Instagram profile: @acrosilver
By learning to do a handstand at age 58, and subsequently completing AcroYoga teacher training in Vancouver in 2017, Winston continues to inspire us all! Later that year, he started this new class at AcroFit. Thea one day accidentally signed up for his class, and has never looked back! She now assists Winston by demonstrating the flyer’s moves and occasionally keeping him in line.
When not at AcroFit, Winston & Thea keep busy in real estate and construction, and enjoy driving their Toyotas. Winston can also be found supporting local animal charities or spending time with his three grandchildren, while Thea can be found in a pair of glittery shoes at salsa dancing events.
Come join us for an evening of AcroYoga, where this pair’s positive and encouraging attitudes will help you to realize that almost anything is possible!