About Us

Leaps & Bounds Personal Training and Clinical Exercise Inc. will work with you to guide you toward your goals.

Our team of experienced, specialized trainers care about your well-being as much as you do. We will ensure that you receive the attention and commitment you deserve when you take the step of increasing your strength, aerobic capacity and general physical condition.

You will enjoy the spacious, semi-private facilities and will never wait in line to use the equipment you need.



From our Clients…

I would like to express my gratitude to the staff at Leaps & Bounds for the support they have given me in my rehabilitation. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident where my car was T-boned which left me with whiplash to my neck and back.

After visiting a Physiotherapist and having received adequate treatment, it was recommended that I continue with appropriate exercises to strengthen my neck and back muscles. I found the staff at Leaps & Bounds very friendly and they were also able to tell me what each of the exercises was for and the muscles that were being used.

Although I feel that I have not yet got back to where my body should be, I feel it has certainly made a big difference to my physical comfort and posture.

I also found that Leaps & Bounds was able to negotiate more sessions directly with my ICBC adjuster, which avoided me having to go through a third party.

John G. Pywell

My Experience with “LEAPS and BOUNDS”.

Several years ago I suffered from Sciatica. Last year I fell and sprained my lower back and right hip joint. The pain was very severe in my right hip and upper thigh. I did exercises which brought no pain relief but aggravated my symptoms. An x-ray showed severe degeneration of the hip joint. I am awaiting hip replacement surgery.

While I am waiting for surgery I have been doing special exercises with a trainer, Manuel, at Leaps and Bound. These have greatly strengthened my muscles, and this has resulted in a great decrease in pain. The doctors were amazed at the increase in my muscle tone and strength. My trainer has been careful not to aggravate the offending hip. I feel just great after the therapy.

With the very lengthy waiting time for hip surgery I would advise anyone not to sit and wait, but to take a course with a trainer at Leaps and Bounds so that at the time of surgery you will be much fitter and stronger for the operation, and the recovery will be better and quicker.

I confidently recommend the careful and skilled therapy of a trainer at Leaps and Bounds.


Anne Robinson

I have some physical health challenges and Shirley is the trainer who has been able to help me stay well and progress.  My sessions of 3/4 hour several times a week are always interesting and Shirley seeks out new ways to keep me active and relatively pain free.  I appreciate that she continues to upgrade her skills and professional development.  She is respectful and genuinely concerned for my well being.  The gym is exceptionally clean, equipped with modern equipment and comfortable.  This is one of the most valuable things I’ve done for myself.

SJB  (client since 2003)

I started using the services of Leaps & Bounds in 2010.  As I trained, I set a goal to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Spring of 2012.  I’ve now met that goal and  continue to see Shirley for sessions, twice weekly. My experience has been good and this friendly, clean studio offers a wide variety of equipment and exercise styles.

Kathleen Casprowitz

I’ve tried many different gyms and fitness centers over the years with no success, but after 2 years of Spin classes and Personal Training with Hertha I feel better than I have in years. Hertha adapts her programs to suit all fitness levels and abilities and she has a good blend of humor and persistence to make it fun, yet effective.

P.S. (Client since 2010)

Since a 1997 diagnosis of Osteoporosis, I’ve made exercise a regular part of my life.  Since starting to exercise with Shirley Garrett and Leaps & Bounds, I’ve made  gains in bone density, marked increase in muscle mass and overall better health and fitness.  Shirley combines her outstanding knowledge of body mechanics and anatomy with functional exercises and explanations that make my exercises more meaningful and fun.

On a recent tour, we found that we were in better shape than our younger travel-mates.  More able to scale the hills and had better endurance in the hot weather.

Joyce – client since 2005

I’ve been working with Shirley since 2007 and 5 yrs ago was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.    Because of my good fitness level and consistent exercise routine, the progression of the disease has slowed. My twice weekly routine at Leaps & Bounds includes many helpful balance exercises, strength exercises that help me function well in my daily activities and my cardio program keeps me in good shape for traveling, hiking and riding my bicycle.

Dan – client since 2007

I’ve spent many years searching for an exercise style and program that I could stick with and one that would get me the results I wanted. 3 years ago I began taking Reformer Pilates training with Jill and I finally found what I was looking for. I’ve become strong, my back has less pain and I’m finally confident enough to eat more wisely and have lost weight!

Theresa – client since 2009