Lacey found her passion for fitness when she was very young and was a BCRPA certified trainer teaching classes at the YMCA at only 16.
Since then Lacey has added certifications in Pilates, Prenatal Pilates, and her true passion, Callanetics. In 2008, she began to perfect her own method of Callanetics based fitness which she branded The Kondi Method. In 2010, she began teaching the method in her own space, moving to the first Kondi Fitness studio in Vnacouver soon after. In 2018, she opened a second Kondi Fitness location in Vancouver's Yaletown neighbourhood.
Lacey became a mother for the first time in 2019, welcoming her daughter Livia to the world.
Lisa Kondi is the owner and founder of Kondi Kitchen specializing in helping people of all ages achieve a balanced lifestyle through food and health.
Her passion for cooking started at an early age, learning recipes that were handed down through her Hungarian roots in which she later modernized to include ingredients that would work to improve health, while still highlighting culinary traditions and flavours.
Lisa attended the University of Victoria where she took health, business and social justice courses working her way to complete a degree in Political Science. Her desire to start her business sparked as a result of the unhealthy options both on campus and around the city and the way in which it affected the mood, energy level and health of those eating it. Lisa knew that fresh, wholesome food should be the norm, not the exception, because everyone deserved a fair shot at healthy living.
Lisa has been doing Callanetics since Lacey started teaching in the common room of her apartment building and quickly fell in love with exercise, like her sister. Lisa became a believer of the method by doing Lacey’s online videos at home when she lived on the island and couldn’t get to Lacey’s classes. Lisa says there is nothing like the feeling you get after a Kondi workout and hopes to become a teacher in the new year.
It was only a matter of time before Deanna became a trainer at Kondi. She has always been an avid runner with a background in dance and all things fitness. She is a long-term Kondi client who is now excited to help others strengthen and tone their bodies! When she’s not sweating it out at Kondi, you can find her in the kitchen, she loves to cook and has a weakness for anything sweet. Take one of her classes to feel invigorated, and empowered.
Talia fell in love with Kondi Studio when she tried her first class a few years ago and was instantly hooked. She knew that one day she had to join the team and be part of the Kondi community.
Talia is an elementary school teacher and you can find her teaching the fundamentals of learning to her kindergarteners. Talia has always had two passions: firstly, supporting early childhood learners and watching them grow and secondly, being faithfully committed to her fitness. It’s hard for Talia to go a day without working out at Kondi; there’s no better feeling for her than finishing an amazing HIIT class, sweaty as can be. She is a strong believer in Kondi and loves how you can push yourself in the cardio sets and tone your body through the strength sets.
Most of all, Talia loves Vancouver and walking in Kitsilano, trying new coffee shops and, most of all, getting her butt kicked at Kondi. Come by the studio to say hello!
Growing up in Ontario, Laura probably spent more time at practices and games than she did at school, trying to conquer every sport that was offered (except basketball).
She began her Kinesiology degree at the University of Guelph, and then later decided a sport’s business degree was more what she could foresee her career path steering towards. Laura moved to Monaco to pursue a business degree at the International University of Monaco where she ran the student athletic/sports program and then began working closely with some professional tennis players. Only carrying a Canadian passport, Laura returned to the homeland but could not leave the mountains and sea, so she booked a one way ticket on a Wednesday, and flew to Vancouver on a Thursday!
Upon arriving in Vancouver, she made it her mission to explore all the “boutique” studios that the city offered. She came in to a HIIT Cals Resistance class as her first Kondi class ever, and was hooked (dead…but hooked). She still balances her workouts out by frequenting lots of the different studios across the city, and if not there, she will be taking in the salty air running along the sea wall, swinging a forehand at Kits Beach Tennis Courts, going for gold in Urban Rec leagues, or seeking that new PB up at the Grouse Grind.
Grace started training at Kondi studio in 2013 and instantly met her match. After leaving each class feeling better than when she arrived, it was only a matter of time before she wanted to become part of the Kondi Team and share in their positive outlook. She finds it remarkable how Callanetics has changed her mind, body and most importantly woken up her core!
She’s a firm believer in sweating at least once a day; there’s no better remedy to clearing the mind than getting out and being active. Although she loves the routine of a structured day, she has an incurable case of wanderlust. When she’s not in the studio you’ll find her exploring our city in search of the next hidden gem.
Next time you’re in the studio please stop and say hello, she’d love to meet you!
Originally from France, Ludo always been in the fitness industry.
Starting with soccer at 6 years old, which he played for 20 years, he then traveled the world as a professional model. His passion for fitness and sports in general lead him to get a personal training certification by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), then a Fitness nutrition specialist by ACE, as well as TRX Suspension Training certification.
On the side, he still competes in some obstacles races (Spartan race), completed 10K, 21K, Trails and marathon races. He’s always enthusiastic about new challenges and going outside his comfort zone.
Travis took his first Kondi class a few short months ago and was hooked right away. He enjoys a hard workout that literally leaves him dead on the floor. His fitness journey all began with his love for cardio, he did a few half marathons and loves a good spin class – anything with good music attracts him.
When he’s not at Kondi taking classes or working the desk you can find him at Lululemon on Robson. His favourite thing about Kondi is hands down the community of people who love an hour of torture. Next time you’re in the studio stop and say hi! Oh and he loves a good selfie 😉
Angie discovered her passion for fitness early on when she started taking ballet lessons at the age of five. Since then, she has always looked for ways to challenge herself physically from running a half marathon to playing recreational floor hockey. She likes exploring different fitness activities by trying out various studios in Vancouver and after her first class at the Kondi Studio, she knew she has found her match! She loves how every class is different and it never gets easier.
Angie’s favorite activities include taking her rescue dog, Piper, on long walks along the seawall as well as sweaty workouts with her friends followed by brunch! Next time you see her at the studio, please tell her where your favorite brunch spot is!
Yael was basically raised in the gym, starting her decorated elite rhythmic gymnastics career at the age of three. She went on to represent both British Columbia and Canada in national and international competitions and, upon retiring, transitioned into coaching to pass on her knowledge and talents to the next generation of high-performance rhythmic gymnasts.
Yael returns to Vancouver from a three-year stint in Montreal, where she balanced an international career in luxury retail with coaching at Montreal’s only Lagree studio. Throughout this experience, Yael realized that it was time to return to her athletic roots, and focus on her health and fitness career upon returning to Vancouver.
Yael has followed a strictly plant-based and gluten-free diet for many years, and is passionate about raw baking and creative plant-based recipe development. She is an avid fan of early morning workouts, hip-hop music, fashion, and everything health and wellness. Yael holds a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is fluent in Russian.
Originally from the Maritimes, Mariah is thrilled to now call Vancouver home. From brunch to craft beer to yoga to mountains, Vancouver is everything she could ask for and more. Mariah has spent most of her time in Vancouver in the fitness industry – whether it is in class or behind the desk. She loves the feeling of studio communities, and looks forward to playing a larger role in the Kondi community.
When Mariah is not at Kondi, you’ll likely find her outside hiking, skiing, or chasing after her two whippets.
A Calgarian with a passion for fitness. He took his undergrad in neuroscience and kinesiology. Among these things he’s got a love for the theatrics and the outdoors. In most of his spare time he is camping and hiking with friends. Also a big fan of cooking, kayaking, and jet setting.
Quote to live by: “to travel, to experience and to learn: that is to live.” -Tenzing Norgay
Growing up in an active household, Hayley was raised to compete. She dedicated the early years of her life to becoming a competitive gymnast. She recalls being raised at the gym, spending up to twenty hours a week training. In her teenage years she transitioned from competitive gymnastics to competitive dance. She thrived in any setting where she could perform for others.
In her later teenage years, Hayley struggled with body image issues, resulting in her early departure from competitive dance. During her recovery Hayley advocated for the right to keep physical activity in her life, and firmly believes moderated exercise should be incorporated into everyones life.
Hayley tried her first Kondi class a year ago, and was immediately hooked. She has become obsessed with the feeling she gets after completing an early morning HITT class. Kondi has not only done wonders for her body, but her mind as well. Hayley has never felt more secure in her own skin. She is finally proud to be strong, fit and has developed the ability to push herself to new limits.
Sandy became a BCRPA certified trainer several years ago while she was teaching elementary school in the Okanagan. She has always had a deeply rooted passion for health, wellness and supporting others in realizing their full potential. After moving to Vancouver and taking a several year hiatus from being a trainer Sandy found her fitness home at Kondi. The community, the trainers and the energy of the studio always leave Sandy feeling energized and grounded.
In her 30’s Sandy has adopted a more wholistic approach to fitness and overall health and swears by energy work, meditation and LOTS of sleep! She likes to think of Kondi classes as a cheaper form of therapy. As a school counsellor and trainer Sandy strives to support others in finding their true north, digging deep, and most importantly allowing others to realize “you’re stronger than you think you are.”
I was born in Prince George, BC and grew up in Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver, BC. A career in design and marketing allowed me the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe and Asia exploring many different cultures and cuisine along the way. A passion for fitness led me to become a BCRPA certified in my early twenties. I love to teach and take great satisfaction in helping others reach their full physical potential.
If you can’t find me at Kondi Fitness, you will likely find me trying to stay warm while watching my sons hockey games at various hockey rinks throughout North America.