How We Got Our Start
Erin Crawford had a dream to one day open a studio that focused on health, well being and fitness training in a way where people could feel empowered and strong. In 2008 she stepped into that dream and created the Body Tempo and it’s been an ever evolving private health and fitness studio ever since to many career driven professionals.
Most of our members don’t have time to learn all the ins and outs to fitness and nutrition so instead they spend their time being an expert in their field and we take care of the rest.
Body Tempo is a place where you can show up with confidence that your health and fitness goals will be accomplished with proper guidence and support in a professional and private enviroment.
Meet Erin, CEO and Studio Owner
CEO and Studio Owner
Hello my name is Erin Crawford, I am the owner of BodyTempo Health and Fitness inc.™ located in Nanaimo BC. I have always been involved in competitive sports. At a younger age I skied and swam competitively and I most recently succeeded in becoming a Champion Figure Athlete. I am a Certified Personal Trainer with BCRPA and I have studied in the fields of Sports Nutrition and Athlete Development. My experience and knowledge have aided me to help many people from all walks of life, both young and older. Some common goals I have been able to help my clients achieve are; weight reduction, improved flexibility, gaining muscle mass, improve and recovery from injuries, endurance training and excel in sport specific activities. Another passion of mine is cooking healthy, balanced and tasty meals that everyone can enjoy.
I have been coaching athletes for competition since 2010, both in person and online, and am a judge for both the NPAA and IDFA. I am a internationally publish Health and Fitness writer.
Feel Confident Moving Your Body
We are a dedicated team of professional personal trainers in Nanaimo who create programs and classes designed to help move your body into the future YOU.
Meet our strongest team
Our Personal Trainer with Heart
Chelan is currently working towards completing a degree in kinesiology through Vancouver Island University. She has always been interested in fitness, health and nutrition and would love to help others strive to achieve their goals when it comes to personal wellness.
She has played competitive ice hockey for a majority of her life and continues to participate as a member of the Nanaimo Islanders Female Hockey Association as well as co-ed tournaments regularly. She has experience and knowledge regarding concussions, anatomy and various sports injuries.
Chelan was born and raised in Nanaimo with a love for hiking, the outdoors and exploring. She began attending group classes in previous years with Erin and loved the positive environment and energy that Body Tempo has to offer.
She is a NSCA certified Personal Trainer and eager to continue to grow her experience, knowledge and skills with Erin Crawford and Body Tempo Health and Fitness.
A fitness traveller. Knows first-hand what it's like to be overweight.
Christian is a young man who is passionate about health and weightlifting. His fitness journey began in 2014, starting from a point of being overweight, so he knows how challenging it can be to make the change from being inactive to active. Living a complete healthy life quickly became very important to Christian and he has used that passion to help many others on their fitness journeys. Focussing on powerlifting and bodybuilding has led him to be easily adaptable to many styles of training.
Christian has been living in Nanaimo since 2008, but is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. In his downtime Christian likes to pursue his other passions including reading, hiking, learning about psychology, and connecting with friends and family.
Christian is ISSA certified and as completed Body Tempo’s extensive training process. He looks forward to being a part of the Body Tempo team, furthering his learning through Team leader Erin Crawford 16 years of trainings, and helping others meet their fitness goals.
Master's studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports program of Conditioning Coaching.
Hi everyone, my name is Valentin Ziman.
I am from Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Slovakia is a small but beautiful country in the heart of Europe. I am in the final year of my Master’s studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports program of Conditioning Coaching.
Sport has been my passion since childhood. I started with karate and then transitioned to handball which I have done for almost 12 years and 1 year professionally.
My training career started when I was 17 years old as a swimming instructor for adults and children. I then, got into functional training when I was 19 years old. Since that time I have gone through a lot of courses to continue my education and continue to learn. These courses include massage, Gua-sha, DNS1-2, EXOS, and water rescue
I look forward to getting to know you all and working closely alongside you to help you reach your goals.
Extensive knowledge in the areas of exercise physiology, human anatomy, and exercise prescription
Johannes originally grew up in Germany but moved to Canada in 2019 to obtain his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. During his education, he has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of exercise physiology, human anatomy, and exercise prescription, as well as having had the opportunity to be involved in research for the university itself. Professionally, Johannes has been involved in coaching kids during summer tennis camps, as well as having undergone training in leadership and coaching.
Throughout his lifetime, Johannes has always been very passionate about sports, having done competitive swimming, soccer, track and field, and tennis over the years. Recreationally he also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, volleyball, and practically anything active and outdoors.
As part of the Body Tempo team, Johannes is excited to teach, train, and coach anyone interested in physical health and fitness, as well as to continue gaining knowledge and expertise from the team led by owner Erin Crawford.
Strength training and being a part of the Acro Yoga community in Nanaimo
Stephanie is passionate about many forms of fitness but spends much of her time strength training and being a part of the Acro Yoga community in Nanaimo. She enjoys spending time on the Island’s vast trail networks and being outside. Her passion for health and fitness significantly increased through her recovery from multiple surgeries and years of chronic pain. Since becoming a kinesiologist, she has had the privilege to use exercise to help a wide variety of individuals get back to their lives following surgeries, injuries, or other conditions including the aches and pains that come from musculoskeletal dysfunction. .
Stephanie is a BCAK certified Kinesiologist and CSEP Personal Trainer. She lives to help others gain control over and confidence in their bodies, overcome their barriers, and become the strongest versions of themselves. She understands that fitness and physical well-being goes beyond just the physical aspect and strives to help others gain the confidence in their abilities to take on the world.
Hi everyone, my name is Valentin Ziman. I am from Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. Slovakia is a small but beautiful country in the heart of Europe. I am in the final year of my Master’s studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports program of Conditioning Coaching. Sport has been my passion since childhood. I started with karate and then transitioned to handball which I have done for almost 12 years and 1 year professionally. My training career started when I was 17 years old as a […]
I wanted to submit my amazing trainer Erin Crawford as trainer of the year. She has given me the most amazing training programs, and diet, that all work with my own dietary restrictions, and old injuries. She has supported me and always been there for me whenever I need her help. I truly believe she deserves this award, I am a trainer as well, and am highly impressed by her professionalism, skills, and passion for what she does. She has made my first ever competition at the age of 50 a lot easier for me.
I am over the moon happy with my 6 month progress changes !! Thanks to Erin Crawford at BODY TEMPO, For the amazing knowledge and expertise on helping me to continue to achieve my goals whether there weekly or monthly or long term goals, I wouldn't be able to get them with out her help! Some people ask well why do u have a trainer or why do u workout every single day ? i love to workout and feel good about myself it not only has helped me with body confidence but as well mentally and how I deal with my daily life challenges. I love the path I have chosen for myself and to as well be able to show my kids a healthy life style and get them started at an early age ❤️
Erin is a truly excellent trainer! She is the perfect combination of tough ("Erin, you are KILLING me!") and warm ("Sheldon, you are doing SO well"), and she works with the whole person -- mentally, emotionally and physically. Because of her efforts, I am stronger mentally and physically, I have better balance in my life and most importantly, working out has become fun. Throughout my competition prep Erin helped me get through my highs and lows. I was extremely happy with the end results and look forward to working with her again for my next competition in 2014! I highly recommend her without reservation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What should I bring to my first session and/or all sessions?
2. Are groups limited to women or men only?
There are also seasonal pre and post natal...
3. How long are personal training sessions?
The usual training session consists of approximately 1 hour sessions.
4. How often do I need to commit to training with your or in the gym?
That depends on your plan, your budget and how often you want to come into the gym. For Clients who purchase 1 on 1 personal training packages we provide them with their workout program and workout sheets so that they can do workouts on their own as well as with their trainer.
Workout program in app. Where you can input your weights and delete exercises omitted. There is an option for you to print off your program. If you would like a printed copy of your program there is a fee of $5. You may print off from your home at no charge.
5. Are you going to teach me how to design plans?
Not directly. The service is that of a coach-client relationship and not that of a teacher-student rapport. That said, in providing you with the info required for you to get the most out of your plans and helping you troubleshoot, over time, you should pick up a great deal as a secondary benefit.
6. If I email you how quick should I expect a reply?
All correspondence is email based with an average reply time within 24 – 48 hours. This allows for fully considered and measured questions, comments and replies.
7. How often are plans changed?
Programs are changed every 4 to 8 weeks.
8. Do I have to live in Nanaimo BC to obtain your service?
If you have access to an internet connection and Zoom, resistance training equipment, and quality foods (meats, produce, etc) we can most likely design a plan fit for you and your needs.
9. When starting a biweekly payment plan program how much money is due prior to starting?
We require just the first payment 5 days prior to start date. This allows for us to start programming. Your second payment will withdraw two weeks post start date.
10. Do I have to wear a mask while exercising indoors?
Wearing a mask is a personal choice and is no longer mandatory.
11. Do I need a vaccine passport in your gym in BC?
No vaccine passports are required.
A selection of articles from Erin
Recipes for healthy meals / In-depth understanding of your body / Workout tips
Weight training in many medical journals (including Human Kinetics Advanced Exercise Prescriptions text) has scientific evidence