Kari Negraiff

Director

It sounds cliche but I was born to do this. I’m passionate about helping people and I have a real knack for making things and processes better. Combined with that, I really love to teach people. I think what makes my skill set unique to my team is that I’m good at problem-solving and converting solutions to teachable components. This allows me to help clients and teammates achieve great things. I love to be a part of others’ greatness.

I’m highly analytical and also very sensitive to peoples’ energy. My ability to sense peoples’ energy and process infinite environmental details allow me to recognize unique patterns. This ‘superpower’ helps me understand what my clients and teammates need before their own awareness of it and it also helps me anticipate solutions before problems happen.

I grew up in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan and spent my summers outdoors- adventuring, biking, climbing trees, playing fastball, dryland training and camping with my Mom, Dad, and brother. My winters were occupied with speed skating. It was one of those families where your parents were always the coaches of all the sports you played. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be raised with an active lifestyle, play sports with coaches who mentored and fostered my curiosity for how things work and for the extended family I gained through speed skating. Tragically, I lost my dad to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was 11, he was 44. I’m grateful for the time I spent with him and for the inspiration he gives me every day to be the best at what I do. My dream inspired by the precious memories I had with him as a kid, is to create a place where people can come and experience the joy of life through fitness as they become empowered to adventure and create active memories with their own families.

In 2005 I graduated from the Human Kinetics faculty of UBC as Valedictorian, President of my Undergraduate Society and top overall academic student of my class. In 2012, Steve and I opened this gym and the very next year we won Results Fitness Business Owners of the year from a pool of over 100 businesses worldwide. Finally, in November of 2014, I ran and completed the New York TCS Full Marathon.

Natasha Romanova (aka Black Widow) is a former KGB spy and assassin. Her Russian decent meshed well with my own personal Russian background (as well for my tough love approach). Natasha is known for her companionship to Captain America (where I think they saved the world together a few times over), that made her a natural fit for me as Steve Rogers’ real life alias is Steve Di Tomaso. If that weren’t enough she’s highly touted for her ruthless ability to extract information from her subjects through either charismatic and persuasive or more invasive tactics. People know me in real life as the “questionator” as I have an insatiable quest for knowledge and a will to do whatever it takes to get it. A match made in Heaven. Why do you work at Envision Fitness? It sounds cliche but I was born to do this. I’m passionate about helping people and I have a real knack for making things and processes better. Combined with that, I really love to teach people. I think what makes my skill set unique to my team is that I’m good at problem solving and converting solutions to teachable components. This allows me to help clients and teammates achieve great things. I love to be a part of others’ greatness.

Kari Negraiff

Director

It sounds cliche but I was born to do this. I’m passionate about helping people and I have a real knack for making things and processes better. Combined with that, I really love to teach people. I think what makes my skill set unique to my team is that I’m good at problem-solving and converting solutions to teachable components. This allows me to help clients and teammates achieve great things. I love to be a part of others’ greatness.

I’m highly analytical and also very sensitive to peoples’ energy. My ability to sense peoples’ energy and process infinite environmental details allow me to recognize unique patterns. This ‘superpower’ helps me understand what my clients and teammates need before their own awareness of it and it also helps me anticipate solutions before problems happen.

I grew up in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan and spent my summers outdoors- adventuring, biking, climbing trees, playing fastball, dryland training and camping with my Mom, Dad, and brother. My winters were occupied with speed skating. It was one of those families where your parents were always the coaches of all the sports you played. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be raised with an active lifestyle, play sports with coaches who mentored and fostered my curiosity for how things work and for the extended family I gained through speed skating. Tragically, I lost my dad to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I was 11, he was 44. I’m grateful for the time I spent with him and for the inspiration he gives me every day to be the best at what I do. My dream inspired by the precious memories I had with him as a kid, is to create a place where people can come and experience the joy of life through fitness as they become empowered to adventure and create active memories with their own families.

In 2005 I graduated from the Human Kinetics faculty of UBC as Valedictorian, President of my Undergraduate Society and top overall academic student of my class. In 2012, Steve and I opened this gym and the very next year we won Results Fitness Business Owners of the year from a pool of over 100 businesses worldwide. Finally, in November of 2014, I ran and completed the New York TCS Full Marathon.

Natasha Romanova (aka Black Widow) is a former KGB spy and assassin. Her Russian decent meshed well with my own personal Russian background (as well for my tough love approach). Natasha is known for her companionship to Captain America (where I think they saved the world together a few times over), that made her a natural fit for me as Steve Rogers’ real life alias is Steve Di Tomaso. If that weren’t enough she’s highly touted for her ruthless ability to extract information from her subjects through either charismatic and persuasive or more invasive tactics. People know me in real life as the “questionator” as I have an insatiable quest for knowledge and a will to do whatever it takes to get it. A match made in Heaven. Why do you work at Envision Fitness? It sounds cliche but I was born to do this. I’m passionate about helping people and I have a real knack for making things and processes better. Combined with that, I really love to teach people. I think what makes my skill set unique to my team is that I’m good at problem solving and converting solutions to teachable components. This allows me to help clients and teammates achieve great things. I love to be a part of others’ greatness.