With more than 15 years of experience in the sport of boxing, honed by training and fighting in boxing clubs around the UK.
Tariq has previously trained and fought at a number of boxing clubs in Scotland and England including most recently at York Boxing Club, Jorvik Boxing Club, The Boxing Clinic London, Tigers Gym Leeds and The Hatton Academy in Manchester.
Founder of Sunshine coast boxing club & boxing coach
Rick founded the Sunshine Coast Boxing Club in 2008 when he moved to Gibsons, having accepted a Millwright position at Howe Sound Pulp Paper. Previously Rick had founded clubs in Kapuskasing Ontario and Revelstoke BC. A Boxing Canada certified coach since 1988, Rick has coached competitive boxers , some of whom have won or meddled at provincial and national level competitions, and always welcomes recreational boxing enthusiasts.
As an official Rick holds Boxing Canada level 3 certification in the amateurs.
In the Professional ranks, Rick is licensed by the British Columbia Athletic Commission and has refereed and judged since being trained through the International Professional Ring Officials organization. Rick is honoured to have judged two Canadian and a Commonwealth title fights professionally.
An experienced boxing teacher, Rick enjoys teaching the basics of boxing mechanics and technique. Once they have a solid skill foundation he builds a boxers skills to a level where they can become solid competitive boxers.Organizing boxing shows is also part of Ricks boxing leadership experience through chairing organizing committees for six "Rumble In The Mountains" events and a BC Bronze Gloves tournament in Revelstoke and all five events in the SCBC's "War On The Shore" series.
With over 20 years of boxing experience, and multiple titles under her belt, including, National silver medalist; Becky's heart and soul have been devoted to the sport most of her life. “Boxing has the ability to teach us the importance of respect in all aspects of life, while giving us the confidence to know that no matter what we set our minds to, if we work hard enough, and believe in our abilities, nothing is impossible. My hope is to pass this mindset and work-ethic on to young athletes.”
In addition to her knowledge in the sport of boxing, in 2003, Becky went on to become a certified personal trainer, nutrition specialist, and Clinical Herbalist. Her focus in training is to approach it from a holistic stand-point; teaching not only the fundamentals of fitness, but also the importance of finding balance with food, rest, and stress.
Becky has worked with children, elite athletes, pre and post-natal clients, as well as clients who struggle with chronic diseases like, MS, Fibromyalgia, and Lupus, and clients recovering from strokes.
Struggling with a chronic disease herself, Becky's hope is to encourage anyone who feels that living an active life is not possible, can find that, with some encouragement, support, guidance, simple changes, and a lot of determination, anything is possible.
Undefeated Pro-Am World Kickboxing Champion, 2000 (World Kickboxing Association).
On Team Canada (Kickboxing/Thai Boxing) from 1995 to 2003.
Undefeated Canadian Kickboxing Champion.
Golden Gloves Kickboxing Champion, 1997, 1998, 1999
A carpenter by trade, Marcus first began kickboxing in 2015 to get in shape. After his plans to compete in the MMA were put on hold due to a torn LCL, he continued training but shifted his focus to his boxing skills. Marcus started his competitive boxing journey only 1 month into his training and subsequently competed in his first fight here on the Coast. Winning his first fight by decision and second by TKO, his love for competition exploded and he competed in a total of 7 fights in his first year!
The following year, Marcus met Tariq (Coach T) while training in Gibsons, and immediately admired his detail for technique. As soon as Tariq moved permanently to the Coast, Marcus approached him and asked if he would be his trainer for the upcoming title fight. After 3 months of extremely challenging and dedicated training (mainly in Kinnikinnick Park), Marcus won his fight on November 16, 2017 and became the B.C. Combsport Middleweight Champion.
At LIFT, Marcus will be running a range of boxing classes for a variety of skill levels. Marcus also plans to pursue his passion for coaching at risk youth, to help them learn the concepts of respect, brotherhood, and dedication through boxing that have helped shape his own life.
Strength & Conditioning Trainers
Operations Manager & Personal trainer - Bahrain
Born in the UK and having grown up in Bahrain, Lloyd is a qualified Personal Trainer, Life Coach and Group Fitness Coach; with specialisms in Bodyweight Movement, Boxing for Fitness, Kettlebells and Strength Conditioning. He is further developing his skills to become a technical level boxing coach and NSCA qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Coming from a fitness management background Lloyd has much to offer to his clients through tried and tested coaching methodology, helping them to reach their goals. Encompassing movement progression and regression, mobility and flexibility, strength and endurance, his tailored programmes are focussed on bringing the best out in his clients. Lloyd works with a range of clients from ex-military personal, sport-specific competitors, corporates / executives, clients for rehabilitation and for individuals who simply want to keep fit, happy and healthy!
Alongside coaching a range of classes, Lloyd offers Personal Training and Private Group Training.
strength & conditioning coach
Taryn was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and grew up a competitive dancer and equestrian rider, living a healthy and outdoor lifestyle from a young age. During her 10+ years living in Vancouver, her passion for all things health, fitness, nutrition, and well-being continued to grow and she focused her extensive marketing and event expertise toward the fitness industry working with boutique fitness facilities, personal trainers, and planning health & fitness events in collaboration with industry professionals.
She recently decided to pursue her own career as a personal trainer, and is looking forward to working with all demographics to simply move better and enjoy life more. Her goal is to correct and establish good movement patterns allowing you to train for strength and power more efficiently, with a focus on mobility and recovery. She wants you to move through life with more energy - run and play with your kids with ease, come off the ice feeling energized, wake up looking forward to your next session, and feel proud of your accomplishments in the gym. When Taryn isn’t at LIFT, you can find her in the mountains, doing pilates, cooking or out on the farm.
strength & conditioning coach
Lily Riggs is a certified kettlebell coach through Agatsu and a newly ACE certified personal trainer. She has been competing in powerlifting for the last 2 years, and holds many records, provincial and national. Lily is determined to help people reach their goals through strength and push them to their limits.
strength & conditioning coach
Captain of the soccer team in University and always a fitness enthusiast, Gill became a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor 7 years ago and quickly became an independent trainer at two boutique studios in Vancouver. When child number two arrived she moved to the coast with her family and found a new passion in boxing fitness. Gillian owns GM Fitness and is the founder of Beer Bootcamp in Lower Gibsons. You will find Gillian teaching signature LiftFit classes, HIIT classes, boxing bootcamp and anything BOOTY, in addition to collaborations with Leah Painter Yoga.
Gillian is kettlebell certified, sports agility and quickness, knee ankle and hip rehab and pre and post natal certified.
Gill is passionate about this amazing community and when she’s not teaching or taking personal training clients she’s exploring all the coast has to offer with her family & friends. Hiking, snowshoeing, beach fires & craft beer!