Our Team

Mario Luongo

B.A., M.A. H.F.S.C. ,B.C.R.P.A., C.F.E.S.

A graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Kinesiology Department, Mario has been working with athletes and fitness enthusiasts for the past forty years in his capacity as a teacher and coach. With an extensive background in training methodologies, biomechanics and motivation, Mario specializes in constructing training programs for athletes seeking a competitive edge and the general population wanting to improve their overall health and well being.   Mario is currently an Instructor in the Sports Institute at Douglas College sharing his expertise with students seeking Personal Training BCRPA certification.

Heidi Luongo

R.N. C.C.R

Prior to retirement, Heidi spent thirty-eight years as a healthcare provider, with the majority of those years as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN) in the Intensive Care Unit (CCU), and Catheterization Labs at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital. Heidi simultaneously worked as a staff educator teaching ECG’s to new Cardiac Nurses, and initiated an ‘in-house’ staff training program instructing Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Heidi was also a certified Instructor with the Paramedic Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia for many years.

In the latter part of her career, Heidi transitioned from St. Paul’s to Fraser Health, and obtained certification with the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist, working in Cardiac Rehabilitation and initiating new programs, both face-to-face and virtually, at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Centre in Surrey. Her role as an RN in cardiac rehab involved working with patients who had a cardiac event and were looking to change their risk factors for heart disease. Heidi worked with team members that included Dieticians, Psychologists, Kinesiologists, Cardiologists, and Social Workers. Heidi’s ability to provide a factual, lab based analysis of one’s current state of health is the reason so many have adopted Heidi’s recommendations and made significant improvements in their health and well being.

Jill Parker