Véronique Mercier is the founder of VeroFitness, co-founder of Partyfit®, and a well-known Victoria-based fitness instructor for over 15 years. Over the years, Véronique worked as a fitness instructor in more than a dozen venues around the City of Victoria. In March 2020, as fitness facilities were shutting down and all in-person fitness classes were being canceled, Véronique was overtaken by a strong desire to continue teaching fitness in any way possible. One week after the COVID-19 lockdown, Véronique started streaming regular online fitness classes out of her home studio. While having a full-time job in government, Véronique spent all her free time tirelessly working to make the virtual fitness experience the best it could be. During this time the VeroFitness community emerged as participants started coming regularly to class and embracing the virtual space as their new “gym.” Since then, the VeroFitness community has continued to thrive and grow. The pandemic brought to light that fitness was not only a hobby for Véronique but a calling. At age 44, Véronique decided to leave the government and take the leap to follow her passion and pursue fitness full-time.
As a fitness instructor, Véronique helps people find joy in movement and feel more connected to their bodies. She supports her participants to build new habits and inspires them to move, sweat, learn new things, improve coordination, and grow stronger together. Véronique makes each class a unique experience participants can look forward to. Most importantly, she believes that this experience should take place in a kind and supportive environment where everyone can celebrate and love their unique fitness and wellness journey.
Véronique currently teaches 7 online fitness classes a week and co-teaches one in-person Partyfit® class at Rainbow Park every Sunday in Victoria, BC.
Meet Marissa Williams, our newest VeroFitness team member! Marissa is a BCRPA certified group fitness instructor and certified Partyfit® instructor. Marissa discovered her love for fitness and Partyfit® in 2016, after undergoing her own mind and body transformation. This was a pivotal moment for Marissa that impacted both her personal and professional life. As Marissa discovered her passion for fitness, it became clear to her that she wanted to become an instructor to share her passion and to inspire others. Marissa understands, from personal experience, that the demands of daily life often leave people with little to no energy for exercise. With this in mind, she always strives to provide her participants with an empowering and inclusive energy that welcomes all ability levels. She recently experienced the immeasurable positive benefits obtained through keeping an active lifestyle, and she is delighted to share her passion with the community. In addition to her love for fitness, Marissa is proudly raising her two sons on beautiful Vancouver Island.
We’re excited to welcome Marissa to the VeroFitness team of instructors. You can meet Marissa this summer on Sundays for Partyfit® at Rainbow Park at 11, where she will co-teach with Véronique. Stay tuned for future online classes to be taught by Marissa.