Our TeamMeet our Certified Weight Loss Coaches
“The team at Vital Body supported me beyond my wildest dreams
and encouraged me every step of the way.”
-Eric Andreasen, lost 50lbs with Vital Body
Certified Ideal Protein Coach
Gwen is an amazing weight loss coach and has a background in business management. Her mission is to help people live a life they love, in a body they love.
Gwen experienced body image issues as a young girl because of her muscular build. Today however, she enjoys being strong and has an active lifestyle and a love of the outdoors. Gwen struggled with unwanted weight for many years and, like many, was very skeptical about weight loss programs. Thanks to the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program, she is more vital and energetic than ever!
Family has always been the most important thing to Gwen and she loves spending time with her two little grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and biking, training for marathons and spending quality time with her husband.
“It’s a real joy for me to help people reach their weight loss goals. But even more exciting is navigating the Lifestyle Program once the weight loss part is done! People fall in love with food and pleasure in a whole new way.”
Certified Ideal Protein Coach & Mindfulness Workshop Presentor
Gina studied Fine Arts at Emily Carr University and is the mother of three boys. When she is not spending time in her studio painting (see her paintings at ginamiller.ca), she is a Certified Ideal Protein Weight Loss Coach at Vital Body.
Despite being a yoga-lover, Gina never really fully lost her pregnancy weight after having her boys. She carried the extra weight around for nearly 10 years until she made losing the weight a priority for herself and followed the Ideal Protein Protocol. Now she feels lean and energetic in her body.
Gina is a top notch coach who cares deeply about each person she meets. Like all of our weight loss coaches, she understands the science of weight loss and is an expert at guiding dieters to their goals and empowering them to maintain their weight long after the weight loss phase is done.
“I love seeing my dieters have the ‘aha’ moment when it becomes clear they aren’t going back to the way things were. It’s so fun helping our dieters lose weight and enjoy their new bodies in maintenance.”
Reception & Office Manager
Em came to Vancouver in 2016 and hails from Ireland. She has a degree in Sports Science and Nutrition. Em is the first person to greet people at their weekly check ins and takes amazing care of their scheduling needs.
Weight loss and wellness has always been an area of importance to Em since most of her closer relatives have dealt with obesity-related issues. For this reason, she shares in the vision of long-term health for dieters at Vital Body.
She enjoys running, exploring the restaurant scene and making new friends with her partner as they settle into their new community. You’ll surely recognize Em by her lovely Irish accent at your first visit to Vital Body!
“I love the look on our dieters’ faces – the look of shear happiness, freedom and relief as they reclaim the body they envisioned for themselves.”
Certified Ideal Protein Coach & Clinic Director
Amrita has a background in business and co-founded Vital Body with Zan in 2011. In 2015, Amrita and Zan were recognized by Chatelaine Magazine and ProfitGuide.com as one of Canada’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs “Rising Stars”.
Amrita’s main focus at Vital Body is marketing and overseeing the vision of the business. In her spare time, Amrita serves on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Opera and takes an active interest in her husband’s film career. Amrita has traveled and lived around the world, but calls beautiful mountainous Vancouver her home.
“Our dieters are people we genuinely care about. We know each of them, we know their families and the things that matter to them.”
Ideal Protein Certified Coach & HR Director
Zan has a Masters Degree from SFU in Health Care and worked in Leadership Development before co-founding Vital Body with Amrita in 2011.
Zan lost 50 lbs on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program after trying many other diets with zero success. “Sure I felt great doing more yoga and eating a healthy balanced diet, but I never lost any fat.” She went from a size 14 to a size 6 in 5 months in 2011. “I just love that I exercise for fun now, versus for trying to lose weight. It’s such a sense of freedom and peace to be happy in my body.”
Zan spent many years in the personal development field and brings these learnings to her work at Vital Body. Together, the team works to enhance the coaching they provide dieters by addressing the mental and emotional aspects related to holistic weight loss.
When she is not at Vital Body, she is spending time with her daughters and husband at home in the Burnaby Heights area where they have lived for 15 years. She loves cooking and secretly dreams of becoming a chef someday! Zan brings rigour and plenty of laughter to all that she does.
“In a digital era, it’s amazing that we get to see our people face to face and that will never change about what we do.”
Vital Body was founded in March 2011 after Zan Romeder lost 50 lbs on the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method after having tried many other ways of losing weight. She joined forces with Amrita Ahuja and together they began helping a handful of dieters out of a small chiropractic office. By July 2011, they opened a full-size clinic that is now the largest Ideal Protein Centre in the Lower Mainland. As they grew, so did their team of weight loss coaches and support staff.
In May 2015, Zan and Amrita were recognized by Chatelaine and Profitguide.com as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs “Rising Stars” for their growth, passion and extraordinary business practices. In February 2016, Vital Body was awarded Top 5 Best Companies by Small Business BC. Up to now, 95% of their dieters have found Vital Body through word-of-mouth – a testament to the success and appreciation of their clients who continue to spread the good news.
Vital Body’s mission is to help people lose weight without starving or working out like a maniac, all the while developing a healthy relationship to food.
Ideal Protein was founded by Dr. Tran Chan Tien, an award-winning sports medicine specialist from France, and Olivier Benloulou from Gatineau, Quebec. Ideal Protein is a Canadian weight loss company. Today, Ideal Protein is one of the largest weight loss companies in North America and is now available worldwide. There are over 3000 medical practitioners offering this method in their practices today.