Stephanie Karlovits – The Founder

Athletic History: 18 yrs experience as a competitive figure skater, 6 yrs experience as a competitive track athlete, 7 yrs experience as a competitive gymnast, 3 yrs experience as a competitive swimmer and 1 yr experience in Olympic lifting.

Certifications, Credentials and Experience:

  • Founder: EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle 2012
  • Founder: Catalyst Conferences:
  • B.A Honours in Psychology: Carleton University: 2007
  • Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist: 2005- Registered Holistic Nutritionist, CSNN 2014-2015
  • Complex Core certified in Levels 1, 2 and 3: 2015
  • Can-Fit-Pro Nutrition and Wellness Specialist: 2009
  • ISSA Health and Fitness Management Certification: 2010
  • Yin Yoga Specialist (Marla Ericksen): 2010
  • Advanced Exercise Nutrition Specialist: 2012
  • IHP Functional Trainer Specialist: 2011
  • IHP Performance Coach Specialist: 2011
  • Expert on APTN’s Reality Show “Hit The Ice” for Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4: 2012-present
  • Chair of the Advisory Council for Algonquin College’s Health and Fitness Promotion Diploma Program 2013-present
  • Guest lecturer for Algonquin College
  • CND/US rep for Complex Core
  • Director of MOVE Conference 2013 – 2014
  • Member of the Dream Mountains Foundation Team (climbing   mountains all over the world: Kilimanjaro, Marcy and Machu   Picchu in 2016)
  • Regular expert contributor to CTV Ottawa Morning Live
  • Athletes: Henry Burris, Ottawa Champions
  • Winner: Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Forty Under 40 Award – 2017
  • Nomination: FACES magazine Personal Trainer of the year – 2016
  • Nomination: FACES magazine Fitness Centre of the year, EPIC Fitness - 2016
  • Nomination: FACES magazine business owner of the year – 2013
  • Nomination: FACES magazine Fitness Centre of the year, EPIC Fitness - 2013
  • Nomination: Goodlife Fitness: Fitness Manager of the year – 2011
  • Nomination: Goodlife Fitness: New Fitness Manager of the year – 2010

Awards & Nominations

Skills and Clientele: Stephanie is holistic in her approach to all avenues of fitness and health whether it be weight loss, athletic performance or rehabilitation. She is methodical and results-based with all avenues of her teachings. She is not only a powerful leader among all her EPIC Fitness staff, at Algonquin College and other organizations, but is also regarded as a thought leader in the fitness and health industry as a whole. Her experience on both sides of the table as a Health-Care practitioner and business leader is vast and has been intense and fruitful over the past 12 years. Stephanie also is very active in the community giving her time to charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope, Run for the Cure, CHEO BBQ, the Sens Foundation, the Children’s Breakfast Program and much more.

Ambitions: to inspire people everywhere to live #theEPIClife and affect more positive change into the lives of all citizens of Ottawa. She fantasizes about a day when all Personal Training and Health-Care is approached in a holistic way. She believes in the transformative powers of psychological self-discovery, science-based functional training, holistic nutrition and universal, eco-conscious care. She is driven to maintain EPIC as the best Personal Training facility in the Ottawa and has plans to expand this knowledge and method internationally.

Years of Experience in the Fitness + Health Industry: 15

Personal Trainer, Coach, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor