about US

Our Mission

To foster a love for health and fitness in our community, while supporting people to achieve their goals, take ownership for their wellbeing, and become the best version of themselves.

Our Beliefs

We believe health is like a circle: all aspects interconnected – body, mind, & well being. In order to achieve maximum health, you need to work on each of these components. 

Who We Are

Wade and Mary Dickinson are the founders of Fusion Fitness & Nutrition. Having never previously met, they both decided to quit their jobs in 2013 to pursue their passion of personal training. Shortly thereafter, they bonded over their love for fitness while working at the same gym. This friendship turned into a relationship, and eventually a marriage in 2018!

Both Wade and Mary grew up playing team sports and strength training from a young age. They developed a passion for endurance sports, and more specifically, running, during their time working at the gym. They have completed ultra-marathons, multiple marathons, triathlons, fondos, as well as adventure tourism around the world. 

In 2018 they decided to take their entrepreneurial skills to the next level by opening up their own personal training business based out of North Vancouver. Wade and Mary both have over eight years of experience in the fitness industry, and a plethora of knowledge when it comes to functional training with a wide range of clientele. They offer strength training, run coaching, as well as nutrition coaching.

meet the coaches

Wade Dickinson

Wade has always been a multi-sport athlete; growing up he played soccer, hockey, and rugby. He loves the competitive nature, collective effort, and challenge of team sports. From a young age, he has always had a passion for weight training, which helped with the intense physical nature of the sports he played. Into his early 20’s, he focused on playing division 1 rugby and competed at the provincial level several times.

Going The Distance

In addition to weight training, Wade has found a passion in distance running. Wade has completed two ultra-marathons, several full marathons, an Olympic triathlon, the Penticton GranFondo, and many half marathons and trail races. He also trains at a high level of boxing.

Giving Back

While Wade enjoys physical fitness, his number one focus will always be on how to give back to his community. He has volunteered with different organizations, such as the Langley Rugby Club, MEC, Salvation Army, the United Way, Sierra Club, Terry Fox runs, Children’s Hospital, and high school sports teams.

Mary Dickinson

Mary is a North Vancouver born and raised Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. Her passions are rooted in competitive sports, strength training, trail running, nutrition, and her love of helping others succeed.

The Coach Foundation has identified Mary as one of the premier nutrition coaches in the industry.

Passion For Fitness

Mary grew up playing competitive ice hockey, inline hockey, and track and field. She played varsity hockey during her first year of studies (BSc) at the University of Guelph, and naturally launched her personal training career shortly after graduating in 2013. Her passion for fitness pairs well with her love of everything nutrition.

Journey To Better Health

After years of struggling with her own health issues, she decided to continue her studies at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and became a Certified Nutritional Practitioner in 2019. Mary helps her clients optimize their health using a truly holistic framework of nutritional coaching, lifestyle tune ups, and movement. Her unrivalled care, influential optimism, and dedication to her clients exudes from the inside out!

Nicole Arkoncel

Nicole is born and raised in North Vancouver. As a little girl she participated in dance, mainly ballet, lyrical and jazz. Later, she then transitioned to kickboxing, but after 8 years had to give it up due to many injuries. Since she has continued to be active through, weightlifting, skiing, hiking, and hot yoga.

Having suffered many injuries growing up and wanting to understand more about the human body, she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She started at Capilano University and then went on to finish her degree at the University of Saskatchewan. During her time at university, she worked as a student trainer for the Saskatoon Hilltops and the Men’s Huskie Basketball team, while also playing recreational dodgeball and volleyball.

Since graduating in 2018, she has helped many individuals overcome injuries and chronic pain, lose weight, develop better life habits, and build muscle and strength to prevent future injuries. Nicole has special training in gait assessment, pre- and post-natal coaching, neuromuscular training, and soft tissue release techniques.

Emily Enright

Emily Enright is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP), Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Herbalist and candidate for an Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP).

She graduated with her Masters in Public Policy and Global Affairs in 2020 from the University of British Columbia. During her years of study, she focused on healthcare policy, human rights, global development and ethics. After graduation, she realized her work style was people-oriented with the aim of empowering people to live healthier lives.

Emily graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN) Vancouver in 2021 and went on to pursue herbal medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. She also holds her certification as an herbalist, a master reiki practitioner, breathwork facilitator, an iridologist, and has over 10 years of experience teaching cardio kickboxing and martial arts (Tae Kwon Do). She comes from a family of black belts, and is herself, a 2nd degree blackbelt.

Emily’s hobbies include camping, reading, studying integrative health and astrology, foraging, exercising, hiking and enjoying life!

In her private practice, she focuses on constitutional analysis and holistic assessment, creating individualized protocols that combine energetic, physical and mental aspects together.

Hayley Mrsic

Hayley Mrsic specializes in Corrective Exercise through The BioMechanic Method. 

She graduated from Infofit Career College and received a diploma in Personal Training. Hayley loves to learn – she is always furthering her education! She is currently taking a Sports Performance specialization course. Her goal is to continue enhancing her knowledge as she strives to give every client the best service possible. 

Hayley grew up playing high-level soccer and track and field. Her passion for fitness started at a young age. Through her teens she struggled with multiple injuries, hindering her ability to move forward in her sport. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she realized the power that weight-lifting has. Whether it’s injury prevention or dealing with acute or chronic pain, Hayleys goal is to help everybody achieve pain-free movement. 

Throughout her time being a Personal Trainer Hayley has coached beginners to athletes and everyone in between. She has developed an eye for detecting movement compensations and correcting imbalances, always teaching her clients the best way to move specific to their own body. Hayley has an understanding that different people have different requirements, always individualizing each client’s program to their needs and preferences. 

Hayleys hobbies include strength training, hiking, and eating good food! Having grown up on the North Shore, she loves to be in the mountains or by the ocean. 

Hayley strives to build connections with all her clients – giving everybody a positive, constructive, and fun fitness experience.

Ewa Zienkiewicz

Ewa (pronounced Eva) is a Certified Personal Trainer currently studying sports performance and fitness nutrition. She is very positive, people-oriented, and strongly connected with nature. Ewa believes in and practices a holistic approach to life. She enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, boxing, yoga, and meditation, which helps her balance her body and mind.

Ewa’s journey with the gym started in high school where over the years fitness became her passion and changed her life for the better. Now she wants to help others learn to love their bodies, boost their confidence, develop a positive mindset, and become better versions of themselves every day.

What Our clients say

Wade is a fantastic trainer and I highly recommend him for any of your fitness goals. He knows how to push people just the right amount and is incredibly supportive. I was a personal trainer for 6 years and am VERY picky when it comes to fitness professionals. A good friend of mine also trains with Wade now and couldn't be happier.
Michelle Nowacki
North vancouver
Wade is awesome! My workouts were fun, challenging and engaging and he helped me achieve dreams I didn't think were possible. Wade's dedication as my coach was unmatched. I can't recommend him highly enough!
Elizabeth Davidson
North vancouver
Training with Mary is a difference-maker for me. My 60+ year old muscles delight in her deep knowledge of them and their need for continued, balanced strengthening. She drives constant improvement by goal-setting and confidence-building encouragement. Plus, working out with her is fun!
Richard V.
North vancouver
Mary was great at asking questions and listening during our sessions; the two hours flew by, and when she presented my health protocol on our second visit, it was evident. I took her advice because that’s why I was there, and we established a good relationship. The subsequent visits were all very informative; knowledge I will keep forever. Mary arrived to every session with so much enthusiasm and a large smile; it was contagious. I feel this path she has chosen is a good fit.
Shelley W
Vancouver

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