Our Story

Shine Kids Fitness is the creation of three fitness and family oriented individuals with a great entrepreneurial spirit.

Christina & Matt Aaron are the parents of 3 wonderful children and they have a passion for helping all children to grow up happy & healthy.  Together they spent time teaching at English schools in Taiwan before starting their own family in 2006.  Christina studied child development in university while completing her Bachelor of Science degree at UBC-Okanagan.  Her experience with children includes kids yoga teacher certification, gymnastic coaching, childcare management and Behavioral and Social Skills therapy programs for children on the autism spectrum.  Matt is a certified personal trainer who has participated in and studied sports science, health and fitness for over 20 years, helping him amass a wealth of knowledge to pass on to the next generation of athletes.

Sheila Chutskoff was a nanny for over 8 years and has a love for children and animals.  She is the founder of oranj fitness, a successful high-end luxury fitness studio chain in Western Canada.  Sheila was also the Regional Marketing Manager for lululemon for over 6 yrs and has a degree in Entrepreneurial Management.

Together, Christina, Matt & Sheila recognized a need in the community for a place where kids’ health and fitness comes first – fitness of both body and mind. A place where kids can productively expend their abundance of energy through participation in a variety of engaging and fun classes designed to increase both fitness and mindfulness. Harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit, they set out to bring such a place to life. Build it and they will come! 

As parents, Christina & Matt know what they want for their children…the best!  At Shine we will strive to deliver nothing less than the best to your children too.  We have hired highly trained staff and instructors who share our passion for children and our goal to help build happy, confident individuals who celebrate their own unique selves.

Shinefy your children’s life and watch them grow more awesome each day. 

Mission: To provide a welcoming, fun and playful environment for all children to learn to love their own unique selves through fitness of body and mind.

Vision: Creating a world where every person shines with confidence and integrity from the inside out.


Sheila Chutskoff, Matt Aaron, Christina Aaron