Alissa Vicente

Strength and Physique Coach

​2018 BCPA RUMB IN THE JUNGLE: 56kg 2nd Place

2018 CPL BC BASH: 60kg 2nd Place

I haven't always been one to chase my goals. There was a long period in my life where I yearned to achieve more, craved to be better, but I didn't know how to start, so I didn't. But being a natural go-getter, having childhood memories of me leading competitions and being the strongest kid around me, I know I could achieve more. So I started training. First my mind, to allow for positive thoughts to overrule negative ones, then my body.

Over the past two years I started from a beginner powerlifter to placing second in the 60kg Women's Raw Class at the June 2018 CPL BC Bash.

I'm here to help you identify your goals, and make a plan to crush them. If you know there is more strength, courage, determination inside you, work with me and we'll release that beast. 

Men, be the strongest in your circle and women, be stronger than your man.

Cara Farrell

Strength Coach and Physique Coach

2018 BCWA 80kg Category Provincial Champion

I am currently a competitive weightlifter and 2018 BCWA f90 provincial champion. I love this sport because it demands a high level of both mental and physical strength and there is always room to be better.

My path to becoming a weightlifter and personal trainer was long and quite indirect. When I was younger I was involved in competitive swim clubs and soccer teams until I reached my late teens. Nearing the end of high school, I stopped most extra curricular activites and lost my drive to be active, mostly because that was a period of immense change for me and because I had stared to experience chronic knee pain and multiple shoulder, hip, and knee dislocations. It was during this time that I found out that I am hypermobile in many of my major joints, and that my only option to be pain free and healthy was to strengthen all the muscles that supported my joints.

From then on, I began to immerse myself in all things movement related which lead me to get a diploma in human kinetics. At this point I has also been teaching swimming lessons for multiple years, and I had discovered that I really enjoyed teaching other people new and meaningful skills. I became a personal trainer because I am passionate about moving well and using that movement to find and grow your strength and live a healthy life. I am excited to share that passion with others to help them meet whatever goals they have their sights set on.

Josko Kraken

Strength and Physique Coach

2018 LBMC Men's Physique: Novice 2nd Place,  Class B Open 3rd Place

2018 CPL BC BASH: 82kg 1st Place

I have been coaching since I was 16 years old. I first started out as a swimming instructor for the City of Vancouver and continued coaching swimming for 7 years. In 2015 I opened Kraken Training and have seen tremendous growth since then. 

I have been obsessed with self development since I was 20 years old. Since then I've read hundreds of books on the topic and have helped hundreds of people become the ultimate versions of themselves. I love helping people battle their demons and push them to change their habits. 

My style of training is a mix of bodybuilding and powerlifitng which I call "powerbuilding." We pack on strength and size, all while cutting fat. With my method, I'm happy to report a 100% success rate with my clients.  And because of the success rate, Kraken Training holds a high retention rate and high customer satisfaction.