Gisele da Cruz, Reception
Born in Brazil, Gisele enjoys spending her free time running, travelling and with her family! Gisele has visited over 8 countries around the world with plans to visit many more.
Gisele graduated in Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management and MBA. Currently she is studying Diploma in Business Communications. The skills she has learned through this program have helped her make the Body Works office run as smoothly as possible. She has been working in Human Resources for the past 12 years and feels best when contributing with people’s lives.
Angela lives on the North Shore where she enjoys outdoor pursuits such as trail running, cross country skiing, hiking, ocean swimming and walking her dog. She is a firm believer in the benefits of physiotherapy, having successfully overcome various injuries over the years. In addition to part-time reception work, Angela manages the Body Works Sports Physiotherapy social media accounts. Take a look at our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds when you have a chance – and say hello next time your are in the clinic.
Nanette Shaw, Casual Reception
Nanette Shaw is our “retired” Clinic Manager at Body Works, previously known as the “Goddess Do It All”. She is still an essential member of our team, but now on a casual basis.
Nanette grew up in Nanaimo and moved to Vancouver where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation at UBC. She spent several years working as an Occupational and Physical Therapist at Shaughnessy and Richmond Hospitals.
Nanette left her career to raise her 2 children in 1992 when she and her husband moved to Nova Scotia. They moved to North Vancouver in 2007 and Nanette met Dana when she was looking for a Physiotherapist for her daughter and for herself. After success in treatment, and overall being impressed with the treatment and clinic atmosphere, Nanette joined the Body Works team as a key member in May 2013.
Outside of the clinic, Nanette can usually be found working in her garden or assisting her husband with home renovation projects. Nanette loves wine, dogs and the west coast of BC.
Give us a call and you may hear Nanette’s friendly voice on the phone. She will be pleased to help you!
Previous front desk staff, who still may come in to cover our reception desk occasionally:
Alex is a positive and vibrant help at our front desk. With a kinesiology degree, experience in personal training and background playing high level field hockey, Alex also helps out by offering group exercises classes for strengthen or pressure point release at the clinic. Come on in and meet Alex!
Holly grew up competing in multiple sports, including field hockey, soccer, wrestling, cross country, basketball and downhill skiing. Holly first became exposed to the world of physiotherapy after she tore her ACL in a high school wrestling match. She felt that she immensely benefitted from attending physiotherapy and following a rehabilitation plan. She realized that she wanted to help people in the same way her physio had helped her. Since then, Holly has done over 200 hours of physiotherapy job shadowing. She has also volunteered in water-based stroke rehabilitation classes and assisted with fall prevention classes for the elderly.
After graduating high school, Holly attended the University of Maine on a field hockey scholarship. At Maine, Holly majored in Kinesiology and Physical Education, with a concentration in Exercise Science. She finished her degree in December 2014, and moved back to North Vancouver to pursue her dream of playing for the Canadian National Field Hockey team.
Holly has had the opportunity to represent Canada in tournaments around the world, including the Hockey World League 2015 Round 2 in Ireland, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, the 2013 Junior World Cup in Germany, and the 2012 Junior Pan American Games in Mexico.
While Holly is not playing field hockey, she is spending her time working at Body Works Sports Physiotherapy in an administrative capacity, as well as helping to facilitate exercise programs for clients and the community. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, skiing at Whistler, and hiking. In the future, Holly plans to apply to the UBC Physiotherapy program to become a Physiotherapist.