Board of Directors
Founder & Chair
Celebrity trainer and global fitness expert Ramona Braganza’s love of fitness and quest for excellence has facilitated the transformation of hundreds of bodies and attitudes worldwide.
Recognized today as one of the top personal trainers in the world within the entertainment industry, Ramona began her career as Jessica Alba’s personal trainer and worked with her for over 12 years. Ramona has drawn on her intense weight-training and fitness competition background to engineer her 3 2 1 Training Method, an efficient regimen which combines 3 CARDIO segments, 2 CIRCUIT strength training segments and 1 CORE segment. Most recently, Ramona has trained the likes of Dakota Johnson, Zoe Saldana, Paula Patton and Jamie Dornan. Past clients have included household names such as Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Amanda Seyfried, Ashlee Simpson, Eva Mendez, Scarlett Johansson, Zac Efron, Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Tom Welling and Michael Weatherly.
Ramona has made contributions to a wide variety of international publications, including Shape, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Allure, Fit Pregnancy, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Self, Women’s Health and Fitness, Glamour, Cosmo Girl, Vogue, In Style, People, US Weekly, In Touch OK and many more. She is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She has been a spokeswoman for Kraft Foods’ South Beach Diet, Coca Cola /Glaceau Vitamin water, Pirate Brand’s Pirate Booty Snacks, Omron’s Go Smart Pedometers, and You Tonics. Ramona has also been a Fitness Expert panel member for Gold’s Gym’s Fitness Institute.
Recently, Ramona has become increasingly involved in the Indian health and wellness market. In 2014, she was nominated to be Vogue India’s Fitness Expert of the Year, which was closely followed by the release of her new book Feel Fit Look Fantastic in 3 2 1. Ramona has also recently launched her myhomefitness by Ramona Braganza franchise, an in-home and on-demand training program, in the Indian market.
After visiting India and becoming more aware of the growing human trafficking industry in the country, Ramona created 3.2.1Empower in order to employ fitness training as a means of assisting young survivors in their recovery process. As there is a growing need for more female trainers in India, Ramona believes that 3.2.1Empower can provide opportunity, physical education, and a path to improved wellness for these young women.
Sasha Aristotle is an undergraduate student pursuing a History Specialist and Double Minors in English and Economics at the University of Toronto. Her work and volunteer experience has largely concentrated on initiatives relating to human rights and literacy, two of her most longstanding passions.
Sasha has most recently worked as a research assistant for the University of Oxford, where she edited and researched for a manuscript concentrating on political violence, and as a consulting project research assistant for the legal team of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a London-based national human rights institution. She has also worked in corporate and securities law, most recently in the Legal & Compliance Department and on special projects for the CEO at one of Canada’s leading independent asset managers.
She is a current Editor-in-Chief of Intra Vires, the University of Toronto’s undergraduate legal journal, and the Managing Director of Research for the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. In addition, Sasha has also worked as a Junior Fellow for the Canadian International Council and as an editor for the Hart House Review, the University of Toronto’s literary publication. Sasha has also volunteered for many years with both Amnesty International and the Leacock Foundation, where her work has largely centered around editorial and literacy-related initiatives respectively.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Sasha intends to attend law school.
Eleanor has over 18 years of luxury corporate and hospitality leadership experience. She has built a strong rapport and relationships with clients, and infuses all of her positions with drive, passion and enthusiasm. In her various roles, she has played an integral part in sales/marketing, business development and client relationship management for organizations including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Tiffany & Co.
Eleanor lives in Vancouver and enjoys travelling, health & fitness and photography. She is inspired by people who genuinely care about social causes that promote positive change, confidence and kindness to better themselves and service others. 3.2.1Empower embodies these values, and Eleanor is looking forward to being part of this passion project.
Janet grew up on beautiful Vancouver Island and moved to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia, where Janet earned a Bachelor of Science and A Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Janet has lent her time in a variety of volunteer capacities including but not limited to:
-mentoring 2 UBC dentistry recent graduates and one 3rd year student;
– joining the BCDA Mentorship task force 2017;
-becoming a Fellow of the American College of Dentists 2017, where she promoted ethics in dentistry;
-volunteering as an instructor in for the 1st year Ethics course for UBC Dental students in 2017-2018;
-becoming a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy 2017, where she promoted ethics and giving back in dentistry;
-volunteering for the BCDA (British Colombia Dental Association) Board of Directors as a Vancouver representative from 2015-2017;
-acting as Chair of Women in Dentistry Mentorship Committee, where she planned leadership conferences for women dentists from 2015-2017;
-chairing the Midwinter Clinic Committee of the Vancouver Dental Society in 1996;
-acting as a Board Member for the Vancouver Dental Society 1995-1997; and
-working on the Member Review Committee of the College of Dental surgeons from 1995-1998.
She is an active volunteer at her two teenage sons’ high school and for their high performance soccer league As a health care provider, healthy eating and fitness have always been important parts of her life.
Supriya Kapoor serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of 3.2.1Empower.
Supriya is the Founder and Principal of Aurelius G.R.P., a Toronto-based investment regulatory and governance consultancy which offers advice and solutions regarding regulatory compliance, governance (IRCs and boards) and other matters. Supriya has approximately 25 yeas experience in the financial services industry with approximately 18 years in regulatory compliance across a wide range of registrants, products and services, jurisdictions, boards and independent review committees.
Supriya chairs and is a member of various investment regulatory industry committees, presents at conferences and seminars in Canada and the US and is the co-author of the “Managing Risk” Chapter in “How to Start and Grow a Successful Hedge Fund in Canada” (2014). She has a CPA designation from Delaware and, most importantly, is a mom to 2 amazing kids. She passionately believes that each person has a duty to help others and is looking forward to helping with this amazing initiative.