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Meet The Team

General Manager
/Athletic Therapist

Chris Grolla

Chris is a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
He received his Bachelor of Applied Health Science from Sheridan College (2008), and continued his education at Indiana State University, earning a Masters of Science in Athletic Training (2010).
Chris has been practicing for over 10 years, and has developed a focus around educating, preventing, and rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions, empowering his clients to be independant and engaged in the maintenance or improvement of their healthy active lifestyle.

Assistant General Manager

Joe Clark
Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach
ISSA Strength & Conditioning Coach
Extended National Diploma, Level 3 – Stratford Upon Avon College, U.K
Level 2 NVQ – Professional Cookery
CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
My passion for fitness started with running, by competing in 10 kilometer races in England. In more recent years, my focus has shifted to resistance training, which continues to be my primary discipline. I have a deep interest in health and fitness, and am always trying to expand my knowledge of the subject. I am currently studying a bachelors degree in sport and exercise science.

 

 

Membership Services Representative

Gillian House
CPR-C, AED and First Aid Certified

Gillian has been an athlete for most of her life, competing provincially, nationally and internationally in track and field/cross-country running, and provincially and internationally in volleyball. When you have a question about training for running, come see Gillian at the front desk and she will be happy to help!

Membership Services Representative

Jenny Wickens
CPR-C, AED and First Aid Certified 

In DEC 2014 I decided I was going to quit smoking. I didn’t want to pick up food as most people do so I started going to the gym for the sole purpose of not gaining weight. I fell in love. It became my outlet, and led me to find myself and learn how to push myself in many ways. I ended up losing over 80 lbs by accident on my own through all the activities I fell in love with including hiking up the mountain. I also started cleaning up my diet which only improved my health and well being even more and fueled my body properly for the activities I enjoyed so much. From then on I have been hooked. 

DanceFit/Zumbini Instructor

Jenny Smith
CPR-C, AED and First Aid Certified 
Honours in child psychology
Honours in women’s studies
Licensed Zumbini instructor
As a mom, with degrees in Child Psychology and Women’s Studies, Jenny believes that fitness is just as important to our physical health as our mental health. Jenny’s classes feel like you’re at a party dancing among friends. She encourages laughter and friendly banter and uses party lights to create a dance club atmosphere. 

Personal Trainer

Teri Cooney

Teri is a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer with an extensive background in aquatics. She began training and teaching over 25 years ago when Hi Lo aerobics was all the rage and step and spinning classes were just getting started. Over the years she has participated in conferences and kept up with the latest trends in fitness and continues to motivate her participants in a fun and rewarding way. Teri can adapt and modify her training to meet various needs and abilities on land and in the water.
She has trained clients of all ages and maintained long term relationships with them and integrated exercise and wellness into their busy lives.

Yoga Instructor

Matt Polowyk

My name is Matt Polowyk aka “yoga Matt” and recently finished my 200hr yoga teacher training in Jiquilillo in Nicaragua. It totally changed my life and career path and I am excited to be teaching something I love so much. I started practicing at home yoga three years ago online through the Yoga with Adriene community and fell in love with getting on my mat. I also have an honours Kinesiology degree through the University of Waterloo so I know the human body quite well. 
 When I am not on my mat you can find me brewing craft beer at a local brewery or outside staying active. I love to hike, ski and snowboard. In the summer I love to play volleyball, baseball, ultimate, ride my bike or get on the water. Travelling is one of my biggest passions and am already planning a yoga retreat back to Nicaragua so stay tuned for details.

Cleaner

Travis Hennessey 

My name is Travis Hennessey. I am 27 years old. I have been working out since the age of 13. I have taken a few personal trainers courses through the YMCA
Before working at The Centre I spent six years in the restaurant industry as a cook, but my main passion has always been the fitness industry. I am now in my comfort zone here at The Centre.
Sharing my passion with other people who have goals similar to myself is where I want to be. My job is to make sure the gym stays clean and as safe as possible so everyone can enjoy themselves with no worries in mind.
You can also catch me working out all though the week so don’t be afraid to introduce yourself.

Personal Trainer

Anna Schuett

CPTN Certified Personal Trainer,
CycleOne Certified, Surfset Level 1,
Trainer Progressive Olympic Weightlifting for the fitness Client,
Practical Nutrition for Sports
CPR A, AED & First Aid Certified,
B.A. Brock University, Diploma Humber College
Anna has over 5 years of experience working with clients in the fitness industry.
Anna also works for GTHS in Collingwood, which is why shes accompanied by a furry friend!

 

All of our trainers are canfitpro certified, which means they’ve been trained in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to ensure you reach your goals.