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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

Lesa Harvey

Level C First Aid AED and CPR
Lesa completed her RYT 200hr and has been teaching yoga for 10 years.
She has studied under the guidance of Christine Felstead, Leslie Kaminoff, Rodney Yee and Collen Saidman Yee.
Lesa loves teaching and sharing her passion for yoga.
When not practising yoga, you can find Lesa running, hiking or quietly reading with a cup of tea (or maybe wine!!)
“The body benefits from movement, and the kind benefits from stillness.” S Mipham

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.

Zumba Tone Instructor

Yim

I am an active senior who loves hiking, music, dance and working out. Exercise and a healthy diet have become a way of life for me as I’ve gotten older. I’ve done every exercise craze since 1970, but in 2010, a friend introduced me to a Zumba Fitness class and I was hooked! I became a certified Zumba Instructor in 2012 and then received my license to teach Zumba Toning in 2015.
What a great way to work out! Zumba Toning combined my love of dance, movement, music and strength training all into one. This calorie burning workout is more like a dance-a-thon to pulsing Latin and international music while using toning sticks to sculpt and strengthen your muscles.

 

Sarah McGall

Physiotherapy Resident

MSc PT, BSc EXS and AT, CAT(C), ATC, CSCS,
Sarah was raised in Owen Sound, Ontario and grew up playing hockey from a young age. Her love for sports and exercise earned her a scholarship to Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri, USA. While playing NCAA Division I hockey, Sarah completed two undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science and Athletic Training with a minor in Strength and Conditioning. Sarah went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2020.
When Sarah isn’t at The Centre, she can be found at the rink working with the Collingwood Jr. A Blues. She also enjoys working out, playing any sport with a ball, and hiking with her dog Beau.

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.