Meet The Team
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.
Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
Extended National Diploma, Level 3 – Stratford Upon Avon College, U.K
Level 2 NVQ – Professional Cookery
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 strongly believe that dedication drives results. Whatever fitness activity you choose should be executed with purpose. Like anything in life, simply going through the motions will not result in progress.
Diploma in Health, Wellness and Fitness
Canfitpro personal trainer specialist
Canfitpro Healthy Eating and Weight loss coach
Top Fuel for Top performance – sports nutrition certification
Canadian Ski instructor Alliance level 1
First Aid, AED and CPR-C
Aside from Celeste’s experience and qualifications she strives to create a fun and non-judgmental environment. Celeste is progressive and innovative. With that outlook, Celeste believes any goal can be met with the proper plan.
Membership Services Representative
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!
Zumba/Zumba Kids/Zumbini Instructor
CPR-C, AED and First Aid Certified
Honours in child psychology
Honours in women’s studies
Licensed Zumba instructor
Licensed Zumba Kids instructor
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. Jenny is licensed to teach Adult Zumba, Zumba Kids, Zumba Kids Jr and Zumbini.
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.
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.
My name is Alice Ficko, Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Yoga Instructor and Level 2 Ski Instructor. I provide Massage/Sports Therapy, Cupping, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Remedial/Rehabilitative Exercise Therapy.
I am an avid cyclist, skier, Boston marathoner, fitness/yoga enthusiast, and Special Olympics Volunteer Ski Race Coach. I have been in practice for 17 years and thoroughly enjoy my profession and the positive impact my services have had on my clients. Outside of practicing as an RMT and Certified Reflexologist since 2003, I studied Kinesiology at York University.
Although I treat many sports injuries, I am no stranger to working with all types of individuals from pre-natal, palliative, degenerative disorders, stress-relief, etc. The basis of my treatment style is meeting the needs of each individual person and their particular massage goals.
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.