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Meet the Team

Administration

Joe Clark

Operations Manager

Level 3 Diploma – Strafford Upon Avon College, U.K

Level 2 NVQ, U.K

Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, CPR, AED and First Aid Certified

Sydney Gisborne

It is impossible to realize potential without first believing potential is achievable. Make small goals on the road to a larger goal and
make a change everyday to get there. Fitness transformations can happen to anybody willing to educate themselves on the process. Success in fitness is as much determined by the amount of “hard work” you put in on the gym floor as it is by the “smart
work” you put in the kitchen. Muscle gains or fat losses must be facilitated by a mindful complete diet.

  • 3 years Bachelor of Physical Health Education at Nipissing University
  • 2012-2013 CCAA Men’s Varsity Volleyball National Champion
  • 1-year Strength and Sport Conditioning from Canadore College
  • Member of Canadore Men’s Varsity Volleyball team
  • Olympic Weightlifting training under Larry Shepperd
  • 5+ years powerlifting
  • Active Squash player

Gillian House

Gillian has been an avid runner since she was a child, following in the footsteps of her father who is a seasoned ultra-marathon runner. She has traveled around Canada and to the United States to compete in various races in track, cross-country and on the road. Gillian has competed at the provincial level in both Ontario and Manitoba in both track and cross-country. Most recently, she placed 2nd, 1st and 1st overall for women in the 5km MEC Barrie Race Series (Races 1-3) in 2019.  Running is more than a fitness activity for her, it is a way of life. It satisfies her competitive nature, it is an excellent way to relieve stress and mental tension, and it keeps her body healthy. She also has a great love of volleyball and competed at the Ontario Secondary Schools Provincials in senior girls volleyball, and the Encore Sport Tours tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Gill has years of experience in sales, office administration and policy compliance and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to combine her experience with her true love of fitness and wellness.

Wellness Clinic Doctors & Therapists

Dr. Andrew McManus

Chiropractor

Doctor of Chiropractic Medice from Canadian Memorial Chirorpractic College, B.A Hons of Human Kenetics, Level 2 Ski Racing Coach Certified, CPR/AED Level C Certified.

Dr. Andrew McManus brings the fundamentals of human movement into his chiropractic practice by implementing an evidence-based approach to full body care

Dr. Rehan Lakhani

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Lakhani is a registered Naturopathic Doctor. He has a clinical focus in:

  • Cardiovascular health including Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertension and Diabetes
  • Depression, Anxiety and Burnout
  • Fertility and Reproductive Health
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as knee and low back pain
  • Weight Management

His other clinical interests include healthy ageing,to help patients live a longer, healthier and more meaningful life.

Dr. Lakhani obtained his Bachelor of Health Sciences (hons) from the University of Western Ontario, and thereafter completed his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College for Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario.

He has completed internships at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Queen West Toronto Community Health Centre, the Brampton Civic Hospital and Holistic Healing Arts. Dr. Lakhani is also certified by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN).

Personal Trainers

Anna Agresta

Personal Trainer

CPTN Certified Personal Trainer, CycleOne Certified, Surfset Level 1, Trainer Progressive Olymic 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.

Jensen Maxwell

Personal Trainer

Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist, CPR, AED and First Aid Certified, B.A Hons.

Jensen has a deep rooted passion for fitness and wellness. Having had to overcome several health challenges in his life, including curvature of the spine and various visual problems. Jensen has used fitness as a tool to reconstruct both his body and his mind.

Teri Cooney

Personal Trainer

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.

Certifications:

  • Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist Can Fit Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • Ontario Fitness Council
  • CALA and Speedo
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Past ACSM Fitness Instructor ( formerly CAIA )
  • Past Can Fit Pro Nutrition and Wellness
  • Cycle Reebok TRC Sports
  • East to West Pilates Mat Certification
  • Past STFA Standardized Test of Fitness Appraiser The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription Humber College

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.

Class Instructors

Victoria O'Hara

Yoga Instructor

Victoria’s love and passion for teaching are apparent to all who enter her class. Her warmth, humor and genuine caring quickly put beginners at ease. Her style also engages the more experienced student.

Her maturity and life experience bring a unique wisdom, empathy, and compassion to her teachings. Particularly sensitive to the needs and issues of the baby boomer generation, she encourages and facilitates a safe and supportive environment for those starting yoga. Her style is classic or traditional hatha yoga.

Victoria has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and practicing for 40 years and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Jenny Smith

Zumba/Dance Fit Instructor

Jenny grew up in the Windsor area where she began dancing at the age of 4. Now a mom of 3, with degrees in Child Psychology and Women’s Studies, she has realized how important personal fitness is to not just our physical health, but our mental health as well. She believes that a successful fitness routine should centre on something you love, after all, if you cannot have fun while working out, how do you expect to keep it up? Jenny’s classes feel like you’re at a party dancing among friends. She encourages laugther 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. Her philosophy? – Leave your worries behind and join me on the dance floor! Remember to dance like nobody is watching, and most importantly, have fun!

Yim

Zumba Tone

Dolly Yep, is best known as “Yim”. Dolly is an active senior who loves hiking, music, dance and working out. Exercise and a healthy diet have become a way of life for Yim as she became older and wiser.

Yim has done every exercise craze since 1970, from ballet, jazz, aerobics, step, weight training, boot camp, ball, Pilates, spin, yoga and tai chi. But, in 2010, a friend introduced her to a Zumba Fitness class and she was hooked! Yim became a certified Zumba Instructor in 2012 and received her license to teach Zumba Toning in 2015.

Jessica Woods

Yoga flow, Body Conditioning, Circuits 

Jessica Wood is a lover of all things fitness and wellness. Her journey began in 2008 when she took her first vinyassa class and fell in absolute love. Since then she has obtained three different yoga certifications, launched a mom and baby yoga series, intensely studied meditation in Hawaii, and has taught yoga one-on-one to elite athletes and hockey teams in Toronto.

After finding great solace in her practice and helping others find theirs, her body felt it needed to reap the deeper benefits of physical conditioning which eventually led to running, attending various boot camp style classes, and lifting weights. Coming from a fourteen-year competitive dance background and being a very active individual, this new found aspect of fitness left Jessica feeling her absolute best and wanting to share the sentiment with others. Today, Jessica is continuing to instruct yoga and body resistant style classes in beautiful Georgian Bay.

Additionally, Jessica is educated in the Holistic Nutrition field and firmly believes that the key to achieving healthful success is based on living a well-rounded lifestyle through clean eating, good energy, fresh air, and physical activity.

Off her mat, Jessica enjoys laughing the days away with my husband and our two young boys, preparing raw vegan treats, reading, traveling, eating delicious foods, and spending time outside.

Qualifications:
200 Hr. Registered Yoga Teacher
Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher
Barre Exercise Teacher
Group Fitness Instructor 
Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Sarah Williams

Restorative Yoga, Gentle Stretch and Hatha

Yoga changed Sarah’s life. It taught her to find balance and made her stronger mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Sarah’s effervescence is evident to anyone in her class and Sarah admits that it has been an amazing experience helping others on their journey with technique, poses and flow that best suit each individual.

Sarah teaches restorative yoga, gentle stretch and hatha. She also combines Reiki and yoga for a deeper energy healing experience. Connecting movement to breath becomes natural meditation. This combination helps heal your mind, body and soul.
Yoga is a mental, emotional and spiritual release, giving you physical freedom. “The mind is everything. What you think, you become” Buddha

Education, Certification and Experience:

Certified Yoga Instructor, Completed 200 hour Yoga Teachers Training with Buddha Rider in 2017.
Restorative, Gentle Stretch, Hatha
Reiki Energy Healing Level 1
CPR, First Aid and Defibrillator Certified
Bronze Cross
Bronze Medallion
York University BFA Theatre
Graduated with honours from the Toronto Film School