Getting started towards a healthier and stronger version of ourselves can often be the most challenging part of a commitment to a healthy active lifestyle. Maybe you are feeling confused or intimated about where to start your fitness plan? Are you unsure of your fitness level and don’t know what class to attend? We want to help you pick the right class, meet new friends and know a little bit about our energetic instructors before you take their class.

With more than 60 classes offered each week, you can challenge yourself to try them all over time! Read on to learn more about our Fitness Instructors, their certifications, passions and perhaps even their fitness super powers.

Alison Bleeker

Alison Teaches:
Spin (Drop-in Class)

Choreographed Group Fitness
Resistance Training
YMCA Group Fitness (Cycling)
YMCA Individual Conditioning Level 2 Trainer
Zumba® Gold Instructor

Alison has a passion for fitness and truly feels that her participants are what motivate her everyday!

Fitness Super Power: Humour and the ability to create enjoyment for my participants

“Just do it!” – Nike

Amanda Swales

Amanda Teaches:
Pumped (Drop-in Class)
Zumba® (Drop-in Class)

Aqua Zumba®
Zumba® Basic Steps, Level 1
Zumba® Jr.
Zumba® Kids

Amanda’s passion has always been dance, she loves the feeling when the music starts. Her motivation is to share this rewarding experience with others. Zumba® has allowed Amanda to express herself on the dance floor without judgement. It never feels like a workout. Amanda is also motived by the joy and happiness the world of Zumba® has given to her and the wonderful people she has been fortunate to meet along her Zumba® Journey.

Fitness Super Power: Ability to have never-ending endurance, so she could dance 24/7!

“Life is too short to sit out another dance! I have learned that we need to live life for today because we do not know what tomorrow will bring.”

Anne Brochu

Anne Teaches:
Bootcamp (Drop-in Class)
Spin (Drop-in Class)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification
Restorative Yoga Certification
YogaFit Certification, 200 hours
Yoga Teacher Certified, 500 hours

Anne loves working with people to help them achieve their fitness goals as well as motivating them to work hard and push themselves to their limits during group exercises.

Fitness Super Power: Super strength and speed

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”- Jack Canfield

Bil and Wai Kam

Bil and Wai Kam Teach:
Tai Chi Fusion (Drop-in Class)

Tai Chi Certification
Qi Gong Certification

Bil and Wai Kam both have a passion for studying the movements of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. They are motivated to lead classes that will benefit personal health and wish to share their knowledge with others.

Fitness Super Power: Ability to have super patience!

“Breathe, relax and enjoy your practice.”

Candice Brown

Candice Teaches:
Ramp Up & Recover! (Drop-in Class)

Aquafit, Pilates, and Aerobics Instructor, YMCA
Aquafit Instructor, CALA
CSEP – Certified Exercise Physiologist
Pre/Post Natal Fitness Instructor
Level 1 Coach, NCCP
Sportball Kids Instructor
Yoga Instructor RYT: 200+ hours
YTU – Yoga Tune-Up® Instructor Certification

Candice is passionate about trying new things; she is motivated by learning and doing things differently.

Fitness Super Power: To be able to teach anyone to do anything!

“Let exercise be a celebration of what your body and mind can do when they work together.”

Christina Fitzpatrick

Christina Teaches:
Spin (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor Certified, NSFA
CPR Certification
Spin Certification

Christina is motivated by her class attendees. She loves seeing everyone work hard and feel good about their accomplishments in class. She is passionate about exercising as it’s so important to overall health and self-esteem. It helps to begin the day on a positive note!

Fitness Super Power: My fitness power is I am very committed to working out. Exercising is so important for keeping healthy both physically and mentally that I try and make sure that I can always fit it in somehow or somewhere, whenever possible.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Dennette Hanna-Shea

amberDennette Teaches:
Introduction to Yoga (Registered Program)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor Certified, canfitpro
Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, 500 hours

Dennette has been a certified fitness instructor for 30 years. Her passion for fitness and a need for balance in her life is lead by her yoga practice. She is grateful for how seamlessly she has been able to integrate yoga into all aspects of her life and is motivated by sharing what she loves with others.

Fitness Super Power: Ability for super authenticity. What you see, what you hear; it’s all real.

“Stay in the moment and teach from the heart.”

Donna Hyland

Donna Teaches:
Fit for Life (Drop-in Class)
Gentle Aquafit (Drop-in Class)

Aqua Arthritis Specialist
Cancer Care Specialist
Current CPR/AED Trained
Dementia Certification
Encore Instructor for Breast Cancer
First Aid
Group Fitness Instructor
Nutrition and Wellness Workshop
Older Adult Fitness Instructor

Donna enjoys the fitness class environment and working out with others who share the same enjoyment. She’s motivated by learning new things that she can then share with others and is passionate about her family, being with friends and just being able to love life!

Fitness Super Power: For everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits fitness has to offer.

Dylan Cleroux

Dylan Teaches:
Iron Circuit (Registered Program)
Toughen Up (Registered Program)
Toughen Up 101 (Registered Program)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Group Fitness, SCW Fitness Education
Indoor Cycling Exercise Leader, Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
Kettlebell Instructor, NSFA

TRX Instructor

Dylan loves the challenge and competition element in sport and fitness – challenging others, as well as himself. He is motivated to develop new skill sets that help in being as well-rounded as possible in fitness, and is passionate about channeling that energy into his classes.

Fitness Super Power: To never fatigue.

“The comeback is always greater than the setback.”

Gail Drisdelle

female fitness instructor in Pilates positionGail Teaches:
Chairfit For Older Adults (Drop-in Class)
Pilates (Registered Program)

Spin Certification
Group Fitness, YMCA

Gail is a passionate and motivated instructor who loves to engage with her class and help people remain active. She strives to help with proper movement and keeping participants informed about injury prevention.

Fitness Super Power: To be able to teach anyone to do anything!

“Together we can strive for greater fitness outcomes while doing something we really enjoy.”

George Petru

George Teaches:
Spin (Drop-in Class)

Schwinn Spinning Certification

George’s passion is biking, and he says, “If you want to be fast, you have to go where fast guys are, period.” He also finds giving back to the community very rewarding.

Fitness Super Power: To be my own best version and pushing to get better every single day.

“Half of my life I spent on a bike, the other half I wasted.”

Haniyeh Samari

Haniyeh Teaches:
HIIT & Core (Drop-in Class)

Advanced Functional Exercises in Fitness Certificate
Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Special exercises of Gluteal muscles (Educational Webinar)
Bodybuilding & Fitness Personal Training (BFPT) Grade 2
Bodybuilding & Fitness Coaching Training 3, World National Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF)
Coaching Principals of Children’s Perceptual Motor Skills, Community Action for Public Schools (CAPS)
Core Exercise Certificate (CX)
Exercise Prescription for Muscle Imbalance Certificate (Educational Webinar)
SPIDERfit Kids
Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) Certificate

Haniyeh is motivated by helping clients achieve their fitness goals, and passionate about promoting health and well-being through exercise and nutrition.

Fitness Super Power: If I had a fitness super power, it would be the ability to instantly heal and recover from any workout, allowing me to push my limits without the risk of injury.

“Success in fitness is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”

Jan Blackmore

Jan Teaches:
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

200hr Registered Yoga Teacher
35hr Yin Yoga

Jan’s favourite part of fitness is the mental health benefits, her anxiety is far more manageable when she moves her body! She wants to be as healthy as she can for as long as she can.

Fitness Super Power: To have the ability to wake up and exercise everyday before work… that’s a superpower to me (haha)

“Everything is Figureoutable” – Marie Forleo

Judy Reynolds

Judy Teaches:
Fit for Life (Drop-in Class)
Zumba® (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor Specialist, canfitpro
Zumba® Basics
Aqua Zumba®
Zumba® Step
Zumba® Kids
Zumba® Gold
STRONG by Zumba®
Level 1 Yoga

Teaching, whether in fitness or in education, has always been Judy’s passion. Staying healthy and meeting new people motivates her.

Fitness Super Power: To pass on my love for good health and fitness onto others.

“Live each day. It is a gift. No one knows what tomorrow may bring!” 

Kyle-Lynn Mohns

Kyle-Lynn Teaches:
Pumped (Drop-in Class)

Aqua Exercise Leader, Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
Weight Trainer Certificate, Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)

Kyle-Lynn is motivated by seeing people have fun moving their bodies and trying new things! Her passion with health and fitness began with her own personal weight loss journey.

Fitness Super Power: Showing people that anything is possible, no matter what size body they’re in!

“You’ve got this!” 

Laura Gibson

Laura Teaches:
Aqua Yoga (Drop-in Class)
Strengthen & Flow (Registered Program)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

500hr Registered Yoga Teacher
Applied Anatomy Training
Baptiste Yoga Training: Level 1
Chair Yoga Teacher Training
Healing Heroes: Trauma Yoga Training
Injury and Modifications Certification
Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
RealRyder Indoor Cycling Training
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Seniors Yoga Teacher Training
Sound Healing & Meditation
Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Life Coach Certification

Laura’s favourite part about yoga is the reminder that we are resilient. We are always stronger than we think we are, but there is also bravery and strength in surrender! You just have to show up, get on your mat and have compassion, the rest will happen organically. Laura offers up modifications & variations so that it is accessible to all. Teaching yoga and being in creation is what she is passionate about. When she does yoga; she heals, grows, connects and it lights her up!

“Follow your passions, lead with love & embrace all you are with no apologies.”

Lianne Frizzell

Lianne Teaches:
Cardio Combat (Drop-in Class)
Shallow AquaHIIT (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor Specialist, canfitpro
Fitness Kickboxing Instructor
YogaFit Level 1, canfitpro

Lianne loves physically challenging herself and seeing the results through improvement and progression. It’s a passion she wants to share with others, because she knows how good it feels after completing a workout. Among the items on her bucket list are a bike trip around the Cabot Trail and mountain climbing in France.

Fitness Super Power: Making people have fun while getting fit!

“Look in the mirror – that is your competition.”

Mayu Creelman

Mayu Teaches:
Dance Fusion (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor Specialist
Zumba® Basic Steps, Level 1

Mayu is motivated by music! She loves seeing people let stress go and enjoy. To make people get crazy and silly (in a good way) is her passion, because it makes the day feel so much better! She loves how fitness makes you feel strong mentally and physically.

Fitness Super Power: To make people smile!

“Dance is medicine.”

Naoko Nakamura

Naoko Teaches:
Shallow Aquafit/AquaHIIT (Drop-in Class)

FIS Certified, canfitpro
CALA Group Aquafitness course
Zumba® and Zumba® Strong

Naoko is motivated by working with people in the community and providing positivity to people’s lives. She’s passionate about staying healthy inside and out!

Fitness Super Power: To be passionate and goofy in class and make people work at their own best in a fun environment.

“Give 100% of yourself for a short moment of your day and get 110% of happiness back.”

Nicholas Graham

Nicholas Teaches:
Spin (Drop-in Class)

Reebok Cycling
Keiser Cycling
NSFA Stability Ball
NSFA Toning Ball

Nicholas is motivated by participants’ willingness to push themselves, and his passion is doing the same right along with them.

Fitness Super Power: The ability to motivate the unmotivatable.

“It is better to have done and lost, than to have regretted not doing it at all.”

Raechelle Masuda

Raechelle Teaches:
Yin Yoga (Registered Program)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Certified Yoga Teacher, 200 hours
Certified Kids Yoga Teacher
Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Healing Heroes, Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Restorative Yoga Training

Raechelle loves sharing yoga with people of all ages & abilities. Yoga, meditation and breath work is rewarding and everyone can benefit from it. She is passionate about holding a nurturing and safe space for people to explore movement & honour their bodies.

Fitness Super Power: Compassion

“Ignite yourself and others will follow.”

Shaya Fadaee

Shaya Teaches:
Chair Yoga (Drop-in Class)
Power Yoga (Registered Program)

200h Yoga Alliance Certification
RYT in Yin Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga Flow
Hatha Yoga
Independent Yoga Network (IYN) in Yoga Scaravelli

Shaya’s motivation comes from seeing the positive impact yoga has on people’s lives. Passionate about helping others discover the tangible benefits of yoga, her practice aims to reduce stress, improve overall well-being, and opens a door to achieving a harmonious balance.

Fitness Super Power: Crafting personalized yoga experiences tailored to individuals of all ages and skill levels. From beginners to advanced practitioners, I can intuitively design the perfect class to elevate their practice.

“Every step counts towards your victory – embrace the challenge and keep moving forward!”

Summer Morrison

Summer Teaches:
Yoga (Drop-in Class)
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (Registered Program)

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Graduate
Raja Yoga Brahma Kumaris
Art of Living (meditation, breathwork)
Reiki Master/ Teacher Graduate
EMF Balancing Technique, Advanced Practitioner
Shamanic Journeying

Summer is passionate about developing and exploring her spirit and deeper self through yoga and meditation. Her classes cultivate inner peace while aligning body movement (yoga postures) with a mind and body approach (while also hoping to impart joyful exuberance and inspiration!).

Fitness Super Power: My super power would be to be hyper flexible, so I can do more yoga postures!

“You’re stronger than you think!” – Bev Bryson

Tam Nguyen

Tam Teaches:
HIIT (Drop-in Class)
Shallow Aquafit (Drop-in Class)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Certified Personal Training Specialist, canfitpro
500H Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance US)
AquaFit Instructor (NSFA)

Tam’s motivation is to move more than yesterday! He is passionate about helping and witnessing people improve their life quality from determination for fitness training.

Fitness Super Power:
Super Mobility, so I can try all of the fitness challenge moves in the world

“The right pain for the right gain”

Tisha White

Tisha Teaches:
Introduction to Yoga (Registered Program)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

BSc Health Education
Group Fitness Instructor
Schwinn Cycling
200hr YTT
Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Training Level 1
Life Coaching Certification

Motivated most by helping others through mental health issues and trauma healing, Tisha’s classes are a harmonious blend of mindful movement and emotional rejuvenation.

Fitness Super Power: Being able to accommodate a wide variety of abilities into a single class where everyone can feel comfortable, challenged and successful!

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

Veronika Petlievana

Veronika Teaches:
Gentle Aquafit (Drop-in Class)
Pumped (Drop-in Class)
Shallow AquaHIIT (Drop-in Class)

Personal Training Course
Fitness & Stretching Course

Veronika is motivated by the good results she seems from participants. Her passion is development in the field of fitness, learning new exercise techniques with different fitness equipment.

Fitness Super Power: Motivate people to exercise

“Large goals require small steps and consistency!”

Wanda Martin

Wanda Teaches:
Zumba® (Drop-in Class)

Advanced Instructor Module 1
Advanced Instructor Module 2
Fitness Instructor Specialist Certified, canfitpro
LesMills SH’BAM

Wanda’s motivation and passion is to help people meet their fitness goals day by day… even if it is to just make them smile!

Fitness Super Power: If there is music, move it, MOVE IT!!

“Keep moving to your own beat!”