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.

Amber Allan, CGC Fitness & Wellness Coordinator since May 2018

amberAmber Teaches:
Cardio Combat (Drop-In Class)
Pumped (Drop-In Class)

Agatsu Kettlebell
Aqua Aerobics
Fitness Kickbox Canada
FIS Certified, canfitpro
Positive Workplace Framework Trainer
Pre/Post Natal Yoga
PTS Certified, canfitpro
YogaFit Anatomy & Alignment
YogaFit, Level 3
YogaFit Sweat
Yoga for Warriors
Yoga Nidra
Zumba® Certified

Fitness and healthy living are Amber’s passion. She loves to help people exceed their expectations and to realize they can do more than they ever thought they could.

Fitness Super Power: To help people discover their own superpower!

“Life is only as good as your mindset.”

Alison Bleeker

Alison Teaches:
Spin (Drop-In Class)
Zumba® Gold (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:
Drum-Fit (Registered Program)
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:
Spin (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.”

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)
Restorative 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)
Shallow 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)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA
Certified Personal Trainer, PTA Global
Group Fitness, SCW Fitness Education
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.”

Elizabeth Peirce

Elizabeth Teaches:
NIA (Drop-In Class)

NIA White Belt (2018)
CPR/First Aid

For Elizabeth, fitness is not only a physical quality, but also a feeling of alignment in her mental, emotional and spiritual life.

“Through movement, we find health.”

Gail Drisdelle

Gail Teaches:
Chair Fit for Older Adults (Drop-in Class)
Functional Pilates (Registered Program)

Spin Certificate
Group Fitness Certification, 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: Inspiring others to enjoy all forms of fitness, but especially moving to great music!

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

George Petru

George Teaches:
Spin (Drop-in Class)

Schwinn Spinning Certificate

George’s passion is biking, and he says, “If you want to be fast, you have to go where the 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.”

Heatheranne Bratty

Heatheranne Teaches:
Shallow Aquafit (Drop-in Class)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Exercise Specialist canfitpro
ACSM Trainer
YMCA Aquacise
Yoga 200 Hours

Heatheranne’s favourite part of fitness is the strength she gains each time, not just physical, but emotional strength as well. She loves teaching fitness and that enthusiasm and genuine interest in health, safety and fun hopefully creates a positive experience for all participants. She wants to continue to exercise, have fun and meet new people for at least another 40 years! That’s what motivates her.

Fitness Super Power: To inspire everyone of all ages and abilities to DANCE!

“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.”

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:
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 on to others.

“Live each day…it is a gift…no one knows what tomorrow might bring.”

Laura Gibson

Laura Teaches:
Aqua Yoga (Drop-in Class)
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:
Combat 45 (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.”


Lisa Burnie

Lisa Teaches:
Pumped (Drop-in Class)
Reboot (Drop-in Class)

Fitness Instructor, NSFA
Personal Training Specialist, canfitpro
TRX Level 1, 2 & 3
Step, Kickboxing with a focus on MMA, Boot Camp

Lisa’s passion is health, vitality and feeling good from the inside out; exercise and good nutrition does this. Her mission is to affect others with this same feeling by being the most influential and motivational instructor she can be and setting a good example.

Fitness Super Power: The ability to always bring the energy and have great music to help motivate

“Ability is what you are capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Mahshid Bustani

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

Les Mills BC + AIM 1
Les Mills BP + AIM 1, 2
Les Mills BJ + AIM 1, 2
Trigger Point SMRT-CORE
Trigger Point Level 1

Mahshid is motivated the most by being in the position to help people feel happier and healthier when moving their bodies and by motivating them to try something that may not feel easy or natural to do.

Fitness Super Power: The ability to speak loudly and clearly enough to direct people in class, while also being challenged physically, is something I thrive in being good at.

“Find your comfort zone. Then leave it.”

Mandy Evans

Mandy Teaches:
Shallow Aquafit (Drop-in Class)

Aqua Zumba®
Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist, canfitpro
Zumba® Level 1 & 2
Zumba® Kids
Zumba® and Glutes
Zumba® Pro-Trainer

Mandy wants to create an amazing atmosphere through energy and fitness to put you in the best frame of mind. She’s motivated to be healthy for her four girls. She teaches them her love for fitness, dance, meeting people and making someone smile at the end of a long day!

Fitness Super Power: Making everyone feel as comfortable as possible to enjoy the hour they have together.

“”Sweat, smile, & repeat.”

Naoko Nakamura

Naoko Teaches:
Gentle Aquafit (Drop-in Class)
Shallow Aquafit (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:
Prenatal 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.”

Reena Davis

Female yoga instructor sitting with crossed legs on blue mat

Reena Teaches:
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Certified Fascial Release for Structural Alignment
Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Certified Health Coach
Certified Mindfulness Teacher
Certified Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Instructor
Certified Trigger Point Therapy
Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT: 200 hours

Reena has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Saint Vincent University and is currently working on receiving her Masters in Counseling. She is very passionate about helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle, because of her own fitness journey after being diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of 25. She understands what it takes to feel well and motivated, but also how to break through when feeling overwhelmed.

Fitness Super Power: Keepin’ it real

“Always be willing to do one more.”

Ron Salah

Ron Teaches:
Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi (Registered Program)

32 years of expereince studying and playing T’ai Chi

Ron has a Bachelor in English Literature and Philosophy from Saint Mary’s University. Ron is very passionate about learning because it makes him happy.

Fitness Super Power: Patience and determination

“Success grows out of love and humility, patience and determination and faithful practice.”

Sam Bailey

Sam Teaches:
Cardio Combat (Drop-in Class)
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Circuit Training
Exercise to Music Certificate
Future Fit Training in UK
Pilates Certificate
Step Certificate

Sam loves loud music—singing and exercise motivates her! She loves teaching and seeing people have fun and working hard.

Fitness Super Power: Super flexible so I could bend/move in all directions.

Favorite Post-Workout Snack: Cereal bar

Terri Roberts

Terri Teaches:
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Bellyfit® certification
Group Exercise Leader
Mind & Body Leader, NSFA
Resistance Trainer, NSFA

Terri loves learning, and thinks teaching fitness is a great job for that! There is always something new to learn about and incorporate into classes.

Fitness Super Power: Musicality

“Be excellent to each other.” (from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

Terrilee Bulger

Terrilee Teaches:
Yoga (Drop-in Class)

Ashtanga Primary & Intermediate Series
Yoga Therapy

Terrilee is passionate about yoga; for her, yoga is amazing and has so many health benefits. She wants to share these benefits with others.

Fitness Super Power:

“Do your practice and all is coming.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Tracy Cipryk

Tracy Teaches:
Dance Fusion (Drop-in Class)

Certified Yoga Teacher, 500 hours
Drummer Dance Certified
Master Trainer for Gymstick
Resist-a Ball, canfitpro

Tracy is the Creative Director and Fitness Chair for Bust a Move for Breast Health. She has a passion for inspiring people to move and think differently about their bodies, minds and health.

Fitness Super Power: Ability to make anybody and everybody laugh!

“Be the change you want to see in the World.”

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!”