Marc-André Manuel, Exercise Specialist at CGC since August 2022

Hometown: Hanwell, NB

Education: Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKIN), University of New Brunswick (UNB)
CKA Affiliated Kinesiologist

Favourite Post-Workout Snack: Peanut butter and banana smoothie

Fitness Super Power: Super-Adaptation – having the ability to quickly adapt to training and not lose it over time

Marc’s Fitness Bucket List: Doing a proper handstand – just to see if I can do it!

Margaret Lamptey, Exercise Specialist at CGC since June 2021

Hometown: Markham, ON

Education: Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKIN), Acadia University
Honours Certificate Occupational Health & Safety (COHS), NSCC
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
CKA Kinesiologist
Exercise Therapy Level 1 & 2
Neurotyping System, Assessment & Basic Program Design
Fascial Mobility Training
Nordic Pole Walking & Urban Poling Instructor
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Certificate
HIGH FIVE Sport Certificate

Favourite Post-Workout Snack: Chocolate, peanut butter and banana protein shake

Fitness Super Power: Resistance to muscle imbalances; or an ability to instantly recover as soon as I begin to experience delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Decreased risk of injury and/or decreased recovery time = more time for activities!

Margaret’s Fitness Bucket List: Currently challenging myself to learn how to do headstands, with the eventual goal of being able to walk on my hands as well as do an (unsupported) handstand push-up. I really admire the level of strength, control, and coordination these skills take to learn–and they provide the added bonus of making for pretty cool party tricks!

Seray Cetgin, Exercise Specialist at CGC since April 2022

Hometown: Gaziantep, Turkey

Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours

Favourite Post-Workout Snack: Banana and strawberry smoothie!

Fitness Super Power: Super speed! I think it would be very fun to run high speeds and not get tired.

Seray’s Fitness Bucket List: I really want to run a marathon before I die, because I feel like running is something that requires a lot of mental and physical work. I would love to get myself to that point and run a marathon!

Tom Christensen , Exercise Specialist at CGC since December 2021

Hometown: Home is where the heart is. Right now, that’s right here!

Education: CSEP-CEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Exercise Science and Applied Health
Master of Science (MSc) Kinesiology student (studying exercise and cancer)

Favourite Post-Workout Snack: I don’t normally have one, but I’ll have an ice cream or smørrebrød anytime

Fitness Super Power: Super recovery! I would love to be able to do high intensity activities everyday without having to take days off for recovery.

Tom’s Fitness Bucket List: No bucket list. Just doing things that I enjoy on a regular basis.

Let Marc, Margaret, Seray or Tom help you to challenge your own fitness commitments and reach your goals. Give us a call at ‎902.490.2249 to talk about your personal training options.