Debbie has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.  She has worked in all aspects of fitness and the one common area that she loves is the interaction with individuals to get to know them, to help them towards reaching their goals and feeling healthier.

She understood the importance of exercise at a young age, when she started working out to help with her sports.  Through years of experience and continued education she has become an instructor and personal trainer dedicated to offering a safe and challenging workout, for everyone she works with.

Becoming the owner of Gravitate Studio is a wonderful extension of Debbie’s experiences and she looks forward to getting know the neighbourhood more and making the studio a space where everyone is welcome and will receive a great workout and amazing experience.

Our instructors are excited to meet you and to learn about your fitness + wellness goals.

They are friendly, approachable and are available before and/or after class to answer your questions and review techniques.  Each instructor will happily share information and advice about their classes and related health, wellness + fitness matters. Just ask!


Avital Shinier

Avital teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Sculpt, Bootcamp + Personal Training because she wants to make a positive impact on people’s lives, and make students feel good physically, mentally + emotionally. In turn, Avital learns from her students and grows as an individual.


DAVID Beckles

David teaches Gravity, Cardio Sculpt, TRX, Cardio Sculpt + Personal Training.  He teaches fitness because he loves helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle and motivating his clients to reach their goals.


Domenic Clarino

Domenic teaches Gravity, TRX, Boot Camp + Personal Training.  He teaches because he loves sports + people, as well as watching his clients’ lives change for the better.


Donna teaches Gravity because she loves seeing clients progress throughout the year, gaining strength, and confidence in how they look + feel.


Jaime Verk-Perez

Jaime teaches Hatha, Yin/Yang, Restorative + Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, and Cardio Barre because teaching gives her inspiration.


Lindsay McConnell

Lindsay teaches Pilates and Gravity because she loves how being fit makes her feel so she wants to help others feel great too!



Marni teaches many styles of Yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Pre Natal, Restorative, Yin and especially LOVES teaching Yoga for Kids. She’s a beautiful soul who loves helping people connect with their true selves.


Sharon Lewis

Sharon teaches Yoga because it inspires her to reach people through the practice.


Stacey Farkas

Stacey teaches Gravity, TRX, Cardio Sculpt, Kickboxing, HIIT + Personal Training. He specializes in developing core strength, functional movement, movement efficiency + sports specific training. His favourite method of training is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) because he loves getting the results in a shorter time period!