TEACHERS

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!

BETH BEAUCHEMIN

t) phew!Beth teaches Gravity + Gravity Pilates, Cardio Sculpt, Personal Training + Post Natal Exercise.  She teaches because it makes her happy!

My perfect day includes: cuddles from my kids.

This is my dream vacation: hiking/biking all day, a relaxing massage, then a fabulous culinary delight in a B & B in France.

I would love to learn: to play tennis.

DANIELLE SHOOM-JARRETT

IMG_1445Danielle teaches  Barre, Slow Sculpt + Burn, Gravity, Mom + Baby, Teen Fitness + Personal Training.  Keeping fit has always been an outlet for Danielle and a way to feel great! For her, teaching + spreading that feeling to other people is truly amazing.

Three things I would take on a deserted island are: my favorite pajamas, Nespresso machine and a toothbrush.

My guilty pleasure is: the Kardashians.

I would love to learn: how to surf a real wave.

DAVID BECKLES

DAVID BecklesDavid 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.

This is what I am most grateful for: good health, wisdom, my mother (way to go Dave!!)

My guilty pleasure is: apple blossoms with maple walnut ice cream.

I would love to learn: to be a better man, father and human being. I want to learn to continue evolving to become a better version of myself.

DOMENIC CLARINO

Domenic ClarinoDomenic 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.

This is how I de-stress: Iron pounding workout or whitewater rafting with my 3 kids.

My latest food obsession: Feijoada (a Brazilian black bean stew with rice).

This is my dream vacation: FIFA World Cup (I’ve been to 7 so far!).

DONNA BANTIS

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

This is how I de-stress: Laugh!!!  A lot!!!
(And if you take Donna’s classes, you will be guaranteed to laugh too!)

My perfect day includes: 100K bike ride, ice cream afterwards, reading a good book, full body massage, followed by a romantic dinner and evening with my husband.

My guilty pleasure is: Creme Brulée

JAIME VERK-PEREZ

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

My perfect day includes: a trip to the farmer’s market, cooking for loved ones + sunshine.

My latest food obsession: dark chocolate with orange + ginger.

My favourite song and/or musician: anything remixed + funky.

JENNIFER NOORDIJK

Jennifer teaches Vinyasa Flow, Mom + Baby, and Power Yoga because she loves people and being part of the transformations that take place through the practice of Yoga.

This is how I de-stress: Besides Yoga? Cycling + hiking. I have a goal to hike the entire Bruce Trail.

Three things I would take on a deserted island are: fresh fruit, thin crust pizza + my dog Sasha.

My favourite song and/or musician: right now I love Ed Sheeran, Adele +  Coldplay.

I would love to learn: how to surf.

KAREN WEINSTEIN

Karen WeinsteinKaren teaches Gravity because it is such an amazing workout, and she loves to share what she knows. She is thrilled to be working with and is inspired by people who are motivated to improve their lives through fitness.

This is what I am most grateful for: my family + my health. I cherish them everyday.

My latest food obsession: overnight steel cut oatmeal with chia, dried apricots + almonds- Delicious!!

This is my dream vacation: anywhere with mountains.

KATIE CAMERON

Katie CameronKatie teaches Pilates )Mat + Reformer), Cardio Sculpt, Slow Sculpt + Burn, and Yoga. Katie wants everyone to fall in love with the way fitness makes you feel, and how exercising in proper alignment can truly change your life drastically in the smallest most important ways.

This is how I de-stress: I go for a run, do a Pilates class, and organize my entire apartment.

Three things I would take on a deserted island are: peanut butter, running shoes + my kobo.

My guilty pleasure is: Eating chocolate while watching The Bachelor!

I would love to learn: even more about human anatomy. I find it completely fascinating the way the body moves + works.

 

KIMMEL ALCIDE

Kimmel Alcide

Kimmel teaches Vinyasa Flow, Yin + Restorative Yoga. She is grateful to be able to teach Yoga as a career because it is her way of being in service to others.

This is how I de-stress: a good game of scrabble.

Three things I would take on a deserted island are: my pillow case (I have a special one), my personal massage therapist, and a sign saying “Do not rescue me.”

My guilty pleasure is: watching movies cuddled in bed.

I would love to learn: to salsa.

LINDSAY McCONNELL

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

My perfect day includes: a bike ride in the Rockies with my family.

This is my dream vacation: safari in South Africa.

My guilty pleasure is: girls weekend.

LISA CAPANNELLI

Lisa CapannelliLisa teaches Gravity, TRX, Cardio Sculpt, Pre + Post Natal Exercise and Personal Training. She teaches because she loves it + finds helping people to reach their fitness goals is very rewarding. She has an amazing way of motivating people!

My perfect day includes: sleeping in, doing a yoga class, meditating then lounging on a beach with a good book, later having a wonderful dinner + evening with my loved ones.

This is my dream vacation: a trip around the world.

My guilty pleasure is: Nutella, I love it!

MAGZ KORDIUK

magzMagz teaches Gravity, Cardio Sculpt, Boot Camp + Personal Training.  She teaches fitness because she wants to share with others what has helped her in her own life: the physical + mental health benefits of an active lifestyle.  Also, she can’t sit still.

This is how I de-stress: Impromptu reggae dance break.

My favourite song/musician is: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding.  It’s been my favourite song since I was 4 years old!

This is my dream vacation: Travelling every island in the Mediterranean, then crossing the Atlantic by boat and doing the same thing in the Caribbean.  Lots of swimming, eating + diving.

MARNI SUSSMAN

Marni SUSSMANMarni 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.

Three things I would take on a deserted island: my yoga mat, my daughter + probiotics.

My guilty pleasure: coffee with cream

This is my dream vacation: taking a year off to travel through South America. Scuba diving, hiking, yoga, and eating excellent food.

SARA VALI

Sara ValiSara teaches Cardio Sculpt, Yoga and Personal Training. Fitness is her passion and she is motivated to help others reach their fitness goals and to promote a happy, healthy lifestyle. Her energy is infectious!

My perfect day includes: hitting the gym, getting a massage + napping.

My latest food obsession: dried mulberries + goji berries.

This is my dream vacation: South African Safari.

My guilty pleasure is: binge eating.

 

SHARON LEWIS

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

This is how I de-stress: getting deep into my own yoga practice, a walk in the woods or getting down and dirty on the dance floor.

This is what I am most grateful for: freedom, self expression, love, opportunity, laughter, health.

This is my dream vacation: yoga, beach, sun.

STACEY FARKAS

Stacey FarkasStacey 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!

This is what I am most grateful for: health, friends, family + failure (because it breeds success).

My guilty pleasure is: red wine + tacos (not simultaneously!)

I would love to learn: how to play the guitar, and to speak a couple languages. But above all, how to become an overall better person to maximize happiness for my loved ones + myself.