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OUR COACHES

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

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


TRX - Gravitate Studio

Debbie Kemp

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 to know the neighbourhood more and making the studio a space where everyone is welcome and will receive a great workout and amazing experience.


Avital Shinder

Avital Shinder

My passion for fitness was instilled at a young age, when my parents enrolled me into physical  activities and programs. I transferred my energy and enthusiasm for movement into my education, graduating from York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and with a Master’s of Fitness Science. During university I obtained my 250hr Yoga Teacher certification. My favourite style of yoga to teach AND practice is vinyasa. Vinyasa is my, moving meditation. Flow with me every Sunday at 9:30am!


Danielle MacDonald

Danielle MacDonald

Danielle MacDonald was born and raised in North Toronto.
Exercise and fitness have always been her passion, as well as figure skating, which she did competitively in her youth.  She fell in love IMMEDIATELY with Barre and is very happy to have the opportunity to share that love with the Gravitate Community.

Her goal is to deliver a motivating experience and to bring out the little ballerina in all of us through Barre!


Cara Sky

Cara has been practicing yoga since taking her first class more than 22 years ago in Thailand.  Her personal exploration with the practice has led her to try a variety of styles including Bikram, Moksha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Aerial & Yin, having settled into a mostly Vinyasa based personal practice.

She uses her extensive knowledge of the yoga postures to guide students through a practice that helps the individual become better attuned to breath, find stillness of the mind, and greater ease in the physical body, while building strength and stamina.  She hopes to inspire her students with their own love of the practice and to help create an environment for each that is non-judgmental and stress-free.


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.


Lesley Minsky

Lesley Minsky

Lesley has been in the fitness industry since 2004. She was inspired at a very young age of 13 to start doing aerobics classes in a group setting. She teaches many different types of classes from spinning to Pilates and yoga, as well as gravity. They all offer different complimentary aspects for total body conditioning. As a mother of 2 young children, she loves to show how important physical activity is in everyone’s lives!


Lindsay McConnell

Lindsay McConnell

Lindsay is a dedicated and passionate pilates and gravitate instructor. She creates a trusting relationship with all of her clients. This trust inspires and enables her clients of all ages to reach their own personal fitness goals.


Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 17 years. She is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. She has traveled extensively in search of authenticity, honing her craft.  Having the privilege of being mentored by some of today’s 21st century modern gurus has given her unparalleled experience, inspiration and the privilege and ability to pass along the knowledge that she has been so grateful to receive. 

Today Sharon enjoys sharing her love of yoga, inspiring growth, awareness and self healing in her students. 

Hope to see you soon on the mat!


Stacey Farkas

Graduate of York University – Health Studies and Mohawk College – Health & Wellness. CSEP Certified Personal Trainer, I have experience working with all types of athletes (Dancers, Figure Skaters, Hockey, soccer and baseball players.  Stacey has trained a variety of youth sports teams as well as individual athletes. Stacey’s favorite method of training is Kickboxing and High-Intensity Interval Training, as he loves maximizing results.

 “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” 

— Swami Vivekananda