OUR TEAM

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Our goal at Fit Bodies. Fit Minds is to inspire you to move!

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While inspiring you to move, we will also help you achieve your fitness goals.  We strive to help people enhance their fitness levels and achieve their health goals.  Through stretching the tight strong muscles, while strengthening the long weak muscles you can achieve a balanced body both physically and mentally.  Our programs here at Fit Bodies. Fit Minds can be participated in on their own, or added to compliment your already existing fitness routine.  Since one of our goals is to train the deep muscles, we will only enhance your lifestyle.  Our programs are appropriate for anyone of any fitness level.  We can and will help you!

At Fit Bodies. Fit Minds you will find some of the most qualified, passionate and friendly coaches in the business.  Our coaches are constantly educated in current fitness trends and in courses to enhance their clients’ workout regiments.  Each and every coach working at Fit Bodies. Fit Minds strongly believes in a mind and body connection to a healthy lifestyle and is extremely knowledgeable in the mechanics of the body.  All this knowledge will help clients align their spine, correct faulty motor patterns and to develop a more efficient body.

 


 

Kyla Faganely – HBK, B.Ed.,
canfitpro PRO TRAINER (Northern Ontario), CHEK  Practitioner, CHEK Holistic Life Coach, Foundation Trainer, Bellies Inc. Specialist- Pre/Post-Natal Instructor, Level 2 Reiki

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Kyla Faganely is a hardworking and motivated individual who is dedicated to health and fitness promotion.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology, a Bachelor of Education Degree, and a multitude of fitness certification, certificates and qualifications.  Kyla has worked and trained in the fitness industry for over twenty years and in a variety of countries and communities worldwide, including: Australia, Europe, the United States, Canada, and Costa Rica.  Throughout her years of training and education, Kyla has worked with and trained under some of the fitness industry’s top professionals.  In addition to working in the fitness industry, Kyla is also the Algoma District School Board’s Wellness Coordinator and a corporate wellness presenter nation wide.

It is because of her training and education where Kyla became passionate about deep muscle activation, training the body from the inside out, athletic training, functional fitness, correctional fitness, pre and post natal training, and youth training.  She strongly believes in the mind body connection and truly enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals.  Through her most recent training, Kyla has become appreciative and passionate in corrective and functional fitness to help align people’s body and correct faulty motor patterns, all of which will provide for a more balanced body.  Not only does Kyla continue to educate herself in fitness, always looking for new knowledge to help her clients, she is the Northern Ontario Pro Trainer where she certifies anyone looking to become a personal trainer.  She also works with, and for, many health professionals as a continuing education.  Not only does Kyla educate and train people, she also works with professional hockey players and teams.

It is because of her expertise that Kyla gets opportunities to present internationally on numerous certifications and health providers alike.  She truly is an inspiration, not just on a local level but on a global level!

Some of Kyla’s accolades and credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • CHEK Holistic Life Coach
  • CHEK Practitioner
  • Foundation Training Instructor- back pain exercise and relief
  • 250 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • National Strength Conditioning Coach
  • canfitpro Trainer (Northern Ontario)
  • canfitpro Personal Trainer
  • canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • CPTN Personal Trainer
  • Sport Strength and Sport Conditioning certified (Twist Conditioning)
  • Canadian Fitness Consultant
  • Youth Strength Trainer
  • Partner Assisted Stretch Certified
  • Pilates Instructor (Canadian and Australian), (Body Harmonics, Stott Pilates)
  • Body Harmonics Intensive Reformer Certified
  • Bellies Inc. Specialist- Pre and post Natal certified (canfit and Baby and Me)
  • Yoga Fitness Level 1 and 2 (Maureen Rae’s Yoga Certification)
  • Yoga pre and post natal certified
  • Running specialist
  • Coaching level 1 and 2
  • Ice hockey specialist
  • Boxing instructor
  • BOSU and BALL certified
  • Certified Foundation Trainer
  • ACE Personal Trainer

Kyla is passionate and dedicated to the fitness industry and has helped her to change people’s lives.  She loves watching people increase their health, body image, confidence and shape their bodies.  She truly believes “that if we connect our mind to our bodies by living a healthy lifestyle we can master anything we put our minds to!”

 


Tiffany Hayward – MSc.

Tiffany HaywardTiffany Hayward is a hardworking, conscientious individual who is passionate about helping others to achieve optimal health and wellness.  She holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology, in addition to many certifications and qualifications in the area of fitness. As a former athlete and continuing academic, Tiffany has been able to draw on her practical experiences and scholastic knowledge to continue meeting her own athletic and personal goals as well as helping others to achieve theirs. She strongly believes in the importance of mental, physical, and nutritional well-being at all ages and fitness levels in order to live a long, happy, and healthy life.  It is because of her beliefs and knowledge, that Tiffany has able to design and implement a variety of mental training workshops for athletes of all ages and skill levels and provide health promotion and personal empowerment workshops for the community. Some of Tiffany’s credentials include:
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Directed Study in Applied Sport Psychology
  • Graduate research in eating disorder prevention
  • A multitude of University level courses specializing in: Sports medicine, Nutrition, Sport specific training, Exercise physiology, Biology, Psychology of sport and exercise, and Anatomy
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Pre and Post Natal Certified
  • canfitpro Personal Trainer
  • canfitpro Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
  • canfitpro Fitness Specialist
  • Sport and Exercise Cognitive Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Health Promotion Educator
  • Eating Disorder Support
  • Self Esteem Promotion
  • Former Competitive Figure Skater

Tiffany is an enthusiastic, friendly, passionate, and goal oriented individual who would love to share her knowledge and help anyone achieve their fitness goals.  In her opinion, “there is nothing more satisfying then having the opportunity to help others reach their potential and observing the shear sense of pride they experience as a result.”


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  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology (Lakehead University)
  • Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree (Lakehead University)
  • Canfit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
  • Soft Tissue Release Level 1 Certified
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation Certified

Health and wellness has always been a significant part of my life. I have been a competitive distance runner for many years while also being involved in a variety of other sports and activities such as hockey, cross-country skiing, biking, and swimming. I love bringing my activities outdoors and never turn down an opportunity to train outside while also enjoying activities like hiking, fishing, and camping.

My background in kinesiology and clinical rehabilitation has inspired me to help others reach their personal goals. Focusing on making you feel better and stronger, I want you to gain inspiration and energy from training with me. I focus on corrective and functional exercises that help develop proper biomechanics and movement patterns. I also incorporate hands on soft tissue release techniques which is a combination of myofascial release, therapeutic massage, and active assisted stretching. These training ideals creates a more balanced approach between training intensity and recovery.


 

Jen Amadio – BSc., B.Ed., Personal Coach

JenJen Amadio has always strived to live a positive healthy lifestyle.  She graduated from university with a Bachelor of Sport and Physical Education (Honours) Specialization in Health Promotion and a Bachelor of Education degree, Jen has continued to educate herself in the realm of fitness.  Achieving several certificates and qualifications allow Jen to help people achieve their health and fitness goals.  Jen has travelled through work and because of that, she has gained knowledge and expertise from many different cultures and traditions from around the world.  Jen believes “that working to love oneself empowers us to develop a healthy positive self-image.  By working to find the strength within we will develop the strength to lead a prosperous and enriched life full of success and personal achievement.”

Jen’s credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Physical Education (Honours) Specialization Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Education
  • canfitpro Personal Trainer
  • GirlPower Facilitator
  • Health Promotion Educator
  • Eating Disorder Support
  • Self Esteem and Empowerment Coach
  • Youth Sports Coaching Level 1 and 2 Sport and Fitness Competitor and Athlete

 


Leon Anderson-Knight –  CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer, Level One Fascial Stretch Therapist

Leon’s career in fitness started later in life; although always active, he is a natural athlete. He loves sports, especially basketball, surfing and golfing.

He is especially passionate about increasing proper mobility and injury prevention. As a Fascial Stretch Therapist, Leon focuses on proper form and deep muscle activation.

He is a true believer in taking your time to do things properly. His patience and calm demeanour will help motivate you to keep trying to achieve progress.

He is currently teaching Iron Strength where he uses foundation training concepts that focus on lengthening and strengthening the muscles with proper alignment. This class will challenge your body  to go beyond what you thought possible. Classes can be adjusted to all fitness levels so you can feel the burn without feeling burnt out.

Leon provides FST to help compliment your wellness journey.

FST is a table-based form of assisted stretching with a certified therapist.

Fascia is a biological fabric that holds us together – FST is used to improve improve performance, prevent injury, correct posture and  relieve pain.

 


 

 Jill Bowes – BScF, Personal Coach, Pilates Instructor,Foundation Trainer, Bellies Inc. Specialist- Pre/Post-Natal Instructor

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Jill Bowes has always had a passion for fitness and health, and lives to inspire others.  Her love of group fitness began at the age of 10 when she taught classmates during school breaks and danced competitively.  She currently manages the Fit Bodies. Fit Minds. studio and also has past experience running a fitness centre and managing several group fitness programs.  She trains clients of all fitness levels and teaches a wide-variety of fitness classes. Her positive attitude and safe but fun approach to exercise, helps people relate to Jill and effectively reach their goals and feel inspired.  Jill has developed specific fitness programs for helping special populations such as cancer survivors and seniors.  One of her true loves is watching someone get stronger both in mind and body and become more confident.

Some of Jill’s qualifications include:

  • Body Harmonics Pilates Mat Teacher
  • Foundation Training Instructor- back pain exercise & relief
  • Bellies Inc. Specialist- Pre/post-natal Training
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • BoneFit Trained
  • Set the Mind Set the Body training
  • Cancer Rehabilitation.

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Profile PicMeghan Jarrett – Usui Reiki Master Practitioner

Meghan received her Usui Reiki certification from Anne-Marie Caicco i
n August of 2017. Since that time she
has been committed to practicing this healing art with all that seek it’s wisdom. Meghan‘s purpose in life is to help amplify the love we have for ourselves and bring on the joy, joy, joy!

In her spare time, Meghan enjoys reading and camping with her family and friends.

 

 

 


Josephine Borg – CanFit Pro PTS

Josephine Borg is a CanFit certified, 4th year Kinesiology student joining FBFM for the summer! In the past, she has run exercise programs for special populations that include cancer survivors and seniors with physical and cognitive disabilities.

She is passionate about incorporating spine-sparing, foundational movements into her workouts. In her spare time, Josephine enjoys doing yoga and long-distance running.


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Jaime Brideau graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in 2012 with first class honours. As a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Jaime began work in Toronto, before moving back to Sault Ste. Marie with her son, where she continues to focus on empowering other’s to take control of their health.

Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Jaime ate the typical diet of the her generation – Kraft Dinner, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, pasta and Froot Loops with 2% milk. After moving away from home to attend school for art, she fell severely ill and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Battling with medications for months following, she decided that pharmaceuticals were not the answer she was looking for, and sought out a Naturopath. This experience changed her life.

Now, controlling both of her conditions through diet and lifestyle, Jaime seeks to provide realistic tools to for everyone to take their health into their own hands and see the power that whole foods, a healthy spirit, and a healthy mindset can have.

 

 

 


 

Sarah Celli – BSc., Strength & Conditioning Coach

1F5A3183-EditSarah has been working in the fitness industry for over 10 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology and an associate’s degree in Health and Fitness. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds many other certifications in the fitness field. Sarah loves being a trainer and motivating people to change their lives for the better. She is honored to be a part of each of her clients’ journeys to wellness. Sarah also has a strong passion for teaching fitness classes. You can always count on her to push you to your max because she knows you can do it!

Sarah’s credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology
  • Associates of Health & Fitness
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Fitness Kickboxing Specialist- Level 1
  • Specialized courses
    • Exercise and Arthritis
    • Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise Program
    • Positive Psychology
    • Extreme Interval Training
    • Functional Foods

 


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Sue has always been passionate about fitness and well-being.  As an elementary teacher, she sees first hand the positive effects fitness and well-being has on people.  She began her fitness career teaching aerobics at the YMCA and from their it flourished.  Sue has a high energy and loves to share it with people she works with.  Join her for one of her classes, where her passion really shines!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Maria Kahtava – Personal Coach and Fitness Instructor

For as long as she can remember, Maria Kahtava has had a zeal for fitness and healthy 1F5A3162-Editliving and has incorporated it as a lifestyle. In her youth, Maria developed, proposed and received funding to run summer fitness programs for children and youth in a rural community. Seeing the increase in physical ability, witnessing a positive change in attitude as well as a thirst for knowledge in these kids ignited her fitness fury further.
Maria’s credentials include canfitpro certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED and First Aid certification. She has worked in the fitness field for 16 years and continues to enjoy taking courses to increase her learning and knowledge. Maria works at Sault College as a Learning Specialist with students in the Fitness and Health Promotion program where she enthusiastically promotes her passion.
Maria believes there is always a starting point, a beginning, a first step to becoming a healthier you. As a mother of 9 children she knows the struggle of weight and body issues, time management, stress and fatigue. However, she also knows they can be overcome. Maria delights in seeing the amazing effects of fitness and healthy living. She would love to assist you on your journey to succeed in reaching your fitness goals and becoming a more confident you!

 

 


 

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I am an Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) certified personal trainer. I was previously a Canfit certified personal trainer for five years. I have my BA in Psychology from Algoma University and a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Sault College. I integrate my training in Psychology with personal training and group training, particularly with athletes and other special populations. I started my own personal training business in 2016 and have been training clients of all ages as well as teaching fitness classes. I am a competitive powerlifter and strength training enthusiast. I often focus on strength and resistance training with my clients while teaching proper form and movement patterns which aid in living a long and healthy life!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sheila Paluzzi – M.S.W. RSW

Sheila Gallagher Paluzzi has worked with individuals, couples and families for over twelve years, providing treatment for a variety of issues and mental health concerns. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work.
Sheila is trained in many evidenced based interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, and Family Based Therapy and specializes in Emotion Focused Family Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. In addition, she is a clinical trainer and consultant for Emotion Focused Family Therapy.
She has a great passion for, and dedication to, working with people and supporting them in their process to self empowerment and wellness. www.sheilapaluzzi.com

Cara Russon – RN, MN, RYT 200

CaraCara has been a registered nurse since 2007, working in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai for 8 years and now works in aesthetic and clinical dermatology at Azure MediSpa.
Cara has been practicing yoga since 1998, starting in Sault Ste Marie at ‘the yoga door’. While spending a decade away from home she has had the opportunity to learn from, and with, a lot of amazing teachers. Cara has been to two Ashram’s; one in the Bahamas and one in Nicaragua.
Cara has taken her love and understanding of Western science and medicine and applied it to her yoga practice. She continues to ask the question; “why does yoga make me feel so good?”, and is relentless in her pursuit of answers. The practice Cara teaches is therapeutic – using yoga as a health tool to connect with the mind, the breath and the body to improve one’s health state.
Cara’s passion is currently weaving tidbits of her research reading into classes.  Each class she teaches she hopes to leave her clients more mindful.

Krista Reece—BA Kin., Canfitpro PTS

Krista Reece has always had a passion for fitness. She has recently graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and will be attending Teacher’s College in September 2018. She loves working with both kids and adults as well as sharing her knowledge on the importance of physical activity and wellbeing. Krista is a certified canfitpro personal trainer and looks forward to gaining more certifications in the health and fitness field in the future. She enjoys working out and finding new ways to stay active.


 

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Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math with a Physical and Health Education minor as well as a Bachelor of Education degree. She is certified in Body Harmonics Mat Work Foundations (Part I, II, III), and a canfitpro Personal Training Specialist. Andrea has been involved in sports and fitness throughout her life and loves to share her passion with others. She enjoys working with people and helping them achieve educational, health, and fitness goals. Through her bubbly personality and her passion, Andrea would love to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

 

 

 


Sharon Wood-Anderson – Personal Coach and Fitness Instructor

SharonSharon is a canfitpro certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. She is an active member of the Soo Masters polar bear swim team as well as an avid road cyclist and long distance runner. Sharon is a level one swim coach with the Sault Surge aquatic team. Her passion for fitness and healthy living fuels her love for training. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with clients. She loves to see them achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals.