Mark is the owner of Me First Fitness, establishing the company in Spring of 2007. He attended college at the Australian Institute of Fitness, where he graduated with honors in 2008. Mark has a strong sporting background and has been working within the fitness industry since 2001 where he started off as a Manager at Fitness Source Canada. Over the years Mark has continued his ongoing education in the industry picking up several certifications along the way, including Fitness-Kickboxing, Kettlebell and MMA Strength and Conditioning Coaching. Mark's training is innovative, intense and incredibly intruiging offering up loads of variety and lots of fun. Mark is also a published Fitness Author and continues to write many magazine articles today. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manager at Fitness Source Canada (2001-2006)
- Qualified Executive Master Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness.
- Certificate III & IV in Fitness (2007/2008) Australian Institute of Fitness
- NASST Specialized Sports Trainer (2008)
- Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist (2008) Can-Fit-Pro
- Can-Fit-Pro Resist-A-Ball PRO Trainer (2008) Can-Fit-Pro
- Can-Fit-Pro Nutrition and Wellness Specialist (2009) Can-Fit-Pro
- Kick-Boxing Fitness Instructor (2008) American Council on Exercise
- MMA Fitness Instructor (2009) AGATSU
- Kettlebell Trainer Specialist (2009) KBell Training Academy
- Fitness Kickboxing Specialist (2011) Fitness Kickboxing Canada
- Kettlebell Group Trainer (2011) KBell Training Academy
- TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1 (2014) TRX
- TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Trainer Level 2 (2014) TRX
Things I Love: Training, Teaching, Learning and helping others succeed and find happiness.
My Favourite Music: Rock. Acoustic. Punk.
My Favourite Show: Game of Thrones & LOST.
My Favourite Sport: Hockey, MMA.
My Favourite Exercise: Barbell Squats and anything to do with Kettlebells.
My Favourite Food: Sushi, Pasta, Pizza.
My Favourite Book: “Eat, Drink & Be Healthy” by Walter C. Willett
My Favourite Quote: “Victory belongs to the most persevering”.
Katie has been actively involved in the fitness industry since 2003. Katie has an Honours Degree in Kinesiology, as well as maintains many certifications within the Fitness and Health Industry. Being a competitive figure skater for 20 years Katie knows what it takes to train like a pro. Katie has trained athletes of all sports and levels, general and older populations. Katie has experience working special populations such as pre/post rehabilitative clients, pre/post natal women, special needs clients, clients with debilitating injuries, and clients suffering with painful diseases such as cancer, fibromyalgia, MS, and arthritis. Katie also trains police officers, fire fighters, and fitness models. Whatever your goals, Katie can help you realize your full potential and make all your fitness dreams come true!
Fitness and health education credentials include:
Fitness Kickboxing Specialist (2012) Fitness Kickboxing Canada
Certified Personal Trainer - Can-Fit-Pro
Certified Kinesiologist - Ontario Kinesiology Association
Certified Kettlebell Instructor - Agatsu
Pre/Post Natal Specialist - Can-Fit-Pro
Certified Fitness Consultant – Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT)
Kinesiology (Honours) Degree – Brock University
HIGH FIVE Certified
First Aid, CPR & AED – Lifesaving Society
Things I Love: Family, Figure Skating, Weight Training, Kettlebell Training, Triathlon Training, Water Skiing, Traveling and Yoga
My Favourite Music: Anything upbeat I can workout to
My Favourite Show: Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, Extreme Weight Loss Makeover
My Favourite Sport: Figure Skating
My Favourite Exercise: Squats and any form of cardio I can do outdoors!
My Favourite Food: Salmon, asparagus, pineapple…and I have a weakness for pizza
My Favourite Book: I love reading. I don’t have a favourite book per say. One book that made an impact on my life recently is
“Focal Point” by: Brian Tracy. I enjoy mystery thrillers, anything by James Patterson is my first pick
My Favourite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” Wayne Gretzky & “Sweat once a day” – lululemon manifesto
Jennifer has been involved in the fitness industry since 2005 when she graduated from the Fitness and Lifestyle management program. She has experience training people from all walks of life including athletes, older adults, children, as well as people who are recovering from injuries and pre and post natal and the general population. Jennifer has gained experience over the years working with clients and developing exercise programs for people with and without disabilities, preserving the independence of older adults, preventing disease due to trauma and neglect and developing programs for and training athletes and rehabilitating people after disease or injury. In every stage of life your fitness goals may change and Jennifer can help guide you through each of those stages and develop a program that is centered to help you reach those goals and improve your life, fitness, longevity and overall potential.
Fitness and Lifestyle Management Diploma George Brown College
Medical Science Course Durham College
Personal Trainer Specialist Can-Fit-Pro
Resist-A-Ball Level 1 adn 2 Certified Can-Fit-Pro
Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist Can-Fit-Pro
Exercise Nutrition Course- Human Kinetics
Fitness and Health Promotions Diploma
CPR level C & AED- St. John’s Ambulance
Standard First-Aid- St. John’s Ambulance
Things I Love: Hot Yoga, Kettlebell Training, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Cottaging, Traveling, Road Trips, Continuing Education, and reading
My Favourite Music: I love all kinds of music; anything I can sing, dance, workout or head bang to!
My Favourite Sport: Horseback Riding
My Favourite Exercise: Lunges and Supine Bent 2 arm Pullovers on a Swiss Ball
My Favourite Food: Chicken breast, chilli and salads!
My Favourite Book: "The Four Agreements" - Don Miguel Ruiz
My Favourite Quote: "You can’t store fitness, only fat.” ~ Beau Kent .
Tiffany has actively been involved in fitness since 2000 when she began Cheerleading for the local football team and unknowingly began a career she would never be able to stop sharing her love for. With one year under her belt Tiffany took reigns of the Ajax Pickering Dolphin Cheeerleading team and continued to coach them for nine years. In 2004 Tiffany joined the Toronto Argonaut Cheerleading team and danced and for thousands of fans, and alongside many music artists such as Black Eyed Peas and Nelly Furtado. However, Tiffany enjoyed that one on one coaching and helping others see how rewarding fitness can be. With a diploma in Early Childhood Education Tiffany also worked as a Fitness Consultant encouraging people to share their uttermost fears and greatest desires in fitness. Teaching children by day, Tiffany found her passion for fitness was showing through the children in her classroom and began assisting in summer planning for physical fitness for young athletes and students in the Durham Region. Tiffany not only cares for the development of fitness at a young age but for its importance in remaining in your everyday life. In 2011 Tiffany began teaching Zumba in the GTA and has been sharing her belief that fitness is fun, rewarding and capable by all. Whatever your goal is Tiffany will help you find it, share it and most importantly believe in it.
Certified Personal Trainer - Can-Fit-Pro
Certified Zumba® Instructor - Zumba International
Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor - Schwinn Fitness
Certified in Standard First Aid & CPR(C) - Canadian Red Cross
Early Childhood Educator - Durham College
Certified Phlebotomist - C&J Health Care Support College
Things I Love: Family, Friends, Any Form of Dance, Traveling, Fitness, Zumba & Sports
My Favourite Music: Anything upbeat for working out! You will always hear me singing the latest radio tunes !
My Favourite Show: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Criminal Minds, Rules of Engagement, Homes on Homes.
My Favourite Sport: Football all the way!!!
My Favourite Exercise: Love to rock out in Zumba, Cycling and of course Kettlebells.
My Favourite Food: Any form of pasta is my weakness but I adore chicken! There is just so much you can do with it!
My Favourite Book: I have authors I love; Sophie Kinsella, James Patterson, Emily Griffin.
My Favourite Quote: "Being Willing Makes You Able!" - Anonymous
Amy has 13 + years of sport specific training. She has taught gymnastics for over 13 years and cheerleading for 5 years. Amy is a graduate from Institute of Holistic Nutrition (2010) and completed Can-Fit-Pro Certification (2012). She is currently registered in the Pre/Post Natal Nutrition course at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and it is scheduled completion date is April 2013. In the near future Amy wants to expand her knowledge into Pre/Post Natal Fitness. Amy feels great satisfaction when helping people achieve their fitness goals. She hopes to specialize her career in the Pre/Post Natal sector one day soon.
Personal Training Specialist (2012) - Can-Fit-Pro
Institute of Holistic Nutrition graduate (2010)
First Aid and CPR C (2013)
National Coaching Certification Program; theory and technical level 1 & 2
Things I Love: Family, friends, working out and gymnastics
My Favourite Music: Alternative, folk, punk/rock
My Favourite Show: SOA, flashpoint, any home Reno show.
My Favourite Sport: Gymnastics and cheerleading
My Favourite Exercise: Anything cardio, stretching, and foam rolling
My Favourite Food: Stir fry and sheppards pie
My Favourite Book: prescription for nutrition healing.
My Favourite Quote: "train insane or stay the same"
Sarah is a Fitness and Health Promotion graduate who has a passion for all things fitness. Her love of fitness first started with competitive cheerleading, she has been involved in the sport for the past 13 years, spending 5 of those years as a coach and currently competing with Power Cheer Toronto. Sarah also has experience with many different populations including older adults; she previously worked as a Recreation Therapist in a long term care facility. Currently the Director of a Children's Fitness Center, Sarah takes pride in helping kids build confidence and encourages them to establish a healthy relationship with fitness from a very young age. Sarah looks forward to continuing to expand her involvement in the fitness industry!
Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma - Durham College (2010)
First Aid and CPR(2013)
Things I Love: A great workout, cheerleading, old-school video games
My Favourite Music:Country
My Favourite Show:Biggest Loser, Big Bang Theory
My Favourite Sport:Cheerleading
My Favourite Exercise:Squats with surge, one-legged deadlifts with a kettlebell, battle ropes
My Favourite Food:Pizza or Sushi
My Favourite Book:Anything by Nicholas Sparks
My Favourite Quote:""Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman "