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DEREK MACDONALD

Derek MacDonald comes to us from Cape Breton with 8 years of personal training experience. His wealth of knowledge expands beyond the gym, having worked within the healthcare sector for over 10 years as a Physical Rehab Assistant. Derek’s love for fitness is more than a career, it’s a lifestyle. Having competed in 13 bodybuilding shows, Derek has placed 1st to 4th amongst the Classic and Bodybuilding divisions and has won the Middle Weight division 3 times. As his passion for bodybuilding is strong, he has years of experience working with clients with a variety of goals and needs. Whether you’re looking to build on strength and conditioning, improve your health or just learn the basics of the gym, Derek can help you to reach your full potential. He never shies away from a challenge and enjoys working with clients both young and old with varying levels of physical knowledge. Book a consult with Derek today!

 

Qualifications:

•Certified Personal Trainer – International Sport Science Association

•Specialist in Performance Nutrition - International Sport Science Association

•Diploma in Physical Therapy Assisting 

KELSEY MACDONALD

Kelsey has 9 years combined education and professional experience in the health and fitness industry. Her nutrition education at St.FX in 2015 inspired her to pursue her personal trainer certification through canfitpro. After working with GoodLife fitness as a trainer for over 2 years she made the decision to return to school for her human kinetics education. Since then she has gained further experience in a rehabilitative setting alongside some of Halifax’s top sports physiotherapists.
Kelsey is passionate about helping people improve their outlook on nutrition and fitness while achieving their weight loss and performance goals. 
 
Qualifications: 
 
  • BSc Human Nutrition 
  • BSc Human Kinetics
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 
  • Darby Training Systems Level 1

KATI LATOROVSZKI

Kati has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She’s always had a passion for being active and helping others starting at a young age. She started her carreer as a nurse first and pursued her love for fitness as a coach later.

Kati competes Nationally and Internationally as a Master Bikini competitor. Her motto is: nothing is impossible, if you have the will you have the way. Regardless of your age and gender Kati will help you to reach your goal. Trying to lose some weight, gain muscle, improve your health and the quality of your life? Want to get out of chronic pain and regain your vitality? Get started with Kati today and start a new chapter in your life.

Qualifications:
•Fitness instructor certified by CanFitPro
•Personal Trainer and Pro Trainer certified by CanFitPro
•Stott Pilates certified by Merrittew Corporation on all equipment and all levels
•Precision Nutrition Coach
•TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1 and 2
•MELT Hand & Foot Instructor
•MELT & MELT Neuro-strength Instructor

Athletic Accomplishments:
2017 Grandmaster Bikini 1st place
2017 Masters Bikini 2nd place
2018 Grandmaster Bikini 2nd place

ERIC TITUS

Eric has been a Personal Trainer for 7 years since completing his Bachelors Degree in kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. Before that, he had a long amateur athletics career playing both competitive hockey and soccer. He also spent several years as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserves. Eric now enjoys pushing himself during his workouts in the gym as well as playing pickup hockey, coaching minor hockey, and being active outdoors with hiking, paddling, or golfing.

When training his clients, Eric specializes working with people of all ages and physical abilities including those who wish to build endurance, muscle and strength, lose weight, rehabilitate current or past injuries, increase their mobility or address dysfunction in movement patterns using fun, personalized exercises.

Book a consult with Eric today!

Qualifications:
• BSC kinesiology – Acadia University 2011
• Can Fit Pro certified
• Certified Personal Trainer -CPTN
• Functional Anatomy Specialist level 1- Zona Fitness
• Neurotyping level 1 - Thibarmy
• Kinesio Taping- Zona Fitness
• Fascial mobility therapy (FMT)
• CPR/ AED

ETHAN TUCKER

Ethan has been involved in sports and training from a very young age. As a multisport athlete, he excelled at basketball, football and track & field but his true passion was the training required to achieve success in those endeavours. He received an entrance scholarship to attend St. FX for a BSc in Health and has subsequently transitioned to the Kinesiology Program at Dalhousie University. Over the years of his fitness career, he has always strived to continually learn amount about nutrition, lifestyle, flexibility, cardiovascular training, and especially resistance training. Ethan enjoys sharing the knowledge he has acquired with clients at all levels of their fitness path, so whether your focus is to lose weight, build some serious muscle, enhance your performance, or anything in between, he looks forward to the opportunity to help you achieve your goals!

 

Athletic Accomplishments:

 

  • 2018: CFC Offensive All-Star, Maritime Football
  • 2017: Nova Scotia Record holder, Deadlift (CPU)
  • 2016: Rookie of the Year, Track & Field; Provincial champions, cross country, CP Allen High School
  • 2015: Athlete of the Year; Provincial champions, cross country, MSMS
  • 2015: Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Award for Leadership, Athletics and Academics
  • 2014: Provincial Gold Medal, Long Jump
 Qualifications:
  • Certified Personal Trainer (canfitpro)
  • Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM)
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM)
  • Enrolled in BSc Kinesiology, Dalhousie University
  • Standard First Aid, CPR, & AED

JOSH BARKHOUSE

Josh has been born into the world of fitness, being involved in a variety of sports growing up including Track & Field, Soccer, and Basketball. He is currently involved in the world of calisthenics, as well as MMA (Muay Thai, Jujitsu, and Boxing) learning as well as teaching how to move and control our bodies with ease. Starting independently for 2 years, he has inspired many others to develop and maintain healthy and active lifestyles using different methods based on the individual. He uses a unique style of mobility, strength, and mindfulness to help people achieve their goals and to move their bodies in ways never before possible! Josh also offers mobility and HIIT classes designed to be inclusive for all levels of fitness in a fun and exciting environment!

Working with Josh will have you feeling brand new, with a positive mindset both inside and outside of the gym, a feeling of fulfillment and a new found excitement for life!

Qualifications:

•Personal Trainer Certified by CanFit Pro

•Precision Nutrition Certified 

CHRISTIE LONG

Christie comes to us from Antigonish with 9 years personal training experience. Christie started her career as a Teacher and went on to pursue her love for fitness after. Christie was active all of her life and was a member of the Scotian Highland Dance Troupe. Christie went on to compete in the bikini category in Bodybuilding in which she won overall. Christie works with clients of all ages and levels. Her motto is train smarter not harder. Contact Christie today to get started on your health and fitness goals!

Qualifications:

•Personal Trainer Certified by CanFit Pro

•CPR and First Aid Training

•STFX and UOA graduate 

Athletic Achievements:

•2015 Spartan Race Elite top 10 female

•2014 CPU Raw Powerlifter NSPL Provincials: 2nd place 

•2013 1st Place and Overall Bikini Champion at the NSABBA Bodybuilding show

•2012 ABBA Bodybuilding Bikini Show 4th place

•2012 NSABBA Bodybuilding Bikini Show 6th place

Christie comes to us from Antigonish with 9 years personal training experience. Christie started her career as a Teacher and went on to pursue her love for fitness after. Christie was active all of her life and was a member of the Scotian Highland Dance Troupe. Christie went on to compete in the bikini category in Bodybuilding in which she won overall. Christie works with clients of all ages and levels. Her motto is train smarter not harder. Contact Christie today to get started on your health and fitness goals!

 

Qualifications:

•Personal Trainer Certified by CanFit Pro

•CPR and First Aid Training

•STFX and UOA graduate 

 

Athletic Achievements:

•2015 Spartan Race Elite top 10 female 

•2014 CPU Raw Powerlifter NSPL Provincials: 2nd place 

•2013 1st Place and Overall Bikini Champion at the NSABBA Bodybuilding show

•2012 ABBA Bodybuilding Bikini Show 4th place

•2012 NSABBA Bodybuilding Bikini Show 6th place

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