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Staff

Founder & President

Adam Bracken

Adam has been in the fitness and health industry for over 12 years now. He started off when he was 17 years old helping out around a local gym and soon recognized his passion to work in the field. He attended St. Lawrence College in Kingston and received his Fitness and Health Promotion diploma, his CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise and Physiology- Certified Personal Trainer), as well as his FRC (Functional Range Conditioning certification). Over the last decade, he has worked alongside numerous clients and professional athletes around the city to help them achieve their goals. He specializes in athletic training and has worked with athletes in a variety of different sports and leagues such as the CFL, OHL, NCAA, ECHL, AHL, and NHL. Adam is a lululemon ambassador and a leader in the sweat community here in Ottawa.

Manotick

Matt José - Head Trainer & Partner

Sports were a major part of Matt’s life from a young age. As years went on, his passion for sports translated into a passion for fitness. 9 years ago, he entered the fitness industry and has since added to his credentials with CanFitPro, FRC (functional range conditioning) and Cross Fit seminars. Matt believes that anyone can change their fitness level regardless of their current physical condition. His energy and knowledge motivates clients to reach their personal bests while having fun.

Brad Johnston - Head Trainer & Partner

Brad’s passion for training and exercise began as a kid when he competed in a variety of sports including hockey, baseball, rugby, boxing, and Olympic weightlifting. For over 10 years, he has been able to provide knowledgeable and personalized programs for his clients of all ages and abilities with the goal of improving their physical fitness through mobility, strength, and conditioning exercises. Being a certified CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS), level 2 NCCP certified Olympic Weightlifting Competition Development coach, category 4 certified Olympic Weightlifting Technical Official, and FRC (functional range conditioning) certified, Brad has much experience in training clients from many different sports.

Jana Muir

Jana’s love of all things sports, athletics, and fitness related began when she was a kid. She participated in competitive sports most of her life...the big ones being gymnastics, fastball, downhill ski racing and horseback riding. Her passions took her to The University of Waterloo where she completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Recreation and Leisure studies. Jana spent 7 years working in the Sports and Athletics Department for the City of Waterloo designing and delivering sports programs before deciding to move back to Ottawa. Jana’s desire to really reach out to help people transform their lives motivated her to change careers and she became certified as a personal trainer in 2005, and has been Personal Training for 13 years. She is CanFitPro and FRC (functional Range Conditioning) certified. Her love and passion for fitness and healthy living, as well has her compassion, patience and empathy has allowed her to do what she loves....and in turn, she genuinely loves what she does. 

Ryan Gilley

RKin., MHSc. FRCms

For Ryan, a love of sports at a young age sparked an interest in exercise. This lead him into a bachelor's degree at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology (UOIT) in Kinesiology, specializing in exercise science. His interest peaked studying human neuromechanics, taking him into a Masters of Health Sciences where he researched the differences between our dominant and non-dominant arms. After registering with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, Ryan began working in the rehab world, designing exercise programs and mediating programs for clients going through the rehabilitation process looking to push their performance in everyday activities and in the gym. Ryan has a strong passion for fitness and health, and knows that anyone can work to maximize their performance. As a RKin, Ryan utilizes movement analysis and the most up to date exercise protocols to ensure the best results, and truly loves what he does.

Leitrim

Dustin Ross - Head Trainer & Partner

Dustin has progressed into a career of fitness based on his childhood of competitive football and hockey. His passion for team work and personal growth has had him committed to personal training for over 10 years. He attended Algonquin College and received his Fitness and Health promotion diploma, as well as his CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology- certified personal trainer). Dustin is SNI (Sports Nutrition Institute), CanFitPro, and FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) certified. He believes that though the paths may be different, everyone can achieve their goals. Dedicated to his clients, he can create a workout catered to the needs of the individual, to ensure that no matter what their limitations are, they can still achieve their goals.

Andre Signoretti - Head Trainer & Partner

Andre is a passionate, energetic, motivating trainer, who brings a wealth of experience to the Lab. Being a professional hockey player for over 19 years, he knew he wanted to share his passion for fitness and working out. He is a huge believer in having correct technique and form as to prevent injury and get the most productivity from your workouts. Training with some of the top trainers and athletes in the world has provided immense knowledge, along with NSCA-CPT (National Strength and Conditioning Association - certified personal trainer) and FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) certifications. No matter what level you may be (beginner, intermediate or athlete), age, or what injury you may have, Andre will always have a training plan tailored to your specific needs and will get you the results that you’ve always wanted and will bring you to the next level. 

Dominique Hartley 

Growing up, Dominique ("Dom") was a high performance gymnast and had dedicated her life to competitive sports. Following a gymnastics career ending injury, she re-focused her energy and passion towards rehab and getting herself back on her feet and training again. Dom has spent the last 15 years giving back to the athletic community by coaching athletes of all ages ranging from post-operative care to working with Olympians.  She graduated from York University with a BSc (Hons) in Kinesiology and is now completing her 5th and final year in Osteopathic studies. Through her own rehab and training experience, she understands the importance and need for both manual therapy and strength and conditioning to help her clients achieve their goals. Her ultimate goal is to give people that work with her the freedom to move pain free and achieve high levels of performance. 

Sarah Benoit

Growing up playing various sports, including soccer, basketball, and hockey, Sarah was attracted to the health and fitness field at a young age. With her past participation on The University of Ottawa Soccer team, she has gained experience in high-performance training.  Sarah is in her final year of a BSc with a concertation in Human Kinetics and hopes to bring her knowledge and experience in rehab to the industry. Sarah’s passion, knowledge, and attention to detail will motivate any client to achieve their optimal performance.

Matt McGuire

Matthew is a new, young, and eager trainer here at TFL. After being involved in the fitness industry his entire life due to playing competitive hockey, including AAA and Jr, he has decided to pursue a job as a personal trainer. He is in his last semester at Algonquin College enrolled in Fitness and Health Promotion, on his way to becoming a certified CSEP Personal Trainer and NFLA group fitness instructor. Matt is excited to use his education learned in class, in the real world.

Mitchell Robertson

Mitchell is a fitness geek at heart, as he has been working in the fitness industry since the age of 16, and 7 years later has gained valuable experience to help anyone who comes his way. Mitchell has a multi-sport background consisting primarily of hockey, soccer, and dance, and has expertise in training high performance athletes, ranging from amateur to professional. He has attended OHL and NHL combines achieving some of the highest recorded results among his peers, all while rehabbing from injuries. This experience allows him to tailor a program to the individual to best fit their needs. Mitchell is currently completing his last semester of his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa as well as being CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise and Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer) certified. Mitchell's passion is building connections with people, and loves being a part of the process to help them become the best version of themselves. He believes that this is achieved by more than just what is done in the gym, which includes a multi-faceted approach of health, sleep, nutrition, and building strong relationships with family and friends. His personable approach comes with intense dedication, passion, and a flair for the excitement!

Kanata

Nick Antal - Head Trainer

Nick graduated from The Fitness and Health Promotion program at Algonquin College in 2014. He has gone on to get certified as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach by the CHEK Institute, a Program Design Specialist by the KiloStrenght Society, as a Fascial Stretch Therapist by Stretch to Win Institute, a Poliquin Personal Trainer by Poliquin Group and a Level 1 / Hypertrophy coach by the Darby Training Systems. Over the years he has gained experience in both local studios and International studios. Nick has been redefining his craft and creating his own definition of what it means to be healthy. What started off as a job in the fitness industry soon transformed into a passion for health, wellness, body composition, strength, conditioning and rehabilitation. A passion that led Nick to the development of his 3 pillars of health; movement, nutrition, and mindset.

Chris Muldoon

B.Sc., FRCms, Certified Personal Trainer

Chris joins our team as an extremely successful coach with over 10 years of experience in athletics, health and fitness. His specialization in strength and conditioning, as well as functional mobility, helps clients achieve pain-free performance training. His minimal risk - maximum reward approach to training helps clients achieve their goals without sacrificing results, health or safety. On the rare occasion he’s not in the gym you can find him somewhere in the country with his dog, Whiskey.

Olivia Zoobkoff

Olivia discovered her love for fitness through sports at a young age. She played competitive soccer and ringette for many years. With this she found a love in fitness and health and wanted to share it with others. She became certified through CanFitPro and has been working with individuals to achieve their goals ever since. Olivia believes that anyone can do anything that they put their mind to, sometimes all it takes is having someone to remind them. 

Geoff Winchester

Geoff believes our minds and bodies are a true gift and that if we take care of them the best we can then we will get the most out of our lives. It is this belief that led him on his journey into the health and fitness field. In 2008 he completed a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, and with a yearning to better understand the mind he pursued a Master’s in Performance Psychology (2010). Upon completing his formal education Geoff became a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP), a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), and a certified Yoga instructor. Since then he has had the opportunity to follow his passion of helping individuals and groups reach their health, fitness, and performance goals; the likes of which include youth, Olympic level, collegiate level, and professional level athletes, as well as the Canadian Armed Forces, and many other local, national, and international organizations. His love for helping people grow strengthens each and every day, and he is incredibly grateful to be able to continue doing so as a part of the TFL community!

Manager of Client Experience

Riley Falconer

Riley is a positive driving force for our clients of the Fitness Lab. He is a burst of encouragement as soon as our members walk in, and is always determined to make someone's day. Riley has been involved with TFL for several years, and has been such an asset to our team. Be sure to say "Hi" to Riley if you come in for a Saturday morning workout!

Manager of Operations

Gina Holmes

Location Manager

Manotick

Cassidy Hogan

Location Manager

Leitrim

Nikki Laframboise

Location Manager

Kanata

Cydney Roesler

Book Keeper

Cassandra Paquin

Client Services Manotick

Chanel Reid

Aileigh Karson

Client Services Leitrim

Jennifer Hunt

Sarah Benoit

Client Services Kanata

Brooklyn Lewis

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