Staff

Manotick

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ADAM BRACKEN

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

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.

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RYAN GILLEY

HEAD TRAINER, 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.

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LAURA BYRNE

CLIENT SERVICES

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Brad Johnson

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.

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BRAD JOHNSTON

 PARTNER & HEAD TRAINER

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.

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JANA MUIR

TRAINER

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’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. 

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VERONICA FALCUCCI

CLIENT SERVICES

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JULIA RICHARD

CLIENT SERVICES

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MEAD JOHNSTON

LOCATION LEAD

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LEITRIM

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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.

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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. 

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CHRIS MULDOON

TRAINER

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.

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DOMINIQUE 
HARTLEY 

TRAINER

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. 

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MIKE DEL GIUDICE

TRAINER

Mike is a certified exercise physiologist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a contagious passion for fitness, aiming to positively impact the lives of others. He has a bachelor of science with a specialization in Hunan Kinetics, as well as a master of science with research in muscle physiology. Mike grew up playing soccer, hockey, track & field, golf and tennis. He has completed five marathons and is currently training to qualify for every major marathon in the world. Mike enjoys working with a variety of individuals, with a common mission to challenge everyone to become the best version of themselves. 

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MATT MCGUIRE

TRAINER

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.

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STEVEN LATINO
 

PERSONAL TRAINER

With a wealth of experience as an athlete, personal trainer, (CSEP-CPT) and strength and conditioning coach (NSCA-CSCS), Steven fervently believes in exercise’s inherent capacity to improve everyone’s lives. Steven’s passion for athletics from a young age led him to pursue and attain both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Taking a holistic approach to health and wellness, Steven meticulously designs each program to cater to the unique needs of each of his clients and athletes. Ultimately, Steven aspires to empower and enable others to live their best lives through movement. When not at the gym, you can usually find Steven on the local hiking trails, or with a guitar or camera in hand. 

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MADDIE CELLI

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STEPH GOULD

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LIDIA KOVAC

CLIENT SERVICES

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JENNA SMART
 

LOCATION LEAD

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KIANA MACDONELL

CLIENT SERVICES

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CHRISTA VERSOLATO

LOCATION LEAD

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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’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. 

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’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. 

ALLY LECKY

TRAINER

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CLIENT SERVICES

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ALLY LECKY

TRAINER

Ally’s passion for sport and fitness came at a young age when she started competitive swimming alongside weight training. After high school, she attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario earning a Bachelor’s of Physical and Health Education Studies and a Certificate in Business while competing for the Queen’s swimming team for 5 years. Following her passion for sport performance, she completed two strength and conditioning internships; uOttawa high performance in Ottawa, Ontario, and Cressey Sports Performance in Boston, MA specializing in baseball. Although Ally has worked with youth, collegiate, and professional athletes, she also finds passion in educating many others to discover their inner athlete! Ally is a NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). 

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JOSH PRESLEY

TRAINER

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Kanata

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LILI-ROSE CARON

CLIENT SERVICES

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SHALIZ DEHGHANI

LOCATION LEAD

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IAN STIRLING

TRAINER

At TFL, Ian is able to combine two of his passions — fitness and helping others reach their potential. His love for fitness began while training for hockey at a young age and has be a major part of his life ever since. Ian obtained his BSC in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph, and applies his education to each member/client to ensure safe training and proper movement patterns. As a CanFitPro certified Personal trainer, Ian has over 10 years of personal training experience, specializing in weight loss, injury rehab, and sport-specific training. Ian enjoys every minute of being in the gym and would love to help you reach your own fitness goals. When he’s not at the gym, Ian is either working as a Paramedic or on the golf course!

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BEN SCOTT

TRAINER

Ben grew up playing a range of sports including Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee and everything in between. During High school, he used the gym to train for the sports he was playing but he shortly started to love the training more than the sports themselves. This led Ben to obtain his diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Algonquin College. He has travelled to Toronto, New York, and many other places to become certified in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Functional Range Assessment (FRA), Olympic Weightlifting, Strength and Speed, etc. Within Bens time as a trainer, he’s worked with NHL, AHL, KHL, AUDL athletes and people of all ages to move pain free, yet still work towards high achieving goals specific to the individual.

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DANNY PORTER

TRAINER

Danny has been involved in the fitness industry for as long as he can remember. While participating in any sports team in the community and in school, he found his love for football  and eventually was able to attend McMaster University to study Psychology and Business as well as play four years for a national ranked football program. Danny had the pleasure of being a part of the student trainer program where he was an integral part of the training team for the McMaster Volleyball and Basketball nation championship teams. He has since acquired his ISSA personal trainer certification to accompany a vast knowledge of sport specific training and years of team training experience.

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MANAGEMENT

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GRACE CAPELLO 

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ARIANNE PILON

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TAYLOR JOHNSON

CLIENT SERVICES

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GINA HOLMES

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

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CASSANDRA PAQUIN

BOOKKEEPER

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RILEY FALCONER

MANAGER OF CLIENT EXPERIENCE

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!

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AVA WALTON

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MADDIE CELLI

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