Trainer/Co-Owner: Jaime Otitoju
I have been involved in sports and fitness since grade school. I played all sports growing up and as I went through high school I realized my passion for Rugby and weight training. As a young girl, I would often go to the gym with my dad and watch people work out while he trained. This was a fundamental part in growing up to love the gym!
I started working and training in the early 2000’s at a few local gyms and decided to complete in my first bodybuilding show. My long term goal as a natural physique competitor was to earn my pro card in the Ms. Fit Body division. I accomplished this goal through the INBF Canada organization in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 20th, 2015 and I am a current official WNBF (World Natural BodyBuilding Federation) Professional. A total dream came true and over a decade of hard work!
Jaime is currently a Certified Personal Trainer (Jan.2013), and Weight Management Specialist (June 2014) through the American Council of Exercise (ACE) organization and First Aid/CPR & AED certified. She has been involved in the bodybuilding/fitness industry as a competitor over the past 15 years, and was a past club & provincial Rugby player for over 10 years. Jaime is also a Professional Ms.Fit Body athlete through the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) and a Strongwoman athlete for the past 2 years.
I believe my experience, knowledge, and positivity would be a great asset in helping you achieve your goals. This can be done through one on one training, partner/group training, program development and consultations, encouragement and follow up sessions. If you are passionate about making a change, I will challenge you along the way.
My goal as a Personal Trainer is to provide you with the proper foundation for fitness through the following 3 principles I strongly believe in to achieve your goals; nutrition, training and positivity & perseverance.
Trainer: Dennis Smythe
Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a strength coach, personal trainer, husband, father and athlete. I have a HUGE passion for helping people move and feel better. My moto is Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better. My goal is to help people of different abilities achieve their fitness goals through programs based around THEM and THEIR needs. I don’t believe in placing people into my own box, I find what works best for each individual to meet their goals.I Hold a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, specializing in adapted physical activity, I am a Functional Movement Specialist and I also hold a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.I have seven years experience as a trainer and strength coach and hold a wealth of knowledge about human movement and fitness programming. I always strive to provide the best programming and training and have continued success with clients working on general fitness, clients struggling with weight loss, combat athletes, and helping all clients improve their movement and mobility. My goal is to help people achieve the best version of themselves by designing specific programs based around their needs and goals.
Personal Trainer: Rick McBain
Rick's background in fitness dates back to elementary school. Growing up in a small town, I had the opportunity to play every sport available...hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, track and field, etc. I fell in love with the gym and weight training around the age of 14, when my uncle, an Edmonton city police officer took me to the gym for a grueling weight training session! I had never been so sore in my life! But, at the same time I realized this was the personal challenge I had been looking for! Throughout the years, my obsession with resistance overload and muscle hypertrophy training has grown into the biggest passion I could ever imagine! This never ending pursuit of self growth, strength, muscle size, proportion, and aestheticism has kept me hungry and motivated to always strive for better. I've experienced what I consider to be the ultimate test of my own mental and physical capabilities in the form of two bodybuilding contest preps. Now my desire is to pass this knowledge and passion for a fit lifestyle on to friends and clients who share my passion for personal growth...both physically and mentally! I feel that adopting a fit and healthy lifestyle is crucial to a person's happiness and longevity.
Rick is a certified personal trainer with the American Sports & Fitness Association. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Rick. He would love to help you incorporate healthy, active habits into your daily regiment. Let's get fit and have some fun!
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Taylor Baker
Taylor is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS). He holds a Bachelor’s degree with High Honours in Kinesiology majoring in Human Kinetics, and completing a Honours in Sports Nutrition.
Involved in weight training since the age of 12, high school brought Taylor a passion for strength & conditioning with aspirations of playing CIS football. By the age of 16, he was training alongside CIS and CFL football players under the guidance of established strength & conditioning coaches in Regina.
Upon enrolling at the University of Regina, Taylor’s athletic focuses shifted to Rugby as he competed internationally in Colombia and Las Vegas, as well as at the CIS level in Victoria. Academically, Taylor found a passion for exercise and nutritional physiology; eventually working as a lab instructor, teacher’s assistant, and research assistant. Taylor funded his education by working as a personal trainer starting at the age of 17. He began operating his own business by the age of 20, working with team and individual sport athletes, as well as general population clientele.
Upon convocation, Taylor moved to Cairns, Australia to chase his dream of playing professional rugby. Playing in the Far North Queensland Premiership, he had an opportunity to play for the representative side of the region. However, neck and back injuries brought this dream to a close and he found himself a new affection for travel with his girlfriend Kristin—exploring over a dozen countries during the next 3 years.
In that time, Taylor has established an online coaching business working with team sport, strength, and physique athletes, as well as general strength and body composition clients. He specializes in performance training & nutrition, having worked with over a half dozen national level strong(wo)man competitors, as well as countless other strength and team sport athletes. He has a passion for helping all clients achieve sustainable long-term success, while maintaining a healthy relationship with food and a passion for exercise. His own training has become strength focused in the last year, enjoying the sport of powerlifting and looking to pursue it at a higher level as a drug-free coach and athlete.