Personal 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.
Personal 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: Elise Melanson
As a teenager, my psychiatrist recommended exercise to aid in my mental illness recovery. After the discomfort that accompanies the beginning of a fitness journey subsided, the gym became my solace. Fitness gave me a persistent, positive place to go to when everywhere else in my life was dark. It brought me joy when I couldn’t possibly see joy in anything else. I became a personal trainer to introduce and spread that joy to others. A healthy lifestyle has the ability to bring you happiness, confidence, energy and more (the list is truly endless)!
I’ve grown my abilities as a personal trainer with my time studying Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary, my certification as a Personal Training Specialist (Canadian Fitness Professionals) and my practical experience aiding others to reach their goals. I am constantly working to expand my knowledge to find ways to better help others.
My goal as a personal trainer is to guide you towards YOUR fitness goals in a way that works along side YOUR lifestyle. I will provide you with all the resources you need to reach your goals in an enjoyable and sustainable way. There are many different avenues in which we achieve this: one-on-one training (short term or long term), partner/group training, and online training.
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.
Personal Trainer: Emma Matheson
I am Certified Personal Trainer, a member of the Cougars Women’s Volleyball team, and a Kinesiology student at the University of Regina majoring in Human Kinetics. I have been involved in sports for my whole life, and I love to compete. After being involved in many sports growing up, I began excelling at volleyball in high school, and began to train as a high performance athlete as a teenager. Off the court, my passion for fitness and training grew, especially as I began seeing improvements in my in-game performance. Noticing these improvements made me even more dedicated to training and learning about training principles so I could constantly strive for improvement. My love for training and for volleyball has led me to where I am today as a student athlete at the U of R. With my experience in my studies, as a high performance athlete, and in my certification I can help you achieve any goals you may have whether they are performance related, health related, or for overall wellbeing. Being physically active not only improves your physical health, but improves all areas of your life, and I believe that everyone has a way to move that they enjoy. My goal is to help you to find what you enjoy and to have fun while meeting your goals.