Here at ProActive Fitness, we believe that:

  • Aging is mandatory, but growing old is optional.

  • Exercise should support the activities that you are passionate about.

  • Improving functional fitness is critical to living a long, healthy, enjoyable life.

  • Traditional resistance training does NOT maximize function.

  • It is NEVER too late to begin a fitness program and reap its benefits.

  • If you move better, you will feel better. If you feel better, you will move more. If you move more, you will look better.

  • Fitness is one of the best investments in time, money and effort that a mature adult can make and it will yield huge benefits!

ProActive Fitness is proud to be independently owned and operated. We are not a franchise, nor part of a corporate chain. We are a traditional small business enriching the community of which we are a part..


Shelley Turk, Owner/Lead Trainer ProActive Fitness

Shelley Turk, Owner/Lead Trainer

After a long career as a Medical Cytotechnologist, Shelley became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2009 to indulge her passion for fitness and helping others. Over the course of the past seven years, her focus has changed from training younger clients, interested mainly in aesthetics, to training middle-aged and mature clients who are more concerned with improving their “do-ability” or function in everyday tasks or recreational activities.

In 2014, Shelley became Saskatchewan’s first certified Functional Aging Specialist and decided that Saskatoon was ready for a fitness facility dedicated to the 50+ client. She said goodbye to the hospital job for good, opening ProActive Fitness in October 2015, and now enjoys encouraging her clients to be their personal best!

Certifications:

  • Barefoot Training Specialist, EBFA

  • Functional Aging Specialist, FAI

  • CTT, Turbulence Training (Fat Loss)

  • CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer

  • Certified Ageless Grace Educator


Kirstie, Trainer ProActive Fitness

Kirstie,Trainer

While studying Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Kirstie participated as a volunteer with a supervised exercise program for those with chronic pain and disease (First Step). While volunteering, she found her passion in instructing mature adults, teaching functional movement exercise and learning the importance of physical activity as one grows wiser. Kirstie worked at the First Step program for 6 years and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Certification in Exercise Physiology.

Kirstie began working at ProActive Fitness shortly after it opened and has been enjoying every minute! In her sessions, she gives a variety of exercises and movements that strengthen muscles, loosens joints, and improves function in everyday life. Kirstie is a caring and patient trainer, focusing first on proper technique and her client’s needs.

Certifications:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist - CSEP

  • Functional Aging Specialist


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Stacey, Trainer

Stacey was involved in various activities growing up, including baton, gymnastics, dance, volleyball, skating and snowboarding. This passion for movement led her to get her Kinesiology degree. After getting her degree, Stacey became a Certified Personal Trainer, and then a Certified Exercise Physiologist with CSEP.

Stacey is passionate about running and strength training, and also enjoys hiking and going to spin classes. Stacey has a background in Exercise Therapy, and has worked with people who suffer from numerous chronic conditions and various injuries . Stacey incorporates all major muscle groups in her workouts.

Certifications:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist - CSEP


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Avery, Trainer

Avery grew up living in a healthy, active home environment, learning his habits from his mother and father at an early age.  His mother fuelled his interest in healthy eating and living, as she is a certified dietitian and fitness instructor, while his father coached him in youth sports, fuelling Avery's passion for activity. 

Avery has earned a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and is continually looking for ways to learn new skills and techniques to use when teaching and executing proper functional movement patterns.  Avery's teaching style is high energy and creative, reinforcing the basics of good biomechanical movements along with challenging strength, mobility, core stability/balance, motor control and cognitive aspects.

Certifications:

  • B.Sc.(Kinesiology)

  • Canfit Pro Personal Training Specialist (PTS)

  • Functional Aging Specialist

  • Canfit Pro Active Aging Specialist

  • First AID - CPR level C & AED


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Jazlyn, Trainer

Jazlyn grew up playing multiple sports and living an active lifestyle. This led her to pursue a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout her studies, Jazlyn became passionate about the health and wellness aspects of exercise. Upon completing her degree in Kinesiology, Jazlyn became a certified personal trainer. She is eager to continue learning more about functional fitness and exercise, using her knowledge and education to help clients get the most out of their exercise sessions and improve their day-to-day lives. Jazlyn is currently working towards becoming an exercise physiologist.

Jazlyn strives to include a variety of functional movements/exercises in her training sessions. She enjoys working with clients, helping them live stronger, happier, and healthier lives.

Certifications:

  • B.Sc(Kinesiology)

  • CSEP Certified Personal Trainer

  • Functional Aging Specialist

  • CPR & First Aid (Level C)


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Florence,Trainer (Casual)

Florence is a psychology graduate, and is currently working on completing a second degree in Kinesiology. She loves being outdoors, practicing yoga, and lifting heavy things. She started out as a group fitness instructor, then became a personal trainer and yoga teacher shortly after. Seeing clients become stronger and faster with every class, and experiencing the positive impact physical activity can do to one’s health and wellbeing, pushed Florence to return to school to pursue a career in fitness.  When training clients, it’s important to build a foundation and to progress continuously in order to achieve a realistic goal. Every client has a different mindset of what they want and it’s the trainer’s job to assist that client in a sustainable and healthy way. Florence had learned that it’s not about the end result but the journey that matters most. Her plan is to become a certified exercise physiologist and to continue learning how to deliver the best in functional fitness, nutrition, and active living. 

Certifications:

  • Canfitpro- Certified Personal Trainer

  • MOSSA Group Power Qualified Instructor

  • CPR level C, First AID

  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified

  • Prenatal Yoga and Yin Yoga Specialty Trained

  • SPRA Group Fitness Certified

  • SPRA Cycle Instructor

  • BA (Hon) Degree in Psychology


 
Simone, manager at ProActive Fitness

Simone, Manager

Simone started working at ProActive Fitness at the end of November, 2015. Shelley and Simone have been friends for several years as their husbands love to mountain bike and compete against one another.  A frantic text sent from Shelley at 2:30 a.m. prompted Simone to come to the studio three mornings a week to help at the front desk.  The position evolved and now Simone has taken over a lot of the administration duties from Shelley.

Simone has a background in toxicology and previously worked at the University of Saskatchewan. Today, Simone works at ProActive Fitness as the Manager. She loves meeting new clients, watching them change and grow, and helping Shelley to manage ProActive.


Collette, Part-Time Receptionist/Admin. Assistant

Collette moved to Regina in 1987 after finishing school and joined a gym in the city shortly thereafter. She moved from Regina to Saskatoon in 1995, and although she’s switched gyms since moving to the city, her commitment to exercise has never wavered. She continues to train 4 or 5 times per week, in addition to playing squash and volleyball, and cycling 7 or 8 months of the year—definitely NOT in the winter.

Collette’s “day job” is with the public service, but she joined ProActive in October 2016 to help out in the evenings, attending to existing and potential clients, assisting with cleaning, and allowing Shelley to have some family time!