Meet Our Staff

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.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CSEP
  • Functional Aging Specialist
  • Certified Ageless Grace Educator
  • Functional Movement Screen (Level 1)
  • CPR Level C & AED

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.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • Canfit Pro Personal Training Specialist (PTS)
  • Functional Aging Specialist
  • Canfit Pro Active Aging Specialist
  • First AID – CPR level C & AED

Stacey

Trainer

Stacey was involved in various activities growing up, including baton, gymnastics, dance, volleyball, skating and snowboarding. This passion for movement led to studying kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan.” After obtaining her kinesiology 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.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CSEP
  • CPR Level C & AED

Simone

Manager

Shelley and Simone have been friends for several years. Originally, they connected through their husbands’ passion for mountain biking. Simone has a background in toxicology (M.Sc.) and previously worked at the University of Saskatchewan in research.

Simone helped Shelley behind the scenes for months before ProActive opened and came on-board in the fall of 2015 to work the front desk. The position evolved and now Simone has taken over a lot of the administration duties from Shelley. Today, Simone works at ProActive Fitness as the Manager. She loves meeting new clients, watching them change and grow, and helping Shelley manage the business.

Credentials:

  • Precision Nutrition Level 1

Joel

Trainer

Joel started personal training halfway through his kinesiology degree from the University of Regina and has enjoyed every minute of working with people since then. After he completed his degree he ended up getting another trainer’s injured clients to work with and enjoyed the rehab process. This is how he ended up deciding to pursue physical therapy as a career.

Joel has a background in strength training which he finds goes hand in hand with his physical therapy practice. His workouts involve first assessing the individual to identify any deficits, then warming up and working through these restrictions before the personalized workout. But it isn’t all about those small banded exercises! He makes sure to give an all-encompassing workout including strength, flexibility, balance and sometimes some corrective exercise homework as well.

While he works full time at his clinic, he still enjoys training people and helping them get stronger and ultimately avoid seeing him at his clinic for physio!

Credentials:

  • Sport First Responder/CPR Level C &AED
  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • MSc. PT
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CSEP

Chris

Trainer

Chris began lifting weights at the age of 17 in high school where he found his passion for exercise. Chris has trained and competed in a variety of different areas including Powerlifting and Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions. Chris is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology with future plans of applying to Physical Therapy.

Chris began working at ProActive Fitness in March of 2019 and finds the experience fun and rewarding! Chris is a calm but passionate trainer who prioritizes results while still providing a fun atmosphere for everyone at ProActive.

Credentials:

  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM-CPT)
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 (Pn1)
  • Functional Aging Specialist
  • CPR Level C & AED

Collette

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!

Cathy

Receptionist

Cathy retired from a career at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine in June of 2018.
A lifelong fitness participant, Cathy has participated in yoga, step aerobics, pickleball and dance. She currently dances twice a week and works out at ProActive twice a week.

You can find her behind the front desk on Thursday evenings when Collette is enjoying a night off.

Cathy says she loves working at ProActive. She loves the staff, the members and the energy she feels when she is there working out or just working!!