Meet the Coach J Fitness Studio Team

Coach J
Fitness Trainer
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Coach J - Fitness Trainer

Jason Inglis is the heart, soul and passion behind Coach J Fitness Studio. As a lifelong athlete and fitness coach, Jason fell into a career as a personal trainer and coach organically. After spending more than a decade as a personal trainer, he realized his true passion was training in groups and sought out a group training setting, where he could share his enthusiasm for fitness. From there he established his own brand and freestyle training method.His approach is not only about fitness, but setting goals, being healthy and achieving personal development.

He believes that everyone has the capability to succeed with the right inspiration.

His passion for and belief in the freestyle training method, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, resulted in the creation of the Coach J Fitness Studio. As the face of Coach J Fitness Studio, Jason has changed the lives and bodies of athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. Although he is at the heart of his brand,Coach J continues to learn from his colleagues and be inspired by his clientele. When not working at the studio, Jason gives back to the community by running various youth programs at sports camps. He is anadvocate of using fitness to help mold adolescents into healthy and motivated adults.

Drew Miller
Fitness Trainer
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Drew Miller - Fitness Trainer

Drew is a certified fitness trainer with a specialization in kettlebell workouts. He comes from an athletic background. In high school, he was introduced to the benefits of strength training and never looked back.

A personal and group trainer for over a decade, Drew received his personal training certification from Canadian Fitness Professionals in 2003. Drew is dedicated to helping others reach the pinnacle of health and fitness with his motivational training methods.

Tracy Celotti
Cycle Instructor
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Tracy Celotti - Cycle Instructor

Tracey brings fierce inspiring energy to every class she teaches. Always making sure her classes are dynamic with a hint on spontaneity; she designs her classes to always accommodate those who arrive to class that day, in that moment.

Her explosive personality radiates in her cycle classes as well as her strength training classes giving you the inspiration to challenge yourself in class to bring your fitness to the next level.

Jennifer Grodanis
Cycle Instructor
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Jennifer Grodanis - Cycle Instructor
Jenn is a Secondary School Teacher, who combined her love of education and academics with her passion for fitness and indoor cycling, creating a symbiotical relationship of mind and body. Driven by her personal journey of recovery and rehabilitation from a poly-traumatic accident, Jenn has turned tragedy into triumph, from wheelchairs to bike wheels, and has really learned to see both life and fitness as a journey. She seeks to share and promote her love of cycling, fitness, and healthy living with everyone she meets. Jenn enjoys her role as both instructor and learner, and always seeks new, engaging and enriching learning opportunities to enhance her practice, and provide the best for her students and clients.
She always goes that extra mile to bring personality, creativity, and excitement to every class she teaches, and she'll always keep you excited about the next class. A dynamo on the bike, with a story and a surge of energy that will keep you inspired throughout your ride!! "Strength isn't about what you can do; It's about overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't". Certifications: Spynga Indoor Cycling Certification - 2014 CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist- 2015 CPR A -2015 Mindfulness Training -2014 Follow her: Instagram - @j.gro Facebook - Jennifer Grosdanis
Katie Dubin
Cycle Instructor
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Katie Dubin - Cycle Instructor

Katie is a mother, indoor cycling instructor and fitness fanatic all on one. Inspiring everyone through her joy of fitness often incorporating traditional training sequences on the mat within her classes, she makes sure her workouts are always diverse and unique. She'll show you a great time on and off the bike with some creative movements, partying it up while making sure you get a good sweat. A rockstar in or out of the saddle.

Music is her motivation and the world is her dancefloor! After becoming a mother of two, Katie followed her heart and took her passion for fitness, music and dance and turned it into a career. Certified as an indoor cycling instructor and personal trainer, Katie inspires her riders to find themselves through movement, tap into new strength and smile while doing it.

Her class is fast paced, energetic and rhythm-focused. Whether on the bike or on the mat she offers unique and diverse training methods to keep challenging the body. She encourages everyone to push past their inhibitions and just dance!

Certifications:
CanFit PTS
CRTT Cycling certification

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Liz Idowu
Cycle Instructor
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Liz Idowu - Cycle Instructor
Liz has lived a lifetime of movement and music studies. Starting off her professional career as a musical theatre major, instrumental music minor at Etobicoke School of the Arts. She travelled to study Contemporary Dance in Montreal and a specialized modern technique, Horton, as well as continuing her Ballet studies in New York at the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. It was there where she discovered yoga and became inspired to become a wellness instructor who now teaches yoga (vinyasa, yin and restorative) in addition to indoor cycling and barre. Her love of music, movement, wellness and body awareness drives her to cultivate classes accessible to all levels (beginner to seasoned) for all to experience a well rounded, sweaty, effective workout to bring their wellness goals into fruition. Her classes are always filled with inspired energy on the mic, mat and bike that will push you to challenge yourself with muscular endurance conditioning, improvement of range of motion/mobility and releasing stress/tension. Dancing and celebrating life in every moment.
Certifications: BFA in Contemporary Dance @ Condordia University Horton Technique certification @ Alvin Ailey Dance Center 200hr yoga alliance certification @ Spynga the yoga + cycling studio 50hr yin yoga certification @ Soghrati Yoga 20hr restorative yoga certification @ Downward Dog Yoga CRTT indoor cycling certification @ Spynga the yoga + cycling studio Follow her: Instagram - @lizidowu Twitter - @lizidowu or @greensparrowE Facebook - Elizabeth Idowu Google + @elizabethidowu
Nara Abrams
Cycle Instructor
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Nara Abrams - Cycle Instructor

Nara loves connecting with everyone she meets. Wanting to know your fitness goals and helping you discover a way of unfolding the inner fire within you that will inspire you to bring those goals into fruition.

Her interval based indoor cycling classes are always inspired by different themes to keep you always shifting your pace and pushing yourself to the next level. Be prepared to love her class feeling fiercely sweaty and rejuvenated.

Certifications:
CPR March 2015
Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist June 2015
FitBox Instructor August 2014
Indoor Cycling Trainers of Canada Certified August 2011

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Romy Pilarski
Cycle Instructor
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Romy Pilarski - Cycle Instructor
Romy loves to inspire through visual cueing in her vastly motivational indoor cycling classes. For those who come from an outdoor riding experience, she will continue to cultivate that feeling within the walls of the studio.
Envision your goals, join the journey on the bike and she will guide you to accomplishing them. She is a mother who loves to be your partner on the bike, always supporting you through those challenging deep hills ensuring your success.
Dara Forberg
Yoga Teacher
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Dara Forberg - Yoga Teacher

Dara is mom of 3 who loves the outdoors and grew up in the BC mountains. She feels that practicing and teaching yoga to kids and adults grounds me. It makes her happy to know that she can help kids and adults find their breath and support their journey of the body, mind and spirit.

Specializing in vinyasa flow and restorative yoga, Dara completed her 225 hour YTT and restorative yoga training at Spynga as well as her She completed her kids yoga training at Rainbow Kids Yoga. Throughout her education and life, Dara's passion has continued to focus on the mind/ body connection.

A mom of 3 who loves the outdoors and grew up in the BC mountains, Dara finds practicing and teaching yoga to kids and adults extremely grounding. She is happy to know that she can help kids and adults find their breath and support their individual journey of the body, mind and spirit.

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Parry Mo
Yoga Teacher
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Parry Mo - Yoga Teacher

Parry first found Yoga to help with the physical demands of being an automotive technician. What started as a physical practice has transformed into the quest to deepen his understanding of the practice of Yoga. Parry's classes emphasizes on strengthening and the benefit of proper alignment. He is passionate to share and he aims to guide all levels of yogis to find their own practice.

Parry Mo is a certified Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher, Kettlebell instructor and delivers Yoga-based sports therapy. Parry has an innate desire to problem solving and has been a highly skilled automotive technician for 20 years. Parry first found Yoga to help with the physical stress of being an technician. What started as his personal recovery transformed into a quest to deepen his understanding of the human body, and preventing injuries. Parr’s classes emphasizes on strengthening and the benefits of proper alignment. He is passionate to share and tailors his classes to all levels of Yogis to find their own practice.

Certifications:
CYT-250
Yin certified
Kettlebell certified
AED and CPR certified

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Rachel Piccolo
Yoga Teacher
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Rachel Piccolo - Yoga Teacher

In the beginning, Rachel was skeptical of the benefits of yoga and enjoyed her fast paced and busy life, thinking that the practice of yoga would bore her. However, a friend convinced her to join a yoga class and Rachel’s misconceptions quickly changed. The profound physical, but most importantly, mental benefits was incredible. Yoga has taught her to enjoy, without guilt, the moments of silence and stillness in her life. Ten years have flown by since that first class and in that time Rachel became certified as a Yoga Teacher in a Vinyasa style. This was perfect for her as she enjoys the physical flow and strength as well as the blissful quiet moments. Pure Balance. Rachel continues to learn and grow daily through her practice and share her love with others. Her teaching is gratified by the peace and change she sees in her students.

Rachel has always had a passion for an active lifestyle and learning how to achieve an overall healthy well-being. She had her first taste of yoga 10 years ago at an Iyengar class. She loved it and wanted to learn more, and began trying all styles of yoga. Each style had one very important element infused: body and mind connection. She realized her very yang style lifestyle was lacking this element. When she practiced she felt a sense of calm, tranquility and starting seeing changes in her behavior, her sleep and it rippled its affect on her life. She wanted to share this with everyone.

From this she went on to complete her teacher training with Spygna the Yoga & Cycling Studio with Sari Nisker-Fox and Tracey Soghrati, and a few years later she received her Yin Training, with Tracey. Each training, workshop and teacher she has met has inspired her even more. She presently teaches: Vinyasa, hatha, yin/yang and prenatal classes, as well as private and classes for aspiring professional hockey players. She welcomes all students to her classes offering an open heart, a smile, some humor and guidance in assisting them to find introspection, balance and connection to their deepest self.

On a personal note, she's a busy wife and mother. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking great healthy food, reading books that will continue her growth, and of course keeping active.

Certifications:
RYT 225 hours
50h yin training
30h prenatal
10h yoga for those suffering from trauma

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Shirley Weiss
Yoga Teacher
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Shirley Weiss - Yoga Teacher
Having practiced yoga for over a decade she began sharing her love of yoga after completing her 225 hr teacher training at Spynga, 70+ hr restorative teacher training at Octopus Garden yoga center and other trainings, 50+ hours yin teacher training with Tracey Soghrati. She specializes in delivering classes (yin/yang and restorative) that are safe, healing and invigorating for all levels. Her teaching style combines a mindful awareness of breath work, flowing movements and alignment for a balanced practice that empowers her students to practice from a safe foundation. Her hope is that her students will discover their true potential while exploring what they are really capable of physically and mentally on and off the mat.
Stefania Ercoli
Yoga Teacher
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Stefania Ercoli - Yoga Teacher

Stefania enjoys sharing the discovery of growth and expansion within your yoga practice. With several yoga teacher training hours under her belt, her often playful approach to teaching incorporating joy and release within her goal-oriented, diverse.

classes will keep you inspired and focused on your achieving endless possibilities in your practice from inversions to deep relaxation.

Megan Shessel
Front Desk Staff
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Megan Shessel - Front Desk Staff

Megan brings brightness to the front desk when she is in the studio. A school teacher to students with special needs outside of the studio, she shares her love and light with every new client that joins us.

Her specialty is in making every person smile throughout their experience at CJFS from when they enter the studio and onward after they continue their day outside of the studio.

Roy Lee
Front Desk Staff
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Roy Lee - Front Desk Staff

Roy's attention to detail at the front desk will make sure you always feel taken care of, from the smallest detail in your experience at CJFS to the full pictured experience. As a fitness enthusiast himself, he’ll help guide you to discover the best way to administratively

achieve your fitness goals from which session choice is best for you to helping you organize your fitness schedule. Roy will become one of your best friends in no time.

Janine Isaac
Fitness Trainer
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Janine Isaac - Fitness Trainer
After struggling with her weight and having low self esteem for most of her adult life, Janine went on a personal journey after the birth of her daughter to find her inner strength and live a healthy life. She left a high powered corporate job to follow her passion and create a career in health and fitness. This included certifications in personal training, indoor cycling and most recently in INDOROW . Janine's classes challenge you to push past your personal limits, realizing that your body can do way more than your mind might believe. She focuses on variety, creativity and music to inspire and motivate her students. Whether you have worked out for many years or are trying a class for the first time, Janine's energy is infectious and you will be hooked in no time!
Certifications: CPR March 2015 Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist June 2015 FitBox Instructor August 2014 Indoor Cycling Trainers of Canada Certified August 2011 Follow her: Instagram - @fitfortyandfabulous Facebook - Janine David Isaac
Tali Amar
Fitness Trainer
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Tali Amar - Fitness Trainer
Tali is an Elementary School Teacher who has combined her dedication to educating others with her passion for fitness. After being inspired by Coach J for a number of years, it was time for Tali to bite the bullet and take on the instructor role! Setting goals and working to attain them, is something she strives for with all her students, in the classroom or in the studio. Whether it be your first half marathon or first 1,000 m on the rower, she will encourage you to always be your best self. Her enthusiasm for rowing was sparked by a dear friend's journey to row 1 million meters. Join Tali to continue the journey and come pull a few strokes!

Certifications: Hons. Bachelor of Kinesiology, McMaster University - 2006 CPR Trained - 2016 Indo Row Certification - April 2016

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