Strength · Health · Balance

I am a certified personal trainer (CSEP & CANFIT-Pro) and nutritional practitioner in your own Greater Toronto Area. I have been practicing both as a self-employed personal trainer on location in clients' homes as well as at various and health and wellness facilities for over 5 years. I also continue to enjoy teaching my group classes including indoor cycling, muscle conditioning and cardio kickboxing.
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This high energy full body group workout will combine strength and interval training using  body weight, as well as resistance equipment. This means we target all muscle groups. What a great way to get your cardio & strength workout all in one session- All with me leading/guiding/encouraging you along the way!!! It is a challenging workout but all exercises can be adapted to all level of ability.


Early riser? I am running a brand new 8 week bootcamp program with my Fitness partner in crime – Jay Quarmby (Buns Of Steel Bootcamp, Fitness T.O.)

The next round of will start Monday October 19th and run for 8 weeks ending Friday December 11th

Times: Mon Wed Fri 6:30am 7:15am.
Start Date: Monday October 19th 2015
End Date: Friday December 11th 2015

Location: Riverdale Presbyterian Church in Riverdals. All equipment provided.

Cost: We are now offering a BRING A FRIEND offer for NEW MEMBERS. SIGN UP now with a friend and both receive 20% off the program. See details below to register*

Program Options:

1) Unlimited classes 24 total – $360 ($15/class) – SIGN UP HERE
Bring a friend offer: 20% off for you + friend = $288 each – Contact to register

2) Any 2 classes per week 
16 total – $280 ($17.5/class – SIGN UP HERE
Bring a friend offer: 20% off for you + friend = $224 each – Contact to register

3) Single Drop in Class $20 (doesn’t include nutrition or measurements)

*To take advantage of this offer both members must be first timers. Email us directly to be able to register for the 20% discount.



First thing in the morning not for you? Join my 9am bootcamp at Riverdale Park East.
My next bootcamp will be a 4 week program

Times: 9am-9:45am
Start Date: Tues October 13th
End Date: Thurs Nov 5th

Location: Outside at Reverdale Park East. Bring Your Own Mat. Otherwise, equipment is provided.

Cost: $100 for 8 sessions.


Have more questions? : Feel free to contact me directly at 674 270 1514.
Or by email me at

Justine :)

3 Health Tips: Make breakfast your first priority

I get asked questions about breakfast all the time – Why is it so important? What’s the BEST breakfast? how much should I have? What is the best time to eat it? I could go on and on. We are always trying to complicate our lives by figuring the best, the ideal way to eat all the time. The good news (or bad depending on what kind of person you are) is that there isn’t 1 perfect breakfast or meal or diet for everyone. You do have to figure out what works for you by being attentive to how your body reacts to certain foods. Keeping a food journal is an excellent way to do this. However, below I will help clear up some simple questions you may have on “the most important meal of the day” And a yummy recipe!! Any further questions/concerns/comments? Contact me. I always love hearing from you!


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Join Our Last 6 Week Bootcamp of the Summer

Welcome to our gym

Hi Toronto Friends,

This is it. Our last bootcamp of the summer. Let’s make these next 6 weeks our best, our fittest, strongest of the summer! We’re looking forward to seeing new and returning faces this time around. THIS IS OUR TIME!

As always, we will run our classes Mon Wed Fri 6:30-7:15am with the option of signing up for 2 or 3x a week. Nutritional guidance (by moi- certified holistic nutritionist) as well as body measurements are included if you wish – all great extra tools to keep you accountable and motivated.

All the info you need is attached in the link below, including registration. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. I hope to see you in our outdoor “gym” starting August 17!

Justine :)
                       Info And Registration for Bootcamp              

FREE Bootcamp Promo Classes

4free0abootcampclasses0a40riverdaleparkeast0a93a30-103a15am0atuesaug42cthursaug62c0atuesaug112cthurs-defaultThat’s right Toronto fit friends, I’m offering these free outdoor classes at Riverdale Park east. This is open to anyone and everyone who wants to get a great workout and who has availability at 9:30-10:15am. I know several people asked me for a later morning class since many of you work from home or have different family/work/life schedules than standard 9-5. So voila! Oh… and how can you beat FREE workouts right??

After this promo, I am looking to run these classes on a regular basis if interest is shown and set up a suitable and fair price structure. I may adjust the start time to see what works best for all parties involved. But for now, 9:30 it is! 

We will meet by the St. Matthews Clubhouse on the south end of the park on Broadview, north of Gerrard at 9:15 and go from there. No equipment needed… just don’t forget your water bottle!

Contact me  to register or if you have any questions. BTW you can attend ALL 4 classes if you’d like of course! 

Let’s work the end of summer hard so it won’t know what hit it!

Justine :)

The Importance Of Strength Training For Runners

Running has so many amazing health benefits – it fills us with high energy endorphins, keeps us lean and mean, makes our heart stronger, and it’s even meditative for some. That being said , runners have the highest incidence of chronic injuries out of any group of athletes, including contact sport athletes. Why? The constant repetitive strain that the running motion has on the body can and will take its tole over time and injury will eventually ensue; that is, unless one trains their body to be able handle this strain.

Yes, that means injury can be avoided! By strengthening the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones that are needed for the repetitive motion of running, we are lubricating and protecting them from wear and tear. Muscle contractions stimulate not only the muscles themselves but also make your tendons and ligaments stronger, as well as increase bone density. So proper targeted resistance training can and will help keep you running longer, more efficiently, and at a faster pace, if that’s what you’re looking for. Win win! Track, hill and stair workouts are also excellent forms of training, especially if you’re looking to improve your time, from a performance standpoint.

Below I share some important points. These include resistance training, track workouts to improve speed, and cross training to be able to strengthen the body through ways that simply running cannot do alone. Wether you’re a recreational runner (yes overuse injuries can affect you eventually as well) or a running junkie, these fitness tips will help you on your way to a long lasting injury free running career.
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