Trainers

 London Ontario Personal Training

Randi Dias Forest City Fitness Manager

Randi Dias

Manager

Everything about Randi screams passion. From her extreme fitness training regimen, to her peerless and unrivalled approach of client-trainer relations. Not to mention, an Instagram based marketing genius. Randi is a finite example of refined talent.

A mother, wife, and master-multi-tasker, Randi defies the odds when it comes to her passion for fitness.

“Bring it on!” she says. “I thrive in an environment that is busy. I love a challenge, and the more obstacles I have, the more obstacles I have to overcome! It’s all in how you look at things, whether you think you can; or you think you can’t, you are right!”

Michaela Lawrence London Ontario Personal Training

Michaela Lawrence

Personal Trainer

Hey everyone, My name is Michaela and I’m super excited to be here!

I have been active since the age I could run around and have fun, participating in many different sports throughout the years. As a high performance athlete, accomplishing great goals such as Canadian Gold medalist in wrestling in 2009, over the years I have developed a great appreciation and passion for fitness and health and everything it has to offer. Through 5 years of intense training in wrestling and rugby, my interests in training others grew and drew me to Fanshawe’s Fitness and Health Promotion program in 2012. I have been involved in the fitness industry for the past 5 years, where I gained opportunities in running fitness classes for both adults and children, and am currently a CSEP certified personal trainer. While fitness is a great passion of mine, I still make time to have fun. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, both in and out of the gym, love to travel when the opportunity arises, absolutely love to cook and try new things, and love to be surrounded by people who love life!

Cassandra Parker London Ontario Personal Training Instructor

Cassandra Parker

Personal Trainer

Cassandra Parker is a certified Kinesiologist , strength and conditioning coach, certified personal trainer and a fitness and group training instructor. Cassandra holds a B.A. Degree in Kinesiology from Brock University with an undergrad thesis in movement science.

She has been in the personal training business since 2003, and has experience working in many styles of training facilities and different settings (corporate gyms, small franchised gyms, in-home gyms, as well as private one on one studios) and is happy to join and be apart of the FCF family and Training Team.

Cassandra’s training experience has been with clients of all areas from general weight loss, to pre and post operation strength training and rehab, to strength and conditioning based training for athletes of all ages. With work experience as a physiotherapist assistant, volunteer high school cross country, wrestling and track and field coach and swimming lessons and AquaFit Instructor. Cassandra has a unique training style and has a lot of experience and knowledge to offer all her clients.

Cassandra’s passion to work with and inspires others to work towards their own fitness and health goals, has been her continuous love of the job. Book a consultation today by contacting Cassandra via email: parkerctraining@gmail.com or through the office to book in today.

It’s seeing the impossible become possible that makes this job so rewarding!!!

Colin Vienneau Forest City Fitness Personal Trainer

Colin Vienneau

Personal Trainer

Hello my name is Colin Vienneau I’m born and raised in London. I love hiking, travelling, canoeing, adventuring and physical fitness of course. My fitness journey began in 2011 after a bicycle accident left me needing shoulder surgery. During recovery I had physiotherapy and enjoyed the exercises given, the learning experience, as well as gaining back the use of my arm. This sparked a fiery passion for personal fitness and I achieved my goal of losing 50 lbs in one year. I continue to set and complete goals I put in front of me. I came out swinging with kettle bell training, calisthenics, and hit the ground running with cardio. From there I progressed into circuit training, learned the ropes with TRX, and finally began strength training.

My education began in 2014 with CPTN Art & Science of Personal Training – Level 1. This year I have completed my studies at Fanshawe as a Renewable Energies Technician, and have completed my International Fitness Association certification. In the past 5 years I have learned how many factors affect your well being and that not all progress happens at the gym.

All goals can be achieved, the first step is setting one. Feel free to come speak to me anytime, I would be more than happy to guide you in making your goals become your reality.

Tiniah Mcinnis Personal Trainer Forest City Fitness

Tiniah Mcinnis

Personal Trainer

Being fit, staying active, setting and crushing goals has always been a part of my life. I am a track and field athlete, and competitive soccer player. Being a part of teams is what gave me my passion for helping others succeed and reach their accomplishments.

I am a proud graduate of the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Fanshawe College, and a certified personal trainer through CSEP (the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) as well as CanfitPro (Canadian Fitness Professionals). A few credentials I currently have are: level 1 Calisthenics training, Certified group fitness instructor, Child and youth fitness coach, AquaFit instructor, and many more to come!!

I love continuing to learn about fitness and health so I can incorporate it into my lifestyle and share with clients who are on a mission to make a change.

Some of my fitness goals for 2017 include: being able to do the splits, doing unassisted pull-ups and dips, hold a handstand and continuing my education. I should probably work on eating more veggies too.

Fun facts about me: I love to eat, travel, and watch football!

Alexis Rida Personal Trainer for Forest City Fitness

Alexis Reda

Personal Trainer

Hello Forest City!!! My name is Alexis Reda, and I’m ready to help you build the physique that you want in your life. I have a long history in sports of all sorts, so maybe you can relate—some of them, like Shotokan karate, swimming, and figure skating I took to the competitive level—and currently I hold a canfitpro PTS (Personal Training Specialist) certification along with CPR and AED. Believe it or not, most all my life I have been a musician: a one-woman band! In fact, I am pursuing a degree in Popular Music at Western U and recording my debut album. I feel like I must tell you this because it was the discipline of music, work, and school that drove me to balance it out with fitness.I continued to practice yoga (Astanga, Yin-Yang, and many other styles), and on my own, dove deep into the realm of bodybuilding because I wanted to build a feminine, yet muscular and well-defined physique. I have always been adamant about having a scientific basis for my training, so I continuously study not just about optimizing the superficial body, but how the mind, deepest muscles, and other health aspects influence it all. It’s not just about looking good or doing what you have to do; it’s about loving yourself and the life you live with all it’s changes! Fun facts about me: I ride motorcycles, love food, and play a mean Van Halen.
Mary Lou London Ontario Personal Training Instructor

Mary Lou Marchant

Personal Trainer

Hi everyone at Forest City Fitness!

I’m excited and happy to be a part of this terrific team and fitness community.
My name is Mary Lou Marchant, and I would like to tell you a little about myself.
I come from a figure skating background, and have been a full-time coach and choreographer for
45 years. I have coached and choreographed National and International Medalists and Competitors,
choreographed professional skaters, and directed and produced Professional and Amateur Ice
Shows. During this time, I have been responsible for the Off-Ice Training for Club, and young
Competitive Skaters, as well as Elite National and International Competitive
Skaters. Before that, I skated, and toured professionally with Shipstad’s and Johnson’s Ice Follies.
Fitness has always been a part of my lifestyle. Figure Skating, Track and Field, Gymnastics,
Water and Snow Skiing, Dance, Ballet.

Certification:

  • Undergrad in Kinesiology
  • Western Conservatory of Music: Associate and Pedagogy Degree
  • Skate Canada: NCCP Level 4 Coach , Certified Canskate Coach:
  • Coach Dashboard Status: In Compliance
  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED
  • IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • IFA Certified Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Pound Pro International Certified Pound Pro Instructor
  • Backcheck: Clear:

Fun Fact: I am the Mother of seven children, and Grandmother to 5 energetic and athletic
Grandchildren. We bond through our love for Fitness, but also enjoy quiet family time in which
we catch up on all the excitement in each of our lives.

Tina McLean Personal Training Instructor

Tina McLean

Personal Trainer

Hi Forest City! My name is Tina and I’m super happy to be a part of the team here at Forest City Fitness!

My active lifestyle started when I signed up for soccer at the age of 10. I fell in love with it and played for many competitive teams throughout the years until my knee/ankle injuries made it difficult for me to continue to play.

When I couldn’t continue soccer anymore, that’s when I was further introduced into the gym atmoshphere where I began doing physio and strength training for my injuries. The interest grew and that lead me to Fanshawe in 2012 to take the Fitness and Health Promotion course. During this time, I gained knowledge in training a wide variety of people in different stages of health. I then obtained my CSEP Certified Personal Training Certificate in June of 2014.

When not working in the gym, I enjoy spending time with my friends, sitting down with a good book and visiting my parents in my hometown as much as I can. I love trying new things and going on adventures.

Kim Randell Personal Training Instructor for Forest City Fitness

Kim Randell

Personal Trainer

Are you a couch potato? An armchair athlete? An aspiring athlete who doesn’t know where to start?

Do you want to get up, get moving, be more active? Do you want to have: less pain, more energy, less stress, better sex?

Do you want to wear skinny pants with pride?

As a Personal Trainer, I can help with all of this…AND MORE!!

My education/certifications/experiences include:
* B. A., B. Ed. (Memorial University of NL)
* Certified and experienced Personal Trainer
* Certified First Aid Instructor for St. John Ambulance
* Experienced Instructor/Coach/Competitor/National Referee, WTF Taekwondo
* Internationally Certified 4Th Degree Black Belt, WTF Taekwondo
* Certified R4 TRX (Suspension Trainer) Coach
* LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) Assistant Instructor Course
* NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Levels A and B
* High Five, Principles of Healthy Child Development
* Relief Through Rolling (foam roller course), From Kevin Lucas, Structural Integration Specialist, USA
* Core Training and Assessment Course (Human Kinetics)

Activities: weight training, taekwondo, curling, triathlon (swimming, cycling, running), tennis, snowboarding.
FUN FACT: Older women make better…Personal Trainers !?!?!

David Leek Personal Trainer for Forest City Fitness

David Leek

Personal Trainer

Dave Leek is a certified strength coach and personal trainer working out of London, Ontario. He has been personal training since 2002. Dave holds a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Fanshawe College where he also worked as the athletic trainer for the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team. Dave has trained in a handful of different settings (corporate gyms, private studios, in-home, ect.) and is now happy to say that he’s part of Forest City Fitness team.

With a strong focus for overall health (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) Dave has a unique way of connecting with people and helping them tap into their true potential not only in the gym but in everyday life as well.

Dave works primarily with 1on1 clients but also provides online coaching, personalized training programs and custom meal planning/nutritional advice.

If you are interested in learning more about Dave, his style of coaching and to find out what his clients are saying about him, check out www.whosyourtrainer.ca or book a consultation with him by emailing to daveleek@whosyourtrainer.ca

Rick Hunter Personal Trainer for Forest City Fitness

Rick Hunter

Personal Trainer

Rick has been involved in personal training for many years now. He started his career attending Brock University in the Physical Education program and completed his degree with Honours. He has completed certifcations with Can-Fit Pro, TRX and Precision Nutrition to name a few. His specialties range from fat loss to hypertrophy training as well as athlete fitness. Strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coaching are what his clients receive with great results.

Rick completed his Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education degrees at Western University. He is a teacher in Thames Valley and works with high school students. His passions to both learn and educate within health and fitness are what keep him active in the gym as well as classrooms.

Rick grew up playing competitive baseball. He still enjoys baseball, playing in a softball league every summer, and plays hockey in the winter. He has completed many half-marathons and mud-runs such as the Badass Dash.

Rick is excited to bring his unique education and sports background to Forest City Fitness. He is very easy going and full of information so if you have a question for him don’t hesitate to ask.

Rick can be contacted via email at rickmjhunter@gmail.com or phone at 519-860-6977.


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