Meet The Team:

Jess Takimoto (She/Her)

Founder/CEO, Instructor

@jesstakimotofitness

 

Teaching Since: September 2018

 

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR-C

 

Words I Live By: "We rise by lifting others"

 

Favourite Snack: Midday Squares

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

 

Connect with me: 

  • TikTok
  • Website

Lex Pascoal (She/Her)

Instructor

@livefitwithlex

 

Teaching Since: September 2020

 

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR-C

 

Words I Live By: "If you are outgrowing who you’ve been, keep going. You are right on schedule".

 

Favourite Snack: Anything that satisfies my sweet tooth!

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

 

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Kirsten Miller (She/Her)

Chief Marketing Officer, Instructor

@kirsten.millerr

Teaching Since: October 202o

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C + AED

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR - B Instructor

  • Psychological First Aid 

  • National Lifeguard

 

Words I Live By: "Don't adapt to the energy in the room, influence the energy in the room". 

 

Favourite Snack: Anything Chocolate! 

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

Connect with me: 

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Brit Giles (She/Her)

Customer Relations Manager, Instructor

@livinfitwithbrit

Teaching Since: October 202o

Certifications:

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • NCCP Level 1 Coaching Certificate

  • Practical Athletic Training at Brock University

  • Sports Injury Taping & Wrapping Brock University

 

Words I Live By: "If you're going to be anything, be kind".

 

Favourite Snack: Wavy chips and Heluva good dip

 

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

 

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Lexi Wright (She/Her)

Instructor

@lexiwright.fit

Teaching Since: October 202o

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR- B

 

Words I Live By: "Visualize your highest self, then start showing up as them"

 

Favourite Snack: Anything dipped in hummus!

 

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

 

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Steph Johnston (She/Her)

Instructor

@livefitwithsteph

 

Teaching Since: October 202o

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR- B

  • British Association of Teachers of Dancing Stage Instructor

 

Words I Live By: "Embrace and own your craziness ​"

 

Favourite Snack: Chocolate and Berries

 

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

 

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Liv Obonsawin (She/Her)

Instructor

@liv_your_best

 

Teaching Since: October 202o

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist

  • Standard First Aid & CPR- c

 

Words I Live By: "Everything happens for a reason, things are either a lesson or a blessing"

 

Favourite Snack: Pita and Salsa

 

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: 

 

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Taylor Van Luven (She/Her)

 Tik Tok Intern

@horizontalstripez

 

With SHINE Since: January 2021

 

Words I Live By: "You can never be over dressed or over educated"

 

Favourite Snack: Baguette with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

 

Favourite Pre Class Pump Up Song: Cruel Summer (specifically the bridge)

 

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Are YOU interested in becoming a group fitness instructor/joining the SHINE team? Reach out & let's chat.

 

We're always looking for new talent to grow the team!

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