Certified Personal Trainers
Cheryl has assisted with the expansion of health, fitness, long term athlete development in sports and the general public within Canada from local grassroots to International competitions since 2003.
In her position she values helping people find joy in living an active and balanced healthy life. She encourages people to safely find the next step out of their comfort zone to reach goals, but most importantly to never worry about how many steps it takes to get there.
Cheryl is a Sports Business Management Masters Graduate, Recreational Facility Management Graduate, Personal Fitness Trainer, Sport Performance Nutritionist, NCCP Level 3 Coach and Group Fitness Instructor (Aerobics, Strength, Core & Stretch, Aqua Fitness, Indoor Group Cycle).
She encourages a balanced life and her Fitness Formula is;
Finding what activities make you smile +
Lots of new variety +
Mastering your favourites =
Balanced Active Life!
Being physically active has always been a major part of my life and while growing up I participated in a number of sports in each season. This interest in physical activity, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle continued to develop in university. During my MSc in Kinesiology at Brock University I became very interested in the use of exercise for risk reduction and disease prevention to improve the lives of people. After university I completed the requirements to become a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist.
My career goal is to improve the lives of people by both promoting a healthy lifestyle for disease prevention as well as improving the health and fitness of people who have known disease or disability. I believe in the science of exercise, using science to create and implement individualized exercise programs while respecting the individual's goals and limitations aiming for improved health with reduced risk for exercise related injuries. And in general, I want to show people how to enjoy exercise and how to make it part of their everyday life.
My favourite quote is “If exercise was discovered today, it would be considered a miracle drug”. I truly believe that exercise and being active is essential in preventing disease and essential in improving the quality of life for everyone.
Dianne has been working in the fitness industry since 2008, joining the BMI team in 2011. Dianne is passionate about helping our team members incorporate exercise in their lifestyle and encouraging them to challenge their fitness abilities. She is happy to share her fitness knowledge, motivate and provide guidance on your fitness journey. “It’s awesome watching someone who once struggled to do an activity, overcome, gain new skills and build on their exercise confidence. I love to hear the excitement in their voices and see the satisfaction as they achieve new goals’’. Dianne has been recreational athlete since childhood. She continues to enjoy a variety of sports and challenges herself with new activities.