Mélissa graduated from the University of Montreal in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is passionate about teaching to groups. She is trained in Pilates, Yoga, TRX, and Boxing. She specializes in postural work for specific post-injury strengthening and general well-being.
Julie is an athlete who has accomplished many feats. Her most recent competition was at the Ironman race in Arizona where she finished 11th in her category and 597th out of almost 3,300 participants. Julie's energy is truly contagious. She is determined and shows us every day that we can push our limits. Her classes are challenging but she will teach you to tap into your energy reserves.
Dominique has been a walking enthusiast since the 1980s. Her boots have been on many trails including Mont Blanc, the Pyrenees and the Chaîne des Présidentielles. She walks from 5 km to 10 km daily. She enjoys the company of our members who share her passion.
Having recently retired from a career in Oncology Nursing both in New Zealand and the UK Denise has followed her heritage to Quebec and moved to Sutton.
Her work in the field of cancer care as a nurse specialist and lymphoedema therapist led her to specialise in cancer exercise and she continues to teach for CanRehab UK training fitness instructors to safely prescribe exercise for cancer survivors. Her interest in the benefits of Physical Activity motivated her to qualify as a Nordic Walking Instructor with the International Nordic Walking Association. Denise looks forward to bringing Nordic Walking to the Eastern Townships to individuals and groups, providing physical activity along with enjoyment of the beautiful Quebec walking routes and nature.
An active life through Pilates.
Dominique is passionate about giving you the abilities to enjoy an active life by helping improve your stability, flexibility, and strength. After an international career in a variety of sales and HR roles, Dominique is making a new home in Sutton where you’re likely to see her cycling, downhill skiing and paddle boarding the various playgrounds of the Eastern Townships. Dominique has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years and has been trained in Stott Pilates. Her sessions are tailored to your objectives and conditions. They can leverage the full range of Pilates equipment or simply the floor mat. Clients of all ages and fitness levels are describing her as friendly, imaginative, and attentive.
I started running in my early twenties. Maybe you don't know Joe Malléjac, analyst of track and field competitions during the summer Olympics in the 70's and 80's. It was after reading his book "Run for a better life" that I became interested in running. During my early years I participated in several 5km to 10 km races. With the arrival of my children, my training rhythm was reduced a little but running continued to be a great way to stay in shape. In my forties, I participated in my first two half-marathons and did a few trails. When I retired 5 years ago, at 56, I participated in a 10 km, two half-marathons and three marathons. I run an average of 1600km/year. In conclusion, with 40 years of experience as a jogger, trail runner, and participant in organized races, together we will surely succeed in getting you to run your first 5km!