Melissa has always been athletic. Practicing swimming younger, she then became interested in training. Mélissa graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Montreal in 2004. She developed a passion for group classes and specialized in Pilates and Yoga. Since her arrival at the Coop, she has contributed to increasing the offer of group classes by seeking other training courses in Boxing and Barre (Posture Toning). Mélissa also gives private training and does personalized programs. She specializes in postural work, specific reinforcement after injury, sports preparation and general well-being. Preferring active recreation, she enjoys hiking in the mountains, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and downhill skiing.
Do you want a personalized program? Do you want a follow-up in private training? You have questions? Contact Mélissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
A graduate in Political Science from Concordia, Katherine was born and raised in Sutton. She is passionate about sports and wellness. All in all, she loves to ski in the winter and run in the summer. She has always had a penchant for helping people. In university she was part of a group of McGill student volunteers who got together every week to organize an outing for adults with severe disabilities in the Montreal area. In addition, Katherine has a lot of experience in customer service and is excited to join the Gym team to help our members and users on a daily basis.
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.
CPGA Certified Golf Professional
I have been the Head Golf Professional at the Cowansville Golf Club since 2009 and I am a Kinesiologist from the University of Montreal. I was a coach for the Massey-Vanier sports studies for 3 years and I am currently the regional coach for the Quebec golf games. I have always been passionate about golf and at the same time interested in how the body works and moves. I look forward to helping you get ready for a great golf season with the goal of hitting it further and straighter!!!
Alicia has loved dancing to the beat since childhood. She has been a certified Zumba instructor since 2014 and a coach since 2016. She is ready to get you moving! She loves to use her dance and training knowledge to create dynamic, diverse and effective classes while keeping in mind body respect and fun.
Julie is a Spinning and TRX instructor, as well as a triathlete and runner. She has completed 4 marathons, 8 Ironman 70.3, 2 full Ironman, and 2 extreme triathlons. She also was on Team Canada for the Multi Sports World Championships. Her most recent competition was at the Norwegian extreme triathlon NORSEMAN in August 2022, a full distance race with 4 302 meter elevation. 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.