Our Team

Coop Gym Santé Sutton - Mélissa Tremblay


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.

Julie Zeitlinger Coop Gym Santé Sutton


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.

Dominique Boucher

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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.

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Dominique C.

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.

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Josée loves physical activity in general. She graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 1999 with a degree in Kinesiology and worked at the Montreal YMCA as a training program coordinator for many years. She taught several group classes but fell in love with the spinning classes. An avid road cyclist, she decided to move to Sutton in 2004. She started her new career in 2005 as a physical education teacher in the area. Her love for spinning persisted. So, she started giving spinning classes at Énergie Sud. A passionate teacher, she was riding twice a week from 2006 to 2018. Fortunately for us, Josée still has the flame and is very excited to start teaching at the Coop gym santé Sutton.

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A dancer at heart and by profession, Tina has been passionate about sharing the art of Egyptian Bellydance (Baladi) for 15 years. She has previously completed a bachelor's degree in contemporary dance and has completed several professional belly dance trainings with the divas of this art. Since her teenage years, Tina has practiced classical Indian dance, ballet, contemporary dance, trance dance, African dance, Butoh, Capoera, Samba and has been a Zumba teacher for 9 years. Her greatest passion remains bellydance (Baladi), for the therapeutic benefits of this ancient dance, the elegance it confers, the way it harmonizes body and mind and the grace it exudes. Tina continues to perfect her training as a dance and yoga teacher for over 25 years.