Personal Training & Health Coaches
At PUSH!FIT we are so much more than just a Gym
Studio Owner & Program Director
Christine has been actively teaching and training in the health and fitness industry for 20 years. Her success in helping to motivate and shape the lives of thousands stems from her own personal passion for health, fitness and great food as well as a respect for living a balanced life. As a mother of three and business owner, she continues to focus on her own fitness by competing regularly in cycling, triathlon and running events as well as constantly stepping our of her comfort zone to try new things!
Christine believes being truly “fit” means really looking at the whole individual. To achieve optimal performance you need to do more than just train to look good. You need to set goals, determine each clients postural issues and movement patterns, look at their nutrition habits and lifestyle factors. From there we can design a training program that really creates lasting and powerful change. When it comes to training – we believe in training the way our bodies are designed to move – using multiple muscle groups at once and relying primarily our own body resistance, minimal weights, no machines and lots of dynamic movements.
Everything starts from within so building a strong foundation is key in order to succeed and exceed in sport, fitness or general wellness!!
Christine is a Certified CHEK Exercise Coach, CHEK HLC Level 2 Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, SPIN/Fitness Instructor, Yoga Instructor and is a Certified Triathlon coach with Triathlon Ontario. In addition to running the studio, she loves to train new & upcoming trainers as well as working on corporate wellness programs and speaking opportunities!
BSc Sports Science, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, Advanced MTA, Advanced FDN Practitioner
Carl has been coaching clients and health professionals around the world for the past 18 years. He began his professional career in London, England working with professional athletes at a sports rehab clinic. He worked closely with the New Zealand sailing team as well as an Olympic decathlete and top level rugby, soccer, and cricket athletes.
His professional career took him to a private corporate club in Bermuda and then to Canada, where he opened his own fitness facility in Toronto.
Carl found the C.H.E.K Institute after hitting a wall in the fitness industry. He was frustrated seeing clients repeatedly fail at achieving long term health and truly being healed. He knew there had to be more to health than what was being offered in the industry. Following the CHEK system and methods, he began to see incredible transformations in his clients pain management, weight loss and journey back to health. Carl has since completed all levels of education and training with the C.H.E.K. institute and is now a level 4 Practitioner working on his thesis to become a Master Practitioner.
Today he is a sought after practitioner, conference speaker and C.H.E.K. faculty member, training up and coming coaches across the US and Canada.
Carl’s life has become a reflection of the CHEK system and tools, and he implements them even when not training or working. He operates Raven Wellness, and is joining the Push!Fit Team as head coach, part time practitioner and program director as he works between the institute and our home base. He offers an alternative holistic approach to healing the body through thorough in-depth bio mechanical assessments, manual therapy, visceral manipulation, and Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching.
He has a great passion for the outdoors and many sports and has competed at surfing and rugby at high national levels.
Client Care Manager
Steph graduated Brock University with her Bachelors Degree in Media Communications and went straight out to working in the event marketing field. While planning, organizing and executing high profile golf, sport, racing and weekend events, Steph realized that her passion was really in customer care and health & fitness. As the Client Care Manager at PUSH!FIT, she gets the best of both worlds!
While not at the studio Steph loves to travel, get active, hangout with furry friends and snuggle in with a good movie or show. Her happy place is anywhere near the water (psst…she was a mermaid is her past life!)!
Part Time Admin/ Personal Trainer
You can find Erin behind the front desk greeting clients or in the studio teaching group classes! She has been working at Pushfit since June 2016 and completed her Personal Training Specialist certification through Canfitpro. She discovered her passion for health and fitness over 10 years ago while working with a personal trainer. Since then, Erin has spent a lot of time training in different gyms and previously managed a boutique PT studio in Toronto.
Erin has a background in Communications and Media and currently works full time in advertising.
Outside of work she loves to travel and spend time with her dog Dixie.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Emilee holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Management with a double minor in Exercise Science and Psychology. Additionally, Emilee holds a a Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1 Certification.
Before joining the PUSH!FIT team, Emilee was a Division 1 varsity hockey player. Spending 4 years at RIT, Emilee and her team won a National DIII Championship, two CHA Conference Championships, and an Elite Eight Appearance.
Being a competitive athlete all her life, Emilee has always had a passion for health and wellness. When it was time to pick an academic major, nutrition and exercise science were an easy choice. During her undergraduate education, she spent time learning form Registered Dieticians and working alongside Certified Athletic Trainers in the athletic training room. Her time at RIT has given her a strong foundation in medical nutrition and injury rehabilitation.
Since graduating, Emilee has joined the PUSH!FIT team eager to help people achieve their fitness goals. Emilee is dedicated to getting people as “stoked” about working out as she is.
After graduating from the University of Waterloo Kinesiology program, Christine worked for several years in the rehabilitation field. In 2010, she met the “other” Christine and decided to complete her Personal Training Specialist certification through Canfitpro, eventually coming onboard here at PUSH!FIT.
Christine now gets to blend her love of all things fitness with her knowledge of how the body should move and function. The best of both worlds! As the head trainer for the studio combined with her experience in the rehabilitation field, Christine now oversees all client programming, paying specific attention to the development of all corrective training plans.
When she is not working at the studio, Christine can be found running, working out, packing lunches or driving her kids around half the GTA!
Nancy may be the oldest trainer at PUSH!FIT but is the youngest at heart by miles! A dental hygienist by trade, Nancy was formerly a client at PUSH!FIT who graduated from our “Train the Trainer” Development Program and has been training clients ever since.
She believes that everyone deserves a chance at getting healthy and loves to help people achieve their goals.
“Motion is lotion”