Kim Guilliame, CEP, Lead Trainer
Kimberley Guillaume, has been with the YWCA/Fitness on 25th as Lead Trainer since May 2011. She obtained a bachelor degree in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 and holds a minor in Nutrition. She is also certified through CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists) as a CEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist). Kimberleyenjoys personal training, running boot camps and teaching mommy & me fitness classes. She aims to help clients achieve a balanced lifestyle that encompasses all dimensions of health and wellness. With an extensive background in training and teaching, she tries to create a training environment that not only motivates but also empowers individuals to continually challenge themselves. She also loves to go jogging, walking, hiking and enjoys strength training. Kimberley’s previous experience is as an Exercise Therapist in physical therapy clinics where she worked with individuals in a rehabilitation setting.
Janis Riise, CPT, Trainer
Janis is completing her Kinesiology degree at U of S this spring. She is a CSEP-CPT and a RYT200. She teaches Hatha and Yin yoga and is available for private yoga sessions here in our studio. She will be one of the YWCA Encore After Breast Cancer Exercise program coordinators this winter. Janis is also doing 2 practicums on campus, she is working with above healthy weight children and as a peer health educator. Janis enjoys snowboarding, snowshoeing, swimming, tennis and running with her Doberman. Janis loves discussing the importance of flexibility, coordination and balance training. Her area of interest is exercise social psychology and she is just as passionate about designing workout programs that address all components of fitness as she is about educating and supporting her clients so they can enjoy exercising safely and independently. Did you know that you get a free fitness consultation with your membership? Janis's favourite part about working here is doing the fitness consultations because she gets to meet new people and share her knowledge about fitness and health.
Mallory Steciuk, CPT, Trainer
Mallory went to high school in Preeceville, SK, and in her final years of high school she developed a passion for health and fitness. This led her to enroll into the Kinesiology program at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2007. She will be graduating in June of 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, specializing in the Exercise & Sport stream. In March of 2011 she wrote the CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) and received her personal trainer certification. She enjoys working out in a gym facility, and being able to involve herself in outdoor activities. She loves everything from snowboarding in the winter, to hiking in the summer.
She hopes to help many more people get on track towards a healthier, active life. If you are looking to begin a new fitness routine, or change up your current one, Mallory is more than willing to answer your questions or provide you with the information and knowledge you need to begin a smarter, healthier lifestyle.
Val Kirk, CPT, Trainer/ Instructor
Valerie has been in the fitness field for over 30 years as a group fitness instructor, and as a personal trainer specialist for 7 years. She believes there is an athlete in all of us, you just have to find it and she can do just that. Valerie’s qualifications and certifications are as follows:
Group Fitness Instructor (SPRA, Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation)
Certified Personal Trainer through CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology)
Mount Royal College (Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension Certificate Program)
Personal Trainer Specialist & Fitness Instructor Specialist (Can-Fit-Pro)
Level 1 BOSU Certification (Twist Conditioning)
Level 1 & 2 (beginner-intermediate) Yoga Instructor (Kathleen's Yoga Studio)
Taught Exercise Physiology and personal training at The Professional Massage Therapy School
Valerie is in the process of becoming a Pro Trainer with Can-Fit-Pro and she plans to become a CEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist) in the near future. She to attends many workshops, and obtains certifications, throughout the year to keep her knowledge current. Valerie believes a well informed trainer provides much needed experience, mentoring, and coaching, for their clients.
Bridget Rasmussen, CPT, Trainer
Originally from Prince Albert, I came to Saskatoon to complete my degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in business, at the U of S. My love of Ukrainian dance, track, yoga, basketball, and running inspired me to become a CSEP certified personal trainer. I am also one of the coordinators for the YWCA Encore After Breast Cancer Exercise Program.
I plan to become a certified exercise physiologist in the future. I have previous experience working with mature individuals with fitness through the First Step Program. I hope to help as many as I can with their own personal health and fitness goals so that they may live a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Fred Smith, PTS, Trainer
Six years ago Fred began his fitness journey when he decided to take control of his inactive lifestyle. Joining a gym, setting realistic goals and working closely with a personal trainer he began to see immediate results. His personal experience motivated him to become a role model and resource for other people looking to take control of their health and fitness.
After becoming a certified trainer, Fred began working with individuals and bootcamps. With several years of experience Fred has now joined the Fitness on 25th team and is excited to help our members reach their personal goals, big or small.
His philosophy is that fitness should be fun and enjoyable. Well maybe a little tough sometimes!