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KELLY COUSENS

ABOUT LEANNE   As a lifelong athlete, BSc in Health Promotion graduate, and fitness professional, I am passionate about making health and wellness opportunities attainable and accessible to all.  My biggest motivation is hearing that I’ve helped someone improve their quality of life. In my classes you can expect to feel safe and supported in every movement while still getting a great full body workout each time we meet. Although you will still get a good sweat, you can also expect to work on functional movement and mobility so that you can keep coming back…better.   FAV TYPE OF POTATO CHIP   Honey Dijon Kettle Chip   CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION   BSc Health Promotion  Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist  Agatsu Kettlebell  Barre East  Active Aging Certificate  Agatsu Upper and Lower Movement and Mobility  First Aid and CPR-C  Suicide Intervention  Mental Health First Aid

ABOUT LEANNE

As a lifelong athlete, BSc in Health Promotion graduate, and fitness professional, I am passionate about making health and wellness opportunities attainable and accessible to all.

My biggest motivation is hearing that I’ve helped someone improve their quality of life. In my classes you can expect to feel safe and supported in every movement while still getting a great full body workout each time we meet. Although you will still get a good sweat, you can also expect to work on functional movement and mobility so that you can keep coming back…better.

FAV TYPE OF POTATO CHIP

Honey Dijon Kettle Chip

CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

BSc Health Promotion

Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist

Agatsu Kettlebell

Barre East

Active Aging Certificate

Agatsu Upper and Lower Movement and Mobility

First Aid and CPR-C

Suicide Intervention

Mental Health First Aid

LEANNE WIESE

ABOUT ZACH   I grew up like many, playing competitive hockey, soccer and golf. Fitness became a passion of mine from the age of 15 when I started off-season hockey training. When I stopped playing competitively, I didn’t lose my desire to continue training like an athlete. I began coaching weighted and body weight circuit classes in 2013 as a way to challenge myself and others. Over the years my training styles have evolved and I’ve tried just about every style you can think of. Mostly I enjoy up-tempo HIIT-style and functional fitness training that can be used in everyday life.   FAV TYPE OF POTATO CHIP   Ketchup (we are Canadian after all)   CERTIFICATIONS   Group Training Certification - NB Fitness  NCCP Level 1

ABOUT ZACH

I grew up like many, playing competitive hockey, soccer and golf. Fitness became a passion of mine from the age of 15 when I started off-season hockey training. When I stopped playing competitively, I didn’t lose my desire to continue training like an athlete. I began coaching weighted and body weight circuit classes in 2013 as a way to challenge myself and others. Over the years my training styles have evolved and I’ve tried just about every style you can think of. Mostly I enjoy up-tempo HIIT-style and functional fitness training that can be used in everyday life.

FAV TYPE OF POTATO CHIP

Ketchup (we are Canadian after all)

CERTIFICATIONS

Group Training Certification - NB Fitness

NCCP Level 1

ZACH MACDONALD

 

TAYLOR BURKE

ANNA VON MALTZAHN

ABOUT MAGGIE   I have always been a movement enthusiast. My flaw is that I can’t seem to choose just one or two activities. I love to try all different types of physical activity and challenge myself constantly. I've had a 10 year competitive Ringette career & played many other sports recreationally. I love to run, although my body does not. I have ski’d for as long as I can remember and in 2015 I became a cyclist by cycling across Canada. I built my career in a movement based profession as a Chiropractor and I love helping others move better and move often. Most recently, I decided to build on my 10 year yoga practice, by obtaining my 200 hour yoga teacher training certification. This is my next chapter in movement.   CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION   Doctor of Chiropractic, DC  200Hr YTT, CPR Certified  Webster Certified (Chiropractic technique in the treatment of pregnancy-related low back pain)  Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Bootcamp Training   200Hr Acupuncture/Dry Needling Certified  MAP- Movement Assessment & Palpation Course Training

ABOUT MAGGIE

I have always been a movement enthusiast. My flaw is that I can’t seem to choose just one or two activities. I love to try all different types of physical activity and challenge myself constantly. I've had a 10 year competitive Ringette career & played many other sports recreationally. I love to run, although my body does not. I have ski’d for as long as I can remember and in 2015 I became a cyclist by cycling across Canada. I built my career in a movement based profession as a Chiropractor and I love helping others move better and move often. Most recently, I decided to build on my 10 year yoga practice, by obtaining my 200 hour yoga teacher training certification. This is my next chapter in movement.

CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

Doctor of Chiropractic, DC

200Hr YTT, CPR Certified

Webster Certified (Chiropractic technique in the treatment of pregnancy-related low back pain)

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Bootcamp Training

200Hr Acupuncture/Dry Needling Certified

MAP- Movement Assessment & Palpation Course Training

MAGGIE MCKEOUGH

 

DAN RICHARDSON

ABOUT JULIA   Julia has been teaching barre for over two years in gyms, outside in the park and at local events including BARRE for the BEAT, an annual fundraiser for Heart & Stroke co-created by her and fellow Move East instructor Leanne Wiese. Barre is a low impact strengthening workout grounded and inspired by ballet, Pilates and yoga. Julia fell in love with to this form of exercise as it allowed her to utilize her dance background and build strength, without the intensity of high-impact activities (she has had a spinal fusion since the age of 15!). If Julia is not teaching barre, you can find her training for her next half or full marathon with the Halifax Road Hammer running group   FAV TYPE OF POTATO CHIP   Kettle chips or bust   CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION   BarrEast Certification, Cyclone Group Fitness, 2016  TBP Method, The Pilates Barre, 2019  Emergency First Aid CPR “A” & AED, St. John Ambulance, 2017  M.A. Health Promotion, Dalhousie University, 2016  Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Dalhousie University, 2016  Certificate of Attendance, Centre for Behavioural Change North American Summer School, University College London

ABOUT JULIA

Julia has been teaching barre for over two years in gyms, outside in the park and at local events including BARRE for the BEAT, an annual fundraiser for Heart & Stroke co-created by her and fellow Move East instructor Leanne Wiese. Barre is a low impact strengthening workout grounded and inspired by ballet, Pilates and yoga. Julia fell in love with to this form of exercise as it allowed her to utilize her dance background and build strength, without the intensity of high-impact activities (she has had a spinal fusion since the age of 15!). If Julia is not teaching barre, you can find her training for her next half or full marathon with the Halifax Road Hammer running group

FAV TYPE OF POTATO CHIP

Kettle chips or bust

CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

BarrEast Certification, Cyclone Group Fitness, 2016

TBP Method, The Pilates Barre, 2019

Emergency First Aid CPR “A” & AED, St. John Ambulance, 2017

M.A. Health Promotion, Dalhousie University, 2016

Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Dalhousie University, 2016

Certificate of Attendance, Centre for Behavioural Change North American Summer School, University College London

JULIA KONTAK

HANNAH KOVACS