Brenda Thomas, Owner
Brenda has been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer since 2010. She has been working at Evolve in Parry Sound since 2011, when it was originally named “Tina’s Fitness Studio”. Brenda worked closely with Tina teaching fitnesses and managing the gym until she purchased it in October of 2019.
Brenda has a passion for fitness and teaching classes and her enthusiasm is infectious. She believes in making health a priority and wants to help make fitness accessible to the community. She feels movement is a key principle to not only physical health but mental heath as well. And she believes there is no better feeling in the world than a good hard sweat!
Monika graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and began her fitness journey as a client at Evolve Health (then called Tina’s Fitness Studio.) Over the years with Tina and Brenda as mentors she developed a passion for fitness and started working at the studio in 2014. Monika became a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) in 2019 and started working in the field training clients at Evolve. She also became one of our fitness instructors and now teaches classes at the studio.
Working in the mental health field, Monika believes that physical health is an important component of mental health and overall wellness. She is passionate about continuously expanding her knowledge and expertise in the physical fitness field and always growing as a professional in the industry. She approaches all her training sessions and classes with enthusiasm and is committed to helping clients reach their health and fitness goals. And watch out, because she loves burpees!
Mike is a proud father of three with a passion for exercise and creating connections with people. He has been a certified personal trainer since 2011 and has the privilege of training people of all ages and abilities. He has worked with everyone from elite clients training for a fitness competition to seniors looking to recover range of motion. He is a results-driven trainer that thrives on helping others achieve their goals. He firmly believes that hard work will allow one to grow not only physically, but psychologically as well.
Kelsey has had a passion for health and fitness for as long as she can remember. Exercise has always been very important for not only for her physical health, but for her mental health as well. She feels the most energized and the best version of herself when she gets a good workout in, and she is looking forward to helping other people feel the same way about themselves!
Kelsey became certified in fitness knowledge through the Canadian Fitness Education Services in 2019 and is very excited to start this new journey with in the health and fitness industry.
Wendy has been practicing yoga since 2012 She’s a Level I YogaFit
Sue became interested in yoga in 1999 when she met an older lady on the beach who moved so youthfully and gracefully. The lady said she was 70 and taught yoga. Susan completed her teacher training in 2003 and continued taking courses and workshops. She completed YTT500 in 2010.
She receives enjoyment, both physically and mentally when teaching and practicing yoga with others. This is what encourages her to seek continued education – to benefit both her students and herself.
I started practicing yoga in February of 2007 when Tina first started teaching in Parry Sound. I immediately fell in love with the link of breath with flow of poses, and the metal and physical benefits that yoga provided. I have followed Tina as she has developed and grown her business, taking classes at the studio for years. I am teacher by day and am passionate about teaching and getting my students excited about learning. It was only a natural progression for me to move from client to an instructor at the studio and get other studio clients excited about yoga and healthy practice. I am continuously working on developing my practice and growing as an instructor. I have CPTIN yoga specialist, prenatal yoga certification and Mad Dog spin instruction.