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 fitness classes 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 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!
Denise is committed to coach others to reach their goals. She has been a part of the fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer with CPTN since 2018. Denise’s education includes a Recreation and Leisure Diploma, along with a BA in Social Work and a Bachelor of Education.
Denise is the president of the Parry Sound Stingers Basketball Club, and also coaches the U16 girls basketball team. Recently, Denise obtained her Professional Life Coaching Certification so that she can help others find balance in their lives through action planning and accountability. Denise’s overall passion is to support and coach others to feel success in all areas of their lives.
As a past fitness competitor, she knows what it means to work hard to reach a goal. Denise is ready to help you have fun, get fit, and definitely SWEAT IT OUT!