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Personal Training Special

Personal Training Dec 2017

Personal Trainer Bios

Mark Tavenor

Mark hails from Corner Brook, Newfoundland and has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics & Recreation from Memorial University. 

He was attracted to an education and   career in Athletics & Recreation because of his active life style and love of basketball and outdoor recreation. 

After university he moved to Cape Breton where he was the Membership Services Supervisor and Personal Trainer at the YMCA. He has experience training all ages and abilities and a particular interest in athletic training (including circuits, interval training & plyometrics). 

Mark is our very personable Membership Services Assistant and can be found at the Front Desk, weekdays 10:00-5:30pm

Melissa Millar

Melissa is a dynamic fitness professional involved in the industry for over 20 years. Currently she is the Coordinator, Fitness and Wellness here at The Mount. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA), teaches Group Fitness, presents Fitness Workshops, and has been a YMCA Master Trainer. Melissa has degrees in Kinesiology and Dance, as well as multiple training through YMCA Canada, Can-Fit-Pro, ZUMBA and YogaFit. 

Melissa has a passion for teaching dance fitness and training clients of all ages and abilities. Her personal regime includes meditation and yoga and she believes in the importance of a whole health approach (body, spirit, mind together). Melissa will work with you on changing lifestyle habits, improving coping skills and making exercise fun! 

Brigitte MacInnes 

Brigitte's passion for health and fitness, coupled with her teaching and administrative background, led her to becoming a fitness professional.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer (NSFA), Group Exercise Leader, Pilates Instructor and is Level 1 Reiki certified.  Brigitte’s training experience ranges from first time exercisers to athletes; RCMP, Military candidates, youth and older adults.  She believes a fit and healthy lifestyle is achievable for anyone and particularly enjoys helping beginners feel comfortable in the gym. 

Brigitte will provide you with the tools needed to kick start life changes, shake up your current routine, and reach your goals, whatever they may be! 

Amir Mousavi

Amir is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer who started at the gym when he was 15 to train for a cycling team. Unfortunately an accident sidelined that dream but his love of fitness stayed strong. Amir began entering WBFF competitions in 2013, and eventually came 3rd place in BC in Men’s’ Physique.  

He has experience training athletes, bodybuilders and newbies to exercise. He is also a Certified TRX trainer and believes that his job is to activate the ‘fire’ inside each client. Cool fact: Amir left his home in Iran when he was 17 and studied for 4 years in Malaysia before coming to Canada.  Amir is currently a fulltime student in the Applied Human Nutrition program here at the Mount.