Silver Series instructors

Kit Charlebois

Kit’s goal is to instruct fun and energetic classes for participants of all ages and abilities. He firmly believes that while physical activity takes work, it should always be enjoyable.

Kit ensures that participants feel as if each class is ‘theirs’. He encourages participants to listen to their bodies and to exercise according to how they feel.

Kit teaches

  • Silver Spokes

Certification

  • Fitness NB
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader

Alina Cress

Participants affectionately refer to Alina as the ‘velvet bulldozer’ as she delivers an enjoyable and enthusiastic class while working participants to their highest level of ability.

Alina is a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable instructor who is meticulous about exercise form and execution. She forms a close bond and develops a deep sense of trust with class participants.

Alina finds great joy in teaching, and programming, a variety of classes for a diverse group of people.

Alina teaches

  • Body & Bones
  • Happy Hearts Yoga
  • CORE-Operate

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer though the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology
  • Yoga Teacher (YTT 200)
  • BoneFit Trained through Osteoporosis Canada
  • Functional Aging Specialist
  • Fitness NB:
    • Portable Equipment
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
    • Older Adult Fitness Leader
    • Course Conductor
    • Evaluator and Mentor

Education

Alina earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology from McMaster University and is currently a Master’s of Science in Sport and Exercise Science candidate at UNB. Alina is a former Registered Massage Therapist.

Caitlin Doyle

Caitlin is URec’s highly-knowledgeable strength centre and training coordinator. Few people are as passionate about physical activity and exercise as Caitlin; both are a staple in her career and personal life.

In class, Caitlin succeeds in teaching to the group as well as teaching to the individual. She encourages participants to focus on functional movement and to work within their own personal limits.

Caitlin teaches several Fee-Based programs, including:

  • APEX
  • A.X.O.N.
  • EXCEL
  • Body & Bones

Certifications

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness NB
  • Cancer Exercise Specialist, Cancer Exercise Training Specialist
  • First Aid, CPR & AED

Education

Caitlin obtained a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from UNB.

Crystal Fournier

Crystal is a conscientious instructor who focuses on form and execution. She has a deep understanding of body mechanics.

Crystal constantly evaluates how individuals move, and should move, to make each exercise work to its fullest potential. She shares her knowledge with participants so that they can move correctly - both in class and in their daily lives.

Crystal instructs

  • Body and Bones
  • Happy Hearts Strength
  • Boxing

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Older Adult Fitness Leader
  • Boxing Coach Level ll
  • Crossfit Trainer Level l

Jordan Gauthier

Jordan’s expertise lies in technical movement and exercise. The movements he teaches all have one thing in common: they aid participants in their day to day activity.

Individuals who participate in Jordan’s classes frequently notice an improvement in their balance, strength and flexibility.

Jordan encourages participants to safely step outside of their comfort zone and to challenge themselves.

Jordan teaches several classes, including:

  • Happy Hearts Strength
  • Body & Bones
  • EXCEL

Certification

  • Certified Personal Trainer

Education

Jordan holds a diploma in Sport and Leisure Management from Holland College. He also earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology at UNB.

Mark Gifford

Everything Mark teaches has a rhyme and reason. He focuses on functional, specific, quality movements to benefit participants during their workouts and in everyday life.

Throughout his personal training career, Mark has accumulated a wealth of knowledge He is passionate about using his knowledge and skills to help individuals become their strongest selves.

Mark works closely with class participants and provide exercise modifications and variations if needed.

Mark teaches

  • A.X.O.N.
  • Silver Strides

Certifications

  • Personal Training Specialist, CanFit Pro
  • Certified Strength and Training Specialist, NSCA
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1
  • Human Performance Training Certificate, Sheridan College

Education

Mark has completed two degrees: A Bachelor of Kinesiology at UNB and a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) at Trent.

He is currently a MSc in Exercise and Sport Science candidate at UNB.

Lauren Rogers

Lauren provides a supportive and positive environment for all program participants. She works closely with participants to provide individual feedback to help them achieve their personal fitness goals.

Lauren enjoys teaching

  • Happy Hearts Fitness

Certifications

  • AQX trainer & mentor
  • Fitness NB
    • Portable Equipment
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
    • Step
    • Aquatic Fitness
    • Older Adult Fitness
    • Evaluator

Education

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Physical Education (Sport Science) and a Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Administration from UNB.