Silver Series Instructors | Fee-based Programs | URec | UNB

Silver Series instructors

Alina | Caitlin | Crystal | Jordan | Lauren | Marcus | Sage | Sam

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

  • 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

Physical activity has forever been a part of my life. Growing up I was always involved in sports and I ran cross country during my university days. Since graduating from Kinesiology, I have made physical activity and exercise a staple in not only my personal life but also my career. Being able to promote my passion for a healthy, active and functional lifestyle is extremely rewarding and I am so blessed to work with inspiring individuals every day. This motivates me to do what I do.

Our bodies are designed to move as a unit, therefore, functional movement patterns that mimic day-to-day tasks are the basis of my teaching style. I teach to the class but also to the individual. Every participant’s body is different; therefore, I always encourage participants to work within their own abilities. With all classes, I provide modifications and progressions to all movements in order to accommodate the needs of every individual in the class.

My favorite part about teaching/instructing at URec is getting to know our participants and their motivation for coming to URec. I enjoy seeing our participant’s reactions when they are successful in executing an exercise or movement, they never believed they’d be able to do. It is so rewarding hearing stories of overall improvements in quality of life, feeling stronger in their day to day life, more confident and healthier. Our participants are such a pleasure to work with and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to do what I do.

Caitlin teaches

  • APEX
  • AXON
  • Body & Bones
  • EXCEL
  • Survive & Thrive

Certifications & education

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology CSEP CEP ® - Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology SEP High-Performance Specialization
  • Functional Aging Institute (FAI) Functional Aging Specialist
  • Bone Fit Trained – Osteoporosis Canada
  • Cancer and Exercise Trained – Thrive Health Services
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (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 teaches

  • Happy Hearts Strength Training

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

  • Happy Hearts Strength
  • Body & Bones
  • EXCEL

Certification & education

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Sport and Leisure Management (Holland College)
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (UNB)

 

Lauren Rogers

Growing up my dream was to become a middle school teacher. After my first year of university, life took a different path and teaching fitness was something I did for fun and for extra cash. As a university student I had no idea that I would become a teacher, just in a different environment!

Teaching fitness is one of the most rewarding parts of my role at URec. As an instructor it is very important that program participants feel they are supportive and welcomed in an inclusive environment regardless of age, fitness level or ability. I work closely with participants to provide individual feedback so they feel success in every class they attend.

Lauren teaches

  • Happy Hearts Fitness

Certifications & education

  • AQX trainer & mentor
  • Fitness NB
    • Portable Equipment
    • Indoor Cycling Fitness Leader
    • Step Fitness Leader
    • Aquatic Fitness Leader
    • Older Adult Fitness Leader
    • Evaluator, Mentor and Trainer
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Sport Science), (UNB)
  • Master of Arts in Sport and Recreation Administration (UNB)

 

Marcus Lees

I got into teaching by volunteering in a variety of classes offering functional fitness to seniors. I also did an internship as a personal trainer and marketing assistant during my bachelor’s degree. I have 1 year of work experience in teaching. My reason for teaching is to hold myself accountable and to share my discipline with others. I believe this is important to my growth  I will help you achieve your goals with motivation, accountability but most importantly making sure you understand the physically active lifestyle. 

My training philosophy leans towards function and body movement patterns. Functional movements are the foundation of injury prevention, performance, and physical activity for life. Depending on the individual, I use a variety of methods to deliver information to clients with visual documents, demonstration, and/or verbal communication. Each individual may learn slightly differently so it is good to provide a variety of information sources.

Marcus teaches

  • Happy Hearts Strength Training 
  • Silver Strides

Certifications & education

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
  • First Aid and CPR
  • C-level Coaching License (Soccer)
  • Bachelor of Recreation & Sport Studies (UNB)
  • Masters in Sport & Recreation Studies (UNB)

 

Sage Romses

My introduction into teaching began at the age of 14 where I coached recreationally and competitively gymnastics until 2019. I began personal training in September 2019 after completing a practicum with the Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic where I worked training varsity athletes in strength and conditioning. I have worked within a gym setting in some capacity since my first job and have always known I would be a professional coach.

 I believe each class is an opportunity to bring joy to someone’s day; I think it is important to acknowledge different learning styles and to include variations so that every individual has an experience that makes them feel strong and successful.  

Sage teaches

  • EXCEL

Certifications & education

  • ISSA CPT
  • First Aid level 1 CPR/AED
  • Respect in Sport
  • NCCP level 1 Gymnastics coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (UNB)

 

Sam Jenkins

Growing up my interests were soccer, rugby and track. Being immersed in athletics I always had the opportunity to take part in strength and conditioning programs which quickly turned into a passion for strength and conditioning in college. Training others to improve their health and fitness is my passion now.

The fastest way to get out of shape is to get injured, that's why I believe in practicing strength and conditioning in the safest way possible. A well-rounded approach of resistance training, mobility and cardio practiced safely will have you feeling great, looking great and moving great. Don’t forget the key is consistency and intensity! 

Sam teaches

  • AXON
  • Silver Strides

Certifications & education

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
  • Sport and Leisure Management (Holland College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (UNB)