Dave is a 3-time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist. He's also been inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. He launched his first sport performance company over a decade ago and now operates Dynamic Fitness. Starting with his first location in his hometown of Charlottetown, the Dynamic brand has now grown to 3 locations including Moncton and Fredericton. Dave's expertise in athletic conditioning has influenced many classes at Dynamic Fitness including Hot Athletica, ESA Training, and the Eli Sport Young Athlete Program.
A born fitness enthusiast from a very early age, dancing and movement was an innate way of expression. Inspired by the clients that she works with, she guides and witnesses their true potential as they progress on their personal journey. her education & certification includes: Stott Pilates Instructor, Mat & Reformer, Baron Baptiste Yoga Certified Instructor, Certified Hot Yoga Instructor, Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor and retired professional dancer. Triona teaches Hot Yoga, Core, and Reformer.
Congratulations to Rob for just being named canfitpro rookie PRO TRAINER of the year 2017!
Rob has been following his passion over the last 15 years as a personal trainer. It was suggest to him as a youth to pursue a career in the fitness industry after he displayed such passion for fitness and sports. Rob graduated University with a BSc in Human Kinetics and a minor in Nutrition. Rob is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and a canfitpro PRO TRAINER. Originally from Nova Scotia, Rob spent much of his career in Calgary where he worked in various roles in the fitness industry. In addition to personal training, he took on positions as Strength and Conditioning Director, Program Manager, General Manager and Director of Club Operations before moving back to the east coast. Now back in the Maritimes Rob spends his time coaching clients, teaching and certifying the next generation of personal trainers and nutritionists, writing, lecturing and, of course, spending time with his wife and two kids.
Meg's passion for fitness was sparked as a teenager and has since become a wildfire. Discovering the confidence and endless benefits of dedicating to a healthy lifestyle, she became determined to motivate others to do the same.
Her journey with Dynamic Fitness began four years ago, with a single Hot Athletica class, and she was hooked. She quickly set the goal to become certified, with teaching Hot Athletica foremost in her mind.
With the incredible support, encouragement, and a little pushing from her Dynamic family, she completed her canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Certification and is now proudly a part of the team of instructors at Dynamic Fitness.
Conquering challenges and accomplishing goals fuels the fire in Meg, and watching her classes and clients do the same inspires her everyday to continue to push herself towards her aspirations.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and worked as a Kinesiologist in a physiotherapy clinic for 2 years before joining the Dynamic family. She brings her knowledge of the body along with her experience coaching competitive gymnastics and cheerleading into her classes to offer a dynamic, safe, and incredibly inspiring experience. Natalie is one of the creators of Hot Athletica, one of Dynamic Fitness' exclusive classes.
In 2002, after obtaining degrees in Kinesiology and Education from the University of New Brunswick, Megan returned to PEI to pursue her teaching career. It was at this time she was introduced to Pilates by Triona and was hooked! With a background in sport and education, teaching Pilates was a natural next step. She travels to Toronto annually to continue her training with Margot McKinnon. When not teaching, Megan plays and coaches soccer, wrestling, and other sports. She is a member of the provincial and nation board of directors for wrestling and is co-commissioner of wrestling for the PEI School Athletic Association. She teaches core and reformer.
Erika received her initial 200hr certification from Be Yoga/Yoga Works NY in 2004. Prior to moving to PEI in 2009, Erika managed Elements Yoga and Wellness Center in Darien, Connecticut where she had the opportunity to expand her education with Anusara Immersions and teacher training. She studied under such inspirational teachers as Bruce Bassock and Bernadette Birney. At Dynamic Fitness, Erika has continued to refine her teachings with the Tapasya Hot series. She now teaches aspiring yoga teachers as part of the Maritime Yoga College teacher training program. She teaches Yoga Flow and Hot Yoga.
Taryn Verkerk first began her practice while completing her BFA in dance at Ryerson University. Her passion for movement and artistry drew her towards further development in the beauty of yoga. She received her RYT 200 certification in 2013, during an intensive training in Costa Rica under the exquisite guidance of Angele Boltz. Recently, Taryn moved to Charlottetown to teach dance for Holland College's School of Performing Arts. She feels very fortunate to begin her journey teaching at Dynamic Fitness. Her classes will always encourage a light heart and open mind, while finding balance and potential.
Holly was born and raised in Meadowbank, PEI. After spending 11 years living away in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Alberta, she feels so blessed to be able to return home again with intentions of planting roots and getting settled back into the east coast life style.
A back injury was what first had Holly curious with Yoga. After exploring different types, lineages, and studios, Holly found a familiar sense of "coming home" with Vinyasa.
Holly completed her 200Hr YTT at Halifax Yoga. After her training she became aware of a deeper spiritual shift and started to see a different perspective in regards to teaching. Holly hopes to offer and create a similar experience for her students. Her students have become her biggest inspiration and motivation.
Holly is strongly influenced by Kundalini and will often drop "energetic" tips to deepen your practice. In Holly's class you will experience a focus on mantra, self love, proper alignment, meditation, and a quircky sense of humour.
Haley holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics (Kinesiology) from Saint Francis Xavier University and has recently graduated with her MSc in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen Scotland. While undergoing the Canadian licensing process to practice physiotherapy in Canada, Haley is working as a Kinesiologist at Sports Centre Physiotherapy. She has a strong background in athletics from playing hockey since the age of 5 in the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association before going on to play varsity hockey with the Saint Francis Xavier X-Women. Outside work, Haley is heavily involved with Standardbred Race horses.
Celia's love for expressing creativity through movement began 13 years ago when she started dancing. As a high school student struggling with self confidence and where to fit in, she discovered yoga and is eternally grateful for that discovery. With the guidance of some very special teachers she decided to venture to Little Corn Island, Nicaragua where she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training. After discovering how potent yoga can be in all aspects of one's life, Celia confirmed that to be able to share her passion with others, and possibly inspire them in a way her teachers inspired her is a must for this lifetime. She is trained in Vinyasa yoga and her classes fuse creativity with delicious movement, and ultra awareness to help you dive so much deeper than just the physical practice. She is so excited to be joining the DF family!
Jessica began her fitness journey a decade ago as a participant and immediately became hooked on the euphoria she felt by leading an active lifestyle.
Always in pursuit of a challenge, Jessica has completed numerous road races, including five half marathons and a triathlon with no intent of slowing down. In 2013, with the goal of sharing her passion for fitness with others, Jessica completed the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification with the Canadian Fitness Professionals Association (canfitpro) and has been instructing group fitness classes ever since.
Jessica believes that physical fitness is the key to longevity as it equips us with the confidence, determination and power needed to conquer any challenge - whether it be mental or physical. She is very excited to join the Dynamic team to lead her all-time favorite class - Hot Athletica!
A former swimmer and fitness instructor, Angela practiced yoga on and off for many years but fell in love with Hot Yoga in 2010. The benefits she received were amazing: increased breath awareness, flexibility, and reduced stress kept her coming back and helped transform her sporadic practice into a daily one. Inspired by what this wonderful, sweaty practice was bringing to her life, she wanted to share this with as many people as possible, and graduated from Maritime Yoga College with her RYT 200 certification.