Vanessa Giguere, M.Sc. NSCA-CPT
Programming Manager / Fitness Coach
Vanessa is originally from Timmins, a Northern Ontario town where people value family, friends, the outdoors, hockey and her personal favorite curling.
Vanessa has a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and a Master's in Anatomical Sciences from Queen's University. The Master's program incorporated graduate level courses in human anatomy, principles of teaching, microteaching and a thesis project. The practicum of the Master's focused on gaining knowledge and experience in teaching anatomical disciplines and curriculum design to undergraduate and graduate students.
Vanessa's interest in physical health and exercise has guided her to become a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which provides her the opportunity to help individuals obtain personal goals and set lifelong principles to maintain a balanced, healthy life.
One of Vanessa's favorite quotes is from a SportsNet commercial which says, be passionate in everything you do and be different. Vanessa believes that being different gives you confidence to utilize your unique qualities but the most important is to be passionate because without passion you'll have no drive or dedication to achieve any personal goals you try to accomplish.
I understand that exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging. My goal is to make your experience at Taylored Training somewhat of a love - hate relationship. First, I will always be honest with you!! Yes, the workout will be challenging, it will not be easy and I will push you. If you think about it this is the only time when failure is the goal. The upside to this is that you will feel a sense of accomplishment and desire to push harder and test your physical limits.
I can help you with any goal they wish to achieve such as doing the perfect triceps pushup, losing 50 pounds or pursuing a lifelong dream of competing in a fitness competition. I can help you discover and accomplish goals they never thought were possible.
My job as a personal trainer is to build you a training program to suit your needs, set your goals and push your limits. More importantly the time you invest with me will teach you how to stay active and workout on your own. My goal is to have you feeling confident and excited about exercising.
Cassie Dionne RPT, BPHE, MScPT
Cassie completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Queen’s University. She also has a number of years’ experience working with varsity teams at a local and university level. Cassie has dedicated herself to continuing education attending numerous fitness and functional rehabilitation conferences, as well as continuing education courses in soft tissue release, manual therapy, and a variety of other assessment techniques. Cassie has also undergone her own physical transformation, recently losing over 100lbs, and she knows the value and importance of a good training program to help you reach your goals.
Cassie choose physiotherapy as her profession as she has always been fascinated by how the body works; how they function, how they thrive, how they at times can do the seemingly impossible, while at other times can’t even seem to even hold us upright.
Cassie says one of her favourite quotes asks, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Her response to this question: We can help get your there. When we don’t to care of our bodies we increase our risk of injury and live below the level of lifestyle and health we are capable of.
During my undergraduate schooling I completed a dual-degree program obtaining a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Health Studies. I am now currently finishing my Masters in Physical Therapy, a program that incorporates courses in anatomy, physiology, and the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardio-respiratory conditions.
I have always been interested in health and fitness, but it wasn't until undergoing my own personal transformation and losing over 100 pounds that I realized that health and fitness is my passion in life. I am dedicated now to helping others realize this passion and lead the healthy, active lifestyle they are capable of.
I believe that our lives are formed by the decisions and choices we make, and until we make that decision to change our lives our goals will always seem just out of reach. Until we make that decision, there will always be an “excuse” or a “reason” we cannot reach our goal - whether it be to lose fat, perform that perfect pushup, or return to your sport following an injury. This decision to change your life is yours to make - I cannot make it for you. But, what I can and promise to do is to help you get there. And once you have made that choice, the possibilities are endless.
One of my favourite quotes asks, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” My goal is to help you not only find out what you would attempt to do, but also discover everything you can accomplish. Some of which you may have, at one time, considered impossible. And I promise, though it may be hard at times, we will always have fun along the way.
Mathew McFarlane RMT
Mathew McFarlane has been a registered massage therapist for the past 9 years in the Kingston area. Mat is currently available for massage treatments Monday's and Friday's at Taylored Training.
Meet Tyson our official greeter at Taylored Training. He is very friendly and is always up for playing turbo disc after your workout!