almonte fitness centre

The Team


Owner/Manager, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach

Michelle is an internationally recognized personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutritionist, with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She is a national fitness competitor and best-selling author of three healthy eating cookbooks. She has presented to audiences and appeared in media outlets nation-wide and owned and operated several successful small fitness businesses over the last two decades. She then spent ten years working in business planning before taking on the role of National Wellness Coordinator for Public Safety, where she built a nationally recognized wellness program. While working for the government, she continued to run a successful nutrition and fitness training business, providing physical training, nutrition, freelance writing and consultation services.

Fitness Staff, Personal Trainer
Steve worked in the high tech sector for 38 years and continues to be an avid golfer and curler. Throughout that time, he stayed fit as a loyal member of AFC before deciding to join the team in 2015 as front desk staff. In 2018, he took his passion for fitness to the next level by becoming a certified personal trainer in order to fulfil his dream of helping people of all ages embark on their own fitness journeys. He believes in encouraging people to start where they are and showing them that they can do more than they think they can.


Personal Trainer

Jesse’s passion for fitness started early in his life. He always enjoyed long-distance running and biking but excessively long cardio sessions, poor lifestyle and nutrition habits started to show weaknesses in his body and started Jesse on a journey to discover what the human body actually needs to heal and function at its best. After realizing the benefits of how lifestyle changes, proper movement, nutrition and training principles could impact his life, Jesse was certain that he wanted to use this knowledge to help other people achieve their optimal health and performance. Jesse’s clientele is pre/postnatal, general health, strength and conditioning, weight loss and athletes.  Jesse is a certified personal trainer and also holds many certifications in pre/postnatal training, nutrition, strength training and working with an aging population to list a few. 


Fitness Staff, Personal Trainer In Training

Jessica was a member of Almonte Fitness Centre for almost 10 years when she decided to join the team as front desk staff. She has a diploma in Early Childhood Education and with numerous years of experience working with youth. Through this field she has developed an excellent sense of member retention and interpersonal skills that she uses on a daily basis. Jess’s passion for the health and fitness industry inspired her to become a certified personal trainer and she is currently undergoing studies to receive her certification through CanFitPro. She is looking forward to helping the members at Almonte Fitness Centre reach their health and fitness goals! 

Chief Security Officer, Member Retention Specialist
Monty has 14 (doggie) years of training in relationship dynamics and furry interventions. She graduated with honors in the internationally recognized Canine Cuteness Training with a specialty in Member Retention. She has been managing AFC’s security system since Jan 2020 and is an expert in covert entries and exits. She exercises outdoors daily, and believes in a balanced diet, consisting 80% of nutritious dog food leaving 20% room for indulgences, such as treats provided by AFC members and the occasional timbit.