VIEFIT 2020 Team

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Alex Winkler

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VIEFIT Host, Co-Owner, Head Instructor.

Lole Ambassador.

 

Alex is constantly sweaty and proud of it.

She teaches high school, loves to do triathlons and long distance running in the summer and also teaches barre/yoga in Montreal. When not working out you can find Alex eating cookies.

Favourite workout class?:

Not a class... BUT, Long run with a great playlist or podcast.

Favourite song to workout too?:

Changes all the time. Ironically, right now im feeling this remix of Changes by Tupac... "Never Change by Don Diablo"...word.

Red, White or Rose?:

Anything our VIEFIT sommelier Jessica tells me to drink.

Niki Pislis

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VIEFIT Host, Co-Owner, Head Instructor.

Lole Ambassador.

Passionate dancer and teacher for over 20 years. Travel lover and always looking for a new and fun destination. Niki loves meeting new people especially if they enjoy good food and wine! Niki is one of those people that can't sit still. You will always find her moving, taking class, doing activities and simply enjoying life!

 

Favourite workout class? 

Any class with a kickass playlist. If you got Janet in there I'm singing along!

 

Favourite song to work out too? 

Anything 90's. Did I mention I love Janet Jackson

 

Red, White, or Rose? 

True way to my heart...Vodka Martini, Dirty, well shaken... please. 

Meet The Dream Team

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Kiara is a certified personal trainer, jump rope fitness instructor, and a full-time industrial engineering student! She’s been working in medical research centres and gyms for the past 4 years; and is confident that with her experience, she can definitely help you reach your fitness goals in a safe and fun way! 

Favourite workout class?:

SKIP the gym and take jump rope fitness!

Favourite song to workout too?:

Around the World (La La La) by R3hab becuase it's an amazing beat to skip rope and dance!

Red, white or rose?:

Rose or red :)

Emily 

-Instructor &

RMT

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Emily has been a registered massage therapist in Ottawa for over 5 years. Emily is known for her contagious laugh and ability to make you melt in relaxation. PS she is also our burlesque teacher!

 

Favourite workout class:

Anything dance

 

Favourite song to work out to:

Pour some sugar on me, Def Leppard

 

Wine:

Do I have to choose? I guess red.

Valerie is the mother of a beautiful 16 yrs old daughter Gabrielle.
She has been a pioneer in her sport, Mix Martial Arts as she was the first woman to compete as a professional in many provinces in Canada, including Québec.

She is still the only woman in Quebec to ever compete for the two biggest organization in the world such as UFC and Bellator and the only woman in Canada to fight for a Championship in both organizations.

Valerie has been ranked number 1 contender in both organizations in 2015 and 2018-19

 

Favourite workout class?

Muay Thai

 

Favourite song to work out too?

I have many but I would say
Jump Around- House of Pain 

 

 Red, White, or Rose?

White

Carley considers herself a fitness “newbie” but is quickly becoming one of the most loved instructors in Montreal. She is not only hilarious but fresh and open to anything! Shes always going to bring the fun and great tunes!

Favourite work-out class?:

BARRE ALL THE WAY, when in doubt pulse it OUT!

Favourite song to workout too?

Fergalicious, makes you want to shake your bootayy

Red, White, or Rose?

Do all of them count? 

Kayla likes to think a balanced lifestyle is the key to health and happiness.  She believes all aspects of our lives need tending to, particularly our nutrition as it literally fuels everything we do! 

"I have been a flight attendant for over a decade now and what often accompanies my profession is a lack of sleep and malnutrition. I’ve been inspired over the years to find healthy alternatives to restaurants and fast-food.  This weekend I look forward to sharing with you one of my favorite recipes: easy, nutritious and delicious - energy balls. Common girls, It’s time to GRAB LIFE BY THE BALLS!".

 

Favorite work-out class:

Nothing beats a good outdoor run

 

Favorite song:

Wake-me up - avicii

 

White red or rose:

Red…. my love affairs has always been with red.

Kayla

-Workshop Leader

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Carley

-Instructor

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Jessica

-Sommelier 

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Jessica is a sommelier (with on going studies, close to completing the last level of WSET), director of operations of two restaurants. She absolutly loves travelling the world..especially when wine is involved!

Favourite workout class?:

SPINNING!!!!!! Bcycle 

 

Favourite song to work out to?:

Spinning to Celine Dion(LOL)

 

Red, White or Rose?:

WHITE

Ali 

-Instructor

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Ali is co-owner of studio House of Bounce, Montreal's exclusive rebounding fitness studio! She is canfitpro and hot booty ballet certified instructor. Her energy and kick ass attitude won't leave you any time to take a breath in any of her classes!

Favourite workout class? 

HIIT TRAINING!

Favourite song to work out too?  

Anything with a beat that makes me shake my booty

Red, White, or Rose? 

Red when its cold, fresh white when its hot!

Heather

-Instructor

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Heather is the owner and Co-Founder of Studio House of Bounce. Montreal's exclusive rebounding fitness studio! If she isn't bouncing, Heather loves to do Hot Yoga, and plyometric workouts at home.

 

Favourite workout class?

BOUNCE!

 

Favourite song to work out too?

Right now - Don't Start Now by Dua Lipa is on repeat on my playlist.

 

Red, White, or Rose?

I'm a wine lover! Red on a cold day, white on a warm day, rosé every day! 

Jannah

-Nurse

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Jannah is VIEFIT's Registered Nurse. Jannah has been working in the health care industry for more than ten years.

Favourite workout class?

I love doing hot yoga and anything that brings me out in nature.

Favourite workout class?

You can find me working out to any song with Drake in it.

Red, White, or Rose?

I would definitely choose red but am always down for a glass of wine no matter what colour! 

Stephanie

-Instructor

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Stephanie is a personal trainer and running coach. She has completed 12 marathons including Boston, New York and Chicago. She has recently taken up triathlons and will be completing her 4th half IRONMAN this summer. You can find her teaching at Centre XPN on the south shore and is also a running coach for her triathlon club. She is also one of the organizers for the Autism Awareness run held every April in Candiac.  In her spare time, you can find her chauffeuring her 3 children around to their various activities. 

 

Favourite workout class?:

Hiit interval workout or tabata.

 

Favourite song to work out to?: Lose yourself by Eminem

 

Red, white and Rose?

Depending on the season 

(I’m not too picky)

Marie

-Instructor

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Marie helps humans remember their perfection through the practice of Yoga & Meditation; She guides humans through the experience of BE-ing and tapping into our unique gifts and purpose with organic movement, breathwork & mindfulness.

Favourite workout class?:

It depends on my cycle; power yoga in my spring/summer & yin in my fall/summer. But also bike, hike, flyyyyyyy...

 

Favourite song to work out to?: somedays kirtan chants, somedays soulful lyrics, and somedays gangster rap ...cuz #mood

 

Red, white and Rose?

white

Gabriela Rivera

-RMT

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Gabriela Rivera graduated with a diploma in Massage Therapy from the Ontario College of Health & Technology in 2012. During her studies, she developed a strong knowledge base in health sciences, clinical sciences, clinical practice and professional practice to deliver manual therapeutic treatments specially tailored to each patient. Having worked with children, adults and the elderly, both active and inactive and by utilizing different assessment techniques, Gabriela is able to provide appropriate treatment plans to address differing ailments and conditions. With over 7 years of experience in both clinical and non-clinical settings, Gabriela strives to deliver the highest standard of care by treating her patients with kindness, compassion and understanding.

Pascale

-Chef

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Head chef of our fully vegan menu. Chef Pascale is co-owner and chef at Lola Rosa. For more our our menue and Pascale click here.

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