Connie Cornelius - Owner, Personal Trainer, and Indoor Cycling Instructor
Connie possesses a wealth of knowledge in fitness, health and nutrition. She has worked as a personal trainer in Toronto and Los Angeles for more than 15 years. She started her career when she won the Miss Toronto Bodybuilding competition in 1989. She is a black belt in Karate and graduated with honors in Holistic Nutrition from the School of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto.Connie has over 250 hours of yoga teach training through Downward Dog. She now teaches private and corporate Ashtanga yoga classes. Connie is a woman of many talents, and is now putting her entrepreneurial skills and passion to work as owner of Area Fitness, while continuing to do what she likes best: to share her passion for fitness and nutrition with clients.Connie also teaches Indoor Cycling.
Esien Anwan - Personal Trainer
Fitness and wellness are an integral part of his life. He takes his experience of competing in Track & Field, studying Human Kinetics and playing football at University, and applies that experience to his clients to help them achieve their fitness goals. Esien has experience training athletes getting ready for competition to people looking to improve their personal level of fitness and body composition.
Jayme Gianola -Yoga Instructor
A student of yoga for over 14 years, Jayme is a certified yoga teacher with 5 years (2200 hours) of teaching experience. Jayme welcomes both beginner and advanced students in her Hatha Yoga classes and believes that flexibility is not a prerequisite for yoga. Her classes focus on breath, alignment and anatomy. Students are offered modifications for each pose which help build strength, develop flexibility and discover body-awareness.
Scott Kinnear - Indoor Cycling Instructor
Scott truly believes that “variety is the spice of life”, and he applies this mantra to Indoor Cycling Instruction and Personal Training. Although his music and routines are always evolving, one constant that you can expect from him is to enjoy fitness gains via safe and effective Indoor Cycling Classes and Personal Training Sessions. Scott holds current and valid certifications and is a dedicated full-time Fitness Professional who consistently improves his skills via continuing education and experience.
Magdalena Kordiuk - Indoor Cycling Instructor
Having discovered Indoor Cycling, I was struck not only by the physical challenge but by the mental benefits as well. No matter how stressful life can get, you have an hour where you can escape and ride any road in the world or join the team in a group setting. Great music and its intrinsic link with the exercise make it challenging and demanding yet FUN! And I believe this is the key. If exercise becomes a chore, we are less likely to do it. As a personal trainer with certifications in various disciplines, Indoor Cycling remains my focus as, over the years, I have seen so many clients accomplish their goals on the bike.
Stella Rose - Indoor Cycling/ Kettlebell Instructor
Coming from a performing arts background Stella Rose thrives on being a leader in group exercise. She demonstrates her passion for fitness, health and overall well being in every class she teaches. Being a firm believer in maintaining the integrity of sport, she coaches participants to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle, while learning proper technique and of course having fun! As a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor she'll guide you through a challenging course leaving beginners and experienced athletes feeling like a professional road cyclist. Stella is also proud to be a Certified Kettlebell Instructor with the leading authority for kettlebell training and education in Canada. She takes members through a safe, effective, kick-butt fitness routine and is currently training for the Canadian Kettlebell Sport National Championships. With her eye towards racing her first Triathlon this summer Stella is focused on training and studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer and MMA Fitness Coach.
Michael Santino Collura - Indoor Cycling Instructor
By day, Santino is an entrepreneur, self-employed as an award-winning hair stylist. He has been the owner of three very successful salons in Toronto. On his "off-time" and for as long as he can remember, Santino has dedicated his life to personal fitness, and is dedicated to helping others achieve their fitness goals. He is a Schwinn-certified Indoor Cycling Instructor and enjoys leading high-energy, highly motivating indoor cycling classes at a number of gyms in the Toronto area. He is also a certified TRX instructor. Santino is also certified through St. John's Ambulance in First Aid, CPR Level 1 and AED. He has extensive experience as a fitness instructor, having lead classes as a FOLP-certified aerobics instructor and provided weight training to many people through the '90s up to the present. He also has a great deal of knowledge in dietary planning for preparing for competition in body-building, or simply maintaining diet goals as part of a well-planned fitness program. As he often says in his indoor cycling classes "Get ready for the ride of your life!" in his indoor cycling classes
Amanda Wolfson - Personal Trainer and Indoor Cycling Instructor
I love to teach indoor cycling classes, using music, motivation and a huge dose of enthusiasm. Indoor Cycling is not only a great form of cardio; it strengthens your muscles, tones and gives you a great sense of wellbeing. The whole world looks better when we’re on our bikes! Watching my participants become stronger, more confident, leading healthier more vibrant lives is hugely rewarding and a joy to behold. I am an in-house personal trainer at Area, Connie has been a continuous role model and I hope I inspire her as much as she inspires me. The team is wonderful at the club, we are all passionate about creating a positive energy and healthier environment - come join us.
Stephanie Belding - Personal Trainer
Stephanie is a CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer since 2005, with over 20 years of experience as a professional actor, singer, athlete and performer, specializing in functional fitness: conditioning, weight training, core stability and strengthening, flexibility and corrective exercise. A long time vegan and Vega Ambassador, Stephanie has a broad knowledge and passion for plant based nutrition and loves to spend hours creating in the kitchen. Sessions are uniquely tailored to each client and are developed with your goals in mind, aimed at helping you become leaner, fitter, healthier and happier, increasing your personal knowledge of fitness and training and ideally, empowering you to be the best you can be. Stephanie's goal is to educate, instruct, facilitate and illuminate all aspects of your personal fitness needs.
Lynsey Walker- Nutritionist
Lynsey Walker has a master’s degree in nutritional science and is currently working towards her Registered Holistic Nutrition (RHN) designation. By inspiring people to get back to eating real food, and fostering healthy relationships with what they put in their bodies she is on a mission to shake up the world of nutrition and redefine what it means to eat healthy. You can follow her at www.lynseylovesfood.com
Margaret Bangia - Indoor Cycling Instructor
After 5 years of Pilates, I realized that I needed to add cardio exercises to my fitness repertoire and joined a local Indoor Cycling Studio about 3 years ago and needless to say, I was hooked! In fact, I enjoyed indoor cycling so much that I decided to get my certification so that I could teach classes. As a C.O.R.E. Certified Instructor, I not only teach the benefits of indoor cycling, but I also create challenging, fun rides that emphasize proper cycling techniques while improving muscular and cardiovascular strength. I love teaching indoor cycling and I am always gratified when students push themselves a little further every time they get on a bike.
Hilary Bell - Indoor Cycling Instructor
As the youngest of four children in a very active family, Hilary has always had a passion for sport and competition. At the age of seven, she started swimming and snowboarding, following in the same footsteps of her siblings. To keep busy in the summer months, she started to become involved in triathlons. She has represented Canada at the national and international level in competitive swimming. Hilary started indoor and outdoor cycling as a result of a shoulder injury and has loved it ever since. As a certified C.O.R.E. instructor, she enjoys the positive and motivating environment at Area Fitness.