I have been in the fitness industry for over 15 years; Specializing in Group Fitness, Yoga, and Personal Training.
I have been certified with CanFitPro since 2001 and have been a Registered 200-HR Yoga Instructor since 2010. I am also certified with the Ottawa Heart Institute with their Heart Wise Program and certified in CPR and AED.
I currently work at the RA Centre managing one of their corporate sites at Health Canada which has a membership of over 400 members. Here I manage the weekly class schedule, the membership, as well as teach a variety of classes on a weekly basis.
I am also currently teaching for the “Strong Women” program which is a program for women-only who are new to exercise.
I have been teaching with BCA for over 5 years. This has been an incredible passion for me. I get to see first-hand the love and support these Ladies are given. I have been so happy to be a part of the recovery process as well as making several friendships along the way.
I like to think that my passion is not just fitness but more about being a positive impact in someone’s life!
I have three children and a chocolate Lab who are my heart and soul. Most likely, you will hear a few stories of them during my classes
Franklin Method® Educator, Level 3
Certified Pilates Teacher PMA®-CPT
I have taught Pilates since 2003, but my understanding of the body deepened hugely once I studied Franklin Method. Studying this Method has given me unique tools to help me create freer and more functional movement for myself and for others. I love to watch my students discover how Franklin Method can instantly help to create positive change. Experience a new state of being!
Franklin Method Balance and Coordination
Franklin Method uses imagery and other novel tools to help you understand and work with your body, enabling you to experience your anatomy in a new way.
The objective of this class is to increase sensory awareness, in order to provide better balance and coordination for all activities. In this fun and informative class, we will also release tension, increase flexibility and strength – and improve posture and mood.
Polly Erskine is a retired nurse, who took up painting on a whim when she turned 75. Five years later, she has excelled to the point of being a teacher of art expression. In her free time she volunteers at her local seniors community centre, is a seamstress helping those with physical challenges have clothes that fit them perfectly. She also loves to relax, cook, and of course paint. She is looking forward to having you in her home to get you started on your self expression.
Christine Dubue is a certified Zumba™ and Zumba Gold™ instructor with a background in ballroom and Latin dancing. Christine is excited to share her passion for dance and fitness with fellow cancer survivors and those who are currently undergoing treatment. A breast cancer survivor, she understands the challenges and importance of maintaining fitness and activity levels during treatment and after surgery. Her desire is to encourage participants find their “happy place”, express their inner diva, and to simply dance like no one is watching for an hour!