Joseph Martino
Master Trainer
Joseph Martino is an internationally recognized Fitness Professional armed with his degree in specialized sports studies. From his excursions overseas managing and consulting with luxury hotels, resorts and travels around the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Far-East and North America he brings a unique approach and a vast spectrum of experience to specialized training techniques to develop a positive dynamic environment along with his wealth of knowledge in the fitness industry. While overseas Joseph had the opportunity to work with elite athletes in various types of athletics and was able to merge the physical qualities of speed and strength to produce an athlete capable of running faster and jumping higher in sports such as, Motor Sports, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay-Thai, Wrestling, Soccer, etc... Through these experiences it has lead him to become the Co-Founder of The Motion Room, Co-Founder of LinxActive, Owner of Gametime Fitness, a canfitpro Pro Trainer, a BOSU Master Trainer and an Advisor of the Health & Fitness Promotion Program at Humber College.
Jennifer Chan
Fitness Professional
Jennifer has a Bachelors of Kinesiology. Her 4 years at the University of Toronto has allowed her to meet people in all walks of life; from Olympic athletes to leading scientist in the field of muscle physiology and sport medicine. Learning from them Jennifer, believes an active lifestyle is a critical element to achieving optimal health. Working with the older population with early onset Alzheimer and Dementia as well as coordinating active programs for summer camp for underprivileged communities, has re-enforced her belief on the importance of physical activity and the role it plays in rehabilitation and well-being. She is currently CPR and canfitpro certified. Moving forward, Jennifer is hoping to further continuing her development and knowledge by getting certified with the Stretch to Win program.'
Tina Vandevalk
Fitness Professional
Tina has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, (Brain and Cognition from the University of Guelph). She lived her own success story by dropping from an unhealthy 48% body fat into a healthy range with the coaching and assistance of personal trainers. Having seen what an amazing positive influence a healthy lifestyle had on her own life, Tina made a point of learning how to pass this positive change on to others. Tina has completed her canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist certification, in addition to completing certifications in Postural Anatomy, Exercise Program Design and completed courses in Primal Eating Patterns and Suspension Yoga. I help myself by helping others. I give so that I may receive.
Alexandre Antunes
Fitness Professional
Graduating from the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Humber, Alex aspires to have a positive impact on the life of those around him. Caring for others is his passion and seeing/hearing their achievements is his reward. Playing on team sports has taught him that achieving a goal is easier when there is mutual trust between individuals, a camaraderie. Therefore, he believes that for success to be a possibility, there must be a good relationship between trainer and client. Ultimately, Alex aims to make your experience at The Motion Room, a rewarding part of your day.
Rob Nardecchia
Fitness Professional
Rob Nardecchia is a life long fitness fan. From playing sports all his life to snowboarding and obstacle course running today, Rob is just about game for anything. As a former actor and mediocre stand up comedian turned personal trainer and fitness instructor, Rob brings a lot of energy and fun to the gym but don’t think that means your time will be easy. Rob kindly reminds everyone to leave their comfort zones with their jackets before their session begins.
Tristan Markov
Fitness Professional
Tristan is a personal training specialist and a track and field coach, certified by canfitpro and NCCP. Currently he is finishing his Kinesiology undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, where he has gained knowledge and experience from working in labs with human cadavers to measuring oxygen consumption and blood lactate responses during exercise. A long-time athlete, he competed nationally as a cross-country skier. Cross-country skiing has given him the extensive first-hand experience of many modalities of training, including aerobic, anaerobic, and strength training. He coaches track and field and cross-country skiing, giving him an athletic- and performance-based approach to fitness and health. Although he is no longer competing, he continues to train everyday.
Cheryl Okorofsky
Fitness Professional
Cheryl has her Masters in Social Work. She began her own fitness success story about 10 years ago, when she started on the path to ultimately losing 80lbs and completely changing around her life. As her passion for fitness grew, so did her involvement to where she is now working full time training, teaching classes, and leading by example as she motivates others. Cheryl is a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA, is CPR certified, and has a plethora of other group fitness certifications to teach such classes as Insanity, Kickbox, as well as Aquafit. She is a firm believer that if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
Benyapa Martino
Holistic Practioner - Massage
With over 10 years of international Thai Massage experience in the Spa Industry, Benyapa brings a unique approach and a vast spectrum of experience and knowledge to specialized techniques in the realm of massage, aesthetics and beauty treatments. She has worked in and assisted in the development of spa treatments in several luxury hotels such as, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa, Le Royal Meridian Hotel, Banyan Tree Spa & Hotel and the Cleopatra Spa. Benyapa, better known as Bee is excited to bring and apply her experience from the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Far-East to North America right here at The Motion Room.