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.
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.
Jackie Sumner
Fitness Professional
Jackie has been in the industry since 2010 after making a life style change herself and seeing how fitness changed her life, she wanted to do the same for others. Jackie holds certifications as a personal trainer from canfitpro, Level 1 & 2 of Myofascial Compression Techniques from Trigger Point, and is CPR certified. During the last 5 years, Jackie has taught bootcamp inspired classes, core classes, team fitness challenges, ran women's fitness weekend retreats, filmed workout videos and has appeared on Breakfast Television, City TV, The Ottawa Morning Show, CBC The National as well as The Shopping Channel. Jackie has a huge passion for sports and has played actively involved since she was kid; she's also an avid runner and loves anything to do with weights. Jackie feels it's not about how you look on the outside; it's how you feel about yourself entirely. It's important to be comfortable in your own skin and realize your own potential and go for it no matter! And she's here to help & guide you along the way.
Caitlyn Hodgkinson
Fitness Professional
Caitlyn has been in the fitness industry since 2012, working as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and youth conditioning specialist. She is currently working towards a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph-Humber with intentions of pursuing a career in the Armed Forces as a Medical Officer. Caitlyn was a competitive figure skater for over ten years, competing nationally and internationally. Following her years as an elite athlete, taking the dedication and drive learned from sport and turning it into a passion for power lifting and strength training. Caitlyn is always striving to better herself as an athlete, health professional and overall healthy individual. Over the past three years, Caitlyn has been working with athletes from various sport disciplines including varsity athletes from Laurier University in both conditioning and rehabilitation to get them back into the game efficiently and to strengthen the body as whole instead of just looking at it as several separate areas, which will prevent injuries and promote healthy training methods. With a passion for health, nutrition, exercise and athletic performance she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experiences with others so they can achieve their goals and also help them along their fitness journey. She believes that everybody can achieve greatness they just need the proper tools and motivation to get there!
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.