PJ WREN (OWNER)
I've been a trainer for over two decades. During that time I have had the pleasure of helping thousands of people get fit either in-person or online.
My goal, with all my programs, is to create a non-intimidating environment, provide workouts that give results, while kicking it with the energy, the motivation and the right amount of tough love.
Mountain climbers. No wait, I mean squats. No, actually it's lunges. Shoot, I can't decide. How about a squat, lunge to mountain climber combo. Yeah. That's my fave exercise.
The song I crank to get me through a set
The Hokey Pokey
Tastiest post-workout meal
Spiced rum. Oops, sorry, that was my inside voice talking. I meant kale. Definitely kale.
MOLLY YAO (MANAGER & INSTRUCTOR)
I come from a sport and athletic background, having played both volleyball and softball at the Collegiate level and overseas.
I love fitness and had always wanted to be a trainer, but “life” happened.
Fast-forward to an accounting degree, a marriage, two amazing kids, and a near death experience later I made one of my best decisions yet to pursue my true passion - helping others be the best versions of themselves through exercise and good nutrition.
Favourite exercise: Burpees and heavy cleans
The song I crank to get me through a set: Pump It, Black Eyes Peas (but, if I have my headphones on it is probably a country song)
Tastiest post workout meal: Vanilla protein shake with frozen pineapple and coconut milk, plus a handful of chili-lime baked chickpeas.
ERIKA MCKINNON (INSTRUCTOR)
Favourite exercise: going for a run, but in class I love mountain climbers
The song I crank to get me through a set: "Sorry" by Justin Bieber (Yup, I'm a Belieber!)
Tastiest post-workout meal: Arbonne chocolate protein shake with coconut milk, spinach and raw cacao
LYNDSEY FUNK (INSTRUCTOR)
Favourite exercise: I love me some deadlifts.
The song I crank to get me through a set: Gangster rap, all the way
Tastiest post-workout meal: COFFEE!!!!! Always coffee after a workout. But I start my day with eggs. I love eggs.
NAOMI CARTLIDGE (INSTRUCTOR)
Favourite exercise: manmakers (or as we like to call them "Woman-makers")
The song I crank to get me through a set: "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
Tastiest post workout meal: Vega chocolate protein powder with Greens (only chocolate will do!)
MICHELE DAVIE (INSTRUCTOR)
Favourite exercise: lunges, cause who doesn't love lunges?
The song I crank to get me through a set: "Found" by Dan Davidson
Tastiest post-workout meal: chocolate milk
Favourite exercise: anything TRX! If it's on the TRX I love it
Song I crank to get me through a set: "I Gotta a Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas
Tastiest post-workout meal: Blueberries and Greek yogurt mixed together & spread on top of bananas slices
Favourite exercise: single leg deadlifts and Romanian squats
Song I crank to get me through a set: "C'mon" by Busta Rhymes, Tiesto & Diplo
Tastiest post-workout meal: An icy chocolate protein shake with almond milk and a banana. Sooo good!
Favourite exercise: Dragon pose
The song I crank to get me through a set: "Three Little Birds" Bob Marley
Tastiest post-workout meal: Fruit and cottage cheese OR Mac and Cheese with red wine
NICOLE STUART-SEIDA (INSTRUCTOR)
Favourite exercise: squats
The song I crank to get me through a set: "Sexy and I Know It" (hehe)
Tastiest post-workout meal: Protein pancakes with blueberries and nut/seed butter
Our Support Team
Favourite exercise: French press - oh no, that's coffee. Ahh, sumo squat I think
The song I crank to get me through a set: Bring Down the House (does that date me??)
Tastiest post-workout meal: Red wine, cheese and grapes --with KALE of course!!
Favourite exercise: I stretch daily. Whenever I reach for the converter.
The song I crank to get me through a set: Super sounds of the '70's
Tastiest post-workout meal: pizza (when my wife lets me)
Favourite exercise: anything prone
The song I crank to get me through a set: "Who let the Dogs Out" by Baha Men
Tastiest post-workout meal: pepperoni, or the cat's dinner
PJ has had her own health and fitness column with the Delta Optimist since 2001.
In addition, she has enjoyed seven seasons as the producer and star in her fitness show “Fitness with PJ” on Eastlink Cable.
Back in 2003 (pre-reading glasses era) she won the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, in 2010 runner up for Best Business, and in 2012 runner up for Rising Star.
In 2015, 2016 & 2017 (post-reading glasses era) the reader's of the Delta Optimist choose her and The Studio as Best in Fitness and Best Website for Delta.