About Us

 
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Jenna Doak

Founder & Personal Trainer (Newmarket & Toronto)

I started young in the fitness industry. I've worked in a gym for 16 years and as a trainer for 11 years. 

I’ve noticed throughout my training career, that people as a whole are generally insecure, and hard on themselves. People who are so strong and determined, picking away at their “flaws”. The body is an amazing tool, it can do amazing things, and I am on a mission to help people discover and appreciate the good their body is, and does for them and CAN do for them. I am not your regular personal trainer who is going to encourage you to lose pounds, inches and change your body. I want you to learn to love your body exactly as it is.  

I'm here to help you find confidence & strength; in and out of the gym. This is far more important than the numbers on clothing tags, measuring tapes and scales. We should be exercising our bodies and our minds for our health, instead of for vanity and image reasons. I am a firm believer we are chasing unrealistic body images. I want my clients to measure their physical success by the way they feel, and what they can do. I fear the number one reason people don’t succeed in the gym is because they are chasing an unrealistic or unfulfilling “goal” and so their motivation to continue is lost. Being an active person should be a regular, enjoyable thing, not a chore or a burden.

As a gym go-er myself I have put myself through vigorous workout plans and diet plans. I have strived for the low body fat %. I have been there, done that. I know what it takes for some people to achieve these goals. And when its hard to maintain without giving up everything you love - you give up. You yo-yo. You get down on yourself, gain some weight, and then try again. Everyone should live in a balance that works for them. A healthy, balanced and most importantly, happy lifestyle, where their fitness fits right in, simply.

I am anti-diet, I believe in Health at Every Size, joyful movement, and intuitive eating. 

See more testimonials on my Google Review page.

IG: @bodypositivefitness_

 
 

 Trainers

 
 
 
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Annie

Personal Trainer (Toronto)

Hi, I’m Annie! My fitness journey has been lifelong; I began early as a competitive swimmer and over the years have incorporated running and lifting into my training. I worked as a swim coach for many years, and most recently began teaching a learn to run program for those interested in running. My relationship with fitness and my body hasn’t always been easy, but since finding Jenna and her refreshing style of training, I’ve learned to love my body for what it’s capable of helping me accomplish. My goals as a trainer are to have my clients feel happy and powerful after every session, both physically and mentally.


IG: @bodypositivefitness_annie

Jennifer

Yoga Instructor (Newmarket)

Jennifer is a proud mamma-bear of two beautiful children, a mindfulness meditator, yogini, foodie, book nerd, nature worshipper, tea granny and music lover.  She has been practising yoga for over 18 years and is a proud graduate of the University of Toronto’s Mindfulness Meditation program.   

In 2017, Jennifer jumped off of the treadmill that was her life, taking a much needed break from her work as a criminal lawyer.  She is currently taking some much needed time to heal, grow and ponder how she wishes to spend the next act of her life.  

Jennifer invites you to join her in pausing, if only briefly, from the demands of our everyday busy lives.  Her class is inclusive and invites all levels, all bodies and all souls to pause to enjoy breathing, reflecting, gentle yoga and mindfulness meditation. 

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Shanel

Yoga Instructor RYT-200 (Toronto)

IG: @dearyoga_

 
 
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Gail Markovic

Yoga Instructor (Newmarket)

Immerse yourself in softness. Gentle, mindful, accessible yoga for all.

My name is Gail Markovic. I have been a Registered Yoga teacher since 2017. I have been practicing yoga for 30 years or so. Throughout my life, I always come home to my mat. It is a constant, a safe space, where no matter how I feel physically, mentally or emotionally I know my mat will have my back. Yoga gives you what you need, and allows you to let go of what you don't. I love to share this beautiful practice of self love, self care and self acceptance with my students. Yoga heals. I hope to see you on your mat very soon. Namaste.