The Brookdale Fitness Club Team
Anne is the owner of The Brookdale Fitness Club. Anne combines her many certifications with hundreds of hours of practical experience to offer highly individualized personal training for clients. She uses her ability to connect with people to help them unlock their own tools to change their lifestyle and maximize their health.
Having worked with clients with various physical challenges, Anne is able to focus on exercise prescriptions that maximize clients’ abilities and help find new areas of strength. Leveraging her certification as a specialist in senior fitness, Anne teaches fitness classes to older adults of all fitness and mobility levels. She also teaches the majority of our group fitness classes, focusing on resistance training, core strength and mobility.
Using an app-based delivery system, Anne helps clients deploy habit-based behaviours to achieve lifestyle improvements through small, daily changes. In all things, Anne’s approach is slow, steady and measured with a focus on making and strengthening connections in a non-judgmental and entertaining way.
Anne practised corporate law in Toronto for several years before taking time to raise her family. Anne understands the challenges and obstacles facing busy people with real lives and competing demands on their time.
Margaret is a personal trainer, habit coach and group fitness instructor. A certified personal trainer for more than 10 years, Margaret’s approach to training is to ensure her clients are motivated and excited about their workouts. Margaret challenges her clients to move their bodies appropriately to improve their health and strength, mood and overall quality of life. Margaret’s philosophy is that all exercise must be designed and tailored to best suit the client’s current abilities creating a custom fit, client-defined exercise experience.
Margaret has recently retired from a 36 year career with the TDSB as a swim instructor, lifeguard and swim team coach and during the summer months Margaret has run her own swim school. Margaret has coached hundreds of children and young adults to become stronger swimmers in the pool but also to become more confident and goal-focused out of the water. Margaret brings the same spirit to her work as a personal trainer.
Margaret holds a number of qualifications and certifications including Personal Training Specialist, Resistance Training Specialist 1,2,3, Precision Nutrition L1, Fitness Kickboxing Canada Instructor Level 3, Bonefit (Osteoporosis Canada) and is currently completing a specialty as a Senior Fitness Instructor. Additionally, Margaret is a Standard First Aid Instructor and a CPR instructor.
When not working, MJ is most likely to be found at her cottage Haliburton canoeing, swimming or hiking with her energetic German Shepherd, Jake.
Helping people achieve their health and fitness goals is Victoria’s true passion. She has always loved strength training and nutrition and the benefits they can have on the body and mind.
Victoria is highly knowledgeable and dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals. She balances hard work and commitment with effective and fun exercise programs.
With over 20 years of experience, Victoria is sensitive to her clients’ needs and expertly directs them on their wellness journey. Her goal is to instill confidence and to empower her clients by teaching them the tools to make health and fitness a lifestyle.
Victoria holds numerous exercise and nutrition certifications including George Brown College Diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management, Can Fit Pro Personal Training Specialist, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist with clinical observation hours, Muscle Activation Techniques Jumpstart Certified Trainer and Total gym GTS Gravity System Pilates Certified Trainer.
Victoria has competed in “Figure” physique competitions, helped raise money through charity bike rides, and also loves paddle boarding, snowshoeing, swimming and hiking.
Pamela is a graduate of the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and she is a certified personal trainer.
With her open and compassionate personality, Pamela creates a safe, calm, inviting and healing environment for her clients. Her treatments are client-focused and she encourages her clients to be active participants in their treatment planning. Her gentle and comforting touch is healing yet she can also provide deep tissue treatments when necessary or requested.
Pamela uses a variety of techniques such as Swedish Massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, cupping and Thai massage. She continues to broaden her skills with regular continuous education courses to ensure that she stays current in her field.
Pamela has studied massage in a variety of clinics treating seniors, stroke victims, head and neck issues as well as providing full body relaxation and Thai massage treatments.
As a certified personal trainer, Pamela loves to help her clients achieve their health goals either through one on one training or in group classes. She approaches her training by creating programs with her clients input to ensure a positive experience with measurable results.
Fitness and wellness have been an important part of Rebecca’s life for as long as she can remember. As a certified personal trainer, group and indoor cycling instructor Rebecca enjoys crafting workouts that are challenging and fun. She understands the vital role movement plays for everyone, no matter their age or fitness level and looks forward to bringing this passion to each session by creating individualized workouts to meet her clients’ goals. When not in the gym, Rebecca can be found on a squash court, a hiking trail or in front of her computer at her desk job doing legal compliance work.