Meet the Team!
Toula was inspired to become a personal trainer while working as a sales person for a fitness centre. The exposure to the enthusiastic environment helped her reassess her health goals. She completed the Personal Trainer course in 2008. As the Manager and Membership Services Councilor of Ascendo Fitness, she feels it is her personal duty to make sure their members get all the information and encouragement they need to reach their personal fitness goals. Having recently completed her Nutrition Specialist courses, she looks forward to helping Ascendo clients with all aspects of health. Toula is a proud resident of Cape Breton, and makes Sydney her home.
Laura caught the fitness bug early in life. At 3 she was enrolled in a gymnastics club and has not stopped since. She is a consummate competitor, and at various stages in her life, participated in Gymnastics, Cheerleading and finally Amateur Bodybuilding events all over Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces. In 2008 she won the Nova Scotia Female Lightweight Bodybuilding Champion, took 2009 off to have a child, then returned in 2010, to take the title again. Laura is a Can Fit Pro: Certified Personal Trainer and a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. Having has such a positive impact with fitness she wants to give her clients their own story of success. She confidently believes that she can help people reach their fitness goals. Laura lives in Sydney, Nova Scotia, with her husband and beautiful daughter.
Amanda fell in love with fitness through her long time best friend Laura Boudreau. It took off fast and has been and always will be a huge part in her life. After Deciding to join a gym and compete in 2011, Amanda competed at her first amateur bodybuilding competition, she had only been training for one year. To her surprise she ended up winning her category and taking the overall title, soon after she decided to become can fit pro certified as a personal trainer and fitness instructing specialist. Her goal is to motivate people the way laura did, changing her life for the better. With her energenic personality and love for fitness Amanda strives to help anyone she can. Sometimes the hardest thing about going to a gym is putting on your sneakers but Amanda now knows it was the best thing she ever decided to do. Amanda lives in Millville, Nova Scotia with her fiance John.
Basketball has been my passion and love since I was very young. I worked hard and was recruited to play for CBU (Cape BretonUniversity), where I attended school for 4 years and helped lead our squad to 2 AUS Championships. As an elite basketball player and athlete I was required to maintain a top level of fitness and fell in love with the training aspect of basketball. Early mornings in the weight room from high school all the way to university very quickly became a routine that I couldn’t go without. I began delving further and further into discovering ways to become stronger, fitter, and faster. I started helping team mates with their workouts and found that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of helping others attain their goals, and watching them grow and change. I love training and I promise that if you want to get to your fitness goals I’m the girl to talk to! Can’t wait to meet you.