At Lively Athletic Centre we bring on only the best and brightest instructors and trainers to ensure you have an unmatched fitness experience!
Shannon Barriault began her education at Laurentian University in 2006 studying in Psychology, she has expanded her education to include programs from Cambrian as well as Georgian College to allow her to work professionally with children. It wasn’t until after the birth of her second son that Shannon truly found her passion. After experiencing first-hand, the benefits of physical activity, she decided to pursue her training in physical fitness so she could help others.
She received her Agatsu certification and has become a very well-known fitness instructor in the Greater Sudbury Area. Shannon loves to increase her knowledge constantly and loves to be active with her husband and two children. Her passion for Kettlebell has led her to become a fierce instructor who is guaranteed to make you sweat!
Operating Manager / Instructor / Co-Owner
Carli O’Hara, grew up in a town on the outskirts of Sudbury. She began her post-secondary education at Canadore College, where she completed the Strength and Sport Conditioning program. During the program Carli completed her level 1 Olympic Weightlifting certification. She has also completed her Agatsu Level 1, the High-Five training course, as well as CPR C +AED + First Aid. While attending post secondary, Carli began training Olympic Weightlifting students proper techniques, and coaching them in competitions. She competed in the Ontario Junior Weightlifting Championships in 2016, and finished in second place. As a gymnast for over nine years, Carli is experienced in competitions. She would like to build a base clientele and share her knowledge as well as expanding others knowledge in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and other areas of fitness.
Strength & Conditioning Coach / Reception
Nancy is our Pilates instructor! She has been involved in Pilates for over ten years. Nancy is certified in many areas of Pilates including matwork, magic circle, roller, ball, and also in specialty groups such as seniors, prenatal, runners, and swimmers. Nancy believes that exercise should be enjoyable and not this dreaded thing that we have to do. Her goal is always to make her classes challenging and to have a variety of movement so that you never feel stagnant.
Her clients have all had great results in the way that they feel and look. They have created many new friendships and there definitely is a kinship that is present. There is always support and encouragement which equals success! Come out and sweat with Nancy on Monday, Wednesday at 11am and Tuesday at 5pm.
Blaze is a North Bay native who understands the struggles of weight loss and making fitness a priority in your life. Starting off on the other side of the fence, Blaze had his first taste of fitness in High School sports. Never an active child, Blaze jumped into sports and lifting to pursue his own weight loss and health changes, finding a surprising passion and love for the industry.
4 years and 90lbs later found an addicted Blaze graduating High School knowing he could make a difference in other peoples lives like he had in his. After studying and committing to the field Blaze moved to Sudbury, pursuing a 3-year advanced Diploma in Physical Fitness Management from Cambrian College.
Now Graduated and an Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) Personal Trainer, Blaze is ready to bring his skills and knowledge to your workouts. Aiding you in making realistic sustainable changes to your health and fitness!
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness Instructor
John (E-RYT200) has been practicing yoga for 10 years and teaching for 7 of those. He took to yoga like a fish to water and his classes are inspired by movement in all forms; from martial arts to dance to the rhythm of natural movements seen in nature. John is excited to practice yoga with you, come and sweat with him!
Jody was born and raised in Lively and has 15+ years of working as a Special Education teacher. Jody has a lifetime of personal fitness experience. She is an 18 year Student of Yoga and has a love for all things active; paddle boarding, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, competitive hockey for 15 years, cycling, etc. She has been running for 20 years; road racing half marathon and marathon, trail racing 25km and 50km. Jody also recently qualified and ran in the Boston Marathon 2018. Previous experience includes and is not limited to; personal training at YMCA and RHP, specializing in spin, weights and TRX. Community level Triathlon Coach, Accelerated Cyclebarre as a spin instructor and circuit trainer. Jody's excited to push your limits and have some fun in her spin classes, pound classes and HIIT classes!
Spin / Pound / Group Fitness Instructor
Jon is a proud father of two children and a Registered Nurse, who loves to get out and "push the pedals" whenever possible. He is an avid cyclist who enjoys road and gravel riding on Manitoulin Island, and mountain and fat biking locally in Lively. Jon understands how busy life can be with parenting, work, school and other commitments and wants to offer the opportunity to spin! Jon will be building his classes around all skill levels, and will work with you to meet your desired health goals.
One part adventurer: because being a wife and mother of 4 is the definition of adventure! Sarah is determined to be the most significant role model in the lives of her children. One part warrior: because caring for herself through nutrition and exercise is a vocation not a passing fad. One part farmer of chickens: yes you read that right!She is a farmer! Sarah knows that no single approach is the best for everyone so she has a variety of experience and interests: aficionado of whole foods nutrition, devoted runner, recreational yogi, and enthusiast of Nordic skiing. Along with her experience in sports management, she is a certified personal trainer and continues to study holistic nutrition.
Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness Instructor
Meet Angie!! Angie is from Thunder Bay, and is a graduate of Laurentian University. She works full time as a Radiation Therapist and Program Coordinator, between the Northeast Cancer Centreand Laurentian University. She lives in Lively with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs and enjoys all things fitness-related; hiking, paddle boarding, mountain and road biking, group exercise classes, etc!
Angie has been involved in martial arts for most of her life, and has always loved yoga and pilates. She is a certified Beachbody PiYo instructor, and is excited to bring this class to the Lively Athletic Centre!
Group Fitness Instructor
Meet Alex! You may have seen her smiling face around the gym over the last few weeks. Alex has joined our #fitfam and has been working the reception desk to date. But will also be doing many different things around the gym including teaching dance to our little gym members! . She’s currently studying Health Promotion at Laurentian University. After she graduates with a Bachelor's degree, she hopes to complete a Master's Degree in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy. . Her love for dance began at the age of 8. Throughout her 12 years of dance, she trained in styles such as; ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop and more. Alex then began dancing competitively at the age of 10 and since then has competed in many competitions across Ontario. She has had the opportunity to dance in a movie and on stage with Hedley at their concert in Sudbury. She has been teaching dance for over 5 years and loves sharing this art with the little ones!
Group Fitness Instructor / Dance Teacher
Meet Renée! Renée is a Registered Nurse, Yoga instructor, and Older Adult Training Specialist. She is passionate about helping her clients reach their health and fitness goals. She also teaches at Beaver Lake Fitness and Yoga and the online program From Soup to Tomatoes.