Meet The realFIT Team
Nelson Sousa - Head Trainer/CPT/Owner
Get leaner, faster, stronger and improve your cardiovascular health. As a life long athlete, fire fighter and former military man, I can effectively lead individuals or groups and bring out the best in those I work with. I emphasize a healthy mind, body and spirit and have experience training all ages and stages of fitness. Having gone through my own personal transformation, my passion is sharing that knowledge and experience with others.
In 2007 I was involved in a very serious head on collision that left me with severe, permanent injuries. After weeks in the hospital, months in a wheelchair, and years walking with aides such as canes and walkers - I found my motivation and realized my life wasn’t over yet. I took it upon myself to become educated on my recovery options, what I needed to change regardless of how challenging the journey would be. One of the first steps to be coming physically active again was hiring my own personal trainer who taught me how to build training programs tailored to specific goals, but more importantly - the importance of having a coach for accountability and motivation through the hard times. After a lot of hard work and many ups and downs, I succeeded in dramatically lowering my body fat, improving my muscle mass, endurance, overall fitness and quality of life.
“My Dedication to fitness changed my life and now I am dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams and goals..”
Nicole Addison - Body Transformation Expert
Long time athlete ,and fitness oriented, personal trainer, dynamic fitness professional—who’s talent, unique approach, innovative style has inspired many individuals to lead a healthy, fit, and fun lifestyle. A fitness professional that specializes in one on one training, power lifting and kick boxing.
Although I have always been active and fitness oriented, my real journey started just 6 months after my son Bryce was born. I fought with my weight, which I never had to do before, being in sports and a runner. My first step was joining a gym, second was to find a personal trainer that jived with me, and understood what I was going through. I have the privilege to push myself places I never thought I would go. I was pushed, encouraged, rewarded and with this I made myself a happier person. This allowed me to help my family also achieve the goals they had longed for. I use my passion for fitness to motivate my clients to accomplish their fitness goals and maintain a positive self image. I work with my client to help them achieve and maintain the healthy lifestyles they always knew they could have.
I hold a Canfit Pro Certified, Eat Clean Revolution CEC, Fasted Cardio CEC, Beyond Smart goals CEC, and CPR certification. I continually enhance my growth and development within my field of expertise for courses to extend my knowledge and I am currently working towards a S.P.A.R.T.A certification
“You will never know your limits, until you push yourself to them” ~ Unknown
Tyler kruschenske - Bootcamp Instructor/CPT
Growing up I was always a shy quiet guy who got picked on, but I always knew deep down I was a better person than people realized. I always loved competing in sports, even though I got cut from every high school team. In grade 12, I decided to make commitment to a healthier lifestyle by starting a strength training regiment and cutting out sugar. My passion started to take shape!
Now I'm definitely making up for all those times I got cut from school teams and from all those people that didn't give me a chance to fit in socially. I am now one of the top Spartan Race athletes and also won the CN Tower fastest climber twice.
I have a passion for health and fitness and with my experience competing as an athlete at a high level, I can now pass along my knowledge to others so that they can get in the best shape of the life. It's always an uphill battle to be at you’re all-time best shape, but when you challenge yourself consistently you change yourself forever.
I hope with my success as an athlete, I will motivate everyone to better themselves so that they can live a long healthy life. Feeling good is what people really want, the key is to keep it going! I want to bring as many people as I can on the “Healthy Lifestyle Bandwagon” cause life is way better when you feel alive at your very best!!
“IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU, IT DOESN’T CHANGE YOU! SO GET COMFORTABLE AT BEING UNCOMFORTABLE, WITNESS THE CHANGE AS A RESULT! STRONGER + HEALTHIER = HAPPIER!!”
Linda Gamboa - Fitness & Bootcamp Instructor
I am a certified Group Fitness Instructor with experience teaching a variety of fitness classes like aerobics, dance fitness, cardio kickboxing, TRX, bootcamps and HIIT.
As a former professional dancer and now as a dance and martial arts enthusiast, I always found the experience of going to the gym to be very boring and intimidating, since I didn't know what to do and I wasn’t very consistent with my health and fitness routine. I found my place in the group fitness classes, some combined dance with martial arts moves, the beat of the music and a great crowd working out together, it was fun and I couldn’t get enough of it. When I got some comments from instructors and friends that I should become an instructor and that I could be good at it, I decided to give it a shot. They were not wrong. After teaching a few classes and seeing the smiles on my participants and the smile on my face after finishing a class, I realized this was my call. I enjoy the process of promoting a healthy lifestyle while teaching fun and challenging fitness classes to groups of people. Seeing their progress and how they keep getting better keeps me motivated to work hard to deliver the best class possible for each of them.
I hold a Canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist certification, STRONG by Zumba, TRX Suspension Training and Functional Training, BollyX - The Bollywood Workout and Emergency First Aid and CPR C. I am also working towards a Fusion Workouts CE, learning about pilates, barre and yoga, and a Muscle and Strength CE. I also enjoy running and doing obstacle course races.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb
Dawn Fenton - Certified Yoga Teacher
Dawn is our amazing yoga instructor. Full bio coming soon!
Kieran Reed - Owner/Administration
Kieran is one of the owners of realFIT. You can typically find him hiding in the office performing all kinds of administration magic. Say "hi" when you see him, he's a pretty cheery fellow. Also, if you have any questions about the club, he's your guy.