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Our Team

Team of Expert Staff

Personal Trainer + Sports Nutritionist

Erin Jade

Erin Jade is a provincially qualified bikini athlete and online coach with her HQ located inside Fitness Connection Richmond Hill. She is certified in Naturopath Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Detox Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Personal Training and YogaFit. 

Her experience over time has landed her in several publications and radio shows worldwide such as: Physique Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, Fighters Only Magazine, Bleacher Report, The Fan590, Sportsnet, Hardcore Sports Radio, The Fight Network, The Score Network, and more.

Personal Trainer + Sports Nutritionist

Sean 'T-Rex' Tierney

22 years experience in training and coaching clients. Over 700 success stories, Honors degree in Kinesiology & Health Science, Sports Nutrition Certification, Fitness Trainer Certification, Strength & Conditioning Specialist Certificate , Personal Trainer Specialist.

 The focus on customization of programming for each client, attention to detail through every step and application of proven science is the foundation of my day to day coaching. Never stop learning, improving or bettering yourself in some way. To do that, you have to be open change and able to make tiny sacrifices for potential big pay offs.

Personal Trainer

Linval Reid

Linval is certified through Can- Fit- Pro as a Personal Trainer Specialist and through the Canadian Red Cross as a CPR trained. 

He is the founder of ‘Linval’s Elite Fitness’ is a positive and helpful professional trainer whose talent is simple, but innovative style has inspired many individuals to the extent that they have gone on to become exemplars in fitness and health. Some of his clients are now competitive body builders and fitness coaches. 



Athletic Therapist

Hollie Lau

From 2016 to 2017, I had the opportunity to work with the Ottawa Redblacks andSaskatchewan Roughriders Professional Football Teams. When football players are injured and the play stops, Athletic Therapists are the ones to run on field and quickly determine whether the athlete can return to play with some taping or treatment, or need to be removed from the field for further assessment.

Active rehabilitation forms the foundation of my treatment philosophy that “movement is healing” by prescribing therapeutic exercises – physical activities that help restore and build flexibility, range of motion, strength, and proprioception. Athletic Therapy can  rapidly help everyone return to everyday life – whether they are recovering from an ergonomic injury, sports injury, or the elderly balancing, walking, and taking the stairs.

Personal Trainer, Yoga + Kickboxing Instructor

Josh Shufelt, PTS.

Over 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry. Graduated for the Nova Scotia Community College with a diploma in Sports and Recreation.
CanFitPro Certified in Older Adult Fitness. YogaFit Canada Certified in Yoga. Fitness Kickboxing Canada Certified in Kickboxing. Placed 2nd in the Alberta Bodybuilding Championship competition in 2008.

Training Philosophy: Age is just a number. No Excuses. The Sky is the Limit. Don’t wait for tomorrow.

Also Specialized in: Body Transformation, Diet, Bodybuilding, Sports Specific Training (Hockey, Football and Kickboxing)
Personal Trainer

Mo Malek

Over 15 years of experience in instructional fitness as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Practical knowledge of the principles of resistance, mobility, stamina, flexibility and agility. Ability to demonstrate correct techniques and moves. Special exercises for all ages and fat burning. 

Certification: Canfitpro personal trainer specialist, sport nutrition (Canadian Academy of sport Nutrition), NOC.IR/ General conditioning Course Class A, Arnold Classic Madrid Spain 2015.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Annalese Tress

Annalese joined our reception team in 2019 and quickly made her way into the role of Reception Supervisor.  She has been integral to our covid safety policies and ensuring all of our members are safe. Annalese has a wide range of fitness background!

Personal Trainer + F.A.S.T Trainer

Jo Picot

Passionate for helping others transform their lives through the power of exercise and nutrition.   Skilled and certified in:  Yoga, Group Instructor, Schwinn Cycle, Older Adult Fitness, Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

Personally, Joanne stays healthy and active through yoga and weightlifting and has completed a few marathons.


Director of Athletic Programs

Mike Mak

As the Director, Mike oversees all fitness and training programs at FC. He created the FAST Training program wanting to help novice and experienced gym goers unleash their inner athlete by becoming stronger and feeling better through exercise, and looking a whole lot better while doing it!

His ability to work with people of different age groups and varying exercise backgrounds with great success over the past decade is what continues to drive his passion for health and fitness today. He believes that everyone should be given the opportunity to look and feel their very best.

Personally, he enjoys weight lifting and sports, is an aspiring powerlifter, and has completed a couple marathons. 



Looking for a career in fitness, health and wellness? Send us a message with your qualifications and if we're interested we'll get back to you!


    Fitness Connection is a boutique gym specializing in FAST Training, Athlete Performance Programs, Group Fitness Programs and more. With a state of the art facility with Technogym equipment, come see what all the hype is about!

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    Don Mills:
    416 441 2411
    Mon to Fri: 5am to 10pm
    Saturday: 8am to 7pm
    Sunday: 8am to 7pm

    Richmond Hill:
    905 771 2411
    Mon to Fri: 5am to 10pm
    Saturday: 8am to 7pm
    Sunday: 8am to 7pm

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