Presenting to you our life changing team. LIVA consists of experienced fitness trainers & instructors, therapists, and other related health practitioners. LIVA team members, collectively have an average of more than 25 years experience in the fitness training, and health & wellness industry. Each possess specialized knowledge in the areas of Spinning, Acupuncture, Yoga, Chiropractic, and Massage Therapy, bringing a global network of renowned industry expertise. At LIVA many of us compete in major competitive and fundraising events, the long lists includes dualthons & triathlons, Tough Mudder & Warrior Dash, climbing Mt. Ajusco, Mexico, as well as, selfless participation in Ride's to Conquer Cancer, The Big Move Cancer Ride, 24hr Battle in the Saddle, to name a few. These ARE the people helping to change lives in Niagara and beyond.
A Chiropractor for 15 years with a background in competitive figure skating, touring professionally with Walt Disney World on Ice and coaching amateur figure skaters, she has always had a passion for activity. Participating in track & field, playing soccer and learning ballet to enhance her figure skating artistic programs, she has always enjoyed the physical and mental challenge of working out and training. She spent several years (2000-2005) traveling internationally, volunteering her chiropractic services at numerous IronMan Triathlon competitions where her curiosity about cycling, running and training peaked.
"I was introduced to spinning classes in 2006 and was immediately hooked"...at that point I was unsure why. Was it the music? Was it time spent with friends? Was it the results I was seeing? But of course it was all of the above. After each class I would get a high that I continue to strive to obtain today.
Building on various coaching certifications such as NCCP level 1 & 2 Technical Figure Skating and Olympic Weightlifting + NCCP level 1, 2, 3 Theory, Certifications with both Johnny G Madd Dog Athletics and Reebok spinning and cycle fitness courses, she is a lifelong student. Her career development is on-going. She recently obtained further certification from New York City including ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer (2013) www.issaonline.edu and completion of The Masters of Fitness Design Program (2014), which includes Class Principles Part 1 & 2, Client Care, Muscle Mastery and Nutritional Design. - www.nystrength.com . This culmination of formal education and experience in the fields of Health and Fitness sets her apart as an innovative leader in the industry. She has had the privilege for the past 7 years of spreading her passion for fitness through her two previously shared facilities within her community, i.e., The rEvolution (2007-2014) and Spin-Doctor (2010-2013). Working as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, fitness instructor, personal training specialist, indoor cycling instructor, and motivational coach - she has helped , mentored, and supported many patients and clients through individual programs, keeping them motivated and focused on their own personal health, wellness and fitness goals. Leading many to be inspired to become certified instructors and some to even open up their own studios!
Joanne is excited about this new chapter in her professional life. By exuding relentless passion and positive attitude, she will help everyone achieve their health and fitness goals. She always looks forward to teaching and leading classes providing various healthful tidbits along the way. Joanne's class will be representative of her abilities on and off the saddle. This girl is intense and means business! She crushes hills and eats other cyclists alive. Having faced relentless challenges and numerous adversities her success is a testament to discipline, hard work and perseverance, which will surely be the mantra of her new clinic/studio. So, expect nothing less than perfect devotion from the real "Spin Doctor"!
Melissa is a Thorold girl at heart who likes to get down and dirty on the spin bike. Don't let this sweet girl surprise you- she crushes other cyclists on the hills and her determination is sure to spark your fitness goals. She works hard but likes to have fun. Only bring your A game to her classes! She loves the long climbs and the fast downhills. A true inspiration to all MOM's wanting to get back into the saddle.
Lisa found her passion in cycling approximately 8 years ago. After visiting numerous gyms, she found her niche at LIVA where her love for teaching soared. Her dedication for fitness started early in life- running, rowing, and cycling. Lisa teaches Spinning Cycle-Fx and intensive Core classes. She is a fully certified Can Fit Pro Fitness Instructor. Come check out one of her invigorating spin classes- she is sure to leave you breathless!