Meet The Team

General Manager
/Athletic Therapist

Chris Grolla

Chris is a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
He received his Bachelor of Applied Health Science from Sheridan College (2008), and continued his education at Indiana State University, earning a Masters of Science in Athletic Training (2010).
Chris has been practicing for over 10 years, and has developed a focus around educating, preventing, and rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions, empowering his clients to be independant and engaged in the maintenance or improvement of their healthy active lifestyle.
Joseph Llywelyn Clark

Assistant General Manager

Joe Clark
Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach
ISSA Strength & Conditioning Coach
Extended National Diploma, Level 3 – Stratford Upon Avon College, U.K
Level 2 NVQ – Professional Cookery
CPR, AED and First Aid Certified
My passion for fitness started with running, by competing in 10 kilometer races in England. In more recent years, my focus has shifted to resistance training, which continues to be my primary discipline. I have a deep interest in health and fitness, and am always trying to expand my knowledge of the subject. I am currently studying a bachelors degree in sport and exercise science.

 

 

Gillian House

Membership Services Representative

 

Gillian House
Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
CPR-C, AED and First Aid Certified

Gillian has been an athlete for most of her life, competing provincially, nationally and internationally in track and field/cross-country running, and provincially and internationally in volleyball. When you have a question about training for running, come see Gillian at the front desk and she will be happy to help!
Travis Hennessey

Custodian

Travis Hennessey 

My name is Travis Hennessey. I am 27 years old. I have been working out since the age of 13. I have taken a few personal trainers courses through the YMCA
Before working at The Centre I spent six years in the restaurant industry as a cook, but my main passion has always been the fitness industry. I am now in my comfort zone here at The Centre.
Sharing my passion with other people who have goals similar to myself is where I want to be. My job is to make sure the gym stays clean and as safe as possible so everyone can enjoy themselves with no worries in mind.
You can also catch me working out all though the week so don’t be afraid to introduce yourself.
Lindsey O'Neill

Membership Services Representative

Lindsey O’Neill

Health and fitness has been a passion of mine for quite some time, and I knew it was something I wanted to pursue as a profession. I’ve completed a BSc in Kinesiology at Waterloo University, a MSc in Health and Rehab Science at Western University, and an MSc in Physiotherapy at Brunel University in England. I am currently in the process of preparing for my physiotherapy board exams and I cannot wait to start practicing.
I’ve had a great passion for sports all my life and I was lucky enough to play 5 years of varsity hockey during my studies at Waterloo and Western, as well as overseas in UK when I went to study physiotherapy. I spent many hours in the gym as a varsity athlete learning new ways to work out and perfecting my technique, and it’s something I continue to do on a regular basis to this day. I love sharing the knowledge that I have regarding health and fitness and I am always eager to learn new things.
Gina Vucetic

Personal Trainer

Gina Vucetic

Canfitpro Pro Trainer
Canfitpro personal training specialist
Canfitpro sports nutrition coach
Readers choice award 2016, 2019 ‘Favorite personal trainer’
I’ve been in the industry professionally for over 12 years now. I teach for canfitpro’s academy, educating future trainers, and have adapted with the ongoing changes in this industry.
I love spiders, food, and music- as you will hear when I am teaching class.
I am loud, but friendly. I promise lol
Let’s train together and get you the results you’re looking for.
It’ll be fun, this I promise- as fitness should be taken with a sense of humour, I think personally.
Jenny Wickens

Membership Services Representative

Jenny Wickens

In December 2014  I decided I was going to quit smoking.  I didn’t want to pick up food as most people do so I started going to the gym for the sole purpose of not gaining weight. I fell in love. It became my outlet, and led me to find myself and learn how to push myself in many ways. I ended up losing over 80 lbs by accident on my own through all the activities I fell in love with including hiking up the mountain.  I also started cleaning up my diet which only improved my health and well being even more and fueled my body properly for the activities I enjoyed so much. From then on I have been hooked.  I am always looking for ways to improve my knowledge on fitness and nutrition and improve on my own wellness and health. I have tried many different fitness activities from yoga to hiit to barre to running, and many more. I am excited to continue to learn and hopefully go through training to become a trainer myself one day.
Lauren Parr

Membership Services Representative

Lauren Parr

Prior to joining MVMT I have spent the last 4 years in a Community Outreach role and am now looking forward to easing up on the heartache and embracing the joy and positive energy of the health and wellness industry. My goal is to be a healthy role model for my daughter, just as my mom has been for me. When I’m not working, I can be found outside, on the hiking trails with my family or at the barn hanging out with my faithful pony Remie.”
Jamie Mallais

Yoga Instructor

Jamie Mallais

I discovered yoga in University as a way to decompress after a busy day of classes. After graduating from McMaster, I found myself working in a group home setting where I dealt with many teens working through mental health issues of their own. I practiced yoga before I went to work one day & my co-worker told me that there was something different about me, a glow of sorts. I started to see the connection between yoga & my own mental health and I began to incorporate yoga into the programming of the teens I was working with & noticed there was a difference for them too. ⁠

Wellness Team

Leah Van Dolder

Dietitian
Hi! My extensive training in the science behind nutrition and its connection to health and overall wellness allows me to help clients in a way they can’t manage alone or through an online search.  All services I provide begin with an in-depth review and analysis of your current state of health and personal goals.  Together, we develop a detailed plan that is tailored to your specific requirements.  Then, I act as the coach to help you monitor your progress and overcome challenges so you can achieve your goals. 
I pursued my nutrition education at The University of Western Ontario in London, ON where I graduated with her Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics. I then completed my Dietetic Internship at Hamilton Health Sciences and I’m a member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Consulting Dietitians Network. 
My personal journey to wellness includes lots of outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.  I am not a fan of slaving in the kitchen and therefore I am always trying out new quick and easy recipes. My personal philosophy is that good nutrition should be simple and provide joy and energy in our daily lives.

Chris Grolla

Athletic Therapist
Chris is a Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Athletic Therapist, and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
He received his Bachelor of Applied Health Science from Sheridan College (2008), and continued his education at Indiana State University, earning a Masters of Science in Athletic Training (2010).
Chris has been practicing for over 10 years, and has developed a focus around educating, preventing, and rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions, empowering his clients to be independant and engaged in the maintenance or improvement of their healthy active lifestyle.

Sarah McGall

Physiotherapy Resident

MSc PT, BSc EXS and AT, CAT(C), ATC, CSCS,
Sarah was raised in Owen Sound, Ontario and grew up playing hockey from a young age. Her love for sports and exercise earned her a scholarship to Lindenwood University in St. Charles Missouri, USA. While playing NCAA Division I hockey, Sarah completed two undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science and Athletic Training with a minor in Strength and Conditioning. Sarah went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2020.
When Sarah isn’t at The Centre, she can be found at the rink working with the Collingwood Jr. A Blues. She also enjoys working out, playing any sport with a ball, and hiking with her dog Beau.

All of our trainers are canfitpro certified, which means they’ve been trained in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. They understand that no two bodies are alike and will work with you to ensure you reach your goals.