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CHRIS KURZ - Owner of Dynafit, Listowel

Chris Kurz (Kurzy) has been passionate about fitness since he joined Dynafit at the age of 14. After being a dedicated member for 15 years, his dedication to Dynafit led him to purchase and become the sole owner of the fitness facility. Chris has spent 20 years of his life helping others any way he can through fitness.

To date, he has participated in 3 ultra-marathons raising over $50,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and performed two acts of strength in his Zamboni pull and car carry events at Paddyfest raising over $43,000 for the Listowel Memorial Hospital. Additionally, Chris is involved in multiple other charities in his daily life, including the Listowel Kinsmen Club and Listowel Legion. Chris has proven that his passion for supporting others has no limits. His gym is as supporting and welcoming as he is. His overwhelming kindness and great spirit create a welcoming atmosphere at Dynafit. 

When the Listowel Legionnaires folded in 2015, Kurzy saw an opportunity to once again support his community and realize a dream of owning a sports franchise. The Legionnaires are not only back and entertaining the area's baseball fans, but they are supporting the local Legion Branch, the kids of Listowel Minor Baseball, all the while making upgrades to the legendary John Bell South ballpark.

Kurzy has recently signed on as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the K-W Titans Professional Basketball Team. A role he shares with fellow dynafit staff member Cory George

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer
  • First Aid, CPR &AED
  • Level III Hockey Training
  • 20 Years of Weight Lifting Experience

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TAM HAMILTON - Manager

Tam has over 8 years working in the industry, plus 4 years working with the Laurier Athletic Therapy team, and Kinesiology research department. She has a lifelong love of sports, including swimming, hockey, and soccer, and most recently ball hockey.

Tam enjoys working with clients of all walks of life, and has experience working with degenerative diseases and injury rehabilitation.

Tam is available for daytime and limited early morning and evening appointments.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO)
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • East to West Yoga Exercise Specialist
  • Pre & Post Natal Specialist

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CORY GEORGE - Personal Trainer & Strength Coach of the Listowel Legionnaires

Cory has been a trainer since 2013 and is passionate about functional movement techniques, creating and maintaining proper posture and injury prevention/rehabilitation.
Cory has participated in a variety of sports throughout his life including soccer, hockey, volleyball and golf. Cory enjoys working with athletes and teams of all ages and making them better on and off the playing field.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • BSc. Sports Studies
  • Fitness & Health Promotion
  • Certified Personal Trainer

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BRAYDEN PELLETT - Personal Trainer

Brayden has over 4 years experience as a trainer, and a lifetime of sports movement and participation, mainly hockey and track & field.

He is a calm, level-headed trainer. He pushes his clients with a giant smile and cool demeanor. 

Brayden is available for daytime and evening appointments.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certified Personal Trainer
  • Conestoga College Fitness & Health Promotion

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LAURA SCHINBEIN- Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor

Laura has over 13 years experience as an instructor and trainer and a lifetime sports enthusiast. She brought home a 2nd place finish in her first ever body building competition, several years ago.

Laura is a busy Mom of 2 and is passionate about exercise and the benefits that can be gained through regular activity. She motivates her clients to challenge themselves through functional movement patterns and strength building exercises. Laura has experience working with individuals of all ages.

Laura is available for morning and afternoon appointments.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • Can Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
  • Can Fit Pro Pre & Post Natal Certified
  • Cycling Instructor

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LYN VEITCH - Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor & Running Coach

 

Coach Lyn is a seasoned gym rat that provides captivating and creative programs for her clients. She is eager to adapt the program to suit the needs of her clients. She provides supportive feedback and encourages her clients to progress outside their comfort zone. Lyn is a great motivator who meets people where they’re at on their journey. Her clients describe her as compassionate, creative, quirky, competitive and inspiring. Lyn loves coaching runners from beginners to ultra runners, track runners, cross country runners and everything in between. 

Lyn is available for morning, daytime and evening appointments.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • Marathon Coach
  • Personal Training
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • First Aid & CPR

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JESSICA ELIASON - Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor

Jessica has over 7 years of experience working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.  She is a well-rounded trainer who has worked with everyone from athletes, seniors, pre and post natal clients and everyone in between.  Jessica also has 2 years of experience as a cardiac rehabilitation supervisor, helping clients recover and exercise in a safe, monitored environment.

Jessica is passionate about sharing the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle, and would love to help you get started on your fitness journey today.

Jessica is available for morning, afternoon and evening appointments.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • BSc Kinesiology
  • Can Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR

 


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MARI-ANNE TINHOLT - Host

Mari-Anne has been a member of Dynafit for almost 20 years, and has been a employee here for over 15 of those. She enjoys the positive, and encouraging atmosphere that welcomes health enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. 

In her spare time, she enjoys staying active and especially enjoys skiing in the winter. Looking back over her years here at Dynafit, Mari-Anne can see the benefits of exercise, not just for herself, but also for the many members that she has met over the years. Exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older. As the old saying goes, "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live in." 


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BRAYDEN GINGRICH

Brayden is a young entrepreneur with a passion for film production and for fitness. Brayden has been inspired while at the gym by many of our staff members and fitness members. Brayden is excited to be working with Dynafit to create videos and ensure an excellent member experience for all members. 


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SANDRA LEARY - Licensed Zumba Instructor

Sandra Leary has a love for music and dancing, so it was no surprise that she was hooked after taking one Zumba® class! Sandra danced her way from the back corner to the front row before deciding to take the training to become a licensed Zumba® instructor.

Her hard work and dedication paid off and she began teaching up to 5 classes per week. After a move from Ohio back to Ontario, Sandra joined the Dynafit team to bring the Latin sensation to a new group of students. Constant updating of routines and bringing in new music means that you will never get bored. 

Not only will you get a good workout in Sandra’s class, but you will also have fun! No dancing experience required…just show up and expect to have a great time. You will leave class wanting more!



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CRYSTAL HAMMELL - Certified Pilates Instructor

Crystal has been an active Pilates attendee for several years. In 2014 she completed her Pilates instructor training and recently added pre- and post- natal Pilates training. Personally, Crystal feels it has helped with her posture, flexibility, and getting a stronger core and believes that with all of the possible modifications and variations to the standing and mat poses that it can be a safe and effective workout for everyone.

[ CERTIFICATIONS ]

  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Pre- and Post- Natal Pilates Certified

MAINTENANCE CREW

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DIMA

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MATT

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DARYL