Jennifer Poirier.JPG Jennifer Poirier (Manager)

After graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2000, Jenn obtained a degree in Education and worked as a secondary school teacher before realizing that the fitness industry was her true passion. She has been the General Manager at PUSH since it opened in 2003, and has continued to build her repertoire in the exercise sciences with certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as both a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer. Aside from personal training Jenn incorporates her teaching skills into leading group fitness classes such as BOSU, Core Conditioning, and the very popular Work It! Circuit class.

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Kerry Timko.JPG Kerry Timko (Head Trainer)

Kerry has been the head trainer at PUSH since its opening in 2003 and has worked with a variety of clients from off season NHL hockey players to recruits for the fire, police and paramedic departments as well as administering fitness appraisals for various industry professions.

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Derek.JPG Derek Wrzecionek

Over the last 9 years, I have trained close to 1,000 people between the ages of 15 to 81. These people include sedentary individuals who were unfamiliar with the gym environment, all the way up to elite level athletes from such organizations as the OHL, Canadian University Varsity Athletic Teams (OUA/CIS), and Division 1, 2, and 3 American College and University Athletic Teams (NCAA). I have worked in the physiotherapy/ rehabilitation field since 1999 and have worked with people suffering from WSIB claims, MVA claims, and people who have suffered major cardiac issues and are going through the cardiac rehabilitation program at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre.

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Andre Vaillant Andre Vaillant

Since 2011 Andre has been a certified personal and group fitness trainer, helping his clients reach their specific goals and educating them on their journey to achieving a health and fit lifestyle. He has worked with a wide range of people with many different goals, from athletes to injury rehabilitation/strengthening and clients with weight loss/weight gain goals. Apart from individual training Andre has also instructed many fitness classes over the years, such as HIIT, tabata, Strength and conditioning, spinning, crossfit, boot camps, kickboxing, and many others goal specific classes.

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Cam Carlin Cam Carlin

Cam joined the PUSH family six years ago while studying Kinesiology at Lakehead University. Since then, he has successfully obtained the designation of Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Shortly after beginning his career in the health and fitness industry, he started his own company called Kore Fitness. He has also become an FMS certified exercise professional (Functional Movement System Levels 1 & 2). This has become a huge part of his pedagogy as a personal trainer because the FMS allows him to utilize a uniform approach to assessing fundamental movement, uncovering asymmetries and limitations, which, furthers his ability to develop corrective exercise programs for his clients.

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Jen Bell Jen Bell

Jen Bell is both a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at PUSH Fitness Center. She is passionate about educating, empowering and motivating her clients through physical fitness in a safe and fun environment. She has experience working with all types of clients from beginners, post-rehabilitation clients and conditioned athletes. Jen strongly believes in a balanced active lifestyle to help her clients reach their optimal physical and mental wellbeing. She offers individual, small group and team training sessions.

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PUSH is located in the heart of Thunder Bay - close to Lakehead University, Confederation College, and many businesses. We are proud to provide all the amenities required to keep you motivated to come in!



406 Fort William Rd,
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 2Z3, Canada