personal TRAINers

Meet our TRAINERs


Director of Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer


Although originally from the area Karen taught overseas for over 10 years and worked at an International Medical Recruitment company in Toronto for 7 years.  She has combined her teaching and business skills with her passion for physical fitness.  She has a versatile approach to personal training which will help to ensure every program is effective and tailored to each individual’s specific requirements.  Karen’s clientele includes beginners and athletes, people wanting to gain strength, rehab an injury or lose weight.  She believes that making positive & realistic lifestyle changes will endure and improve quality of life.   Karen promotes a balanced and sustainable lifestyle.  She is passionate about helping others and remaining current in an industry that is constantly changing. 




Certified Personal Trainer


Charmaine is passionate about fitness and realistic nutrition.  She believes people should evolve and so should their workout. She strives to make her client’s training experiences challenging, effective and fun.  Charmaine believes that improving your health and fitness can improve your quality of life both physically and mentally.  When she is not working out in the gym or at a class, Charmaine can usually be found with her grandchildren.  As your trainer, Charmaine says "I challenge you to lay all your excuses aside and together we will achieve your goals." 





Jeff Virgo

Certified Personal Trainer, Indoor Group Cycle Certified


Jeff Virgo served 5 years in the Canadian Armed forces with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). While on duty Jeff suffered spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting in paralysis from the waist down. With extensive rehabilitation & hard work Jeff regain the ability to walk again. He has enjoyed many experiences post injury from being one of the Torch Barriers for the Parapan American Games in Toronto, completing in two Invictus Games (UK in 2014 and Orlando in 2016) for wounded warriors of allied nations, as well has raced in sprint kayak over the last 3 years. Jeff has also work with youth as Program Manager at multi sports camp in Quebec, from coaching soccer and being advocate for accessibility & being active.  As a fitness instructor & personal trainer at Lakeshore Recreation his persistence, positive attitude and sense of humour have made him popular with other members.  Jeff is very active with youth soccer in Saugeen Shores as a coach and member of the executive.  This fall Jeff will be in Toronto for the 3rd Invictus Games as Ambassador& Supporter of the games.

brian currie

Certified Personal Trainer

Strength and Condition Coach - NSCA, Fitness and Health Promotion -Niagara College

Brian has spent the last 7 years working in the fitness industry after years of travelling and working in the entertainment industry. He has worked as a Personal Trainer for various fitness clubs including most recently, a Coach at 'Fit Body Boot Camp' in Oakville. Brian also has experience developing and implementing children's fitness programs. His travels prior to joining the fitness industry included working with Celebrity Cruises out of Miami and playing In-Line Roller Hockey in the United States. Originally from the area, he has settled back in Saugeen Shores and has taken a position with Supreme Pharmaceuticals/7 Acres. His goal as a trainer/coach is to not only help people find the physical strength and fitness in themselves, but as well their mental strength and confidence.


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