MEET OUR TEAM
Certifications: Bachelor of Commerce
Sahar’s entire life she loved creating, designing and inspiring others. Always having an urge to go out and do something but being stuck in School, she began creating through social media! Before she knew it she was a Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger and developed connections with companies all over the world. She began working at the Saint Mary’s University Gym while in school studying a Bachelor of Commerce and started to learn more about fitness. All these things finally led her to find a perfect combination of the both! Becoming Marketing Manager at World Gym has given her more than she could have ever imagined. Everyday is a new experience, a new challenge and the learning never stops! “I can’t believe that I managed to find such a loving, supportive team so early on in my career.”
Experience: 10+ Customer Service
Experience: 10+ Cleaning
Experience: 15 years +
Certifications: ISSA, First Aid & CPR AED
Specialitie(s): Strength & Conditioning Specialist, IFBB Pro
Jonni may be best known as an IFBB Pro but he’s also a father, musician and ex-football player. Jonni has over 15 shows under his belt including Canadian Nationals where he won overall Super Heavy Weight and Best Poser to claim the title of Mr. Canada. Jonni has inspired many to follow in his footsteps which lead him to coach many other successful competitors. Jonni’s heart is in the gym and through commitment, dedication and perseverance he knows anyone is capable of meeting their goals whether it be on stage or everyday life.
Experience: 10+ years
Certifications: FIS Canfitpro, ISSA, AFAA, CPR & AED
Nermeen’s passion and drive for fitness originates from her own journey after having two kids. Since falling in love with fitness herself, she understands the struggles and hesitations faced when diving into any new journey. She has set out on a mission to help others begin their journey and overcome any obstacles they may be facing. Nermeen has also created an epic and unique cardio-kickboxing workout that will get your heart pumping! She believes fitness shouldn’t be a chore but something you look forward to and strives to make it as fun as possible.
Certifications: CPTN,CSCS, BSc Kinesiology
Aaron is a certified Personal Trainer through the Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN). Graduating from St. Francis Xavier University with a BSc in Kinesiology with a minor in Human Nutrition. With 8 years of personal training experience, Aaron has gained a repertoire of skills and techniques to accommodate anyone’s fitness goals. Having trained upwards of one hundred clients of various ages, throughout his career. Including individuals seeking fat loss, muscle gain, post-injury and competition prep. Aaron’s discipline, dedication and passion for fitness carries into his personal life, as he has competed and coached at a national level as a powerlifter with in the Canadian Powerlifting Federation.
Certifications: Personal Training Specialist CanFitPro, CPR A
Specialitie(s): Strength training, Core, HIIT
Zarah has been involved in fitness long before she moved to Halifax from England five years ago. She is a certified Personal Training Specialist through CanFitPro. She has a passion for core and strength training, among many others. Zarah favourite spectator sport is “Football” (aka Soccer) Zarah’s energy will keep you motivated for achieving your goals and changing your lifestyle for the better!
Experience: 3 + years
Certifications: Certified Exercise Physiologist
Joy is a Kinesiology graduate and former basketball player from Acadia University, where she concentrated in Exercise Science & Training as well as Athletic Therapy & Rehabilitation. With her athletic and practicum-based background Joy is fond of using movement as medicine as well as creating a strong foundation through strength training. As a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Joy works within Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Oncology and Clinical Research Service Departments where she enhances her knowledge to assess, design and implement safe behaviour modifications and training protocols to better an individual’s quality of life.
Mason Thomas Mantell
Experience: 2 + Years
Certifications: ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, First Aid & CPR AED
Mason’s fitness journey started at a very young age when he attended his older brother’s first power lifting meet at the age of 11. From that point on if he wasn’t playing sports or working out he was reading about it. He would save lunch & chore money to buy fitness books, magazines and workout equipment. He joined the Wrestling team at his Ontario high school in 2004 until returning home to Nova Scotia in 2006. Once back in Nova Scotia Mason spent a short time on the football team at Dartmouth high school where he says he realized he was more interested in the training than the actual game itself. Fast-forward he found fitness again and was able to pull himself out of some low places. This is when it became a lifestyle. Being older and more experienced he was able to channel his re-born passion into a literal life-changing transformation (physically & mentally). Documenting his journey on social media he had accumulated a decent following, motivated a lot of people and ultimately decided to make helping others better themselves his life’s mission.
Certifications: BComm, PN1
Anita is a Certified Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. Anita’s interest in healthy food and nutrition began over a decade ago after seeing her naturopathic doctor to help her skin condition and overall health. She is fascinated by how food and nutrients affect the body, our overall well being and lifestyle. She loves to share her passion and excitement for food, helping others gain awareness of nutrition and take control of their health and wellness!! Our lives are busy and Anita understands this, being a wife, a stepmother of two wonderful children, an entrepreneur and a gym fanatic. Anita has been physically active her entire life, playing a variety of competitive sports and now spends 5-7 days a week doing strength and functional training. She believes that it is best to find the foods and nutrition guidelines that fits your lifestyle. Anita will work with you to customize an individual nutrition and wellness plan to create a strategy to implement and maintain healthy habits. She will be here to assist and guide you along the way to whole life wellness! Let’s get started!!
Experience: 1+ Years
Certifications: CanfitPro PT Specialist, CPR & AED
Chuck completed his PTS certificate through Canfitpro in April 2020. Before that Chuck was a memeber of the Canadian Armed Forces for over 10 yesrd. He also attained 2 gold medals in his first Men’s Physique competition in March of 2019 (Halifax Natural Show) He is a father who’s sons are highly active in sports. Fitness has become a way of Life for Chuck, and everyday he strives to improve not only himself but those who are around him. He wants to help as many people as he can in attaining their own indidvidual goals.
Experience: 10+ Years
Certifications: MSc. Human Movement Science, Bsc Physical Education, PT & RT NSFA, Adavanced Pilates VOLL, CPR/AED
Amanda is a highly motivated and skilled kinesiologist with over 10 years of experience in professional sports coaching and Pilates training. She felt the need to keep studying to understand how the human body responds to exercise, so she went ahead and completed her Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences. Amanda has a passion for exercises that challenge your whole body and your core and strength training in general. Fun fact: Amanda has a personal athletic record as a roller figure skater of winning regional and national championships and competing in the world championship in Brazil, 2011. When putting together her knowledge and her love for figure skating, Amanda developed and implemented a conditioning program especially for that modality. In 2015 she prepared 11 athletes for an international competition, in which 7 out of 11 skaters achieved 1st, 2nd and 3rd places among 755 competitors.
Experience: 9+ Years
Certifications: CanFitPro PTS, CrossFit L1, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, DTS LeanBody Coach
Chris’ personal journey with fitness has seen him go from scrawny high school kid to overweight college student to stressed out professional, all the while using fitness to find his way and overcome all of those challenges. This love and appreciation of fitness led Chris to become a certified Fitness Coach in 2011. His passion lies in helping others find their best life through fitness and showing others that there is an athlete inside all of us.
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Jessica is motivated by her kids to make a change to live a better lifestyle. Everyone has opened their arms and made this gym a home enviroment. "Everyone comes in with different goals and different stories and I'm inspired by every single one of them."
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