We recognize the need for diversity, following current trends, and staffing our programs with qualified leaders.

It’s no accident our teaching team is comprised of individuals who have been teaching for many, many years. WE believe experience factors into quality and promotes an enjoyable workout experience.
AT NRC we are committed to offering not just current trends, but being a trend setter here in the tri-cities. Our programming is balanced with attention to standards thus ensuring the workout time you spend with us makes a positive contribution to your life.

Are you thinking of personal training?

Don’t wait to get fit and improve your health, contact our training team today to get started!


Personal training should be just that, personal: a complete focus on your goals. Get the most of your time and effort. Our trainers will keep you inspired and in shape.

By virtue of our smaller, more intimate training rooms, members are not made to feel as though they are on display. This invites a more personal training experience with our professionals.
Your journey to a higher fitness level begins by understanding who you are and what you want to achieve; whether you want to move better, feel better, or look better. Northfield employs a healthy choice of trainers whose education, experience, and specialties afford members diverse training options. Exceed your personal fitness and wellness goals with the guidance of one of our personal trainers.


Do any of the following statements apply to you?

• I don’t have a lot of time to exercise
• I’m just not satisfied with the look of my body
• I would like to start exercising more seriously, but let’s face it – I just don’t know what I’m doing!
• I need to lose a few inches from my waist and hips
• I feel tired and don’t have the energy I used to have
• I’m not sure what I should be eating to get the best results
• I would like to gain some muscle and change my body shape
• I want to get fitter for my sport
• I’ve been told I need to improve my posture

If you can relate to any of these statements, then we will help you get started!

Our Fitness Team

Fitness Coordinator

Jenn Hayden

Education and Certifications:                        

  • BA Social Work
  • CanFit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
  • CanFit Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • YMCA Fitness & Personal Training
  • FOLP (Ontario Fitness Council)
  • CPR- Red Cross

About Jenn:

As the Fitness Coordinator, Jenn’s role is to manage the group fitness and oversees the personal training department.

Jenn prides herself with taking the time to listen, learn and understand what members look for in their fitness program.  Jenn’s professionalism is demonstrated in her pride for her work and the fitness team’s success.  She has adopted the attitude “lead by example.”

Jenn ‘s background in social work and business entrepreneurship  has provided Jenn with  strong communication skills and an outstanding ability to advocate for member’s needs.   Jenn has over 20 years in the fitness industry which has provided her with in-depth knowledge of the importance of healthy living and overall well being.

Jenn started in the fitness industry and a personal trainer then trained and worked predominately as group fitness instructor.  Jenn has worked with a number of clientele groups ranging from Rep boys soccer teams, providing boot camp training and athletic conditioning to aging population providing exercises to enhance their ability to perform routine daily tasks.

Jenn’s passion is health and fitness which is demonstrated by her everyday dedication to help to improve individual’s lifestyles.

Phone:519 884 7020

Personal Trainer

Jay Ruth

Education and Certifications: 

  • Twist Conditioning Sport Conditioning Coach certification
  • Canfitpro Certified PTS & Nutritional/Wellness Counselor
  • NASM Certified Neuromuscular Stretching
  • THSA Certified Nutritional Therapist
  • CPR/First Aid

About Jay:

NFL Camp Attendee – Former Provincial Level Duathlete
I have been involved with fitness and athletics all of my life. I’ve played many sports, specializing in Football, Track, Cross-Country, Tennis, Cycling and Basketball. Being so involved in sports I felt the need to begin weight-training to improve my athletic conditioning. I have been weight-training for over 18 years now. I feel this real life experience helps me immensely when training clients.

When working with clients I like to take the time to get to know them and their fitness goals before I begin. This allows me to design the best program possible for them. I like to focus on functional and practical training, specific for each client’s needs and wants. Whether I am training a competitive athlete, a stay at home mom or a retiree, I am confident that my program designs, nutritional advice and motivational approach will help any client reach their fitness goals!

Specializing in: Fat Loss – Functional Training – Sport Specific/Performance Training – Nutritional Counseling – Core & Posture Strengthening – Bootcamps – Team/Group Training – Tough Mudder/Warrior Dash Specific Training – Flexibility & Balance – Speed & Agility – Youth Training

Phone:519 884 7020

Queen of Pain

Melissa Nobbs

Education and Certifications:

  • Sc. in Health and Human Performance Wellness Promotion
  • CPTN personal training certification
  • Kettle bell certification
  • TRX certification
  • CPR/Red Cross

About Melissa:

Melissa has completed her B.Sc. in Health and Human Performance Wellness Promotion from Austin Peay State University, Where she competed as a scholarship athlete for four years in NCAA Division 1 Track and Field and Cross Country.   Melissa Graduated with “Academic and Athletic All American Honors.”

Melissa also has a background in power skating, figure skating, and is currently training for Duathlons and Triathlons. Melissa’s credentials include a CPTN personal training certification, education in sports psychology and stress management, gold achievement in all figure skating disciplines including: skills, dance, artistic and free skate.  She has over 7 years of personal training experience. Melissa has trained and achieve results for clients in areas of WEIGHT LOSS, strength training, Rehabilitation, along with sport specific training for athletes in sports that include: hockey, lacrosse, figure skating, dance, Volleyball, Rugby, and Running (beginners through Marathoners). Former Trainer of Carlo Benevides of 91.5 the Beat Morning show.

“I believe everyone has something to gain from feeling like their best version of themselves. You may live in many homes, drive multiple vehicles in a lifetime but you will only have one body.   You are more than worth investing in yourself and in your future; take care of your temple.”

Phone:519 884 7020

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Phone:519 884 7020

Personal Trainer

Carol Jongerius

Education and Certifications:

  • CanFit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
  • CanFit Pro Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
  • Keiser & Reebok Certified Spinning Instructor
  • Twist Conditioning Bosu Specialist
  • YMCA Group Fitness Specialist
  • YMCA Weight Trainer

About Carol:

Carol is a seasoned pro in the fitness business. She’s been actively training for more than 15 years and is a firm believer in the benefits of daily exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Her specialties include 1-on-1 training, small group training as well as indoor cycling. She is a great communicator and motivator which she continually exhibits in her athletic conditioning classes.

Carol leads by example by being an avid outdoor cyclist and by regularly participating in many different types of classes, her favourite now being yoga. She preaches that it is important to do as many different activities as possible to stay motivated and injury free.

Carol’s fitness motto is “A Day Without Exercise is Like a Day Without Sunshine.” Fitness is for life, not a two week or two year commitment. To stay updated on all new fitness trends, Carol regularly attends conferences and seminars wherever possible.

Phone:519 884 7020

Personal Trainer

Landon Cowieson

Education and Certifications: 

  • A in Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Personal Training Specialist (CanFitPro)
  • Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level HCP
  • Emergency First Aid, CPR A & AED

About Landon:

Landon has completed his B.A. in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he actively participated both as a coach and player in a variety of recreational sports, while excelling in human physiology, sports nutrition, as well as risk and injury assessment and prevention. Landon is passionate about sport performance conditioning, nutrition, and increasing functional/practical movement efficiency.

Landon has spent many years involved in active settings, belonging to various competitive sports teams like soccer, basketball, and volleyball as well as coaching both youth and adult teams. He has a strong passion for overall health and wellness within his everyday routine, and hopes to share his passion with his clients. Landon aspires to help others set and execute their short and long-term goals while tailoring a realistic fitness program that provides the framework and knowledge to better themselves.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Phone:519 884 7020