Instructors 2019-08-21T15:30:14+00:00

Lynn McNames — Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor

Lynn McNames is a special commodity at Perth Physiotherapy. A certified Can Fit Pro personal trainer, Lynn has been working with clients to help them reach their fitness and health goals since 2009. She’s also a pre- and post-natal trainer while also providing strength training plans for ½ marathon runners, nutritional counselling and leading seniors’ exercise workshops. At the Perth Physiotherapy Fitness Studio, she’ll also be leading some of our indoor cycling, TRX suspension training and HIIT exercise classes. See what we mean? Lynn is a familiar and welcoming face at our Fitness Studio.

I have just finished an eight-week cardio strength training session with Lynn.   I had a blast!  Lynn is friendly, professional and makes everyone feel instantly at ease.  No matter your skill level, Lynn will ensure you get the best workout for you in a fun, energy-filled atmosphere.   Lynn makes safety a priority and will tailor the class to you and your needs.  The best part are the results!   I felt stronger after every class.  Each week I saw improvement!  Whether your goal is weight loss, increasing strength, improving Cardio or all of the above, Lynn will help you get there and celebrate your successes along the way. Can’t say enough good things about Lynn and her classes. She’s the bomb!

Cara McNamee

Matt Rice — Group Exercise Instructor

A practising physiotherapist, Matt Rice has taken his knowledge to the next level inside the Perth Physiotherapy Wellness Centre and Fitness Studio. When he’s not working with clients in the physiotherapy wellness centre, Matt will be teaching some early-morning classes in the fitness studio, so our early birds can expect variety in their workout program. A certified TRX Suspension Training and Schwinn Indoor Cycling instructor, Matt will lead some fun and energizing classes while promoting correct body mechanics as he’s a stickler for proper technique. You’ll enjoy his friendly and welcoming demeanour while he pushes you to reach your next-fitness-level goal.

Matt leads our youth sports camp programs like Foundations and Essentials. By using his experience as an athlete and knowledge as a physiotherapist, he is able to program and implement an excellent variety of workout programs for youth. Recently, Matt completed the requirements to be a NSPA Speed & Agility Coach.

Catherine Ball — Pilates Instructor

Catherine first started teaching Pilates classes after learning about its benefits as part of rehabilitation post low back injuries. A STOTT-trained Pilates instructor, Catherine’s been leading Pilates classes since 2009. She enjoys helping clients transition from physiotherapy treatments to the exercise world, and Pilates is a great stepping stone for that next step. She’s also a TRX-certified instructor. Catherine’s been working with nationally competing athletes including Saltos Athletes and Arts in Motion dancers to help them build stability and prevent injury. At the Perth Physiotherapy Fitness Studio, Catherine plans to offer combined classes which will include Pilates, TRX and fascial release with the use of foam rollers and Yoga Tune-Up balls.

At any stage of life, and especially as you get older, it is important to maintain balance, strength, flexibility and joint mobility in order to maintain everyday living activities. Catherine’s Pilates classes work on all of these areas. Her background training as a physiotherapist allows her to instruct in proper technique and she provides variations of the exercises to accommodate all levels.

Lana March–Retired Physical Education Teacher

Lee-Ann Dyke — Yoga Instructor

Lee-Ann Dyke has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and has turned that practice into instruction.

Lee-Ann has completed the Yoga Alliance Certification and her training is Forrest-Yoga based. This practice pays attention to alignment and use of props while focusing on building core strength and incorporates the heat and flowing sequences of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Lee-Ann’s love for yoga occurred to act as a complement to running (she’s a Boston Marathon Qualifier!), and she believes that by stretching, strengthening and being in tune with our bodies, we can live our fullest, healthiest lives.

Peter Sims — Indoor Cycling Instructor

If you haven’t taken an indoor cycling class from Peter Sims, then you’re missing out. He’s a stand-up guy who works you hard in class, but designing the program for all abilities. A certified indoor cycling instructor, Peter has been teaching classes since 1999 in Ottawa, Smiths Falls and Perth. What’s his specialty? His music. Definitely his music. Peter has more than 400 songs on his playlist, and they range from epic rock songs to slow and steady ballads from all decades. You never know what song will pop up next in class, and it makes the sweat session fly by.

Cheerful instruction and challenging routines make Peter’s classes lively and invigorating, whether you’re a novice or an expert. Who knew sweating could be so much fun?!

Sheila Globus

Shauna Marshall — Group Exercise Instructor

After establishing her own healthy eating and exercise lifestyle, Shauna became a Certified Fitness Instructor in 2017 with Can Fit Pro. Shauna has worked as a police for 20 years, and after being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, discovered that exercise played a huge role in her recovery. She now wants to share those benefits with others.

Shauna whole heartedly supports her class participants in achieving their own goals and can safely modify each exercise to suit individual needs.

Caroline Collard — Pilates Instructor

Caroline started teaching Pilates in 2011 after realizing first-hand the many benefits of practicing Pilates as part of her own health and fitness lifestyle.  Being active has been a way of life since her childhood and following her degree at the Royal Military College of Canada she pursued a number of qualifications to broaden her health and fitness knowledge.  She qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist with the UK’s London School of Sports Massage in 1998 and as a Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2005. Caroline is a STOTT-trained Pilates instructor who has had the benefit of continuing her training over the years in Arizona, Florida and the United Kingdom. She has recently moved to Perth and looks forward to helping clients realize how Pilates can greatly enhance everything from simple every day activities to the specific demands of hobbies and sports endeavours at all levels!

Gerry Salisbury — Group Exercise Instructor

Leading a Spin-TRX combo class is a natural fit for Gerry, he has always been passionate about fitness and holds a Masters Degree in Education, where he focused his studies on 21st Century Learning and Leadership. After taking part in many classes, Gerry consolidated his skills by completing his Spinning Certification with Madd Dog Athletics and TRX Suspension Trainer Certification from TRX.

Transitioning from the bike to the TRX frame makes for the ideal combination class, after a solid spin you are warmed up and ready to strengthen your whole body. Gerry brings a high level of professionalism to every class, he ensures quality movements and enjoys creating a fun and positive learning environment for every participant. He is ready to get you moving too!

Julie Atack — Pilates Instructor

Since completing the STOTT Essential and Intermediate Mat Work Training in Toronto, Julie has brought her personal passion for Pilates to the Fitness Studio. The benefits of Pilates were personally discovered after her own journey through chronic pain and a back injury, and now Julie is excited to continue her learning with Reformer certification.

With a background in health care, including graduation from KLC College in 2011 as a Physiotherapy Assistant, the progression into a Pilates Instructor has been a natural fit. Julie wants to help other people experience the same advancement to good health as she did, by steadily building a body up from the inside out. As Joseph Pilates said, “In 10 sessions, you feel better, 20 sessions you look better, 30 sessions you have a completely new body”.

Madelyne Neil — Group Fitness Instructor

Madelyne is no stranger to the fitness world as she has been hanging out in gyms since she was 12 years old. For 6 years she represented Canada at international competitions as a member of the Saltos Athletics Aerobic Gymnastics Team. Madelyne continues to coach the competitive Saltos gymnasts with a focus on strength and conditioning training and she now bring her passion for physical fitness to our Studio.
An eye for detail and correct completion of each exercise has been honed through her work as an artistic, execution and difficult judge at national aerobic gymnastics competitions. Madelyne holds a diploma in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistance and has a great knowledge of injures and how to adapt each exercise to those recovery from an injury.