INSTRUCTORS

TRIONA HARROP
OWNER, INSTRUCTOR

A born fitness enthusiast from a very early age, dancing and movement was an innate way of expression.  Inspired by the clients that she works with, she guides and witnesses their true potential as they progress on their personal journey.  her education & certification includes: Stott Pilates Instructor, Mat & Reformer, Baron Baptiste Yoga Certified Instructor, Certified Hot Yoga Instructor, Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor and retired professional dancer.  Triona teaches Hot Yoga, Yin, Core, Flow, Pilates, Reformer and Hot Athletica.

ROB DICKSON
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE & RECONDITIONING

Rob has been following his passion over the last 15 years as a personal trainer.  It was suggest to him as a youth to pursue a career in the fitness industry after he displayed such passion for fitness and sports.  Rob graduated University with a BSc in Human Kinetics and a minor in Nutrition. Rob is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and a canfitpro PRO TRAINER.  Originally from Nova Scotia, Rob spent much of his career in Calgary where he worked in various roles in the fitness industry.  In addition to personal training, he took on positions as Strength and Conditioning Director, Program Manager, General Manager and Director of Club Operations before moving back to the east coast.  Now back in the Maritimes Rob spends his time coaching clients, teaching and certifying the next generation of personal trainers and nutritionists, writing, lecturing and, of course, spending time with his wife and two kids.

JESSICA GILLIS
INSTRUCTOR

Jessica began her fitness journey a decade ago as a participant and immediately became hooked on the euphoria she felt by leading an active lifestyle.

 Always in pursuit of a challenge, Jessica has completed numerous road races, including five half marathons and a triathlon with no intent of slowing down.  In 2013, with the goal of sharing her passion for fitness with others, Jessica completed the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification with the Canadian Fitness Professionals Association (canfitpro) and has been instructing group fitness classes ever since.

 Jessica believes that physical fitness is the key to longevity as it equips us with the confidence, determination and power needed to conquer any challenge - whether it be mental or physical.  She is very excited to join the Dynamic team to lead her all-time favorite class - Hot Athletica!

DAVID ELI MACEACHERN,
INSTRUCTOR

Dave is a 3-time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist.  He's also been inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.  He launched his first sport performance company over a decade ago and now operates Dynamic Fitness.  Starting with his first location in his hometown of Charlottetown, the Dynamic brand has now grown to 3 locations including Moncton and Fredericton.  Dave's expertise in athletic conditioning has influenced many classes at Dynamic Fitness including Hot Athletica, ESA Training, and the Eli Sport Young Athlete Program.

HALEY SHEPHERD 
INSTRUCTOR

Haley holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics (Kinesiology) from Saint Francis Xavier University and MSc in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen Scotland.  While undergoing the Canadian licensing process to practice physiotherapy in Canada, Haley is working as a Kinesiologist at Sports Centre Physiotherapy and Hurricanes Physiotherapy where she works directly with varsity teams on game days while also seeing clients day to day in the clinic. On top of everything on her plate, Haley teaches Hot Athletica each week where she always has a bangin' playlist

 

She has a strong background in athletics from playing hockey since the age of 5 in the Antigonish Minor Hockey Association before going on to play varsity hockey with the Saint Francis Xavier X-Women.  Outside work, Haley is heavily involved with Standardbred Race horses.

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SAM GERBIG
DIRECTOR OF FITNESS AND PROMOTION, INSTRUCTOR

Sam became involved in fitness through her sport specific training throughout the past decade. Falling in love with the training component, not only brought her volleyball career to the next level, but also inspired her career choice to become a certified personal trainer (CanFit Pro & Fitness NB) and acquired a diploma in Kinesiology from Holland College. 

Sam also has a love of marketing that was found with her time working towards her diploma in Business Management which is why she not only teaches classes but is in charge of marketing and promotions for Infrared and Eli Sport. 

Sam teaches HIIT classes (Athletica & Hot Athletica), Hot Core and is an Eli Sport trainer that offers individual and group private training. 

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KATE FORGET
INSTRUCTOR

I was born and raised in Southern Ontario. During my youth, I figure skated competitively for many years. After graduating high-school I spent approximately 7 years as Hairstylist and Barber. Then, my husband and I moved to Northern Ontario where I came back to figure skating as a Coach for 3 years. During this time, yoga was becoming increasingly important to maintain both my physical health and well being. Our new life journey brought us to The Gentle Island in 2017. I soon started Yoga Teacher Training with the Maritime Yoga College and graduated in May of 2018. Since then, I’ve worked at a few studios and have been doing some volunteer yoga as well. The people of Prince Edward Island have been so welcoming and I’d like to thank everyone involved in encouraging me to pursue my yoga dreams. I look forward to seeing you atInfrared!