ABOUT AIM Fitness
HOW WE STARTED:
Meg Stickl has worked with seniors since she was 12 years old, but never did she imagine that she’d be running a full-time fitness business serving seniors worldwide!
Meg started her fitness journey while studying Psychology and Gerontology at the University of Ottawa. She taught part-time fitness classes for seniors. She considered fitness to be her “fun job” and she looked forward to her weekly classes.
After university, Meg got a job working in recreation at a retirement residence. Over the 3 years there, Meg noticed that many of the seniors she met had been active their whole lives while others had been quite sedentary. She saw that many seniors wanted to have better health in order to live a more independent life. Unfortunately, for many it was too late. Meg saw that there was a huge need to help younger seniors and those who were still living at home to be in their best shape, so that they could choose where they wanted to live, carry on with their hobbies, and maintain their independence into their later years.
Meg started AIM Fitness in 2013 with the goal to help as many seniors as possible regain strength, improve mobility and to feel empowered to live their best lives! Meg’s mission is to help Adults 50+ worldwide and to encourage them to build simple fitness habits that will lead them to healthier lives.
CEO, Founder, Senior’s Fitness Expert, Certified Personal Trainer
Meg grew up in the Ottawa area and started working with seniors at the early age of 12 when she began volunteering at a long-term care facility.
She founded AIM Fitness – Activities In Motion in September 2013.
Meg has 15+ years of experience working as a CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer, Older Adult Specialized Land Instructor and Aqua Fitness Instructor with WaterArt Fitness International.
Meg loves to cook new recipes, go for nature walks with her dog Finley, speak to senior’s groups about her love of fitness, and enjoys Oat Milk Chai Lattes.
Exciting News: You can exercise with Meg daily on Roger’s TV! Meg is the host and Fitness Instructor from Fit Over 50 with Meg, on Roger’s TV. Her 30 minute exercise segments focus on strength, balance, and flexibility! Learn more here!
Certified Personal Trainer, Head Trainer, Assistant Manager
Michelle grew up in Ottawa and has always been active. From the age of 3, she competed in dance until she found her true passion in sports. Throughout Elementary School and High School she was active in many sports including track and field, soccer and field hockey. Outdoor activities still remain her passion within her daily life. She snowboards every winter weekend, enjoys snowshoeing and swims. She was a life guard for several years.
Michelle left Ottawa to pursue post-secondary education in Geology, graduated and worked in Toronto for many years as a Radar Technician. After returning home to Ottawa with her husband and two children, fitness became her new focus.
She started working at the Ottawa Hospital in 2010 at the Rehabilitation Centre. She assisted and motivated a wide variety of people having physical and cognitive restrictions caused by personal injury, heart attacks, strokes and other disorders. With her assistance, these people have achieved greater physical abilities and a healthier life.
She is YMCA Certified in Personal Training, an ICC Trainer, Heart Wise Certified and Aqua fitness Instructor. She has been working with the YMCA since 2008, The City of Ottawa since 2009 and other private clubs since 2010.
Michelle looks forward to helping more older adults achieve better, healthier and happier lives!
Certified Personal Trainer
Andrew has been working in the fitness industry for over 25 years. He loves participating in sports and fitness activities and enjoys helping people reach their fitness goals.
He practices what he preaches and motivates individuals to make exercise enjoyable as well as a lifelong passion.
He has worked with people of all ages and abilities and he has gained valuable experience in working with older adults.
Certified Personal Trainer, Registered Kinesiologist
Greg has had a passion for recreation and fitness since early childhood, and decided to spin that passion into helping others improve both mentally and physically.
He has been working in the fitness industry in various capacities for over 10 years; servicing a wide range of clients as a personal trainer, as well as different coaching roles.
Greg has a Bachelor of Physical Education, is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Registered Kinesiologist, and is completing his Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology; with his combination of experience, passion, and education, he is excited to work with the AIM Fitness team to help clients improve their lives with each session.