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AIM FITNESS

 

About Us

AIM Fitness has been helping older adults improve their strength, mobility, and overall health for over 10 years!

 

We love to motivate and lead our clients in safe fitness routines, in order to see lasting changes!

 

Get to know the Personal Trainers at AIM Fitness.

 

Meg Stickl

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!

Michelle Bourdeau-Halverson

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!

Andrew Gill

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.

Loree Matheson

Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor

Loree is originally from Winnipeg. Yes, THAT ‘Winterpeg’ where it’s cold and snowy for 9 months of the year! Fall is Loree’s favorite season and happily, the fall foliage of Ottawa and Gatineau is a stunning feast for the eyes and luckily, can be enjoyed for at least 2 to 3 months!

Loree has always been active but really began to focus on solo exercising as a young adult working out to Betamax tapes featuring industry standouts such as Jane Fonda, Kathy Smith, Denise Austin, Cher, Cathe Friedrich and Charlene Prickett! Those were the good old days and each of those fit and fabulous ladies, had the right idea!

Nowadays Loree is still working out, primarily teaching group fitness classes to City of Ottawa rec participants aged 18 to 99. She especially enjoys conducting safe and effective classes for older adults, because as the saying goes ‘move it, or lose it’ is really true! As we age we must continue to move our bodies in order to enhance our quality of life and be well enough to continue our activities of daily living. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to various health conditions and exercise is a proven tool to help us stay healthy and free of disease. Stay in motion with AIM and stay well!

Michelle Elston

Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor

Michelle grew up in a small town but has enjoyed living in Ottawa for the past 25 years. She is a mother of 3 boys and looks forward to being an active grandma someday. She loves cats, coffee and spending time in nature.She has always been active. Whether it was competing in gymnastics, swimming, camping, hiking, biking, working out at the gym, or running distances from 5k to marathons, she was always happiest when being active and she has always made it a priority.  She believes that health is our most important asset and that we can take steps to improve our health at any age.Over the past 19 years Michelle has worked in the health and fitness industry as a running coach, personal trainer, boot camp instructor, group fitness instructor, and nutrition and wellness coach. She has worked with all age groups and fitness levels. Michelle is truly passionate about helping others live happy, healthy lives. She loves cheering people on through a workout, teaching them how to perform the exercises properly and empowering them to do more than they thought they were capable of!