Owner & Head Coach
Jen brings to WorkHorseSC, Clinton her 20+ years in the health and fitness industry.
Opened in 2015 WorkHorse is an accumulation of that experience, creating a functional fitness/athletic training facility offering programs for all ages: kids, teens, adults, and seniors for group and personal training.
"Growing up a Chiropractic kid, I believe we have all we need to be well within us, it just needs cultivated with proper nutrition and a committed daily practice of movement and strength"
"Jen’s enthusiasm for functional fitness leads to a creative and well-designed program for all clients. Her passion in the field can be felt by all athletes who have been lucky enough to walk through the doors of WorkHorse. She understands the importance of creating a welcoming environment where each athlete is encouraged and supported in their journey to reach their potential" Coach Carter
I am the product of many great people. My Chiropractic father and sister, my Mom, a nurse and many great sport coaches along the way.
Special mention to my mentors Mary Garon, and Dr. James Laithwaite.
1996-1999: Humber College Diploma Hospitality/Fanshawe College Health Office Management
2003-2014: Clinton Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
2008: Canfitpro Group Fitness Instructor Certification
Stott Pilates Certificate
2008-2012 Group Fitness Leader
Total Fitness, Goderich, County Club, Clinton
2014: CFL1 (CrossFit Level 1 Certification)
2014-2015 L1 Coach -Tank Training Centre Goderich
Functional Range Conditioning Lev 1 Practitioner
2016: CFL2 (CrossFit Level 2 Certification)
2015 - Present: Owner Operator of WorkHorse Strength and Conditioning, Clinton Ontario
Mobility CFCert, StrongMan CFCert, CatalystAthletics OlympicLifting Cert, Gymnastics CFCert, Functional Range Conditioning Cert (2016), MelioGuide Osteoporosis Prevention Treatment and Management Lev1 (2015),
Home study always
Cindy is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and a high school Phys Ed teacher at Central Huron SS. She earned her Bachelor of Human Kinetics - Movement Science at the University of Windsor. She has always been involved in fitness and sport. Cindy played broomball, softball, slo-pitch, and volleyball, loving the social aspects of team sports. As life happens, team sports got harder to commit to and she slowly moved more to running, swimming and general fitness.
My Fitness Journey:
I thought I was in pretty good shape; I was running regularly, including half and full marathons. Then I went to a strength and conditioning class and 2 days later I could not sit on the toilet or wash my hair. I was hooked.
You are competing against yourself and your numbers.
Many of my closest friends are found within the walls of WorkHorse. These people see me at my best and at my worst, but we are all working hard to be the best version of ourselves.
Coaching is an opportunity to share my enjoyment for physical activity. It is rewarding to watch athletes challenge themselves and be successful. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing, “That was hard, but I did it!”
Recently retired from Clinton Public school where I was the librarian/technology support for 15 years, it seemed like fate that I was looking for something to keep me busy just when Jen was looking for some help at the gym. I started shadowing Jen and CC in September 2021 and took the Level 1 CrossFit course in October.
I always thought I was in fairly good shape physically, having played on sports teams all of my adult life. I started at WorkHorse in April 2018 on a one month free trial that I picked up at a charity auction. I thought I would give it a try between my curling and lawn bowling seasons to see if I could do the workouts and improve my overall fitness. I quickly discovered my lack of strength and conditioning, but I loved it right from the start - even when Coach Jen had to get down and do burpees with me to get me to the finish line! Training at WorkHorse has helped me get to the best shape of my life. It makes you feel powerful!
Training for strength, endurance, flexibility and balance at WorkHorse has given me the confidence and courage to try so many different things that I never thought I could do. I love the supportive atmosphere here at WorkHorse. It really does feel like a community of athletes who become family, caring about each other and helping each other on their fitness journey.
Throughout my work career my greatest satisfaction has come from being able to help others. I hope to be able to continue that at WorkHorse.
Lissa is the Facility Manager at the Vanastra Recreation Centre and has been involved in the fitness industry delivering aquatic and first aid programs for over 30 years. In her years of experience she has seen first handed the positive impact fitness can make on people's health and well being.
Over the years the fitness industry is constantly changing, Lissa has found great satisfaction in the last 4 years with the combination of strength and conditioning training. Linking her instructor training and leadership experience through aquatics, Lissa has achieved her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and has now joined our WorkHorse coaching team. Lissa’s goals are to help you make the very most of yourself, recognize your achievements and link them to your better quality of life.
“Everyday we continue to focus on our health and well being as a individuals and as a WorkHorse family. Let’s get stronger and healthier together.”
Growing up, I was involved with team sports such as hockey and soccer. I have also competed in several triathlons. I have taken an interest in strength and conditioning in the last few years and I have more confidence in myself and my abilities than ever before (in all realms of life).It has also taught me as a female it is okay to lift weights and be strong. It has helped me both physically and mentally.
I attended Western University where I obtained my B.H.Sc. I then completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation. Currently, I am a Rehabilitation Therapist with the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team. I have had experience with training youth through running the off ice training program at Hockey Opportunity Camp and being a Wellness Supervisor at the YMCA. I have had the opportunity to deliver a variety of all inclusive health and wellness programs.
This 8 week summer program will be the perfect fit for any young athlete. We hope that the program will assist with gaining confidence in the youth. As well, build friendships with other youth that have the same passion for fitness and encourage the youth to continue to want to be involved in an active lifestyle.
My interest in staying healthy and active began from a young age. Growing up, I was a part of numerous team sports such as hockey, soccer and rowing. However, my passion for fitness began in my teenage years. I have a keen interest in weight lifting and running, both of which I have been doing for the past 10+ years.
I attended the University of Guelph from 2012-2016 where I obtained my B. Sc. with a Major in Human Kinetics (the study of human movement), and then attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College from 2016-2020 where I obtained my degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic. During those 8 years of education I took several extra-curricular courses to further feed my interest in human functional movement in athletic and non-athletic populations.
I have taught various spin classes and worked with elite level bantam hockey players as a medical trainer. For the past year and a half, I have been practicing as a chiropractor who loves to incorporate exercise, rehab, and functional based movements into my patients plan of management.
This program will be a perfect fit for any young athlete (regardless of current skill level) looking to improve their strength, conditioning and capacity for movement. Over the 8 weeks we will cover the basics of generating power, agility and speed in sport to improve an athlete’s capacity to perform movements such as throwing, jumping, sprinting and lifting. By the end of the program, we hope to teach the importance of strength and conditioning for life and set a foundation for further athletic development in sport.
After completing my undergraduate in Physical Education at Brock University and Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University, I came back home to Huron County to find a teaching position. I currently work as a permanent teacher at St. Joseph’s, Clinton.
I have been a part of the WorkHorse family for almost 4 years. At first I was terrified of all the equipment, and nervous to be judged by all of my peers. I quickly realized that WorkHorse is not a place to be afraid of, as the people here have created a community, more so a family. It’s the people who cheer you on whether you just killed a workout, or you’re the last one finishing it. No matter how you feel going into the gym, you always leave feeling better. I feel constantly motivated to do my best, and to push myself both mentally and physically. In all honesty, WorkHorse taught me when you work hard, anything is possible!
After two years, I decided to get my CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. My passion for the gym continues to grow as I get to coach people of all ages. I love how every day is different, and everyone has strength in different aspects (gymnastics, strength, flexibility, endurance, etc.). Helping people meet their goals and being present when they get a new PB is one of the best feelings. I look forward to working with any class, whether it be the kids, mighty teens, legends, or the general public. Each class allows me to coach and learn in new ways. I am thankful for my WorkHorse family everyday!