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WYNN GMITROSKI PHYSIOTHERAPIST & CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL COACH

Wynn Gmitroski graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) in 1988 and is a new member of the Fix Healthcare team as of 2016. Wynn became a physiotherapist in the pursuit of supporting optimal performance and health for the athletes he has coached and treated over the past 4 decades. He has worked with many of Canada’s top athletes at the Olympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games since 1988. The mix of Canadian athletes Wynn has personally coached currently hold 15 national records, achieving 1 Olympic bronze medal, 1 World championship silver medal, 3 Commonwealth gold medals with 1 silver and 18 top 8 world rankings or finishes at major championships.

By integrating years of study, physiotherapy practice and international coaching experience Wynn Gmitroski has developed highly regarded expertise for optimizing performance, enhancing functional movement, along with methods to prevent and recover from stress. He is passionate about individualizing his approach to help develop therapeutic programs for clients of all ages and abilities.

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JOSIANNE ASSIGNON, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Josianne likes to think of yoga as way to cultivate introspection while developing more resilience and confidence in how we lead our lives. What started for her as a discovery of her energetic body led her to pursue yoga philosophy all the way to Kerala, India at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram. Later on came she came to rely on the practice to support her body in other endeavours mainly as a student and body artist or to release muscle tension from biking and landscaping.

She completed her training in trauma-sensitive, hatha, vinyasa and yin yoga at the Fernwood Yoga Den in 2016. She is currently continuing her education towards earning a 500 hours certification.

Josianne’s practice is sometimes gentle, sometimes vigorous and always playful. On the mat, she creates a safe space for all to observe their mind in motion. Expect her to ask you to slow down and approach the practice with curiosity as together, you explore and build strength, increasing your ability to stay with sensations that arises. She believes that physiology informs psychology: that the more range of motion we find in our bodies, the more ways we have to answer situations that show up in our lives.

Classes are designed for beginner to intermediate levels.

You can join her for a 60-minutes practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon in the Selkirk studio.

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TAYLOR WINFREY, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Taylor Winfrey of Svara Yoga has practiced many different styles of yoga for over 10 years and now focuses on practicing and teaching vinyasa flow, yin, and restorative styles. She enjoys offering a combination of dynamic, heat and strength building sequences as well as subdued, opening floor poses and also includes a focus on breath work, mindfulness, and song.

Coming from a background of music and theatre, Taylor brings her knowledge of yoga teachings and the arts to help free the body, breath, and mind. She believes that the linking of the breath with movement and intention can be applied to all aspects of our lives.  Taylor is Yoga Alliance certified.

In Taylor’s 60-minute classes expect to build heat through strong breath and movement sequences, working into the entire body. Each class will wind down with a floor series, increasing flexibility in the body and space in the breath. Classes are suitable for beginner to intermediate students, with modifications being offered to accommodate or challenge the body and mind further.

Taylor can usually be found teaching the noon hour classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Selkirk studio.

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REGINA FLUECK, PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Regina began practicing pilates to improve her posture, body awareness and health after developing shoulder and neck pain from desk and computer work. Through Pilates and with regular physical therapy she learned to manage her pain but was never able to completely alleviate the problem. There always seemed to be something missing.

In 2012 she moved to Perth, Western Australia where she decided to change her career to become a Stott Certified Pilates Instructor, finishing her complete training of Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and ISP in August 2014. Through a friend she discovered Thomas Hanna Somatics and realized that for her, this was the missing link to alleviating chronic pain. She became a Certified Hanna Somatic Exercise Coach in November 2016 and in March 2018 she started her three year Clinical Somatics training.

Through her own experience with back pain she is passionate about helping her clients to overcome restrictions in movement and improve their quality of life. She focuses on promoting functional movement patterns and dynamic stability for everyday and athletic activities.

Outside of the world of Pilates she enjoys traveling, art, culture, languages and many outdoor activities like hiking and swimming.

You can find Regina in the Selkirk studio teaching SomaPilates on Wednesdays from 1:05 pm – 2:05 pm.

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