Meet Our Trainers

Tina DeRoo

Tina has a Masters in Kinesiology, specializing in sport and exercise psychology. She is a certified Personal Trainer and is certified to teach yoga and group fitness.

She currently works as the Lead Wellness Coach and Personal Trainer here at the Y. Tina also teaches a Full Body Strength class, and ensures all participants have a variation that works for them with each exercise.

When not training and teaching at the Y, Tina can be found cycling or running around the city, teaching sport and exercise psychology at Dalhousie University, or consulting on mental performance through the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

Certifications

  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Canadian Sport Psychology Association
  • Personal Training Specialist – Canfitpro
  • Yoga

Jenna Theberge

Certified by the American Council on Exercise in Personal Training, Jenna has been active in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist, and Strength Training Coach.

Jenna specializes in strength training, weight loss, and rehabilitation. With a background in competitive athletics, bodybuilding, and trained as a certified nutrition coach she will be sure to help you meet your goals. 

At the YMCA, Jenna also facilitates a rehabilitation program which focuses on training and improving the lives of our participants dealing with a wide variety of injuries or physical limitations. She is passionate about improving the physical and mental health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life of all her clients and participants. 

Certifications

  • American Council on Exercise CPT
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • BodyBuilding Specialist
  • Strength Training Coach
  • High Intensity Interval Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Training Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Coach-Level 1

Katie Veinot

Katie has a Bachelor of Recreation & Sports Studies with a minor in Business Management and is a certified ACE Personal Trainer with Fitness New Brunswick. She is also certified in group fitness and can certify other trainers and instructors through the YMCA. She has worked in the fitness industry for 7 years and takes great pleasure in her job.

She currently works as a Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness Instructor here at the Y. Katie teaches a Butz and Gutz class on Thursday evenings and works with all fitness levels in her classes and personal training sessions. She specializes in strength training, weight loss, rehabilitation, core strength, healthy meal options, bodybuilding shows, endurance, mobility, and stability training.

When not training and teaching at the Y, Katie can be found hiking with her husky Teva, coaching outside of the YMCA, relaxing with friends, trying new foods, and traveling to different places.

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies with a Minor in Management
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer 
  • YMCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • P90X Beachbody Live Instructor
  • SH1FT Fitness Instructor

Rebekah Williams

Rebekah has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Acadia University where she took place in the exercise and science training practicum. Rebekah is a certified Personal Trainer and is working towards becoming a certified Exercise Physiologist. She also has experience training individuals preparing for occupational fitness assessments such as the FORCE testing for Canadian Armed Forces. 

She currently works as a Wellness Coach and a Personal Trainer here at the Y. Rebekah helps facilitate a rehabilitation program focusing on training individuals with a variety of physical limitations. As well as coaching a bootcamp in the evenings. 

When not training at the Y, Rebekah can be found exploring the city, going on hikes or studying at her favourite coffee shops!