MEET OUR BRAND AMBASSADORS
Christina Coulombe, Coach and Personal Trainer
Christina is National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Physical Preparation Specialist. She has been in the fitness industry since 2011 and currently works out of Synergy Training Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The mission of her brand, Perfect Fitness & Lifestyle, is to help you achieve your fitness goals through sustainable lifestyle changes, including personalized training programs, nutrition coaching strategies, and other important lifestyle components such as stress management, adequate sleep hygiene and support systems.
Julia Blackwood, Powerlifter and Fitness Instructor
Julia is a competitive powerlifter, spin instructor, and group fitness instructor in her fourth year of Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University. She works out of Motiv Fitness in New Minas, Nova Scotia.
A competitive athlete her entire life, weight training has become her main focus. Julia loves everything fitness and food related. Getting to share that passion with others through the gym, school and social media is her favourite hobby!
Stephanie Samson, RMT
Originally from Cape Breton, Stephanie currently works as a Registered Massage Therapist out of the Lifemark Sport Medicine Canada Games Centre in Halifax, NS. Through her practice, she focuses on helping clients connect their body and mind through myofascial, slow deep tissue, and cupping techniques, working to balance the nervous systems with breath work to help resolve the pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction patterns. She is trained in 200hr Power Yoga, Yogassage, Yin, Yoga Nidra, breath work, Gua sha, hot stone, Indian head massage, soft tissue release, and is certified in Mindful Meditation.
Stephanie has a keen interest in assisting clients in developing supported and embodied self care rituals. Known for her slow, deep tissue treatments, she is uniquely able to combine therapeutic healing with a calm, relaxing tone. She loves to hold space for her clients, understanding while listening to what your needs are, and works to create personal goals with her clients. When she is not treating, Stephanie likes to spend time with her mini dachshunds, hiking, paddle boarding, photography and exploring the beautiful nature that Nova Scotia has to offer.
Raina owns and runs the award winning company Halifax Mermaids, and was one of the first professional mermaids in Canada getting her start in late 2008. Raina is also recognized internationally as a pioneer in the mermaid community when it comes to working with children and educating others. Raina is the author of"Fishy" Business: How to be a Mermaid, "Fishy" Business: My Life as a Mermaid and The "Fishy" Business Handbook. The books were created to help empower, educate, and inspire others who want to work as a performer and make a difference in the world. Raina gives talks and workshops based on her books both online and in person. In 2018 Raina launched "Splashin' Fashion" - clothing made in Canada from recycled plastic, patterned with her unique ocean designs and photos, and starred in a documentary about her life called: "Raina: A Year in the Life of a Mermaid". Raina has a degree in child and youth development, a degree in education along with her Nova Scotia teaching license, and believes that people - especially children - learn the best through play experiences.
Jillian MacCallum Sproul, Executive Director and Powerlifter
Meet Jil, from Charlottetown, PEI! A busy, high functioning, caffeine fueled executive director, mom, partner and athlete, her number 1 life goal is to live to be 100!
Daily life is spent at the office at BioFoodTech where she leads the organization as Executive Director. As ED, Jil gets to lead the organization to support economic growth/development in the food industry on PEI.
After work, it’s time for mom/wife life and powerlifting! Jil’s been competitive powerlifter in the Canadian Powerlifting Union for 10 years as a master athlete with her partner John and most recently also with youngest son AJ; it’s a #familyaffair! Jil is passionate about leadership, health and wellness and discovering resilience!
“As much as I love coffee, often it’s a WORK WATER for me!”.
The pace of her life isn’t an issue, it’s a gift to have challenges and the ability to face them!
“Realizing resilience is the superpower that breeds longevity”.