Tracey Tallaire, Owner Epic Fitness & Ice/General Manager
Tracey believes there is a direct relationship between movement and mental health. She is passionate about sharing her culmination of life, education and career experience in the health industry with members at Epic. She is a wife, mom, successful business owner and mentor to those who struggle with depression as she does. Tracey also views exercise as the preventative answer to many physical health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis & diabetes.
Alina Heselwood, Office Manager & Trainer
Alina believes that taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is the foundation to allowing yourself to flourish. Before following her passion of helping others with their health and wellness goals, Alina worked in the finance industry for eight years and danced for 15 years. After becoming a mom of two young girls, Alina re-evaluated her lifestyle and made a commitment to becoming the best version of herself in order to set an example and be a role model to her daughters and other women. She has completed the Personal Training Specialist Course through Canadian Fitness Professionals (CanFitPro) and would like to expand her certification to nutrition, in order to offer members a well balanced approach to a healthy lifestyle. When she's not helping others on their goals, Alina can be found using her creativity by mastering DIY projects and spending time with her favourite people - her husband and beautiful daughters.
Alina's motto: " Being fit creates a clearing in your life for your authentic spirit to come through. When you love and appreciate your body, you realize how bright your light is." - Lori Harder
Cosette Dorge Bott, Program Manager & Trainer
Cosette has the firm belief that active living is essential to social, emotional and mental well-being. As a mom of two young children, she is especially passionate about motivating moms to incorporate fitness in their lives as she has learned first hand that strength and stamina are required to keep up with them! Cosette's career experiences include Owner/Instructor of Fit 4 Two (c) Pre and Postnatal Fitness Winnipeg-East, Group Fitness Instructor at Snap Fitness and Skating and Sports Camp Instructor with the City of Winnipeg. She is a Certified Fitness Leader with the Manitoba Fitness Council and specializes in Pre and Postnatal Fitness as well as Sports Conditioning and Resistance Training. Cosette's workout philosophy includes a mix of techniques she learned playing competitive sports, training for fitness competitions and being the daughter of a Phys-Ed teacher. For fun, Cosette enjoys playing sports and adventurous quad rides in the bush with her family.
Cosette's Motto: "Work hard...play hard."
Amanda Sobey, Trainer
Amanda has always been a competitive athlete. Her love of fitness developed at the age of 5 when she became a competitive Figure Skater. In 2001, she encountered a traumatic situation that would affect her health for the rest of her life. Through her own personal struggles, she relied on her fitness background and managed to reclaim her health. Along her journey, she became an All Natural Body Builder – Figure Category, where she continues to train and compete at a National Level. Amanda is NCCPT certified and uses her dynamic personality, expertise and knowledge to help others achieve their fitness goals. If you are looking to lose weight or train for a specific goal/event, Amanda is fully capable to help you reach your full potential.
Jenna Stewart, Customer Service
Jenna is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology degree. She has a passion for working with seniors and has recently completed the Active Aging course through CanFitPro. Jenna has several years of experience in the healthcare field working in a physiotherapy clinic where she helped to teach clients their exercise programs. She enjoyed it so much that she hopes to complete her personal training certification in the near future. Jenna believes that a healthy lifestyle can be taught at any age and not only improvise your physical well being, but mentally and emotionally as well. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and reading.
Cynthia Cote, Customer Service
Cynthia grew up in a family where the importance of healthy living was emphasized. She participated in multiple sports throughout her childhood and continues to play hockey, figure skating, fastball and volleyball. Cynthia is a NCCP certified CanSkating Coach and Figure Skating Coach. Cynthia believes the human body was made to move and being active is the key to living a long and healthy life. While her passions revolve around a healthy lifestyle, Cynthia has learned the importance of finding a balance between salads and cheeseburgers! When not playing sports, Cynthia enjoys swimming and relaxing in the sun dreaming about what she will have for breakfast!
Cynthia's motto: “I can, and I will, watch me”