As a Mom
it is tough
to carve out
time for

(And since you are a Mom, you can probably come up with a million reasons why you cannot justify spending the time on YOU!)

As a Mom, it’s
to carve out
time for yourself.

(And since you are a Mom, you can probably come up with a million reasons why you cannot justify spending the time on YOU!)

We understand.

We know what it’s like to be at the bottom of your own priority list.
But you deserve to be the healthiest, happiest version of yourself you can be.

You deserve to exercise.

Yes, we said deserve.

Exercise should not be a punishment; it’s a reward for being an important person to your family and part of prioritizing your self-care and health.

Think of it like loving your body healthy.

All of us want to see you strong and feeling fantastic!

We are your coaches and your cheerleaders.

Kate Laird
Owner/Head Coach/SuperMom

Kate understands what it’s like to be busy. She is a single mom, runs her own business and continues to prioritize her fitness.

She loves to have her butt kicked when she is not kicking someone else’s!

Kate has been in the fitness and yoga industry in Westboro for over 16 years. Her certifications over the years have included CrossFit Level 2, Personal Training, Group Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness, Resist-A-Ball, Aquafit, Power Yoga, Tune Up and more.

She is experienced in working with all levels of ability, from high-end athletes to seniors.

Kate’s experience sets her apart in her ability to help you reach your goals (be that weight loss, increased energy, increased strength, anything!).

Josee Riel
Gym Manager / Spartan Racer / Avid Hiker / Supermom!

Josee is our Client Success Specialist and here to help you and encourage you on your journey! She is a personal trainer, conditioning coach, and OCR trainer, Josee joined the fitness industry with a passion to help those around her to lead healthy lives.

Josee loves trail running, weight lifting, and climbing mountains with her son on her back.

While fitness can be a very personal journey, my favourite part is sharing it with my family. And LYB lets you do just that with their mommy and me classes and kid-friendly environment.”

Katherine Miceli
Acting Gym Manager /Yoga Teacher/SuperMom

Katherine is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. After the birth of her son Jasper, Katherine developed a new appreciation for the necessity of movement. She believes in combining various modalities and movement practices to create a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle.

While Katherine has that gentle Yoga vibe, don’t let this girl surprise you – her classes are sneaky hard!

Lacey Thompson

Along with being a graduate from the Heath and Fitness diploma program, Lacey is a certified personal trainer, functional training specialist, strength and conditioning coach, 200-hour certified yoga teacher and a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer.

She is also a serious competitive Crossfitter and was about to compete in the Atlas Games when the world shut down for Covid last March.

Hannah Sunley-Paisley
Coach/Former Pro-Baller/Fantasy Author

Hannah is a CrossFit Level 2 certified personal trainer. She uses her experience as a professional basketball player in Germany and France to help you discover a true passion for physical activity.

Hannah is a fan-favourite of our membership. She keeps her classes moving with lots of variety and everyone loves her musical throwback selection!

Amy Robinson

Amy is a CrossFit Level 1 certified personal trainer. She is also working towards becoming a Certified Transformation Nutritional Coach. Amy is a holistic wellness advocate with a passion for helping others thrive rather than just survive.

Amy believes that health is personal and accessible to all. She will meet you where you are and enable you to fulfill your potential.

MP Grenier

Former Fitness Competitor and Orthotherapist, MP is a Certified Personal Training Specialist, Mommy, and an avid CrossFitter.

In 2011, MP was placed first place in the Fitness Category with Fitness Star International (FSI) in Montreal. In 2012, she was placed second in the Fitness Category with International Drug Free Athletics (IDFA) in Toronto. With MP, you train with the best.

Catherine Boyle

Catherine grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan where she completed her primary and secondary education. While growing up, she took part in various sports such as soccer and figure skating. However, Catherine was always most passionate about Dance! She received formal training in genres such as Ballet and Contemporary.


Presently, Cathy is a Human Kinetics student at the University of Ottawa, with the goal of becoming a Physiotherapist soon. She is a former  Ballet dancer and her previous dance experience has helped her appreciate and understand movement better.

Tina Valente
Coach/Certified Physical Education Teacher/Crossfitter Supermom!

Tina had a long-time passion for teaching fitness when she began personal training over 20 years ago which then lead to Education because she wanted to teach the younger population how to be healthy & fit!

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 2, Tina knows the importance of staying active and staying strong and healthy.

Honors degree in Kinesiology and a  Certified Physical Education Teacher, avid CrossFitter, cyclist, who also plays competitive softball and a mother of two.

Jennifer Rottmann
Coach/ Health and Fitness Educator/ Crossfitter/ Supermom!

Jenn has a passion for health, teaching, and fitness. She is a certified fitness instructor and has been teaching group fitness for 10 years. 

A teacher educator at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa and Jennifer’s courses focus on health & physical education for future teachers.

Samantha Wilkie
Personal Trainer/Coach/Dog Mom

Samantha always knew she wanted to help people but wasn’t sure how. While studying for a degree in Psychology she found a love for fitness. This led down the path of helping people mentally and physically.

With a degree in Psychology, a PN level 1 certificate, and a love for fitness and helping people, Samantha is constantly learning to be the best coach she can be!

Allison Maurice
Coach / Crossfit Junkie / Group Fitness Trainer

Allison is a certified CrossFit Level 1 coach as well as a graduate from the Fitness and Health diploma program at Algonquin College. She played competitive soccer up until 17 years old, realizing how much she enjoyed the strength and conditioning component of the sport. Allison started coaching CrossFit in July 2021 and has a passion for functional fitness and lifting.

David Diaz
Coach / Group Fitness Trainer

David was born in Queretaro, Mexico. 

He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy and a Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy.  In addition to this he’s a certified TRX coach (level 1), BMT (Balance Muscular Training), and Proprioceptive Training Specialist.  David also completed the Fitness and Health Promotion Program at Algonquin College. 

David has always enjoyed sports and physical activity which included playing football for 10 years including playing at Pro level for 2 seasons in Mexico. This led to him studying Physiotherapy and even completing internships at the Mexican Olympic Committee.

David prioritizes his fitness because it allows him to continue doing the things he loves and maintain his quality of life.

Victoria Jung
Group Fitness Coach / Personal Trainer

Victoria is a Fitness and Health Promotion Graduate from Algonquin College, a certified personal trainer, and certified healthy eating/weight loss coach. She is passionate about helping people become their best selves! Victoria believes in a balanced, holistic lifestyle to maintain a healthy mind and body for life. She loves doing anything to get her body moving and tries to combine multiple styles of training with her clients to ensure well-rounded fitness. 


Taryn White
Group Fitness Coach / Personal Trainer

Taryn is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She has led an active lifestyle since a young age, starting horseback riding at 3 years old and getting her junior black belt in karate at the age of 12! Taryn discovered her love for functional fitness 2018, jump starting her journey as an avid CrossFitter. She continues to train and ride horses in the Hunter/Jumper discipline and is also working to become an osteopathic manual practitioner.

Taryn has a passion for health and fitness and for helping others to feel their best!


Lauren Follett
Yoga Instructor / Holistic Nutritionist / Exercise Enthusiast / Mom of 2 Energetic Boys


As a yoga instructor, Lauren guides people through their yoga practice and encourages her students to be present in their breath and bodies, and adjust their practice depending on how they feel in that moment. To Lauren, advanced yoga is paying attention to where you’re at that day, and adjusting your yoga practice accordingly.

Favourite mantras and quotes: 

  • Replace  the phrase “I have to” with “I get to”
  • The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.
  • Courage is not a feeling. Courage is a noun, the strength to go forward even in the face of fear. 
  • Take it one step at a time. 
  • “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” – Mark Twain

Lauren Larocque
Yoga Teacher/ Event Enthusiast 


Lauren is a certified yoga instructor with training in Yin & Meditation, sequencing and adjustments. She guides students of all levels through intelligent, creative, challenging and fun classes. Lauren believes in a balanced movement and breathwork practice for staying grounded and maintaining a healthy mindset and body.

Passionate about movement and events, Lauren loves planning events that bring people together.

“I’ve never been stronger.

The online classes have provided the anchor in my day that I’ve needed. As a former varsity athlete, I love pushing my body hard.

Before I was struggling to make it to the in-person classes and was lacking the motivation to push myself hard when working out on my own. Now, I’m regularly doing the online classes on my own, recorded or live, four-to-five times week. I’ve never been stronger and feel super connected to the other moms in LYB community.

My kids like to watch me do the classes and I’ve even found them doing burpees in their own! I’ve recommended the classes to just about everyone I know!

– Danielle Simpson, mother of 2, Ottawa

It is time to take care of YOU!