As a Mom
it is tough
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!)

As a Mom, it’s
tough
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!).

Lacey Thompson
Coach/Crossfit/Yoga/SupaStar

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!

Katherine Micelli
Coach/Yoga Teacher/SuperMom

Kathering 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!

Isabel Botros
Holistic Nutritionist/Coach/Yoga Instructor/Superstar

Isabel is a holistic nutritionist, personal trainer and 200-hour yoga teacher.

Her psychology background helps her to better understand roadblocks to client success, which can then be addressed and overcome.

Amy Robinson
CROSSFIT HOLISTIC NUTRITION JUNKIE/COACH

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
Coach/Supermom

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.

Julia Kaczmarek
Coach/CrossFit Athlete/ Women’s Fitness certified Trainer

Julia is a Human Kinetics student at the University of Ottawa, hoping to study in the area of women’s health in the future. Being a cheerleader for 10+ years, she found her love for lifting and being active.

Presently, Julia is a competitive CrossFit athlete, with ambitious goals of making it to the CF semifinals. Along with her CrossFit background, Julia is also a GGS-1 certified coach that specializes in women’s fitness and is continuing to pursue more education by getting her PN level 1.

Rudie Jimenez
Coach/Superstar

Rudie is a movement teacher based here in Ottawa. She has a background in yoga, strength, and mobility. 

She enjoys the versatility of different movement types and blending them together to create functional, effective, accessible practices. 

Catherine Boyle
Coach/Dancer/Soon-to-be-Physiotherapist!

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
Coach/ Plant 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!

Stuti Mukherjee
Virtual Gym Manager/Client Success Specialist/ Yoga Teacher

Stuti is our lively LYB virtual gym manager; here to support you and cheer you on! Stuti started off as one of Kate’s Virtual Bootcampers and  fell in love with this unique fitness program designed by Kate and her wonderful LYB team.

After spending a year as an LYB client, Stuti joined the LYB Success Team to support and encourage other moms along their fitness journeys.

In Stuti’s own words, “Doing these virtual sessions regularly have helped me get stronger, fit and gain self confidence over the time. Therefore, I would encourage busy moms and individuals to use these virtual and in-person training sessions and benefit from them like how I did. I am more than happy to help, motivate and cheer you throughout your fitness journey.”

Josee Riel
Client Success Specialist / 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.”

Aaron McGurk
Coach / Olympic Weightlifting Trainer / Super Dad!

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.

Aaron is a husband to an amazing wife and two beautiful young boys. When he’s not at work or taking time for his own self-care, he’s spending as much time as humanly possible with them!
 
He graduated from the Algonquin College Fitness and Health Promotion program with Honours and has been working in the fitness field for over 8 years! His certifications and expertise include Weightlifing, CrossFit, and Mobility training.
 

Aaron has experience and success helping people get stronger, move better, improve endurance, lose weight, add muscle and increase their proficiency and confidence with some of the more technically demanding Olympic Weightlifting, Barbell, or Gymnastic type movements.

“My fitness means never feeling limited. I take a lot of pride and pleasure in being able to crawl through the play structure with my little guy, do summersaults and cartwheels, and carry him home if he gets tired. I know that with a growing family, the challenges of “keeping up” will only increase and so fitness to me means never feeling like I can’t keep up.”

“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!