Nadia Bender

Owner – Mentor – Coach

Guiding women and men of all ages to achieve their fitness goals, Nadia’s expert knowledge and superior techniques are matched only by her dedication and passion to make a real difference in people’s lives.  Nadia created Fitness that Fits to bring her proven results to more in the community, and to create a sense of belonging for all those who walk through the doors.

  • Fitness Business Owner since 2007
  • Business Improvement Manager, Corporate Trainer 15+ Years
  • Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer 20+ Years
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto
  • Running Room Cross-training and Marathon Running presenter 8+ years
  • Marathon Runner 2012
  • Heart Attack Survivor 2013
  • National Spokesperson for Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Media Presenter – Rogers TV / Boomer radio / Breakfast Television / Global News
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Writer for Local SNAP Newspaper
  • Board of Faculty Advisor – MyRunningCoach


  • Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS), Can-Fit Pro
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS), Can-Fit Pro
  • Certified Fitness Instructor, Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
  • Fitness Instructor, Fitness Ontario Leadership Program (FOLP)
  • Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR, St Johns Ambulance


Mentoring and Coaching:

Mentoring and coaching for personal trainers and fitness instructors. Receive constructive feedback on how to train a client or teach a fitness class, to achieve maximum results! Build your confidence and teaching skills in a learning environment.  Achieve practical experience with real clients.

Gain practical experience coaching clients who have injuries, chronic illnesses and/or diseases! Receive coaching in customer relations. Learn how to develop rapport and how to build relationships with new clients, as well as how to retain existing clients.


Book Your FREE Orientation Overview with Nadia today!

Michele Topola

Michele Topola is a certified Pilates Instructor (mat & reformer), CanFitPro Personal Trainer, Aerialist and DVRT (dynamic variable resistance training) Coach.  Michele has more than 25 years of training in ballet and various dance forms.  It is her love of the Art of Movement that has cemented a lifelong practice in health and fitness, strengthening the mind through the body and soul. A proud member of the FTF team since October 2015, Michele believes we are all artists and is inspired by her clients every day

Jacqueline Burlock-Bowes

Jacqueline discovered fitness as a young adult and it was the perfect fit to help her maintain a strong body and mind to handle every day stresses, especially as a Mom of 5 kids!  Equipped with the powerful knowledge of how essential a healthy body and mind are, she set about her journey to return this knowledge to others.  She enjoys bringing fun, creative, and challenging fitness programs to clients as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certified through CANFITPRO‎.

Laura Konantz

Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Specialist with Can Fit Pro.  Completed Yoga Teacher Training with 200 hours as well as Mat Pilates at Body Harmonics.  In 2011, Laura was inducted into the Etobicoke Sports of Fame for long distance running.

Alex Safarova

Passionate and energetic, Alex is a Group Fitness Instructor with over 5 years of experience teaching muscle conditioning, boot camp and HIIT classes. She loves motivating and pushing people to achieve their results. You will sweat, you will laugh, and you will feel great!

Jenni Bolton

Jenni has been teaching fitness for over 20 years. She loves to make fitness fun adding a bit of disco or salsa here and there to keep things shaking! A certified Can Fit Pro Fitness Instructor, Jenni enjoys teaching step, cardio and muscle conditioning to the amazing FTF clients.