Introducing the APSolute Performance & Wellness Team
Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.
If you’ve ever browsed the internet looking for workout advice, you know how difficult it is to identify programs that work. Even experienced gym-goers get caught up in workouts that promise massive gains in six weeks or less.
That’s why our gym is so valuable for so many people. Instead of doing the research yourself, we’ve done that part of the work for you. All you need to do is show up and give each workout your all.
Some people get their motivation from slow and steady improvement, while others thrive on competition. No matter what your style, we offer a space where you can see results more quickly than other gym routines, as long as you put in the hard work.
What sets CrossFit apart from other workouts and gyms is that we believe in combining strength with endurance for maximum performance. We want you to get strong and capable and see the difference functional strength can make in your life. You’ll build confidence and learn to persist toward your goals both at the gym and outside it
Our gym combines every aspect of exercise science, ensuring that you get the results you want. We offer proven workouts to build energy and endurance. We combine that with sensible eating plans that help you hit that sweet spot where you lose fat while you gain muscle.
We want our gym to be a thriving like-minded community of fitness enthusiasts that support and encourage each other. We aim to do this by combining individual training with group classes of people at your level and coaches that understand your particular needs and goals.
Our Professional Coaches
Jon Reid is a former Junior & University Hockey player who went on to complete a Bachelor of Physical Education, along with a Master's in Exercise Muscle Physiology at Memorial University. With over 20 years of training experience both as a player and coach.
A former Track & Field athlete, his passion for sports led him to Masters in Exercise Physiology beside his Engineering background. Mo is also an EXOS Performance Specialist and CrossFit L2 certified.
Shawn is a Kinesiologist who believes that everyone has the potential to be an athlete, regardless of age or previous athletic background. Shawn strives to help each athlete understand their performance goals and reach their maximum athletic potential.
Throughout his life, Shawn has participated in a wide variety of sports. He currently trains as a strength athlete with a personal goal to reach his own movement potential. In 2019, Shawn received his Master’s of Kinesiology Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Shawn also has prior experience working in high-performance and rehabilitative settings, and has gained extensive knowledge from working in these fields. Shawn is a life-long student, and uses his personal experiences and previous education to motivate and educate his athletes, while pushing them to accomplish their overall performance goals.
Paula is a certified yoga teacher with a mission to share and inspire yoga that is safe, accessible, functional and fun. Paula's goal is to offer intelligently sequenced classes designed with intention to guide athletes through strength, stability, activation and overall compassion to enhance their daily life.
Kevin Farrell is the owner and coach of NL Kettlebells Strength & Wellness. Kevin is a competitive powerlifter who loves giving back to sport and community. Kevin is a master level Mental Health Coach and trains athletes in all aspects of sport, mental, physical and social performance. He is a proud member of the APSolute Performance & Wellness Team.
Growing up I was always active and played almost every sport that I could. I competed at the national level numerous times in both soccer and track and field (University and Club). This passion of sports led me to learning as much as I could about the human body and helping others maximize their athletic potential.
Rebecca Babiak is our virtual fitness instructor! Her road to teaching fitness was not a straight one, but fitness journeys seldom are. She has an extensive athletic background that includes prep school hockey, NCAA Division 1 Hockey, and NCAA Division 3 Golf.
Rodi Short is a former Major Junior & Pro hockey player who spent the better part of 15 years playing and training on and off the ice. After multiple years of playing pro hockey in Europe, Rodi decided to come back to his home in Newfoundland and become a personal trainer.
Jennifer Roberts is a registered dietitian specializing in disease prevention/ management, weight loss, rehabilitation, and sports and exercise performance. Jennifer completed her undergraduate degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland (2006), and her Master's Degree at University of Guelph in Ontario (2010).
Originally from Newfoundland, Julie completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology from Memorial University before going to Nova Scotia to study Nutrition at Acadia University and then on to Ontario where she completed her Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition through Western University.
Julie has experience working in chronic disease prevention/management, infant nutrition, weight loss, and gut health. Additionally, Julie has worked within interdisciplinary teams focusing on weight loss, reducing cholesterol, improving bone health, and encouraging mindful eating principles through the Craving Change™ program.