Cecile de Bretan
Four years ago I founded Live Life Fit in Thornbury. I always knew I was destined to support and bring people together. For 33 years I worked in the funeral industry, helping people move through the worst times of their lives. When it came time for me to leave that industry, I moved here to the beautiful Blue Mountains with my husband and two dogs. We set up home on the bay in Collingwood and I became a personal trainer. This is the second time I have ventured into the fitness world. From 2011-2015 my husband and I co-owned CrossFit Select in Mississauga, having been bitten by the CrossFit fitness movement from its inception in 2007. I am a passionate believer in the power of exercise on the mind and the body. And from this experience, I learned I could inspire and lead people to be their best fitness selves. At Live Life Fit we welcome all people, regardless of age, fitness level or physical ability. We have celebrated with many of our clients as they have hit and exceeded their own personal goals. As our membership has grown, so too has the gym community we have fostered. Camaraderie, competitiveness and the desire to give their best in each class is what defines Live Life Fit members and is reflected in our values. In July 2022, we had the opportunity to open our second location in Wasaga Beach. We are so excited to bring our classes and love for everything fitness to the community.
Qualifications: Canfit Personal Training Specialist Canfit Active Lifestyle Trainer Heart Wise Certification – University of Ottawa Jillian Michael’s Bodyshred Certified CPR/First Aid
My passion in life is helping people set and meet their goals. As a business and life coach, I work with individuals to achieve goals that stretch them beyond their limits through my individually designed one on one coaching. Whether you need help with fitness, business or personal goals, I’ll take you through my goal-achieving program which combines strength training with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to get you to your next level. Pursuing my own goals and dreams, I have competed at the CrossFit Games in 2015, 2019 and placed third in 2021. I am now using what I learnt to help my clients at Live Life Fit reach their NEXT LEVEL. Canfit Group Fitness Certified CPR/AED Heart Wise Certification – University of Ottawa 2021 CrossFit Games Competitor 3rd place 2019 CrossFit Games Competitor 5th place 2015 CrossFit Games Competitor 16th place Canfit Children’s Fitness Coach
I have been a fitness enthusiast for my entire life! In 2016 I discovered lifting and have been hooked since. I obtained my CrossFit level 1 trainer certificate in 2020 and have been ecstatic to have had the opportunity to help members meet their goals and surpass their own expectations of what they are capable of. I competed in friendly gym competitions, ran half marathons and in 2022, I won 2 medals in the bikini division, of natural bodybuilding. I recently earned my CrossFit Nutrition Certificate and have been excited to share my passion of nutrition with members. I have 2 grown children, 2 grand-dogs, a granddaughter and a husband that I love spending my spare time with.
Derek holds a CF level 1, CrossFit judges course, black belt in martial arts He balances a busy lifestyle between his two teenage children and their activities, a full time career as a firefighter, part time renovations job and an active lifestyle. Derek holds College diplomas in Massage therapy, acupuncture and Firefighting. Derek has competed in Multisport Adventure racing, triathlons, half marathons, mountain bike racing and the World Karate Championships in Japan.
I have a love for all things athletics. I enjoy hiking, running, lifting weights, and pushing myself and others to their fullest potential! At Live Life Fit I started joining the HIIT classes and then found a love for the barbell classes. Coaching has allowed me to help others feel confident in their abilities and help them try new things that they never thought they could achieve while being immersed in a fun and positive environment!
CanFit Pro Personal Training Specialist