I am a certified group fitness and aqua fitness instructor, with my personal training certification in progress.

I currently teach at fitness centres throughout Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Eventually, I hope to begin training clients online (click here to be added to the e-mail list to be notified when online training becomes available).

Check out the links below to see how I can help you reach your goals.


People who have visited my classes often tell me that my classes are… different — in a good way:

  • I believe in creating a warm, welcoming, encouraging, safe and non-judgmental environment for all participants.  I know that the gym/studio/fitness centres can feel like an antagonistic and scary place for some people.  I actively try to do my part in making fitness spaces less intimidating.
  • I believe that we all have good bodies and that there is nothing wrong with our bodies.  I believe that our bodies — no matter its state — deserve love, respect, appreciation and care.
  • I believe that the body was made for movement.
  • I believe that we can and should exercise for more reasons than just weight loss.
  • I believe in the joy of movement.  I believe that we should move our bodies because it is good for us and because movement feels good.
  • I believe that we should exercise out of love and respect for our bodies, and not out of shame, masochism or punishment.
  • I believe that fitness is for everyone.
  • I believe that fitness can be fun.

Additionally, I adhere to the following seven pillars of the Body Positive Fitness Alliance in my classes and my practice.

I try to use out-of-the-box solutions and creative routines to further the above philosophy.

I may not be the trainer for everyone, but I might just be the trainer for you.  I’d love to partner with you in helping you reach your fitness goals.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Zumba Basic 1
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Strong by Zumba
  • Canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
  • Canadian Aquafitness Leadership Alliance, Group Aquatic Fitness
  • Canadian Aquafitness Leadership Alliance, Aqua Kickboxing
  • Body Positive Fitness Alliance — Affiliated Professional
  • Standard First Aid and CPR “C” with AED — Lifesaving Society
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR “C” with AED — ActionFirst

Click on the boxes below for more information on the types of services that I offer:

In-Person Personal Training

Personal Training is great for those who want a personal, private, one-on-one, results-based session with an instructor. Click on the photo above for more information.

In-Person Group Fitness

Simone teaches a variety of cardio-based, dance, aquatic and strength-focused classes in person. Click on the photo above for more information.

Online Group Fitness

Coming soon!  Sign up on the mailing list or send me an e-mail if you are interested!