The creation of our studio is based around the idea that not everyone enjoys the public, marketing based, busy, and intimidating environment that a public gym offers. Our environment is one that is dedicated to people of all ages, all walks of life, and all abilities. The privacy offered lends confidence, and self-esteem, and our trainers are there to instil this in each individual.
One on one training with one of our certified personal trainers. Our trainers will create a fitness program for you that is specific to your goals. We will guide you through, ensure proper form and push you to meet your goals.
Share your training experience with a friend and enjoy the motivation you get from them! One of our experienced trainers will guide you both through a program geared toward your goals.
Bounce is proud to host classes for women that are pregnant or are recovering from having cute babies! We’ve paired up with the awesome Fitmomottawa.com, it has been super successful and we’re so glad to offer this! This class is taught by Janis Ellis-Claypool (see trainer bios) who has extensive experience in this realm, and it's designed around all that affects those having babies or having had them. There are very specific things that need to be considered with this population, core strength, pelvic floor work, hormones that kick in that affect joint integrity, and being with others that are in the same boat! This class is more than a learning experience, it’s a place to be with others going through the crazy experience of motherhood! Classes are small, designed to have maximum attention to each member. Click the button below to sign up
The greatest thing about Bounce is the private training environment. No line-ups for machines, no waiting for equipment, no music too loud to hear your trainer, and no rude members. This is what Bounce has built its business model around—taking everything out of the gym environment that is displeasing to members.
Megan has enjoyed a 23 year career in the same four city blocks in the downtown core and is the owner of Bounce. This location has allowed her to focus on the issues that specifically effect the demographic of professionals that make up that area. Megan works in close conjunction with physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists and has developed an extensive knowledge of issues and syndromes that effect these people.
Using these connections and relationships has allowed her to develop an intuitive understanding and complete treatment philosophy that has been completely successful.
The idea of Bounce was based around the fact that a lot of people are uncomfortable in the gym setting, and would prefer something more private, and less intimidating.
Megan specializes in core/postural strengthening, active stretching, repetitive movement injury, and general wellness. Her belief is that, if these things are addressed, they can be done in conjunction with feeling good about how one looks, which is an important psychological component to overall health. You can be buff, as long as you have a good foundation!
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“Megan has a wonderful ability to make working out challenging, effective and fun. She knows how to push you that little bit more than you think you're ready for, and she's always right. I've had great results since I started working out with her.”
“Of all the items, activities and hobbies that I have spent money on, personal training with Megan has been the best spent! Megan is a first class personal trainer. She is knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant. She continuously studies and takes courses to self-improve. Megan cares! She wants you to do your best and she will do everything to help you achieve it.”
Chris has an outstanding ability in understanding each person's unique body. Therefore, no matter what your personal goals and interests are, Chris knows the most effective ways to get your body type there. Furthermore, Chris has the capability to motivate his clients beyond, what they may have thought was their limit, while preventing injuries. Most of us know that, on our own, it is extremely difficult to reach beyond our limit. Chris, however, gives you the means to attain the impossible. Consequently, personal training by Chris Callahan allows you to see and feel results quickly. Moreover, his training gives you a sense of accomplishment that further translates into feelings of empowerment and self-confidence.
Chris is a certified personal trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and holds an honours diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion.
With her positive attitude and enthusiasm, Anna’s focus is to help her clients turn health and fitness goals into stepping stones for future success. She addresses functional fitness, rehabilitation and mobilization conditioning, powerlifting, HIIT and Pilates. Her expertise in postural and rehabilitative conditioning has assisted her clients in achieving an improved quality of life and renewed confidence. She is a passionate public speaker and can often be found working alongside peers in health and fitness education.
Anna is also a Registered Massage Therapist and practices Swedish, deep tissue, fascial techniques, prenatal therapy and postpartum care.
Anna is inspired by a strong belief in the benefits of massage therapy and the joys of excellent health and fitness, as reflected in her clients.
“After many years or sporting activities, I sustained an injury that shut down my involvement in sport and lead to months of acute pain as I tried conventional physiotherapy with little success.
Finally I was diagnosed as needing urgent surgery on my spine which was followed by a long recovery period. I became far too inactive with the result that muscles atrophied and strength declined. Since that time I have used the services of four or five personal trainers who helped, but slowly. I finally happened upon Anna David and she is, without question, the best and most effective trainer I have dealt with.
We focus on core strengthening and general flexibility. She has a pleasant and affable personality that makes her easy to work with and to respond to. She has a multiplicity of skills that allows her to offer variety and to gently add more challenging exercises without needless exhortation, relying instead on observation and encouragement. I have noted that she watches carefully and gets you to your limits, which of course thereby expand, without old fashioned urging and barking. This in turn leads to sustained improvement.
As a result after a year working with her, I can happily report improved posture, greater flexibility and mobility and greater range of movement in my joints. In addition my abdominals are stronger and my stomach is flatter, which makes her popular with the tailor who alters my clothes!
I am personally grateful to her and commend her to any prospective clients. She is easy to work with and technically excellent.”
-Gerald R Hooper
Adam has been at Bounce for 3 years and has been a pleasure to have on our team! He has a diploma in Health and Fitness Promotion from Algonquin College, is Canfit and Canada Fitness Kickboxing certified.
Adam tailors each workout plan to his clients needs, and goals, and is insistent on improving their lifestyle. He uses his spare time cycling, doing half marathons, and obstacle courses. He also teaches group classes, is well versed about weight loss, postural correction, and injury rehabilitation. Adam works closely with RMTs, Chiros, and Physios, and takes pride in being able to translate their knowledge into the his clients programs.
Dwayne is a more recent addition to the Bounce team, has brought his own clientele, and has proven to be a great asset! He has 8 years experience in the downtown fitness arena, and recognises what this demographic needs for a healthy lifestyle.
Dwayne is certified as a Focused Flexibility Specialist, MovNat Level 2 Trainer, Sports and Exercise Nutritional coach with Precision Nutrition, and YMCA PT. Through his experience as a martial artist, avid rock climber, and his passion for all forms of movement, Dwayne helps his clients become strong and mobile through movement and play. Real world application of skill and strength are his main focus as a teacher.
Morgan works with all ages and abilities, from varsity athletes to 70+ years young. His teaching format revolves around perfecting basic movement patterns and applying safe and effective programs to increase strength and prevent injury.
Morgan has extensive training in gymnastics, has kettlebell certifications, is an amazing snowboarder, and is currently in the middle of completing a degree in Kinesiology at the Universtity of Ottawa. In the three years at Bounce, he’s proven to be an amazing asset to our team. We’re lucky to have him!
Janis Ellis-Claypool hates the gym, but loves a good workout in a group-setting with quality people. After being disappointed in mediocre classes and barely breaking a sweat, she decided to become an instructor and shake things up!
Janis has a Bachelor of Sciences in Education with an emphasis in Community Health, a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Science, and has been certified with the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor since 2004. She has been affiliated with FitMom Canada since 2006, and has worked with hundreds of prenatal and postnatal women, to help them get fit and have fun during their child-bearing years. Janis offers a creative workout with a relaxed atmosphere, and strives to ensure her clients leave feeling "aware" of their challenged muscles and heart. She also teaches MOSSA Group Power classes at the Taggart Family YMCA and loves working with people of all ages and stages of life.
By day, Janis works for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as Director of their Professional Standards Program, ensuring evidence-based science guides the certification of Personal Trainers and Exercise Physiologists across Canada.
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