Our Team

We are a team of professionals with extensive experiences in fitness and training.

We love helping people get healthier and stronger both mentally and physically. We have diverse backgrounds and each with an unique style (as you will quickly discover), but rest assured we are all dedicated to provide you with the best experiences possible and there is nothing that will make us happier than seeing you achieve your goals.

 

Profiles

Get to know each of us a little better here.

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Lindsay Jurkowski, Personal Trainer/Managing Partner

I am a Personal Trainer and managing partner of Advantage Conditioning Ltd. who believes every person is motivated in different ways to reach their fitness goals. I love helping people make healthy lifestyle changes that they can share with family and friends.

Little known fact: I absolutely hate chocolate.

Chelsea White, Athletic Therapist/Managing Partner

I graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy in 2010 and began working with Advantage Conditioning in 2011. Over the years, I have continued to follow my passion for rehabilitation by furthering my education and being certified in Function Movement Screening, Soft Tissue Release, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, The Mulligan Technique (Upper and Lower Body), and most recently, Shift Concussion.

Being passionate about sports myself, I understand firsthand what it takes to manage and recover from an injury while meeting life’s demands or participating in the activities I love. I use my expertise to resolve my patients’ injuries, aches and pains through rehabilitative exercises and functional correction. I help them manage their injury so that they could continue following their passion. 

Little known fact: I absolutely love chocolate

 
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Ryan Walkoski, Athletic Therapist/Personal Trainer

My interest in injury rehabilitation was sparked in 2008 when I injured myself competing at the National Boxing Championships. I joined Advantage Conditioning as a practicum student in 2011 and have been working with the team since then. During my practicum, I was offered the opportunity to run fitness classes and fell in love with personal training/class instruction. I graduated with a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Winnipeg in the summer of 2014 and was certified as an athletic therapist in the summer of 2015.

I am passionate about providing the best treatment and training possible, and I am constantly pursuing continuing education to better myself in the clinic and the gym. My main goal is to help each one of my clients reach their rehabilitation and fitness goals as quickly and safely as possible.

Little known fact: I am referred to as, "The Polar Bear Kid."

Devon Lyon, Personal/High Performance Hockey Trainer

Physical activity has been a part of my life for longer than I can remember. The sports I played include baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, squash, lacrosse, hockey, and track and field. My interest in fitness and nutrition was sparked in the first year of high school while playing basketball and lacrosse. Helping people become stronger, and most importantly healthier, is a great feeling. Being able to do more of something each week and seeing the progression is the best part of being a personal trainer. Specializing in high performance hockey I have had the privilege with great athletes at many levels of hockey, from the Guelph Storm to the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League Fort Gary Twins, as well as the Athletic Trainer/ Strength and Conditioning coach for Manitoba Junior Hockey League teams such as OCN Blizzard (2015/2016) and Virden Oil Capitals (2016/2017). Linking prevention to performance is a passion of mine.

Little Known Fact: I created the raised single eyebrow, not The Rock

 
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Ashley Phommarath, Personal Trainer

I graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy) in February 2018. I joined Advantage Conditioning as a practicum student in 2015 but now have expanded my role in the team as a personal trainer/group fitness instructor. My next step is to write my national certification exam in November 2018, in addition; complete my strength and conditioning certification this year (CSCS).

Growing up, I was heavily involved in the dance community; specifically ballet and tap. But I enjoy all forms of physical activity and sports. I believe in teaching my patients/clients' how their body should functionally move by correcting muscle imbalances and educating them on these topics.

In addition, I currently am involved with a number of community/school sports teams such MMJHL Fort Garry Twins and Churchill Highschool Bulldogs football programs. I enjoy giving back and helping those who may not always be given a fair opportunity.

Little known fact: I love Europe

Brendan Corr, Athletic Therapist/Personal Trainer

I graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy) in June 2017 and certified as an athletic therapist in June 2018.  I am into any activity that will make me work up a sweat. This passion for an active lifestyle brought me the Advantage, where I can share my knowledge and help others reach their heart goals.

Among all things I love, hockey is my one true passion. I have been working as a hockey coach and running sports camp for kids for the past few years. I firmly believe in the necessity and importance of a preventative approach to healthcare. The earlier in life you start the better (but in my experience an old dog can always learn new tricks).

Little known fact: I absolutely love to cook, and spent several years working as a banquet chef.

 
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Laurie Zonneveld, Personal Trainer

I have always been an active person, playing multiple sports growing up and “adventuring” outdoors. My first degree is in Psychology. I worked as a corporate sales representative for four years, during which time I was diagnosed with depression. Using exercise as a tool to combat my depression, I found that the concept of “exercise as medicine” was something I wanted to pursue, and eventually earned my second degree in Exercise Science at the University of Winnipeg.

I love helping clients set goals and watch them progress to achieve them. Everyone is different and everyone is going to choose what the best health plan is for them, but if I can educate and inform my clients so they make choices that promote a happy, healthy and balanced lifestyle, then I know I’ve done my job.

Little known fact: 

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Arlyn Guevarra, Athletic Therapist/Clinic Manager

I graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy) in June 2015 and certified as an athletic therapist in June 2018. My additional role to this team is clinic manager of Advantage Conditioning

Little known fact: I idolize to be Mrs. White (aka. Chelsea's mom)