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

I am a Personal Trainer and a co-owner 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

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 and most recently, The Graston Technique.

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, Personal Trainer and Athletic Therapist

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.

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Devon Lyon, Personal 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 Varden 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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Kristen O’Keefe, Personal Trainer

I am currently a student at the University of Manitoba, working towards my Bachelor of Kinesiology. I am also a graduate of Niagara College with a Health and Fitness Promotion diploma. After graduation I successfully obtained my Certified Personal Trainer through Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and soon after started my career as a Personal Trainer here at Advantage Conditioning.

Being able to help individuals reach their goals and achieve their full potential when it comes to health and fitness is what compelled me to start my career as a Personal Trainer. As a former swim instructor and ringette coach, I love to teach others about the importance of staying active and exercising safely while having fun in the process. I strive to help others improve their quality of life through physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Little known fact: I am an adrenaline junkie and love to travel!

Brendan Corr, Personal Trainer

I am a student of Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy) at the University of Winnipeg and will soon graduate. 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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Lisa Dawson, Personal Trainer

I have studied Kinesiology at the University of Winnipeg and hold multiple certifications through CanFitPro. I have been in the fitness industry since 2003 and worked with a wide clientele including pre and post natal women, athletes and candidates for Winnipeg Police Service. My expertise is in women’s fitness, especially in healthy weight loss. 

I would like to think of personal training as “tough love”, because I push each client to his or her full physical capacity. I maintain my own active lifestyle through strength training and outdoor running. I have competed in MABBA and my upcoming fitness goal is to complete the Manitoba Half Marathon.

Little known fact: My favourite movie is Rock of Ages.