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THE ELITE

SYDFIT FITNESS
TRAINERS

THE ELITE

SYDFIT FITNESS
TRAINERS

OUR MISSON

Through boxing, we inspire growth and development within our communities, causing people to live more passionate lives.

SYD VANDERPOOL

CEO & Elite Coaching Specialist

Champion boxer (super middleweight) and certified coach and trainer, Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool brings more than 13 years of professional boxing and training experience to his members.  Syd has extensively trained with some of the world’s finest trainers including the legendary Emanuel Stewart, Goody Petronelli, John Davenport, Alrick Dougherty and Roberta Snider.

Syd’s unique abilities in and out of the ring make him both a motivational coach as well as a highly sought-after sports trainer. His experience training with world renowned athletes such as Lennox Lewis, Zab Judah and Hector Camacho has given him unique insight into the higher levels of professional sport – a world he fought in for more than a dozen years and helped him to achieve his #1 World ranking.

Now Syd brings his vision to the SydFIT Health Centre, where he shares his passion with young athletes, and inspires the centre’s community of members to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

View an interview with Syd on how SydBOX, at the SydFIT Health Centre, is raising a culture of champions.

It takes a champion to raise a champion…that’s what we do, we uncover champions. — Syd Vanderpool

SYD VANDERPOOL

CEO & Elite Coaching Specialist

Champion boxer (super middleweight) and certified coach and trainer, Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool brings more than 13 years of professional boxing and training experience to his members.  Syd has extensively trained with some of the world’s finest trainers including the legend.ary Emanuel Stewart, Goody Petronelli, John Davenport, Alrick Dougherty and Roberta Snider..

JYNELLE BOURNE-HASSARD

Personal Coaching Strength Specialist

Jynelle has a true passion for fitness, and has been involved in the fitness industry for 15 years. In 2002, she decided to make a lifestyle change after gaining weight, and becoming unhappy with her body image. Since then she has taken her fitness journey to a variety of places. Jynelle has competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions, participated in 10k races, taught in a variety of fitness areas ranging from Mature-fit for older adults, Body Sculpting, Spinn and SydFit’s Young Champs. Since arriving at SydFIT, she has grown from Personal Trainer and fitness boxer to competitive boxer, boxing coach, and nutrition coach.  Jynelle makes health and fitness a top priority, and certainly leads by example. She is here to relate, educate and motivate others to develop a healthy lifestyle and to help clients achieve their fitness goals…no matter how big or small!!!

JYNELLE BOURNE-HASSARD

Personal Coaching Strength Specialist

Jynelle has a true passion for fitness, and has been involved in the fitness industry for 15 years. In 2002, she decided to make a lifestyle change after gaining weight, and becoming unhappy with her body image. Since then she has taken her fitness journey to a variety of places. Jynelle has competed in numerous bodybuilding competitions, participated in 10k races, taught in a variety of fitness areas ranging from Mature-fit for older adults, Body Sculpting, Spinn and SydFit’s Young Champs.

NATASHA SPENCE

Elite Coaching Specialist

Natasha “The Nightmare” Spence is a World Champion Professional Boxer, Certified Amateur Boxing Coach, and Elite Trainer.  With a current boxing record of 8-3-2 (6 KO) she continues to actively train herself, as well as her clients and aspiring young boxers. She won the WBF Super Lightweight Title in May of 2016, and has travelled around the world as a pugilist. Nightmare is known (& feared) mostly for her punching power, with amazing hand speed and the footwork to go with it, she is a force to be reckoned with.

With 13 years of boxing experience she brings a wealth of knowledge to her personal training clients and amateur boxers.   As one of SydFIT’s first instructors, she started passing on the skills she was learning from Syd Vanderpool first to our Youth Boxers, and soon Fitness Boxing, Semi-Private Boxing Classes, and Private clients followed. As she quickly advanced as an instructor, she went on to help Coach Elite level Competitive Amateur Fighters before making the transition into Professional boxer.  The SydFIT team is proud to have “The Nightmare” call our Centre home.

NATASHA SPENCE

Elite Coaching Specialist

Natasha “The Nightmare” Spence is a World Champion Professional Boxer, Certified Amateur Boxing Coach, and Elite Trainer.  With a current boxing record of 8-3-2 (6 KO) she continues to actively train herself, as well as her clients and aspiring young boxers. She won the WBF Super Lightweight Title in May of 2016, and has travelled around the world as a pugilist. Nightmare is known (& feared) mostly for her punching power, with amazing hand speed and the footwork to go with it, she is a force to be reckoned with.

MELANIE MCCONNERY 

Intake Specialist

Since joining the SydFIT Centre in 2015 as a member, Melanie McConnery has made her place in our community as our Intake Specialist and our Skin Care and Beauty Specialist in the Wellness Centre.   Melanie completed her Level One Fitness and Personal Trainer certifications, and this year, took on the role of Intake Specialist for new members at the Centre. She is a warm welcome, and your first introduction to our fitness programs, as well as a wealth of information about our team and the services they provide.

MELANIE MCCONNERY 

Intake Specialist

Since joining the SydFIT Centre in 2015 as a member, Melanie McConnery has made her place in our community as our Intake Specialist and our Skin Care and Beauty Specialist in the Wellness Centre.   Melanie completed her Level One Fitness and Personal Trainer certifications, and this year, took on the role of Intake Specialist for new members at the Centre. She is a warm welcome, and your first introduction to our fitness programs, as well as a wealth of information about our team and the services they provide.

CHRISTINE HILLIS

Personal Trainer

Christine has been a member of the SydFIT community since 2012 and has been working as a trainer since 2013. With a passion for both boxing and fitness, she understands the impact that exercise can have on everyone’s life. Christine credits her positive mental and physical well being to her involvement in boxing and the SydFIT community. She has competed in boxing, power lifting, and strong woman events, giving her insight and experience in many different areas as a trainer. Christine’s career in Social Work gives her a unique perspective and fuels her love for helping people learn to appreciate what their mind and bodies can do. She is also the author of a mental wellness book titled Seeing Through the Label, based on her own experience, and has traveled across Canada speaking with people about mental wellness. She has a positive energy that both motivates and encourages those around her.

CHRISTINE HILLIS

Personal Trainer

Christine has been a member of the SydFIT community since 2012 and has been working as a trainer since 2013. With a passion for both boxing and fitness, she understands the impact that exercise can have on everyone’s life. Christine credits her positive mental and physical well being to her involvement in boxing and the SydFIT community. She has competed in boxing, power lifting, and strong woman events, giving her insight and experience in many different areas as a trainer.

NICK HAMMOND

Fitness & Boxing Coaching Specialist

Nick Hammond has been part of Team Destiny boxing as an amateur competitor since 2015.  During that time, he also received his Level One Fitness and Personal Training certifications to transition in to a trainer with the SydFIT Team.  Between training for his own fights, Nick works with our Youth Boxers, Beginner Competitors and members helping them to reach and surpass their goals in fitness and competition.

In 2019 Nick has his eyes set on Gold at several tournaments with Boxing Ontario to further his medal count which includes Gold and the Ontario Boxing Association Golden Gloves 2017.  He was also named Male Boxer of the year 2018 by Team Destiny. Watch for future events featuring this up and coming Destiny Boxer.

NICK HAMMOND

Fitness & Boxing Coaching Specialist

Nick Hammond has been part of Team Destiny boxing as an amateur competitor since 2015.  During that time, he also received his Level One Fitness and Personal Training certifications to transition in to a trainer with the SydFIT Team.  Between training for his own fights, Nick works with our Youth Boxers, Beginner Competitors and members helping them to reach and surpass their goals in fitness and competition.

ZAIN ANSARI

Muay Thai Coaching Specialist

The newest member of the SydFit Training Team, Zain Ansari brings a long history of family dedication and passion for his sport of Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Growing up in the martial arts schools of his foster Father and Uncle in North East Thailand, Zain’s longtime devotion to the sport gives him a respect and passion for passing on the lessons of his youth, to the next generation.  As a professional Muay Thai fighter for 4 years, and amateur boxer on the Pakistan National Team in 2014, he is continuing to increase his skills at the SydFit Centre as a Team Destiny boxer.

ZAIN ANSARI

Muay Thai Coaching Specialist

The newest member of the SydFit Training Team, Zain Ansari brings a long history of family dedication and passion for his sport of Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Growing up in the martial arts schools of his foster Father and Uncle in North East Thailand, Zain’s longtime devotion to the sport gives him a respect and passion for passing on the lessons of his youth, to the next generation.

ERYN LOBSINGER

Operations Specialist

Since meeting Syd in 2007, Eryn Lobsinger has been part of the ongoing administrative growth of the company.

Having the opportunity to work with Syd, she discovered a passion for both the business and sport of boxing, that drives her to continue to make SydFIT Health Centre a place where members feel part of something bigger.

Knowing that the members stay with SydFIT not only because of the amazing workout, but also because of the strong community support they find, Eryn works with the entire SydFIT team to continue the evolution of the administrative needs for each new member.

If you have any questions regarding administration at SydFIT Health Centre, contact Eryn at 519-571-1269 or email admin@sydfithealth.ca.

ERYN LOBSINGER

Operations Specialist

Since meeting Syd in 2007, Eryn Lobsinger has been part of the ongoing administrative growth of the company.

Having the opportunity to work with Syd, she discovered a passion for both the business and sport of boxing, that drives her to continue to make SydFIT Health Centre a place where members feel part of something bigger.