​Focus on Function…

While Functional Training may seem like one of the current fitness “buzz” words, it has been widely used in many different avenues such as rehabilitation and sports performance training for many years. It has been gaining mainstream popularity because of the many benefits that it brings to everyday life.

What is it?

Focusing on how the body naturally moves, functional training enhances muscle integration (whole body cooperation), requires stabilization of the body through various movement patterns, uses multi-planar movements (think spiral diagonal patterns), stimulates the brain as well as the body and its fun too! Functional training utilizes simple, minimalist equipment and can be done almost anywhere, bringing a versatility to fitness that makes it easy to fit into a busy lifestyle.
Tonya Card PTS, NWL - Owner
Tonya began her fitness career in 1992 teaching step aerobics and weight training. She then trained and worked as a registered massage therapist specializing in sports injury & rehabilitation for 13 years, developing a strong knowledge base in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.

In 2012, she recertified her fitness credentials with CanFit Pro and has certificates in Personal Training, Nutrition & Weight Loss, TRX Suspension Training, Keiser Indoor Cycling, and TWIST Conditioning & Sports Performance. Tonya is also a NCCP community level Triathlon coach and spent 8 years as a competitive swim coach. She has also served in the capacity of conditioning coach for 6 years in the minor hockey program. She has taken numerous seminars such as osteoporosis prevention, eating for performance, running & senior’s yoga. Tonya has spent many hours on volunteer committees for events such as the Queen of Hearts Triathlon and Fit for Motion half marathon.She continues to promote healthy living within the community.

Tonya is an active triathlete, finishing over 14 races to date. She and her husband also participated in the 200km 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer and 2014 Mud Hero and enjoys hockey, swimming, cycling and running. 
Lindsay Ellwein

Is a certified IFA Group Exercise Instructor and is working on her AFLCA recertification. Lindsay has over 10 years of group exercise experience from both sides of the class, student and instructor. She started participating in group exercise classes when she started college. Since then she's also found a love for running, she runs every year in numerous 5 and 10 km runs as well as participating in the 12 Hour Relay For Life Cancer walk in Whitecourt.

Lindsay and her husband. Chaise have 2 beautiful children. Lindsay had two healthy pregnancies and was able to continue running and exercise right up to the last week prior to giving birth. She is great at teaching and introducing others to share her exercise passion. 

Chantelle Peloquin
Chantelle’s yoga journey started in 2014 for her own personal growth and healing. It ignited a passion! Wanting to gain more knowledge about this ancient practice she enrolled in the 200hour teacher training with Sacred Seed Yoga and Ayurveda. Studying under Aman Rai and Jai Kai, she broadened her knowledge of the eight limbs of yoga and a understanding of Ayurveda. Graduating from this program in 2016 she began teaching where she loves to share this knowledge so others can benefit from this therapeutic practice.
 In 2017 she studied under Lisa Babiuk and Nand Narine from Soul Fitness Mind Body Studios. This training brought a knowledge of the Myo-Fascia System prospective, Movement and the Connection of Mind, Body and Spirit. She graduated in 2018 from this 300hour training.

Chantelle’s classes bring the eight limbs to the mat. Moving through a gentle nurturing flow to bring practitioners to a place of self love and growth.

“ My body is my temple. My asana is my prayer”
Tara Elgersma
 A healthy lifestyle and being active has always played an important part in Tara’s life. From being the “tomboy” growing up, all through junior and high school participating in various team & individual sports, and continuing in her adult life with an active lifestyle participating in numerous outdoor activities as well as other fitness disciplines. ​​

Tara’s been an AFLCA certified group fitness instructor for 7 years and is excited to continue to share her passion for fitness and healthy living with others by joining the team of instructors at Synergy Health & Performance.     

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