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Owners

Karen Snyder

CEO and Co-Founder

Karen Snyder was born to bring a unique facility like LiquidGym from vision to reality. She has a strong background in physical education, entrepreneurship and adapted aquatics, plus a passion for sports and wellness. Karen’s skills and interests combine to…

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Irene Hammerich

Co-Founder
Coach and Personal Trainer

LiquidGym co-founder Irene Hammerich has always been on the move! In high school, she was a “gym rat,” involved in many sports, including badminton, basketball and high jump. At University of Toronto, she focused on competitive volleyball. On the side,…

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Rehab Team

Physiotherapy

Lindsay Jonkman

Physiotherapist

Lindsay has worked in private practice, hospital settings and long-term care. Lindsay believes in the importance of individualized treatment for her patients in order to achieve their goals and optimize their quality of life. Lindsay has continued her education by…

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Physiotherapy staff at LiquidGym

Drew Murray

Physiotherapist

Drew is a Registered Physiotherapist who strongly believes in treating the whole body and not just a single injury/pain. Drew obtained his Masters degree in Physiotherapy at University College Dublin and his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology at Wilfrid…

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LiquidGym physiotherapy staff

Emma Lis

Physiotherapist

Emma is a registered physiotherapist who graduated from McMaster University in 2018 with an MSc in Physiotherapy after graduating from uOttawa with a BSc in Human Kinetics in 2015. Throughout her university studies Emma pursued several professional interests by serving…

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Physiotherapy staff at LiquidGym

Gavin Parsons

Physiotherapist

Gavin is a Registered Physiotherapist from Ottawa who completed his Master's in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. He also holds a BSc. (Hon.) in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa. Gavin believes strongly in helping his patients…

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LiquidGym physiotherapy staff

Jessica Buffam

Physiotherapist

Jess is a Physiotherapy Resident who believes it is important to give her patients the tools and support they require to live their best lives. She completed her MSc in Physiotherapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland after attending Queen's…

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapist at LiquidGym

Nathaniel Vice

Registered Massage Therapist

Nathaniel has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from Algonquin College in 2014. Nathaniel incorporates manual techniques with movement testing and retraining to help patients identify and understand their impairments. He is a strong believer in the multi-disciplinary…

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Kinesiology

Kristen Sarlo

Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
Registered Kinesiologist
Athletic Therapist

Kristen earned her degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College in 2008, where she developed the skill set to assess and treat different populations, tailoring her treatment programs to meet the needs of each client through manual therapy, education and…

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Athletic Therapy

Kristen Sarlo

Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
Registered Kinesiologist
Athletic Therapist

Kristen earned her degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College in 2008, where she developed the skill set to assess and treat different populations, tailoring her treatment programs to meet the needs of each client through manual therapy, education and…

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Acupuncture / Reflexology / BioFlex Cold Laser Therapy

Evelyn Huer

Registered Acupuncturist
Certified Reflexologist
Certified BioFlex Laser Therapy

Evelyn Huer graduated from the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. Through her studies she has developed a deep appreciation of the physical,…

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Training/Coaching Team

Irene Hammerich

Co-Founder
Coach and Personal Trainer

LiquidGym co-founder Irene Hammerich has always been on the move! In high school, she was a “gym rat,” involved in many sports, including badminton, basketball and high jump. At University of Toronto, she focused on competitive volleyball. On the side,…

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Kristen Sarlo

Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
Registered Kinesiologist
Athletic Therapist

Kristen earned her degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College in 2008, where she developed the skill set to assess and treat different populations, tailoring her treatment programs to meet the needs of each client through manual therapy, education and…

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Sherry Carson

Running Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
Office Manager

Sherry graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Sherry is a CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer as well as having her Functional Movement System Certification. She has obtained her Level 1 TRX Suspension Trainer Certificate and the…

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Simon Jones

Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
IT Specialist

Simon gained his degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and spent many years working in the IT field as both a systems administrator and customer service manager. Throughout his life he has always had a passion for sports with many…

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Dan Burns

Pool Manager
Personal Trainer
Reception

Dan graduated from the University of Ottawa in Leisure Studies and was a member of the varsity competitive swim team. He is an advanced instructor-trainer with certification in NLS, NLS Surf, CPR and First Aid. Dan has also competed and…

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Front Office Team

Sherry Carson

Running Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
Office Manager

Sherry graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Sherry is a CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer as well as having her Functional Movement System Certification. She has obtained her Level 1 TRX Suspension Trainer Certificate and the…

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Natasha Hurst

Reception
Insurance Specialist

Natasha graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa with an Office Administration Diploma. She has worked in an office setting for over 15 years. She has an interest in fitness, proper nutrition, and overall wellness. As a mother of two children,…

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Christy Zavitske

Reception
Insurance Specialist

Christy has a diploma in Recreation from Loyalist College. She has been working in the high tech sector for the past 20 years in finance and administration. Christy is a busy mom of 4 kids. She enjoys horseback riding, walks…

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Dan Burns

Pool Manager
Personal Trainer
Reception

Dan graduated from the University of Ottawa in Leisure Studies and was a member of the varsity competitive swim team. He is an advanced instructor-trainer with certification in NLS, NLS Surf, CPR and First Aid. Dan has also competed and…

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Lifeguard Team

Dan Burns

Pool Manager
Personal Trainer
Reception

Dan graduated from the University of Ottawa in Leisure Studies and was a member of the varsity competitive swim team. He is an advanced instructor-trainer with certification in NLS, NLS Surf, CPR and First Aid. Dan has also competed and…

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Specialists

Simon Jones

Coach
Personal Trainer
Instructor
IT Specialist

Simon gained his degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and spent many years working in the IT field as both a systems administrator and customer service manager. Throughout his life he has always had a passion for sports with many…

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Natasha Hurst

Reception
Insurance Specialist

Natasha graduated from Algonquin College in Ottawa with an Office Administration Diploma. She has worked in an office setting for over 15 years. She has an interest in fitness, proper nutrition, and overall wellness. As a mother of two children,…

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Christy Zavitske

Reception
Insurance Specialist

Christy has a diploma in Recreation from Loyalist College. She has been working in the high tech sector for the past 20 years in finance and administration. Christy is a busy mom of 4 kids. She enjoys horseback riding, walks…

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We are always looking for good talent with energy and passion, so feel free to send us your resume.

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