Tara moved up to the Yukon after an epic 2 month summer vacation (which was supposed to only be two weeks), making the trip from Ottawa to Whitehorse in July 2016. Since moving up North, Tara has discovered a love for the outdoors, and spends her free time hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and skiing in the winters. You’ll often find her trusty best buddy – Paisley – alongside her, whether they are out adventuring or taking care of clients at the studio.
Tara is a graduate from Algonquin College’s Fitness & Health Promotions program, as well as their Massage Therapy Intensive program, giving her a double skill set as both a Personal Trainer and a Massage Therapist. Having both modalities allows her to combine manual therapy and specific exercise to help her clients become the most functional version of themselves.
In November 2018, Tara opened Evergreen Wellness Studio. She needed a cohesive space to run both sides of her business, fitness and massage, and renovated a mechanics “shed” to suit all of her needs. Within this space you can find a multidisciplinary team of like-minded health professionals working together to create a network of support.
Growing up in an active family of seven, Anna participated in many different activities, including ringette, hockey, soccer, softball, skiing, swimming, hiking and biking. Combined with experience working as a ski patroller, Anna developed a passion for helping others and a desire to learn about the human body and how it functions. This lead her to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. She is very passionate about her work and strives to work with her patients and their goals, helping you get back to your daily activities and return from sports injuries as quickly as possible.
Anna graduated with Honours from the Canadian Foothills College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Calgary, AB. She is a member of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, as well as registered with the College of Massage Therapists in Ontario. Anna has been practicing Massage Therapy for 8 years, specializing in deep tissue massage and myofascial cupping. Anna is looking forward to developing and furthering her skill alongside like-minded practitioners at Evergreen.
HI, I’m Janelle! Like many, I have the classic Yukon tale… I moved up north for an adventure and never looked back. My roots are Personal Training and lifestyle coaching and I pride myself on practicing what I preach, creating balance. My vision is to help my clients reach their full potential through movement of the body and to discover how capable they really are. I believe that movement clears the mind and allows us to break through limiting beliefs to live happier, more fulfilled lives. My philosophy is functional fitness; to me this means prescribing fun, real-life, and balanced movements to enrich quality of life.
When I’m not at work you can spot me at Midnight Sun coffee roasters – maybe coffee is what fuels my bright outlook on life! I spend most of my days hitting the trails with my furry friends, going to fitness classes and fulfilling my introverted self at home. I’m currently studying Massage Therapy at the Alberta College of Massage Therapy, and will graduate in June 2020.
Are you interested in joining #teamevergreen? We’d love to hear from you! We are currently looking for someone interested in running PM Group Fitness classes, doing evening Personal Training, and to teach a Yoga class. Email Tara at email@example.com.