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.
Lindsay was born and raised in small-town Ontario but has always had a fascination with the ‘Great White North’ and a love of all things outdoors so when she moved to the Yukon it was love at first hike! When she is not in clinic, Lindsay and her ‘main man’ Rocky can be found exploring the endless trails, camping in any weather and fishing…or casting at least!
Lindsay graduated from Brock University’s Kinesiology program before continuing her education at Queen’s University with a Masters of Physical Therapy. While in school, she worked with people of all ages and abilities, ranging from children participating in a Special Needs Activity Program, to seniors working on fall-prevention, to high-level competitive athletes in the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
In Lindsay’s ideal world, physiotherapy would be a preventative treatment. She believes it should provide clients with the knowledge to understand their bodies and the tools to take better care of them before injuries happen, or manage them when they do. She uses a variety of movement screening, manual therapy and corrective exercises to develop a customized treatment plan that addresses recovery, return to work/activity and reinjury prevention.
Lindsay treats a variety of orthopaedic conditions, pelvic floor dysfunction, and concussion injuries or persistent concussion symptoms, using a combination of manual therapies, myofascial release, acupuncture and dry needling
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.