Janet Pound

Janet loves group fitness and has been instructing a variety of fitness classes for more than 20 years.  She instructs HIIT,  cardio and strength training classes of various formats using all sorts of bars, bands, balls, weights and gliders to assist participants in achieving their fitness goals while striving to keep them motivated and fitness fun.  Check out the schedule for opportunities to join  in on the fitness fun.


Cathy Jewison

Cathy is certified as a group fitness leader through the AFLCA, with specialties in choreography, portable equipment and mind/body. With a background in belly dance, her particular interests are dance exercise and mind/body approaches. Recently certified as an instructor in the YogaFit system, she is working toward her RYT 200 designation. Cathy has taught a range of classes, including Bellyfit, BOSU, Fusion and Yoga Flow.


Shawna Pound

Shawna brings a wealth of knowledge and education to her conditioning classes and develops her classes in a  manner that achieves results in a challenging yet safe manner.   Shawna has been sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for fitness at Breakaway for seven year. She holds a Degree in Kinesiology and a Masters in Physio Therapy. Check out the schedule for opportunities to take her classes.


Pooja Chugh

Fitness Instructor

Pooja is a qualified fitness instructor, a nutritional therapist, a BSc Life Science graduate, and has research experience in exercise and nutrition. Competing in multiple sports at an international level, Pooja has a great passion for fitness, health, and wellness and enjoys motivating participants to achieve their goals. Pooja teaches a variety of classes and likes to be innovative to keep workouts fresh, fun, and challenging. Join her to get energized and enjoy a good sweat sesh!

Nutrition Counselling

Pooja is a qualified nutritional therapist by the Health Science Academy of the United Kingdom. She is a University of Toronto graduate with a B.Sc. Honours in Life Science and has research experience in exercise and nutrition. Pooja’s expertise involves using nature’s pharmacy (food) to help her clients achieve their health and fitness goals including weight management, sports nutrition, disease prevention, and symptom management. She enjoys studying the latest research and findings in field of nutrition and is very enthusiastic about educating clients and helping them create a personalized nutrition plan to achieve optimal health and wellness. 




Ali McConnell

Ali has been involved in athletics and fitness her entire life, doing everything from swimming to kickboxing. She is a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist with Canfitpro and a certified Barre Instructor with the International Ballet Barre Fitness Association. Ali is passionate about fitness and is always looking for ways to mix-it-up in her classes. Join Ali for fun-filled, high-energy workouts that will keep you smiling while you feel the burn!


Bringing fitness tailored to your needs and for your enjoyment!

Jojo has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 10 years. She has been working in a variety of environments, from community centers and rehabilitation programs, to gymnastics clubs. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, Pre- Postnatal, Older Adults, Cancer Survivor Exercise Specialist, Spinning Instructor and Aqua Fitness Instructor. Her passion is to help people fall in love with fitness and enjoy working out.


Cygni has been a certified Zumba® instructor since 2012 and has brought Zumba love to the participants at Breakaway Fitness since 2013. As a registered Physiotherapist, she understands the critical importance of moving your body, physical fitness and exercise, as well as the benefits of fun, joy and positive energy on the brain. She loves Zumba® since it incorporates all these aspects and her passion is evident in her classes. Expect a high-energy class with loads of smiles all around!


Amanda Grobbecker

Amanda is a certified personal training specialist through Canfit Pro. She has always been an active individual, which hasn't changed one bit with her 1.5 year old daughter always wanting to be exploring the outdoors! Amanda has been teaching a variety of fitness classes since 2012. She has lead things from Bounce Fitness (bouncy boots!!) to running clinics, TRX, HIIT, Tabata, DANCEPL3Y and more. She is very energetic with a silly personality that will make you sweat, and laugh during class! 


Meta Antolin

Meta Antolin has been training Capoeira since 1989. She started her training with the group Berimbau de Ouro - Minas Gerais in Amsterdam and moved to Brazil for two years to continue her training.

In teaching Capoeira to new students, Meta introduces both styles, aware that each student must find their own path in Capoeira. "Capoeira is continual motion to the sound of the Berimbau and the chant-like rhythmic songs that drive the game as we play."


Dani is a Kinesiologist and certified personal trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Dani completes a lifestyle counselling session and fitness assessment with each client in order to help them create specific goals for themselves. She loves personal training and working with individuals or small groups to help clients achieve their personal fitness goals and live their healthiest life.

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Personal Training

Personal Training is available to help members achieve the results they’ve always wanted. Our friendly Trainers want to see you improve the quality of your life – They’re here to support you through your physical transformation knowing that benefits extend beyond the physical rewards.

You’ll look and feel better than ever with increased energy, improved sleep and reduced stress. Whatever goals you have in mind, a trainer will help you make it happen.

One-on-one as well as group functional training is available. 

Contact our front desk for more information.




Norma Nelson
Break Away Fitness
5003 48th Street
Box 2454
Yellowknife NT


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