Assistant Prep Coaches
Denise has always been actively involved in sports and fitness since an early age. She knows first-hand how much hard work and dedication it takes to become an high-level athlete. Denise is known for pushing past her physical limits daily. When she sets a goal for herself, in or out of the gym, she makes no excuses, she finds a way to get everything done. Denise lives the Freak Fitness lifestyle 24/7, 365 days. There is no “off-season” for her.
Denise began her fitness competition journey in 2007 where she competed in the Women‘s Fitness Division in her home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She then took a few years off to work on her physique and had new goals in mind. Denise then switched to Women’s Figure and hit the stage again in 2012 and 2013. She placed second in both shows and although she was happy with that accomplishment she wanted to challenge herself further. When the Women’s Physique Division was introduced, it sparked her interest. Denise decided to try her hand at that and competed in Novice again and placed second at that show as well second at the Provincial Championships in 2014. In 2015, Denise placed 6th in her National debut. She then returned to Provincials in 2017 and won her class, the best poser award and took the Overall title. She continues today to work hard to achieve an IFBB Pro-Card!
Denise feels fortunate to have been able to transform her passion for physique and fitness into a career as a certified personal trainer and we are honored to have Denise as an Assistant Prep Coach at Freak Fitness. She wants to use her knowledge and experience to help you achieve your personal and competition goals!
Shelly is an IFBB Pro residing in Winnipeg, MB. She is a full time certified personal trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and has been teaching group fitness and personal training for over 30 years! She also holds a certification from Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC), as an evaluator of fitness leaders.
Fitness has always been her passion. Shelly started out very young in dancing and baton twirling. Once she stopped competing in those sports , Shelly missed the performance and the discipline of competing and having goals to reach towards. Competing in fitness just seemed to be the category for her!
Shelly became a 3 time national champion and earned a spot on Team Canada, placing 6th at the 2012 IFBB World Amateur Fitness Championships in Poland. In 2013, her dream of becoming an IFFB Pro came true when she won the Overall title at the CBBF Nationals!
Shelly brings a wealth of teaching /training experience and possess the enthusiasm for both teaching and competing, and we are proud to have her as an Assistant Prep Coach at Freak Fitness. She wants to help you achieve your goals and dreams, both on and off stage!!
Shelly Paton’s IFBB Pro competition history:
2014 IFBB Toronto Pro Fitness 7th
2014 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Fitness 12th
2015 IFBB Toronto Pro Fitness 10th
2016 IFBB North Carolina Europa Pro Fitness 9th
2016 IFBB Europa Phoenix Pro Fitness 8th
2017 IFBB Vancouver Pro Fitness 5th
2019 IFBB Pittsburgh Masters Pro Bikini 10th
Bree’s passion for sports and fitness started at a very young age. She learned to skate at the young age of two and so it began. Weight training sparked her interest at the age of 13 and the rest has been history ever since.
Her contest history has claimed her various awards, dominating her very first show with an Overall Win in Alberta to an IFBB Pro Qualifier Gold Medal in Toronto.
Bree is a skilled certified personal trainer with a Bachelor of Science Degree behind her. She is very fortunate to be able to help others surpass their fitness goals and feels her involvement and knowledge as a top contender in the competition world will encourage her clients to be at the top of their game with her support.
Health and fitness are a part of Bree’s everyday lifestyle, she leads by example and believes a solid routine is essential for personal growth. Always keep things challenging and step outside of your comfort zone, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish!