Contributors

Nick Brindisi

Hi! I’m Nick Brindisi, and I built MyActiveLifetime.com. Growing up and living in Beautiful Collingwood, Ontario, Canada gave me a perfect setting to live an active life from an early Age. With ski hills, the huge Georgian Bay off Lake Huron, forest trails, and a wide variety of sports facilities, Collingwood is ideal for healthy […]

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Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor has been running ultras for the past ten years. He races in many of the ouser series in Ontario and is inspired by running in beautiful places like Frontenac, and Killarney provincial park. A racing highlight was placing second at the sinister 7. A challenging 148 km in crowsnest pass Alberta. Peter likes […]

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Dr. Adam Martynuik DC, KIN, CSCS, DAc, ART®, NKTTM

Director of TAG Health Services | Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine Dr. Adam Martynuik holds a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic Medicine from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he graduated Cum Laude with Clinical Honours. Prior to that he successfully completed an Honours Degree in Kinsiology at the University of Western Ontario where he graduated with […]

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Leland Clipperton

Psychotherapist | Counsellor | Mediator I have owned and operated a private practice providing Psychotherapy, Counselling and Family Mediation since 1994. I provide individual, couple and family therapy as well as workshops & seminars. My interest is primarily to help advance individuals in their lives, to accelerate the growth and help them through their struggles, […]

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Anne Baker

Hi. My name is Anne Baker, and I’m the owner of Partners In Health. I’ve lived in Collingwood since 1989, and I’ve been teaching, training, hiking, running trails, biking, paddling and generally loving the area since then. I believe that being outdoors makes us happier, healthier people. By using your  training to improve your health […]

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Dr. Shelby Worts, BSc, ND

“I became a naturopathic doctor because I love to help people feel better. I believe that the key to longterm health is learning about our own bodies so that we can make educated choices for ourselves.” – Shelby Shelby is a licensed and registered doctor of naturopathic medicine, in practice at the StoneTree Clinic in […]

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Karrie Gregson

Karrie has been a Personal Trainer since 1996 and a Fitness Instructor since 1989. She uses a Holistic Approach to her coaching and is focused on helping people awaken to a whole new level of energy and adventure within. Karrie emphasizes nutritional cleansing & replenishing the body into her programs (learn more by visiting www.Isagenix.com) […]

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Jennie Elmslie

Jennie Elmslie is a rock climber who has made Metcalfe Rock her ‘office’ for years. Between leading rock-climbing and caving tours in the summer to spending her winters guiding snowshoe and caving experiences, you’ll find her at Metcalfe most days. As a partner in Free Spirit Tours, a Collingwood, Ontario, Canada based outdoor adventure company, […]

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Jane Schnurr

“OMG what do I do? After years of asking myself this question, I now help others to stare down the dark walls of impossibilities and reignite their passion and power to tackle anything that life throws at them.” – Jane Jane Schnurr coaches individuals, entrepreneurs, executives and teams on new ways to live and work. […]

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Susan Brindisi

Susan Brindisi is an accountant, wife and mother to 2 boys aged 22 and 17. Accounting keeps her behind a desk and computer for much of the workday giving her a desire to participate in active pursuits. These activities include hiking, boot camp, running, snowshoeing, biking and dancing. Given the opportunity and the right music she […]

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Claudia Johnston-Frauchiger

Claudia Johnston-Frauchiger is a driven, goal oriented person who happens to be among the best triathletes in her age group anywhere. She not only qualified for Ironman Hawaii three times, but completed the challenging event in under 10 hours on one of those occasions! Her best finish placing in Hawaii was 3rd placing her in […]

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Suzy Bishop Sheppey

I first met Suzy Bishop Sheppey on the soccer field a few years ago. She had said that she was looking to her teammates for advice as she was fairly new to the game. I found her tenacity and ability to learn combined with natural athleticism impressive. Fast forward a year or two and I […]

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Jody Wilson

I’m a pretty simple person; I grew up in small town Ontario (Sauble Beach), where I spent my summers playing tennis, beach volleyball, mountain biking and swimming.  Since those early childhood years, I’ve been hooked on anything thing that gets me outside. In 2005 my wife and I relocated to Collingwood where I took on […]

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Sue Underhill

Sue Underhill is a Registered Physiotherapist and owner of Maximum Physiotherapy in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. She is especially interested in concussion testing, running assessments and bike fits. Sue is passionate about active living and about getting others to become/remain active as well. She gives back to the community with involvement in such kids programs as […]

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Samantha Dee

Samantha Dee is a Certified Nutrition Coach who grew up in Collingwood and is passionate about helping people not only LIVE their life but THRIVE and ACHIEVE their health goals.  While providing a solution to help people  improve their current health and athletic performance  she also lives by  the “ditch the diet” mentality.  Sam’s teaching […]

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Mike Matthews

Michael (Mike) C. Matthews Jr is a charismatic leader, philanthropist, youth activist, motivational speaker, and aspiring author. His number one goal in life is to help the youth of today understand their full potential.  Mike’s passion for helping/developing others began early on in his youth from the trials and tribulations of his life. Like most young men in […]

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Liesbeth Halbertsma

Liesbeth Halbertsma is born and raised in The Netherlands, and lived and worked 14 years on the Caribbean island Sint Maarten.  She has been passionate about healthy foods most of her life, being a long time vegetarian, organic food freak and plant-based whole food eater since two years. She is a mother of two boys, […]

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Annette Sandberg Patrick

Outdoor Adventure Guide Search & Rescue – Preparation & Survival for the Outdoors I grew up on the Niagara Escarpment on Blue Mountain, in Grey County, Ontario,  and still reside locally in the Town of Collingwood.  I know this land and these crevices as my childhood playground and I continue to hike and explore our area’s incredible section […]

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