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Founders of Two The Core

Two The Core was developed by Robyn Allen and Sarah Bright in Thornbury Ontario, 2011.

Two The Core was a perfect solution to combine Robyn’s passions of women’s health and physiotherapy background with Sarah’s pilates and personal training certifications. Both women have a competitive sport background in a variety of disciplines including cycling, running, skiing, soccer, rowing and adventure racing. Their combined knowledge and experience foster a professionalism that is evident throughout their services. For our full outline of services, click here.

Our Philosophy

We believe that core body strength and control is the foundation needed to achieve optimal health and fitness whether that be in sport or in activities of daily living.

Our Mission

To service a variety of populations and provide them with unique fitness programs while working towards group as well as individual goals.  To also provide those dealing with injury, illness or disease an environment where they are able to exercise and work towards healing while under appropriate supervision.

Our Team

Sarah Bright

Sarah attended and graduated from Dalhousie University with her Bachelor of Arts degree. Currently living in Clarksburg with her husband and 3 daughters, Sarah’s pilates and personal training follow her firm belief that total body strength starts with your core.

Sarah began pilates to overcome a back injury caused by muscle imbalances and hasn’t stopped. Whether you are overcoming injury or are an athlete in training, pilates enables you to complete your workouts with less risk of injury while working towards increasing strength, flexibility and improving posture. Whether it be golf, tennis, hockey, cycling or soccer, pilates makes a difference.

As a personal trainer, Sarah is sure to work you as hard as possible towards achieving your personal goals. Tailored to your needs, your workouts may take place inside or out, on land or water, where ever you choose for it to be challenging and fun.

Certifications:

Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer
Stott Pilates Instructor
C.O.R.E. Cycling Certification
CHEK Institutue Certifed Exercise Coach

CPR (renewed annually)

First Aid (2107)

As well as the above certifications, Sarah has completed her Beginner and Intermediate Reformer courses through Stott. Sarah has also taken extra courses in Anatomy and Nutrition to support her Personal Trainer Certification. Sarah is always educating herself to become as well rounded as she can be in the area of fitness.

Robyn Allen

Robyn was born and raised in London Ontario. She attended McMaster University in 1995 to complete a Bachelor of Kinesiology followed by a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Physiotherapy.

Robyn began practising physiotherapy in private orthopedic clinics in the Guelph and Waterloo regions concentrating mostly on advancing her manual therapy techniques.

After moving to Thornbury, Ontario in 2008 she switched from the clinic setting to a homecare environment helping people with a variety of conditions from total knee replacements to post-mastectomies.

Over the past few years, Robyn has gained a passion for women’s health having given birth to three children as well as helping clients, friends and family members battle both illness and age related changes. Robyn’s other passion in life is fitness as she has always been actively involved in sport. Two The Core, Fitness and Physiotherapy was a perfect solution to combine these two passions.

Courses

Certificate of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (2005)
Sahrmann Level 1; Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes (2002)
Mechanical Lumbar Pain (2001)
Cervical Kinaesthesia (2001)
Introductory Canine Rehabilitation for Physiotherapists (2003)
Current Concepts in the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis (2009)
Rehabilitation Techniques in Oncology (2008)
Pelvi-Perineal Re-education; The Physical Therapy Approach to Female Urinary Incontinence (2011)
Pelvi-Perineal Re-education 2; The Physical Therapy Approach to Dyspareunia & Physiotherapy for Male Urinary Incontinence (2011)
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In Pregnancy; Pelvic Girdle Pain, Coccydynia (2011)
Pelvic Pain: Pudendal Neuralgia or Central Sensitization (2012)
Physical Therapy Management for Comprehensive Management of Bowel Dysfunction – Pelvic Floor Re-education Level 5 (2013)
Acupuncture & Dry Needling Introduction (2013)

Hippotherapy, Level 1 Treatment Principles – AHA Inc (2017)

Certifications

CPR Level C (annually re-certified)

First Aid (2017)
Certified Keiser Power Pacing Instructor

Memberships

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

AHA Inc Member

 

Amanda Clayton

Amanda Clayton comes from a very athletic background. She started dancing at the age of three and has since acquired 18 years of experience, as well as The British Academy Teachers of Dance Certification. She has been involved in competitive sports including swimming, rugby, cross country skiing and cross country running for most of her life. She also spent 12 years as a lifeguard/CPR instructor and taught aqua fitness and aerobics.

Amanda received a certificate in homeopathic medicine from the Homeopathic College of Canada and sampled many avenues of wellness before finding a new passion and direction for her life in yoga. After practicing yoga and pilates for over ten years, she earned her Yoga Alliance Certification under Authorized Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher David Robson.

Amanda also earned her Pre-natal Yoga Teaching certificate with Cynthia Funk as well as an Advanced Pre-Natal Yoga certification for The Yoga Birth Method with Dorothy Guerra. She is currently completing her certification process for becoming a Doula with world recognized Dona International and has attended many births to date. It brings her great joy to help women have a natural, mindful and enlightened childbirth experience.

Along with teaching, Amanda managed three of the largest Yoga Studios in downtown Toronto for several years before relocating to Collingwood where she and her husband have happily welcomed the arrival of their first son.

 

Charlotte Batty

I have a long history with the sport of cycling…
– Began competing in mountain bike races at the age of 10.
– At the age of 15 I began working with a professional cycling coach and competing at a national and international level until I was 18
– Post racing, I helped create a women’s only mountain bike group called the Trek Women Who Ride…it is a social and learning environment to encourage more women into the sport. I have been instructing with this for 6 years and counting.
– Upon taking up the Trek Women Who ride position, I have been a Trek brand ambassador for the Trek Store Toronto, Barrie & Aurora.

Certifications:
– NCCP Community Cycling Course – Let’s Ride
– Schwinn Indoor Cycling CLASSIC Certification
– Enrolled in course April 24: NCCP Mountain Bike Skills and Tactics

 

Kevin Graham

Kevin was born and raised in the US, lived abroad in Europe for a number of years but has called Ottawa or Toronto home for the past 30 years. An Engineer with degrees from multiple universities he has spent most of his career in Manufacturing and Operations.

An avid age grouper Triathlete who has done several Ironman distance Triathlons along with many Half Ironman and short distance events and running marathons, his true passion is Cycling. The Thornbury and surrounding area’s offer some of the best cycling in Ontario so it was an easy decison to locate in the area two years ago.

Indoor spin and cycle are a great way to stay fit and tuned up for any outdoor activities so the opportunity to teach at Two The Core as a Spin Instructor and share some learnings along the way became an easy decision to make and he joined the Two The Core Team in 2012.

Courses & Certifications:

  • Certificate of Achievement in Cycle Reebok Basic Foundations and Interval Training
  • Basic CPR and defibrillator training

 

Jillian Dilts

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