OUR Founder

Kelly Taphouse - Move

KELLY TAPHOUSE

Founder, Group Coach & Personal Trainer

Kelly Taphouse is a certified trainer with over 15 years experience in the fitness industry. After trying to achieve unsustainable levels of fitness as a competitive fitness model, Kelly became discouraged with an industry that is so often focused on outward appearances. After having a child, she rediscovered her passion for being fit and healthy. Kelly’s mission is to make women feel strong by helping them achieve their own fitness goals, from the inside out.

Certifications

  • CanFitPro Certified Personal Training Specialist
  • DTS Fundamentals, Level 1
  • Certified Agatsu Kettle Bell Coach
  • Certified Animal Flow instructor
  • Agatsu Mobility Specialist
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness
  • Poliquin Level 1
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Coach
  • Student of Holistic Nutrition

Kelly Taphouse's Journey, The Inspiration Behind MOVE

Kelly Taphouse is one of the most passionate fitness professionals with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. Although she was not a natural athlete who played high school sports that did not stop Kelly from starting her fitness journey later in her twenties.  Her initial passion for fitness began as a means to help cope with anxiety.

Kelly’s hard work and love for fitness quickly grew and she became a top competitive fitness model achieving success across North America.  She was featured regularly in the popular fitness magazines, obtained sponsorship from a top nutrition supplement company and promoted fitness for leading companies at the largest conventions however, at the same time she began to develop unhealthy habits that included overtraining, excessive cardio and strict dieting.  She also began to struggle with body image disorder as her unsustainable levels of exercise and caloric restriction caused her weight to fluctuate greatly, sometimes upwards of 20lbs after a competition.  This struggle led Kelly to better educate herself about how she was compromising her health on the inside. She soon quit competitions and started her career at Goodlife Fitness as a Personal Trainer, PT Club Manager and PT Area Manager.

Like so many other women, Kelly struggled to get back in shape after the birth of her son, having gained 70lbs, and found she had lost her motivation to be fit and healthy. It was at this time she decided to stop dieting and accept and understand her new body once and for all. She slowly began to eat better with balance, train based upon better movement and getting stronger, and truly fell in love with healthy fitness. By focusing on feeling good, instead of losing weight, she became happier in her own skin.  This new approach to fitness combined with the challenge she faced in finding a fitness center in the area that truly provided an experience catering towards women and convenience for moms, inspired the creation of MOVE fitness club.

Kelly has helped hundreds of people find and follow their own fitness journey. Her undeniable infectious energy and passion for fitness can only be rivalled by her love for her son Parker.  It is her mission to help women love their bodies by challenging them to become stronger and healthier for the all the right reasons.

MOVE well, get strong, and be your best. Looking good is just a side effect!

 

OUR TEAM

Cassandra Hope

CASSANDRA HOPE  |  Nutritionist

Why We Love Her:

Cass’s favourite kind of cardio is laughing - and she's got a great one!

Our gals zest for nutrition, exercise and personal fulfilment comes from a very personal place. Addiction, anxiety, depression and debilitating digestive issues throughout her twenties propelled her to educate and empower others. Today she uses her skills as a holistic nutritionist and stress management coach to support her clients at MOVE. 

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro Certified Personal Training Specialist
  • DTS Fundamentals, Level 1
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Registered Holistic Nutritionist
  • Certified Neuro Linguistics Practitioner

 

JULIE PIPER ROCHE  |  Group Coach & personal trainer

Why We Love Her:

For fun as a kid she challenging her twin sister to regular push-up competitions!

Since those early days, she’s made core strength and mobility her passion, and her career. Julie honed her training skills working in large chain, CrossFit and small gyms at all levels including management, group class coach and personal trainer. “Pipes” (as her friends call her) is a stickler for good posture and she’s currently studying with CSNN to become a Holistic Nutritionist. 

Certifications

  • Agatsu Mobility Specialist 
  • DTS Kettlebell& Level 1
  • ITEC Personal Trainer Precision Nutrition
  • Full Swimming IWS Teacher’s Certificate
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Certified Neuro Linguistics Practitioner
  • IINH Diploma in Nutritional Therapy
  • Priory Clinic Certificate in Sports Massage & Human Movement
  • Bodyfirm Pilates Mat Level 1
  • N.C.E.F. National Certificate - Exercise & Fitness
  • DIT Degree in Hotel & Leisure Management
  • Poliquin Biosignature Practitioner

Julie Piper Roche
 

Michelle Burbidge  |  Personal Trainer

Why We Love Her:

During Michelle’s first full marathon she got completely lost!

What she lacks in sense of direction, she more than makes up for in her passion for motivating clients to be the best they can be. Michelle has spent the past 10 years helping others achieve their fitness goals as a trainer, running coach and the owner of a fitness studio. When working with clients, her philosophy is to MOVE, be strong and eat well without going to extremes or depriving your body of calories. 

Certifications

  • CanFitPro Certified Personal Training Specialist
  • DTS Fundamentals, Level 1
  • DTS Kettle Bell Coach