About US

Tailored Modern Fitness

UrbanCore is a Toronto-based fitness philosophy with the mission of living well, while living on-the-go. Since 2010, we have worked to bring our passion for health and exercise to hundreds of clients in the GTA through mobile fitness classes, facility management, corporate wellness events/seminars and personal training.

Our dedicated team of experts – ranging from certified personal trainers to holistic nutritionists – work with individuals, private groups and corporate clientele to deliver custom, wellness-focused solutions that inspire, challenge, motivate and achieve results.

Whether you’re looking for one-on-one personal training or customized wellness programming for tenants/employees, UrbanCore will work to deliver engaging, innovative programs that make an impact.

  • Damarys Aguirre

    Damarys teaches a variety of dance styles such as Zumba, Cuban Salsa, Nuovo- Burlesque, Latin, Afrocuban and Modern Dance.

  • Emily Downs

    Moving with the breath and creating a never-ending cycle of dance with the body is something Emily loves to explore.

  • Alexa Tomaszewski

    Fusing mediation, breath work, yin and vinyasa styles of moving Alexa encourages the practitioner to feel safer and more comfortable in their own skin. 

  • Alexandria Horvat

  • Jimena Gajate

    Jimena guides her students through a journey of exploration in every class. They work with physical and energetic anatomy, amplifying the understanding of their own selves. She encourages them to explore their infinite power to be and feel their best.

  • Kathryn Stoneman

  • Niya Bajaj

    As a teacher, Niya loves sharing yoga with new yogis, those recovering, or recently recovered, from injury, and anyone interested in finding a more grounded, fluid, sustainable approach to their practice.

  • Martine Fletcher

    Taking a particular interest in anatomy and causes of injury, Martine focuses on alignment and form to get the most out of the workouts; safely.

  • Rachel Lee

    Rachel's classes and self-practice are grounded in strength, increasing attention to anatomical detail, and attention to proper alignment. Students can expect to strengthen and lead a fluid, organic practice with a goal of purposeful movement.

  • Caitlin Smith

    For Caitlin, fitness and yoga is an escape from our daily lives - an opportunity to explore our bodies and our minds. Taking time out of your day for yourself is the greatest gift and she loves being part of that in any way that she can for clients.

  • Afeef Khanzada

    Afeef's mission is to empower others in cultivating their innate curiosity, and help them direct that energy into self-discovery and the journey of a lifetime.

  • Dawn Slykhuis

    Dawn believes it is our vulnerability that connects us as humans, making her classes suitable for all levels, including anyone who has never done yoga before.

  • Heather Clark

    In Heather's classes you can expect to move, sweat, and find the sweet balance between strength and flexibility. She encourages you to be playful, to not take yourself too seriously and move in tune with your own body and your own breath.

  • Samantha Megarry

    Samantha's yoga classes focus on alignment, connection to breath, and moving in ways that feel good for your body.

  • Alysha Pacheco

    Alysha is a passionate and motivated yoga instructor certified in Vinyasa, Power Flow, Restorative and Prenatal Yoga, with adaptable teaching style for students of all levels.

  • Ania Z

    Ania has been teaching yoga for over five years. Her classes encourage exploration, communication and connection. 

  • Becky Belanger

    Becky is a born and raised Calgarian, and loves how her yoga teaching practice creates connection, community and brings people together.

  • Echo

    The focus of Echo's class is self-awareness, creating space in the body and balance, through the playful combination of breathing exercises and movements that strengthen the core.

  • Rikita Budhrani

    Rikita's teaching style is huge on hands-on-adjustments, safe alignment & unique sequences to make postures more accessible or challenging. Expect to set deep intentions, flow creatively & explore a deeper version of your practice.

  • Jason Persaud

    Jason Persaud is currently studying his Doctorate in Natural Medicine. A holistic health junkie, ex bodybuilder and soul seeker he is fascinated by the human body and all its complexities. Jason has helped clients of all ages relieve physical pain, remedy systemic issues, improve mental health and optimize the body for athletic performance.

  • Zalina Nezamutdinova

    Zalina has been a leader in the Zumba community since 2011. Zumba combines the love of dancing to Latin-inspired music and her passion to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

  • Genevieve Ross

    Genevieve started her movement practice with gymnastics as a child which has drawn her to inversions and advanced postures. Alongside an extensive dance background, her classes incorporate a unique style with fluid sequences.

  • Madeline Hermann

    Madeline has been an avid yoga practitioner for 10 years and received her first 200-hr yoga teacher training in 2015. Her classes are inclusive, challenging and offer space for integration & evolution of the body, mind & spirit. Enjoy a mini-retreat from your workday and leave feeling rejuvenated & refreshed for the rest of your workday! 

  • Devan Carlsen

    Devan fell in love with Yoga while studying Food & Nutrition at Western University in 2012. Her classes incorporate aspects of Ashtanga, Power, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Prana Flow. Focusing on safety, alignment, and breath, the goal for all of the classes she teaches is to have fun and feel good.

  • Jenn Edwards

    Jenn is a contemporary dance artist, and movement teacher based in Toronto. Her barre classes combine teachings from ballet, contemporary dance and yoga, reflecting her passion for fully embodied movement with a strong focus on alignment and dynamic imagery.

  • Mattieu de Careye

    Mattieu de Careye RYT-500 is a former creative director who parlayed his powers of persuasion into an exuberance for embodied experience. His effervescence, tenacity, and humour translate into breath-driven, whimsical classes that guide all levels to a deeper appreciation of yoga —gleefully revelling in the moments of transformation from struggle to skill.

  • Angela Morley

    Ang discovered yoga in 2009 when she finally let her roommate drag her to her first class. She felt acute nostalgia in some of the movements in yoga from her days as a competitive gymnast, and that immediately drew her in.

  • Geethanjali Chandramouli

    Anjali has been a member, choreographer, has performed all around the world and has also worked as Dance Fitness Consultant. Her passion for dance runs deep and is clearly visible in the way she teaches and shares her dance skills with others. She teaches both kids and adult classes in Bollywood, Latin Dance and Zumba Fitness.

  • Chrys Muszka

    Chrys is an experienced and unique yoga instructor who has been teaching yoga in in Toronto and the GTA for over a decade. Curating inspirational yoga classes that blend the physical with the philosophical.

  • Laurie Di Brina

    A Sudbury native, who has called Toronto her home for 24 years, Laurie's passion for fitness started as a teenager, in a small health club called "The Sweatshop" and grew from there. Health, Wellness and Fitness has been an integral part of Laurie's life for over 15 years.

  • Stav Giannoulis

    After spending years as a Ballroom Dancer, Stav fell in love with the functional movement practice of Pilates. She first became interested in Pilates to enhance her dancing.

  • Kat Lourenco

    Kat is a multi-discipline movement instructor, formally trained in pilates and yoga.

  • Sue Bedford

    Debbie's classes focus on playful sequencing, creative cues, and proper alignment, and cater to all levels.

  • Debbie Fornazar

    Debbie is a full time RYT, delegating classes at all different levels, ages, and styles. Yin Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Power Yoga.

  • Stephanie Ross

    Steph has been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 10 years.  Her yoga journey began as a physical practice to strengthen and tone the body but she soon realized the meditative, calming benefits that each yoga class could offer and has maintained a connection to her practice ever since. 

  • Alyssa Buttarazzi

    Alyssa started practicing yoga about 4 years ago due to chronic neck issues caused by her scoliosis. Ever since she has been practicing regularly, her scoliosis has improved and neck pain started to disappear.

  • Charissa MacLeod

    Charissa was a devoted gymnast from an early age and throughout early adulthood. As Charissa continued to grow in her gymnastics career, she endured an injury. Charissa chose Yoga as a form of recovery and she didn't turn back. Charissa's love for Yoga continued and the love inevitably developed into a newly found passion. Out of appreciation to which Yoga had taken her in her recovery and lifestyle, she decided to pass along the benefits to others and turned to teaching.

  • Cassandra Amaral

    Since 2010, Cass has taught internationally and within the Greater Toronto Area. Inspiring and leading corporate wellness modules, continued yoga education, life coaching, and private yoga training—taking yoga back to the original way it was taught, at the seat of the teacher.

  • Julia Garcia

    Julia was an avid Inferno Pilates student for 3 years before she decided to embark on her journey of her own Inferno Pilates practice. Originally from California, Julia now calls Toronto her home and is eager to share her Inferno Pilates passion with you all.

  • Janice Gill

    As a former competitive gymnast, Janice has always been passionate about physical fitness and movement-based activities.

  • Ashima Suri

    As a heart-based yoga teacher, Ashima would best describe herself as an intuitive healer. Through her teachings and her ability to connect to participants, Ashima guides her classes using technique and yoga philosophy.

  • Jamie Cavens

    Jamie began practicing yoga at Iam Yoga in 2015 and shortly thereafter completed her 250HR Iam Yoga Teacher Training. The changes she noticed within herself in such a short amount of time have been remarkable. She’s a firm believer that anyone, at any age, can benefit from practicing yoga regularly.

  • Neisha Davis

    I am a Level II Acro Yoga teacher, I'm currently developing my H20 fitness program (which I will be piloting it at the residency this winter). At the residency I co-teach strength and conditioning, bootcamp, HIIT, pilates and acro yoga. I also train and perform dance & circus at festivals.

  • Vicky Perakis

    Vicky Perakis is a certified personal trainer ,dance instructor and group fitness coach.  


    Teri-Ann is a hatha based vinyasa teacher. Her focus is on staying in touch with the individual journey. Inviting her students to stay present with their own practice and starting where they are mentally, physically and spiritually.

  • Martha Beach

    Martha came to yoga as a way to escape the chaos of social problems and a way to get back into a body she had neglected. Martha's personal practice is about finding her inner strength, watching her thoughts and letting them go on their way, observing physical beauty and hardship, finding her breath, and feeling comfortable in her human home. Martha hopes and strives to share that with her students.

  • Melissa Major

    Melissa's goal as a yoga and fitness teacher is to bring a big smile to the practice and challenge students to reach their maximum potential within a solid framework of technique comprehension and safety.


    Joël Jones (RYT-200 + CNP) is a Toronto based Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga teacher. Joël was motivated to become a wellness practitioner while trying to heal herself from a range of stress related health issues including weigh gain, anxiety and blood sugar regulation problems.

  • LISA

    Lisa is a certified Yoga and Fitness Instructor. She discovered yoga in 2009, and immediately fell in love with the connection of breath, movement, and the mind. Her classes encourage building strength, balance, and flexibility of both the mind and the physical body.


    Ricky has practiced various martial arts all of his life. From Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Muay Thai to boxing and grappling, he started training in Krav Maga and self defence in 2009. Training with some of the best fighters Toronto has to offer, in 2013 Ricky decided to share the message of Krav Maga and self defense techniques with others, which is to live in peace.


    Yoga has been a part of Nikki’s life since 2009. Prior to becoming an instructor Nikki worked long hours in the high intensity restaurant industry fulfilling her passion for cooking. During this time, she began practicing yoga and began to experience the profound calming effect on her lifestyle.


    John brings a unique style and energy to each of his many disciplines and encompasses an athletic style of fitness. His innovative ways of teaching brings through challenging poses and invigorating workouts from beginner up to intermediate levels.


    Hey everyone My name is Dayne and I am a 24 year hockey veteran turned trainer and fitness coach. Born and raised Canadian, hockey is and always has been my life! OHL draftee to the Barrie Colts in 1999 as well as playing 2 years in the Australian Ice Hockey League.


    As Urbancore’s owner and founder, I have many years of fitness experience and a proven record of success. My own fitness career began at a young age through gymnastics and with hard work and dedication I began competing at a national level.


    Melissa is an energetic and enthusiastic Personal Trainer, and Fitness instructor, certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America with over 15 years of experience.