Trina Medves, CEO, Founder and Head Trainer
Trina was awarded the #1 Fitness Instructor Specialist in Canada for 2016 and Top 3 Fitness Instructor for canfitpro for 2015. Hamilton’s #1 Fitness Trainer, Life Coach and Fitness Instructor in the 2021 Hamilton Community News Reader’s Choice Awards and 2021 #1 in Hamilton for Women’s Only Fitness, Best Boot Camp, Best Fitness Club Overall and Best Weight Control Services. As a Speaker, Author and Life and Wellness Coach, Trina’s life mission is to provide health and fitness solutions to Women around the world.
5o+ awards including Platinum, Diamond and Gold Award winner in the Hamilton Spectator’s Readers’ Choice Awards: #1 for Best Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Life Coach. “Best Women’s Only Fitness Club, Best Weight Control Services, Best Women’s Only Fitness Club,. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
“Hey gorgeous, I’m Trina, thanks for stopping by! Here is a little peek inside my life. I am the Mom to 3 children, the Owner and Founder of Fit4Females, a Wife and Sister. I have always been active but my fitness and health journey took a turn when my Mom suddenly passed when I was only 20. I hit rock bottom and chose health and fitness to process my deep grief. My Mom was an incredible role model but never put herself first. I have made it my mission to teach women to make themselves a priority so that they can live a happier life. I was able to get in the best health and shape of my life post pregnancy and have implemented strategies to make myself a priority without feeling guilty and I can teach you how to do the same!
My gift is transforming women’s lives. I am known to be relentless in helping women achieve their best self. I am lucky to be blessed with the ability to do what I love most, inspire! All of my credentials and the more serious stuff is below.
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As Owner and Founder of Fit4Females, Life and Wellness Coach, Trina has built her dream business from the ground up and decided to take make her passion a full time job after having children. She has been coaching and educating women since 1999 to get active, stronger mentally and physically, to make themselves a priority and be their best self. She is described as a “Master Motivator and Inspirational”. Women are embracing her approach and filling her sold out multiple award winning classes, committing themselves to her mantra that “Strong is the New Skinny.”
A graduate of Niagara College’s Law Clerk program, and a mother of three young children, she understands the challenges faced by many of her clients who struggle to balance their roles as mothers, professionals, and spouses. “After having children myself, I decided to retire from my successful career as a Law Clerk and pursue my passion for fitness full time. My gift is to motivate, inspire and help each Woman realize the importance of making themselves a priority.”
Trina has received the following certifications:
- Certified Life and Wellness Coach, CCF
- Graduate of the Speech Mastery Course for the Professional Speakers Federation
- FIS – Canfitpro certified Group Fitness Instructor Specialist
- PTS – Canfitpro certified Personal Trainer Specialist
- NWS – Canfitpro certified Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
- Bellies™ Inc. Certified Post Natal Trainer
- CF-L1 Trainer – CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Boot Camp Instructor Start Fitness Level 1
- CoreFX Conditioning Specialist Level 1 Trainer
- FKCI Fitness Kickboxing Specialist Level 1
- YogaFit Instructor, Level 1 & 2
- Bellies™ Inc. Certified Post Natal Trainer
- Tabata Bootcamp™ Certified Trainer
- Red Cross CPR/AED Level C certified
AWARDS: 2016 #1 Fitness Instructor Specialist in Canada with canfitpro, Top 3 FINALIST canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist – read more here. 14 Time award winner in the Hamilton Spectator’s Readers Choice Awards including: 2016 Platinum #1 Women’s Only Fitness Club and Pilates, 2015 “Platinum Best Boot Camp, Best Pilates and Best Fitness Trainer, Diamond Awards for “Best Women’s Only Fitness Club and Best Weight Control Services, “Best Pilates (2014), Top 10 Boot Camp (2014), “Best Personal Trainer” (2013 and 2009); “Best Boot Camp”(2013, 2012, and 2011); and “Best Women’s Only Fitness Club” (2012). Trina has also been featured several times on CHCH News Morning Life, Take It Outside Segments. She’s been a guest contributor published in the Bay Observer, the Stoney Creek News, and in The Oakville Voice.
“You can do anything you set your mind to, you just have to make the decision that you are worth is and that you deserve it. It took me a long time to figure that out but I am in a stage in my life of total acceptance. I am perfectly imperfect! I am lucky to be blessed with the ability to do what I love most, inspire!”
Whitney Carson, Team Leader
Whitney is a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, Lexi who received her angel wings when she was 7 months old and Teagan her rainbow baby. Her drive and passion for fitness began very early as little girl. Playing competitive soccer and competing in downhill ski racing were among the many sports that filled her time in Sault Ste. Marie where she originally called home. After moving away from home to complete her honours degree in Kinesiology and Physical Activity and later attaining her certification as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist; she worked as a C. Ped. (C) where her passion for helping others flourished. She moved to Hamilton just before marrying her best friend in 2012.
Whitney’s journey with Fit4Females began in July 2015 when she started Stroller Fitness classes with Lexi, which helped to provide a sense of normalcy in a hectic medical driven few months after Lexi’s devastating SMA diagnosis. After Teagan was born, heading back to Fit4Females seemed like the only logical decision. “It has been a place where I have felt safe to share my experiences and to take time to care for myself. As mom’s, we usually put ourselves last on the list; at F4F I am able to work out for myself while sharing some valuable time with my kids. I truly believe sharing fitness with my daughters has helped me develop a strong and special bond with them.”
After quitting her job as a Pedorthist shortly after the passing of her daughter, she has been on a mission to live life to honour Lexi. She has started an annual Christmas toy drive to collect toys for children who find themselves at McMaster Children’s Hospital over the Holidays and so far has collected thousands of donated toys, books and clothes. Whitney has also taken an interest in breastfeeding support after having initial troubles feeding both girls, and has taken courses to pursue an interest in lactation consulting.
Most recently Whitney has become a Canfit Pro certified Fitness Instructor Specialist and has been mentored by our incredible Team. Whitney is excited to see where this path will go, and it truly seems like a perfect fit to her physically active past, present and future. in 2021, Whitney won 2nd Place for Best Fitness Instructor in the Hamilton Community Readers’ Choice Awards.
Shivaun Davidson, Team Leader
Shivaun is a mom of two teenagers, whose own athletic calendars keep her very busy. She has always had a keen interest in the human body and exercise, and truly believes that “Movement is Medicine”. She has degrees in Kinesiology and Physiotherapy, and works as a Registered Physiotherapist for Hamilton Health Sciences.
Shivaun joined Trina Medves’ “Mom and Baby” class at Premier Fitness in January 2005 with her then five month old daughter. When her son was born in 2006, she joined what would ultimately become Fit4Females Stroller Fitness, and has been a F4F member ever since! Although they are long out of the double stroller, she has continued to model fitness and wellness as a priority to her children.
Shivaun is really excited to join the Fit4Females Team. She is CPR certified, and has completed her Fitness Instructor Specialist certification through Canfitpro. She is passionate about developing fun, safe and effective programs for all fitness levels, and is inspired to help make exercise a lifelong choice. Shivaun won 3rd Place for Best Fitness Instructor in the Hamilton Community Readers’ Choice Awards.
Melissa Cole, Team Leader
Melissa is a Wife and Mom to three young boys. After having her 3rd child, the saying “get healthy” really resonated. Finding herself about 90 pounds overweight, and not feeling the greatest mentally or physically, that wasn’t the role model she wanted to be for her family.
She joined a gym and fell in love with the community, made healthy food choices, exercised regularly and started to see the results she was looking for. Not just scale victories but non-scale as well. Feeling stronger, more mind clarity, energy and feeling like herself again.
Melissa took her love for fitness to the next level and became a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba Fitness, Strong Nation instructor and Pound Pro so she could help others see their full potential in fitness and in life.
“Fitness isn’t about looking perfect, it’s about how strong you feel. It’s not just about training the body, but training the mind and believing in your potential. It’s not about restrictions, it’s about nourishing your body with real wholesome food, having fun, progression and giving your best every time. Fitness isn’t just a temporary goal, it’s a lifestyle and ongoing journey.”
Melissa’s wants to help Fit4Females’ members reach their goals by creating a safe, fun and effective environment to educate about the benefits of group fitness classes. She will help you maintain a routine that is beneficial for your well being and community. “It never gets easier, you just get stronger.”