Veronica CharroisVeronica Charrois - Program Director, Owner

Veronica Charrois is the owner and director of Niagara Adventure Boot Camp, and is an avid fitness enthusiast.  She has a Bachelor of Sports Management Degree, and is a certified teacher through the Ontario College of Teachers.  Before starting Niagara Adventure Boot Camp, Veronica taught health and physical education.

Veronica was raised in Grimsby, and fitness and nutrition has always been a part of her healthy lifestyle. In her University days she was a competitive varsity rower, winning several club, university and provincial championships.  She has also completed 5 half marathons and continues to challenge herself.  From personal experience, she has learned how day-to-day challenges play into our self-improvement process, and she now brings this concept to her clients in a safe and controlled manner. 

Married for 10 years and the mother of two young children, Veronica understands the balance needed in striving to maintain a strong level of health and fitness while fulfilling other responsibilities as well as the challenge of getting back into shape after pregnancies.  She enjoys running, hiking, and camping in the beautiful outdoors with her family.

Her boot camp clients love her combination of support and sense of humour along with challenging workouts with no compromise.

Veronica’s passion for fitness has lead her to pursue  fitness training on a new level.  She proudly obtained certifications as a Canfit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist, a Nesta Certified Adventure Boot Camp Coach, Additional Qualification for Health and Physical Education, and is CPR certified. For the past several years, Veronica has continued to extend her knowledge of health, nutrition, and fitness by constantly continuing her education in these areas.  She is dedicated to helping each and every one of her clients capture their fitness goals through proper training, form, and nutrition.  She strives to empower people to believe in their potential and in their ability to reach their goals and is a firm believer that fitness is for everyone and it’s never too late to get started!  Veronica is very excited to be offering this exciting and effective fitness program to women in the Grimsby area since 2010. 

Dr. John Spencer EllisDr. John Spencer Ellis - Support Staff

Each week, over one million people around the world enjoy a fitness program created by John Spencer Ellis. His fitness programs are implemented in the top resorts, spas and health clubs. John is the President of NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) and the Spencer Institute for Life Coaching. These two professional associations have 45,000 members in 30 countries. John is on the Advisory Boards of the National Health, Wellness and Prevention Congress, Exercise TV, Conference for Healthy Living, Irvine Valley College, Get America Fit Foundation, and is a Fellow of the National Board of Fitness Examiners. He is the author of "How Badly Do You Want It? - Your Ultimate Guide to Optimal Fitness," and a contributor to "Power of Champions." He created Adventure Boot Camp, the largest fitness boot camp program in the world. His signature series of outdoor fitness equipment is used in communities worldwide. John has been featured or quoted in every major fitness publication, and held the post of Fitness Editor for OC Flair magazine. John has been featured on NBC, CBS, PBS, SPIKE, ESPN & Bravo. He serves as an on-air expert for Life & Leisure Television and Health Journal Television with General Norman Schwarzkopf. He is the producer and host of The OC Body on The Healthy Living Channel. John is a Nautilus sponsored athlete and stars in the workout DVDs Playground Boot Camp™ & Kung-Fu Fitness™. John created the fitness program used by the U.S. Secret Service and he consults the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).

John has been continuing his professional education since 1987, and holds bachelors degrees in business and health science, an MBA, and a doctorate in education. He is currently completing a second doctorate in naturopathy. He has fifteen certifications including massage therapy, plyometrics, self-defense, fitness kick boxing, fitness boxing, water fitness, exercise rehabilitation, golf conditioning, Pilates, personal training, clinical hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis, PACE circuit training and yoga. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, has completed the Ironman triathlon, and finished 5th at the U.S. National Biathlon Championships. His medical training includes a license in radiological technology, a medical assisting certification, and training in McKenzie rehabilitation. John was nominated for the California Community College Distinguished Alumni Award.

Kelli Calabrese - Support Staff

Kelli CalabreseKelli Calabrese, MS, CSCS is the International Master Trainer for Adventure Boot Camp and does the Coach Training to prepare qualified candidates to become Adventure Boot Camp Coaches. Calabrese has been a spokesperson, consultant, advisor or expert for clients such as The American Council on Exercise, NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Training Association), the National Board of Fitness Examiners, Athletic Baby, The Aerobic & Fitness Association of America, National Board of Fitness Examiners, Smuckers, Kellogg, Glaxo Smith Klein, The Watermelon Council and Quaker Oats. 

At the age of 22 Kelli had completed 3 Science degrees including an Associates in Biology, Bachelors with High Honors in Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Since 1986, Kelli has acquired 23 fitness, nutrition, weight management and lifestyle consulting certifications. For 14 years she co-owned and operated a chain of 4 fitness centers (Excellence in Exercise) and 4 corporate centers with clients such as Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Nabisco and Beneficial Insurance. In 1991 Calabrese opened Xercise Institute, the first school for preparing candidates for the American Council on Exercise's Personal Training exams. 

Kelli’s personal mission is to empower individuals with the tools to make health, fitness and wellness a permanent and enjoyable part of their lives. She does this through teaching and coaching both consumers and fitness professionals to be their personal best.

» 3-5% reduction in body fat
» 5-12 pounds of weight loss
» 1-3" decrease in the midsection
» 25% increase in strength
» 25% improvement in endurance
» Better relaxation
» Greatly improved posture
» 100% gain in self-confidence
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