Tamara is the founder of Blue Motion Fitness Inc. She is an AQX Trainer for aqua fitness leadership courses as well as AquaBility.
Tamara is the co-author and lead trainer for AQX AquaTots, and AQXonFloats. Helping people improve their quality of life through land and water fitness classes is her daily pursuit.
Tamara is a regional innovator in both floating fitness and B-Board training. Summer months will find her at the lake, introducing SUP board training to her community. To find out more about Tamara's many activities, visit her website: www.bluemotionfitness.com
Line Marr is a Master Trainer for the AQX program. She has been active in the fitness industry for over 30 years as a leader, Trainer and Master Trainer. Line always shares her passion for fitness through her sense of humour and solid knowledge of the aqua world! Line's certifications include FNB - AQX (Aqua Fitness Leadership), C.O.R.E Cycling, Spinning Level 2 Instructor (Mad Dogg Athletics), YogaFit Level 3 & Restorative and CanFitPro (PTS & FIS). Line co-authored AQX AquaCycling, and is a Master Trainer for that certification course. Line lives in Fredericton N.B. and is now enjoying semi-retirement while remaining active in the fitness industry.
Connie Jasinskas, M.Sc.
Connie Jasinskas, M.Sc. created AQX to meet the growing need for high-quality, affordable instructor training and certification. Connie is a passionate instructor-educator with a wide variety of land, water, and rehabilitation experience. She has created numerous training resources for a variety of certification organizations.
In 2011, AQX – Aqua Leadership Excellence – was launched at the request of City of Kitchener - the first AQX Subscriber! Since then, hundreds of instructors have been trained and certified in basic leadership and five AQX specialty programs.
The AQX program is now widely used in five Canadian provinces and the territory of Nunavut. For more detailed information about Connie's work, you will find her bio on the home page of this site. For more information about AQX training and certification, click the linked words.
Monique has been active in the Aqua Fitness world for more than 20 years. She stumbled upon Aqua Fitness when looking for a safe way to stay fit while pregnant and never left! Monique’s certifications include AQX Aqua Fitness leader, YWCA Encore (exercise after breast cancer) instructor/ facilitator, AquaBility and Aqua Cycling. Monique is an active AQX leader, Trainer, Mentor and Assessor in her region. She is also an AQX AquaBility Specialty Course Trainer. Monique loves travel, and that's a good thing! She has eagerly travelled to train AQX courses throughout the Maritimes.
Lauren Rogers (BPE, MASRA) is the Manager of Fitness & Wellness at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and an AQX Trainer. She has taught both land-based and water-based fitness classes for over 20 years in various capacities. She is a trainer, mentor, assessor and leader for both AQX and Fitness New Brunswick. Lauren has offered many group fitness trainings and workshops, including presenting at conferences, the university and in the community. Her certifications include: Indoor cycling, Choreography (Step & Hi/Lo), Portable Equipment, Older Adult and AQX Aqua Fitness. Lauren’s passion is teaching others through music and movement (choreography is her favourite!) which is evident in any style of class she teaches.
If you are interested in becoming AQX trained, reach out to Lauren and she happily guide you throughout the certification process.
Marianne Duschek, B.Sc.
Marianne Duschek has been a fitness professional for nearly 30 years, working in private clubs, community centres and corporate environment. Marianne started as a volunteer group fitness instructor at AMEX where she became the Fitness Director. She teaches a variety of classes, including: Aqua fitness, cycling, hi/lo aerobics, BOSU, muscle conditioning. In 2000, Marianne produced her own stretch CD that was featured in local Toronto media, appearing on City TV’s Breakfast Television and Rogers. Marianne has published articles in fitness magazines. Additionally, she offers personal training to clients ranging from apparently healthy to those with diabetes, Parkinson’s, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension and CVD. Marianne has presented workshops at CALA and OSHF Conferences as well as training colleagues and educating members.
Marianne’s certifications include: CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist, AQX Certified Fitness Leader & Trainer, Urban Poling Nordic Walking Certified Instructor, Schwinn Cycle Instructor, BoneFit Trained Quote: "If you don’t have time for your health today, you won’t have health for your time tomorrow."
Monica Marquis BSc Health Education, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Aquatic Fitness Enthusiast
I absolutely love applying all of my skills/knowledge to help people take control of their health. Aqua fitness is an excellent vehicle to reach people with valuable information they can use immediately. I have made many fabulous friends all over the world due to my aquatic connections.
I started my aqua fitness journey in 1992 when I was 5 months pregnant. I fell in love and never looked back. I took leadership certifications (AEA, CALA, AQX) and train the trainer certifications (CALA, AQX). I studied aquatic therapy with physiotherapists in Nova Scotia, attended therapy conferences in the USA. I fell in love with Watsu and obtained Watsu I, II, III. I have been studying and teaching aqua fitness for 25 years.
AQX in my opinion, is the Gold Standard in aqua-fitness training. I proudly train for AQX. Currently, you can find me on the decks of 3 pools. I teach aqua fitness, shallow/deep combination, and Fluid Zen. On the weekends I deliver Qigong workshops.