Eileen Gruberbauer

For as long as I can remember I have wrestled with my weight. In my early 20’s I was carrying an extra100lbs! I worked hard to lose it through diet and exercise and did it! Yay for me!


At age 36 I had my first child and with that came 60lbs extra pounds. Thanks to the amazing trainers at Fitness Funatics, I lost the baby weight in just under 10 months. Yay for me again!


When I found out I was having baby number 2 at the age of 38, I told myself “I have done it before and can do it again” What I didn’t plan for was a difficult delivery and 60-plus of baby weight to lose.

It was with a heavy heart that I forced myself to walk back into Fitness Funatics as I felt almost defeated by the long recovery the delivery had taken on my body but Fitness Funatics was exactly what I needed to get myself back on track!


This weight loss journey has been different from the ones before, as it was more than getting my physical body back – It was about getting myself back. Whenever I felt frustrated, or impatient, my trainer would say “trust the process – you got this”…. and she was right. Diet, exercise and trust.

My baby boy is just over 8 months old now, and I have about 5lbs left to get to my pre-baby weight. I’m excited to be a healthy, happy mom who has the energy to keep up with 2 energetic boys! I like how I feel again and who I see in mirror!

“Yay for me always!”


Thanks Fitness Funatics!


- Eileen

Cindy Reid
“I DID IT and YOU Can Too!”

My journey took almost 6 years, but I have the rest of my life to enjoy the new healthier me! On November 1st, 2015 I stepped on the scales and hit my goal of being 120 pounds lighter than I was in 2010.

I was fooling myself thinking I was happy with myself 6 years ago. Outwardly I was happy, but inside I was miserable. Now, I have more energy and I feel younger too. I would never have believed anyone at that point if they had told me I would feel better for exercising. How could exercising, which felt so hard make me feel better? I have learned it does! Working out gives you more energy than you could ever imagine, you’ll even sleep better at night!

Changing your lifestyle takes commitment, and determination. We are our own worst enemies, sabotaging our own efforts to change, but if I can do it, YOU CAN TOO! Make that commitment to yourself, find that activity or class at the gym that you love and have fun. Try a new class, join with a friend, or call and ask about a small group training session. Make a commitment to yourself for a healthier lifestyle. You won’t regret it.


If you think you can’t do it, and that losing weight is just too hard, or you can’t join a gym because you are too overweight – Just look at me! Give yourself the best present you can – the gift of a healthy lifestyle. Call Shelley and her crew because Fitness Funatics is waiting for YOU!!

– Cindy.

Leigh Roberts

Fitness first became a part of my life when I first found joy in working up sweat playing my lifelong sport of choice – basketball. From the age of 9 to my late 30s, playing basketball became both my reason for staying fit and my means of staying fit. During that time I logged thousands of hours playing and training for basketball, and the sport taught me the value and the joys of hard work, physical exertion and teamwork right from my first youth recreational league experience to my 4 years of varsity inter-University competition at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan). Over the years I also dabbled in distance running and fitness classes, even briefly joining Fitness Funatics in 2007 when I first moved to Saugeen Shores. But for too long I viewed basketball as my means and my end when it came to fitness.

I truly began my path to becoming dedicated to fitness when I began to realize that basketball was no longer enough to help me maintain a healthy state of physical fitness. I was nearing age 40, only playing basketball once a week for part of the year, and I was progressively getting more and more out of shape. I had once been slim and fit, but I was now soft and could barely dance with my wife at a party or even get up a couple flights of stairs without getting winded. I was way over my ideal body weight, and my knees were paying the price. The fitness and athleticism that had been such a huge part of how I saw myself for a long time was a distant memory. And I seemed to finally realize this all at once. I didn’t like myself very much and I didn’t want my two young sons to grow up with a dad who felt the way I did.

Bottom line: I felt unfit and unhealthy. I was unhappy. REALLY unhappy.

Conversely, my wife, Leanne had been a member at Fitness Funatics for about a year at that time, and was in the best shape of her life. She was happy and full of life. Seeing how unhappy I was, she suggested that I come to the studio with her on Valentines Day 2013 for a special couples workout. Needless to say, I came away hooked. The burn that I felt during and after that workout – that one of a kind endorphin rush that comes from pushing your body to its limits – convinced me that I could change myself for the better by continuing to workout at Fitness Funatics. Shelley and her staff were both serious about fitness and a lot of fun. They showed me ways of working out that I never would have tackled on my own, and pretty soon I started to see changes in my body. I soon became a die-hard Funatic! I think anyone who’s seen me in one of the classes or training sessions can attest to the fact that I love to get a sweat on!

Within a few months of that first workout, I had transformed from a doughy 225 pound heart-attack waiting-to-happen into a 190 pound workout devotee. I’ve shed body fat and added lean muscle. I’d improved my performance on the basketball court and saw a huge improvement in the state of my knees, which had been too long abused by carrying around extra weight while I pounded up and down the court. As I hit my 40th birthday in 2014, I had never felt healthier or stronger in my life.

Bottom line: I feel fit and healthy. And I feel happy. REALLY happy.

– Leigh.

*There are roughly 12 months of working out at Fitness Funatics between the two photos.

Natalie McDougall

I had always been unhappy about my weight. I had tried dieting many times but could never stick to it. In October 2013, I finally was able to overcome that battle. I started attending classes at Fitness Funatics and running regularly, along with a healthier diet.

I have now lost about 50 pounds and 61 inches. I went from a size 14 to a 6. I never thought that I would reach this goal and definitely wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help and motivation from the Fitness Funatics team.

Thanks Fitness Funatics for all the help! You helped make my dream a reality.


Donna Chapelle

I started Personal Training at Fitness Funatics and was able to see results quickly.  I then progressed to a great “small group” routine and in just 5 months I was down 50lbs, another 10lbs later and I had achieved my goal of a 60lb weight loss!


We now make it a family affair with my daughter joining training sessions when she can and my husband hooked on spinning.


Shelley and her Fitness Instructors helped me achieve my goals with their constant support, enthusiasm and exercise routines.


Thanks Fitness Funatics!

– Donna.

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