Melinda - I love working out with Janelle at OYS because she challenges me without making me feel intimidated. This is especially important to me because I have clinical anxiety, and trying new things is very difficult for me. Janelle is always supportive, never gives up, and is constantly making adjustments for individual needs. Since I work out in a group, I see the care she gives each and every one of us, and I have a deep appreciation of the “personal” aspect of the personal training. I never feel like a number at OYS. Thanks for making me a part of your FitFam. 

Zarah - In my 20s I put my self worth in my face . Thinking hey I'm pretty and that was good enough. I drank n partied n thought hey this is life. After my daughter was born I put on some weight ,if I had built good habits the weight would have come off easily but it didn't. In my 30s I had my second child didn't gain any excess weight. But as life n getting older set in I gained too much weight and became unhealthy and my self esteem was gone. Since I've met Janelle she's inspired me to be healthy and strong for life. There isn't a quick fix and being beautiful isn't about being skinny n just pretty. For me now in my 40s it's really trying to be the strongest and healthiest women I can be So thanks for changing my life.

Chantal - When I met Janelle in February 2016, I was terrified of failure. I had always struggled with weight, but the past 4 years had taken its toll on my emotional well being. After our 5 year old son battled cancer for nearly 2 years, he passed away in January 2014. I fell into a deep depression and food addiction came hand in hand with a 50 lb weight gain in the 3 months following. I came to Janelle armed with my strong why, but didn't possess the knowledge, skills, physical strength or mindset to accomplish my dream of living a strong, healthy life for my boy that was denied that chance. Janelle has stood beside me on my bad days and my good. She listens to my heart and encourages me to become my best. She is not one to sugar coat and yet she is tactful with her ability to promote your own inner greatness. She has seen me faulter and has also seen me soar; it is only a great trainer that has the ability to nourish these both equally. She pushes the boundaries of conventional training and has an uncanny ability to help you to truly embrace one as a whole. Thank you, Janelle, from the bottom of my heart for walking with me as I continue my lifelong journey of health, wellness and love. And thank you for believing in each and every one of those that are privileged enough to step in your gym.

Jennifer D - "My life changed on Nov 21 2013. I had my first training session with Janelle. Her story was so inspiring it made me feel like I could accomplish my goals.Throughout my journey Janelle has been incredibly supportive as a friend and a trainer. Always pushing me to do better. I have so far lost 17 pounds and 17 inches and feel amazing. The best part is trying on those clothes you kept in case you might fit in them again one day and then need a belt to keep the jeans up!!!! Thank you Janelle. I know I could not do it without your help and support.” 

Deborah- "I met Janelle I think about 3 years ago after she had lost over 200 lbs and I was so inspired. I started working out with her off and on and on April 8,2013 we started our journey together. I committed to working out 3 times a week and have done so for almost a year. I have a few back issues and Janelle has gone out of her way to help me make my back stronger. She has asked for advise from her experts as to the best way to help me. I love that our workouts are always different. I never know what we are doing until I see her. I never have a boring workout and the hours fly! Janelle has also helped me to make better choices regarding food. I find I’m making healthier choices and as a result I have more energy and have lost a few pounds. I haven’t reached my weight goal yet but I feel I will reach it soon with Janelle’s guidance.I whole heartedly I recommend Janelle as trainer extraordinaire!”  

Jeanne - "I met Janelle, through a mutual friend in June 2013. The story of her own personal journey truly inspired me to become more fit and more healthy in my own life. She is an amazing fountain of knowledge, both in her workouts and in her nutritional guidance. I’ve had my share of health issues and injuries over time and Janelle always takes that into consideration when planning my sessions. Her willingness to adjust or offer alternatives for things that might be too difficult for me is bar none. The fact Janelle changes the workouts each time, makes it fun and seem so much less of an effort. Through her sense of humour, guidance, persuasion, the occasional gentle shove, I have lost 15.5 inches and 12 pounds off my body since last June. That’s incentive for me to keep going.  Not only have I gained an amazing trainer, I have gained someone, I am honored to say, has become a lifelong friend.”

Jas - What to say about Janelle Wheale. She is heart. She is a no bullshit sassy pants funny dedicated big heart. She is pure, she is honest she is beyond supportive. She understands each clients limitations and or issue but will not let you use it as a crutch. But she does it in a subtle way. She will push you again not screaming yelling in your face but slowly and subtle way. One day you have 5lbs and then suddenly she hands you 8 or 10 and simply says you can do it. She finds and promotes your strong points and builds you up on your weak ones. Janelle blessed to have found you. You have built and created in me a beast I never knew existed. You have given me the drive to work harder on myself not only physically but emotionally as well as mentally Thank you for helping me on this journey for a fit life. Thank you fir understanding my OCD and anxiety and overall craziness!!! 👊 ❤️

Jessica M - Alright so I wasn't going to write one because I'm not overly happy with my results, or lack of... but then I realized it's not because of what I haven't done or what Janelle hasn't done.... it's just my body... Janelle Wheale is always there to kick our ass, happily. She believes in us when we don't believe in ourselves and she sees successes even if very small, as a huge win. She is always willing to tell you "no" when you have a late night craving and gives some of the "grosses" suggestions to help with those cravings like almond butter spoonfuls YUK 🤢, she helps when you are at the grocery store and magically has eyes everywhere 🙄 she makes 7 am bearable and makes you own your shit!! Love her to bits and pieces just about as much as I loved our session this morning! If you are debating working with Janelle I'd highly recommend her (most days anyways  ;) )

Joanna - Conor and Janelle are phenomenal! They have finally helped me break through my year long plateau. The changes in how I feel and look in just the 2 months I've been with them is life changing. I can't imagine my life without these two and their guidance, motivation, support, and knowledge. They're stuck with me.

Parm - I have been coming to OYS for a year now and Janelle is amazing. She is mindful of my aches and pains but pushes me to my maximum. She is supportive but quick to call me out on the excuses I tell myself and makes me own my journey. She's focused on bringing out the best in her clients and gives it her all. She responds to my questions and messages promptly and gives her clients her all.