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The Face Behind It All

JF Fitness and Therapy is the brainchild of Founder, Jacklyn Frias.

Jacklyn is a Register Social Worker and Certified Personal Trainer with years of experience working in both fields in Parry Sound. From her interactions at her fitness studio and in the larger community she noticed the commonly perceived disconnect between mental and physical health in a person's overall well-being. Many people were open and active in pursuing their physical health goals, but when it came to the larger and deeper aspects of well-being they, neglected self-care. It is from these observations that JF Fitness and Therapy was born. Her passion to counsel real people, going through the everyday issues, with no stigma attached became a reality. She has created a safe, open, caring community of strong and empowered people looking to take control of their own happiness. Join this community by setting up an appointment and work alongside Jacklyn to find the "You" you want to be.

Professional Achievements:

  • She has been a Personal Trainer for 10+ years, training independently as well as in the YMCA environment.

  • Attended the University of Wilfrid Laurier and achieved a Masters of Social Work.

  • She has worked for The North East LIHN as a Social Worker, and worked as a front line Counsellor at Esprite, the Women's Shelter, in Parry Sound.

  • She is experienced in working with troubled youth through the Youthdale Treatment Centre and Arrow head.

  • In 2022, she began teaching at Canadore College, Faculty in the School of Human Care and Social Science Department, Mental Health and Addictions Program.


Women's Empowerment and Body Image

Jacklyn Frias is all about empowering women. After having been in the fitness community for quite some time, she realized how much pressure there is on women to look their absolute best at all times. With that being said, one of her main focuses is to help women break free from social constructs. She wants to help women in learning to love and embrace themselves, as well as to feel strong and empowered! 


Nicole is a true Parry Sounder who loves being active, and is a big foodie (which works out for other staff at JFFAT..we love our food!). She is a competitive jumper (jumping rope) and has a super kind heart. 

She has her Bachelors in Health Studies and Psychology. She started Personal Training in her undergrad and is now continuing it in her home town. 



Debra spent many summer's in Parry Sound, until finally moving to Nobel permanently in 2021. She spent 15 years working in Sports Retail specializing in Sporting Goods and Hockey.

She loves to hike, play and watch sports and reads a ton of books! She also loves spending time with her Border Collie, Elsa!

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