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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! 


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Stephanie has recently completed her BSc in Kinesiology at McMaster University and is moving back to her hometown of Parry Sound to start working her magic! During her time at McMaster Stephanie worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the Varsity Men’s Football Team and for local youth volleyball teams. 

Stephanie is all about an active lifestyle and just so happens to be your 2023 National Jump Rope Champion and World Jump Rope Bronze Medalist! We hear she also makes the best vegetarian dishes in town, so if you’re looking for some new dinner inspiration, she just might be your girl. 

Personal Trainer/ Instructor


Laura recently completed her personal training certification through Canfitpro after finding a passion for fitness in the last few years. She works full time in post secondary education and provides personal training as well as group classes at JF Fitness. In her spare time she can be found reading, swimming, and spending time outdoors.


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Mikayla is a Certified Personal Trainer, with experience leading group fitness classes at the YMCA in 
Barrie. Recently Mikayla has started the journey on her own venture, F.I.I.T. OUTDOORS, offering interval training workouts using the GymNext Flex Timer. She enjoys fitness and the outdoors, and can usually be found hiking, mountain biking, paddling & snowshoeing. 



Allie graduated from the Massage Therapy Program with Honours from Georgian College in 2016, and has been practicing since January 2017.

Allie has been on the JFFAT Team for a while now. You can find Allie leading our Boxing classes and teaching private sessions, as well as an occasional Bootcamp class! She is a CPT and provides training to our clients in our Semi- Private Group sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She is currently studying to be an Osteopath.

Allie is also runs Mobility RX in Nobel. 



Elaine makes sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes!
Elaine has completed her Business & Human Resource Administration at Algonquin College, and has worked in administration for over a decade. 

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