Andrew Gawley  - Owner/Operator of Gawley's Performance Centre


Andrew found fitness while getting ready to train for Pro Wrestling.  Realizing he was in no condition to be called an athlete he decided to make a change.  He started Olympic lifting and soon fell in love with the gym.  After a few years Andrew found he was the one giving advice to others who were looking to gain some strength and size.  That was just the beginning; since then he has been blessed to be around some great trainers and coaches, and has enjoyed learning from everyone.

" I have trained for Wrestling and CrossFit, competing in the CrossFit Regionals twice.  My fitness goals changed in 2014 with an addition to my family.  I am currently looking to keep fit and healthy for my daughter, as she never stops moving.  I am on a continuing journey of learning and look forward to sharing what I know to help you achieve your goals."

- Andrew Gawley

who we are

Denise Verutis  - Owner/Fitness Facility Director


With over 10 years experience training, coaching and mentoring as a dance assistant and later as a personal trainer and lifestyle coach, Denise prides herself on her ability to discover new ways to positively motivate others by using personalized goal oriented strategies that focus on each individual’s unique learning style and vision of success.  Fundamental to her own personal philosophy is the concept of Kaizen, or the continual pursuit of improvement.  
“Every day I want to challenge myself to be better than the day before.  That could mean being a better coach through continuing education, challenging myself to lift something heavier in the gym or simply showing gratitude for the amazing things my body can do and the amazing people with whom I get to share my passion for fitness.”

-Denise Verutis

Lisa Gawley - Personal Trainer


Lisa originally went to school for Fine Arts. As a student she found herself working at the front desk of a gym, which, inspired her to pursue education in personal training.  She hasn't looked back since.  Through the community of health and fitness Lisa has met many incredible trainers who she has learned from, and has taken many courses to expand her knowledge and experience as a trainer.

" I have trained to compete in CrossFit, and recently gave birth to a daughter who keeps me busy every day. I want to be strong and fit for her, so I can keep up with her and also be a good role model. I believe that a healthy lifestyle is important and I love helping others reach their fitness goals."



Kristina Milligan - CAT(C), RMT

Kristina Milligan is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist. Kristina completed her undergrad at Lakehead University graduating in 2010 with an Honours Bachelor degree in Kinesiology. She completed her undergrad degree while studying in Thunder Bay, Ont. Canada, as well Bathurst, NSW, Australia. Kristina completed her Advance Certificate in Athletic Therapy in 2011 from Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB. Kristina was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. She first became interested in athletic therapy as a young gymnast after suffering many injuries and having the support of Kinesiologists and Physiotherapists alike. This has given Kristina a unique perspective on injuries and rehabilitation. After completing her Canadian National Certification, CAT(C), in November of 2011 she spent the year working primarily with the Midget AAA Royals hockey team in Calgary, AB. The following year Kristina worked in the European EBYSL U17 and U20 hockey league in Austria, before returning to Guelph. Kristina then went on to complete her diploma in Massage Therapy in Stoney Creek, certifying as a RMT in 2015. In Guelph, Kristina has worked with the Guelph Minor Football Association, The Grand River Predators Football team, as well as many other High School sports and community sports teams. In 2014, Kristina worked at the PanAm games Gymnastics qualifiers, as well as on field of play for the 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto. Kristina has worked with many levels of athletes from weekend warriors to elite athletes from a variety of sport backgrounds. Kristina has a dynamic approach to injuries and treatment combining her Athletic Therapy and Massage Therapy skills. Contact milligan.kristina@gmail.com.