Get into the red

Red Zone X

The newest, hottest group exercise option in the Thunder Bay area. Our Red 45 classes cater to people of all fitness levels. Whether you are new to an exercise program or in search of a new motivating workout program, you will find your home at Red Zone X. In every Red 45 class a coach will work with the group throughout the 45 minute class, making sure exercise progressions and regressions are always available and proper technique is being applied.

Meet The Team

Brian Sippala

My name is Brian Sippala and I am a certified personal trainer, nutrition and weight loss specialist and firefighter in Thunder Bay. I am very personable and love interaction in a social setting. I live by the fitness philosophy of “train mean. eat clean. live lean”. Personal training, nutrition and firefighting has taught me all about continual education and I strive to be better than I was yesterday. Athletic, Focused, Enthusiastic and Goal Oriented are a few words I would use to describe myself.

Additional Certifications Include

  • Applied BioSignature Transformations (ABT)


Matt DeGiacomo

Matt DeGiacomo is the co-owner at RedZoneX Tracked Fitness Training. Matt has always been involved with fitness from a young age through cycling hockey, and baseball. During his cycling career he has competed both provincially and nationally. Over his 6 year cycling career he managed to obtain 5 provincial medals, which has led him to a career in fitness. He graduated from Fanshawe College with a Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma.
Matt believes that everyone should be involved in a fitness program. Training with Matt individuals will experience a joint by joint approach to strength training as well as cardio conditioning. Matt always tries to encourage his clients to make fitness training fun and as beneficial as possible.

Matt is certified through the following agencies:

  • Applied BioSignature Transformations (ABT)

    BioSignature is a method based on the correlation between body fat distribution and possible hormone imbalances. When a hormone imbalance is present it’s often the reason you can’t get rid of that stubborn body fat, but more importantly it is a cause of other health concerns such as poor sleep, low energy, impaired cognitive function and more.

Andie Romu

My name is Andie Romu and I am a certified personal trainer. I’ve been coaching in Thunder Bay for the last four years,  gaining knowledge in an array of different training styles. Im currently a student at Lakehead University, where I am finishing my honours bachelor degree in kinesiology. I was very fortunate to become involved in fitness at a very young age. Once I retired my career of Provincial gymnastics, I immediately fell in love with strength and conditioning. Discovering not only the physical, but mental benefits from implementing a fitness program into my everyday life, made me the passionate trainer I am today. Fitness drastically changed my life for the better, and my goal as a trainer is to do the same with my clients. I have such a genuine love for coaching and connecting with people in a social environment, which shines through in my coaching style. I always set out to make every workout goal driven, unique, and most importantly fun.

Tyler McDougall

Hi, my name is Tyler McDougall and I have been a personal trainer for over four years and have a Masters of Kinesiology from Lakehead University. For my Master’s thesis project, I developed a fitness program to help improve the physical fitness of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Working as a personal trainer, I have had experience working with a variety of clients to help them achieve a wide range of goals. My personal fitness background started with my competitive running and basketball careers at a young age, which both instilled a lifelong passion for health, fitness and achieving new goals. Through my extensive schooling background and applied experience personal training, I have also developed a knowledge base and passion for helping others achieve their individual goals.


  • Masters of Kinesiology
  • NCCP Coaching Level 1 & 2
  • NCCP Special Olympics Coaching
  • CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
  • Challenger Baseball Coaching Certified

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