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.

Jordan Pope

My name is Jordan Pope and I am a certified CrossFit level 1 trainer. In 2017 I also graduated from Lakehead University with an honours bachelor degree in kinesiology. I have always been extremely focussed on my health and fitness and am always looking for ways to grow as both a coach and an athlete. I am an outgoing and friendly person and am dedicated to not only improving myself but my clients as well.


  • Crossfit level 1
  • Wrapping and Taping course cert.

Sarah Baryluk

Hey! I’m Sarah and I’m a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. I’ve been extremely lucky to have trained in several gyms around the world and to have been coached by many of the top trainers. These opportunities have allowed me to experience several different training styles which I love being able to share. I believe being fit does not just mean being able to throw weight around a gym, but it’s also about being fit in your everyday lives. I want to help you feel healthy and prepared for whatever might come your way!

I make it my passion to create individualized and achievable goals for each client, while maintaining an enjoyable atmosphere. Smiling while working hard and having fun is essential to my programming. On my days off you’ll find me hanging out with my dogs, surfing some Superior waves wherever I can find them.

Functional Fitness is my style. I promise to keep you motivated and push you through fun, challenging workouts for any level of fitness. I love mixing things up to keep training new and exciting. You’ll never know what I might have in store for you!

Andy Noga

My name is Andy and my greatest passion is helping people improve their health and happiness. Over the past 7 years as a health coach my clients have been winning weight-loss challenges, sporting competitions, appearing on posters, recovering from injuries, learning incredible new skills, finding new confidence, and simply improving their bodies and their abilities -for sport/fun/real life/straight up just feeling better.

I have a wicked fun, holistic approach to my coaching that uses any combination of corrective exercises, mobilizations, strength/conditioning, balance, muscle activation, functional training, gymnastics, calisthenics, boxing, laughing, HIIT, etc to develop an ever-adapting plan tailored to your personal goals and abilities. Super fun, safe, exercise that works! Ask around!

My Qualifications include:

  • Honours Bachelor of Science Degree – Lakehead University
  • Certified Personal Trainer – International Sport Science Association
  • Certified Movement and Mobility Specialist- Kelly Starrett Ready State System
  • Certified Olympic WeightLifting Performance Coach – CWPC Athletes Acceleration
  • Certified Kettlebell Instructor – Agatsu
  • Certified Nutrition Coach – Precision Nutrition, Alive Academy, and Venice Nutrition,
  • Chronic Low Back Pain Specialist – DTS/ Dr.Stuart Mcgill
  • Assorted Others – Hypertrophy Specialist – DTS, Personal Trainer – DTS, boxing/striking -DTS etc.

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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