Meet Our Team

Brickhouse is your neighbourhood gym! We want each of you to feel welcome and its starts by getting to know us!

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Paul Taylor

Founder and Co-Owner of Brickhouse Gym.

I created Brickhouse Gym just over 10 years ago with the goal to create an environment to help people reach their full potential. Brickhouse has never been your typical gym and i pride myself on that.  We have equipment suited for everyones needs. 

In my years of training i have come to believe that when you want to change your body, it starts by just doing it. To get in shape,  don't wait for the start of the a month, or new years it can be any random wednesday, Just do it. Its all in the first step!



JT Smith

Co-Owner of Brickhouse Gym.

"The more you do, the more you do" - JT Smith

A little humour can go a long way when encouraging atheletes to perform their best.

Brickhouse Gym is a space in which I am humbled to share my training and experience coaching my students.

Brickhouse Gym was founded in 2008 with the premise that everyones an athlete. A motto that we believe helps encourage people of all ages, ability and size to strive to become their best self. Having extensive backgrounds in fitness, training, and boxing, my business partner Paul and I simply wanted a space to train our clients. Now, our passion has grown into two fully equipped gym locations.

My gym is my passion. I am inspired by my students, which is why I am so devoted to providing dryland space and coaching for todays youth.

Boxing is my first and forever love . As a former competative boxer, I am honoured to share tips and techniques with my students who make my job so rewarding and inspire me greatly.

You can find me teaching classes throughout the week at our Gertrude location as part of brickhouse gyms ongoing boxing classes.


Lauren Fulham

Multi-Media Coordinator.

I have been a part of Brickhouse for the last 7 years, so naturally i know this place like the back of my hand. I have put my literal blood (cut my hand on putting up the change room mirrors), sweat (on that grind) and tears (couple of thrown out backs from putting away too heavy of weights that my pride told me otherwise) into this place that with much effort from us all, has officially became kick a$$. 

Outside of BH, sports are "my thing" as i have competed nationally in ringette, and provincially for junior hockey. You may catch me 'nerding it out' at University as i’m currently writing my honours thesis in biology and as a classic millennial actually keeping up with the kardashians... if i lost you there i swear its better than Jersey Shore!

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Harley Friesen

Administrative staff.

I am a former elite Ringette athlete that got to train here at Brickhouse Gym before my body said “Hey, let’s give this girl patellar tendonitis in BOTH knees!” which concluded my 12th year playing an on ice sport. On the bright side JT can’t make me run around the block for warm up anymore!! In saying that you will most likely see me around the gym with one (on a good day) knee brace on as I have been working as an administrative staff here for 2 (almost 3) years.

Aside from spending the majority of my days either working or working out in the gym I enjoy nice (short) walks to get ice cream preferably in the evening (if not 60SPF sunscreen will need to be applied, the sun hates me), finding new music and singing but most of all watching my dog go absolutely nuts when I say the W word and then of course going on that walk with him.

P.S – my sister works here but if you read the above paragraphs you’ll know how to tell us apart 


Olivia Redstone-Davies

Administrative staff.

I recently moved from Regina to pursue a degree in Environmental Sustainability at the U of W, as well as to be involved with the flourishing Winnipeg art scene. 

I enjoy all things arts related (my personal favourite being visual art) and try to incorporate it into my everyday life however I can. 

I have a passion for all things outdoors as well! Whether it be paddling, climbing, snowboarding, or just breathing in the fresh air, I love it! That being said I think active lifestyles are very positive and so the opportunity to promote physical and mental wellbeing at Brickhouse is second nature.


Nina Richardson

Administrative Staff

I started lifting weights when I was 14 and quickly started chasing the idea of strength and pushing limits. Working out became more of a passion than a hobby which is most definitely why I wanted to be at Brickhouse, especially as I pursue a degree in Kinesiology at the U of W. 

Apart from working out I’m passionate about a wide variety of things, but mainly; music at blaring volumes, really great food, how much we impact the environment, and hilarious vines.


Alyssa Desrochers-Schneider

Administrative Staff.

I have been an athlete my whole life, I played soccer for many years and continue to do so even now in a women’s league. As well, I played volleyball competitively throughout high school so when my boyfriend introduced me to weightlifting in my first year of university it instantly clicked. I have now been weightlifting for a few years now and there is no doubt it is a passion of mine and something I do every day, so being able to work and workout at such an awesome gym like Brickhouse I couldn’t be happier! 

I tried out Brickhouse a few years ago for the summer months and it became my go to gym when I wasn’t in school, it is such a home-y gym and everyone is so welcoming. (& who can say no to 24/hour access, cause coming to the gym at 12 in the morning is so fun!) 

Aside from being at the gym I’m usually at school or eating out at some yummy restaurants with my boyfriend or re-watching my favorite shows on Netflix. 

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Dakota Friesen

Administrative Staff.

Throughout the 12 years I have been playing ringette, 2 have been spent training here at Brickhouse which has brought me to work here as an admin! My goal is to end university with a Bachelor of Science degree so that I can pursue a career working as a pediatric oncologist.

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong”

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Crystal Tomychyshyn

Administrative staff.

I started working out at the Brickhouse gym in January 2012. The owners of the gym helped me out so much with my fitness journey, that it only made sense to work part time and assist in helping them succeed. 

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Annabelle Farrell

Staff Assistant

I play high-level ringette competitively and it is my true passion. I enjoy meeting new people every time i come to work, so come and say hi!


Jessica Nott

Administrative staff.

I have been a ringette athlete for over 10 years now, and have grown to love living an active lifestyle. I am very thankful for my opportunity to train at Brickhouse with my team for two seasons now and have learned a lot throughout my training experience. I am happy that my favourite sport that I grew up on has further led me to working as an Admin at Brickhouse

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Mogwai Smith

Grand Poobah

Initially from a siamese family, i was born to a single parent. Though it was apparent by my non lack of fur and straight vision, i might have been switched at birth... ("How i was switched at birth" - The Mogwai Muggerson Smith Story p. 57 2012). Born to the dusty landscape of urban life in the village. I have several brothers and sisters who were adopted first, i was the last to be adopted because i was extremely pick. 

I enjoy short walks in the sand, temptations, people with long nails, and people that don't laugh at me.

My favourite saying is "look but don't touch the fur" and i hate hearing "omg his face is so flat!!" 

I detest the vacuum, cleaning, my own litter, snap chat filters with dog faces... (not funny)

My education you ask?? First Aid CPR 2011, Drivers permit for a class 4 without air brakes, Baby sitting level 1 and 2, Conflict Resolution level 1A (but 1B)