Kick-off Event: Road to Resiliency

Date and Time


Summerlee Science Complex Atrium


Keynote: Road to Resiliency

Students, faculty and staff join us as Don O’Leary (VP Finance, Administration and Risk) and Brenda Whiteside (AVP, Student Affairs) welcome Lynne Skilton-Hayes as our keynote speaker talking about her own road to resiliency. 

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Lynne’s journey to the fitness professional she is today has been filled with challenges and obstacles both mental and physical.  Struggling to figure out who she was anymore, she found the best version of herself through fitness.  Lynne will share her journey and how she overcame adversity to create the life and career she wanted to live.  Now her mission is to help others find their journey and the best version of themselves both in and out of the gym.

Lynne Skilton-Hayes is the Fitness Program Supervisor at the University of Guelph where she is responsible for hundreds of programs for students, faculty, staff and community. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and brings over 23 years of education and experience to the fitness industry. Lynne is an International fitness presenter/educator, Matrix Master Trainer, a canfitpro ProTrainer, One Tooth Ambassador and a 2017 YMCA Woman of Distinction. She is a canfitpro and ACE certified group fitness instructor and master personal trainer.  She has done work for television, print and online DVD curriculum for IDEA Health and Fitness Association. 

Lynne is one of the most passionate and dynamic professionals you will ever meet.  This is a reflection of her quality in teaching, her breadth of knowledge and her passion for the field. Her own pursuit of excellence has led her to achieve that recognition and consequently recognition for Guelph’s achievement in the industry as well. Anyone who has been a part of her classes, courses or training will attest to the motivation and passion that Lynne has for helping others achieve their goals in this field.  She is also the proud mother of a wonderful 9-year-old son who reminds her on a daily basis the importance of being healthy and fit.


This is the kick-off event to a week-long series of events and activities for Mental Health Week.

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