Provincial Council

Meet FIC’s Provincial Council

  • Perry Tucciarone

    Perry Tucciarone is the National Sales Manager for Merchant Treasury Services (MTS). MTS is a payment processing, recovery and club management software company. MTS has been providing software solutions to the fitness industry for over 12 years.  MTS was the first company to implement a comprehensive software solution to streamline and manage a club’s recurring payment and recovery process.

    Prior to MTS, Perry successfully owned and managed his own fitness clubs, as well as managed and consulted fitness clubs in Canada and the United States for over 20 years.  It is this well-rounded experience in the industry which allows Perry to successfully find solutions while maintaining long term professional relationships with fitness club owners, managers, and other industry professionals.

  • Thibault Gonnett

    Thibault Gonnet is the Fitness Director at Midtown Athletic Club. He has been in the industry for many years. He started to work for Midtown in 2010 as a fitness coach, then a Mclinic specialist, then a junior director, and now a fitness director.


  • Angela Longstaffe

    As an adolescent, Angela was a champion ring tennis player, loved handball and worked as a lifeguard. She was one of the first clients at Body & Soul Health and Fitness in Vancouver, BC. Originally, she was referred to the fitness facility by her doctor to assist with pain. She recognized Body & Soul Health and Fitness as a vibrant business and became a silent partner for 3 years. In 2001 Angela became more involved on a daily basis, and in 2003 became the sole owner. In 2011, after many years of running the business, Angela took the first step towards retirement. Although she is now less involved in the day-to-day running of the business, she continues to oversee key decisions and manage the strategic direction of the company.

  • Lisa Sommers

    Lisa’s change in career happened in 2003, after working in various senior positions in Marketing, Purchasing and Market Research in the Foodservice industry. She has really enjoyed this change in pace and thrives on assisting clients with bettering their own physical and mental wellbeing.

    The area of Workplace Wellness has held a great deal of intrigue for Lisa and is something she has researched and liased with others on over the past few years. She is working towards bringing more wellness initiatives into the workplace, especially small business.

    Lisa has been active all her life in various activities, especially as a figure skater. She was a member of the Toronto Cricket Club’s Precision (synchronized) team that competed at the Canadian level, with her team winning gold medals in 1993 and 1994. In addition to Pilates and Yamuna Body Rolling, she enjoys hiking and rollerblading among her recreational pursuits.

    Lisa has been a long term (17 year) volunteer in various capacities at Casey House Hospice, a world renowned AIDS hospice in Toronto.