Private Trainers

Alison Rogers

Specialties:

  • Program Design
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility & Hypermobility
  • Medical conditions related Osteoporosis, thyroid issues

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T Individual Conditioning
  • TRX Qualified Trainer
  • YMCA Group Choreography Aerobic & Step
  • YMCA Group Strengthening
  • Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Ange-Léonce Ndolimana Mugabo

The beginning is a reference point, the process is the fruit of your work. Come change your habits, one step at a time. I will give you the tools to reach your objectives, with my understanding of exercise and nutrition, towards a healthy lifestyle. Strengthen your will power!

Specialties:

  • Weight loss
  • Functional training
  • Strength training 
  • Postural assessment and corrective conditioning
  • Breaking (Breakdance)

Main certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University - Kinesiology  
  • Can Fit Pro - Personal Training  
  • YMCA & YM-YMHA - Corrective Conditioning 
  • BNexplode - Olympic Weightlifting certification Level 1 

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Barry Sullivan

I am not a trainer, I am a teacher / coach.  I want you to be a life athlete.  I will teach you the fundamentals that allow you to use your body effectively while staying injury free. I follow the FLAC principle when teaching an exercise : F-focus, L-learn, A-apply and C-challenge. Together, we can work on your fitness plan so that you can reach or exceed your goals

Specialties:

  • Moving better and improving range of motion
  • Functional training: using the 7 functional movements
  • Founder of ‘youbutbetter.ca’ training services

Main certifications:

  • TRX Coach Certification: military training, sport medicine
  • Pre and Post Natal Training
  • Vitality Performance Reconditioning Certified
  • YMCA F.I,T Individual Conditioning and YMCA Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Boris Kovacevic

Taylor made program designed to fit clients specific needs « Any trainer can make you tired, but not any trainer can make you better’’

Specialties:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Corrective conditioning/ prehab-rehab
  • Functional training
  • Weight management

Main certifications:

  • YMCA: Individual conditioning, Corrective conditioning, Group fitness instructor
  • Canfitpro: PTS-Personal training specialist, NWS- Nutrition and wellness specialist
  • TRX suspension trainer L1 and TRX sports medicine
  • KBell Training Academy: Kettlebell trainer
  • Functional Movement System: FMS L1 & L2

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Claudette Rouisse

I offer training programs that allow you to reach your specific goals and provide tangible and lasting results. Whether you want to lose weight, correct your posture, or improve your cardiovascular capacity, strength, muscle flexibility and yoga technique, my educational background and skills will motivate you and make a real impact.

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, MA
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning and Group Fitness
  • CanFitPro
  • ACSM
  • TRX Level 1
  • Certified Wellness and Life Coach
  • YogaFit Master Trainer, Ashtanga E-RYT
  • CPR-AED

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Downtown YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Dean Smith

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, "because of you I didn't give up."

Specialties:

  • Basketball Skills
  • Personal Training
  • Patience
  • Mental Toughness
  • Speed, Strength & Agility

Main certifications:

  • Baskebtall Level 1-3
  • CPR level A

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Evan Beloff

Show up. Work hard. Learn. Improve

Specialties:

  • Sports Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition
  • Functional Training
  • Strength Training and Body Toning
  • Bootcamp and circuit training
  • Weight loss, sport performance and injury rehab

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T
  • YMCA Corrective Conditionin
  • Certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND.A)
  • Post-Graduate Natural Sports Nutrition Master Class Certifcation
  • Certifacte in plant-based nutrition
  • And more upon request

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Fari Graeeli

East meets West, my approach integrates my knowledge gained from playing soccer around the world, practicing yoga in India for 8 years and martial arts.  My approach is to evaluate, adjust and progress!

Specialties:

  • Yoga
  • Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • High Performance Training
  • Character Building and Strength Training

Main certifications:

  • FIT YMCA
  • Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Greg Kepka

Don't start something unless you intend to finish it.

Specialties:

  • Powerlifting
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Body Building

Main certifications:

  • Personal training specialist CanFit Pro
  • F.I.T YMCA
  • Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Hyongok Kent

Whether it is for cross-country skiing, cycling, running, hiking, or for yoga, I always find new ways to improve my fitness programs. I integrate principles of functionality; minimizing muscular unbalance, adopting good posture, strengthening of the back and thoracic belt, flexibility, and minimizing speed when training. I believe that it’s a very effective way of avoiding injury, having better control of one’s body, and improving well-being. I have been a certified private trainer for a number of years and my clients of all ages and fitness levels have benefitted from my tailor-made fitness programs.

Specialties:

  • Chi Running/ Walking Insturction
  • Postural Alignment
  • Bringing ease to movement
  • Brain training for movement
  • Strengthening of Breathing Muscles

Main certifications:

  • Master Chi Running Instructor
  • Pelvis Restoration-Postural Restoration institute
  • Functional Movement System Level 1– FMS
  • Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Leona King

Fitness and well-being is what my work and approach are all about. I have been a trainer with the YMCA since 2001 and I am specialized in healthcare, individual fitness, and in creating highly personalized fitness programs. I mainly work with adults aged 40 and up who are often trying their hand at getting back into shape for the first time. My experience as a nurse coupled with my knowledge and expertise in fitness allows me to provide personalized services, and I am constantly looking to learn new approaches.

Specialties:

  • Older Adults
  • Functional Training
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Core Strength, Balance, Stability and Flexibility

Main certifications:

  • YMCA Individual Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Ludmila Starcencov

The best way to achieve physical and emotional well-being is through proper exercise and nutrition. If you want to be beautiful inside and out, and enjoy life fully, let me be the architect of your individualized plan. I will help you achieve your goals.

Specialties:

  • Weight loss and gain: Body design
  • Postural reinforcement
  • Relief of back pain
  • Post-injury training
  • TRX® suspension system and Pilates

Main certifications:

  • YMCA FIT - Individual conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Corrective conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Group conditioning
  • TRX® Suspension System

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Mike Traian

Everyday is Training Day!
Your Succes is my goal!

Specialties:

  • Athletic attendant and sports specific skill development
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Metabolic Training/ Functional Training
  • Weight Loss and Body Toning
  • Muscular Strength Development with Plyometrics

Main certifications:

  • YMCA Individual Conditioning Trainer
  • CAN FIT Pro Personal Training
  • YMCA Corrective Conditioning
  • Certified Massage Therapist

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Randi Friedman

'Form + Function = Results!'
"My approach to physical fitness is a caring one. I help clients understand why certain exercises are done and exactly how to execute those exercises correctly, this keeps people motivated and focused on their fitness goals. With proper form my clients achieve maximum results!"

Specialties:

  • Functional Training
  • Overcoming Physical Limitations
  • Senior Physical Fitness
  • Target Training

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Rosalie Fagen

I derive my greatest satisfaction from seeing you reach your goals; this is what I have been doing at the YMCA since 1999. While the exercise room is the place to help you get there, I will also help you change your perspective on health and fitness in your daily life. For 25 years I have been playing competitive tennis, and I also captained my team during international competitions. I know how to motivate, encourage, and support the people I work with in order to help them improve their physical and mental well-being.

Specialties:

  • Tennis
  • Ski

Main certifications:

  • YMCA (FIT) – Entraînement individuel
  • YMCA Active Lifestyle Coach
  • CLSC Balance & Fall Prevention

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Silvia Bruno

Silvia creates training programs based on the individual needs, goals and fitness levels of her clients. Each of her training programs starts with a complete fitness assessment, including a muscle strength test, a flexibility test, posture analysis and a series of measurements.

She wants to help people who are looking to change their lifestyle, transform their bodies or recover their strength after a sports injury.

Specialties:

  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Body Transformation
  • Athletic Competitive Training
  • Posture and Rehabilitation
  • Strength Development

Main certifications:

  • PICP (Charles Poliquin) level 1 and 2 (athlete and strength development
  • Fascial Stretching Therapy, Stretch to win, level 2
  • YMCA F.I.T Trainer ( Individual Conditioning)
  • FMS, Functional Movement Screen, Gray Cook
  • BIO Print, Charles Poliquin, fat and hormonal profile

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Trudie Ogden

I am the Director of Health, Fitness & Recreation at the Westmount Y centre, and have been involved in the fitness industry for more than 30 years. Mostly, I train adults aged 40 and over to improve their posture and develop strength and flexibility. I also teach muscle toning, gentle aerobics and Pilates classes. I am active in many outdoor sports which include tennis, skiing and golf.

Specialties:

  • Functional Training
  • Strength Training
  • Pilates
  • Core Conditioning
  • Senior Population

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T Trainer for individual conditioning and group fitness
  • Scott Pilates
  • McGill Physical Education Degree
  • Concordia Sports Administration Graduate Diploma
  • CanFitPRO Personal Training and Group Fitness

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Veronica Nemeth

After 35 years experience as a fitness leader and physical trainer I have found that there is no one approach that fits everybody perfectly. Know that when it comes to program design, I draw from a comprehensive tool kit. I want your success at least as much as you do – and we will always get there.

Specialties:

  • Circuit, Cross, and Metabolic Training
  • High intensity interval training
  • Yoga, manual stretching,
  • Postural Analysis
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Sport Specific with Periodized Training

Main certifications:

  • B.A. Dance, York University, Minor in Human Anatomy, Kinesiology & Sports Nutrition
  • McGill U. Department of Athletics, Personal Trainer
  • YMCA F.I.T Individual Conditioning & Group Fitness Leader, Cardio Plein Air, Outdoor Group Fitness Leader
  • National Capital Region YMCA/YWCA, Personal Fitness Trainer
  • YMCA, Corrective Conditioning Coach & Lifestyle Coach

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Yaffa Gruia

I have been an instructor and personal trainer at the Westmount Y centre since 1995. I have worked with clients of all ages and fitness levels and believe that my communication skills and attention to detail have inspired and empowered young adults to reach their potential. I have also helped seniors regain their strength and mobility, thereby improving their quality of life.

Specialties:

  • Functional Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Senior Population

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T Individual Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA