Private Trainers

Albert Zakay

“Life is more fun when you play.”

Certifications

  • NCCP Level 1 –  Squash Instructor

Experience

  • Certified squash instructor.
  • Volunteer squash clinic instructor since September 2014.
  • Instructor of squash clinics for women, children and teens.

Packages

  • Private, semi-private and small group lessons available

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Alejandro Poch

My passion is to help my clients to train efficiently, more comprehensively and with as much knowledge as possible. I want to improve their understanding of leading a health lifestyle.

Specialties:

  • Cardio vascular training
  • Sport and functional training
  • Plyometric exercises
  • Bodybuilding and strength training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Corrective Conditioning
  • Weight-lifting Training techniques (small groups and teenagers).

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

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

Anto Mannarino

I have a passion to encourage women to get healthy and strong by introducing them to the ultimate benefits of incorporating weightlifting into their fitness regime in order for them to achieve faster results in weight loss and optimum health. I include a variety of training including HIIT, circuit training, and Tabata protocol. I bring motivation to my clients' work out sessions because becoming their healthiest version is my passion.

Specialties:

  • Weight loss
  • Circuit training and bootcamp
  • Strength training and hypertrophy
  • Conditioning for people with chronic medical conditions

Main certifications:

  • YMCA FIT Individual Conditioning
  • Experienced teacher in Quebec and Ontario

Availabilities: West Island 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

Bassel Youssef

My philosophy is to improve the physical and emotional health of my clients by giving them a life-changing training experience and inspiring them to be at their best.

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Postural evaluation and correction
  • Functional movement screening
  • Muscle activation
  • Corrective conditioning and Injuries post-rehabilitation
  • Metabolic training ; strength conditioning ; H.I.I.T. ; suspension training TRX™

Certifications

  • CHEK: Exercise coach and Holistic Lifestyle
  • NSCA- CPT
  • FMS Level 1 & 2
  • National Academy of Sport Medicine: Corrective Exercise, Weight Loss, Mixed Martial Arts, group personal training
  • YMCA FIT — Trainer of Trainer

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, West Island 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

Céline Matteau

The body and mind form a whole and influence each other. When the head feels wrong, it’s good to move the legs! My vision of health mirrors the Tibetan vision that claims that the health of  theinside is seen on the outside ."

Specialties

  • Functional training of body and mind
  • Support for aging healthyly and positively
  • Increasing personal motivation
  • Weight loss and fitness
  • Managing stress and anxiety

Certifications

  • Muscle Activation and Isolated Stretching
  • Positive Psychology - Life Coach
  • Individual and Corrective Conditioning
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Tabata Instructor

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Chris Cornish

“There is no way around the hard work. Embrace it.” – Roger Federer

I know how hard it can be to get out of a rut. I know how hard it can be to make big changes. You can do it and I have the training and energy to help you!

In my 20s, I was a nationally ranked tennis player who went to university on a tennis scholarship. As a Type 1 diabetic in my 30s, I went through an unhealthy period when I gained 70lbs and even lost my vision for a time. In the last 5 years, I've made some positive changes, and today I’m happy and healthy.

If I can do it, then you can too!

Specialties:

  • Nationally ranked former tennis player
  • Train like an athlete
  • Conditioning for people with chronic medical conditions
  • Specializes in clients with Diabetes, type 1 + 2

Main certifications:

  • YMCA FIT Level 1 Individual Conditioning
  • Certified tennis instructor, Level 1+2

Availabilities: West Island 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, Guy-Favreau YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Daniel Saintiche

The training program that I have created focuses on three key elements:

  • Strength Training
  • Body Building
  • Functional Training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Level 1 Individual Conditioning
  • TRX Level 1 Trainer
  • Corrective Conditioning

Specialties

  • TRX Training
  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Fundamental of Joint Biomechanics
  • Myofascial Stretching

Availabilities: West Island 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

Debbie Young

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”
-William H. Johnsen 

“When you know better, you do better.”
-Maya Angelou

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA – Corrective Conditioning
  • YMCA – Rebuilding Functional Movement Patterns
  • Canadian Coaching Certification S7

Specialties

  • Functional Training
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Sports Performance
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Training

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Donald Seang

Sport Massage Therapist, SMT(cc)  

With my expertise in posture analysis, myofascial release and stretching, I want to help as many people as possible to reach their full potential. I love people  and I want to learn more every day—I can’t stop taking new courses. The slogan for company, Spécifix Santé, sums up my approach to therapy: ‘Excellence through health’

Specialties:

  • Chronic pain
  • Discomfort
  • Muscle tension
  • Sports injuries
  • Event therapy
  • Pre-, inter- and post-event massage (physical activity)
  • Musculoskeletal system

Main certifications:

  • Member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sport Massage
  • Fascial Therapy
  • Periarticular Work
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Advanced Bands
  • Neuro-Proprioceptive Taping

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA

Enrico Quilico

I am convinced that working in close partnership with people is the only way to develop effective routines that translate into achieving fitness related goals. I support good health through exercise and welcome a variety of clients who wish to regain or improve their physical fitness for competitive purposes or general health

Specialties:

  • Endurance sports (swimming, cycling, running, triathlon)
  • Postural assessment and corrective conditioning
  • Strength training for sport performance
  • Functional training

Certifications

  • Master of Arts, Adapted Physical Activity Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
  • YMCA & YM-YMHA - Corrective Conditioning Specialist
  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning
  • Advanced Wilderness First Aid (SIRIUS)

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Éric Cyr

I have been a private trainer and Yoga teacher since 1996. I strive to find a balance between heart, mind and willpower through training. Regardless of the type of training, the goal is to develop a better understanding of ourselves and our physical condition. What will convince you to work with me? I practice what I preach. My approach is clear, precise, simple and accessible to all. Training is a science, an art and a way of life.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • FMS: Functional Movement Screen (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Yoga (Sivananda & Kundalini)
  • TRX Fusion
  • CrossFit
  • Private Trainer, McGill University
  • NLP Practitioner (Neurolinguistics), CQPNL certified
  • Kinetic Swedish massage certification from Kiné-Concept
  • CPR-AED

Availabilities: Cartierville 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

Gabrielle Roddy

Gabrielle’s primary focus as a teacher and trainer is to keep everyone moving, and moving well, throughout their lifespan. Her great joy is working with people to restore lost mobility and helping people maintain and optimize their strength and range of motion. Thirty years of experience in the fitness industry allow Gabrielle to use a dynamic multidisciplinary approach while motivating participants of all ages, fitness levels, body shapes and sizes to reach their full potential. 

Main certifications:

  • PhD. Science of Physical Activity
  • HFFC- Certified Exercise Physiology
  • Certified YMCA F.I.T-individual conditioning
  • Certified Yoga Instructor

Availabilities: Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA

Geneviève Albert

Geneviève is passionate about everything that appeals to functional fitness, biomechanics, motion analysis, power sports, running, swimming, and also sport’s nutrition. With years of experience and knowledge, she is proud to be able to look into the needs of her clients and develop an adapted program that will make sure you want to train again and again! For her, training is a way of life that features qualities such as discipline, commitment and perseverance.

Main certifications:

  • B.SC. Kinesiology
  • PNCE Swimming
  • PNCE Triathlon
  • Certified AAT-advanced nutrition-level 1
  • Certified AAT Level 1 – Hormonal Cascade & Client Assessment
  • Certified YMCA F.I.T. instructor-- Individual Conditioning
  • Certified LESMILLS- instructor Bodypump

Availabilities: Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA

Geneviève Rougeau

Nutritionist / Dietitian
Passionate about good food, I help people regain the pleasure of eating without guilt by reconnecting to hunger and satiety signals. I believe that eating well should not be complicated.
Whether your goal is sport related, weight management or improve your eating habits, I am your reference! I adapt my services to your goals and your needs.

Certifications

  • Member of « l’’ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) »

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Georges Labrosse

I strongly believe that exercise is the key to a healthy lifestyle. I am personally dedicated to helping others be the best they can be, whether in physical appearance, muscular strength, size or general physical condition.

Specialties:

  • Crossfit™
  • Football youth coach/trainer

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT –Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Corrective Conditioning
  • Crossfit™ Level 1

Availabilities: Downtown 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

Helen Neves

A healthy body can accomplish amazing things.  Now is the time  to be the best we can,  pain-free and injury-free.

Specialties:

  • Post-injury and post-rehabilitation
  • Holistic Lifestyle Coaching
  • Training for all ages, including seniors
  • Muscle activation

Certifications

  • Exercise Science, Specialization in Adapted Physical Activity
  • NSCA - Personal Trainer
  • CHEK - Holistic Lifestyle Coach, level 3
  • Be Active Certification
  • YMCA FIT — Group Fitness

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Hooma Sheikh

My passion for fitness is what drives me to help others stay in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle. While my fitness programs are effective, diverse, progressive and safe, ensuring my clients are enjoying their workouts is paramount. As a fitness trainer, I am motivating and supportive to ensure my clients maintain their interest and remain stimulated. Eat, work out and maintain your health for a better future.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT – Group Fitness – Choreography: Aerobics and Step
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Stott Pilates
  • TRX Level 1
  • Fitness & Nutrition certification, Stratford Career Institute
  • CPR-AED

Availabilities: Cartierville 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

Jacques Brochu

For nearly twenty-five years now, I have been working in renowned institutions as a dance instructor and choreographer. Co-founder of the Mia Maure dance company (1985), I am currently taking a course specializing in the Feldenkrais method of somatic education. I am fascinated by the development of the body through movement – whether as a means of getting into shape or simply as a form of bodily expression – and I am looking for educational strategies that allow individuals to perform within the limits of their own unique being. In my practice, I integrate a number of approaches that encourage each client to expand his or her physical repertoire. I have been working at the YMCA as a trainer since 1992, and I have participated in the creation of many classes. I approach my work as a private trainer as I do everything else; as a dedicated professional striving for excellence.         

Certifications

  • DESS in dance (UQÀM)
  • CPR - AED

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA

Jean Laurent

I have a B. Sc. in Kinesiology along with over 35 years of experience in athletics. This gives me an edge to perform the proper evaluation; design a personalized exercise prescription; offer needed supervision; and provide the necessary motivation. No matter who you are, I will coach you to believe that you can perform at maximum potential once you know where to start.

Certifications

  • B. Sc. Kinesiology, University of Michigan
  • CanFitPro Certified Trainer

Specialties

  • Proper biomechanics
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Posture adjustment
  • Sports specific training
  • Weight loss

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Jean-Baptiste Dargelos

I offer fitness programs that are adapted to individual needs. My experience allows me to work with people of all ages and with different fitness experiences. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle mass or increase motivation, I will help you achieve your fitness goals while ensuring your safety and well-being. I am full of energy, creative and dedicated to helping people adopt a healthy, active, fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle. 

Certifications and training

  • Bachelor in Fitness Training, Kinesiology
  • Master of Science in Physical Activity
  • Certificate, Professional Rugby XV Coach, CREPS de Toulouse, France
     

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Jean-Luke Côté

Whether it’s for weight loss, building endurance, or strength training, I provide effective training techniques that are adapted to all fitness levels. After having been a gymnast for many years, I worked as a trainer at Gymnix and Gymslick of Montreal. I also taught aerobics in Montreal, Toronto, and Hong Kong between 1989 and 2000. As well, I have worked in the entertainment industry and have made appearances in musicals such as Grease, Cabaret, Cats, Chicago, and at the All-Star Game. I continue to receive fitness instructor training from the YMCA and Can Fit Pro. Do not hesitate to come and meet me!

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Certification (Fitness Instructor Training)
  • RCR-DEA.

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Joadson Barbosa

Joadson is a personal trainer with experience in sports counselling. He uses methods that are adapted to each person’s needs while overseeing training. He is extremely motivated to help anyone who wants to improve their physical fitness or health.   

With a great passion for sports, Joadson has been training for 18 years!

** Joadson offers training in French, English and Portuguese.

Specialties:

  • Weight management
  • Muscle hypertrophy and toning
  • Adaptive training
  • General and corrective physical conditioning
  • Posture and flexibility
  • All ages and levels

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T. Individual Physical Conditioning
  • Physical Education (2 years in Brazil)

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA

Julie Leblanc

Fitness is a passion that requires determination and discipline. Optimal health includes physical and  pychological well being. Personal growth is possible through the achievement of individual goals.

Specialties

  • Weightloss
  • Hypertrophy
  • Functional training
  • Circuit training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical and postural assessment
  • Mental health and addictions

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning Certification

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Kelly Sun

Nutritionist / Dietitian

Eating is a big part of our daily lives. What do these moments make you live? Satisfaction 
or guilt? Wellness or discomfort? Energy or fatigue? Peace of mind or stress?

If you experience these daily moments with difficulty, then it's time to review your approach to your diet. Eating well does not have to be in the form of diet and punishment. Come meet me and explore all the positive and sustainable methods that will 
work for you.

Main certifications:

  • Member of « l'ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) »
  • Food Psychology Coach

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Laurie Macdonald

As a fitness and wellness expert I aim to educate and empower others to live a healthy and active lifestyle. I have a unique connection with my clients and share an inspiring philosophy that emphasizes the integration of movement, creativity and self-awareness.

Specialties

  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Muscle Activation
  • Yoga (in private or in group)
  • THEGROOVE®
  • Reiki

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual and Corrective Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Group Fitness and Group Cycle
  • YogaFit Canada - Yoga Instructor
  • THEGROOVE® - Master Trainer and Facilitator
  • CHEK® - Holistic Lifestyle Coach

Availabilities: Downtown 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

Lisa Chrétien

A healthy you is a happy you. For a better quality of life, it is essential to take care of yourself by including proper exercise and good nutrition. Remember: If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!

Specialties

  • Weightloss
  • HIIT, Bootcamp and Circuit Training
  • Functional Training and Mobilization
  • Spinning
  • Outdoor training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT and Corrective Conditioning
  • CanFitPro and Reebok cycle
  • YogaFIT
  • Kettlebell Training, level 1
  • TRX® Suspension System

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Pointe-Saint-Charles 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

Marc Lalonde

“The first step in the road to getting ahead is getting started.”
- Mark Twain

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Level 1 Individual Conditioning
  • NCCP Certified Coach

Specialties

  • Sport-Specific Performance
  • Weight Loss
  • Strength Training and Body Sculpting
  • Running and Cardiovascular Training
  • Stress Relief Through Exercise

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Marie-Eve Lafrenaye

To achieve a goal, it takes perseverance, discipline and consistency. Take the decision to make the necessary changes to achieve your goals today! If you try, you will have every chance to succeed!  It is never easy to deal with changes, but the winner in you has the strength to persevere! My passion is the tool that will help you achieve your goals. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Certifications

  • Certified by YMCA : FIT – Individual
  • CPR-A AED

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Mary Ciarla

In the fitness industry since 1984, I believe that it is never too late to get fit! No matter your age, weight or fitness level, you can become stronger, leaner and feel better with the right exercises and guidance . My objective is that you obtain your objective.

Specialties:

  • Core strength, posture and flexibility
  • Yoga for all and Pilates
  • Work with a variety of equipment;  Swiss Ball, BOSU™, Elastic Band, Gliders, Dumbbells, TRX and more.
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Preparation for hiking and marathons

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual and group trainer; corrective conditioning
  • CanFitPro® - Mind and body specialist
  • CHEK® - Holistic lifestyle Coach
  • Yoga and Pilates trainer
  • Run Fit Specialist

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Michael Wright

Helping my clients reach their objectives is what brings me personal satisfaction. I believe that everyone is unique and everyone has their own personal challenges. I enjoy teaching, guiding, and motivating, and I work with many clients of all ages and all fitness levels. I am specialized in corrective conditioning, muscular evaluation, and analysis of functional movement. Furthermore, I have become a YMCA trainer instructor. Come and see me if you wish to improve your quality of life through a fitness program, or to learn how to combine your fitness activities with a balanced diet. 10 years of experience.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training)
  • Can-Fit Pro certification (Canadian Fitness Professionals)

Availabilities: Downtown 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

Miriam Côté

Passionate about physical activity and its many health benefits, Miriam has pursued advanced studies in kinesiology in Ottawa, Montréal and New York. A mother of a young boy, she can apply her varied healthcare and professional experience to meet your particular needs.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • M.Sc. in Kinesiology
  • B.Sc. in Kinesiology
  • Accredited member of the Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec
  • Entraînements personnes cardiaques CHUM
  • CSEP Fitness Testing

Specializations:

  • Pathology and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Pregnant women
  • Functional training
  • Weight loss and healthy life habits

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA

Olga Chalikias

My involvement with the YMCA dates back to 1998. I started off as a member, and continued to learn through my various experiences as a volunteer instructor. Today, I provide a number of services including functional training, specific training, and pre and post-natal classes. I also work with people who have special needs, such as people with cancer, heart problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's. I try and get my clients big and small to see their illness in a positive light. I am always looking to learn new training techniques and to share them with my clients, and to try and understand what works best for each one of them.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training) - Individual Conditioning, Group Cycle
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Reebok Studio Cycle
  • YogaFit

Specialties

  • Therapeutic Fitness Exercise
  • Circuit Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Athletic Conditioning

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Omar Farag

A former team-sport athlete, Omar has always been drawn to physical activity. He is eager to work with people of all ages and abilities so they may accomplish their objectives, whatever they may be.  

Thanks to his scientific approach, flexible schedule and unparalleled enthusiasm, Omar will help you reach your goals.

Certifications

  • Studies in kinesiology
  • Personal Training Specialist, Canfitpro
  • Physical Fitness Assessment, SCPE
  • CPR - AED

Specializations

  • Contact sports
  • Preparing for fitness tests and competitions
  • Illnesses and physical rehabilitation
  • Weightlifting

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Osman Omar Hossein

Osman is a passionate coach who takes good care of his clients. Rigorous, he will push you to be at your best. Analytical, his training programs are based on the latest research in kinesiology. With Osman, you are sure of a good start. So do not hesitate to consult for weight loss, mass gain, postural corrections, gains in strength or power and, especially, for a personalized program for YOU, because your goals are his goals.

Certifications

  • Bac in kinesiology (in progress)
  • Certified by YMCA : FIT – Individual and FIT-Group Class
  • CPR-A AED
  • Coach Export program: Training Room Supervisor, private coaching, coach 1 & 2, management and injury prevention, biomechanics, sports nutrition 1 & 2

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Patricia Poggi

I believe healthy eating is simple, fun and delicious! Whether it’s for improving general health, managing weight or having a healthy relationship with food, consulting a nutritionist is always a winning collaboration.

Specialties:

  • Weight Management
  • Diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, etc.
  • Intestinal health
  • Grocery shopping

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Dietetics from McGill University
  • Member of the « Ordre Professionnel des Diététistes du Québec »

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Priscilla Létourneau

Priscilla has been working in fitness for more than 20 years. Thanks to Priscilla’s strong sense of discipline, she has participated in various fitness model competitions, which has given her real experience over the years. Now that she is the mother of five wonderful children, fitness remains a priority for her, allowing her to stay energized.

Meditation, fitness training and diet are the three pillars of her healthy lifestyle.

Specialties:

  • Weight management
  • Training for competitive sports 
  • Muscle gain, strength building and endurance 
  • Flexibility
  • Posture analysis
  • Corrective conditioning
  • Specialized training for people with ASD (autism spectrum disorder)

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T. ­– Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Sports and Vegan Nutrition 
  • YMCA F.I.T. ­– Yoga, Level 1
  • Massotherapy
  • Meditation Leader, Levels 1 & 2

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA

Raji Zreik

My approach is data driven. I want my clients to see measurable changes and results. I will help you push your limits while ensuring proper form and safety.

Specialties:

  • High Intensity training
  • Optimal performance - Sport specific training
  • Posture correction
  • Specialist Movement correction
  • Specialist Body Building

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Personal Fitness trainer
  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Fitness Leader
  • YMCA FIT - Corrective Training

Availabilities: Downtown 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

Rebecca Richards

As your private trainer, I will keep you motivated by developing training sessions that will help you achieve your health and performance objectives. We will work on muscle activation, shape and alignment while integrating corrective exercises. This will ensure maximum results and leave you feeling confident, healthy and full of energy. I look forward to seeing the difference it will make in all areas of your life! 

Certifications & training

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • CPR/AED

Availabilities: Du Parc 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

Samira Mirhosseini

I have a deep passion for fitness and training and I always find ways to challenge my clients and myself. I am keen to help others in reaching their goals and pursuing their vision of wellness and health through achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Specialties:

  • Resistance training
  • Circuit training
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle activation
  • Muscle mobilization

Main certifications:

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Training
  • YMCA FIT - Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Downtown 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

Sule Byron

With 15 plus years’ experience in martial arts, training session with Sule are very unique. With his experience in group fitness teaching; toning, intervals, bootcamp, and aerobox there are many tools that he can use to get you fit.

Specialties:

  • marital arts (Karate and Kickboxing)
  • Resistance training
  • Toning and Weight loss
  • Interval Training
  • Muscle mass composition

Main certifications:

  • FIT YMCA Muscle Toning in Group Fitness
  • FIT YMCA Individual Conditioning
  • Charles Poliquin Level 1 Certifié
  • Shotoken Black Belt

Availabilities: 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

Vahe Ohanian

With several years of experience and training, I have developed the confidence and skills needed to work in the area of cardiopulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. I have specialized expertise in working with diabetic clients and people who have had cardiovascular issues. I continue to develop professionally with the intention of being on the cutting edge of scientific research related to physical fitness and I offer my clients top-notch services.

Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (FKQ accredited)
  • Chronic Pain certification from the Institut de Kinésiologie du Québec
  • Fitness Level and Healthy Habits Evaluator – CPHV
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CEP
  • CPR and First Aid

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Valérie Cordemans

“Sharing life’s wisdom and energy”

I have been practicing yoga since 1999 in order to be able to stabilize my scoliosis. Yoga became a passion and now I like to share it with anybody interested. In 2012, I took a certification at Concordia to become a personal and professional coach (life coach) I am combining yoga and coaching to help people find their path to happiness through breath, body and mind.

Specialties:

  • Yoga
  • Life Coaching
  • Meditation

Main certifications:

  • 500hr RYT (Hatha yoga)
  • PPCC (Personal and Professional Certified Coach), Concordia

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Veronica King

I believe fitness is a package deal; you need to embrace all the elements in order to get where you want to go. You need to live actively, eat healthy, be inspired and work out hard.

My fitness objective is to help you be the best version of yourself. If you want to be slimmer, stronger, faster, happier or healthier, you can get there. Together, as a team, we will work hard to overcome all of your challenges and turn them into strengths. Changing your bad habits, building a solid foundation that will keep you strong and successful on your fitness journey are the keys to your success.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Level 1 Individual Conditioning
  • TRX Level 1 Trainer
  • Group Cycle Instructor
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Massage Therapy – Swedish 1

Specialties

  • TRX Training
  • Interval Training
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Weight Loss
  • Boot Camp

Availabilities: West Island 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

Vinnie Yiu

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”  
- Buddha

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
- Maya Angelou

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Individual Conditioning
  • CanFitPro – Older Adult Fitness Specialist
  • YogaFit – Yoga Alliance Approved 200 RYT
  • Human Kinetics – Advanced Exercise Nutrition
  • ACSM – Weight Management
  • Resource Yoga – Therapeutic Yoga 300 RYT 
  • TaiChi Healthways – Fundamental Qi Gong Instructor
  • ADA – Exercises and Diabetes

Specialties

  • Functional Training
  • Interval Training
  • Special Populations
  • Mind & Body (Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai’ Chi & Meditation)
  • Weight Management

Availabilities: West Island YMCA

Virginia Collins

I want to share my enthusiasm for fitness and help you realize what your body is capable of. No matter your fitness level or ability, I will ensure every workout counts and will provide you with the knowledge and motivation it takes to help you reach your individual fitness goals.

Specialties:

  • Balance and Core strength, Strength training
  • Weight loss
  • Bootcamp style training
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Life Style change

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Group Fitness instructor (Strength and Flexibility Specialization)
  • YMCA FIT - Corrective Conditioning
  • Kettlebell Hardstyle, level 2

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Wanda Najim

My areas of expertise are weight loss, improving strength and, above all, posture. I am a diligent private trainer and group fitness instructor who is fascinated by the way the body moves. My tailor-made programs include effective, stimulating and safe exercises that will help you reach your goals in a realistic timeframe.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • Ottawa YMCA-YWCA - Choreography: Aerobics and Step
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Certification Pilates-based Mat-Level 1 from the Harmoni Healthy Centre
  • CPR-AED

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Wilson Xavier De Melo

As a personal trainer, my contagious passion  for physical fitness and martial arts inspires my clients to reach their maximum potential through simple and effective training programs. I use several approaches in my training sessions, including functional training (without machines), boxing and capoeira, to improve motor  skills (coordination, strength, endurance, speed, flexibility and range) and cardiopulmonary capacity. I am a qualified trainer who is certified in physical conditioning with several years of experience in martial arts, including boxing, jiu-jitsu and, mostly, capoeira (a Brazilian martial art). With these tools, I can evaluate your fitness level and help you establish appropriate goals.

Specialties:

  • Weight management
  • Fitness
  • Physical preparation for combat arts
  • Posture and flexibility
  • Functional training
  • Bodyweight training

Main certifications:

  • YMCA F.I.T. – Individual Conditioning
  • CanFitPro – Personal Training Specialist (PTS)
  • Metafit – Bodyweight Trainer
  • Fédération de boxe olympique du Québec – Level 1 Boxing Trainer
  • Abada Capoeira and ABRACAP – Capoeira Instructor
  • Introduction to Myofascial Release (Trigger point)
  • Circuit Training

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau 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

Yves Francoeur

It’s never too late to get in shape. We live in a world filled with stress, time pressure and sedentary habits; Exercise is the perfect remedy to restore health, to be fit and to find peace of mind. 

Specialties:

  • Specific training
  • General and corrective conditioning
  • Body shaping
  • Weight gain and loss
  • Postural reinforcement and back problems

Certifications

  • UQTR - Bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Sport Science
  • YMCA FIT - Teacher: Individual Training
  • YMCA FIT - Certified trainer
  • CanFitPro® - Certified trainer

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA