Private Trainers

Downtown YMCA

1440 Stanley Street,
Montreal,
H3A 1P7

Business Hours
Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Weekend: 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

514 849-8393


Summer 2015

Program

June 22 - September 13

Private trainers – Downtown Y centre

Lisa Chrétien

Lisa Chrétien

"Certified by the Fitness Instructor Training program, Lisa has been working as a trainer through the Downtown YMCA since September 2009. She also has her Personal Training Specialist certification through Can Fit Pro (Canadian Fitness Professionals) since November 2009. Lisa developed her love of exercise through spinning classes and found that the satisfaction that it brought her quickly led her to transform that passion into a full time career! For this young mom, making a difference in the health and well being of others has been her personal goal. "Seeing results and being happy with oneself" is the approach that she takes with each of her clients.

  • Corrective Conditioning since April 2010
  • Reebok Cycle since 2006
  • Total Home Training since 2009
  • Cardio Plein Air since January 2010
Mary Ciarla

Mary Ciarla

Sign up for my group classes and follow my lead! High and low impact cardio, muscle toning with weights, elastics or tubing, spinning, training with exercise ball, and Bosu. My expertise in body and mind development has also led me to teach yoga, Pilates and Fusion, as well as related disciplines. As soon as I meet my clients, I take into account their needs, objectives, and schedule so that they may reach their goals more easily. I can also integrate corrective conditioning into my training programs.

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training), since 1984
  • Can-Fit Pro certification (Canadian Fitness Professionals)
  • Other certifications: International Society of Yoga education (ISYE), Twist Bosu, Energy Cardio, and Reebok Cycle.
Laura Daxon

Laura Daxon

As a firm believer in the countless benefits of body movement and fitness exercises, it is my duty and pleasure to develop fitness programs adapted to the individual needs of my clients. I keep up to date with the latest fitness trends by attending workshops such as Sports Nutrition and Postural Assessment & Exercise Prescription amongst others. My full-body holistic approach includes ballet, aerobics, yoga and Pilates and stems from over 25 years of experience in dance and yoga. Aside from my work at the Y, I have produced and starred in two instructional DVDs. I also give a variety of classes and have been leading group activities for seniors for more than six years.

  • YMCA FIT Certifications (Individual Conditioning and Group Fitness).
  • Can-Fit Pro Certification (Mind Body Fitness Specialist).
  • Physical Mind Institute Certification (Pilates Matwork and Standing).
  • YogaFit Certification (YogaFit Seniors).
  • Corrective Conditioning Certification.
  • Heart Saver / AED (A+).
Jorge de la Cerda

Jorge de la Cerda

Jorge has always been active in competitive sports and understands the value of wellness and good health. His fitness career began back in Mexico City in 1993 when he was training with the country's top trainers and body builders. Soon after, he became certified as an AAA Trainer by the Mexican Federation of Body Building & Fitness (MFBB).

As an experienced fitness professional, Jorge shares his knowledge and passion for healthy living by providing personal training to appreciative clients. He is sympathetic to the challenges of balancing a professional career with an exercise regimen, and he understands the effects of stress on sleep and diet. In either private or semi-private sessions workouts with Jorge are therefore efficient and time effective, and are designed to achieve goals, such as: Corrective Conditioning programs for Athletic injured and de-conditioned population, Losing and maintaining weight, Strengthening, Toning, Body Building training.

  • FMFF: Trainer AAA
  • YMCA FIT Certification: Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA : Corrective Conditioning Specialist Certification
  • YMCA: Fundaments of Joint Biomechanics Certification
Yves Francoeur

Yves Francoeur

I am a private trainer with over 25 years of experience as a fitness and strength training professional. I also teach levels II and III of the individual fitness trainer program for YMCA Canada. My expertise has enabled me to help a diverse clientele ranging from athletes to beginners. I have furthered my education through various recognized workshops and training sessions such as Paul Check high performance core conditioning, and the Gray Cook functional movement screening seminars to name but a few. Whether it is for specific training, corrective conditioning, or just for general fitness, my enthusiasm, advice, and the unique progression of my fitness programs will lead you to the results you have long been searching for.

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training)
  • Can-Fit Pro certification (Canadian Fitness Professionals)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Faldo Haddad

Faldo Haddad

My areas of expertise are football, boxing and Jiu Jitsu. My experience and expertise allow me to meet the needs of clients with regard to weight gain, strengthening, fitness and self-defense.

  • American Muaythai Federation
  • Dutch Muay Thai Association
  • Yellow Belt in Jiu Jitsu and Thai Jiu Jitsu
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • CPR-AED
Julie Leblanc

Julie Leblanc

Passionate about training, Julie has over ten years of experience in conditioning. Over the years, she has managed to surpass herself in achieving a better physical condition. Always in pursuit of her objectives while remaining optimistic, Julie decided to make her passion into a career. Her approach is primarily focused on the client in the form of coaching and support in order to put the client at ease. The client remains Julie's priority as her primary desire is to achieve the client's objectives and well-being. Whatever the type of training you desire, Julie will help you meet your needs. Her smile, her listening skills, and her boundless energy will motivate you to overcome your challenges.

  • Certified by the YMCA (FIT program)
Laurie Macdonald

Laurie Macdonald

As a Personal Trainer and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Laurie has a solid understanding of how one's fitness level impacts their quality of life. A healthy body fosters a healthy mind and the choice to be active is the first step in living a vibrant, more enjoyable life.

Because no two people are alike, neither are their workouts. Laurie strategically develops programs that are customized to her clients' individual needs. She optimizes her client's time by continuously tailoring and adjusting their workouts so as they progress and adapt, so do their workout routines.

Having the uncanny ability to keep clients motivated, she uses her extensive experience in different fitness methodologies along with her upbeat nature to make workouts both fun and effective. Laurie's mission as a personal trainer and fitness enthusiast is to help her clients live healthy, energetic and fulfilling lives.

  • YMCA F.I.T. Certification in Individual Conditioning
  • The Groove Method™ Facilitator Certification
  • C.H.E.K. Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification (HLC1)
  • YMCA Corrective Conditioning Certification
Céline Matteau

Céline Matteau

I have been working in the field of fitness since 1995 and I enjoy sharing my expertise and experience with men and women who wish to feel stronger, more energetic, adopt healthy eating habits, stay motivated and improve their sleep.

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • ACE Private Trainer
  • Swedish Massage Therapist, Guijek Institute
  • Active Isolated Stretching certification, Level 1
  • Leadership Coach certification, HuD Group
  • Lifestyle Fitness Coaching, DSW Fitness
  • Professional Coach, Erickson International
  • Lifestyle Fitness Coaching, DSW Fitness
  • NLP Practitioner
  • CPR-AED
Samira Mirhosseini

Samira Mirhosseini

My areas of expertise include weight loss and helping people overcome personal challenges by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. I strive to encourage, motivate and inspire those around me so they can improve their physical condition and diet. My fitness programs are diverse and use a variety of techniques to achieve the best possible results. Modifying body composition through muscle development is a great way to stay young while developing and maintaining good physical shape throughout the year.

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • CPR-AED
Rachel Pariente

Rachel Pariente

My personal philosophy and approach for my clients is to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. In order to stay up to date, I continue to develop professionally by having mentors and studying under some of the best professionals in the industry. I am a private trainer specialized in therapeutic exercise. Ensuring the well-being of my clients is paramount.

  • AEC in Individual Conditioning and Group Fitness / TRX
  • Muscle Activation Practitioner (Level 1 and 2).
  • Certified in Corrective/Therapeutic Conditioning
  • Certified in Small Group Fitness offered by David Blake Snively
  • Cardio Cycle teaching degree offered by Scott Toguri MacFarlane
  • Massage Therapist registered with the SNMQ
  • CPR-AED
Alejandro Poch

Alejandro Poch

My areas of expertise, which include activities such as tennis, gymnastics and karate to name but a few, have allowed me to develop an innovative approach based on my experience with corrective conditioning and functional training. I am comfortable working both with small groups and one-on-one. My goal is simple: share my passion for fitness and healthy living.

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • CPR-AED
Jean Pyram

Jean Pyram

My expertise in a variety of sports has greatly contributed to my passion for fitness and healthy living. No challenge is too great for me. Because I feel it’s important that my clients remain satisfied and motivated with their workouts, I make sure that every session is diverse and enjoyable. Each body part is unique and I ensure I meet everyone’s individual needs. When it comes to fitness, I believe that you reap what you sow.

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA TRX Group Fitness
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Specialized certification in Functional Movement Reconstruction Models
  • CPR-AED
Enrico Quilico

Enrico Quilico

My expertise will help build strength and improve functional muscle endurance to enhance swimming, cycling and running performance. I am also accredited to work with clients who are in need of rehabilitation following an injury or postural imbalance. I strongly believe that having an individualized program is the only way to develop effective routines needed to achieve physical fitness.

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Master of Arts in Adapted Physical Activity, Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill university
  • CPR-AED
Ludmila Starcencov

Ludmila Starcencov

My areas of expertise include group fitness classes such as Aero Dance, Aero Kickboxing, Pilates, TRX, Bosu, Zumba and Spinning, as well as private training. My teaching philosophy is unique and founded on the belief that, while challenging, turning physical weaknesses into strengths is always possible. I continue to learn and try new techniques for my own personal development and for that of my clients.

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning
  • TRX (Level 1)
  • Aero Kickboxing
  • Tabata
  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • Precision Nutrition (Level 1 & 2)
  • CPR-AED
Frances Todoruk

Frances Todoruk

My areas of activities include outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and cross country skiing, which are also integral to my passion for fitness. My detailed approach and positive attitude help my clients achieve their goals.

  • AEC in Exercise Science
  • The Ben Weider Personal Trainer Development Program Course Certificate (NFLAC and Ben Weider YM-YWHA of Montreal)
  • Group Exercise Instructor Course Certificate (Ben Weider YM-YWHA Continuing Education Program for Fitness Professionals)
  • Indoor Cycling Instructor Course Certificate (Ben Weider YM-YWHA Continuing Education Program for Fitness Professionals)
  • Corrective Conditioning
  • CPR-AED
Michael Wright

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.

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

Bassel Youssef

I have been a trainer for over 15 years and have provided advice and guidance on strength training, conditioning, and weight loss. More recently, I have gained expertise in posture analysis, corrective conditioning, as well as in injury rehabilitation. I am also studying human metabolism in order to best meet the nutritional needs of my clients.

My programs are only developed following a scientific and holistic analysis of your needs. With a little work, you will see exceptional results! I am also available for group training in a multitude of areas.

  • Certified by the CHEK Institute (Corrective and Holistic Exercise Kinesiology)
  • YMCA FIT certification - Group Activities (Fitness Instructor Training)
  • Can-Fit Pro (Canadian Fitness Professionals) and more.
  • Many specializations: kickboxing, step, boot camp, Bosu, yoga, Pilates, aquafit, etc.
Raji Zreik

Raji Zreik

“A healthy mind in a healthy body” is more than just a motto. For me, it’s the very way that I approach my private training. After ten years of experience in the area of team sports and strength training, I am pleased to share my knowledge on the best ways to get into shape and to develop muscle tone. You can trust me to support you in your efforts and guide you through all the stages of your transformation!

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training)
  • CPR certification