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


Fall 2014

Program

September 15 - December 21

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+).
Suzanne de Cardenas

Suzanne de Cardenas

Fitness and flexibility are essential for maintaining a good quality of life, and it is my goal to help my clients keep these assets as long as possible. With private training, we can quickly target the areas that need improvement, and work towards getting back into the best shape possible.

A graduate of Champlain College with a degree in private training, aquafit, and aerobics, I am also specialized in Pilates and am currently working towards Yoga Fit certification. I regularly participate in workshops to further develop my skills and to keep abreast of the latest trends in the world of fitness.

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training)
  • Private training, Champlain College
  • Yoga Fit certification
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
Nicusar Dima

Nicusar Dima

In my opinion, knowledge is not enough; you must be able to apply it. It is this belief that guides my work when training clients. My area of expertise these past ten years has focussed on combining effective strength training and cardiovascular training.

Not only am I passionate about my work as a fitness trainer, I have also acquired expertise in this area. What brings me the most satisfaction is helping individuals reach their goals by providing them with effective and safe training programs that improve their quality of life.

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

Marmar Marzban

Is your workout working for you or against you? Are you getting the results you want? Are you eating according to your metabolic type? Have you looked at other factors such as sleep, stress, and digestion to name a few, which can be preventing you from achieving optimum health and wellness and the physical shape you want?

With over 16 years of experience and her holistic approach, Marmar knows what responds best to each individual's unique needs. The road to good health and fitness varies across time and different life conditions. Make a commitment to yourself to embrace your optimum health and let Marmar guide you through a step by step process and give you the tools you need in achieving that healthier you!

  • C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach
  • YMCA Corrective Conditioning
  • YMCA Personal Trainer
  • YMCA Group Fitness Instructor
  • Professional Dancer
  • BSc. Specialization in Psychology
Céline Matteau

Céline Matteau

Céline has been involved in the field of physical fitness for the last 16 years. She is certified by the American Council of Exercise and has completed the YMCA F.I.T. program.

Céline's interest in physical fitness continues to progress since 1985. Always fascinated by the operation of the human body, she completed studies in herbal medicine. These studies prompted her to increase her knowledge of physical fitness by subsequently enrolling into the F.I.T. program offered by the YMCA. She obtained her ACE certification in 1995.

She began working at the YMCA as a volunteer instructor in 1995 and now holds a part time position at the downtown YMCA since 1999.

  • YMCA FIT certification (Fitness Instructor Training)
Enrico Quilico

Enrico Quilico

In 2006, Enrico Quilico was the victim of a severe highway motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life. Walking again, regaining strength, balance, and over 60lbs of weight that he lost were crucial to extensive physiotherapy over the course of that year. In 2007, Enrico took his training one step further in the weight room at the YMCA and was certified as an Individual Conditioning Training Instructor.

In 2008, Enrico completed his first Triathlon in Montreal and instantly became passionate about the sport. His love for Triathlons brings him to compete every season in and outside of Quebec. He also competes for the Westmount YMCA Master Swim Team during the winter and in 2010, his successful contributions to that team led them to a provincial victory. Everything that Enrico instructs is based on personal experience. He welcomes a variety of clients who wish to regain or improve their speed, strength, and endurance through weight training for competitive purposes or general fitness.

Claudette Rouisse

Claudette Rouisse

I develop fitness programs that allow my clients to reach specific goals and that provide tangible and lasting results. Whether it is for losing weight, correcting posture, improving cardiovascular capacity, strength training, or for developing flexibility, my varied and diverse background along with my ability to motivate will result in marked improvements. I lead cardio cycle, toning, and yoga classes, as well as leading small group (4 people) training sessions for a ‘personalized coaching’.

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Université de Montréal
  • Life coach, Concordia University
  • Wellness coach, A.C.S.M. (American College of Sport Medicine)
  • YMCA FIT certification: Individual Conditioning, Group Fitness, Aquafitness
  • Can-Fit Pro certification (Canadian Fitness Professionals): Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Mind-Body Fitness Specialist
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