Private Trainers

Barbara Molina

I am someone who is very passionate about training and physical activity. This passion has led me back to school. I am currently a second-year Kinesiology student at UQAM. My goal as a private trainer is help people get moving and make fitness part of their lifestyle to improve their quality of life. Very dynamic in nature, I would like to offer you a wide range of training programs based on your goals.

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Muscle gain
  • Functional training
  • Corrective exercise and post-injury rehabilitation  

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Downtown YMCA, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve YMCA

Éric Cyr

"Fitness is a science, an art and a lifestyle."

I’ve worked as a personal trainer and yoga teacher for nearly 25 years. I seek to find harmony between the body and mind through physical exercise. Regardless of the particular workout session, I emphasize how we can use it to better understand ourselves and improve our health in the long term.

I specialize in developing strength and flexibility, muscle gain and weight loss, firming abdominal and gluteal muscles, posture correction and yoga. My approach is clear, simple, effective and accessible to all.

Specialties

  • Yoga
  • Strength training
  • Muscle gain / Toning
  • Weight loss
  • Posture correction

Certifications

  • College Diploma in Recreation Therapy
  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Certification
  • Functional Movement Systems (Level 1 & 2)
  • The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre — Yoga Siromani
  • The Kundalini Research Institute - Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan — International Level 1 Instructor
  • McGill University — Personal Trainer Development Program
  • Centre québécois de programmation neuro linguistique — Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming
  • KinéConcept — Kinetic Swedish Massage

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Eric Nguyen

Our health and well-being depend on physical activity, and I seek to help my clients develop healthy habits. That’s why I’m currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and have completed my YMCA FIT certification.

Over the past few years, I’ve gained experience in physical preparation and coaching high-school basketball. I’m also associated with VO2 Santé, allowing me to further my scientific knowledge of movement and functional biomechanics.

Through my workouts, I know I can help you achieve your fitness goals.

Specialties

  • A scientific approach to movement and functional biomechanics
  • Proper preparation for physical activity and sports to prevent injuries

Certifications

  • YM-YWHA — The Ben Weider Personal Trainer Development Program Course

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Erika Lechuga Rodriguez

Nutritionist - Dietitian passionate about nutrition, Erika helps her clients achieve their goals by giving them personalized advice and tools that are tailored to their needs and lifestyle. For Erika, the pleasure of eating is essential, which is why she guides her clients to a healthy relationship with food so that they can enjoy what they eat without feeling guilty. Erika is focused on helping you adopt healthy habits that you can maintain for the long term.

Passionate about sports, she is particularly fond of endurance activities such as cycling and running. She is also a fan of indoor training. In her practice, Erika is able to help you improve your eating habits and optimize your sports performance.

The success of her clients is close to Erika's heart — she listens attentively and is empathetic to clients' needs. That's why she is committed to adapting her consultations so that each person can evolve over the course of the sessions, while feeling inspired and supported. With her dynamic and committed personality, Erika will help you and motivate you in reaching and maintaining your goals!

Specialties

  • Healthy and balanced diet
  • Weight management, sports nutrition
  • Digestive issues, food allergies and intolerance
  • Dyslipidemia, high blood pressure
  • Vegetarianism, Veganism

Certifications

  • McGill University — Bachelor's degree in nutrition
  • Member of the Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec (OPDQ)

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Fernand Mahoundo

Sports have always been an integral part of my life. I ran track (100-metre and 200-metre sprint) on a national level for 14 years and also played soccer in France. With my passion and training certifications combined, I seek to help YMCA clients meet their goals (weight loss, strength training, cardio). I strive to give clients my all to help them get results and improve their lifestyles, as well as their overall health.

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Strength training
  • Cardio training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • Metafit – Bodyweight training

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA, Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA

Geneviève Brunet

Whether you want to perform your daily activities pain-free or play your favourite sport without injuring yourself, it’s important to ensure that your movements are fluid and coordinated. I’m here to help you regain mobility and stability. Throughout my training and professional experience, I have learned the value of listening and teamwork.

Specialties

  • Science-based approach to movement and functional biomechanics
  • Injury prevention
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team - VO2 Santé

Certifications

  • Université Laval – M.Sc. Biology, Physiology concentration
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Hooma Sheikh

My mission is to help my clients get to know their bodies better with a combination of corrective exercises, breathing strategies and specialized tools like Stott Pilates and myofascial release with therapy balls to identify the body’s pain points and blind spots, helping to reduce stiffness, cramps, stress, headaches and scars from recent or chronic injuries.

In order to develop an effective and individualized conditioning program for my clients, I focus on the proper mechanics and appropriate regression and progression of functional movement patterns like squats, lunges, rotations, bends and push-and-pull exercises. While designing a program for my clients, I put a strong emphasis on posture alignment, muscle testing and movement screening. Following an evaluation, I select appropriate exercises to keep my clients motivated and safe, while reducing their risk of injury and helping them achieve their goals.

Specialties

  • Postural analysis and correction
  • Myofascial release self-massage techniques
  • Stott Pilates: spine, core, posture correction and rehab exercises
  • Functional training
  • TRX® training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective conditioning
  • YMCA FIT – Group Fitness Certification, specialized in choreography
  • STOTT PILATES – Matwork Level 1 Instructor
  • TRX® – Suspension Training Level 1
  • Tune up Fitness – The Roll Model Method – The Science of Rolling
  • Stratford Career Institute – Fitness and Nutrition

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Marie-Eve Lafrenaye

Achieving a goal takes perseverance, discipline and consistency. Choose to make the necessary changes to achieve your goals today! If you try, you have every chance of succeeding!  It’s never easy to adjust to change, 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!

Specialties

  • Circuit training
  • Training for older adults
  • Training for teens
  • Pre & Postnatal training
  • Weight loss

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditional Instructor

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Nada Jabre

My belief in natural approaches and the importance of wellness led me to a career in massage therapy, yoga and fitness.

Using a gentle approach that respects each person’s limits, I design programs that improve mobility, strength and flexibility for a better quality of life. Together, we’ll work towards small goals that will allow us to measure your progress and keep you motivated.

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Strength building
  • Functional training
  • Pre & Postnatal fitness
  • Flexibility

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre — Yoga Siromani
  • Société nouvelle de massothérapie du Québec — Massage Therapist

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Osman Omar Hossein

With a degree in kinesiology, I’ve spent the past few years expanding my knowledge base as a trainer, both with individuals and groups. I am continually doing research to stay up to date on the latest advances in kinesiology, anatomy and functional biomechanics.

My method is based on a rigorous analysis of each client’s specific needs and a scientific approach to movement. I work with a multidisciplinary team (VO2 Santé), specialized in researching the most optimal tools for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • A scientific approach to movement and functional biomechanics
  • Up-to-date and extensive evaluation tools on movement disorders and corrective conditioning
  • Movement rehabilitation (musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions) and pain relief
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration (VO2 Santé team)

Certifications

  • UQAM - Baccalauréat d’intervention en activité physique (Kinesiology)
  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning Certification
  • YMCA FIT - Group Fitness Certification, specialized in strength training
  • Coach Export - Biomechanical training
  • Coach Export - Training in injury management and prevention
  • Coach Export - Bodybuilding Training I - Training supervision
  • Coach Export - Bodybuilding Training II - Private trainer
  • Coach Export - Bodybuilding Training III - Certified Coach 1
  • Coach Export - Bodybuilding Training IV - Certified Coach 2
  • Coach Export - Sports nutrition training I
  • Coach Export - Sports nutrition training II

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Rose Shahgholiabasi

A goal without a plan is just a wish! Set a goal, make a plan and get started!

I am a kinesiologist with a solid background in physical activity. My path within this field began when I enthusiastically took up basketball when I was 8 years-old. I pursued my passion and reached the national level as a professional basketball player in my country. Wanting to add more value to my professional career, I studied sports science and received a master's degree in kinesiology. I continued my development by receiving personal training and corrective conditioning certifications in Canada. My in-depth experience in fitness and corrective conditioning, good communication skills, as well as my friendly personality, assist me in guiding my clients as they reach their goals with both motivation and safety.

I am specialized in developing strength and flexibility, increasing muscle mass, weight loss, toning abdominal and gluteal muscles, posture correction and yoga. My approach is clear, simple, effective, and accessible to all.

Specialties

  • Postural analysis
  • Training for chronic conditions
  • Corrective conditioning and post-injury rehabilitation
  • Training for older adults or seniors
  • Functional training, muscle gain, weight loss

Certifications

  • Al-Zahra University - Bachelor's degree in Sports Sciences
  • Bu-Ali Sina University - Master's degree in Kinesiology
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective conditioning
  • YMCA FIT – Aquatic Fitness Certification

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Du Parc YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Vahe Ohanian

I have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with a certificate in rehabilitation for persons in situations of chronic pain (from L’institut de kinésiologie du Québec), physiology of exercise and personal trainer certification (from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology), and I am a member of the Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec.

In addition to my professional experience, I continually do extensive research on anatomy and its relation to movement and functional biomechanics. My approach and personalized tools allow me to achieve a high level of efficiency in cardiopulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. I work with a multidisciplinary team (VO2 Santé), specialized in researching the most optimal tools for musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • A scientific approach to movement and functional biomechanics
  • Extensive evaluation of various fitness markers
  • Movement rehabilitation (musculoskeletal injuries, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions) and pain relief
  • Research on personalized tools and exercises for each client
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration (VO2 Santé team)

Certifications

  • UQAM — Baccalauréat d’intervention en activité physique (Kinesiology)
  • Institut de kinésiologie du Québec — Certifié en contexte de douleur chronique (I.R.D.C. Level 1)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (SCEP-CEP)
  • Member of the Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA