Private Trainers

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 – Personal trainer
  • Metafit – Bodyweight training
  • MetaFit Canada - MetaPRO Training System

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Du Parc YMCA, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA

Geneviève Brunet

As a certified trainer and massage practitioner, I offer my clients, concerned about their well-being, attentive services, centered on the person and their needs.

I will provide you with manual therapy and postural corrective exercises to help relieve your pain, improve your range of motion and regain good physical shape.

Specialties

  • Massage – to get back your range of motion and relieve pain
  • Postural re-education – to learn how to move with proper body mechanics
  • Muscle strengthening – to prevent injuries and improve fitness

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT program – Personal trainer
  • Massage therapy – Académie de massage scientifique      
  • First Aid – CPR-A/AED
  • MSc in Biology

Availability

  • By appointment, 514-836-9836
    Cartierville YMCA – Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

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

Osman Omar Hossein

Professional kinesiologist/massage therapist with extensive experience gained through coaching both individuals and groups. My interventions are based on a thorough analysis of the specific needs of the individual, and a scientific approach to movement and exercise prescription.

Specialties

  • Scientific approach to movement and functional biomechanics,
  • In-depth assessment of movement disorders
  • Prescription of corrective exercises,
  • Rehabilitation of movement (musculoskeletal injury, diabetes, cardiovascular problem and other health conditions) and pain relief,
  • Therapeutic approach: manual treatments, muscle releases, joint mobilizations and functional biomechanical rehabilitation.

Certifications

  • UQAM - Bachelor of Physical Activity Intervention (Kinesiologie)
  • Diploma in Massage Therapy,
  • Diploma in Orthotherapy (in progress),
  • Coach Export:  Bodybuilding Training I - Training supervision,  Bodybuilding Training II - Private trainer, Bodybuilding Training III - Certified Coach 1, Bodybuilding Training IV - Certified Coach 2,  Sports nutrition training I, Sports nutrition training II,
  • Member of the Réseau des massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec R.M.P.Q.

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Philippe Laurin

As a health professional who is specialized in physiology and exercise, I know how to guide you in reaching your goals. My experience working as a kinesiologist in several gyms and at the Sainte-Justine Hospital means I understand your needs and how to adapt my practice accordingly. I use a human-based approach to put clients at ease throughout the entire training process. I also have experience with a symptomatic and ill clientele, athletes in training, and athletes recovering from an injury. Regardless of your challenge, goal, or injury, I can help. I’m also the Director of the Cartierville YMCA which means I have the opportunity to listen to our members and properly understand the reality of our centre. 

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Postural analysis and correction
  • Training adapted for pathologies and chronic illnesses
  • Healthy lifestyle habits and ergonomics
  • Rehabilitation after an injury

Certifications

  • University of Sherbrooke – Bachelor’s in Kinesiology
  • University of Montréal – Master’s in Kinesiology
  • National Coaching Certification (NCCP) Level C – Soccer

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Thomas Rocchi

Fitness is a deeply personal journey, but you don’t have to travel alone! Whether you’re trying to gain (or regain) mass, strength, flexibility, function or rehabilitate an injury, I can help. My goal is to help others achieve their goals.

Specialties

  • Building self-confidence
  • Building strength and muscle
  • Increasing endurance and mobility

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Personal Trainer

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA

Vahe Ohanian

Vahe Ohanian has a diploma in kinesiology (UQAM) and in kinesitherapy (DESS U. of Sherbrooke).  Over the last several years, Vahe has acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to counter and improve diverse problems related to a person’s physical condition, including exercise physiology (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - CSEP); coronary heart disease and risk factors (CHUM); metabolic diseases; rehabilitation in the context of chronic pain and treating injuries to muscles and joints through exercise.

During this time, Vahe also founded VO2 Santé, a health service company whose sole objective is to help people improve and maintain their physical health, especially those with chronic pain. VO2 Santé understands that good physical health has a positive impact on mental health, thereby improving the overall quality of a person’s life.

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

  • Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) — UQAM
  • Certificate in Chronic Pain Rehabilitation (I.R.D.C. Level 1) — Institut de kinésiologie du Québec
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (SCEP-CEP)
  • Member of the Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA