Private Trainers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philip Malwyn

I have been involved in sports and physical conditioning since the 1970s, particularly in weight training, long-distance cycling and semi-professional baseball.
My current goal is to help my clients achieve a superior level of fitness through nutritional management and HIIT training.

Certifications:

  • CanFitPro
  • YMCA F.I.T. Individual Conditioning
  • YMCA F.I.T. Corrective Conditioning
  • Small Group Training

Specializations:

  • Corrective conditioning for baseball players, particularly pitchers
  • Outdoor bootcamp training for small groups from May to October
  • Functional training year-round

Availabilities: Downtown 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

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

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

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