Private Trainers

Alejandro Poch

Since 2013, my passion has been to help my clients train more effectively and holistically. I want to convey to them as much knowledge as possible and help them understand how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. 

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Cardio program
  • Posture correction
  • Weightlifting
  • Functional exercise

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

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
  • Functional Movement Screen™
  • Muscle activation
  • Posture evaluation and correction / Corrective conditioning and post-injury rehabilitation
  • Metabolic training, weightlifting, HIIT, TRX®

Certifications

  • CHEK - Holistic Lifetyle Coach Level 1 and Check Exercise Coach
  • NSCA - Personal Trainer
  • Fonctional Movement Systems Level 2
  • Agatsu Inc - Kettlebell Instructor Certification Level 1
  • ACE -  Corrective Exercise Specialist in The Biomechanics Method Level 1
  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, West Island YMCA

Céline Matteau

“Health on the inside can be seen on the outside.”

This Tibetan proverb summarizes my vision of health. The body and mind are part of a whole and they influence each other. When your head feels wrong, move your legs!

Specialties

  • Functional training for mind and body
  • Support for aging healthily and wisely
  • Increasing personal motivation
  • Weight loss and fitness
  • Managing stress and anxiety

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • Active Isolated Stretching – Level 1
  • DSW Fitness – Lifestyle Fitness Coaching
  • ACE – Functional Training Specialist Program
  • Humanitum – Maître praticienne programmation neuro-linguistique
  • ACE – Personal Trainer
  • Ageless Grace Educator

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.

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Posture correction
  • Muscle gain
  • Yoga
  • Coaching

Certifications

  • B.Sc. éducation physique, MA
  • YMCA FIT – Personal Trainer
  • canfitpro – Personal Trainer Specialist
  • ACSM – Group Exercise Leader
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning
  • TRX® Suspension Training - Level 1
  • YogaFit - 500-Hour Teacher Training
  • Sattva Yoga Shala – 200-Hour Ashtanga Yoga

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Enrico Quilico

I am convinced that working closely with people is the only way to develop effective routines that will help them achieve their fitness 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 for their general health.

Specialties

  • Endurance sports (swimming, cycling, running, triathlon)
  • Posture assessment and corrective conditioning
  • Strength training for sport performance
  • Functional training

Certifications

  • Master of Arts, Adapted Physical Activity Kinesiology & Physical Education, McGill University
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning
  • YMCA Personal Trainer
  • STAGES - Cycling Instructor Essentials

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Helen Neves

A healthy body can accomplish amazing things. We must be the best we can be right now. Achieve your health and fitness goals, pain-free and injury-free!

Specialties

  • Corrective exercise and post-injury rehabilitation
  • Holistic lifestyle coaching
  • Training for all ages, including seniors
  • Muscle activation and functional training 
  • Weight loss

Certifications

  • NSCA - Personal Trainer
  • CHEK - Holistic Lifestyle Coach, level 3
  • Be Activated Certification-  Level 1
  • YMCA — Group Fitness

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Joadson Barbosa

Joadson is a personal trainer with experience in sports counseling. He uses methods that are adapted to each person’s needs while overseeing training. He is extremely motivated to help anyone who wants to improve their physical fitness or health.

With a great passion for sports, Joadson has been training for 18 years! Joadson offers training in French, English and Portuguese.

Specialties

  • Weight management
  • Muscle hypertrophy and toning
  • Adaptive training, general and corrective physical conditioning
  • Posture and flexibility
  • All ages and levels

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Ludmila Prodan

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 to the fullest, 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

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Certification
  • YMCA/YM-YWHA — Corrective Conditioning
  • Fitness Kickboxing Canada — Level 1 Kickboxing Instructor
  • Precision Nutrition — Level 2

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Lysandre Pauzé

Reaching your long-term goals. Learning what’s right for you. Giving you the tools you need to better understand fitness, and adapting your workouts to your goals and limitations. Attaining balance, where working out is not an obligation, but a way for you to feel good mentally and physically.

Specialties

  • Muscle gain and strength gain  
  • Flexibility 
  • Weight loss
  • Motivation
  • Posture

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Du Parc YMCA

Marmar Marzban

My mission is to empower you to be the best version of yourself!

To help you transform your body, mind and spirit for optimal health, I will support you through the process of change one step at a time, drawing on my extensive training, education and expertise in the fields of fitness, wellness, holistic health and psychology in combination with my in-depth study of yoga, the chakra system and human energy field balancing.

Are you ready to shine and be the best you can be?

Specialties

  • Transformation of body, mind and spirit
  • Core and back: muscle testing and optimal function
  • Posture assessment, corrective exercise and post-injury rehabilitation
  • Functional training and energy balancing techniques
  • Lifestyle load assessment and coaching

Certifications

  • Concordia University – B.Sc. with a specialization in Psychology (graduated with Great Distinction)
  • YMCA FIT – Personal Trainer and Group Fitness (Choreography)
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective Conditioning
  • C.H.E.K. Institute – Holistic Lifestyle Coach, levels 1 & 2
  • YogaFit Canada – 200-Hour Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy
  • Energy Extension Inc. – Accredited Practitioner, EMF Balancing Technique® Phases I-IV
  • Energy Touch School of Advanced Healing – EnergyTouch® Basics
  • Wave Maiden Reiki – Reiki, level 3
  • TRX® Suspension Training, level 1
  • Be Activated by Douglas Heel, level 1
  • Zumba® Basic Steps, level 1

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 goal is for you to reach your goal.

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 Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning 
  • YMCA – Group Fitness Instructor
  • CHEK® - Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
  • United Yoga Teacher Training (200 hrs)
  • YogaFit Seniors
  • Run Fit Specialist

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Michael Wright

Helping my clients reach their goals brings me great personal satisfaction. I believe everyone is unique, with their own set of personal challenges. I enjoy teaching, guiding and motivating. I work with clients of all ages and fitness levels, specializing in corrective conditioning, muscular evaluation and functional movement analysis.

I have also become a YMCA trainer instructor. With 20 years of experience, I can help you improve your quality of life through a fitness program or teach you how to combine physical exercise with a balanced diet.

Specialties

  • Body transformation
  • Weight training techniques
  • Functional training
  • Hypertrophy
  • Postural analysis

Certifications

  • Poliquin Group — BioSignature, Level 1 and 2
  • Poliquin Group — PICP, Level 1 and 2
  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • canfitpro — Personal Trainer Specialist
  • Institut Somatraining — Eldoa Level 1 & 2

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

Normand Robert

I started competing in combat sports at the age of 20, which gave me the opportunity to meet champion fighters who inspired me to stay passionate, disciplined and determined. I also spent several years working as a taekwondo instructor for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Our private sessions will focus on cardiovascular interval training, incorporating boxing techniques to improve your concentration, coordination, speed, strength and anaerobic capacity.

Specialties

  • Taekwondo
  • Boxing

Certifications

  • World Taekwondo Federation — Black Belt
  • Fédération québécoise de boxe olympique — Entraîneur de boxe niveau 1

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Pauline Roussel

Carefree spirit, healthy body ! This is my mantra.

To me, being in shape means balancing your mind and body, and movement is the key to finding this balance. I can provide you with an overall fitness plan based on your needs and interests. I will pass my knowledge onto you and help you achieve your wellness goals so you can reach your full potential. Plus, I will use a variety of techniques to keep you motivated, sweaty and happy during every session!

 Looking forward to getting active with you !

Specialties

  • Fitness
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Interval training

Certifications

  • PLYOGA Fitness - Instructor
  • YMCA F.I.T. – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YMCA F.I.T. – Group Fitness Instructor (Group Choreography and Group Strength
  • YMCA F.I.T. – Aquafit Instructor
  • Fédération Sportive et Culturelle de France – Recreational Sports Leader Professional Qualification Certification
  • YMCA F.I.T. – Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce 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.

Specialties

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

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

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 for sport-specific training
  • Posture correction
  • Specialist Movement Correction
  • Specialist Body Building

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Personal Fitness Trainer
  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YMCA-YWCA - Fitness Leader Specializing in Personal Training 
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

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 reach their goals and pursue their vision of wellness and health by achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Specialties

  • Resistance training
  • Circuit training
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle activation
  • Muscle mobilization

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Virginia Collins

I want to share my enthusiasm for fitness and help you realize what your body can do. 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 fitness goals.

Specialties

  • High intensity strength training 
  • Overcoming physical limitations 
  • Posture and core conditioning 
  • Barbell training 
  • Rehabilitation and weight loss

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • CrossFit Trainer - Level 1

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA

Wilson Xavier De Melo

As a personal trainer, my passion for physical fitness and martial arts inspires my clients to reach their maximum potential through simple and effective training programs. I use several approaches in my training sessions, including functional training (without machines), boxing and capoeira, to improve motor skills (coordination, strength, endurance, speed, flexibility and range) and cardiopulmonary capacity.

I am a qualified trainer who is certified in physical conditioning with several years of experience in martial arts, including boxing, jiu-jitsu and, mostly, capoeira (a Brazilian martial art). With these tools, I can evaluate your fitness level and help you establish appropriate goals.

Specialties

  • Weight management
  • Fitness
  • Posture and flexibility (myofascial trigger points)
  • Functional training
  • Circuit training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • canfitpro – Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS)
  • Metafit – Bodyweight Training
  • Boxing Canada – Boxing Coach, Level 1
  • Abada Capoeira and ABRACAP – Capoeira Instructor

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 – BAC en sciences de l’activité physique
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA