Private Trainers

Éloi Gladu-Rajotte

To begin, I firmly believe that training is much more than just an activity: it's a way of life. As far as I'm concerned, training has completely changed my life, bringing a discipline and a willpower that I never had before.

I quickly saw that training and human-relations were two very important things to me, which would allow me to become a passionate and attentive coach.

Change is made step-by-step. It requires patience, perseverance and, above all, willingness. This is the time for you to adopt a mindset that will allow us to move forward, no matter the obstacles.

I will do everything in my power to make training and a healthy lifestyle a passion for you too. I want to give you all the tools you need to have a solid foundation. When you're physically active, you feel good… and when you feel good, you do something good! It's as simple as that. LET'S GET STARTED!

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Sports performance

Certifications

  • Ataraxia - Conditionnement physique et Entraînement privé, Niveau 1

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Guilhem Lopez

As a kind but challenging trainer, my main objective is to give you a program that meets your expectations as closely as possible. My experience with people of all ages and backgrounds allows me to offer personalized sessions that are adapted to your needs. We will make the most out of your training based on your goals and abilities. I’m convinced that exercise needs to be enjoyable for people to get results. I will help you find the resources you need to be engaged, push yourself and surpass yourself in all kinds of areas.

Beyond training, I hope that we can have fun and trust each other while we work on ambitious and creative programs.

Specialties

  • Preparation for team and individual sports
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Weight gain and body sculpting
  • Fitness

Certifications

  • Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour – Master’s degree in Teaching, Education, and Physical Education and Sports Training
  • Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour – Bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity Science
  • Federally licensed rugby coach

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Jacinthe Gagnon

My interest in health, fitness and helping others has made me a passionate trainer. I offer personalized services that are adapted to individual needs, and share my knowledge so you can make progress in whatever you wish to undertake. From improving general fitness, to losing weight, to strength building and increasing muscle mass, I am committed to working with you, no matter what your goals may be. I would like you to leave each training session with a sense of accomplishment and the desire to surpass yourself again and again.

As a former competitive gymnast, I understand those who want to achieve performance goals. I especially love interval training, running and strength training. My own injuries have taught me how important it is to master proper techniques in order to use your muscles correctly.

Fitness training is a true joy for me and I want to share it with others. I look forward to working with you!

Specialties

  • General fitness and weight management
  • Muscle strengthening and building
  • Athletic performance and cardiovascular training
  • Motivation strategies

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • canfitpro – Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • Jean-François Harvey / Spinal Mouvement – Running Technique Analysis
  • Metafit HIIT Training System – Bodyweight Training Coach
  • Optimisation du mouvement – Addressing barriers to achieving your full potential through the mobilisation, activation and integration of functional movement

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Jean-Baptiste Dargelos

I offer fitness programs adapted to individual needs. My experience allows me to work with people of all ages and with different levels of fitness experience. Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle mass, or increase motivation, I will help you achieve your fitness goals while ensuring your safety and well-being. I am energetic, creative, and dedicated to helping people adopt a healthy, active, fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle. 

Specialties

  • Preparation for team-sport’s competition
  • Weight loss and fitness
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Strength training

Certifications

  • Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour - Baccalauréat en sciences de l’activité physique
  • Institut catholique de Toulouse - Maîtrise en formation des enseignants au préscolaire et au primaire

Availabilities: Du Parc 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

Matthew Bourgoin-Horne

Having played a variety of sports from a young age, including varsity football with the Concordia Stingers, I understand what it is like to suffer from injuries that prevent you from performing the activities you love. As both a physiotherapist and personal trainer, I have an extremely strong understanding of the human body and human movement. With the knowledge I have gained through my studies and years of experience, I can help you to both recover from injuries as well as prevent them from occurring in the future by providing individually-tailored rehabilitation and strength and conditioning programs.

Specialties

  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention
  • General fitness
  • Athletic conditioning

Certifications

  • Queen’s University - Master of science in Physical Therapy
  • Concordia University - Bachelor of science with distinction honours Exercise Science
  • CSEP|SCPE — Certified Personal Trainer

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Mauricio Carrera

Born at the foot of the Andes, I spent my childhood between sea and mountains. A nature-lover, I'm passionate about kayaking, the outdoors, trail running — and life! It's my great curiosity and my taste for challenge that pushed me to become a coach. Fascinated by the potential of the human body, I wanted to explore all the possibilities offered by this extraordinary machine.

As a coach, my mission is to arm you with the tools you need to overcome life’s challenges. Whether you want to improve your health, increase your strength, enhance your physical appearance, or optimize your athletic performance, I will give you the personalized program you need to reach your goals, even exceed them!

Specialties

  • Fitness
  • Functional training
  • Weight-loss
  • Sports performance

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Training Instructor
  • TRX® Suspension Training - Level 1

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Rebecca Richards

As your personal trainer, I keep you motivated and empowered with safe, fun, and effective workouts, specifically programmed towards achieving your health, performance, and aesthetic goals. We’ll work on muscle recruitment and activation, form and alignment, and incorporate corrective exercises to ensure maximum results, all while preventing injury and other chronic problems. I’m excited for you to see the difference it makes in every area of your life!

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Strength and muscle growth
  • Functional training
  • Corrective exercise and post-­‐rehabilitation
  • Athletic performance

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Personal training instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Du Parc 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