Private Trainers

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 - 200-Hour Teacher Training
  • Sattva Yoga Shala – 200-Hour Ashtanga Yoga

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Guy-Favreau YMCA

Donald Seang

With my expertise in posture analysis, myofascial release and stretching, I want to help as many people as possible to reach their full potential. 

I am passionate about the human body and I want to learn more every day — I can’t stop taking new courses. The slogan for my company, Spécifix Santé, sums up my approach to therapy:

"Excellence through health."

Specialties

  • Muscle tension
  • Sports injuries
  • Event therapy
  • Pre-, inter- and post-event massage (physical activity)
  • Musculoskeletal system

Certifications

  • Member of the Association professionnelle des massothérapeutes spécialisés du Québec
  • Inter-Dec College – Massage Therapy
  • Kiné-Concept Institute – Sport Massage
  • Kiné-Concept Institute – Integrated Fascial Therapy, Level 1
  • Kiné-Concept Institute – Periarticular Work
  • Massage Boutik – Cupping Massage Workshop – Intro Class
  • Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Association – Contentions souples avancées
  • ENOSI plateforme d’apprentissage – Taping neuro-proprioceptif

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA

Jacques Brochu

Discover that being active is fun, get inspired by stimulating educational strategies, and learn at your own pace.

Functional integration seeks to develop maximum efficiency in any kind of physical activity that you practice. Functional integration targets all aspects of fitness, including endurance, cardiovascular capacity and flexibility, with a focus on executing movements conscientiously and intelligently. As a result, it reduces the risks of injury and makes training more enjoyable. My love for movement is considered to be contagious. To stay motivated, it’s important to have fun while you’re learning.

For 26 years, I have taken part in the YMCA’s mission as an instructor and trainer, including 18 years as a private trainer. Thanks to my work as a teacher at professional contemporary dance schools (Concordia University and the École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec), my private practice in somatic education (liberally inspired by the Feldenkrais Method) and my ongoing training, I have gained a strong expertise in the movement analysis and performance and postural analysis, which has allowed me to offer personalized training that includes new developments in the field.

Specialties

  • Strength training
  • Fitness through functional integration
  • Training for chronic conditions
  • Posture alignment with ball
  • AFQ-certified somatic educator in voice-guided work and individual table work

Certifications

  • Centre Ostéopathique du Québec — Archetypal Posture, Contractile Fields and Meridians
  • Concordia University — B.A. in Contemporary Dance
  • UQAM — DESS in Dance
  • Institut Feldenkrais d’éducation somatique — Enseignement individuel et manuel en Éducation somatique — Profil Feldenkrais

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau 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: Guy-Favreau 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, Guy-Favreau YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Silvia Bruno

Silvia’s training programs are all based on an individual’s needs, goals and fitness level. Before designing a program, she performs a complete evaluation, including a muscle test, a flexibility test, postural analysis and measurements. She wants to help people who are seeking to change their lifestyle and transform their bodies as well as clients with sports injuries who would like to rebuild strength.

Specialties

  • Flexibility, mobility and strength building
  • Training for athletic competition
  • Posture
  • Rehabilitation
  • Body transformation

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • Pilates Physical Mind institute — Matwork Exercises & Standing
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning
  • PICP — Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Levels 1 & 2
  • Stretch to Win Institute — Fascial Stretch Therapy, Levels 1 & 2
  • FMS — Level 1
  • Strength Sensei — BioPrint Practitioner

Availabilities: Guy-Favreau YMCA, Westmount 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: Guy-Favreau YMCA