Private Trainers

Alison Rogers

Specialties

  • Program Design
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility & Hypermobility
  • Medical conditions related Osteoporosis, thyroid issues

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Individual Conditioning
  • TRX® Qualified Trainer
  • YMCA Group Choreography Aerobic & Step
  • YMCA Group Strengthening
  • Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Barry Winikoff

No matter our age or fitness level, we all have to be able to move, sit, stand, get up off the floor, reach and pick up objects, walk through a park. These things give us a certain pleasure in life. I’ll help guide you in developing your physical strength to be become a stronger person overall.

Specialties

  • General fitness / wellness for mature adults
  • Fitness / wellness following a cardiac event
  • Fitness / wellness for older adults

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Personal trainer
  • YM-YWHA & YMCA - Corrective Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT - Functional Training for Aging Adults
  • TRX® - Suspension Training, Level 1
  • Urban Poling and Activator Instructor

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

Boris Kovacevic

I'm a personal trainer with over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry, working with people from different population groups (from kids to seniors) and different fitness levels (from beginners to top-level athletes).

I design highly personalized training programs to help my clients reach their specific goals.

Specialties

  • Postural assessment and corrective conditioning
  • Strength training
  • Sports conditioning
  • Kettlebell training
  • Indian Club & Mace training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Personal trainer
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective conditioning

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

Evan Beloff

Exercise is medicine. We are what we eat.

I practice a holistic approach to health, wellness and nutrition, and focus on treating underlying disorders to help my clients improve and enhance their body’s healing abilities.

Specialties

  • Strength training
  • Meal planning
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Weight loss
  • Botanical therapy

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA — Corrective Conditioning
  • Natural Health Consultants Institute — Naturopathy

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Fari Graeeli

East meets West. My approach integrates the knowledge I gained playing soccer around the world, practicing yoga in India for eight years and martial arts.  I evaluate, adjust and progress!

Specialties

  • Yoga
  • Martial arts
  • Soccer
  • High performance training
  • Character building and strength training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Certification
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA — Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Mathew Artinian

I strongly believe that we are all made to move. My goal is to provide you with effective and enjoyable workouts. I do not want exercise to be a chore; I want you to enjoy your time in the gym and to challenge yourself. We are often able to do more than what we tell ourselves. I believe it is essential to focus on technique to have a safe and effective workout; if you are going to do something, do it right. Let’s make a plan together and achieve those goals as a team.

Specialties

  • General Fitness
  • Strength Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Functional Training
  • Weight Management/Loss

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT Personal Trainer

Availabilities: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce YMCA, Westmount 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-YWCA - Fitness Leader Specializing in Personal Training 
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount 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 – Personal trainer
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective conditioning
  • YMCA FIT – Aquatic Fitness Certification

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

Veronica Nemeth

In my 35 years as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, I’ve learned there is no single approach that fits everybody perfectly. When creating a training program, I draw from a comprehensive tool kit. I care about your success as much as you do, and together, we’ll get there.

Specialties

  • Circuit, cross and metabolic training
  • Yoga, manual stretching
  • Postural analysis
  • Pre & Postnatal conditioning
  • Sports periodization

Certifications

  • McGill University, Department of Athletics — Personal Trainer
  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YMCA, ActivAction — Active Lifestyle Coaching
  • YMCA/YM-YWHA — Corrective Conditioning
  • Le Urban Retreat — First Degree of Reiki
  • YogaFit — Teacher Training Program Level 3
  • PiYo LIVE Instructor

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA