Private Trainers

Barry Sullivan

I’m not a trainer, I’m a teacher and coach. I want you to be an athlete for life. I’ll teach you the fundamentals, allowing you to use your body effectively while staying injury free. I follow the FLAC principle when teaching an exercise: F-focus, L-learn, A-apply and C-challenge. Together, we can develop a fitness plan that helps you reach or exceed your goals.

Specialties

  • Improving movement and range of motion
  • Functional training using the 7 functional movements

Certifications

  • TRX® — Coach Certification
  • YMCA FIT— Individual Conditioning instructor
  • Certified Coaches Federation — Coach Practitioner

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

Availabilities: 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 — Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective conditioning

Availabilities: Westmount 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 - 200-Hour Teacher Training
  • Sattva Yoga Shala – 200-Hour Ashtanga Yoga

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA, Downtown YMCA, Guy-Favreau 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

Geneviève Albert

Geneviève is passionate about everything that has to do with functional fitness, biomechanics, motion analysis, power sports, running, swimming, and sports nutrition. With years of experience and knowledge, she is proud to be able to look into the needs of her clients and develop an adapted program that makes them want to work out again and again! For her, training is a way of life that builds discipline, commitment and perseverance.

Today, as a coach, Geneviève wants to help all of her clients develop the confidence and motivation they need to reach their full potential.

Specialties

  • Rehabilitation training
  • Fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Running and triathlon training
  • Pre and Postnatal training

Certifications

  • UQAM – B.SC. in Kinesiology
  • AAT – Advanced Nutrition, Level 1
  • AAT – Hormonal Cascade & Client Assessment, Level 1
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • Institut IP – Motor Patterns, Levels 1 and 2

Availabilities: Downtown YMCA, Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Hyongok Kent

I am a personal trainer and a Master Chi Running/Walking coach. My approach is to train the whole body, from the top of the head to the tip of the toe. Using tools to monitor progress, clients receive updates about their performance on an ongoing basis.

Personal training can improve ease of movement and overall health. I believe training has two major components: mental focus, leading to physical performance.

I have recently become interested in the role of neural pathways in the brain, and have incorporated some of this thinking in to my teaching.

Specialties

  • Chi Running/Walking
  • Functional alignment in movement
  • Improving ease of movement
  • Mental training for improved movement

Certifications

  • ChiLiving Inc — ChiRunning Senior Instructor
  • Postural Restoration Institute — Pelvis Restoration
  • Health Performance — Essentials of Elite Performance
  • Functional Movement System — Level 1
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA - Corrective Conditioning
  • YMCA FIT — Individual conditioning instructor

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Konstantinos Nasioulis

To have a healthy life, you must have a healthy body and a healthy mind!

I am here to train you, help you develop your skills and inspire you to achieve and maintain a better quality of life.

I have an extensive background in sports and fitness education. I am also a high-level competitive athlete. My sports background includes: triathlon, swimming, water polo, and various martial arts (2nd Dan in Kyokushin Karate, kick-boxing, self-defence and kendo at the national and international level).

As a high-level competitive athlete, I am constantly setting new goals and know how to achieve them.

With this knowledge and experience, it will be my pleasure to help you to accomplish your goals, whatever they may be.

Specialties

  • Physical preparation for all sports and athletic levels.
  • Postural assessment and corrective conditioning
  • Training people with chronic conditions, especially older adults
  • Post-injury rehabilitation and functional training
  • ELDOA Method - Unlocking Mobility and Improving Posture

Certifications

  • University of Sarajevo – B.Sc. in Physical Education
  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YMCA FIT– Group Fitness Certification (Strength and Cycle)
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective Conditioning
  • AF Studies Pilates  Academy –  Pilates Instructor, Level 1-2
  • Hellenic Association of Karate –  Black belt (2nd DAN) and Kyokushin Karate Coach
  • Académie Sutherland d’Ostéopathie du Québec (in progress)

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Leona King

“Regular exercise is the key to staying healthy, strong, independent and confident, as well as decreasing stress and enjoying a good quality of life.”

Fitness and well-being is what my work and approach are all about. I have been a trainer with the YMCA since 2001 and I am specialized in healthcare, individual fitness, and in creating highly personalized fitness programs. I mainly work with adults aged 40 and up who are often trying their hand at getting back into shape for the first time. My experience as a nurse coupled with my knowledge and expertise in fitness allows me to provide personalized services, and I am constantly looking to learn new approaches.

Specialties

  • Older adults
  • Functional training
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Core strength, balance, stability and flexibility

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Insctructor

Availabilities: Westmount 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 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

Randi Friedman

I am a certified personal fitness instructor with over 10 years experience. My personalized approach makes training fun while focusing on the client’s needs. Come train with me, and get the results you want!

Specialties

  • Functional fitness training for all ages
  • Strength training and toning
  • Plyometrics / explosive workouts
  • High intensity interval training
  • Weight loss and more!

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Certification
  • YM-YWHA & YMCA – Corrective Conditioning
  • TRX® – Suspension Training Level 1
  • Urban Poling and Activator Instructor

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Rosalie Fagen

Nothing brings me more satisfaction than seeing you reach your goals. That’s what I’ve been doing at the YMCA since 1999. While the conditioning room is where we’ll be working together, I’ll also help you change your perspective on health and fitness in your daily life.

I’ve been playing competitive tennis for the past 25 years, and was also my team’s captain during international competitions. I know how to motivate, encourage, and support my clients to help them improve their physical and mental well-being.

Specialties

  • Tennis
  • Ski

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: 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

Sule Byron-Alhassan

With over 15 years experience in martial arts, Sule offers unique training sessions. He uses a variety of exercises from his group fitness classes, including toning, intervals, boot camp and aerobox, to help you get fit.

Specialties

  • Martial arts (karate and kickboxing)
  • Resistance training
  • Toning and weight loss
  • Interval training
  • Muscle mass composition

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • Poliquin Group — Poliquin Performance Specialist Level 1

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA

Trudie Ogden

Exercise is the fountain of youth: a lifetime experience to contribute to the enjoyment of life through movement. I have been involved in the fitness industry for over 35 years and work mainly with adults over 60 who are new to fitness or need inspiration and motivation to stay fit. I also teach group fitness toning and Pilates classes, and have many years experience training instructors.

Specialties

  • Functional training
  • Strength training
  • Pilates
  • Core conditioning
  • Senior population

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YMCA FIT – Group Fitness Certification, specialized in choreography
  • McGill University – Bachelor’s in Physical Education
  • Concordia University – Diploma in Sports Administration

Availabilities: 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

Yaffa Gruia

I’ve been an instructor and personal trainer for 22 years. During that time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse group of clients, many of whom are still training with me.

On top of my fitness expertise, I believe my own life experiences have helped me bring a personal touch to my training methods.

I seek to help each client achieve goals they never thought possible. I believe we are a team; their success is my success.

Young or old, exercise makes you look and feel great. And who says it can’t be fun too?

Specialties

  • TRX® suspension training
  • Muscle hypertrophy and toning
  • Functional training
  • Circuit and HIIT training
  • Senior population

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT — Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Westmount YMCA