Private Trainers

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 - 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

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: Du Parc 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

Fernand Mahoundo

Sports have always been an integral part of my life. I ran track (100-metre and 200-metre sprint) on a national level for 14 years and also played soccer in France. With my passion and training certifications combined, I seek to help YMCA clients meet their goals (weight loss, strength training, cardio). I strive to give clients my all to help them get results and improve their lifestyles, as well as their overall health.

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Strength training
  • Cardio training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • Metafit – Bodyweight training
  • MetaFit Canada - MetaPRO Training System

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Geneviève Brunet

As a certified trainer and massage practitioner, I offer my clients, concerned about their well-being, attentive services, centered on the person and their needs.

I will provide you with manual therapy and postural corrective exercises to help relieve your pain, improve your range of motion and regain good physical shape.

Specialties

  • Massage – to get back your range of motion and relieve pain
  • Postural re-education – to learn how to move with proper body mechanics
  • Muscle strengthening – to prevent injuries and improve fitness

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT program – individual training
  • Massage therapy – Académie de massage scientifique      
  • First Aid – CPR-A/AED
  • MSc in Biology

Availability

  • By appointment, 514-836-9836
    Cartierville YMCA – Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Availabilities: Cartierville YMCA

Hooma Sheikh

My mission is to help my clients get to know their bodies better with a combination of corrective exercises, breathing strategies and specialized tools like Stott Pilates and myofascial release with therapy balls to identify the body’s pain points and blind spots, helping to reduce stiffness, cramps, stress, headaches and scars from recent or chronic injuries.

In order to develop an effective and individualized conditioning program for my clients, I focus on the proper mechanics and appropriate regression and progression of functional movement patterns like squats, lunges, rotations, bends and push-and-pull exercises. While designing a program for my clients, I put a strong emphasis on posture alignment, muscle testing and movement screening. Following an evaluation, I select appropriate exercises to keep my clients motivated and safe, while reducing their risk of injury and helping them achieve their goals.

Specialties

  • Postural analysis and correction
  • Myofascial release self-massage techniques
  • Stott Pilates: spine, core, posture correction and rehab exercises
  • Functional training
  • TRX® training

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT – Individual Conditioning Instructor
  • YM-YWHA/YMCA – Corrective conditioning
  • YMCA FIT – Group Fitness Certification, specialized in choreography
  • STOTT PILATES – Matwork Level 1 Instructor
  • TRX® – Suspension Training Level 1
  • Tune up Fitness – The Roll Model Method – The Science of Rolling
  • Stratford Career Institute – Fitness and Nutrition

Availabilities: Cartierville 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: 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

Philippe Laurin

As a health professional who is specialized in physiology and exercise, I know how to guide you in reaching your goals. My experience working as a kinesiologist in several gyms and at the Sainte-Justine Hospital means I understand your needs and how to adapt my practice accordingly. I use a human-based approach to put clients at ease throughout the entire training process. I also have experience with a symptomatic and ill clientele, athletes in training, and athletes recovering from an injury. Regardless of your challenge, goal, or injury, I can help. I’m also the Director of the Cartierville YMCA which means I have the opportunity to listen to our members and properly understand the reality of our centre. 

Specialties

  • Weight loss
  • Postural analysis and correction
  • Training adapted for pathologies and chronic illnesses
  • Healthy lifestyle habits and ergonomics
  • Rehabilitation after an injury

Certifications

  • University of Sherbrooke – Bachelor’s in Kinesiology
  • University of Montréal – Master’s in Kinesiology
  • National Coaching Certification (NCCP) Level C – Soccer

Availabilities: Cartierville 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: 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

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: Du Parc YMCA, Westmount YMCA

Saule Amirbekova

Competent, professional and motivated, and a member of the RMPQ, my massage therapy training allows me to offer therapeutic, preventive, relaxation and well-being massage. I have experience working with people of all ages, as well as pregnant women. Each person’s unique needs are particularly important to me: a massage will never be the same from person to person or from session to session.

According to the principles of the Japanese technique of Shiatsu, any discomfort (physical, emotional or mental) indicates an energetic imbalance in the body. This massage is given over clothing. Vital energy is released in the meridians through mobilizations, stretching and pressure applied to specific points. On a physical level, Shiatsu eliminates tension caused by stress and relieves muscle and joint pain. Released from tension, muscles gain flexibility. In the same way, this massage technique stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation.

Specialties

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Relaxation massage
  • Cranial massage
  • Perinatal massage

Certifications

  • Réseau de massothérapeutes professionnels du Québec (RMPQ) – Certificate in massage therapy
  • École Guijek, Institut québecois pour la santé intégrale – Shiatsu massage
  • École Guijek, Institut québecois pour la santé intégrale – Focusing massage
  • École Guijek, Institut québecois pour la santé intégrale – Perinatal Shiatsu massage

Availabilities: Du Parc YMCA

Tom Karabatsos

Tirelessly committed to health and fitness, my passion for training continues to grow and drives me to inspire and help others achieve their goals. Coming from an overweight background, I know what it’s like to start from scratch and not be sure where to begin when entering a gym. Having a highly specialized training program is the key to progress and persevere. My goal is to guide you in developing a program that will teach you techniques on how to execute different exercises and movements and to assess how and when to progress on a weekly basis.

I offer challenging but safe sessions. Productivity and progress are my main goals in tapping into your weaknesses and imbalances and turning them into positives and strengths. My end goal is to guide you in acquiring the knowledge to build your own personalized training plan so you can achieve your objectives. I do all I can to create a welcoming, safe and supportive environment where you will be continuously motivated to come back and train more efficiently and harder. Let’s begin the grind together and get those results!

Specialties

  • Muscle and strength gain
  • Weight loss and fitness
  • Posture and aesthetic goals
  • Performance and motivation.

Certifications

  • YMCA FIT - Individual Conditioning Instructor

Availabilities: Du Parc 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: Du Parc YMCA