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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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