- Directeur de Santé et Fitness
- Entraîneur Personnel
- Coach de Nutrition
When it comes to helping his clients achieve their health and fitness goals, Miles knows how to coach anyone to success. After taking many courses with top trainers, nutrition experts and rehabilitation specialists, Miles draws on the combined wisdom of industry experts like Charles Poliquin, Paul Chek, Dr. Guy Voyer and Dr. Bernard Bricot.
In addition to this vastarray of knowledge, Miles also draws on his own personal experience. Having formerly trained for powerlifting, Miles once bulked up to a total of 270 lbs. He then went on to lose over 100 lbs to achieve the lean, fit physique he has today. Through this personal experience, he has acquired a unique, first-hand perspective on the training process, learning many key tips, tricks and shortcuts.
Combining his educational background and personal insight, Miles coaches his clients to overcome their obstacles and get great results. Over the years, Miles has successfully helped hundreds of people as a personal trainer, nutritional coach and Posturologist.
Besides being a healthcare practitioner, Miles is also an educator. Between speaking at lectures, leading workshops and serving as a FIT course instructor at the YMCA, Miles has taught and coached everyone from beginners to fitness professionals.
Since any good teacher knows the importance of staying well-informed, Miles attends regular conferences and seminars to keep up-to-date with the latest research, cutting edge systems and tools.
With his deep passion for health and fitness, Miles strives to help others take control of their lives and become the strongest versions of themselves.
- Personal Trainer
Holly is a certified personal trainer, and a PN1 certified nutrition coach, as well as a black belt 4th dan in Tae Kwon Do. Some of her specialties include corrective conditioning (training people with injuries/diverse medical needs), as well as sports performance training. With her martial arts background, Holly also offers the opportunity to incorporate Tae Kwon Do or kickboxing into your exercise program.
Holly has always had a deep love for sports, and has an extensive sports background, including running, swimming, and hockey. Today, Holly continues to play soccer, do Tae Kwon Do, run, and weight lift, of course.Also a certified elementary school teacher, she is passionate about helping people of all ages learn and reach their potential. As a holistic fitness coach, she uses an educational approach to teach her clients proper tools for expanding their own knowledge about exercise, nutrition, and their bodies.
- Entraîneur Personnel
Being a sedentary individual during my teenage years, I quickly discovered that any insecurity and lack of confidence arose from a lack of fitness.
Upon my first experiences at a gym, I immediately found a profound sense of calm and fulfillment once I became aware of my physical potential. The more I pushed myself within the realm of personal fitness, the more success I found in other aspects of my life.
Since first stepping into a gym in 2005, I became aware of the powerful transformative effects training has on people that go beyond just reaching physical goals.
As a fitness professional, the most rewarding thing for me is to see clients who are ordinary men and women break through plateaus and perform extraordinary things. Being involved in martial arts and fitness for over a decade has taught me that structure, consistency, persistence are just a fraction of things that can be built through physical training.
My goal as a trainer is to help clients see the potential in themselves and harness their own focus to achieve great things in and out of the gym. As my hero Bruce Lee once said “the successful warrior is the average woman, man with laser like focus”.
- Personal Trainer
Personal growth and better self awareness are the main motives I strived for in life. I was introduced to health and fitness after high school in order to improve my overall health and I was hooked instantly with the way it changed me from a physical, mental, emotional and energetic perspective. As time went on and I gained more hands on experience with training and healthy eating, I begin to develop a curiosity and being more analytical with the approach that I do to reach my fitness goals and understand more the approach in depth. Self improvement and wanting to learn more are the things that lead me to where I am now with my current journey as a fitness professional and coach.
In which ever endeavour we pursue in life, I'm a firm believer on being process driven and most importantly having fun with what we do. Fun in a sense we gained tons of valuable life lessons/perspectives and practical application during the process and we begin to build character in pursuit of the best version of ourselves. When we enjoy the process of achieving a goal, putting in the work and being persistent it becomes a habit over time.
Having done the personal training certifications in Tav College and the FIT certification at the YMCA, growing my knowledge in the health and fitness field through workshops and seminars will always be an opportunity for me as a personal trainer/coach to build my craft and being more hands on with the application of health and fitness with my clients. Things always evolved in the area of health and fitness as there are no one best approach when pursuing a fitness goal.
As a personal trainer and coach, my goal is to bring value and content and teach my clients how to approach their fitness endeavour through training, nutrition and health in terms of longevity with health and physical transformation. And help them established on making health and fitness a lifestyle. Maximizing people's full potential brings me a lot of fulfillment and a sense of wellbeing as everyone is truly capable of being the best they can be in all aspects of their life.
Moeen Mo Shaikh
- Personal Trainer
Moeen is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Performance Coach. His experience is varied having worked with the athletic population (McGill Varsity, Montreal Impact Academy, Greek Ball Hockey, IronMan Mont-Tremblant) as well as the general population. His work is helping active individuals with pain to increase their performance and decrease their pain through movement, coaching and manual therapy. He is currently undergoing a Master's diploma in Pain Management to bolster his skills repertoire to better help his clientele.
- Certified CPR/AED/First Aid Heart and Stroke Instructor
- Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C)
- Reconditioning Specialist Level I
- EXOS Certified Performance Specialist (XPS)
- Canadian Red Cross Sports First Responder
- Naturotherapist Member ANQ
- Pain Management Postgraduate Certificate (in progress)
- Personal Trainer
I studied english Literature and Philosophy at Concordia University and received my personal training certification from the YMCA F.I.T. program.
I played competitive soccer during High School and Cegep, but stopped playing afterwards because I was frustrated with my lack of stamina and muscle strength.
This all changed when, one day, I witnessed one of my former teammates working out at the gym. Watching him punishing his pectorals with several brutal drop sets, each one performed until failure, made me realize how lazily I had been working out! By learning from him, and using his method of technique and intensity, I went from a skinny 155lbs, to a lean and rock-solid 215lbs!
For over 4 years now, I’ve been channeling that same passion, energy and intensity into each of my clients. I’ve also trained people with injuries (i.e. herniated discs, meniscus tears), and hormonal imbalances (i.e. PCOS), and each person’s success story always shares the same theme: if you stay consistent, never give up and lead an insulin-controlled lifestyle, you will see results!
Perhaps because of my artistic background, I approach personal training in a similar fashion as a sculpture or painter. For example, as the sculpture, or painter, uses various tools at his disposal (i.e. paint brush or clay) to form their artwork, I use use my raw materials (my knowledge of training, nutrition, and corrective conditioning) to mold my client into the best and most aesthetic version of themselves.
- Personal Trainer
Having come from a couch potato lifestyle, I know what’s it like to not want to go to the gym (and I still do). Five years ago, I decided to get fit, whatever that means, and signed up for group classes at the YMCA. Fast forward, I have done and still do a wide range of training from boot camps to circuit training to weightlifting to boxing and mixed martial arts and hopefully, many more to come. People say that becoming and staying fit is a journey and while that may sound cheesy, it's true. The exciting news is that your journey will look different from mine, and those around you. So if you’re reluctant about starting, unsure about how things will turn out, or uncertain about what you want or how you will get there, just know that everyone starts somewhere.
My personal training style is dedicated to taking someone from any background regardless of physical activity level, age, and gender and helping them achieve their personal fitness goals. This can range anywhere from strength training, weightlifting, cardio, endurance, and functionality. I have trained at some of the best gyms in Montreal and learned from some of the best trainers.
I pride myself on my creativity and application of functional exercises that allow you to be stronger and move more easily through your everyday life, but most importantly, I pride myself on patience and genuine caring for my clients. When all is said and done, one of my main goals is making sure I help my clients achieve the results they desire, and that they feel better about themselves after each session!
Schooling: I am currently doing a BA in Psychology at McGill University and hope to one day become a psychologist.