personal training

 

PERSONAL TRAINING

Reach your desired health and fitness goals in the safest and most effective way by working with one of our Personal Training Specialists. Our team possess a wide variety of skills, education and experience; we are ready to help you feel better and move better. 

 

VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING

This pandemic is a challenging time to stay active and keep fit. Also, it’s hard to be motivated to exercise on your own; we understand and we are here for you! If you are interested in learning more or booking a fitness consultation with one of our trainers, please email fitnesscoach@mnjcc.org 

Erstwhile athlete and current exercise professional Frances is here to help you accomplish your fitness goals. Frances believes movement is for everyone, even in small doses. They are here to help you feel strong and capable in your body, whether you are looking to improve energy for your activities of daily living, or start getting into something like weight-lifting. Frances will be your own personal hype man

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Fitness & Health Promotion diploma, Humber College

B.ASc (Hons) Kinesiology, University of Guelph-Humber

Registered Health & Exercise Practitioner

Resistance Training

FRANCES CHEPESIUK

Lysander has been a certified personal trainer for over 14 years and specializes in functional training, postural correction, core strengthening, and mobility. His programs tailor to each client focusing on proper movements to help slow the body's aging process, prevent injuries, and pain management. Lysander believes that the benefits of having a regular exercise regimen are not just physical, but also emotional, social, and intellectual.

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Assisted Stretching

Functional Training

Core Strengthening

Postural Correction

LYSANDER LEE

Gaya has over 10 years of experience as a Certified Personal Trainer and Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Specialist. She’s also Certified in Active Aging and is passionate about supporting as many people as possible to find their way to feeling good, being strong and living with vitality in all stages of life. As an active mom of four, she loves playing sports, doing yoga and martial arts and loves short, effective strength training workouts. Her clients appreciate her calm, patient and flexible approach while also providing long-lasting routines and habits for a healthy, active life.

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Certified in Active Aging (Seniors)

Beginners

LGBTQ friendly

GAYA NAVARATNAM

Natalia is a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, and is now studying a Master of Professional Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. Through her years of experience, she has worked with individuals between the ages of 5 and 85, ranging from corporate employees to varsity athletes to those living with chronic conditions. No matter what population she works with, she is passionate about health promotion and using exercise as medicine

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Master of Professional Kinesiology, University of Toronto (currently)

Bachelor of Kinesiology, Acadia University

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer

Tennis Canada - Certified Coach Pro 1

Group Fitness Instructor (Bootcamp, HIIT, Quick Stretch)

NATALIA SZCZUDLOWSKI

As a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, choreographer, and yoga instructor, Edgar finds no greater joy than helping people change their lifestyles to reach their health and fitness goals while empowering them to be their better selves. Edgar has experience in several fields of training, including strength, mobility, functional training, personal training with different age groups and fitness levels, amongst others. Edgar's approach is centred around training smarter with carefully selected workouts and exercises based on goals, skill and fitness level. His style of training is all about moving better, building up core strength, improving endurance, and feeling stronger. He sets out each day to be his better self and would like the chance to inspire you to do the same and achieve your personal best.

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

CanFitPro Group Fitness Specialist (Strength, Yoga, HIIT, Boxing, Bootcamp) Personal Training Specialist Certification

Active Aging Certification

Mobility Fundamentals

Yoga Exercise Specialist

EDGAR URIBE

Robin is a fitness and health professional.  His philosophy is that personal training shouldn't just help make you healthier and stronger, but happier as well.  His advice is to always try just a little bit harder than last time

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

General Fitness

Weightlifting

Functional Training

ROBIN HUANG

Sarah is a CanFitPro certified Personal Training Specialist with a Diploma from the Activation Coordinator- Gerontology program at George Brown College. Sarah’s background in recreation for older adults sparked her passion for helping others not only support or improve their fitness goals, but also to assist individuals in maintaining their independence for years to come no matter their age and abilities. You can expect a session with Sarah to be uplifting, motivating, inspiring, and she might even make you laugh!

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Certification

Canfitpro Active Aging Certification

Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C

George Brown College Activation Coordinator-Gerontology Diploma with Honors

BoneFit Basics Certification- Osteoporosis Canada

SARAH MUNRO

Lia is passionate about improving and maintaining the health and fitness of every client she works with. She works to encourage people to reach their individual goals. Her years of experience in swimming, martial arts, running and resistance training have given her a rounded and unique style of training.

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma, George Brown College

Bachelor’s Degree, Physical Education, Wingate University (Israel)

Group Fitness (aquafit, bootcamp, cycle, bars and plates)

CanfitPro Personal Training Specialist Certification

Strength and conditioning

Corrective exercise training

LIA NEGEN

Amanda believes that exercise is medicine. We are all athletes, our strength, our SaTaNaMa comes from within. With 30 years experience promoting a fit & healthy lifestyle, Amanda offers a versatile, well rounded approach to being our best selves, one day at a time.

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SPECIALTIES/EDUCATION/AREAS OF FOCUS

Registered Health & Exercise Practitioner

Registered YogaFit Teacher 

Movement/Strength/Balance Coach

Older Adult Specialist

Maddog Spinning Certified

Medical Assistant Diploma, George Brown College

CPR C & Emergency First Aid

AMANDA WOLFSON

BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER

  • Individualized/customized training plan

  • Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation of injuries 

  • Maximizing time efficiency

  • Accountability

  • Motivation and mental health improvement

  • Attentive client care

  • Increases accountability

  • Helps with goal setting

  • Flexible schedule

MEET OUR PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIALISTS

 

MEMBERS!  Book your FREE 45-MINUTE Fitness Consultation with a Personal Trainer

Meet with one of our experienced trainers to discuss your goal setting, current and past health concerns, fitness history and more.  Your trainer will also assess your needs and provide recommendations for classes that would suit you and the equipment to use in the fitness centre.  

SMALL GROUP TRAINING

WINTER

MNjcc’s Small Group Training program is an exclusive 10-week training system for members seeking the expertise of, and motivation from, a personal trainer. Class sizes are limited, offering members the chance to exercise as part of a small team, while enjoying the benefits of personal training at a lower price point.