Personal Trainers

Contact: Carla Gencher
(613) 798-9818 ext. 278, cgencher@jccottawa.com

See results following an exercise program designed to suit your personal goals… Enjoy the benefits of one-on-one training with our highly qualified Personal Trainers who provide service that ensure consistency and safety.

Fit and Flexible

Book your appointment for an optimum 30 minute stretch with a personal trainer, designed to reduce the risk of injury to joints, muscles and tendons and reduce muscular soreness, tension and stress. Greater flexibility leads to improved range of motion and better posture.

2 Sessions – $55
4 Sessions – $100
6 Sessions – $145
8 Sessions – $190

Mental Performance Coaching with Matt Simonovich

matty2Perform to your maximum potential in sports, athletics, physical activity and training or recovery from injury. Mental strength and commitment are required to sustain an exercise program, live a healthy lifestyle, recover from an injury, and play competitive sports at an optimal level. Work on skills such as focus, goal setting, relaxation and stress control, activation, imagery, effective debriefing and routine development.

Education:

  • BA (Honours) Psychology – University of Ottawa, 2006
  • Masters Of Human Kinetics Intervention in sport, physical activity, and health – University of Ottawa, 2010

Strengths

Passionate, process oriented, person centered, logical, extensive sports knowledge, active listener.

Skills I Can Help You With

  • Stress/Anxiety Control
  • Motivation
  • Relaxation
  • Imagery
  • Goal Setting
  • Routine Development
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Effective Debriefing Techniques
  • Increase Self Awareness
  • Focus

One-on-One consultations  $55

Krav Maga Personal Training

Are you a beginner or advanced student with a specific self-defence goal? Private sessions are tailored to your needs and the best way to achieve a
high level of skill, quickly. Personal Training rates apply.

New Mentoring Program: Exercise for Life

ontario-logoScientific studies have shown benefits of exercise to slow the effects of aging, such as loss of muscle and bone strength, metabolic syndrome and memory problems. The SJCC offers members a new service: a collection of articles on exercise, aging and health and the opportunity to speak confidentially one-on-one with a Fitness Professional about the best exercises. Contact Carla Gencher for more information.


Personal Trainers

INCREASE YOUR FITNESS LEVEL
ACHIEVE WEIGHT LOSS
FOCUS ON STRENGTH TRAINING

An individualized exercise program is designed based on your personal fitness and health goals with personal attention during exercise. Individuals recovering from an injury can get back in top form. (in conjunction with their physical therapist)

Our knowledgeable certified personal trainers assure you a safe and effective workout. A practical and affordable way of getting and staying healthy. For the young and old, in shape and out of shape!

See results following an exercise program designed to suit your personal goals. Enjoy the benefits of one–on–one training with our highly qualified Personal Trainers who provide services that ensure consistency and safety.

One session $55
4 sessions $200
8 sessions $385
12 sessions $565
Shared Sessions (2 people – $35 each) $70
Off Site Session $70
Group personal training (3 people – $30 each) $90

Please note: To cancel a Personal Training session, please contact your trainer directly at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment or you will be charged for the missed session.

Personal Trainers Are Your:

  • Coach
  • Role Model
  • Confidant
  • Educator
  • Major Source of Motivation and Encouragement!

 

Meet our Trainers

Joe Costanzojoe

Background

Growing up as the youngest of four siblings, I observed and experienced on numerous occasions the ripple effect of a helping hand.  It molded me into who I am not only as a person, but as an athlete, trainer, and coach. I became an athlete myself at the young age of seven participating in football which led me to become engaged in sports all year around to stay in shape. Physical activity made me feel good about myself. Physically, mentally, and spiritually you get stronger and you start to believe in yourself. That’s what personal training is about for me, assisting clients to achieve a better quality of life is my passion.  I played football primarily as a Running Back through the ranks up to the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) and I’ve played and coached for a total of 35 seasons combined.

I was awarded the Canadian rookie of the year honour in the CJFL as well as the league MVP at the Midget level (ages 17-19). I provided off season training for football players emphasizing: plyometric, footwork, coordination, agility, mobility, strength, speed and power. I pride myself on implementing discipline, structure and routine.

With over 15 years of experience in coaching, I am highly skilled in athletic development for all ages. By understanding how to communicate and encourage individuals, I am able to provide instructions at an appropriate level of detail so they can create a clear image of what they are trying to achieve. As a coach and certified trainer, it is my objective to give you a positive, educational, and enjoyable experience in a safe and fun environment with results.

I am a passionate, motivating leader that will take full advantage of my skills and abilities to help you to reach your fitness goals. Everybody is different. Together we will customize a workout plan that best fits you to make your health goals become a reality.

Certifications:

  • C.P.R. (C) & A.E.D.
  • Canfitpro P.T.S. level 1

Chris Deschampschris

Education/Certifications

  •  Algonquin College-Diploma in Health & Fitness Promotion

  • Certified Personal Trainer: Sports Performance Institute Level III-Training for Competitive Sport
  • Certified Personal Trainer: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • Standard First Aid + Level ‘C’ CPR + AED-St. John Ambulance

Background

Sports and exercise have always been a huge part of my life. Growing up, hockey was my passion, and playing four years of junior hockey allowed me to explore fitness as a way to improve my health off the ice, and performance on the ice. Researching the importance of exercise and nutrition and how they can improve one’s quality of life took over as my new passion. I now aim to assist and educate clients on understanding the importance of maintaining their health, and developing healthy lifestyle habits that are attainable and manageable.

My clients will have personalized programs focused on longevity, reinforcement of proper form and technique, and continuous progression towards their goals. Consistency is essential, therefore my programs aim to be enjoyable, safe, and efficient. I aim to disregard the social norms of fitness; and what the models on the cover of the fitness magazines are doing. As someone who is always learning, I exclusively look to the science and research behind what will most effectively and efficiently increase an individual’s health benefits, and optimize the return on their investment towards health and fitness. I aspire to help clients; including those with injuries, ailments, or disabilities, become more functional in their day-to-day lives.

Julie Fine

Specialties

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Strength training & cardiovascular training with special attention to CORE stability, a strengthening of one’s core muscles including abdominal & especially lower back.

Julie has taught the following courses & classes:

  • Women & Weights
  • Intro to Weights & Fitness
  • Power Tread Workout
  • Spinfit
  • Ab-Solutely

Julie assists her clients with their lifestyle changes through weights and cardio. She believes that exercise and a positive outlook go hand in hand to create a happy and energetic person able to take on life’s daily stresses. Her aim is to design programs that enable her clients to accomplish each of their goals in an injury free state while enjoying their next challenge. Julie is sensitive to the fitness enthusiasts who have special needs as she has participated in workshops on a variety of subjects including special needs, arthritis, degenerative disc disorder and bursitis.

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She completed the Senior Fitness Instructors Course through the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging at Algonquin College. Julie has certificates in Personal Training, has attained her Nutrition and Weight Management Counseling certificate and is a Certified Group Indoor Cycling Instructor.

Catch the Tuesday and Thursday 6:15AM early-bird cycling classes and be revved for the rest of the day.

Johnathan Gordon
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Education

  • Secondary Education: Algonquin College Diploma in Fitness & Health Promotion
  • Certified Personal Trainer: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
  • Certified Personal Trainer: CanFit Pro
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer: YMCA
  • Standard First Aid + Level C CPR + AED – FD/NP: St. John Ambulance
  • Level C CPR + AED: Ottawa Paramedic Services Community Medicine Program

Fitness Philosophy

Your health should be your top priority and with safe, effective and efficient exercise, you can maintain a very high level of functional ability, maximize lifelong health and improve over-all quality of life. Ignoring the importance of proper exercise can lead to functional limitations and potential health risks.

A common issue with most individuals is that they don’t have sufficient time, and/or don’t want to spend much time exercising. However, current fitness trends lead you to believe that in order to develop every area of fitness, more time needs to be devoted to numerous activities. Our time is very valuable and proper exercise is meant to be intense, but can be brief which won’t keep you from pursuing other goals. Progressive resistance training when performed correctly is still an effective method for advancing improvements in muscular strength, size and endurance, cardiovascular and metabolic efficiency, flexibility, bone density and connective tissue strength and body composition.

Routines that are safe, effective and efficient will result in success, progression and longevity. I want to promote training that follows these standards in order to maintain life-long health and functional ability with enjoyment of life as the standard, and to teach the best methods of achieving this.

If you are truly committed to improving your quality of life, I encourage you to contact me directly in order achieving your fitness goals.

Trevor Hilltrevor

I have been an avid active athlete all of my life. In 2007 I decided to take my love for sports and fitness and use it to help others by becoming a Personal Trainer at a fitness facility located here in Ottawa. While working there I had the privilege of being mentored by fitness specialist Dan Larabie who with his guidance gave me the firm knowledge base needed to spring board my career and make me the objective and resourceful fitness specialist I am today.  Continuing on my never-ending pursuit of knowledge in the fitness and health industry, I have amassed certifications from a plethora of respected organizations encompassing a variety of fields such as Sports Nutrition, Flexibility, Strength Training, Weight Management, Body Building, and Sports Specific Conditioning.

Personal Approach

There are an exorbitant amount of studies indicating a direct link between your fitness level and your overall health and well being. As opposed to using a “one size fits all” approach to fitness, I design a unique custom tailored program that fits your specific goals and needs.

I will assist you in reaching your desired goals faster with greater precision and confidence knowing that you are doing all that you can do to be on the best track to health and wellness with the results to back it up.

Education

  • Certified Fitness Trainer – I.S.S.A.
  • Certified Personal Trainer Specialist – Can-Fit-Pro;
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist – I.S.S.A.
  • Certified Master Trainer – S.P.I.
  • Twist Conditioning Silver Level:  Sport Movement Essentials
  • Twist Conditioning Bronze Level: Sport Balance, Sport Strength, Sport Core, Agility, Quickness, & Reactivity
  • Paralegal Diploma – Algonquin College
  • Electronic Engineering Degree – Algonquin College
  • CPR  Level C & First Aid

Specialties

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Management
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Body Building

personal_trainer_daniel_larabieDaniel Larabie

Certification:

  • BSc. Kinesiology – York University
  • Fitness Educator/Consultant
  • Fitness Clinician – I.A.R.T.
  • Personal Trainer Specialist – Can-Fit-Pro
  • Personal Trainer – A.C.E.
  • Fitness and Nutrition Consultant Diploma – I.C.S.
  • Nutrition Consultant – A.F.P.A.
  • CPR (Level C), AED, First Aid – Red Cross

Why Daniel?

  • Extremely knowledgeable in all areas of health & fitness
  • Learn the “whys” not just the “hows” on strength training and wellness protocols
  • Time management – getting the most from the least with your exercise
  • Learn safe, rational, and effective low force strength training protocols where gains can be easily quantified
  • Over 16 years experience in the industry educating not only clients but also fellow fitness professionals
  • Learn the fallacies/myths of fitness & nutrition and how to avoid them
  • Extensive background in orthomolecular nutrition

Background:

Allowing current scientific research data dictate his actions, Daniel has become with due diligence, a locally recognized exercise theorist and sought after Fitness Educator by not only potential new clients but many fitness professionals in the Ottawa region. His experience spans over 16 years and encompasses experiences in the Health Food Store Management Sector, Bodybuilding, Freelance Fitness Troubleshooting, and being the Regional Head Trainer for 7 years for a major Fitness Chain. Always technical, Daniel is notorious for being a stickler for exercise technique perfection and paying extreme attention to detail. Known as “the stopwatch guy”, he also adds a bit of his flair to enhance the clients experience while reaching their desired goals. Very soft spoken, Mr. Larabie conveys his knowledge in a way that is both highly informative yet easy/fun to learn. Promoting “Preventative Health Care” as opposed to personal training, Daniel has created an ever-growing clientele base that continues to expand each year. Assisting everybody and anybody with their ailments or desired fitness goals using scientifically valid exercise protocols, Daniel truly puts the “P” in passion.

Nick McGunigal nick_m

Certifications/Qualifications:

  • Secondary Education: 2 year diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion –Algonquin College
  • Certified Personal Trainer: Masters Certificate – Sport Performance Institute
  • Instructor for various Group Fitness classes
  • Standard First-Aid and CPR

Background/Philosophy:

As an athlete I have always had an interest in fitness and physical health. In 2012, I decided that I wanted to translate that interest in a way I can help others as well so I began my education in Fitness and Health Promotion. During my education, I really focused on helping myself and others reach their fitness related goals and I am confident I can do the same for any potential client. I am an energetic and friendly individual so I am always happy to meet new people to work with. Since joining the fitness industry, I have learned that everyone is different so a client-centered approach is a must for a full workout regimen. With my education and certifications, I can deliver that client-centered approach in a manner that is both effective and efficient for any individual. I can provide you a workout regimen that will work on improving your: Cardiovascular and Muscular fitness that will also help increase your overall quality of life.

Exercise can be hard to maintain with our busy lives, so I will keep a flexible schedule for my clients. I am more than happy to work with any client who is interested in beginning their own training routine. Most importantly, I believe to maintain a workout regimen one must be challenged and engaged. Working together, we can figure out what you find enjoyable and implement that into your training. With a bit of effort, we will reach your goals!

 

Julie Nott

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Credentials

Certified 2004 Fitness Theory Manitoba Fitness Council, Certified 2005 Resistance Training Manitoba Fitness Council, Certified 2005 Group Fitness YMCA/YWCA, Certified 2006 Personal Training YMCA/YWCA Certified 2006St. John’s Ambulance First Aid, Certified 2007 Spin Instructor YMCA/YWCA. Continuing education credits through Canfit Pro and YMCA/YWCA have been achieved.

Fitness Philosophy

Making health and fitness a lifestyle is my philosophy. A fitness program including cardiovascular and resistance training should be designed to suit your specific needs – time constraints, personal fitness goals, injury considerations and prevention. Making sure you are exercising safely and efficiently is first priority – along with having a fun and challenging workout, of course. I like to focus on balance, core stability and flexibility for a healthy and injury free, active, daily lifestyle. I enjoy motivating JCC members of all ages and fitness levels through personal training, teach power pump and spin classes.

Client Testimonial

“I started training with Julie about 3 months ago. My wife said “Go for it, I haven’t been able to train you in 35 years!” We have focused on balance and core muscle strength – important issues for an aging jock wannabe. The sessions are challenging and varied – Julie has great intuition with respect to how her clients are feeling during a particular session and what exercises are working. She is clearly a very capable and entertaining personal trainer.” – Ron Vexler

personal_trainer_gloria_schwartzGloria Schwartz

Credentials/Experience:

  • Certified Personal Trainer – Can-Fit-Pro
  • Certified Fitness Kickboxing Instructor – Fitness Kickboxing Canada
  • Certified in CPR/AED
  • B.A. Psychology – McGill University
  • M.A. Educational Technology – Concordia University
  • Completed Ottawa Heart Institute’s Heart Wise workshop
  • Completed Human Kinetics Exercise and Sports Psychology course
  • Seniors’ chair fitness instructor and substitute instructor for Vitality Plus, PowerPump, Bootcamp, Cardio Kickboxing classes
  • Fitness columnist for the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin
  • Motivational Speaker on fitness, health and lifestyle topics
  • Author of the book Personal Best: Train Your Brain and Transform Your Body for Life

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Philosophy:

I’m passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities optimize their fitness, health and quality of life.

I understand the challenges of change. I used to be overweight, sedentary, unfit and anxious about my poor health. I modified my lifestyle and improved my fitness, weight and body composition; most importantly, I slowed the progression of a chronic disease.

After transforming myself, I became a personal trainer so I could help others improve their lives, and then I became a fitness columnist, author and motivational speaker in order to inspire and educate people beyond the bricks and mortar of the gym. When I’m not training clients or writing, I enjoy strength training and running half marathons.

What can you expect when you train with me? I offer a results-oriented, fun, varied, safe and efficient workout tailored to your specific goals and health issues. As a certified fitness kickboxing instructor, I also offer the value-added option of confidence-boosting kickboxing drills. I’m here to motivate and coach you so you can achieve your personal best. If you’re ready to get started, I’m here to help you succeed.

Dylan Shore

Qualifications:dylan_shore

  • Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma – Algonquin College

  • Certified Personal Trainer – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT)
  • Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer for Competitive Sports – S.P.I. (Sports Performance Institute)
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor – Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
  • Standard First Aid, Level C CPR and AED Training – St. Johns Ambulance

Why Dylan?

  • Unwavering work ethic which exudes professionalism

  • Willing to go the extra mile to ensure a client maintains consistent progressive gains
  •  Time management- striving to always maximize workout efficiency for your benefit
  • Learn safe, objective, and results oriented strength training regimes that can be easily measured

Background:

With a lifelong passion for health and wellness and an ever growing interest in preventative health care, Dylan has made it his priority in life to assist those in need whenever or wherever he can if possible. Dylan has gained a firm foundation of the fundamentals of rational exercise and how to apply them to each unique client no matter the background, age or fitness goal. Extremely objective and logical yet very down to earth and personable, Dylan also makes the exercise protocol fun for the individual and all the while maintaining vigilance with one’s technique/form. If you’re looking for someone who will give 100% of their attention and prioritize our progress above all else, then seek no further, Dylan is your man.

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Education and Certification

  • CPR C/AED 2016
  • Sport Nutrition Certification (Dietitians of Canada) 2015
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified (2014)
  • Registered Dietitian (College of Dietitians of Ontario) 2013
  • Clinical dietetic internship (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) 2013
  • BSc. Nutrition and Dietetics (University of Western, Brescia College) 2012
  • Personal Trainer Specialist (Canfit Pro) 2010
  • BAH Art History and Sociology (Queen’s Univeristy) 2000

Living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 12, healthy living and nutrition management are part of my daily life. I practice what I preach and set out to motivate my clients to find their healthy solutions.

I have been active for over 20 years and am empowered by looking and feeling strong. My own personal sport and fitness experience is varied, ranging from high school soccer, competitive swimming, weight lifting, boxing, running, yoga, and Crossfit training. I love to bring elements of all of these sports into my classes and coaching.

As a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, and Crossfit Level 1 Certified Coach, I am able to combine high intensity functional fitness, mobility exercises, and traditional weight lifting movements to provide a well rounded and ever changing fitness regimen. I am committed and creative when it comes to modifying exercises to suit personal goals, injuries, and fitness levels and am a stickler for proper form. I can also help my clients get lasting results by arming them with the most up-to-date information on fuelling for health and performance. I have clinical experience in the management and prevention of nutrition related diseases, specializing in sport nutrition, diabetes and exercise, and weight management.

As a certified fitness and nutrition professional, an athlete, and a busy new mom, I understand first-hand the many challenges involved in balancing life, healthy living, and proper fuelling. I take an encouraging approach with my clients but I have a no excuses attitude when it comes to health and fitness and working hard! I believe in pushing your limits everyday, but also taking pride in all achievements, big and small. I am dedicated to helping people integrate functional fitness and healthy lifestyle changes into their daily life.

I counsel and coach clients of all ages and stages by developing customized fitness programs that are safe, effective and evidence-based and client-centered. I vow to provide each client with a fun and energizing experience that never gets repetitive or boring!

I look forward to helping you reach your goals.

personal_trainer_linda_streetLinda Street

Credentials:

  • BA, Queen’s University B. Ed,
  • McArthur College of Education MA,
  • Carleton University
  • Canfitpro, Personal Trainer Certificate
  • CPR

Outlook:

It was as an adult that I started to pursue more focused cardio respiratory and resistance training. After years of doing random but unfocused activities, I was startled by how effective it was at:

  • increasing my strength and endurance;
  • improving my flexibility;
  • endowing me with more energy;
  • changing my body composition;
  • reducing stress;
  • managing weight;
  • relieving minor aches and pains; and
  • contributing to a better night’s sleep.

Plus, I just looked and felt better. My goal is to help others realize the benefits that have become obvious to me. Fitness is not a destination but the journey to achieve it should be interesting, effective and enjoyable. And, who knows, the results may amaze you too.