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Personal Trainers

Contact: Carla Gencher
(613) 798-9818 ext. 278,

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 – $58
4 Sessions – $105
6 Sessions – $152
8 Sessions – $199


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.

Please contact Carla Gencher Health and Wellness Director: 613-798-9818 extension 278, for more information or to schedule a session.

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


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.

1 session $58
4 sessions $210
8 sessions $404
12 sessions $593
Shared Session (2 people) $74
Off Site Session $74
Group personal training (3 people) $95

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

Dalia Ben-Shoshan


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, as well as a certificate from University of Bar Ilan
  • Personal trainer certificate
  • Tabata Bootcamp training certificate
  • Spinning Cyclist certificate


Growing up, I was taught to embrace the benefits of incorporating fitness into my life. I was told that doing even a moderate amount of physical activity could drastically decrease the risk of health disorders, such as diabetes, or cardiovascular diseases, and increase overall wellness.

Up to this day, I am proud to say that fitness did just that, and I am a happy and healthy individual. Now, I would like to share my philosophy with others in order to help them become healthier, happier versions of themselves.

With my knowledge in the Health Sciences sector, as well as my experience as a personal trainer, I can provide my clients with various exercises, accommodated to their needs, that will provide them with effective results. I like to change up the routines I give to my clients from time to time, in order to maintain a slight challenge, and to keep things interesting.

My goal is to make exercise an enjoyable experience rather than something one must do in order to stay healthy.

If you’re ready to have fun and get fit at the same time, I am the right trainer for you!

Chris Deschampschris


  •  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


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


Personal Trainer 20+yrs
Spin Fit Instructor
Urban Poling Instructor
Ottawa Heart Institute HEARTWISE certified
Standard First Aid + Level ‘C’ CPR + AED

My philosophy is SIMPLE: Everyone wants BETTER HEALTH. Life is to be lived in the REAL world, not a perfect one. The journey is not a straight line. Clients know what they want, but not always what they need to get there!

I believe if you don’t have Mobility, Balance & Consistently good habits i.e. exercising, eating, sleeping, relaxing; you won’t have better health. Whether you are just getting focused on a better you, about, to have surgery, or have just finished rehab; an individualized, safe exercise program is essential.

MY job is to assist you in achieving your goals of strength and mobility, and in enjoying more of what life has to offer.


Let’s OPTIMIZE your time to ensure you take control of your life and meet life’s challenges with confidence.

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

Johnathan Gordon


  • 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.


  • 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


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

personal_trainer_daniel_larabieDaniel Larabie


  • BSc. Kinesiology – York University
  • Fitness Educator/Mentor
  • Exercise Theorist
  • Exercise 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?

  • Extensive knowledgeable in all areas of health & fitness
  • Learn the “whys” on strength training and wellness protocols
  • Time management – receive the most return on investment with your exercise regimes
  • Learn safe, rational, and results oriented low force strength training protocols where progress can be easily quantified
  • Over 21 years experience in the industry educating clients and mentoring fellow fitness professionals
  • Learn the fallacies/myths of fitness & nutrition and how to avoid them
  • Extensive background in orthomolecular nutrition


With over 21 years spanning the health food store, commercial gym and bodybuilding sectors, Daniel has become with due diligence a locally recognized exercise theorist and a sought after fitness educator/mentor by not only potential clients but many fitness professionals in the Ottawa region. Promoting “Proactive Health Care” as opposed to personal training, he has created a clientele base that continues to expand each year as more experience the multi-faceted benefits of what a safe effective strength training regime can do for an individual. Using his soft spoken tone, Mr. Larabie conveys technical knowledge/subjects to his peers in a way that is both highly informative yet easy to learn. Being extremely resourceful in all areas of fitness allows him to assist everybody and anybody with their ailments or desired fitness goals using scientifically valid exercise protocols. His clients continued health and wellbeing will always be his highest priority.


Nick McGunigal nick_m


  • 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


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!


Brian Moran

Brian Moran Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Certifications / Courses

  • Canfit Pro since 2014
  • YMCA Fitness and Cycling since 2015
  • Triathlon Canada NCCP Community Leader 2016
  • CPR
  • Fascia, Movement and Assessments
  • Nutrition

Fitness and activity has always been part of my lifestyle. Interestingly I started my university education in Phys Ed for 2 years before switching to a different program so I feel, in some way, I have come back to that in retirement.

Throughout my career I was an avid runner participating in 7 Marathons and countless ½ marathons and 10k events. When I retired in 2013 Triathlons took my focus learning how to swim more effectively and train more diligently for the bike. Since then I have participated in 14 Triathlons of varying distance.

I enjoy working with clients, either one-on-one or in a group, as they engage towards their fitness goals. My goal is to work with people to tailor an approach and program that helps them more comfortably extend their journey. With a little coaching and encouragement goals can be reached that previously may have seemed unattainable.

Julie Nott



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


  • 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



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.


Debora Sloanpersonal_trainer_deb

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.

Linda Street


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

Outlook and Objective:
As a personal trainer, I am passionate about sharing information related to the importance of resistance training particularly with mature adults.  When conducted in a safe and controlled manner, strength training will:

  • help maintain strength and muscle mass;
  • improve posture;
  • manage weight and alter body composition;
  • contribute to independence and self-esteem;
  • decrease the likelihood of falls;
  • enhance sleep patterns, and
  • increase one’s ability to participate in activities of daily living though achieving better balance, coordination, flexibility and functional mobility.

If these reasons weren’t enough, regular strength training activities also tend to reduce stress and contribute to feelings of well being and contentment.
I have learned this through my own experience.  My goal is to help others realize the benefits that have become obvious to me.

Fitness is not a destination but a journey and the effort one exerts to get there should be interesting, safe, effective and enjoyable.  And, the results may amaze and delight you.