Personal Training

Personal Training

With technology and the science of fitness moving ever forward, you don't have time to keep up with the latest techniques and approaches. That's where our 35 Personal Trainers come in. Each is an expert in designing customized, bespoke programs that support your goals and keep you on track. Yes, it's all about you - we've got your back (and the rest of you too!).

Get connected with a trainer, contact Director of Personal Training, Lauren Fernandes.

What you need to know

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Personal trainers can be extremely important to your fitness success - offering the motivation you need to reach your fitness goals. They will create personalized workout plans for you, teach you the proper method to complete various exercises, and track your progression as you continue to train with them.

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How long you should train with your personal trainer is dependent on what your goals are. If you're looking to renew your enthusiasm for working out (or just need a new workout regimen), you may only schedule one session a week for 2 - 3 weeks. If you're looking for long-term results, you may be scheduling multiple sessions a week for an extended period of time. 

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How often you workout with your trainer depends on you. If you rely on the motivation from a session to get you into the Club, you may want to schedule 2 - 3 sessions each week. If your work with the trainer is to check-in on your progress and improve your technique, you may want to only schedule 1 session a week. If you're not sure what's right for you, talk to your trainer.

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The types of movements your trainer incorporates into your individualized program will depend upon your goals, your body, and your abilities. Talk to your trainer to learn why they have (or have not) incorporated specific movements and exercises into your program.

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Working with a personal trainer is about more than just the work you do in the gym. The personalized program that your trainer devises for you will highlight lifestyle changes that you'll need to make in order to achieve your goals. It may include changes to your nutrition, highlight the amount of sleep you should aim to get each night, or steps you need to take to improve your overall wellness. Regardless, your trainer will help to support, motivate, and encourage you to help you make (and stick with) these lifestyle changes.

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How quickly you'll notice results from your sessions with your personal trainer depends on a number of factors, including the time you invest each week and what your goals are. While noticeable results (i.e. increase in muscle mass and fat loss) can take 3 - 4 weeks, you'll likely see an increase in your motivation, enthusiasm, and energy almost immediately.

I've worked with trainers before, but none of his caliber...

"O'Neil Barr is super kind and I love the intelligence of his training. I've worked with trainers before but none of his caliber or sensitivity, and I'm very grateful for his knowledge and expertise. With his help, I can't help but be successful!"

Meet Our Personal Trainers

Our professional personal trainers bring extensive experience, education, and training to the TAC. They stay updated on the latest techniques, understand new and trendy programs, and create customized, bespoke programs designed solely with  you in mind. They will challenge you, motivate you, and push you to new limits. Get the support and coaching you need to success in your fitness journey.

LAUREN FERNANDES

Director of Personal Training

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ALI EL-MOKADEM

Personal Trainer & OWA Instructor

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BARCLAY HOLLINGER

TRX & Sport Conditioning Specialist

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FAQ

What is a personal trainer?

Personal trainers are individuals who are certified to have knowledge of general fitness, with training in how to prescribe exercise and instruction. These trainers motivate their clients by setting goals, providing feedback, and offering accountability to their clients. They may also educate their clients in wellness aspects beyond exercise, including general health, nutrition, and wellness.

What education do personal trainers typically have?

All personal trainers at the Toronto Athletic Club hold professional fitness certifications. There are many different types of certifications provided by various governing bodies, with some trainers specializing in specific treatments, programs, etc.

Who needs a personal trainer?

Want the simple answer? Everyone needs a personal trainer!

  • If you're new to working out, a personal trainer can educate you about the best ways to workout and teach you all about the gym/equipment, as well as educating you about  your nutrition, and help you to better understand your body.
  • If you lack motivation, a personal trainer can provide this motivation and hold you accountable to achieving your fitness goals.
  • If you've been recently injured or are rehabilitating an injury, a personal trainer can design and modify a program to help strengthen your body while also ensuring a safe and efficient recovery.
  • If you're a competitive or professional athlete, a personal trainer can assist with the most current dynamic and cutting-edge exercises, to ensure you perform to your peak potential and remain injury free.

How long is a personal training session?

The majority of our personal training sessions at the Toronto Athletic Club are 45 minutes, but the length of your session can be discussed with your trainer on an individual basis.

How much does a personal training session cost?

Personal training sessions will vary in prices based upon the trainer. To determine which trainer is the best match for you, please contact Lauren.

How do I get started with a personal trainer?

  • Come and visit us at the Toronto Athletic Club
  • Call us at 416-865-0900 to book a meeting with our Director of Personal Training, Lauren
  • Email Lauren to book a meeting
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