Marlin's journey into fitness began at the age of 10 with gymnastics. Soon after she found herself struggling with postural challenges that led her curiosity down the path of movement and later an interest in body mechanics. Her father's resounding words "without your health, you have nothing", was the inspiration she needed to further her studies. In her younger years while developing her own health practices, she coached family and friends to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Marlin's main focus continues in helping individuals develop strong, agile and fluid bodies for ease of movement and healthy aging.
Marlin’s strengths as a trainer lie in injury prevention, rehabilitation and postural retraining, functional movement screening, cardiovascular and core endurance assessment, motivational strategies, habitual coaching as well as inspiring holistic living.
"It would be my sincere honour to meet your health and fitness objectives by helping you uncover and realize your best health potential." ~Marlin
"Mens Sana in Corpore Sano" ~Juvenal
Personal Training Associations
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM)
Humber College - Fitness & Health Promotion (Honours)
Fitness Consultant (CSEP)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Post Rehabilitation Training (CPTN)
Resistance Training Specialist
Muscle Activation Technique- Jumpstart
HeartWise & Cancer Training (CSEP)
East Asian Studies in Movement, Stretch & Healing Touch
“My health and fitness have improved considerably as a result of Marlin’s training for over 10 years. She is a first class professional who combines impressive knowledge and skills with understanding, insight and humour."
- Jeff Cowan
"I’ve been training with Marlin for over 10 years now - which speaks for itself! She is always full of energy and enthusiasm – which is catchy! She plans our sessions and is cognizant of any physical issues I have. I probably wouldn’t come to the gym more than once a month without her."
- Rachel Blumenfeld
"Following a TAC fitness assessment that identified my strength, mobility and flexibility issues, I began training with Marlin Saraiva over 6 years ago. Marlin works collaboratively with me on a weekly basis to create training sessions with measurable goals that effectively address my issues. I especially like Marlin's approach of continual feedback and tweaking of my program, while always being mindful of how my body is feeling that day. I highly recommend Marlin to anyone who needs a knowledgeable trainer who uses an effective, collaborative and fun approach to training."
- Joe R
"An excellent personal trainer; encouraging and pushes my limits in a caring manner. Marlin's exercises, programming and approach to fitness are unique and innovative. She makes my sessions a real joy."
- Atina O, 12yr client