Staff

Miles Krol

  • Director of Health and Fitness
  • Personal Trainer
  • Nutritional Coach
  • Posturologist

When it comes to helping his clients achieve their health and fitness goals, Miles knows how to coach anyone to success. After taking many courses with top trainers, nutrition experts and rehabilitation specialists, Miles draws on the combined wisdom of industry experts like Charles Poliquin, Paul Chek, Dr. Guy Voyer and Dr. Bernard Bricot.

In addition to this vast array of knowledge, Miles also draws on his own personal experience. Having formerly trained for powerlifting, Miles once bulked up to a total of 280 lbs. He then went on to lose over 120 lbs to achieve the lean, fit physique he has today. Through this personal experience, he has acquired a unique, first-hand perspective on the training process, learning many key tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Combining his educational background and personal insight, Miles coaches his clients to overcome their obstacles and get great results. Over the years, Miles has successfully helped hundreds of people as a personal trainer, nutritional coach and Posturologist.

Besides being a healthcare practitioner, Miles is also an educator. Between speaking at lectures, leading workshops and serving as a FIT course instructor at the YMCA, Miles has taught and coached everyone from beginners to fitness professionals. 

Since any good teacher knows the importance of staying well-informed, Miles attends regular conferences and seminars to keep up-to-date with the latest research, cutting edge systems and tools.

With his deep passion for health and fitness, Miles strives to help others take control of their lives and become the strongest versions of themselves.

Philippe de Kovachich

  • Personal Trainer

As a lifelong athlete I have played through pain and understand the injury risks and compensation patterns associated with most sports. I gravitated towards weight training during my teenage years and was instantly hooked. Of course I started like most: exercising using improper form and outdated modalities. Over the years my interests transitioned from body image related training to varying my focus on strength, flexibility/alignment, athletic performance & injury resistance.

My goal is to improve your quality of life through exercise and mastery of your body’s mechanics. Improving all aspects of your health using a multidisciplinary approach of strength and cardiovascular conditioning as well as balance, flexibility. Programming to address the causes rather than symptoms of asymmetry, pain and dysfunction.

Simon Dayan

  • Personal Trainer
  • Massage Therapist

Being a sedentary individual during my teenage years, I quickly discovered that any insecurity and lack of confidence arose from a lack of fitness. 

Upon my first experiences at a gym, I immediately found a profound sense of calm and fulfillment once I became aware of my physical potential. The more I pushed myself within the realm of personal fitness, the more success I found in other aspects of my life.

Since first stepping into a gym in 2005, I became aware of the powerful transformative effects training has on people that go beyond just reaching physical goals.

As a fitness professional, the most rewarding thing for me is to see clients who are ordinary men and women break through plateaus and perform extraordinary things. Being involved in martial arts and fitness for over a decade has taught me that structure, consistency, persistence are just a fraction of things that can be built through physical training.

My goal as a trainer is to help clients see the potential in themselves and harness their own focus to achieve great things in and out of the gym. As my hero Bruce Lee once said “the successful warrior is the average woman, man with laser like focus”.

Philippe Gervais

  • Personal Trainer

Self development has always been very important to me and weight training was just another way for me to set goals, standards, have fun and discipline myself all at the same time. I got addicted to training since the age of 18 or so and have been hooked ever since. It has changed my life in ways that could go beyond any paragraph. You really have to feel and experience it for yourself to understand what I’m talking about. 

Overtime, I realized that this was what I wanted to make a career out of because there’s no way that I was going to share all of this drive and passion with myself alone. It is my duty help my clients reach THEIR fitness goals that will support them in being the best versions of themselves. 

I am a certified personal trainer under the International Sports Science Association. Some of my other credentials are in the world of corrective conditioning, the EMPWR program (which is where I dedicate most of my growth to) and more. 

I’ve dedicated thousands of hours working with different coaches, listening to podcasts, reading books/articles related to training. I’ve also been fortunate enough to help tens of thousands of people worldwide through my FitWorldExposed YouTube channel and TheFitWorldBlog

I’ve had coaches and mentors who have literally helped guide me in the right direction to completely change my life, it feels great to be doing the same with others. 

Karlo Clemente

  • Personal Trainer

Personal growth and better self awareness are the main motives I strived for in life. I was introduced to health and fitness after high school in order to improve my overall health and I was hooked instantly with the way it changed me from a physical, mental, emotional and energetic perspective. As time went on and I gained more hands on experience with training and healthy eating, I begin to develop a curiosity and being more analytical with the approach that I do to reach my fitness goals and understand more the approach in depth. Self improvement and wanting to learn more are the things that lead me to where I am now with my current journey as a fitness professional and coach. 

In which ever endeavour we pursue in life, I'm a firm believer on being process driven and most importantly having fun with what we do. Fun in a sense we gained tons of valuable life lessons/perspectives and practical application during the process and we begin to build character in pursuit of the best version of ourselves. When we enjoy the process of achieving a goal, putting in the work and being persistent it becomes a habit over time.

Having done the personal training certifications in Tav College and the FIT certification at the YMCA, growing my knowledge in the health and fitness field through workshops and seminars will always be an opportunity for me as a personal trainer/coach to build my craft and being more hands on with the application of health and fitness with my clients. Things always evolved in the area of health and fitness as there are no one best approach when pursuing a fitness goal.

As a personal trainer and coach, my goal is to bring value and content and teach my clients how to approach their fitness endeavour through training, nutrition and health in terms of longevity with health and physical transformation. And help them established on making health and fitness a lifestyle. Maximizing people's full potential brings me a lot of fulfillment and a sense of wellbeing as everyone is truly capable of being the best they can be in all aspects of their life.

Zack Louchem

  • Personal Trainer

I studied english Literature and Philosophy at Concordia University and received my personal training certification from the YMCA F.I.T. program. 

I played competitive soccer during High School and Cegep, but stopped playing afterwards because I was frustrated with my lack of stamina and muscle strength. 

This all changed when, one day, I witnessed one of my former teammates working out at the gym. Watching him punishing his pectorals with several brutal drop sets, each one performed until failure, made me realize how lazily I had been working out! By learning from him, and using his method of technique and intensity, I went from a skinny 155lbs, to a lean and rock-solid 215lbs!

For over 4 years now, I’ve been channeling that same passion, energy and intensity into each of my clients. I’ve also trained people with injuries (i.e. herniated discs, meniscus tears), and hormonal imbalances (i.e. PCOS), and each person’s success story always shares the same theme: if you stay consistent, never give up and lead an insulin-controlled lifestyle, you will see results! 

Perhaps because of my artistic background, I approach personal training in a similar fashion as a sculpture or painter. For example, as the sculpture, or painter, uses various tools at his disposal (i.e. paint brush or clay) to form their artwork, I use use my raw materials (my knowledge of training, nutrition, and corrective conditioning) to mold my client into the best and most aesthetic version of themselves. 

Joseph Bondoc

  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Therapist

Joseph (Jo) is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Reconditioning Specialist. He has worked with a variety of individuals ranging from the general public to varsity athletes in sports such as football, rugby, basketball, soccer, volleyball, rowing, etc. He has done internships at Vanier College, Dawson College and the Perform Center Clinic. He has experience working with a large team, in groups, and in the semi-private and private setting with individuals of all backgrounds and athletic abilities.

Background:

Jo grew up playing a variety of sports that later helped him understand the different needs of various individuals. His interest in Athletic Therapy naturally began when injuries took its toll. However, he also found that after the rehab process, he would find himself struggling to reach the level of athleticism he had pre-injury. Therefore, Strength and Conditioning came into play as it was the crucial missing piece between therapy and return to play/activity. 

Methodology:

Jo believes in finding the “why” behind the injury and to not just settle for the “what” that is presenting itself in the present as chasing pain will usually just lead to frustration. He also strongly believes that the realm of Athletic Therapy and Strength Conditioning are not two separate entities but in fact, both part of a continuum that needs to be addressed in order to holistically help someone realize their full athletic potential. His “style” therefore mixes various soft tissue releases, mobility (passive and active), motor control, proprioception, strength, functional exercises and the occasional mix of his personality.

Certifications:

  • Certified Athletic Therapist CAT (C)
  • Reconditioning Specialist Level 1
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (In progress)

 

Sami Brochu

  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Therapist

I am currently finishing up my 4th and final year in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University, and have played over 15 years of competitive semi-private baseball across America. Training amongst professional baseball players has taught me how to strive to be the best.

I enjoy working as a team and sharing my experiences and knowledge with others. Working as a personal trainer and coach for the last 7 years has allowed me to develop various training methods for a variety of people, as well as a sense of professionalism and passion for working with athletes and the general population.

My goal as a coach is to help people develop their full physical and psychological potential while remaining injury-free. I specialize in rehabilitation and prevention of injuries while being capable of achieving weight loss goals through a safe environment.

Strength and performance play a key part in the way that I train. I use manual therapy, functional training and biomechanics to produce the most efficient program possible for anyone that steps into the gym with me.

Elena Grivas

  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Therapist

With a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from McGill University, and as a certified Athletic Therapist with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University, she strives to use her knowledge to make your health a priority.

Elena’s passion for fitness started at a young age, always interested in sports and doing any activity that was thrown her way as a child; she competed mostly in swimming, as well as water polo and synchronised swimming. It was this love for the water that also introduced her to the gym when her coach had her do land training to improve performance. Unfortunately, her own swimming career came to an end due to chronic injuries, but it was then that her passion for fitness also became a passion for health and helping people. All throughout Cegep Elena volunteered at physiotherapy clinics and eventually found her niche in athletic therapy.

From swimmer to local gym goer, and from swim instructor to personal trainer and athletic therapist, her training style reflects the wide of experience she’s had, and nothing concerns her more than the satisfaction of her clients.

 

Adam Bienstock

  • Personal Trainer

Adam is a certified personal trainer with over 10 years of experience, specialized in corrective conditioning. He is also a certified massage therapist. He has a sports background, having competed in track and field, basketball and rugby at a high level. He has also trained in several marital arts: Tae kwon do, Muay Thai and jiu jitsu. His training style is to improve posture and movement patterns as well as improving overall strength and wellness.

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