200 René Lévesque Blvd. West,
Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Private Trainers – Guy-Favreau Y centre
For nearly twenty-five years now, I have been working in renowned institutions as
a dance instructor and choreographer. Co-founder of the Mia Maure dance company
(1985), I am currently taking a course specializing in the Feldenkrais method of
somatic education. I am fascinated by the development of the body through movement
– whether as a means of getting into shape or simply as a form of bodily expression
– and I am looking for educational strategies that allow individuals to perform
within the limits of their own unique being. In my practice, I integrate a number
of approaches that encourage each client to expand his or her physical repertoire.
I have been working at the YMCA as a trainer since 1992, and I have participated
in the creation of many classes. I approach my work as a private trainer as I do
everything else; as a dedicated professional striving for excellence.
I am passionate about weight training. More particularly, I am interested in hypertrophy
and strength training. I like listening to people and hearing about their needs.
By teaching them about things like weight-loss techniques, I feel like I can really
help them improve their quality of life. I also like to attend fitness workshops
and conferences as it allows me to keep up-to-date with the latest developments
in my field. I am also an avid cyclist, swimmer, and inline skater; three activities
that are mainly cardiovascular in nature. You can find me at the Du Parc or Guy-Favreau
I have been a certified trainer at the Guy-Favreau Y centre for over 2 years. Whether you need to lose weight,
gain muscle mass, or improve coordination and balance, my personal and professional fitness training experience will
allow me to help you reach your fitness objectives. I am very passionate about fitness training and healthy lifestyle
habits such as healthy eating. As such, I focus on incorporating both of these aspects to achieve optimal results.
Furthermore, my participation in various workshops on nutrition provides me with additional expertise. I am an extremely
determined individual and I enjoy helping people reach their objectives. I am also an excellent communicator and I am
certain that we can work together to help you reach all your objectives.
- Certified by the YMCA (FIT program)
- COACH EXPORT 2009 – Sports Nutrition
I am specialized in individual and group conditioning, and I have been working in
the field of recreation for over 15 years. Whether your aim is to get back into
shape, gain muscle mass, or lose weight, I am available day and night to work according
to your schedule, pace, and abilities in order to help you reach your goals. As
I often jokingly tell my clients and colleagues, "With Max, you get the MAXimum
out of your time, money, physical fitness, and health!"
- YMCA FIT certified (Fitness Instructor Training)
I develop fitness programs that allow my clients to reach specific goals and that
provide tangible and lasting results. Whether it is for losing weight, correcting
posture, improving cardiovascular capacity, strength training, or for developing
flexibility, my varied and diverse background along with my ability to motivate
will result in marked improvements. I lead cardio cycle, toning, and yoga classes,
as well as leading small group (4 people) training sessions for a 'personalized
- Bachelor of Physical Education, Université de Montréal
- Life coach, Concordia University
- Wellness coach, A.C.S.M. (American College of Sport Medicine)
- YMCA FIT certification: Individual Conditioning, Group Fitness, Aquafitness
- Can-Fit Pro certification (Canadian Fitness Professionals): Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Mind-Body Fitness Specialist