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Personal Training

If you are interested in signing up for our personal training services, simply fill out a personal trainer request form at the front desk at one of our fitness centres in Montpetit Hall or at the Minto Sports Complex and one of our certified trainers will contact you. You can also obtain a form by contacting will first submit the form, then be matched with a trainer and start your consultation.


To take advantage of the services of a personal trainer, you have to be a Sports Services member.

Packages Number of sessions Price - Private Price - Semi-private
(cost per person)
A Consultation* $38.00 + HST $28.00 + HST
B 1 $43.00 + HST $33.00 + HST
C 5 $191.00 + HST $137.00 + HST
D 10 $350.00 + HST $241.00 + HST
E 20 $656.00 + HST $437.00 + HST

*Consultations are mandatory for all new personal training clients.

Fitness Programming with Personal Trainers

Our trainers

Arianne Bérubé-Lavoie

Arianne BérubéArianne is bilingual and currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. She obtained a certification through Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology as a Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) in order to get hands on practice working with clients in a fitness setting. Her passion for sport and fitness started at a young age as she played a variety of competitive sports. She swam competitively for 8 years, followed by obtaining her instructor’s certification as well as becoming a lifeguard. She currently enjoys introducing individuals to physical training in a gym setting and helping them to create habits for a healthy lifestyle. Arianne is always eager to take on new endeavours and will always be willing to challenge her clients to reach and surpass their goals! She will keep you motivated and bring enthusiasm to every session. The most important thing for her is that her clients stay positive and have fun with their workouts!


Blake Gareau

Blake GareauBlake is an Occupational and Physiotherapist Assistant who has enjoyed working three years in the hospital setting and is now pursuing a degree at the University of Ottawa in Human Kinetics. As a Canfitpro Certified Personal Training Specialist, Blake finds great reward in assisting others in their pursuit to health and happiness. With over six years training experience in enhancing performance for daily activities and athletic performance, Blake is passionate about helping anyone throughout their fitness journey in reaching their goals. Whether it is weight loss, strength and conditioning, or just for general wellbeing, Blake looks forward to helping you get life changing results that can be achieved through prescriptive exercise. 



Christopher Kocsis

Christopher KocsisChristopher Kocsis is currently in his fourth year at the University of Ottawa studying Human Kinetics. In the summer of 2015, Chris acquired his Personal Training Certification. Communication in both French and English makes him an asset to our team of trainers. Chris has always been heavily involved in sport, having competed at high levels of hockey, golf and baseball. Devoting many hours of his youth and current life to the community, specifically developing young goaltenders, Chris is always improving as a coach learning from veteran peers as well as keeping up with the latest training methods and techniques. His passion for sport and athletic ability gave him an interest in movement and development of various skills like coordination and balance in and out of sport. Chris’s extensive experience makes him a great fit to help develop athletes from various age groups, as well as help adults continue to engage in leading healthy and active lives. Chris takes a great deal of pride in the ability to help others achieve their goals both physical and mentally.  Known to be genuine and compassionate possessing strong problem solving skills, Chris will assist you in reaching your fitness goals.


Kevin Massicotte

Kevin MassicotteKevin Massicotte is a bilingual University of Ottawa graduate with an Honours BSc. in Human Kinetics as well as a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist. He has a passion for physical wellness which stems from his involvement in many sports, such as volleyball, skiing and cycling. He is currently instructing the Desk Jockey outdoor group fitness class and is competent in both individual and group settings. He enthusiastically shares his knowledge with his clients, and finds great satisfaction when they are making gains towards their goals! Kevin's favorite sport is road cycling, he is a former National Champion and races at the elite level internationally with both Team Ontario and Team Canada. Kevin enjoys working alongside clients with a multitude of goals, but his specialty is strength and aerobic training for endurance athletes.

Claudine Nafaa

Claudine Nafaa.Claudine Nafaa studies Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and hopes to pursue a degree in medicine and neuroscience. She was a competitive gymnast for more than ten years and with her NCCP certification, she had the chance to train athletes in this discipline. This is where she found her passion for sharing her knowledge in French as well as in English, and even in Arabic! Always looking for new challenges, she recently enter the world of natural fitness with the UFE (Ultimate Fitness Events), where she finished first in Fitness Routine in May 2014. Claudine is a certified personal trainer (Can-Fit Pro) and likes to work with a variety of clientele. However, she specializes in strength training due to her experience in this area. She likes to help her clientele achieve their goals the best way possible. Nothing makes her prouder than to see their progress!

Bianca Paiement

Bianca PaiementBianca Paiement is currently finishing her Bachelors of Science with specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. She is fully bilingual and has completed her Personal Trainer Certificate from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologist in early 2015. Bianca has a passion for sport and training, with the goal of creating fun and exciting fitness experiences for her clients. She has a history of figure skating and hockey, and is currently pursuing rugby at the interuniversity level. As a member of the Gee-Gees women’s rugby team Bianca attended CIS nationals after winning the RSEQ league. She also has a 10 year history of coaching multiple sports, participants ranging from toddlers to adults. From her past, she has developed a very functional training philosophy, which can be used to focus on sport performance just as much as daily health and fitness. She is an outgoing trainer who will think out of the box to help her clients achieve their goals.

Erika Pharand

Erika PharandErika is a bilingual personal trainer, currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition at the University of Ottawa. She acquired her certification through the YMCA. Fitness and wellness have always been a passion and a lifestyle for her. Starting from a young age, she played competitive hockey from AAA to Cegep level. However, she decided to retire to pursue and focus on her dream to be a personal trainer, as well as a nutritionist. Erika likes working with a variety of clientele and her goal is to pass along her knowledge and love for physical training. She is also is looking to expand her practice by obtaining her group fitness certification. Erika is motivated to help others to embrace consistent fitness practice in their lifestyles, as well as overall healthy habits. Erika’s workout routine expanded from cardiovascular to endurance, as well to strength training during her hockey career. She is currently concentrating on strength and endurance variations to achieve her goal of muscle building.

Michael Randazzo

Michael Randazzo.Michael recently received his Masters of Arts in Human Kinetics after finishing his Honours B.A. in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. He is a CanFitPro Personal Training Specialist who found the meaning and joy of activity from a young age. Throughout his life, Michael competed at a high level in the sports of basketball, track and field, and boxing. During his university career, Michael took a leading role as a member of the Varsity Football team, winning the President’s Award and receiving the honour of Academic All Canadian which is given to student-athletes who achieve a exceptional academic standing. Michael has successfully recovered from 3 ACL injuries and returned to sport each time. This humbling experience has taught him that hard work and dedication can get you to your desired outcome. It has also given him an in-depth understanding of how to implement exercise to reduce pain and incorporate injury rehabilitation into his programming. His unique background allows him to train clients with a variety of goals including but not limited to: increasing strength and muscle mass, increasing aerobic capacity and weight loss. Michael brings a holistic approach to training and understands health and fitness do not end in the gym. He also enjoys taking his physical fitness outdoors with activities like white water kayaking, as well as cross-country skiing in the colder months. Michael is the total trainer package and brings an upbeat personality to each session.

Tyson Rusznak

Tyson RusznakTyson Rusznak is a certified CanFit Pro personal Trainer (CanFit Pro PTS certification). Tyson is a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa completing his undergrad with an honors and specialization in Geography. During his tenure at the University of Ottawa, Tyson played on the varsity football team. Growing up, he participated in other sports such as baseball, basketball, golf, volleyball, and track and field. Due to his athletic background, he brings a great deal of expertise and knowledge from sport specific training. His main interest is in training athletes but his extensive training background translates well to all client types with various fitness goals in mind. Whether the goal is weight loss, weight gain, improving strength, or increasing cardiovascular endurance, Tyson can help you achieve your goal. Fitness has always been a passion of his and he brings this passion for fitness to his clients. Due to Tyson's devotion towards fitness, he is constantly reading fitness articles and keeping up to date with current training methods and techniques, which he incorporates into his programs for clients and his own training.

Kristy Scarfone

Claudia SéguinKristy is in her fourth year at the University of Ottawa, working towards her Honours Bachelor’s degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences with Specialization in Medicinal Chemistry. Her personal athletic history begins at the recreational level as a child in soccer, basketball and volleyball. She continued to play volleyball at a competitive level throughout her high school career and was a competitive dancer for 12 years. Kristy’s workout routines expanded into the field of strength training for body composition, mobility, strength and stability. She is passionate in her pursuit to help others, and as such became certified with Can Fit Pro as a Personal Training Specialist.  She is interested in total body wellbeing, encompassing both the mind and body as well as nutritional habits. Kristy is eager to help you commit to a healthier lifestyle and to help you achieve your fitness goals - whatever they may be! 

Taylor Timmermans

Taylor TimmermansTaylor is currently pursuing a bachelor’s of Commerce and is a certified personal trainer. With his passion for fitness, Taylor has made it his goal to make the gym a more welcoming environment for all. A competitive swimmer at a young age, Taylor has again experienced both sides of the training world: from swimmer to swim instructor, from gym-goer to Certified Personal Trainer. From his own training experiences, Taylor is comfortable working with a variety of clients. From beginner clients learning the basics to intermediate clients improving their strength, size, or aerobic capacity, Taylor is confident that he can help clients achieve their goals. Constantly researching better training methods, he hopes to use his experiences at the University of Ottawa to further his career in the fitness world.