Top 5 Non-Health-Products That Improved My Health

We’re constantly bombarded with products that claim to improve our health, wellness, fitness, and quality of life.  It can be overwhelming, confusing, and expensive.  Here are the Top 5 Non-Health-Products that I bought recently that made a big impact on my health.  They might not be an obvious fit into the “health & wellness” category … Continued

My Top 5 Ways to Get that First Pull Up!

Pull Ups / Chin Ups are one of the biggest goals for many of our clients. Getting that first pull up, especially for our female clients, is a huge achievement! There are many different training strategies we use at Epicentre to help get our clients there. Here are a few:   #1 – Just get … Continued

Update: Jennifer’s Success Story – 130 pounds lost!

One of our biggest success stories of 2014 is our client Jennifer, who was featured in this blog post back in May.  Jennifer has continued to work hard and her total weight loss is now an incredible 130 pounds! We’re so proud of her continued commitment to training and ultimately, to herself. The focus of … Continued

News Flash: I don’t have a six-pack, and I’m OK with it

This past weekend I met a 20-something year old guy, who asked what I did for a living.  When I said that I was a personal trainer, he immediately cut me off and asked me to show him my 6-pack.  Like it is some sort of prerequisite for being an accomplished trainer and athlete.  He … Continued

Train with me in Westmount Park for the Month of June!

It’s no secret that I love Lululemon! Not just the clothing but also, the community. I was a Lululemon Ambassador from 2008-2010 and I’ve since developed a close relationship with the staff at the Greene store here in Westmount (http://www.lululemon.com/montreal/greene).   Otto has his own relationship with them too – he likes to stop in for … Continued

Missing the Point

Confession: I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I like being good at the things I do, whether it’s powerlifting, cooking, or organizing my closet (sad but true). I think it’s a common quality with athletes – it’s part of what drives us, motivates us to get up day after day, for months, years, decades even, … Continued

Ce qui l’attendait après cette course de 100m? L’ Océan avec 1m de vagues!

J’ai  récemment  eu  le  défi  d’entraîner  une  cliente qui  avait  un  objectif spécifique à atteindre dans un délai précis de 4 mois. Renée, inscrite à une formation de Sauvetage National Océanique, là où les candidats doivent repousser leurs limites et atteindre un niveau de perfectionnement optimal en sauvetage, elle devait être en  mesure  de  relever  … Continued

Meet Epicentre’s Personal Trainers

Opened in 2008, Epicentre was one of the first specialized training facilities in Montreal. Since then, we’ve helped hundreds of clients achieve results through quality programming that is safe, fun, & effective. Our personal trainers are more than just ‘rep-counters’; they are knowledgeable coaches, seasoned athletes, and caring individuals committed to helping clients reach their … Continued

Goal Planning: make 2014 your year!

It’s that time of year.  The buzz about setting New Year’s resolutions is already happening….  Turning the page, starting fresh, getting back on track – what ever you want to call it, starting the year with a new goal is something that most people dive into full on, then soon after let it fizzle away.

Osteoporosis Awareness

November is Osteoporosis Awareness month, so it’s a good time to take a few minutes to review the facts, then make positive changes to reduce your risk. An estimated 1.5 Million Canadians have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.  At least 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in … Continued