about nielsen fitness

We believe a strong, healthy, balanced body is the key to living well. Through safe and highly effective personalized workouts, we’re here to help you build the strength and fitness you need to do the things you love (looking and feeling great!) now and into the future. 

Personal Training Toronto

the greatest wealth is health

Thanks for stopping in to see what Nielsen Fitness is all about.  My name is Poul Nielsen, and I am the owner and founder of Nielsen Fitness. 

We were one of the first in-home personal training companies to set up shop in Toronto back in 2006. Since then we’ve built a community of thousands of happy clients, expanded both our offerings and locations, and honed in on supporting adults 50+ and those with special or unique needs (though we welcome clients of all ages and fitness levels!)

We believe a strong, healthy, balanced body is the key to living well – and our mission is to help our clients live longer, healthier, fuller lives through physical fitness. We currently offer in-home and studio training in TorontoCollingwood and Hamilton and offer virtual training around the globe.

As a team, we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to spend our days helping people of all walks of life live longer, healthier, fuller lives through physical fitness – and we’d be delighted to do the same for you. 

Yours in great health,

Poul Nielsen

How We're Different

Personal trainer helping her student

There are a lot of personal trainers out there, which may have you wondering: why Nielsen Fitness and not one of those other guys?

There are many things that set us apart from the competition, but the most important one has to do with standards.

Personal training is an unregulated industry, which means that just about anyone can take a weekend course and call themselves a Certified Personal Trainer (not good).

There is SO much more to personal training than you might think (or than the old ‘meathead’ stereotype would lead you to believe) – especially when dealing with unique or special needs and older adults.

A good trainer will have a strong understanding of injury prevention, biomechanics, and exercise physiology – and that’s what you’ll get with us.

The standards for our team are incredibly high. Our trainers come from varied backgrounds – some are kinesiologists, others are chiropractic students and some are athletic therapists.

The one thing they have in common is that they all know their stuff, inside out and backwards. They’ve all met our stringent criteria and passed our (difficult) practical exam. We trust them, and so should you. They’re the best in the business.

We are also very proud of our unique process, which has been fine-tuned over more than 20 years and is the reason our clients see such tremendous success.

Checking the results after training

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Personal Training Toronto

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STUDIO 29-209 Wicksteed Avenue, Toronto, ON

We’ve been training clients in Toronto since 2006 with a specialization in older adults and those with special or unique needs. We work with clients in their homes and condos across the GTA and have a fully-equipped private studio in Leaside for those who prefer to exercise outside the home. Click below to learn more!

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STUDIO 864 Hurontario St. Collingwood, ON

Looking for private studio training in Collingwood or in-home personal training in the South Georgian Bay area area, including Wasaga Beach, the Blue Mountains or Clearview? We’ve got you covered! 

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We’ve been training clients in Toronto since 2006 and we’re pretty excited to now be serving Hamilton also. Though we work with clients of all ages and fitness levels, we specialize in in-home and virtual training for older adults and those with special or unique needs. Click below to learn more!



The exact same process, results, trainers and (awesome) experience as our in-person training options, but delivered virtually via videoconference. Available to clients across Canada and beyond. All you need is a screen (laptop or tablet), Internet connection and a small amount of space – we’ll take care of the rest!

ready to get started? So are we!