The greatest wealth is health

Hi and welcome! 

First of all, thanks for stopping in to see what Nielsen Fitness is all about.  My name is Poul Nielsen, and I own and operate Nielsen Fitness. I invite you to read more about Nielsen Fitness, beginning with our philosophy.

We believe a strong, healthy, balanced body is the key to living well. And we can help you achieve your fitness goals by bringing the workout to you Virtually, available to anyone in the world. We also provide in-home personal training in Toronto, and other cities including Ashburn.

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 and a second-to-none team of the Canada’s best Personal Trainers – scroll down to meet my 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. Learn more about virtual personal training– here.

Let us help you get into the best shape of your life!

Yours in great health,

Poul Nielsen

How We're Different

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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 15 years and is the reason our clients see such tremendous success.

Read on below to meet our team (not a meathead in the bunch!). 

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Meet The Founder

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Poul began his career as a personal trainer in 2000, after completing the Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program George Brown College. He started Nielsen Fitness in 2006 and the rest, as they say, is history. What was once a one-man show is now a thriving business with hundreds of clients and dozens of trainers. 

Poul is focused on continuing education and is constantly working to expand and share his knowledge of both fitness and business. In addition to running his own personal training certification program, he also teaches at George Brown College.

Poul spent many years competing in strength athletics, including the Ontario Strongman circuit. Today he exercises for health and long-term sustainability by working out regularly with his Nielsen Fitness personal trainer (even trainers need a trainer!) 

In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his young family. He takes every opportunity he can to get outside – whether that means kayaking at the cottage or riding his bike in the city. 

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Poul with Managers Audrey (left) and Andre (right)
Our (Awesome) Team

Meet Miguel

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Miguel began his fitness journey during high school when he began weight training as a hobby. However, what initially started out as a hobby turned into his lifelong passion. Miguel uses his education from his degree in kinesiology, and his personal training certification to educate and guide people through their own fitness journeys.

He loves to see his clients passionate and motivated to improve their fitness level and he appreciates the notable experience of helping one client to dramatically improve their lifts over time. Miguel’s personal fitness goals include improving his body weight, calisthenic skills such as the front lever, the handstand, the plache and the one arm chin up. He also aims to become a kinesiologist in the future to improve the movement performance, prevent injury and aid in rehabilitation for his clients.