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10 Top Tips From Trainers

Expert Health and Fitness Tips from Trainers While getting fit is one of the most common goals and New Year’s Resolutions, many people fail because the goal feels too big. Instead, we suggest you break your bigger goal down into smaller actionable steps that will move you towards it – and our trainers are here to provide some inspiration for […]

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5 Things to Check Before Hiring a Trainer

How to Find a Fitness Trainer If you’ve been searching online for a personal trainer, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of options. Maybe you’ve even plugged the phrase “how to find a personal trainer” into Google, only to be left feeling more confused than when you started.At Nielsen Fitness, we understand how overwhelming it can be to […]

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How to Keep your Heart Healthy

How to prevent heart disease Exercise and a healthy diet are critical factors for heart health. But what exactly should you be doing in these areas to ensure your ticker keeps on ticking? We’re so glad you asked – read on below for some practical exercise and dietary tips for heart health. EXERCISE Regular physical activity can help prevent heart […]

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The Importance of Functionality

What is Functionality? Do you want to maintain your ability to play with your kids or grandkids as time goes on? Do you love the idea of being able to pick up a game of rugby any time you want? Are you looking for ways to age gracefully and maintain an agile and healthy body that allows you to do […]

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Comparing Virtual and In-Home Personal Training

What is the difference between Virtual and In-home personal training? The Similarities Between In-Home and Online Personal Training First off, all of our trainers are screened and vetted. We take great pride in knowing we hire some of the best trainers in the industry. They all have a passion for fitness and truly care about you and your success. You […]

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Personal Training Gift Card Offer

The season is upon us – it’s time to start thinking about holiday gift-giving.  This year, instead of another sweater or box of chocolates, why not give your loved one(s) a gift that lasts a lifetime.What’s that you ask?  The gift of fitness, of course.  The holidays can be a great opportunity to introduce someone to the benefits of in-home […]

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What Is The Real Cost of Inactivity?

Why is Exercising So Important? The Government of Canada recommends that all adults achieve about 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. However, Statistics Canada notes that only about 16% of adults achieve this recommended amount. And it makes sense if you consider the fact that we spend more time than ever on screens, move less than […]

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Meet Simmie

Simmie Trainer Toronto

Growing up, Simmie always played sports at school, then they later grew an interest in body building as well. That love for fitness and health continued over the years, and Simmie pursued an education in personal training and vegan health coaching to improve the health and fitness of others. Simmie has enjoyed creating safe spaces where clients can feel free to be themselves and work towards their personal goals. Simmie looks forward to training more transgender and non-binary individuals and helping them to achieve their health and fitness goals as well.

 

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Meet Ronaldo

Ronaldo Trainer Toronto

Ronaldo became interested in fitness in college where he participated in team sports and began achieving his fitness goals. This led him to pursue his Fitness and Health diploma, so he could help others do the same. Ronaldo loves working with people who have clear goals and are willing to work for them – no matter how big or small. Recently he helped a client develop the strength to do push-ups for the first time in their life! Ronaldo plans to continue in the field of fitness for many years to come, perhaps studying nutrition in the future, all with the goal of helping as many people as possible.

 

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Andre

Andre

Andre is Nielsen Fitness’ Hiring and Regional Manager as well as one of our awesome trainers! He is a semi-professional soccer player with a degree in Kinesiology as well as a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. Andre is also a Certified Personal Training Specialist and Fitness Instructor Specialist. Andre enjoys working with all types of clients, from beginner to advanced.  He believes in variety and that no to workouts should be the same. Andre has experience participating in various types of fitness, ranging from numerous sports to yoga and mixed martial arts. He incorporates a little bit from each field into his own workouts and his clients’ sessions as well.

 

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Meet AUDREY

fitness trainer Toronto

Audrey is Nielsen Fitness’ Client Success Manager and she’s such an invaluable part of our team! She also works hard as a Nielsen Fitness personal trainer. She’s been interested in health and fitness since she started cross country running at 8 years old and has never looked back.  Audrey has an Honours BA in Kinesiology and is a Certified Personal Training Specialist.  She has completed other certifications including Level I Theory from the National Coaching Certificate Program and Upper & Lower Body Exercise Muscle Testing. Audrey believes that anyone can reach their goals if they commit to regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

 

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Meet Matt

Matt

Matt began weight training when he was just 15 years old. He later decided to pursue his passion by studying Fitness and Health and thereafter earned his degree in Kinesiology. He was overjoyed when he helped a Nielsen Fitness client get into shape before a total knee replacement surgery and build strength after the surgery. This client’s operated knee grew to be equal with the unoperated knee, and now they continue with a healthy lifestyle while being in their 70’s! Matt’s future goals include pursuing a Master’s in Kinesiology to have a role in changing the fitness industry for the better and helping to spread the correct knowledge and information to those who don’t have access to it.

 

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Meet Evian

Evian

Evian graduated with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. His passion for physical prowess and health has led him to try a multitude of disciplines including: calisthenics, bodybuilding, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and boxing. Evian believes in using and strengthening your body in as many ways as possible to be one of the key elements for longevity and strength. Working with Evian, you can expect a professional yet enjoyable environment as well as someone who can help you achieve the fitness goals you once thought were impossible. 

 

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Meet Laura

Personal Training Toronto

Laura would always do research on exercises and physiology, so she decided to turn that passion into her career. She’s enjoyed helping clients lose inches and pounds as well as improving their physical endurance. Laura enjoys working with clients who are determined to be consistent and understands that fitness is a marathon and not a sprint. She recommends her clients to find the type of movements or workout that they enjoy the most, and this will make it a lot easier to stay consistent. Laura looks forward to being a positive and impactful force in the community.

 

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Meet Brandon

Personal Training Toronto

As an athlete, Brandon’s passion for health and fitness has been lifelong and included a career as a professional football player. Now, he works as a certified personal trainer and enjoys helping his clients reach their long-term health and fitness goals. Brandon believes that fitness is for everyone and enjoys working with Nielsen Fitness because of their in-home and virtual workouts. He encourages his clients to focus on rest and recovery just as much as training, since this leads to sustainable results instead of short-term progress. Brandon looks forward to training more clients, especially those who are looking to gain strength, build muscle and increase their athleticism.  

 

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Meet Virginia

Personal Training Toronto

Virginia stepped into the gym for the first time over 10 years ago and immediately fell in love with the weight room, and she decided to make her passion for fitness her job so that she could help others feel good about their bodies too. She has a plethora of fitness and health education including certifications in bodybuilding, personal training and personal training specialist, and every year she enrolls in new fitness courses to expand her education. Virginia especially likes working with clients who want to reach their goals and are willing to work for them, regardless of their age.

 

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Meet poul

Personal Training Toronto

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. 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!)

 

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