virtual personal training

Delivered live online via videoconference, our live virtual workouts offer are fully customized, highly-effective and – most importantly – safe. They’re also fun (most of the time!) and super rewarding.

Personal Training Virtual Toronto

premium In Home In Studio Virtual personal training

welcome to nielsen fitness

Whether your goal is to lose fat, build muscle, improve your mood/health/mobility – or simply live in a body that’s free of pain and discomfort, we’d be honoured to help you achieve it (and so much more) – in the comfort, safety and convenience of your home, cottage or condo.

Though we train clients of all ages and fitness levels, we specialize in working with adults 50+ and those with special or unique needs (chronic pain, injury rehab, etc.)

The virtual experience is exactly the same as our in-person training, except you connect online with your trainer virtually. It is a great online option for those who travel, live outside our service areas, or simply prefer remote access.

SAFE, friendly
& convenient

ready to get started? so are we!


We offer two levels of service: Express (40-minute sessions) and Platinum (60-minute sessions + extra perks). Rates begin at $60/session (Express) and go up from there depending on the level of service you choose, how many sessions you purchase at once and how often you train. We don’t post it here simply to avoid confusion – but you will receive a full price sheet after your free first workout. No secrets or surprises!


One of the things that sets us apart from other personal training services is our unique process, which we’ve honed over the course of more than 17 years in business. Here’s an overview of how it works and what you can expect:



You will meet virtually with one of our managers (Poul, Andre or Audrey) who will ask you some questions, walk you through a physical assessment, and discuss both your goals and your options as it relates to service level and pricing/packages. If you’re a ‘yes’ right away, we’ll get you to fill out some onboarding forms at that time – and then set you up with one of our fantastic trainers. If you’re not quite ready or want to think about it, we will leave you with all the info you need to make an informed decision on your own time.



You will receive everything you need for your workout – including your link to join – via email.

All you have to do is click through at your designated time, ready to work and have some fun. Behind the scenes we’ll be collaborating closely to ensure you’re on-track, making progress and avoiding plateaus.



We will re-assess you at designated intervals (to be determined together when you sign up to work with us). When the time comes, a manager will attend one of your sessions with your trainer (after arranging it with you first), to measure your progress, and – no doubt – celebrate the results. 

At this meeting, you’ll revisit your goals and perhaps set new ones, and the cycle begins again.

ready to get started? so are we!

Since starting with Nielsen Fitness three years ago, I’ve lost 25 pounds of fat, gained lean muscle, and am now in the best shape of my life. Having routines that are varied and challenging keep it fresh, and the quarterly assessments provide proof of progress.

Barry N.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Poul and the team at Nielsen Fitness. If you’re looking for honesty, integrity and a long-term partner with your physical health, give them a call.

Rob H.

I started with Nielsen Fitness a few years ago, wanting to work on balance, flexibility and strength after hitting the big ‘5-0’. As a busy professional and have never found time for the gym, but the formula at Nielsen is fantastic, combining the convenience of in-home workouts with awesome trainers.

Heather E.

When I first approached Nielsen Fitness, I was hesitant as I had bad experiences with other gyms and trainers before – but from the first meeting with Poul I realised I had no reason to be. He listened to my fears and asked all the right questions. Before I knew it, I was seeing changes in not only my posture, but my overall health.

L. Murphy

We started with Nielsen Fitness seven years ago and have been happy, healthier customers ever since. Our strength and fitness level has improved tremendously. We highly recommend the service to anyone looking to improve their general well-being or trying to meet specific fitness targets.

Dan M.


Virtual personal training is almost exactly the same as our other offerings except that we connect via a screen instead of in person. It was born out of necessity in the pandemic, but we found it works surprisingly well and some people prefer it.

Although we won’t be in the same space as you, our personal trainers are physically present over video conferencing software – fully attentive to guide you safely and effectively through a customize exercise program. 

Our clients also love the human connection and interaction of connecting live – so much better than a pre-recorded video or streamed group class. 

Every workout is completely customized for you and different from the last to keep things challenging and fun. 

Finally, we are committed to ensuring your workouts are effective and safe – which is a big and important one, especially if you’re over 50 or have special or unique needs. You don’t get that with a recording.

Nope! All you need is a 6’ x 6’ space and a laptop, tablet (or phone, in a pinch).

A good workout is based on effective design, not expensive exercise equipment. Whether you have a full gym or nothing but an exercise mat, we’ll teach you how to use what you’ve got to achieve results. 

We can also recommend some small and inexpensive exercise tools if you’re interested!

Typically our clients train with us 2 or 3 times per week, though some clients train once. We can certainly make a recommendation at your initial consultation based on your goals, timeline and budget. 

Yes! If you’re not 100% fully satisfied with your experience after three weeks we will return every dime of your investment – no questions asked. 

There is strength in numbers – a partner can be a great motivator, and almost always makes for an extra-fun workout.

You can absolutely train with another person virtually, either in the same location or in different locations. Contact us for more info!

Yes. We’ll walk you through all the options at your free consultation and first workout!

First of all, it’s important to note that we have incredibly high standards for our trainers – nobody makes the cut unless they are excellent, kind and know their stuff inside-out and backwards.

That said, if for any reason you aren’t satisfied with your trainer – or don’t feel they’re a fit for you – all you have to do is reach out [to our client success manager] and we’ll make it right. No questions asked.

That’s the goal! We will match you up with one of our (excellent!) trainers based on your goals and needs and they will be your primary trainer. Sometimes you will also have a secondary trainer – for example, if you’re training multiple times per week. 

No – this is one of the best things about training. No two workouts will ever be the same. You can expect every single one to be dynamic, fun and a challenge – in the best possible way. 

If you are in Toronto, Hamilton, London, or Collingwood, you can also work with us from the comfort of your own home, or in one of our private personal training studios.

We can work with you wherever you are in the world. And we are in the Eastern Timezone (New York & Toronto) – train clients seven days a week, from 5am to 11pm ET, which covers virtually any timezone globally. 

Ready to get started? So are we!

learn more about the team

There are many things that set us apart from the competition, but the most important one is our trainers. We select (and further train) only the best of the best. Our team is a kind and dedicated bunch and, most importantly, every single member has a strong understanding of exercise physiology, injury prevention and biomechanics. This is how we ensure your workouts are not only effective but safe and smart too. 


Other Ways to Work WIth Us

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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? We’ve got you covered! 

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