Group trainers

FRANCIS MARTINEAU

Weight-lifting trainer

Francis received his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Montreal in 2015 and completed a PNCE training in weightlifting Level 1. He is currently in the process of obtaining the CSCS certification from the National Strengthand Conditioning Association. His studies and trainings provide him with the right tools and knowledge to interact with different types of clients.

 

In addition to his academic background, Francis enjoys many sports, including powerlifting, in which he learned various lifting techniques and strength training based on individual differences.

 

Francis is passionate about sports and fitness, and his experience in personal and professional training in gyms makes him a great asset to the SWET team.

 

Certifications :

PNCE training in weightlifting Level 1

Bachelor of Kinesiology

CSCS® – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Master’s degree in Kinesiology (in progress since 2017)

MARIE-LAURE DUFOUR

Kinesiologist Trainer

Marie-Laure has a degree in Kinesiology and started her master’s degree in 2016.

 

She completed specialized internships in cardiac rehabilitation and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injury or chronic pain. Marie-Laure has 4 years of experience in personal and group training, and in private nutrition/healthy lifestyle consultation.

 

She’s a former gymnast and has been coaching gymnastics for 10 years.

She has participated in three marathons, two half-marathons and an Olympic triathlon.

 

Certifications :

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Specialized Internships in cardiac rehabilitation and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injury or chronic pain

Master’s degree in Kinesiology (in progress since 2016)

MELANIE KIS

Group Fitness Instructor and Virtual Fitness Coach

Melanie has been inspiring women and men for the last 3 years to reach their full health and nutritional potential virtually. Winner of Team Beachbody cup in 2014, she expands her skills in the fitness industry.

 

Certified as a group fitness instructor, Melanie teaches you to dig deeper with Insanity LIVE classes, stretch and strengthen your body to Piyo LIVE and creating positive energy to power through a variety of full-body strength training, cardio drills, and core work with P90XLIVE.

 

2 X half marathon runner, 10 KM runner and avid Spartan Racer Melanie is always looking for her next challenge and ready to share and inspire others to reach their full health potential and stepping out of their comfort zone.

 

Certifications:
Certified Spinning® Instructor
Certified Physical Fitness Instructor

NATASHA BERNIER

Trainer

Martha Graham once said that great dancers are not great because of their technique, but rather that they are great because of their passion for dance. Natasha has been dancing since the age of 3. Trained as a contemporary dancer, she managed her own dance troupe for five years where she was a dancer, teacher and choreographer.

 

Wanting to improve her technique and broaden her portfolio, Natasha took a break from the Contemporary/Modern Dance genre and turned to Hip-Hop. Confident with several different showcases and New York-based dance workshops under her belt, Natasha applied and was accepted to the prestigious Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She graduated from the 6-month program with honours.

 

Increasingly passionate about health and fitness, Natasha became a certified personal trainer in 2015 and is currently implementing her Newbodyart introductory class concept, which showcases a dancer’s approach to the fitness world.

NOHA GOMAA

Yoga Teacher

Noha has almost always been interested in fitness, playing a wide variety of sports. Today, she is focused on jogging and swimming. She has always believed in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Working daily in a fast-paced environment, she turned to yoga to release stress and improve her flexibility. She quickly discovered the spiritual and physical benefits of practicing yoga on a regular basis. She has now been practicing since 2010. Her love for yoga and wellbeing kept on growing, and she finally decided to commit to a 250-hour yoga training in 2015. She graduated from the yoga teaching program at Luna Yoga in 2016, under the supervision of Jennifer Maagendans, Frances Vicente and Bram Levinson. She has been teaching since 2016 and is delighted to share her knowledge, experience and passion for yoga. Noha’s training and experience come from Yoga Vinyasa, inspired by Jivamukti Yoga.

 

Her classes are refreshing and energetic, combining breathing and movement, and focusing on posture, flexibility and muscular strength, while being transported by a wide range of music. Her love of teaching and yoga keeps growing from the inspiration she sees in her students and teachers.

 

Certifications:

Yoga Luna Faculty Development

KASSEM YOUNES

Boxing Coach

A taekwondo athlete since 2001, Kassem got his black belt certification in 2009 and has been teaching martial arts since 2010. He has practiced judo, taekwondo, kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. Kassem has also helped many athletes become Canadian champions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHEL NIMPGARITSE

Boxing/kickboxing coach (group and private)

I took my very first Karate class when I was 12 years old. A few years later, I learned about this new combat sport called mixed martial arts, and in 2013, I started training full time at the renowned Tristar Gym and I did my very first amateur fight the next year. In my record, I now have close to 30 fights and a few grappling competitions. I am competing and training in these disciplines simultaneously. I am dedicated to this sport and lifestyle and have done competing for my career. Between my training throughout the week, I’m happy to come and share my passion here at Swet gym. My intense workouts promote both good physical and mental health. While discovering the various fighting styles within mixed martial arts we are also having fun and learning self-defense techniques. Everybody is welcome!

 

Achievements:

Imperium cup champion 2017 (Olympic boxing)

2-time gold medalist in Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Blue Belt under     Firas Zahabi (black belt)

Muay Thai tournament champion (Nuit des titans 2)

Heroes Combat League Bantamweight champion (MMA)

TANJA SENICA

Group and Private Fitness Trainer, Karate, Spinning

For Tanja, sport is not simply a physical activity but rather a lifestyle she loves deeply. Having a 2nd Dan Black Belt in karate, she is also passionate about many other sports activities such as running, weight lifting, dancing, and winter sports, not to mention the bike that she sometimes pedals as far as to Mont Tremblant. Working out between 10 and 15+ hours per week, she decided to share her know how and motivation with others who want to know and do more.

Tanja is certified in spinning and group muscle courses as well as individual training. In addition, she has extensive knowledge of nutrition which she is happy to share.

 

Certifications:

Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Certified Spinning® Instructor

2nd Dan black belt in karate

 

 

LENTZ-EDOUARD LUNDY

Boxing coach

Lentz has over 6 years of boxing experience. He completed more than 70 fights.

 

 

Achievements:

2012 Quebec Silver Gloves Champion

2013 Provincial Champion

2014 Canadian Golden Gloves Champion

2014 Adidas Cup Champion

2015 Imperium Cup Champion

2016 Quebec Golden Gloves Champion

 

 

CHARLES DESROSIERS-GAGNON

Kinesiologist Trainer

Currently at my third year in kinesiology of the University of Montreal since 2016. He’s a holder of a training level 1 PNCE in athletic and in Olympic lifting with Kendrick Farris, Pan-American champion in 2010.

 

 

Charles practises athletics for more than 10 years. This sport allowed him to acquire a vast knowledge in running techniques, both sprint and long distance, in strength training as well in injury prevention in sports.

 

 

Certifications :

Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology (expected completion 2019)

Training in Olympic lifting (2014)

Level 1 PNCE with Athletic Canada (2011)

AROUA BEN MOHAMED

Trainer

Aroua is a former gymnast and aerobics enthusiast, passionate about music and dance from an early age. Combining her different passions, she decides to become a Zumba instructor in 2013 after falling completely in love with this aerobics style where each class is a party.

 

 

 

 

Private and semi-private trainers

MARIE-LAURE

CHARLES

TANJA

MICHEL