ALEX DI STEFANO
My health & fitness journey started at a very young age. I have always been exceedingly passionate about sports; excelling in baseball, hockey and track & field. As a kid, sports & physical activity was what I lived for. As I grew older I truly discovered my passion for exercise and becoming the best that I could possibly be. I decided to continue my education in fitness, and in 2011 I got certified as a Personal Trainer so that I could help change people’s lives every day! My philosophy has been to continuously educate myself and my clients so that I can provide my clients with the motivation and support system to achieve the quality of life that they deserve. My main focus is to come up with long term plans to help people of all ages and fitness levels achieve their goals through proper exercise and nutrition. With a variety of training methods to accommodate every individual’s needs, you can be sure to expect fun, effective and challenging workouts every time you step into the gym!
Most of my teenage life I was inactive and quite overweight, so at the age of 16 I decided it was time to
make a change! I didn’t look for guidance at the time, I moved forward armed only with my will power
and determination. During my journey, I lost weight, gained weight, lost weight and gained weight
again….. I’ve come to realize that it is a very common pattern for many people looking to lose weight
and lead a healthy lifestyle. Over time, I learned that my failures were learning opportunities that I
could use to refine my strategies to achieving my goals. Since I’ve started my journey, I have lost 45lbs
of fat, and gained 40lbs of muscle. I unfortunately also had to learn how to deal with training injuries,
like many people do while training without proper guidance. That’s how I came to realize that I wanted
to study physiotherapy. I am now studying at McGill in Physiotherapy after having first completed a year
of Kinesiology, with the goal of wanting to help people regain mobility and become free from pain, so
that they may discover the full potential of what they can achieve.
I love helping people find solutions to their physical limitations, as well as helping people find strength
they never knew they had. True satisfaction for me comes from the happiness I see in my clients when
they succeed, as well as their determination and the trust they have in me when they aren`t succeeding
as much as they`d like to.
My long standing interest in food, health and sport finally drove me to change careers from engineering to dietetics. I returned to university after having my 3 children and acquired my B.Sc. in Nutrition, became a Professional Dietitian, and have since run my own practice. However helping people with medical nutrition therapy is only half of the solution so I had to find a way to factor in fitness. As a masters athlete still competing at a national and world level I also train regularly and decided to put that experience to good use and become a personal trainer.
I love what I do, I feel very lucky to be able help and motivate people in both fitness and nutrition, it makes so much sense to me to combine these fields and I personally practice what I teach every day. Please allow me to share this with you; it will make a difference in your life too.Book Now
From a young age I was quite involved in sports. I started playing soccer at the age of 8 and eventually played at the collegiate level. While I had a great admiration for sports and their benefits, as I grew older, I started developing a greater interest for the over all well being of my family and others. This led me into the healthcare domain where I obtained a BSc. In Pharmacology from McGill University. I then worked at the Montreal Neurological Institute/Hospital as a Clinical Research Coordinator. However, I wanted to make a greater impact on the over all well being of people, a more preventative approach, so I got certified as a personal trainer. I am now looking to do my Master’s in Physiotherapy.
My experience over the years has transitioned from sport-specific training to bodybuilding/body recomposition(weight loss) training. And currently, I am experimenting with powerlifting and calisthenics.
My goal is to help improve the quality of life and overall well being of my clients, while leaving a smile on their faces. This can either be done by giving you the necessary knowledge needed to achieve your goals or being that motivating force that allows you to overcome and surpass any obstacles. Together, we can reach your goals one smile at a time!Book Now
My love for fitness started just down the road at John Rennie’s Sport-Études program where Jim Webster’s Hockey Academy taught me to work hard, stay hungry, and believe in myself. My passion for hockey took me to the States where I played for three years at a New England prep school before joining the infamous Hamilton College Club Hockey program (Go Continentals!). I eventually moved back to Montreal and developed new passions for resistance training and positive psychology. Now I devote each day to studying the principles of effective exercise and practicing the art of positive thinking.
I believe that working towards a fitness goal is the best investment we can make for our happiness. Whatever our life goals may be, having a vigorous mind and body supercharges our progress. That’s why I became a personal trainer. I want to help people realize their dreams by improving their physical health and overall wellness. By maintaining growth and mastery mindsets, we can achieve more than we ever thought possible!Book Now
Edit has earned multiple personal training and coaching certifications to better fulfill her passion in helping people of all ages and experience levels reach their health and fitness goals. Edit has used her knowledge and discipline to become a high performance athlete later in life. She has competed in masters bodybuilding competitions and both national and world level kayak canoe competitions! Add to that years of experience coaching athletes and non-athletes alike. Edit is excited to help you reach your health and fitness goals!Book Now