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Personal Training

Personal training is more than exercise; together with your trainer, you examine all aspects of your lifestyle to make sure that you are getting the most out of the time you dedicate to fitness. Along with your gym membership, personal training is one of the most valuable investments you can make in your long-term health and vitality.

Sessions are generally 60 minutes. During the time with your personal trainer, your trainer will develop a customized fitness program that will focus on your personal fitness goals. Training sessions will emphasize proper form, technique, and nutritional requirements.

Personal training is beneficial for:

  • athletes looking to improve their performance
  • pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation
  • weight loss
  • osteoporosis
  • injury prevention
  • pre- and post-natal care
  • seniors looking to maintain bone density and strength
  • peri-menopause and menopause care

Meet Our Personal Trainers
About Jen Hicks
Jen is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer, a Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness instructor (TPI-Carleton Place Personal Trainer Jen HicksCGFI), HLPF level 2 instructor, and Heart Wise Exercise certified trainer.

Her specialties include hypopressive method training, rehabilitation, osteoporosis prevention and management, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching. She organizes and runs our popular high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and boot camp programs. Her reputation as being an expert in her field is known throughout the medical and fitness communities.

About Mike Dier
Mike is a certified Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Brock University and works as an athletic therapist/trainer within the Central Canada Hockey League. Mike also holds Heart Wise Exercise and Bone Fit Exercise certifications.

Through his focus on athletic training, Mike developed expertise in sport-specific training, exercise rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation, and concussion rehabilitation. His clinical experience spans a variety of populations, including individuals living with chronic pain, a mental health diagnoses, acquired brain injuries, and orthopedic injuries. His training approach helps improve issues with gait, balance, flexibility, agility, muscular conditioning, muscular activation, and nutrition.

Mike also works with sedentary individuals wanting to make lifestyle changes and improve functional fitness. His individualized approached to training and exercise is adaptive to the specific needs and goals of his clients.

About Steve Sharp
Steve’s philosophy is simply that fitness is the easiest way to make you feel happy and healthy.

In his past work as a high school principal, Steve initiated strength and conditioning programs at three area high schools to encourage students to take an active Carleton Place Personal Trainer Steve Sharprole in their health. In addition to his work in education, Steve recently earned his Personal Training Specialist (PTS) designation. Steve is well prepared, passionate, easy going, and informative. His approach to fitness training puts people at ease as they move forward in their fitness journey.

The key to each client’s personal journey to a more active lifestyle is consistency. For people to commit to regular workouts and stay active fitness has to be enjoyable. To be enjoyable, individuals need to participate in activities in a supportive environment and have measurable results. To see results, people need to come to their workouts with a plan. Steve works to create individual plans to track progress, keep activities fresh, and efficiently utilize his client’s available workout time.

About Nicole Wray
Nicole is a natural athlete who is passionate about helping people explore the joys of physical activity. She loves teaching others about the benefits of Carleton Place Personal Trainer Nicole Wrayexercise, and believes that a balanced lifestyle is imperative for becoming the best version of ourselves.

She underscores her abilities with a Masters’ degree in Sport Psychology (in-progress), where she is currently researching the connections between learning and meaningful experiences and how to optimize human performance. Nicole completed her undergraduate education in human kinetics at the University of Ottawa, where she graduated with high distinction.

Her work at sport-performance training leader Fitquest and Heritage Fitness has earned her extensive experience with competitive athletes of all ages, as well as exposure to clients of various ages and abilities.

Nicole strives to help her clients continuously improve their levels of fitness and performance, whether it be for sport or for life. She approaches each case on an individualized basis, and seeks to develop an understanding relationship with her clients. She follows a science-based methodology towards personal training, performance coaching, and rehabilitation goals; offering periodized programming that integrates all facets of our energy and neuromuscular systems. Nicole hopes to encourage everyone around her that physical activity can provide many positive benefits to life, regardless of their starting point.

About Sam Cooper
Sam Cooper was born and raised in Carleton Place. After graduating from Carleton Place High School, he completed 3 years of a Kinesiology (BSc) degree at Dalhousie University before receiving early acceptance to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. Carleton Place Personal Trainer Sam CooperHe earned his doctorate from CMCC while making the Dean’s list and receiving clinic honors. Sam holds certification in concussion management, strength & conditioning, and First Aid/CPR.

Personal training clients benefit from Sam’s chiropractic and kinesiology education. His science-based approach to health and wellness allows him to work effectively with a wide range of clients, from sedentary to high-level athletes. Sam also provides rehabilitation training to individuals following injury and/or surgery. Whether you are an athlete training for competition, rehabilitating from an injury, or new to fitness altogether, Sam will provide a customized training program that will help you accomplish your fitness and lifestyle goals.

Don’t settle for just any Carleton Place personal training program. Individuals of all ages and fitness levels rely on the experience of our training of our team. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our personal trainers in Carleton Place.