Here’s what my clients have to say…
Barbara – Personal Training Client
After suffering a shoulder injury in a bicycle accident fifteen years ago I was left with a chronic rotator cuff tendonopathy. Chiropractors and physiotherapists helped but the pain always returned. I tried to stay active with hiking, yoga and Gyrotonics.
For the past three months I’ve been working out with Gillian to improve my overall strength and fitness. Not only am I stronger, but my shoulder pain has disappeared. Gillian is extremely knowledgeable, supportive and motivating. She has created smart and effective routines for me that allow me to build strength safely.
I would highly recommend Gillian to anyone looking for an experienced, professional trainer.
Natalie – Online Personal Training Client
When I first reached out to Gillian I had been back to work from maternity leave for 10 months and felt like life was somewhat consistent. I was tired and kept saying that I used to workout but didn’t have time. I needed and wanted to get back to the gym and lose the last of my baby weight but I didn’t see how it was possible time wise. Prior to having my son I was a cardio/class junkie and I had been doing the odd gym group class throughout the workweek. I had the expectation that if I wanted to lose weight I had to log long hours at the gym something I did not have.
Gillian helped me unpack my goals and truly examine what I was willing to do to make these goals achievable. If I wanted to lose weight and get stronger what was I doing daily in manageable junks to make this happen (this didn’t seem key when we were talking about it but trust me it is!). Gillian provided me with manageable works outs that were specific and fit with my life/equipment – adjusting for workouts that fit at home, my work gym, and/or the YMCA gym. Getting my workouts for the week became exciting – what was Gillian going to have me do. If I knew I was going away and needed a workout without weights she created one. And each program came with links to videos so I knew exactly what the exercise was and how to do it and if I had any questions about technique she was an email/text away.
So where am I today 6 months into training with Gillian? Well today I did 8 UNASSISSTED chin-ups and finished off the 18 reps that Gillian prescribed in two more sets (three sets in total). When we started I could only jump up into a chin up and hang on for dear life. I now use equipment at the gym that I never knew was there and two weeks ago I began using the large plates 45’s! I never thought I would use the large plates but Gillian created a program that helped me build strength and overtime I found myself doing workouts that are down right epic. I can honestly say I am happy about my body, I love my arms, and I feel so strong. More importantly I have an outlet to combat life, which is stressful. I remember feeling like I was selfish for wanting to pay money on training and spend time focusing on myself but it’s the total opposite. Training with Gillian is an investment in my future and myself.
Even though I have never workout out in person with Gillian when I am working out I can imagine what she would tell me if she were spotting me. I have always felt confident that she has asked me to do something that is within my ability because of our feedback sessions. The workouts she plans manageable and varied. No one wants to feel like they’re doing the same workout each week– Gillian was awesome with this. When I reach a new goal or get my five workouts in for the week (which is my goal) I am excited to tell Gillian. And if for some reasons I didn’t get the workouts in I know that the focus is not to dwell on why I didn’t but to figure out a plan to combat how I can hit 5 again.
Thank you Gillian I cannot thank you enough – only wish I lived in Toronto so I could workout in person with you!
Carsten – One-on-One Personal Training
I have been working out under Gillian’s expert guidance for approximately ten months now (and I have no intention of stopping!). I had never previously managed to establish and maintain a sensible, suitable exercise routine. This time is different! My goals are to build strength and increase my overall physical capability — mostly to counteract the negative effects of a life of sitting too much. Gillian has been knowledgeable, patient and flexible in terms of timing and location. She plans ahead and keeps things “interesting” with new exercises and different configurations. We have also managed to do all of this with minimal equipment, either at my house or in municipal parks. I’ve seen great results already, and I feel like I only just got started! I cannot recommend Gillian highly enough if you’re looking for a trainer in Toronto.