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Forest City Personal Trainer

Looking to start Personal Training at Forest City Fitness, here is what you can expect:

  • Detailed initial consultation – get to know you and your lifestyle, eating habits, exercise habits and goals in detail
  • Complete fitness, health and performance assessments
  • Design a complete fitness plan based on your needs
  • MOTIVATION
  • Adjust and measure progress to keep track of performance
  • Lifestyle and Habit Management 

For a detailed overview of our Personal Training Options: Contact Us and start the journey to the body you’ve always wanted with London’s best fitness club, Forest City Fitness.

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Randi Dias

Manager

Everything about Randi screams passion!  From her constant need to learn and do better, to her peerless and unrivalled approach to client-trainer relations.  Randi is a finite example of refined talent.

A mother of two and master-multi-tasker, Randi defies the odds when it comes to her passion for fitness and seeing others succeed.

“Bring it on!” she says. “I thrive in an environment that is busy. I love a challenge.  The truth is, the more obstacles I have, the more obstacles I have to overcome and learn from! It’s all in how you look at things.  Change your mindset, and you will change your life.”

Randi has been in the fitness industry the majority of her life and has experienced many different forms of training. Starting out with Figure Skating at the young age of 5, she quickly moved into the competitive scene at 8 years old.  Later she competed at the National and International level in single and pair skating.

In high school, Randi became a National Cross Country competitor, and loved every aspect of the experience.  From the strict training schedule, to the unquestionably supportive running community London has to offer.

Her experience within the fitness community has been a great asset to managing Forest City Fitness.

Be sure to stop by the office to ask Randi to share her perspective about training, nutrition, and of course, how to turn a negative day into one that is positive!

One thing is for sure, you can expect to be greeted at FCF with her big smile, and her dedication towards watching you succeed inside and outside of Forest City Fitness!

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Arden Lawson

Customer Service Manager

I began working out in high school and fell in love with the way lifting weights made me feel. I have been training for over eight years now and have transformed not only my body but my entire life through my fitness journey. The gym has become the place where I have my “me time” and work off any negative energy that builds up throughout the day. I am also passionate about getting my friends and family into the gym so that they can enjoy it as much as I do!

I know how it feels to be a beginner in the gym and trying to sort through a ton of information about fitness online. From what exercises you should be doing to what you should be eating, it can all be so overwhelming. I love answering questions about my workouts/lifestyle, as well as learning about what other people like to do in the gym. Everyone will respond differently to a particular training style. The important thing is to find what works for YOU.

I graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2019 with an Honours Specialization in Biochemistry and Pathology. A common theme I noticed throughout my studies is that exercise is a protective factor for most illnesses and many forms of cancer because it improves overall health. I love being surrounded by people daily who also recognize the importance of exercise.

I am excited for the opportunity to help encourage people to improve their lives through fitness!

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Mary Lou Marchant

Personal Trainer

Hi everyone at Forest City Fitness!

I’m excited and happy to be a part of this terrific team and fitness community. My name is Mary Lou Marchant, and I would like to tell you a little about myself. I come from a figure skating background, and have been a full-time coach and choreographer for 45 years.

I have coached and choreographed National and International Medalists and Competitors, choreographed professional skaters, and directed and produced Professional and Amateur Ice Shows. During this time, I have been responsible for the Off-Ice Training for Club, and young Competitive Skaters, as well as Elite National and International Competitive Skaters.

Before that, I skated, and toured professionally with Shipstad’s and Johnson’s Ice Follies. Fitness has always been a part of my lifestyle. Figure Skating, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Water and Snow Skiing, Dance, Ballet.

Certification:

  • Undergrad in Kinesiology
  • Western Conservatory of Music: Associate and Pedagogy Degree
  • Skate Canada: NCCP Level 4 Coach , Certified Canskate Coach:
  • Coach Dashboard Status: In Compliance
  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED
  • IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • IFA Certified Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Pound Pro International Certified Pound Pro Instructor
  • Backcheck: Clear:

Fun Fact: I am the Mother of seven children, and Grandmother to 5 energetic and athletic Grandchildren. We bond through our love for Fitness, but also enjoy quiet family time in which we catch up on all the excitement in each of our lives.

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Jim Blair

Personal Trainer

My passion for fitness started more than 20 years ago when I joined GoodLife. Like most first-timers, I did not have a plan in place. After years with minimal results, I started adding other activities into my skillset. My first competition was a duathlon. I placed 10th out of 150 athletes: 4th in my age group. This lit the fire for me, and I started winning races not long after. I continued to compete in half marathons, triathlons, OCR’s, MTB races, and orienteering over the years.

My travels lead to living in New Zealand, where I volunteered as a Medical First Responder with St. John Ambulance and spent my free time rock climbing, surfing, snowboarding, running, biking and hiking. This is where I found my love for the mountains which lead to my adventures of climbing Machu Picchu and Mt. Kilimanjaro and several in NZ.

My vast multitude of training knowledge and experience will provide you with the confidence you need to start your transformation. This is my lifestyle. I don’t just talk the talk; I walk the walk. Ask yourself these simple questions:
– Do I suffer from pain and need work on mobility/stability?
– Do I want to train for a particular event?
– Am I looking for longevity and performance?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, let’s get you in for an assessment and get started on your path to better living.

This is how I can help:

  • Canfitpro & ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
  • DTS Exercise Coach Certification
  • DTS Low Back Pain Specialist
  • DTS Conditioning Coach
  • DTS Kettlebell Coach
  • Exercise Therapy Association
  • Hip Programming Specialist
  • Foot Programming Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
  • Rehab-U – Movement & Performance Therapy Level 1
  • Barbell Rehab Certification
  • TRX – Suspension Training Certification
  • NSPA Program Design Certification
  • RockTape Canada – FMT Basic & Advanced Kinesiology Taping Certification
  • CPR/AED

Currently enrolled and soon to be certified in:

  • Rehab-U – Movement & Performance Therapy Level 2
  • DTS Transformation Specialist
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1

If you are ready to take control and achieve the results you’ve not thought possible, don’t hesitate and introduce yourself!

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Kari Blake

Personal Trainer

Transformation is the best word to describe how fitness has positively affected my life, with continuous improvement of mental health through exercise as my primary focus. Think resiliency & mental endurance.  What does this mean?

Many people believe that by losing weight or getting ‘Buff’ is the answer to how to feel happy.  Example: I’ll be happy when I lose 20 pounds .. when I have 6 pack abs or that crazy sexy booty!  Wouldn’t it be great if you could feel happy throughout the process?

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have it all?

Weight training is far more than lifting heavy things up & putting them down.  In actuality, the synchronized workings of the mind and body are what bring true transformation.  Without strengthening the thought processes of the mind, one often finds themselves falling back into undermining patterns that trigger weight gain to return, after working so hard to have lost it.  

As an old school competitive bodybuilder with over 10 years in the fitness industry I bring a great deal of life experience to use weights as ‘Tools’ for managing stress & overcoming adversities.  Lose the stress … Lose the weight! 

Imagine if you will, attaining a place on the National stage as a Figure Competitor at the Age of 50, to not being able to stand unsupported for more than 10 minutes at a time, as a result of an accident. I have personally rehabilitated myself physically & mentally from the darkest of depressions that had me laid up & struggling for 2 years.  

I train both men and women, although the majority of my clients are women looking to learn how to overcome resistant weight gain concerns while developing a completely new level of confidence both inside & outside of the gym. I work well with shy & not so shy Type A personalities looking for performance gains! 

As your Mindset & Performance Coach, you can expect to achieve a Total Body Transformation or just tone & tighten.  Gain strength, improve posture, flexibility and mobility. 

Most of my Clients can expect to lose 3.5 to 4.5 inches overall in their first 30 Days with little to no change in current diet and/or cardio.  (although cardio is important for respiratory health so therefore recommended) * Results via Remote Training included

Rest assured you can achieve your fitness goals regardless of your age or current situation. I would love to support and cheer you on as you reach, and inevitably surpass your goals and ambitions!! Let’s Do This!

My certifications:

  • Certified Personal Trainer Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition
  • Certified BodyFit Trainer
  • Stress & Resiliency
  • Certified Bootcamp Instructor
  • Active Aging Certification
  • Certified Health & Wellness Nutrition Specialist
  • UFE (Ultimate Fitness Events) 2010
  • UFE NATIONALS – 2010
  • OPA (Ontario Physique Association) 2011
  • LIFE in 2021
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Kyle Hayes

Personal Trainer

Kyle is a devoted Coach and Certified Personal Trainer who holds a lifelong passion for fitness and sport. Graduating from Fanshawe College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion in 2019, Kyle is a firm believer in continuous education and personal growth in order to better serve his clients.

In addition to his academic background, Kyle also enjoys equipping himself with as much personal experience as possible. Hailing from a multi-sport background, Kyle has been a National level track and field athlete, a CPF/CPL National Champion in Powerlifting, a WPC World silver medallist in Powerlifting, and a National level bodybuilder working towards a Pro Qualification.

During his 3-year tenure as a trainer, Kyle has been fortunate enough to work with a myriad of clients from all walks of life. Whether it be lifestyle goals, body composition changes, improved strength and conditioning, or simply furthering fitness for the sake of health, Kyle takes pride in guiding clients to goals of all kinds!

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David Leek

Personal Trainer

Dave Leek is a certified strength coach and personal trainer working out of London, Ontario. He has been personal training since 2002. Dave holds a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Fanshawe College where he also worked as the athletic trainer for the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team. Dave has trained in a handful of different settings (corporate gyms, private studios, in-home, ect.) and is now happy to say that he’s part of Forest City Fitness team.

With a strong focus for overall health (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) Dave has a unique way of connecting with people and helping them tap into their true potential not only in the gym but in everyday life as well.

Dave works primarily with 1on1 clients but also provides online coaching, personalized training programs and custom meal planning/nutritional advice.

If you are interested in learning more about Dave, his style of coaching and to find out what his clients are saying about him, check out www.whosyourtrainer.ca or book a consultation with him by emailing to daveleek@whosyourtrainer.ca

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Zev Weisdorf

Personal Trainer

My name is Zev Weisdorf, and I am thrilled to bring my value to you and the team at Forest City Fitness. At this time, I work predominantly with youth athletes. After years in my teens of improperly training in the gym, I help my youth establish pristine fundamentals that will stick for a lifetime. Learning how to get myself back to 100% after a severe knee injury, allows me to teach clientele how to stay fit while staying pain-free.

Being certified with the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a Certified Personal Trainer, I have had the privilege to be named Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Western Ontario Wrestling, I have helped numerous Junior B hockey players, helped 4 OHL athletes, Helped Canadian Junior National Team Baseball Player Drew Lawrence prep for D1 JUCO, I volunteered with the London Jewish Community Centre providing free weekly workouts during COVID-19 Lockdowns.

I graduated from Fanshawe College with a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. I was fortunate enough to help train varsity athletes, Police Foundations Students and Faculty during my Cooperative Education at Fanshawe.

I am currently partnered with Mark Elliott Golf Performance Coaching and The Hockey Studio.

I am open to all clientele, however I specialize in power output optimization and youth. Send me an email at zevsportperformance.com@hotmail.com and check me out on Instagram and Facebook at Zev Sport Performance.

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Daniel Marchant

Class Instructor

Hello, my name is Daniel Marchant.

My interest in weightlifting and fitness started on this very property 20 years ago.  I began running, participating in cross country, and track and field.

My love of fitness has developed into a passion for weight training, playing competitive soccer, and participating in various martial arts training around London.

Our family has always been attracted to a healthy fitness-based lifestyle, which continues today. My 6 siblings and my mom continue to participate in high level athletics, coaching, and personal training. 

I am currently coaching youth and adult athletes (7-18 years old) in Baseball, Hockey and Soccer, ranging from House League to Competitive levels.  I am also in charge of Fitness and SAQ (speed/agility/ quickness) for a local soccer organization, the Southwest London FC.

I am happy to be a part of the Forest City Fitness community and I hope to play a role in helping you to reach your fitness goals and continue to live a healthy lifestyle!

My Certifications:
– IFA International Fitness Association -Personal Trainer and Group fitness instructor
– Coursera – The Science of Training Young Athletes
– MED Making Ethical Decisions
– Respect in Sport
– NCCP Making Head way
– Rowans Law: Concussion Safety
– Canadian Soccer Association Community Coaching Program
– Soccer for life
– Learn to train

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Jessica Ellison

Class Instructor

As a fitness specialist and yoga teacher, I strive to facilitate an environment where all feel welcome and supported in their journey.

Setting the intention to prioritize your health and wellbeing can feel overwhelming at times as you look to navigate what practices will suit your needs. I look forward to connecting so we can work together to create sustainable and healthy movement practices that bring you joy and excitement!

Through the years I have worked with clients at all stages in their fitness journey, but I have tailored my education to women’s health – specializing in the pre and post natal stage. I am excited to be with the FCF family, and look forward to connecting with you!

-Integrated Health and Nutrition Certificate

-200 hour yoga Certificate

-25 Hours Meditation teachers training

-CanFit PT Certification

-Core confidence specialist

-Pre and Post natal fitness specialist

-BA in business management