London Ontario Personal Training
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
- 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.
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!
Customer Service Manager
I began working out in high school and fell in love with the way lifting weights made me look and feel. I have been training for over six 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 know how it feels to be a beginner in the gym and trying to sort through a ton of information about exercise online. I love answering questions about my workouts/lifestyle, as well as learning about what other people like to do in the gym. 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 graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2019 with an Honours Specialization in Biochemistry and Pathology. I learned a lot about the human body and the science behind proteins and their functions in the body. 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 am excited for this opportunity to help encourage people to improve their lives through fitness!
Mary Lou Marchant
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.
- 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.
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!
- 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
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I’m Amir Rasinlic and since 2002 I have been helping people achieve their fitness goals and help them realize that they can have a balance of looking and feeling better while still being able to eat some of the things they enjoy, including chocolate and bacon.
Most of my clients are over 35, tired of fad diets and hard core “soul crushing” workouts that leave them feeling broken and defeated.
My clients come to me wanting to look and feel healthier and overall better. Most have some kind of joint or muscle issue that has been nagging them for years. My typical client is looking for a safe, effective and a long term solution that improves their quality of life. This is what I aim to do with a personalized fitness experience for each client.
Outside of helping people get fitter and healthier, I am a married father of two boys, a 1 month old and soon to be 4 year old. When I am not running after my boys, I enjoy weight training, boxing/kickboxing training and golf. Like many 40+ year olds, I aim to have enjoyable workouts without breaking myself like I did in my younger years. I like to challenge myself but pay attention to my body and take my lifestyle stressors into account when planning my programming so not to aggravate my previous injuries.
If you are interested in chatting with me about your goals and seeing how I can help you with your fitness goals and have that life balance too, contact me at www.trufitness.ca or email@example.com and I would be happy to help!
B.Ed., CPT, Fascial Stretch Therapist, NCCP L2 Boxing Coach, WAKO Kickboxing Coach
Rick has been involved in personal training for many years now. He started his career attending Brock University in the Physical Education program and completed his degree with Honours. He has completed certifcations with Can-Fit Pro, TRX and Precision Nutrition to name a few. His specialties range from fat loss to hypertrophy training as well as athlete fitness. Strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coaching are what his clients receive with great results.
Rick completed his Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education degrees at Western University. He is a teacher in Thames Valley and works with high school students. His passions to both learn and educate within health and fitness are what keep him active in the gym as well as classrooms.
Rick grew up playing competitive baseball. He still enjoys baseball, playing in a softball league every summer, and plays hockey in the winter. He has completed many half-marathons and mud-runs such as the Badass Dash.
Rick is excited to bring his unique education and sports background to Forest City Fitness. He is very easy going and full of information so if you have a question for him don’t hesitate to ask.