London Ontario Personal Training
Everything about Randi screams passion. From her extreme fitness training regimen, to her peerless and unrivalled approach of client-trainer relations. Not to mention, an Instagram based marketing genius. Randi is a finite example of refined talent.
A mother, wife, and master-multi-tasker, Randi defies the odds when it comes to her passion for fitness.
“Bring it on!” she says. “I thrive in an environment that is busy. I love a challenge, and the truth is, the more obstacles I have, the more obstacles I have to overcome! It’s all in how you look at things, whether you think you can; or you think you can’t, you are right! Change your mindset, and you will change your life.”
Randi has been in the fitness industry the majority of her life. Starting out as a competitive Figure Skater at the age of 8 years old, she quickly moved into the National and International scene at the young age of 10. Randi competed in both Singles and Pair Skating out of the Champions Training Center in Cambridge, Ont. From there Randi became a National Cross Country competitor, and loved every aspect of her experience. From the strict training schedule, to the unquestionably supportive running community London has to offer.
Randi is also a Certified Personal Trainer and a Pound Rockout® Certified Pro. 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 things 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
Growing up I played as many sports as I could get into. Everything from track and field to football to volleyball. Eventually, as I got older, I gravitated toward volleyball and began to play it at a high level. I was fortunate enough to win a handful of national championships at the club level and won a national bronze at the college level during my career.
Transitioning to post-secondary Volleyball my coach told me I needed to “bulk up” as I was very tall and lanky. I started training and quickly fell in love with fitness and bodybuilding.
After being plagued with a laundry list of injuries I realized I was enjoying the weight training more. Volleyball ran its course for me and now I’ve switched my focus onto my own training hoping to someday, compete in a bodybuilding show.
I also have a strong drive to help people fall in love with training and fitness the way I did so they can share in all the great benefits it has to give!
I am an honors Graduate of the Fitness and Heath Promotion at Fanshawe College. I am looking forward to helping you become acquainted with the Forest City Fitness team and our incredible members.
My name is Emma and I’m your personal trainer! I’m not here to coddle you only to kick your butt and motivate you to reach your goals. I’m here to help you reach your short term goals (6 months-1 year) and set you up to reach your long term goals(1 year-5 years). I am in school for physiotherapy and currently work with a lot of rehabilitation for sports injuries and seniors. I’m young but don’t let that fool you! I have years of personal training under my belt for a variety of ages and physical activity levels. My clients range from young athletes just getting into sports to seniors just wanting to be able to garden and go for a walk again pain free. I also have some pretty awesome techniques for getting a fantastic derriere so hit me up for those booty goals!! I do food tips and some meal planning as well that still lets you have ice cream and wine because those are essentials, right?
And a bonus, I have a seven toed cat the size of a small dog and two hedgehogs so if you reach your goals I’ll let you hang out with one for a while cause…they’re awesome. (The cat has mustache markings as well; I’m not even joking with you I have photo proof.)
I grew up playing most sports, but basketball became my number one quickly. I played all the way through grade school and finished after playing three years in college. From basketball, I developed a love for the gym which is now probably classified as an addiction to the gym.
For the past 10 years I have worked with a high-risk offender population, which also included mental health, crisis and addiction clients. Through this work I have gained a great deal of knowledge working with people in a very diverse population. I supervised the night shift for nearly 9 years ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of clients under my care. During this time, I also put a great deal of work into ensuring my own mental health and wellbeing were taken care of. I did this by going to the gym, eating healthy and spending time with my family.
Although a newly certified PT through the Certified Personal Trainers Network, I am not new to the fitness lifestyle.
Fitness has been a big part of my life for the majority of my life, and now that I have joined a great team at Forest City Fitness I’m ready to start my new career with a bang!
I’m empathic, patient, dedicated and I’m here for you!
Throughout elementary and high school, I was on several sports teams including volleyball, soccer, football, wrestling, cross-country, track and basketball. Basketball was definitely my primary sport and I still fit in a game of pick up here and there.
Once I started my first year of university my life would became incredibly busy with work and school so I stopped playing sports. I slowly started gaining weight until I gained 30lbs in only 8 months. I dreaded the idea of going to the gym to run or lift weights because it wasn’t something I was used to and the gym on campus was always packed.
I became unhappy with how I looked and how I felt; I decided to make a change. It wasn’t easy at first, but I started going to the gym more regularly and even began enjoying it. After some time I fell in love with exercise. It took a while to gain the time management skills and exercise knowledge to fit in efficient workouts without compromising work and school. After some struggling with plateaus and a lack of direction, I got myself a personal trainer who definitely saved me a years of trying to learn things on my own!
Whether you are just starting out or you have some solid experience and are searching for how to move forward, I am here to help you reach your goals! My specialities are in physique building, body transformation and functionally increasing strength. I am a firm believer in flexible dieting in order to promote lasting benefits as opposed to aggressive diets. I also offer sport specific training for basketball and football.
Currently, I am studying Kinesiology at Western!
Book your consultation with me and let’s get started
Exercise has always been a major component of my life. When I was in high school and prior, sports dominated my free time. From there training just sort of became routine. I played basketball and football, however most recently I competed in the 2016 Golden Gloves.
I Graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a bachelor’s degree in the Applied Sciences of Kinesiology. I also have a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. Upon graduation I got my CSEP personal training license and have been working with people ever since.
From exercise I have developed more confidence and a greater awareness of my own body.
Fun Fact: It takes approximately 21 days to make an action a routine. In that time, we can be well on your way to a healthier and better you.
– Marshall Turner
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.
Are you a couch potato? An armchair athlete? An aspiring athlete who doesn’t know where to start?
Do you want to get up, get moving, be more active? Do you want to have: less pain, more energy, less stress, better sex?
Do you want to wear skinny pants with pride?
As a Personal Trainer, I can help with all of this…AND MORE!!
My education/certifications/experiences include:
* B. A., B. Ed. (Memorial University of NL)
* Certified and experienced Personal Trainer
* Certified First Aid Instructor for St. John Ambulance
* Experienced Instructor/Coach/Competitor/National Referee, WTF Taekwondo
* Internationally Certified 4Th Degree Black Belt, WTF Taekwondo
* Certified R4 TRX (Suspension Trainer) Coach
* LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) Assistant Instructor Course
* NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Levels A and B
* High Five, Principles of Healthy Child Development
* Relief Through Rolling (foam roller course), From Kevin Lucas, Structural Integration Specialist, USA
* Core Training and Assessment Course (Human Kinetics)
Activities: weight training, taekwondo, curling, triathlon (swimming, cycling, running), tennis, snowboarding.
FUN FACT: Older women make better…Personal Trainers !?!?!
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.