State of the art gym and services, great job!!
Following a serious abdominal injury that would ultimately require surgery, my doctors strongly suggested that I lose weight in order to facilitate the surgery and the ensuing recovery. Thus, my search for a health center began. First, I visited the large gym chains in Quebec. Every time, I left these establishments with the impression that little attention was given to my specific needs. In addition, they all seemed old and ill-adapted to what a health center should be today. I finally ended up at Physical Park following a recommendation from a friend.
As soon as you arrive at Physical Park, you notice that it is a large modern health center with modern facilities. In addition, the staff is very welcoming and attentive to their customers. After becoming a member, I met my personal trainer, Marc Charles. He developed a personalized program that took into consideration my goals, my needs and my limitations.
Marc managed to get me strong enough to recover from surgery and we are still working on weight loss. The intensity of the workouts has yielded amazing results. Marc has helped me raise the bar on what I believed I could handle and he has been a tremendous help in getting me back in shape. I have been a member of Physical Park for nearly a year and I can honestly say that I actually look forward to working out. If you are thinking of starting a training routine, you should definitely check out Physical Park.
When Victor first started at Physical Park he called our house and offered my husband and I a free session with him for personal training. We accepted and have never looked back. I am so glad that he called, he is a very professional, skilled trainer who adapts to your abilities while always helping push beyond your limits in a safe environment. Having many health issues I am able to do more today than I have for many years, thanks to Victor. I look forward to continuing our workouts and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking to improve their fitness.
After just finishing 12 weeks with Victor, I’ve signed up for another round of workouts. Victor is a very respectful, encouraging individual. His training is never boring, always a variety of exercises working the whole body, challenging you to improve. I highly recommend him as your trainer.
La santé est primordiale et il n’est jamais trop tard pour se mettre en forme! Il y a trois ans, lors d’une rencontre avec Michel Fischer, un entraîneur de Physical Park, ma vie a été complètement transformée… J’étais jeune, seulement 53 ans, mais je paraissais et me sentais beaucoup plus vieux à cause du manque d’exercice et de mauvaises habitudes. Je ressentais une fatigue débilitante la plupart du temps et je voyais le début de plusieurs problèmes venant avec l’âge et un excès de poids. Il s’est engagé à m’aider, à me concentrer sur un entraînement et des conseils appropriés. Grâce à sa motivation, j’ai perdu une quantité de poids considérable, j’ai abaissé mon taux de sucre et mon niveau de cholestérol, j’ai grandement amélioré ma force, mon endurance et ma flexibilité et, de façon encore plus importante, j’ai retrouvé le contrôle de ma vie. Vous êtes très fortunée de ne pas avoir de problème de poids, de pouvoir manger quoi que vous désiriez et d’être très active… je sourie lorsque je reçois ce genre de commentaire. Oui, je suis fortunée… d’avoir découvert la motivation initiale de débuter ce périple, un centre de conditionnement aussi fantastique et, surtout, un entraîneur et mentor qui se soucie de ma santé et de mon bien-être. Donc, si vous êtes un lève-tôt, je vous rencontrerai au gym!
You have the nicest gym I have ever had a membership at…The staff is warm, friendly, caring and respectful. The gym itself is spectacular, the trainers are knowledgeable, always available to answer questions and eager to help. The ladies in the spa are not only beautiful and friendly they are wonderful at what they do.
Anne Christine Laranjo
After suffering from a torn ACL in my right knee, it took 3 years to get my physically active lifestyle bak on track. This soccer season was the first time since then that I finally felt back in action! I have finally got myself going back to the gym, and was able to improve my endurance on the soccer field a great deal. After 3 years of a fairly sedentary lifestyle I discovered my muscles changed. They’re incredibly tight, and if I don’t stretch regularly, moving on the soccer field becomes very difficult! Physical Park provides an exquisite facility that allows me to work on strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility! There’s a wide variety of equipment to please the needs of each client. The staff is extremely friendly, and are always willing to help me achieve my goals. The entire vibe around the gym is always positive, and takes on the form of a small community, where individuals are all working towards the same goal of improving themselves. In addition having your own TV while doing cardio is an exceptional feature! When my workout comes to an end I never pass up the opportunity to indulge in the eucalyptus steam room, and invigorating experience that soothes the mind, body and soul! We really do have the best gym ever!!! Thanks Physical Park for your dedication to helping me improve my health!!!
Lindsay Lubel Smith
Health is everything, and it’s never too late to get in shape! Three years ago, a meeting with Michel Fischer, a trainer at Physical Park changed my life …. I was 53 years young, though felt and likely looked much older due to lack of exercise and poor habits. I was debilitating tired most days, experiencing the onset of many age and excess weight related issues. He committed to helping me focus on appropriate training and directed me to resources providing sound nutritional information and advice. With his help and motivation, not only did I shed a considerable amount of weight, lower my blood sugar and cholesterol levels, greatly increase my strength, endurance and flexibility, most importantly I regained control of my life. You are so lucky you don’t have a weight problem, seem to be able to eat what you want and are so active ….I just smile when this comment is directed to me. Yes I am lucky …… to have found the initial motivation to commence the journey, a great training facility and above all a coach and trainer who cares about my health and well being. So if you’re an early riser, I’ll be seeing you at the club!
I discovered Physical Park Health Centre while researching the web for local rehabilitation centres in the spring of 2011. I am in my mid-sixties and have had major knee problems for over 40 years. At that time, I had my right patella removed because of osteo-arthritis. Today there would be other less drastic treatments. In June 2010 I had a total knee replacement in the same leg and in February 2011 I broke the ankle from a fall when my knee gave way on me. After some 10 months working with a variety of excellent physiotherapists, the decision was made that I needed access to more sophisticate equipment that would help me strengthen my leg. My inability to walk up stairs due to lack of strength, to walk down stairs due to instability, to get up off the floor without a chair or bench to help me and my fear of walking on icy pavements made it clear that if I wanted to spend the next 20 years or so as a healthy active senior, I better focus on improving my fitness and stability.
I was impressed by the rehabilitation services offered by the Physical Park Health Centre. The receptionists were welcoming, helpful and sympathetic and suggested I meet with Osteopath and Posturologist Mat Boulé. Mat has worked wonders with me! Three days after my second session with him, when he gave me my magnetic insoles and tiny magnet to wear close to my left eye, I was walking with a confidence I had not felt since my early 20’s.
It was now time to work with a physical trainer. Mat spent time with Marc Charles, explaining my situation and indicating how he wanted him to slowly work on strengthening and stability. They have continued to work as a professional team, regularly evaluating my progress. Marc is a very talented young man with a passion for fitness and health. He has been able to focus specifically on my very special needs. He introduced me to the TRX system and his dreaded elastic bands. In the past few weeks a new focus has been introduced by Marc with very grateful thanks from me to the owners of Physical Park who recently purchased some very specific rehabilitation equipment. While these machines are designed primarily for stroke patients, to give them the confidence to work in a safe environment, it was clear that Marc could work with me in a way otherwise impossible. I can do lunges and squats with increasing endurance and with the confidence that I will not fall or be unable to straighten. I can now walk up stairs slowly, albeit with a rail to help me. This week was the big breakthrough! I got myself up off the floor mat with no help!
Marc knows how to push and encourage me to try things I thought I was incapable of. I can see my fitness and endurance level improving and am even talking about being able to go out with snow shoes this winter. This is something that was previously unthinkable. So a very special thank-you to Mat, Marc and the staff and owners of the Physical Park for helping me to slowly and surely move forward towards reaching my goal of being a healthy active senior.
Here is a good one for you……..the other day someone said that Physical Park is the only gym you can go to and survive if you forget your ipod as the music and sound are so good…….thought i should let you know…
It feels like a vacation every time I step foot in this gym. I can enjoy a nice workout with top of the line Gym equipment, good food from a renowned chef and top it off with a huge selection of smoothies…….. Take a free pass and try it, you will not regret it.
Physical park is a gym which suits any and all types of people; between the vast amount of cardio machines, the classes that range in intensity and variety, the accommodating staff, it is the perfect place to start training and/or stay fit, all while being in a positive environment. You will guaranteed leave physical park feeling better than when you arrived. There are 2 large studios used for yoga, pilates, boot-camp, cross-training and a wide range of other classes, along with a state of the art spinning studio, with additional private areas with cardio machines and free weights. It is such a large space that it can accommodate the athlete looking to to train hard, a beginner to fitness looking to get in shape, or the person simply wanting to loose a couple pounds or tone up. However, fitness is not the only dynamic to Physical park, it is equipped with a great spa, which offers different massages, body treatments, waxing, and a full-time aesthetician. The locker rooms are furnished with a beautiful eucalyptus steam room, sauna and the perfect area to get ready before taking off to work or a night out. Every dimension to making a better you is available all in one place, Physical park is the ideal venue for anyone seeking for some well-rounded YOU time.
I was always one of those people who couldn’t find the lasting motivation to maintain the healthy choice of eating better and exercising. With some major life changes after my 40th birthday, I joined the gym and Victor became my personal fitness trainer.
I was out of shape and lazy, quick to give up and not push at my limits. Victor introduced me to circuit training, keeping our sessions fresh and exciting. Alternating between muscle groups, using free weights, machines and ropes my body has started to develop strength, endurance and toned muscle.
I owe it all to Victor, through his expertise and patience, we are fulfilling my goals. He doesn’t allow me to give up and intuitively knows my limits better than I do. With the right amount of rigid discipline and leniency, Victor has ensured the lasting motivation that I always lacked. With candid discussions on proper nutrition and dietary needs for muscle development and repair, my body and now my lifestyle reflect the healthy choices I always wanted to maintain.
Clean, outstanding place, best equipement, best crew ! THE BEST that`s it !
Effectivement je suis membre depuis l’ouverture et utilise le gym de 4 à 5 jours semaine. Cela fait maintenant parti de mon style de vie. J’aime bien l’atmosphère de ce gym. Je m’y rend soit tôt le matin ou sur l’heure du lunch et j’ai toujours accès aux équipements, jamais d’attente. Depuis le début, le Physical Park m’a introduit à plusieurs style d’exercises que je n’avais encore jamais pratiqué tels le spinning, le yoga, les séances d’étirement avec Vince et plus récemment l’entrainement par interval/TRX avec Marc. La pratique du sport en général m’a toujours apporté beaucoup de bien être. Le Physical Park est facile d’accès pour moi et me permet de continuer à me sentir bien et en forme.
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NextWow… been training with Vincent Matthew Kuziomko for almost 2 years… today was by FAR the toughest, bestest, sweatiest, workout EVER. I FEEL awesome. CAVEMAN workout ROCKS… even if it completely kick me in the butt. Thanks VMK. Suzanne Briscoe
Sherry is a creative, goal driven and highly professional trainer who really delivers the maximum possible ‘bang for your buck’.
I didn’t want someone to hold my hand or be my ‘buddy’ but instead needed someone to push me past my comfort zone and deliver results. Mission accomplished at 100%. Sherry has the unique ability of remaining close to her clients and sensitive to their individual needs while at the same time never losing sight of the ultimate objective of delivering to stated client objectives.
Looking for value and personal results …just sign up..
Jim Donnelly – Xerox
That’s what my body says after every session with Victor. I have been working with Victor for about a year and a half now and I have never felt better!
I just recently joined Physical Park. Let me start off by saying…forget the GYM concept. Physical Park is a Health center and really the only center in our area. You have a friendly greeting as you walk in; you don’t have that intimidating feeling of who’s watching and really everyone here makes you feel at home (staff & members). Just to say, how many Health centers or gyms actually have the first tour done by the owner?? Doesn’t matter what I write here, most people are visual, so I suggest you come and see for yourself.
Spinning class on Monday nights at 18:00, the instructor’s name is Rob. I would like to tell you what an excellent instructor he is. He gives, by far, the best spinning class that I have ever taken at Physical Park. He’s class is excellent, he teaches positioning at the same time as he explains things the reason behind why we climb, how to do it safely and really works with you. He is truly an asset to the gym, and I hope he stays on. Thanks for the having excellent instructors such as Rob, hope you can find more, or he can teach more frequently.