We hold very high standards and all of our trainers must go through rigorous education and practice before they begin training clients.
Certified Personal Trainer
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mike has coached countless fitness classes and personal training sessions since he has been in Nova Scotia this past year. From coaching clients around injuries; to helping athletes work towards their goals; Mike has always put his client’s best interests at the top of his list.
Having worked with people of all fitness levels, he has acquired the ability to tailor each session to the individual to maximize the best results for them. He emphasizes the importance of remaining safe and controlled during exercise. Mike encourages his clients to challenge themselves; and to work hard during their sessions to maximize the outcome of their training. He also recognizes that every client has their own comfort zone and will adapt the workout to reflect that.
Friendly, personable and passionate, Mike has made it a goal to influence and educate every one of his clients on the importance of proper strength training and staying healthy for a lifetime. Mike has been involved in competitive sports his entire life, which has taught him a great deal about staying fit and keeping healthy.
As the father of a 2-year-old boy, Mike understands the importance of time management. That’s why he values the efficient nature of proper resistance exercise as it allows him to keep up with his very energetic son.
Mike is also working to complete his Master Personal Trainer course from HITuni. This gives him an extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, safety practices, working with special populations, exercise program design, basic nutrition and much more.
Mike is very driven by helping others and is inspired when he sees his clients succeed at getting stronger, fitter and healthier.
Book a consultation with Mike today to share your goals, try a complimentary workout, and get recommendations on how to optimize your results. Contact Mike directly at [email protected] or call our office (902) 405-3661.
BSc.Kin./Certified Personal Trainer
Patrick grew up in Scoudouc, New Brunswick, a small farm town not too far from Moncton. Having participated in many sports, Patrick found an interest in pursuing a Kinesiology degree at Dalhousie University where he graduated in spring 2021. Before joining the OneUp team, he worked as a physiotherapy assistant.
Patrick loves to learn and is always expanding his knowledge on health & fitness. He believes consistency with an exercise program is key, and that optimal results can be obtained by focusing on the quality of the exercise versus the quantity. With a strong understanding of the many benefits that exercise provides Patrick is excited to help clients fulfill their health and fitness goals here at OneUp.
When Patrick is not in the studio helping clients reach their goals, you can find him out on hikes with friends, in the gymnasium coaching volleyball, or simply enjoying time with family.
B.PE/Certified Personal Trainer
Originally from Port Morien, Cape Breton, NS. Tanya grew up in a very sports-focused family. As a teenager, she began to discover the endless benefits of exercise’s impact on health and wellness. A chance trip to Vancouver for a summer changed her life path forever. She found her passion for fitness and decided that summer to follow that passion into university!
Upon completing her Physical Education degree at Acadia University she was distracted from her path and was recruited into a career with the Federal Government. She spent many years working within a very demanding position but always managed to stay connected to her passion through exercise, and helping others achieve their own fitness and health goals. Gradually she realized her career in the government was not fulfilling her soul’s desire and made the choice to leave and pursue her true passion; Personal Training.
Tanya loves strength training, walking with her dog, kayaking, and snowshoeing. She is a big fan of the outdoors in general, especially if there is a beach involved.
Tanya is very excited to be a part of our team of trainers here at OneUp Fitness. She strives to help others achieve their goals; and is passionate about helping people excel in their health and fitness endeavours, knowing that it will have a positive impact on their quality of life.
Book online with Tanya today to get a challenging and meaningful workout!
BSc.Kin./Certified Personal Trainer/Owner
Matt is the proud, sole owner and team lead at OneUp Fitness. His passion for exercise started at a very young age when he started lifting weights in his father's shed at the age of 12. Since then he has completed a degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University, worked in a nursing home as a Kinesiologist, became a certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in slow motion, high-intensity strength training, attended exercise conferences, and has been training clients at OneUp Fitness since 2007.
These days he is not as active in training clients due to the demands of ownership and running two personal training studios. He is however very active and passionate about empowering his team with the tools and skills necessary to deliver the best personal training service possible to all of our amazing clients.
Matt is very proud of the fact that OneUp Fitness has become a place with a positive and healthy culture where our team, clients, and community feel welcome, respected, and cared for.
Matt’s vision is to continue to develop and grow OneUp Fitness into the ideal choice for long term, safe and effective strength training, conditioning, and wellbeing that so many of our clients have enjoyed over the past 16 years.
His availability is limited for appointments but he is still happy to meet with clients where his schedule allows. He will also be available for new consultations only on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm to 7pm in our Bedford studio.
If you would like to reach out to Matt directly his personal email address is [email protected]
Allie is a graduate of the NSCC Office Administration program. She has worked in various administrative roles over the years, mainly within sportive associations & fitness studios. Prior to that she was a high-level competitive rhythmic gymnast for 10 years, turned coach where she was a head coach on Team Nova Scotia.
Allie loves having the chance to greet each client & welcome them into the studio with a friendly smile (that one day again will be seen from under the mask). Since joining the One to One and OneUp team she has been touched by the strong sense of community between the staff & clients as they all work toward a common goal of wellness & healing.
In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time in the sun, watching movies, and drinking probably too much coffee. Her favourite ways to keep active are moving to music; whether that’s doing aerial circus, dancing, or anything in between!
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Bedford, NS B3J 3T1
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