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Our Fitness Coaches

Mike Gregory
Certified Personal Trainer

HITuni Master 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.

Paul Madden
Certified Personal Trainer

B.Sport & Fitness Leadership, CSEP-CPT, PN Level 1 coach, HITuni CPD Personal

Born in Yarmouth and raised in Lower Sackville, he played many sports but hockey was the focus. In high school he discovered weight training in PE class and had started reading his father’s Men’s Health magazines then quickly jumped to the training programs from bodybuilding magazines spending 6-10hrs a week in the gym which took a toll on his body. Later in life he joined the navy and moved to Victoria, BC. There he played hockey and lots of squash and started helping to train his peers in the weight room which sparked his passion for aiding others in their fitness goals.

Completing his military contract, he pursued his passion by earning a degree in exercise sciences from Camosun College. Gaining a better understanding of the human body, programming, and the other components to a healthy lifestyle, he set forth to not only help others but to make sure they do not suffer the same mistakes he made in his earlier training years of overtraining and injuries.

After college he designed and installed fitness spaces for companies for their employees, for gyms, high schools, and personal home gyms. Often times running seminars for companies to train their employees on using the equipment and basic fitness programming as well as training customers in their new home gym.

As his family grew in size, now having three young children, he moved back to Nova Scotia to be closer to his relatives and who want to help support him so he can make personal training his primary career goal. With patience the perfect opportunity arrived at OneUp Fitness.

Thrilled to join the OneUp team, he believes fitness needs to be sustainable for the long-haul and wants clients to see how that is possible. His goal is to help clients of all physical levels to grow a stronger body and mind through HIT workouts and to show them that strength training is the foundation to life-long health.

Education is important to him and learning new ideas are important to him; currently working on completing his HITuni certifications and he has completed his CSEP-CPT, Precision Nutrition Level 1, and Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1.


Cole McGrath
Certified Personal Trainer

B.Sc.Kin, HITuni CPD

Originally from Pugwash, NS, Cole was very active and grew up playing every sport available to him. He values efficiency in his workouts, and understands how important proper exercise is to quality of life, sport performance, mental health and longevity.

About 10 years ago Cole started working with OneUp Fitness and he quickly aligned with OneUp's philosophy as it was the most intelligent approach to exercise he had seen. And, after working as a personal trainer in Vancouver for 7 years and having his first child with his wife, Kelly, they decided to move back home to Nova Scotia in 2022 to be closer to family. 

Cole has over 10 years of personal training experience and holds a degree in Kinesiology from St. FX University. He has worked with very diverse clientele over the years which has given him the skills necessary to cater to many individual needs. 

Cole is an avid golfer and was a competitive badminton player. He now enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, their son Grayson and their beautiful golden retriever Sadie.  If you would like to schedule a workout or an initial consultation with Cole, please call our office at (902) 405-3661 or you can email Cole directly at [email protected]


Kyle Brooks
Certified Personal Trainer

B.Sc.Kin, HITuni CPD

Born in Edmonton, Alberta but Kyle spent most of his life in Halifax, moving here with his family at the age of 3. Growing up with an active lifestyle, he has always enjoyed participating in a healthy lifestyle and learning about the human body and physical activity. As a former track & field athlete and football player, he has constantly been around coaches and other athletes who could help to foster a sense of wonder when it came to optimizing health and exercise.

Kyle has recently graduated from Dalhousie University with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology where he was also a part of numerous programs and internships. He worked as an athletic trainer for three years as well as working as a strength and conditioning coach with some of Dal’s varsity teams. Additionally, Kyle has experience working an internship as a performance coach, giving him some exposure to assessing athletic performance and well being in order to design personalized programs to fit the needs of every individual.

Continuing his pursuit of knowledge in his field is important to Kyle. He is simultaneously working towards becoming a certified personal trainer through HITuni and pursuing continuing education courses in exercise physiology offered through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. His eventual goal is to become a nationally certified strength and performance coach while continuing to offer the best support possible to his clients. Through his passion for exercise design, fitness, and simply enjoying working with others, he strives to make a positive impact with those he meets.

Kyle is excited to start his career at OneUp Fitness. He is friendly, patient, and passionate about helping others in achieving their goals. He strongly believes that building trust amongst his clients and understanding the person in front of him is the key to successful coaching and will help him to provide the best care possible.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or consultation with Kyle please reach out to either our administrative team at [email protected] or Kyle personally at [email protected]. You can also call in at (902) 405-3661.

Matt Mombourquette


Matt is the proud, sole owner and fitness team lead at OneUp Fitness. His passion for exercise started at a very young age. He completed a degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and joined 121 Wellness Centre as a Fitness Coach in 2007.

In 2014 he helped found OneUp Fitness and became partner in the business. In 2016 he helped open OneUp’s second location in the Sante Centre in Bedford. Then in 2020 he bought the business outright and has since been working as CEO and a part-time fitness coach.

He is very passionate about empowering and leading his team with the tools and skills necessary to deliver the best personal training service possible to all of our amazing clients.

Matt’s vision is to continue to develop and grow OneUp Fitness into the ideal choice for an evidence based solution for long term fitness and health. He has a dream to open a third fitness studio in the HRM in order to reach and help even more people with their health and fitness goals.

Matt was born and raised in Nova Scotia and lives with his wife and cats in Hammonds Plains. When he is not working on the business, Matt loves to read, listen to records, play chess, practice guitar, lift weights at OneUp, hike and travel the world.

If you are in the Halifax area and would like to schedule your first complimentary appointment with an expert trainer at OneUp Fitness please contact our administrative team at: [email protected] or call (902) 405-3661

Our Admin Team

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Shehani Thanthulage
Lead Administrative Assistant

Shehani is OneUp Fitness’ lead administrative assistant and joined our team in June 2023. She is a graduate of the NSCC Medical Office Administration Program. She has experience providing administrative support to medial groups and clinics. Prior to joining us, she was a medical office administrator at a family practice as well as worked at the Halifax Infirmary. Shehani is originally from Sri Lanka and in her free time she enjoys listening to music, watching films and travelling. Shehani is very passionate about health care and providing the best customer service in a holistic way by fostering professional relationships with our amazing clients. She is happy to answer your calls and emails and assist you with any requests you may have. Please contact her at [email protected] or call our office at (902) 405-3661.

Amanda Cormier
Office Administrator

Amanda has worked in a variety of administrative roles since moving to Halifax in 2017. She loves being able to help people and put a smile on their face, and appreciates the tight-knit community of One to One and One-Up clients and staff alike. Amanda is happy to welcome you with a smile at the front desk of our clinic.

Outside of work, Amanda loves exploring other worlds through books, theatre, tabletop roleplaying games, and other forms of storytelling. She also likes to take long walks on nice days, often with a coffee and always with an energetic playlist.


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Bedford, NS B3J 3T1

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Halifax, NS B3J 3T1

Phone: (902) 405-3661

Web: https://oneupfitness.com

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