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We hold very high standards and all of our trainers must go through rigorous education and practice before they begin training clients.

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Our Fitness Coaches

Mike Gregory - Certified Personal Trainer

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 .

Paul Madden - Certified Personal Trainer

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

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 or you can email Cole directly at [email protected]

Simon - Certified Personal Trainer


Certified Personal Trainer

B.Sc.Kin, HITuni CPD (in process)

Immigrated from Qingdao, China with his parents when he was 11. Simon grew up in Halifax, NS. Simon has been very active and likes to experience new sports. Simon played competitively in rugby, fencing, and badminton in high school and still enjoys regular exercises and exploring new activities.

Simon graduated from Dalhousie University in May, 2023 with an honours in Kinesiology. He values a detail-oriented and motivating training philosophy. With his passion for healthy living and active lifestyle, Simon values professional guidance to improve performance and prevent injuries. Simon offers a variety of different training techniques and styles that tailors to client’s needs.

Simon is accepting new clients and loves to meet with new people to show them how they can improve their health and fitness using our unique approach to strength training.

If you would like to schedule a workout or an initial consultation with Simon, please call our office at or you can email Simon directly at [email protected]

Matt Mombourquette - CEO/Owner

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: or call .

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Amanda Cormier - Office Administrator

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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