Viv has been an extraordinary personal trainer for the past 7 years. Her unwavering dedication, expertise and genuine care have been instrumental in maintaining and improving my fitness. Her personalized workouts, exercises and consistent support have made me achieve a level of fitness I never thought possible.
Beyond the physical gains, Viv's positive energy and motivation have made each session an enjoyable experience.
Viv is not just a personal trainer; she is a true mentor and friend. Thank you Viv for these past 7 years and I look forward to many more years to come!
I was introduced to Vivian in 2018 and then Covid hit and we went into hibernation. In 2022, I decided I had to look after myself and improve my general health and fitness. I was 66 years old and needed to buck up a little.
Having had knee surgery on both knees, a hernia surgery and had suffered from a heart block that required installing a pacemaker in 2020, in 2022 Vivian and I started on a slow, comfortable and throughly thought out fitness program.
Vivian has always made sure that I stayed within my limts and gradually been working me up the ladder. Even I am astonished at my improvement!
We train twice a week in a relaxed atmosphere.
Vivian has been the perfect trainer for me as she has developed a great program to fit my needs which she executes with her best friendly smile and positive personality.
" I don't really like working out. In fact, in the beginning when I was barely able to eke out a half dozen push-ups, I hated it. A one minute plank felt like torture. i remember feeling almost exactly as I had in grade eight when I couldn't do the flexed arm hang like everyone else. But now I was 55, in the throes of menopause, with a family history of osteoporosis. It was time for action.
I went to Viviane with three goals:
1- To sleep. ( I had done this quite successfully for 54 years, but it was suddenly eluding me)
2- To have better posture. ( Years of desk work had given me very rounded shoulders and a forward leaning head)
3- To get stronger in order to preserve bone density. ( I had been a cyclist, runner and soccer player, so while I had power in my legs, my upper body strength was almost nil)
Viviane is encouraging but relentless. She always arrive with a plan and she never let me off the hook. As I gained strength, she'd increase the reps or weight, or do something else to make sure I remained challenged. True, she occasionally cackle with delight at my suffering, but she was careful to ensure that I did not sustain any injuries under her watch.
When I hit plateaus and felt somewhat discouraged, her quiet confidence in the process - her passion for what she does - kept me engaged and perservering.
Now, at 57, I don't need to ask help for opening jars. I can run further and faster than before. I can carry my hefty grandkids around. I have triceps and biceps and rhomboids and glutes! My friends have noticed the muscles in my body. I've had strangers at the gym commend me on my progress.
I still don't really like working out. But I love the way it makes me feel."
" Before Viv became my trainer over 10 years ago, I used to go to the gym and injure myself by doing activities that were not appropriare for me due to an arthritic condition. I was also unmotivated to workout regularly because I found it to be boring and repetitive and didn't get the results I was hoping for.
Since I started training with Viv, I have not experienced workout-related injuries and have gained significant core strength, which is the key to having good balance and preventing falls. My bone density has increased due to the resistance training and weight bearing exercises she guides me through.
She customized a fitness plan for me, taking my special needs into account, and has kept me on track and motivated with her enthusiasm, cheerful mannder and professionalism. I look forward to my twice-weekly sessions with her."
" I've been working with Viviane for the last few months to increase my upper body strength and improve my balance. She is cheerful, informative and knowledgeable about my conditions.
I have improved under her guidance. I was initially unsure about the virtual exercise sessions. After several virtual classes with Viviane I found them to be positive, well organized and motivating.
I would not hesitate to recommend Viv to an aging woman with similar conditions."
" Thankfully, I started training with Viviane at a pooint when I was struggling with recovery from a series of different injuries. Having miraculosly fended off the portal into menpause, life dished out a triad of injuries which had left me extremely cautious and a wee bit anxious starting with a personal trainer.
Viv has been a godsend. She was skillful, inquisitive and helpful with the first few sessions to ensure I wasn't scared away as I was a "tough sell" after having a previous unsavory experience with a trainer.
Six months in, I have found Viv to be the perfect balance of kick-butt, encouraging, fun and uber helpful during our sessions.
My recovery has accelerated significantly since working with Viviane. She is a gem."
" I started to train with Viviane because my fitness level was dismal. The arthritis in my left leg had started to give me mobility issues and I had little upper body strength. Soon after I started, my grandson was born and I really became motivated to get into granny training!
Now, with the increased strength in my legs, arthritis has become an inconvenience not a problem. I babysit my two-year old grandson every Monday and I can keep up with him as he darts from the sea otters to the sea lions at the aquarium.
I have no problem getting his stroller on and off buses. Now Viv is working on my balance so I can start skating again next winter with my grandson.
Trainng with Viviane has made an amazing difference in how I can interact with my grandson."
Michael & Micheline M
" Viviane is a top notch trainer. She is very experienced and always plans routines with our capabilities in mind. She asks a lot but never more than we can handle. Sometimes we are very reluctant to exercise but an hour with Viviane is all we need to set us up for the day ahead.
We highly recommend Viviane"
" I have been with Viviane for the last year and in that time I have noticed my energy level and strength have improved. I am more aware of exercises that work the different parts of my body.
Viviane is an excellent trainer who listens to your concerns, creates a program that is specifically targeted to your needs all the while challenging you to reach your goals."
" I have been training with Viv for almost 10 years now. She is knowledgeable, motivating and fun, but she will challenge you! I have seen great results while training with her and feel stronger both mentally and physically.
Viv truly is the best trainer in the city!"