At Palooka’s Executive Fitness, we want to help our members achieve a better quality of life.
Life becomes more enjoyable when the everyday things are effortless- walking up stairs or carrying the groceries.
Working with Palooka’s personal trainers, you can develop your inner athlete, or reach your own personal goals.
Palooka’s trainers work to improve athletic performance, increase flexibility and joint mobility, aid injury recovery, gain confidence and of course achieve all the esthetic benefits along the way. The programs we construct are to ensure you meet and exceed all goals you may have.
Time is precious and setting up a training schedule can be difficult for most people, expect something new, something different and most importantly, something that works. With Palooka’s Personal Training sessions, you make the most out of your workout time.
We can't stress enough that helping you feel your best is our goal - adding years to your life and life to your years! And remember, you deserve it!
REASONS TO HAVE A PALOOKA'S PERSONAL TRAINER
People come in all shapes and sizes. Working with a Palooka’s Personal Trainer you can develop goals based on your needs.
Stay on track and make the most out of your workout time. If you have difficulty sticking to your program; you're not alone. Eighty percent of people discontinue their exercise program after 2-3 months. Working with a Palooka’s personal trainer will help you adhere to your program consistently. When you schedule an appointment with a trainer, you make a commitment to yourself - a commitment that your trainer won't let you break.
Are you an athlete or a weekend warrior? Many people dream of the challenge of completing an athletic event. With your own Palooka’s Personal trainer, that dream can become a reality. Whether you are training for a marathon, triathlon, or just training to improve your golf or tennis game, your trainer will provide you with a plan for success.
Setback with an injury? An injury can really put you off track. Your trainer will work with you and your health care professional to develop a safe rehabilitation program. Your trainer will assist you on your road to recovery.
Scott Robinson is a certified personal training specialist that has dedicated a large part of his life to health and fitness as well as the promotion and teaching of health and fitness to others. He has worked and trained in a variety of facilities all over the world and is committed to the health and well being of others.
He believes that life is about balance. Every day should be better than the last and that time spent in and out of the gym should be efficient and that health promotes happiness and fulfillment in every aspect of your life and would like to stress how important that is.
Scott works with male and female clients. He works with people who have injuries, players of a variety of sports, fighters, young people, elderly, people with specific fitness goals and anyone else who is interested in becoming more fit and making themselves happier and healthier.
Scott teaches the men’s and women’s boxing classes as well as the MMA and muay thai classes. He also offers private lessons in these disciplines.
Outside the gym he enjoys training and competing in fighting arts like boxing, muay thai and jiu jitsu. He also has a passion for the outdoors, traveling and language.
I began my career in the fitness industry in 2006 in Halifax Nova Scotia. An athlete all my life, it wasn’t long before I knew I’d find the most satisfaction in life from helping people reach their own accomplishments I’ve worked one on one at client’s homes, taught numerous fitness based classes as well as on site trainer in fitness facilities. Along with being a certified personal trainer, I also hold certifications as a TRX suspension trainer (New York 2010) and as an Agustu Kettlebell trainer (Halifax 2009).
“Train movement, not muscles” is statement that reflects my approach to fitness. Met training (Metabolic training) is the foundation for my philosophy as it’s more engaging and less mundane than a typical resistance work out. I believe working out should feel more like a hard day working on the farm or landscaping your backyard. Hard work is to be expected but all programs are scaled to the individual and increased before any kind of comfort level can set in. A single one hour session can include extensive resistance training, TRX, Kettlebell training plyometric training, HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training), stairwell sprints, sport specific training as well as beginner Muay thai / boxing training. Proper structure in mind, fitness is an evolution and no session is repeated in the same sequence.
I believe that we train to improve our quality of life. Life becomes more enjoyable when the everyday things are effortless, walking up stairs or carrying groceries. I train my clients to become balanced and strengthen all areas of your being. We train to improve athletic performance, increase flexibility and joint mobility, aid injury recovery, gain confidence and of course achieve all the esthetic benefits along the way. The programs we construct are to ensure you exceed all goals you may have. Whatever your fitness goals are, they can be exceeded. Personal training is a service based on results alone and I take exceptional pride in seeing my clients reach their goals.
Rayanne Comeau, Personal Trainer
Rayanne Comeau is a certified fitness instructor with the Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA). Dedicating most of her life to health and fitness, she decided to really get involved and join the NSFA early 2012 in order to properly help others reach their personal fitness and health goals. As a member of the NSFA Rayanne takes part in various in-services, workshops and certificate completions to broaden her knowledge and expertise in the fitness industry.
She believes the key to happiness is an active and healthy lifestyle.
Outside the gym she can be found walking/running around her neighbourhood with her 4-year-old dog Dexter. She’s co-captain of a flag football team and enjoys spending sunny weekends at her beachfront cottage.
Rayanne teaches TRX classes, boot camps, and aerobics. She also offers personal training for those looking for more specific results.
If your looking for someone to motivate, encourage and help you reach your goals, inside and outside the gym, offer nutritional tips, and make your gym routine a pleasant experience, you’ve found her!
Shane Pottie, Personal Trainer
Shane is a Certified Personal Training Specialist that can motivate and inspire you with his passion for health and fitness. He has spent a large part of his life playing competitive hockey as well as the last 3 years competing in bodybuilding and fitness competitions.
Shane believes that having a positive attitude and a little willpower is the key to reaching success in and out of the gym. Shane specializes in training athletes, seniors, people with injuries, youth and sports teams as well as running boot camps and small group training sessions. Shane is a big advocate of functional training, which means using total body movements to improve one's activities in everyday life. This style of training is also great for athletes wanting to improve for a specific sport.
Whether you want to lose weight, increase strength, gain muscle, improve mobility or make a lifestyle change to becoming a healthier and happier person - working with Shane you will have the motivation and support you need to reach any goal!
Matt Ryan, Personal Trainer
Matt is a Certified Personal Training Specialist with degrees in Science and Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. A former Canadian Junior National Champion, and National Team Member for Gymnastics, Matt has an extensive knowledge of performance and can help you achieve your fitness goals!
Specializing in cardiovascular, resistance, core and flexibility training, in combination with an extensive knowledge of weight loss and management, muscle development, empowerment through excercise and much more - Matt can help anyone from the weekend warriors to the hard-core athletes get to where they want to be.