I always wanted to work out, but never really knew how. Serratus, and my trainer Lexie, have given me an entire new range of different moves and exercises to do. Serratus has all the equipment we need to do all of this and Lexie comes up with new and challenging exercises every time I come in!
I’m going on 2 years now training with Jona. She makes every session challenging, fun and explains everything very well. I have improved my coordination, balance and body shape - my clothes fit better. She gives me the will to do things that I would not bother doing if I was on my own. Her sunny smile and depth of knowledge of anatomy make every session well worth the effort. I highly recommend Jona and the rest of the Serratus team. They will get you looking and feeling better than ever!
Serratus is my home away from home having training sessions 4 to 5 days per week. I feel empowered with challenges I never thought I would accomplish. I leave my training sessions with Liisa and Jona feeling stronger physically and mentally.
Caro is a huge encouragement in my health journey!! I find that Caro is knowledgeable, a great instructor and personable; I trust Caro to keep me safe and to guide me toward my goals of improved bone density and posture. Caro keeps the workouts interesting by changing them up; I enjoy all the variety and how the workouts strengthen me for everyday life activities.
I decided to hire a personal trainer after I began feeling burnt out at the gym, and basically hit a rut. Hiring Kevin was an easy decision, I knew of his thorough background of exercise and Sport Science. He has extensive experience dealing with injury management and recovery, is well read, and is just a friendly guy. He pushes me out of my comfort zone while still recognizing my needs and limitations. Workouts are innovative and well planned to suit my needs and goals. Kevin is always learning new things, which is essential in health and wellness, since there is always new research coming out. He is constantly pursuing professional development and I feel I am in very capable hands. Training with Kevin is something that motivates me to be my best!
Serratus has a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere where you don’t feel intimidated to come and work out. Training with both Liisa and Jona is an awesome experience as they make it interesting and fun and I feel as though I am working out with a good friend.
I have been using Kevin Coates as my personal trainer and Nutrition Coach for many years. Besides being a great guy to deal with, his knowledge of fitness and nutrition is second to none.Several years ago I required open heart surgery to replace a valve and a second one that leaked, although they fixed the problems, I unfortunately ended up requiring a pacemaker. Kevin was hesitant at first but after intensive research and prep on his part, he felt comfortable working with me and started me on an incredible program designed for my specific heart surgery recovery.I have two full knee replacements, but again due to Kevin’s vast research knowledge he is able to prepare programs that deal with the full gambit of fitness working comfortably around the knee problems.Kevin’s workouts are challenging and insightful. Every movement and exercise has a specific purpose and his emphasis on doing the routine properly versus just powering one’s way through has proven incredibly beneficial.My sessions with Kevin are both challenging and unique. He is not a rah rah, screaming trainer but rather a supporting individual, whose emphasis is always on correct techniques.I’ve worked with many trainers in the past, but can honestly say that no one has taught me more or provided so many doable full body workouts in the precise manner that Keven Coates does.
After having my second child, I made the decision to start my own personal fitness journey. I knew that being “fit” was what I wanted, but wasn’t sure how it would work for me. The thought of going to a “gym” terrified me, so I wanted someone who could come to my house. Liisa was referred to me as a personal trainer who could do in-home training. She immediately understood my fitness goals and how to get there. She is the perfect blend of tough (“you’re abs are sore? Lets do another plank!!”) and sweet (“you did it! you’re doing amazing!”) Exactly what a trainer should be!!Four and a half years (and one more child) later, I am still making weekly progress in my 2-3x’s a week training sessions! (which I now do at Serratus Movement Centre - turns out that gyms aren’t so terrifying!) I embrace my muscle fatigue and love my energy!
Kevin has been my personal trainer for four years. Having worked with other trainers, I would rank him as the best trainer and coach with whom I have worked. As a former recreational competitive runner, I was immediately impressed with Kevin’s knowledge not only about training but also his knowledge about nutrition and diet. Kevin clearly is well read and as such is current in new researched advances in training and nutrition. Kevin is always available to provide answers to questions and provides additional informative articles to guide your routines. His approach to my training program has allowed someone who understood training from a running perspective , to make an easy transition to the gym (can’t run any more). His approach to my programs is well thought out and easy to follow. As such, I have made continual improvement and progress with Kevin as my guide. Kevin’s approach is holistic. Over the 4 years, I have not only enhanced my overall body strength including core, but I have seen a major improvement in my balance and flexibility. I wish I had worked with Kevin when I was competing in races as he would have had a substantial impact on my racing times. His manner of relating to and motivating his clients varies depending on the individual. As a psychologist, I know this is important to sustain the client’s focus and commitment. I have recommended Kevin to a number of individuals who have never trained or have not been actively involved in sports for many years. Consistently, they thank me for making the connection. If you are interested in a holistic approach to ensuring your health is maintained, regardless of your age, I would have no hesitation in recommending and encouraging you to work with Kevin. It is an investment you won’t regret.
When my husband and I were looking for a personal trainer, we instantly clicked with Liisa. As a workout newbie, I was intimidated by the idea of joining a gym, but Liisa made me feel comfortable and confident right away. She’s warm, funny, motivating, and always keeps us on our toes with new workout ideas. She’s adept at tailoring exercises to challenge both of us during partner training, and helped me stay active and motivated throughout pregnancy while still pushing my husband to meet and exceed his personal bests. No matter what kind of day I’m having before our sessions, I always leave feeling energized and excited for the next one.
As a teacher, I look forward to long, lazy days on the patio or on the dock recharging before I start to plan for the next school year. However, I do start to miss my daily routine. The trainers and members at Serratus create such a fun, welcoming atmosphere that it doesn’t seem like such a chore to get out of bed for Bootcamp. After I’ve been up and moving at Bootcamp, I feel more productive, focused, and less guilty when I indulge over the summer. Every teacher loves a brand new start in September. Who doesn’t want to go back to school feeling better than ever!
Joining Serratus and working with a personal trainer has been such a positive experience for me. It has changed my outlook on exercise and has had such a huge impact on my physical and emotional well-being. I previously felt so intimidated about doing exercise. The staff at Serratus has been so encouraging and supportive. They are also very knowledgeable and help keep me motivated by constantly challenging me and introducing new exercises. I actually find myself looking forward to my training sessions and feel so great and positive about myself afterwards. I’m doing exercises that I never thought I could do! Plus they offer an environment where I can do it with a friend and we have fun all while rooting for each other. Such a great experience!