I first started working out with Alex just over a year ago to develop a more consistent and structured gym routine. With Alex's knowledge and expertise, I focused on more specific goals related to strength and body composition.
When we first started working out, I was goblet squatting only 50lbs and using dumbbells to deadlift 70lbs. I can now barbell back squat 135lbs and easily deadlift 155lbs. I was initially worried about looking "bulky" or "manly" but can say that this definitely isn't the case and am now in the best shape of my life.
My goal working with Atom Athletics was to get me ready for pre-service firefighting training and pass all my physical certifications and exams to become a firefighter. I knew I needed to be in top physical condition and at the time, I wasn’t.
I had been trying to work out on my own for about a year and found I made very little progress. I knew I needed some guidance. That’s when Alex came into my training life.
Within eight months I’ve gained 25lbs of mostly muscle through a proper diet and intense workouts closely monitored by Alex. Not only am I much stronger, my confidence has skyrocketed. Alex seems to know where my physical boundaries are and how far he can push me beyond them.
I very much recommend Alex. Without him I wouldn’t know how to push myself to achieve the success I currently have and will continue to build on.
The past two years with Alex has improved my life in many ways. Familiarity with equipment, challenging workouts and confidence in my body just scratch the surface with what you get when working with him . Being coached has opened me up to different aspects of health and nutrition that I never thought I would tolerate, let alone enjoy.
Alex sets you up with daily goals, and as I met them gradually, I noticed even better results. I never viewed myself as someone who would journal meals, count protein or record workouts, but upon doing so, I found a strong correlation with my performance and how mind and body felt.
Alex has helped me make significant changes in my life that have benefited me immensely and will continue to do so for life. To use a sports metaphor, he's helped me work on my defence as well as my offence improving the overall make up of my “team.”
I was the heaviest I’d ever been thanks to the pandemic. Luckily, I was able to head to the states and find a gym, but I hadn’t ever taken the gym seriously so I didn’t know what I was doing.
Alex helped change that for me and developed a program that kept me focused on getting stronger. Even though it was remote training, Alex was able to keep me motivated and he monitored my progress, making adjustments as needed.
I highly recommend working with Alex because he doesn’t just give you workouts to do, but helps you make sustainable lifestyle changes that really move the needle.
I’m down 10lbs, feeling stronger than ever, and excited to keep my fitness journey going. Thanks Alex - I look forward to continuing to work with you!
Finding a personal trainer is not easy. I've had some less than ideal experiences in the past. Thankfully a friend recommended Alex to me last year.
Alex brings to the table exactly what I wanted in a trainer all along. He is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated. I worked with Alex for the majority of 2020, starting in the condo gym before moving to outdoor workouts due to the pandemic and keeping those up until it got too cold to continue.
Starting from the intro session I could see that Alex is in a different league. He was prepared, wanted to gather as much information about my situation as possible, and presented a clear path forward for us to work together. Even just little things like having all kinds of paperwork in place sets him apart from most.
The rest of the year was a great experience for me as Alex helped me get stronger, taught me numerous exercises and explained lots of general concepts about the body. Throughout it all he adapted to the challenges of working outside of a gym, the unpredictable weather and anything else thrown at us.
Not once did I feel that Alex put me in danger due to too much weight, or working past a safe point. Additionally, Alex started introducing other concepts such as nutrition and activity tracking to build a more complete approach.
I have had the pleasure of working with Atom Athletics for the past 6 months. The goal was ultimately to get myself in better condition for summer rugby. Well, six months later and an Ontario championship, I am in the best condition ever.
Through his ability to mix athletic and powerlifting training programs I was able to acquire the strength and size I need to be successful. His programs and training will not only get you the results you desire, they will also make you look, feel and move better.
Whether you're completely new to the gym or a seasoned veteran Atom Athletics has something to offer you.
I came to Atom Athletics seeking out a more structured approach to my training. I had been training with the big compound lifts for a while but my progress had stalled.
With the programming provided by Atom Athletics, I was able to add 125 lbs to my squat, 45 lbs to my bench and 135 lbs to my deadlift. All this was achieved within one year of working together.
I came to Atom Athletics in search of an intensification of my training. I had already lost a significant amount of weight on my own, but my results had plateaued.
Working 1 on 1 with a trainer instead of in group settings was just what I needed as I was pushed much harder. Alex is engaging, knowledgeable, listens and offers great advice. With him I have become much leaner, with definition in my arms, stomach and legs. He has not only helped me lose weight but shape my body.
I would definitely recommend Atom Athletics for all your personal training needs!