The Right People Behind The Right Gym.

PowerFlex Management & Staff

PowerFlex's management and staff are all fitness professionals who compete or have competed on the bodybuilding and fitness circuits. Each possesses years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in various diciplines of fitness and nutrition.

No matter what age you are, what stage of life you're at, or whatever your fitness goals or objectives are, our friendly management and staff of instructors, trainers, and nutritionists take a personal interest in coaching, motivating and guiding you to reach your personal best.

 


Rick Sparrow

Rick Sparrow

Owner, Manager, Competition Trainer

Manager and personal trainer, Rick has been bodybuilding and training athletes for over 15 years. Rick placed 3rd in the Heavyweight category at the 1994 Canada Cup and 1993 Mr. Quebec, and he placed 2nd in the Heavyweight category at the 1993 Mr. Montreal.

He has been involved in the gym industry for over 17 years, having founded PowerFlex with his brother Peter in 1991. Like Pete, he has personally coached more than 50 athletes to top placings in bodybuliding contests.He is also one of the most sought after personal trainers in Quebec.



Peter Zsofcsin

Peter Zsofcsin

Owner, Manager, Competition Trainer

Manager and personal trainer, Peter has been bodybuilding and training athletes for over 25 years. He recently competed in the Masters category in two contests – the 2001 Natural Quebec and 2001 Quebec Provincial – finishing in 1st place and 2nd place respectively.

He has been involved in the gym industry for over 17 years, having founded PowerFlex with his brother Rick in 1991. Peter has personally coached more than 50 athletes to top placings in bodybuliding contests. He is one of the most sought after personal trainers in Quebec.



Mark Guzevicius

Mark Guzevicius

Owner, Manager, Competition Trainer

Manager and personal trainer, Mark has been bodybuilding for over 24 years. Mark placed 2nd in the Light-Heavyweight category at the 1997 Natural Quebec, and he placed 1st in the Heavyweight category at the 2001 Natural Quebec. He also won the overall title at the 2003 Natural Quebec.

A former aerospace engineer, Mark became involved in PowerFlex back in 1997. He has been a personal trainer to more than 300 people over the past few years and has participated in numerous strength training seminars.



Johnny Battista

Johnny Battista

Personal Trainer

I have dedicated the last 30 years of my life to fitness and have been exemplary in leading a healthy lifestytle. Along the way, I have guided many people toward a new body, healthy attitude and life-changing behaviours.

My mission is to educate, guide and motivate in you achieving your health and fitness goals. I will design a training program based on your needs and your body type. With a personalized exercise program that is suited to you, you'll get professional advice and easy nitrition tips that you can use for the resrt of your life to maintain a healthy mind and body.

Acomplishments

  • First Place - Master's , 1995 Montreal Bodybuilding Competition
  • First Place - Master's , 1995 Quebec Provincial Bodybuilding Competition
  • Second Place - Master's, 1997 Canada National Bodybuilding Competition

Certifications

  • Rockland Sports Centre, Physical Fitness Instructor
  • McGill College, Personal Trainer
  • Government, National Coaching Certification Program

Experience

  • 1993-Present PowerFlex Gym, Personal Trainer
  • 1997-2001 RocklandSports Centre, Physical Fitness Instructor


Bruce Garnes

Bruce Garnes

Personal Trainer

Bruce "The Moose" Garnes has been weight training since 1995. It started out as a hobby in order to put on a bit of size and has been training ever since.

His first bodybuilding competition was in 1997. Since, then he has won numerous titles and continues to train even harder than ever.

His passion for the sport of bodybuilding and fitness overall has led him to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with others, so they too can achieve their fitness goals.

Acomplishments

  • 5th Men's Middleweight 1997 Physique Québec Testé
  • 2nd Men's Light-Heavyweight 1999 Montréeal Testé
  • 2nd Men's Light-Heavyweight 1999 Physique Québec Testé
  • 2nd Men's Light-Heavyweight 2001 Physique Québec Testé
  • 1st Men's Light-Heavyweight 2003 Physique Québec Testé
  • 1st Men's Light-Heavyweight 2003 Championnat Régional du Montréal
  • 5th Men's Light-Heavyweight 2003 Championnat Provincial
  • 2003 CBBF National World Qualifier Light-Heavyweight Men's Bodybuilding Champion

Certifications

  • YMCA Personal Trainer


Roula Vasilatos

Roula Vasilatos

Personal Trainer, Yoga & Aerobics Instructor

Roula Vasilatos, a 35 year old mother of two, has been involved in sports and physical fitness since high school. She has participated in basketball, track and field, gymnastics, yoga and bodybuilding.

Roula believes that physical activity should be an important part of one’s life. “Training and improving your body should be seen as a life long journey and a way of living, as opposed to a means to an end. With the development of good technique, training habits and a sound nutritional program, you can develop your body and spirit and benefit from years of good health and longevity."

Acomplishments

  • Sun Youth Senior Basketball Championship Team
  • Physique Québec Testé2003 - 1st position - Women’s Lightweight
  • Physique Québec Testé2003 - 1st position - Women’s Masters
  • Physique Québec Testé2003 - Women’s Overall Winner

Certifications

  • YMCA Personal Trainer / Weight Training Instructor
  • YMCA Group Fitness Instruction
  • YMCA Yoga Instructor
  • St. John’s Ambulance CPR

Associations

  • Roula volunteers at Centre d’Hébergement St. Vincent-Marie


Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas

Personal Trainer, Pilates & BOSU Instructor

Louise offers customized training at any level, couples and group training, realistic nutrition, body shaping and toning, body/mind connection through Yoga and Pilates, limited-time workouts, sports specific training, injury recovery training, and keeping people fit for life!

Whether it is in your home, at the office, or at the gym, Louise can help to motivate and guide you towards your fitness goals. Make changes you can live with forever.

Acomplishments

Louise has won the following bodybuilding titles:

  • Physique Québec Testé 1998 - 3rd position – Femme Moyen
  • Phys-Fit Québec Testé 1999 – 1st position – Femme Moyen
  • Phys-Fit Québec Testé 1999 – 2nd position – Femme Maître
  • Physique Montréal Métro Testé 1999 – 1st position - Femme Lourd
  • Physique Québec Testé 2001 – 3rd position – Femme Lourd
  • Physique Québec Testé 2001 – 1st position – Femme Maître

Certifications

  • Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor (1998)
  • Spinning, Bosu, TRX and Core Training
  • Corrective Postural Stretching
  • Pilates Instructor
  • YogaFit for Personal Trainers (Aug 2013)
  • Health & Wellness Certificate (CanFitPro)
  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Thai Yoga Massage, Level I & 2 (Essential Certification)

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