Quentin has competed in high level sports and continues to play a wide variety of them, including volleyball, basketball, hockey, soccer, racquet sports and golf. This gives him great insight into how athletes move and what is required to achieve optimal performance in sports and
activities. Quentin also spent four seasons as the assistant coach for the Université de Saint-Boniface men’s volleyball team and has also coached multiple basketball and badminton teams.
Quentin takes pride in his hard-working nature, and his excellent interpersonal and communication skills. He is always striving to advance his knowledge of exercises and manual therapy to offer the best care possible. He is dedicated to his patients and will provide all his efforts in helping them reach their personal goa
MPT – Master of Physiotherapy (UofM)
B.Sc. – Bachelor of Science (USB)
Certified in Acupuncture
Sports First Responder Certification
josée is a licensed physiotherapist providing services in French and English. She attained her Bachelor of Sciences degree from the Université de Saint-Boniface. Following graduation Josée travelled, volunteered in the Dominican Republic, and worked in the French school division in Winnipeg before continuing her studies at the University of
Manitoba to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy. Josée is dedicated to lifelong learning and continues to develop her skills through post graduate coursework and mentorship. She has regularly trained at North Star Fitness since 2014, partaking in fitness, powerlifting and Olympic lifting classes. She uses a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise-based treatment techniques to help manage pain, improve function and achieve individualized patient goals.
PT – Masters of Physiotherapy (UofM)
B.Sc. – Bachelor of Science (USB)
Certified in Acupuncture
Sports First Responder Certification
I started CrossFit in 2012 and like many others got addicted to the methodology, to the community and to the physical and mental changes I have seen on myself. I complete my L1 CrossFit Trainer certificate in 2015 and the L2 In 2019. Most of all I love following athletes from when they show up on their first class not yet realizing their potential and then helping achieve greatness.
Level 1 Trainer
Christian Savard is currently in the process of completing his Exercise Science degree at the University of Winnipeg and has acquired his Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT). He developed a passion for training during his competitive hockey days and has continued to apply the same work ethic into his training and coaching. Christian applies strength and conditioning principles to the functionality of everyday life movements. He also helps injured athletes learn the fundamentals of strength training and eating better so that they continue to play sports.
Not lifting heavy weights because you think it’s going to make you “bulky” is like saying you don’t want to drive your car because you may turn into a professional NASCAR driver. Changing your mindset and approach to strength training will help you have fun and experience longevity.
With his dedication to health and fitness along with showing others the benefits to strength training, Christian will help you reach your fitness goals or get back into shape so you can continue to do the things that you love.
Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT).
Rebecca’s journey in the fitness industry began as a teenager recovering from an eating disorder. On her road to recovery she discovered her passion for fitness and nutrition. She wanted to use this passion as a way to help others on their journeys and make them feel comfortable in their own bodies.
Rebecca has been certified as a fitness professional since 2018 and has a variety of fitness and nutrition certifications. In the ongoing pursuit of knowledge, she is currently working towards her degree in Kinesiology at the University of Manitoba.
Rebecca’s primary focus is strength and conditioning with a specialty in lower body training.
With her unique approach to training and nutritional philosophy, Rebecca will help you reach your fitness and lifestyle goals!
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
ISSA Certified Glute Specialist
ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach
ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
Ian Markow’s Spectrum Certification
PT Business Essentials
Jason has been an avid gym goer since his teen years but it wasn’t until later in life he decided to make the switch to coaching. After several years of practicing and coaching martial arts he decided to switch gears and started a coaching apprenticeship at North Star Fitness. He has been actively coaching small group fitness and self defense classes since 2014. When not in the gym Jason can be found pursuing many outdoor activities such as skiing and canoe tripping. His love of the outdoors drives his passion for general physical preparedness. He is dedicated to providing supportive and personalized service to his clients so they may be stronger, move better, and live healthy active lives.
Crossfit Level 1 – Crossfit Mobility – Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1 – Agatsu Lower Body Mobility – Agatsu Assessment – Wilderness Advanced First Aid – Personal Defence Readiness Instructor – Precision Nutrition
Adrian has worked in the fitness industry since 2010 after having been introduced to fitness and strength training during football in highschool. Since then he has worked with clients of all ages and skill levels, has competed in powerlifting (getting the podium at Provincials in 2018 and 2019), and has run his successful Strength Club since 2014. Adrian specializes in full ROM strength, adjusting technique to fit the individual, and having his clients develop a confident mindset in the gym. As someone who truly loves fitness and the gym atmosphere, Adrian wants to share his passion with you and help you develop that same love for the gym.
Bachelors of Kinesiology, CSEP Certified Personal Trainer, Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, CPU Powerlifting Coach, Agatsu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor, Crossfit Level 1 Gymnastics, Agatsu Lower Body Mobility
As a Pastor for nearly 2 decades, Joel honed skills of listening, compassion, encouragement and challenge. Eventually it was time for a change and after a stint in retail sales he joined us at North Star Fitness where those skills learned over decades will help you reach your fitness goals.
Joel enjoys running and since he started in High School has run track, road races and in the past 10 years almost exclusively trail races, completing distances up to 120 miles. His most notable finishes include Fat Dog 120, Superior 100, Bighorn 100, Canadian Death Race (125k) and Voyageur 50.
But Joel isn’t just a one-trick pony who runs a lot. For the past 2 years as a Personal Trainer he has continued to grow in his understanding of the human body and how it functions. He loves getting his clients to improve on how their bodies work. Joel believes that moving well and pain-free is important for people at all stages of life. He understands that you are the hero of your own story, and that every hero needs a guide along their journey especially when working through crisis or challenges. He would love to be that guide for you so you can reach your goals, stay active well into your older years and have fun doing so.
Brookbush Institute: Human Movement Specialist – Brookbush Institute: Certified Personal Trainer – Markow Training Systems: The Spectrum Seminar – ISSA: Certified Personal Trainer – Agatsu Lower Body Movement and Mobility – CFA-BLS with AED
Klein has a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CSCS). He has a background in competitive basketball & football and has worked with athletes at all levels. A serious shoulder injury ended his sports career, but the knowledge he gained through surgery and rehab has proven invaluable. Klein specializes in shoulder rehab, prehab and athletic training and works with clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Klein believes that “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Experience, creativity and empathy are just a few of the ways that he helps people overcome physical and mental barriers to reach their goals. Whether it is health, fitness or performance you’re after, Klein can help you reach your full potential one step at a time.
If you need help rebounding from injury or need that extra push to become the best version of yourself possible, Klein can help you put a plan in place to set and crush massive goals.
Master’s of Physical Therapy Candidate, Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CSCS)m CPR-C, Emergency First Aid (EFA)
Ren’s passion for fitness took shape right here at Northstar fitness. From weightlifting and gymnastics to kettlebells and clubs, his love of movement has propelled his journey from Northstar member to personal trainer. He is dedicated to helping clients become stronger and healthier – physically, mentally and emotionally. He breaks down the mental barriers to change, and proves that with hard work and dedication you are capable of anything. He will help you take fear out of the equation, so even the most challenging goals and movements become attainable. Ren strongly believes that if you don’t move it, you’ll lose it. That movement is life, so why not make it fun? If expert coaching and support is what you’re looking for, Ren’s your man. He would love to sit down with you to discuss your fitness goals and ways to help you achieve the seemingly impossible.
CrossFit Level 1, Agatsu Joint Mobility and Movement, CrossFit Level 1 Gymnastics, Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1, Agatsu Assessment Course, Agatsu Indian Club and Mace Level 1.
Ben de Zwart has been training Personal Trainers how to be their best since 2009 and has helped grow over 100 trainers to become successful. From starting as a brand-new trainer in the industry with zero experience, he quickly became one of the highest-level Personal Trainers in Western Canada and is an award-Winning Fitness Manager. Ben has helped every sort of client, from dramatic weight loss, pre/post injury prevention/rehabilitation, weight-gain/bodybuilding and athletic performance. Ben takes a methodical approach to building the fundamentals in the program and teaching the why behind the movement. He does this, so that the training becomes very practical and the clients can change the way they move on a day to day basis. When clients move better 24 hours a day, success comes much quicker and easier with less chance of relapse. Ben would be very excited to sit down with you to discuss the next year of success and goal setting.
Brett Bartholomew’s Art of Coaching Apprenticeship • Fitness Manager of Excellence Award 2016 • 6x Winner of Goodlife Top 500 Award • Functional Movement Assessment & Gradual Exercise Methods Level 1 & 2 • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate • DTS Striking Fundamentals Part A Certificate • Can-Fit-Pro Nutrition and Weight Loss Certificate • Can-Fit-Pro Personal Training Specialist • DTS Kettle-Bell Fundamentals Certificate • Advanced Power Training Certificate • TRX R4 Trainer Certificate • TRX RIP Trainer Certificate • My Boot Camp Certification • Body-Fit Certification • DTS Level 1 • DTS Intro to Olympic Weightlifting • YMCA Personal Trainer • Trigger Point Level 1 & 2 Certificate • CrossFit Level 1 Certificate • Pat Rigsby’s Online Coaching Specialist Certificate • Alex Effers Evolve Mentorship • Applied Women’s Physiology & Training Certification • Ian Markow’s Spectrum Certification • Mike Reinhold’s IASTM Certificate