Who we are
Weight Loss Champions
After graduating with a degree in Physical Education and a diploma in Recreation, Paul has enjoyed an extensive career in the fitness industry that has spanned almost 30 years.
As a former Senior Vice President with the YMCA and presently as a private health and exercise consultant, Paul has designed and equipped over 20 state-of-the-art fitness centres and consulted with YMCAs and municipalities from the Maritimes to Alberta.
A popular presenter, public speaker and fitness columnist with The Edmonton Journal, Paul is a respected subject matter expert, Trainer, Trainer Educator and co-owner of successful Personal Training businesses in Ontario and Alberta.
Growing up with European roots Monica learned the value of movement education at an early age by participating in and eventually teaching ballet and gymnastics. Today, as a certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS) with a degree in Psychology from McMaster University, Monica’s unique background continues to unite mind and body. A modern weight loss guru.
As former owner of Ubung Studios and Coneckt Fitness Solutions in Ontario with partner and husband Paul, Monica utilizes her background in Psychology to help her clients understand the barriers that hinder success. Monica holds certifications as diverse as Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, Life Skills Coaching, Choice Theory, GTS Personal Trainer, Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
In addition to personal training services, Paul & Monica contribute their wealth of fitness experience to commercial and private projects including equipment procurement, layout and design. They train, develop and educate clients and staff and are available for speaking engagements and private consultation.
Fitness Centre Project management
YMCA of Barrie, Renovation
Innisfil YMCA/Municipal Partnership – New Build
Wasaga Beach YMCA/Municipal Partnership – New Build
Gravenhurst YMCA/Municipal Partnership – New Build
YMCA of Orillia – Facility Addition
YMCA of Collingwood – Facility Addition
YMCA of Midland – Renovation
Edmonton Bell Tower, Jackson’s Gym – Addition
The Meadows Community Recreation Centre – New Build
Clareview Community Recreation Centre – New Build
Kinsmen Functional Training Centre – Renovation
Mill Woods Recreation Centre – Renovation
Londonderry Recreation Centre – Renovation
Grand Trunk Recreation Centre – Renovation
What People Are Saying
Eight weeks ago, I made the decision to make my personal health and fitness a priority, and that decision is changing my life. I never imagined it would be possible to fit workouts into an already-busy schedule with two kids and a full-time career. Monica set my mind at ease and booked our appointment times to suit my schedule.Steacy Hinton
I find the small class sizes, inviting atmosphere, innovative routines and, of course, the great instruction makes for an experience that helps me to not only reach my fitness and weight loss goals, but feel good while doing it. I would recommend Monica to anyone looking to break-away from the “regular” and often monotonous gym experience. You won’t be disappointed!Lindsay Danko
They have an innovative strength-building system that can be customized to every individual regardless of their level of fitness. The trainers promote maximum results while following a system of exercises which are twinned with very unique equipment.Brenda Deryshire
Before our first training session, Monica shared her expertise on the equipment and explained how it worked. Because it was one-on-one training, I never felt pressured and with Monica’s help, I was able to push myself to levels I never thought I could achieve. After just one month I had gained more strength in my arms and legs than I thought possible. I can really see and feel the difference.Manuela Kerr
I had always wanted to be toned and fit; I worked out on my own but didn’t get the results I wanted. I dreaded the idea of going to a gym and honestly would have no idea where to begin… so I stayed away. Then I met Monica and Paul. They are knowledgeable, professional, encouraging and definitely results-driven. Since working with them, the results have been amazing!Laurie Graham