Gymnase, is a training center offering group classes of various intensities, private sessions and programs, along with sports care delivered by health professionals (physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths).
The classes are offered by teachers in various specializations (yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, HIIT, calisthenics, animal flow). All, however, champion the theories and aims of functional training: training the body in all its functions: cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance.
Here, everyone takes care of everyone else’s well-being.
Training means being able to move easily for a long time.
Training is not a way of life, it's as normal as lunch.
Lunch is not a way of life.
We are welcomed at the gymnasium at the beginning of the year.
It’s a space for big meetings and games.
Gymnase, is a stop during your day, a familiar place.
We also train to enjoy the rest of our life.
Maude Smith Gagnon
Founder and owner of Gymnase, has been offering classes of various intensities for 13 years, focusing on the precision of Pilates and the intensity of CrossFit. Her various trainings allowed her to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the body and posture. She specializes in clients with a particular physical condition (pregnant women, people who have suffered injuries, people with arthritis or tendonitis, etc.).
is a trainer, marathon runner and devotee of callisthenics. He is passionate about everything related to body mechanics and health in general. He is also interested in food and its impact on our lives. Co-founder of TRIBARTA, a group dedicated to the development of callisthenics in Quebec, Sylla has completed Can-Fit-Pro's PTS-1 Private Coaching course. He also studied Capoeira with Fogo contramestre, and Thai boxing with Mark Graves. All these disciplines are at the origin of his use of movement sequences in his functional training method.
In 2011, her meeting with Lyne St-Roch restabilized many things in her life. Much more than the practice of asanas on the carpet, yoga has become for her a way of life that opens toward infinite possibilities. Her teaching begins with postural alignment, but also with the breath, the practice of vinyasa flow, creative sequences and restorative yoga in complete sweetness. Jennie accompanies moms to prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga with baby. With the help of deep flow therapy and individual counseling in yoga therapy, Jennie wants to make every individual more aware of their body and their possibilities.
Passionate about training for 20 years, Nicki Thompson has a strong interest in natural movements, callisthenics and bodybuilding. Her experience in the field comes from various certifications: ISSA group training, Zumba instructor, Sandbag DVRT training. Added to this is her own personal exploration through Parkour, Capoeira, Callisthenics. She also spent a year in Thailand learning Muay Thai.
Following major changes in her personal life, Valérie decided to make the leap and go to India for an intensive 200-hour training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa that completely changes her journey. She understands that for her, the meaning of life is to share and try to pass on to others what she has been fortunate enough to receive. A four-month internship followed in Casablanca, Morocco, during which she began to practice her teaching. Back in Montreal, she wants to create an atmosphere of trust in her classes, where everyone can express themselves and explore movement at their own pace.
divides her time between writing and yoga, a happy balance that allows for space in both head and body. She has been practicing yoga for about fifteen years. In 2015, she decided to deepen her knowledge by enrolling in the 500-hour faculty training at the Naada studio. This comprehensive coursework offered her the chance to explore other essential dimensions of yoga, such as meditation and pranayama, and to meet seasoned teachers including Richard Rosen, Matthew Remski and Ann Dyer. In addition, she also studied with Lyne St-Roch.