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5-Week Beginner Strength-Training Course in Toronto

Lifting Fundamentals Course

For all the people who have no idea where to start, we made this course for you.

In This Course You Will

Build Confidence

Graduates leave with the confidence to perform fundamental lifts effectively.

Learn Technique

Get hands-on instruction to perform exercises safely and effectively and avoid common injury risks.

Receive Personalized Attention

Gain knowledge of cues and modifications to perform exercises that suit your body. 

Get Familiar With Gym Equipment

From dumbbells to barbells, you’re going to learn how to use equipment safely.

Course Curriculum

Lifting Fundamentals for Everyone

  • Catering to everyone, this class guarantees the same quality of instruction, ensuring all participants are equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed.

 

Queer Lifting Fundamentals

  • Exclusively for those who self-identify as queer, this queer-led class ensures you feel represented, connected, and fully understood.

One Great Course, Two Great Choices

Lifting Fundamentals for Everyone

  • Catering to everyone, this class guarantees the same quality of instruction, ensuring all participants are equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed.

 

Queer Lifting Fundamentals

  • Exclusively for those who self-identify as queer, this queer-led class ensures you feel represented, connected, and fully understood.

Fees

  • This 5 week course is $150 + HST

Questions? See the course FAQ.

We Offer

  • An inclusive environment, committed to providing a non-judgmental & welcoming space where every individual can feel comfortable learning
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms & changerooms
  • Small group sizes (max. 10 participants)

Course Dates

Lifting Fundamentals for Everyone with Emma

  • Sundays at 2:30PM, begins April 21
  • Dates: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
  • 10 Spaces

Queer Lifting Fundamentals with Andi

  • Thursdays at 7PM, begins May 9
  • Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6
  • 10 Spaces
  • This course is for those who identify as Queer and is Queer-led. 

Please note that we do not offer make-up dates for this course, so be sure to check your calendar for any conflicts. 

All our course policies can be found in the FAQ.

Looking for Queer Work Out Club? Check out the new dedicated page!

Want to be the first to hear about new dates? Join the waitlist.

Meet Your Instructors

Andi McQueen (All Pronouns)

Andi is a queer personal trainer with a passion for making every body feel both cared for & confident. They are fiercely protective of anyone who’s ever been told they don’t belong in the fitness world. (You do.) They will encourage you to be kind to yourself, and will hold space for you so you can come as you are and have a great workout.

A comedian by night, Andi loves to keep a sense of play when training. They have a background in weightlifting, calisthenics, mobility work, & running & adaptive programming for pain, pre & post natal, senior populations, mental health barriers & neurodivergence.

Andi is a CanFitPro-certified Personal Trainer & Pn1 Nutrition Coach.

Adrian Nicola (He/Him)

Adrian’s fitness super power is empowering people to make fitness a healthy part of their lives.

He believes in meeting people where they are and finding modifications to ensure movement is pain-free.

Adrian is a NASM-certified trainer specializing in:

  • Beginner general health and fitness
  • Beginner and Intermediate Mobility
  • Beginner and Intermediate Strength Training
  • Healthy Eating Guidance
Adrian Nicola group fitness instructor and personal trainer headshot

Emma Bellingan (She/Her)

Emma believes that fitness extends beyond aesthetic changes, encompassing mental well-being, bone strength, heart health, & enhanced balance as we age.

She combines strength training and Pilates to cultivate strong and resilient bodies for her clients.

Emma is deeply passionate about the transformative power of movement and its integration into everyday life.

Her credentials include:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Body Harmonics Pilates Level 1: Mat
  • DTS Level 1

Emma Bellingan (She/Her)

Emma believes that fitness extends beyond aesthetic changes, encompassing mental well-being, bone strength, heart health, & enhanced balance as we age.

She combines strength training and Pilates to cultivate strong and resilient bodies for her clients.

Emma is deeply passionate about the transformative power of movement and its integration into everyday life.

Her credentials include:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Body Harmonics Pilates Level 1: Mat
  • DTS Level 1

FAQ

We require a minimum of 48 hours notice if you can no longer attend the program. 

We do not refund for any missed sessions or pro-rate the program cost if you can only attend some of the sessions.

We do not offer any make-up dates.

A maximum of 10 participants.