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A FOOT ABOVE

FITNESS

Zachary Boissinot

My name is Zachary Boissinot, I am a personal trainer and coach. Before all of that I was just an overweight teenager with low self-esteem and a soft midsection. I hope that by doing what I do, I can help others on their fitness journey so that the turmoil of getting into shape isn’t so intimidating.

My fitness journey started in my first year of high school. I was not involved in sports, I was not very active, I really liked food and I was starting grade 9. I struggled with almost every aspect of high school except for the academics. My social skills were lacking in a big way, and my ability with sports was pretty much zero. In grade 9, I caught the attention of a girl. After not too much time together I got told a line that will forever be seared into my mind, “I like you the way you are, but I think you would look much better with a six pack.” Because back in high school, a six pack was what it was all about!

That was my water shed moment that started everything for me. From there I started some absolutely insane practices to lose weight. I knew absolutely nothing about fitness, and I pretty much stopped eating. I would have 1-2 apples a day, 1-2 chicken breasts a day, and would sometimes have dinner with my family. I paired that with about two hours of running every day. I lost 60lbs in 6 months, had dark circles under my eyes, and felt terrible pretty much all the time.

I got dumped shortly thereafter, but by then I was already on my journey. I started to educate myself and I have continued to educate myself since. I started as a personal trainer in 2012 and since then I have been taking courses and seminars to hone my skills.

I have done courses in program design, nutrition, teaching proper form, fascial stretch therapy, contraction isometrics, and have taken a bunch of smaller seminars and lectures on everything from developing self-worth to thyroid health and function. But most of all I pride myself on my ability to solve fitness problems as they present themselves.

So whatever your goals might be, I am eager to tackle them with you!

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Jessica Goddard

Figure Competitor

“Zach is a great coach and trainer. I worked with him for six months, and with his guidance, I lost 27 lbs and 8% body fat. The exercise program he made for me was easy to follow and he was always willing to help me on my form and tempo. My meal plan was easy to follow, and he provided macronutrient guidelines which were easy to understand, and allowed me to make substitutions where I felt necessary. He was extremely responsive, and always answered texts and emails in a timely fashion. Whenever I was feeling insecure and doubting my progress, he was there to help me refocus, in order to hit my goals. Because of his coaching skills, I placed 2nd in my class at my first figure competition. I would recommend Zach to anyone looking to improve their fitness and/or nutrition, and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

June 2014

Conrad Namiesniowski

Athlete

“Zachary Boissinot has been my personal trainer for the last few years. Although I have had a life time of sports and fitness, in recent years due to sports injuries and the like I slowly developed bad habits and became out of shape. Although I continued to do my work out my routine it was not having the desired results. I had put on extra weight (20lbs) and was no longer able to do the things I liked doing like playing golf, hockey and skiing. Zach helped me regain my fitness, and my health and my posture is significantly better. My back and shoulders which were causing me problems are stronger now than they have been since my 20s. I have regained the strength and flexibility in my legs that I had lost. I am now 20 lbs lighter but I have much better muscle control and development. I continue to maintain a constant weight but the extra fat that I was carrying has melted away and I am fitting into clothes sizes that I did in my 20s. Zach did a great job getting me to the point I am today. I would recommend him for others who are in a similar situation.”

September 2014

Yves Bourbonnais

Goodlife Member

“I can say that at this point in time I am as fit as I have ever been! I’ve lost almost 60 pounds and have dropped from size 42 to a size 34 and even that is getting loose. As you can see in the pictures the shape of my body has changed quite a bit! My cardio is great and the recurring aches and pains in my hips and knees are easing. With Zach’s help I can now say that this is a lifestyle and I’m not planning on stopping. I will forever be grateful to GoodLife, and Zach specifically, for helping me make these much needed and much appreciated changes in my life.”

December 2014