“You brush your teeth every day to keep the plaque off your teeth. We are doing the same thing for specific areas of your body.”

-Cassidy Phillips

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DID YOU KNOW

Over 40% of Canadians are at high risk of developing mental health issues ranging from stress to depression. Millennials, women, and low-income earners are at greatest risk. LGBTQ+ individuals face a much larger risk due to socio-economic factors such as discrimination, violence, accessibility, and inclusion. That’s why ArtsFitness is here to provide a safe space where your individual fitness needs are addressed in a respectful non-judgmental way.

ABOUT ME

I grew up surrounded by people with genetic and/or chronic health conditions so I was always conscious of having to live a healthy lifestyle, and constantly asked what can I do? It just happened I was also a very artistic kid. I was coaching drama classes after university. Seniors in particular. And I thought it would be helpful to understand anatomy so I could help them move safely. I had been going to gyms since I was a teenager, but I did not understand why I was doing what I was doing.

Fast forward. I have been a fitness coach for 7+ years. I am also a bodyworker now (fascial stretch therapy) and yoga teacher. I worked in a gym full-time for almost 5 years. I faced homophobia, and heard many stories of fear and exclusion from individuals not fitting in with the status quo or inherent toxic masculinity of the industry.

So, today, I am also a fitness activist. I work with various marginal populations teaching movement in a way that presents fitness as a human right and a privilege, rather than a product of shame or guilt. I enjoy breaking down complex science into more tangible tidbits that can lead to empowerment, growth and pride. I offer low-cost options as much as possible so that more people can access the guidance of a coach without phenomenal cost barriers. I am, also, one of the first coaches in Toronto, Canada to tailor my services to LGBTQ+ folks. My clients range from HIV+ men to older adults to young adults struggling with their mental health.

Our Services

Personal Training (PT)

Using bodyweight and the appropriate equipment, online or offline, we lower back pain, decrease stress, and improve posture. Physical health involves understanding the difference between flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular training. I am incredibly excited to help you navigate this journey. Let’s get moving!

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

FST is a manual therapy that improves Flexibility by releasing connective tissue known as fascia, which runs the whole length of the body and surrounds muscle, so you can move better, feeling like you are walking on a cloud. With an increased range of motion, enhanced body awareness and improved sense of wellness, it becomes easier to tackle Strength Training and Cardiovascular Training.

Stressed to Zen (S2Z)

Nobody’s calm and cool all the time. But when you have the right tools and strategies, it becomes a lot easier. Ready to go from STRESSED TO ZEN? S2Z consists of 10 short learning modules sent to your email covering topics important to stress reduction like consuming the right vitamins, learning to let go and meditating. The modules contain fun activities and take under 10 minutes each! You will receive BONUS access to live workouts, yoga sessions and stretch videos.

TESTIMONIALS

PT & FST

“Over the past 12 months, not only have you helped me feel better about myself physically, but you have helped restore my confidence, focus and determination.”
Shari Yasin

“I never thought I’d say this, but I actually love going to the gym now. I see the results already and not only in my physical appearances, but most importantly in my stamina and energy levels.”
Sveta Fedarava

“Of primary importance for me is that with each exercise he keeps correcting the positioning of my body in order to target the right muscle and to get the most benefit from the particular exercise.”
Ibolya Smith

S2Z | Virtual Group

Lorenzo was so patient with everyone and so gentle. Such a refreshing style of teaching! I thought it was done so creatively, by combining a thinking piece along with the exercise. Thanks to Lorenzo for being so welcoming!
Jilian V.

My top fitness goal was to improve mobility and sleep quality. The program helped me gain better understanding of the science behind stress and its impact on wellbeing, and also gave me plenty of practical resources that I can implement daily. Lorenzo was very supportive in catering the material to individual needs and also took the time to engage his clients on a personal level.
Dempsey Cruz

I like the tips and suggestions that you send pre and post workout. I was in a car accident and due to covid I wasn’t able to go to physio but this really assisted in stretching out my lower back. Lorenzo mentioned + affirmations and imagery for your psychology while doing excercises.
P. G.

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