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We help athletes that recognize that headspace, regeneration as well as training play a huge role in development. We provide a Sports Performance Development Program in a small-group setting and measure progress by metrics that matter to you Making us the best-kept secret in Montreal. If you want to go there, you have to train here.
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Amazing experience! This is my second time visiting EMPWR for a week in the summer, and I have nothing but good things to say. The first time I came to visit was before my scoliosis surgery, so I was struggling to find a way to properly train my body for basketball. Rich is an amazing and encouraging trainer who showed me a way to train my body for my condition. I came to visit a second time after my surgery, and he showed me different ways I could train myself in my condition, and he never let me feel left out of the group when others were doing exercises that were difficult for me. There are always positive vibes, and I can't wait to come back next summer!
Chez EMPWR, tu as non seulement accès à un plan personnalisé à tes besoins/objectifs, mais tu apprends surtout à mieux t’entraîner! Rich est un excellent coach qui a le souci de bien expliquer les exercices et de s’assurer que tu les exécutes correctement ( pas de triche! ). Je suis maintenant plus confiante dans mes entraînements grâce à son aide et ses conseils! Si tu veux développer des méthodes d’entraînement efficaces et booster ton d’énergie, tu sais où aller !🔥💪
Training at EMPWR is like training at a gym but with the addition of having a personal trainer right by your side. Rich Thaw has gone from training clients in his small garage to a great training facility. He is both informative and very knowledgeable about different training techniques to get you going physically and providing the perfect program wether you play hockey, football, soccer or any demanding high skill sport. For young and old alike, this training space is suited for all to work-out in a friendly and positive atmosphere! EMPWR is a great place to get you moving and unstuck from your training training rut.
Fantastic trainer! Would recommend for anyone just starting out training or someone that has been training for years!
Do you like exercise? Do you like sweating? Me neither. But Rich is the man and he’s helping me reach my fitness goals.
Great workout class by Rich! Such a fun and welcoming environment. Can’t wait to come back! 💪🏻
Fun and welcoming environment! Rich was amazing and supportive! WE CHOPPED WOOD☺️
Great space, incredible tailored workouts, and Rich is a gem 👌
As a competitive dancer it’s important to me to support and to feel supported. I felt as if i were weak. I used to have lack of energy from all the dancing and hard effort I put towards my competitions. When I realized that working out at empwr made a difference was when I started to gain more energy and muscle in my legs, arms and abs. I highly recommend training at empwr.
EMPWR has been a great experience for myself as a hockey athlete. Rich is very caring and invests so much of his time in each and everyone of his clients as well as works around any injuries you are undergoing. Truly the best place ever!!!
I have been training with Rich for a year now and I loved every minute of it. He’s been amazing in coaching me, giving me tips about health and nutrition and especially helping me achieve goals that I never thought I was capable of. I recommend EMPWR for the amazing work done and the community that improves the experience!
EMPWR is exactly what I was looking for and needed. He builds your confidence to not only feel better but do better. He is patient, friendly and encouraging. I am also happy with my results thus far, and how he continues to push me to stay motivated.
Amanda Lauren Mazzanti
Best coach in town. Have trained with many other trainers but no one has pushed me, encouraged me or shaped my body like Rich.
Rich is an amazing trainer who’s truly dedicated to his clients. He goes above and beyond just being a trainer. He cares about how you’re doing on a personal level and he’s always there in whatever way that’s needed. I can’t thank him enough for all that he’s done for me throughout the years, and I can only imagine for the years to come
By far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Very straight forward and honest, takes the time to tailor to your needs. Rich Thaw will give back 100 times what you give him, a little dedication is all you need, he’ll take care of the rest. I have tried and failed many times, but Rich doesn’t let me fail. I have a great admiration and respect for this man and I would hope that you will have the courage to let him change your life. Thanks again Rich…. Always forward!
Riccardo Di Tommaso
Rich is a breathe of fresh air as a trainer. His attention to detail, whether it’s about your goals or the actual exercises is something that truly separates him from the herd. He has the knack to make training fun and his thirst for information and keeping data insures the works out remain fresh and your progress is tracked. It’s always a bonus to find a trainer who cares, that’s fun and does his best to make sure you hit your goals!
Rich has completely helped me transform my body, my soul and my life. When times were super tough, especially during Covid, training with Rich and setting a short and long term plan for both exercise and healthy eating habits has helped me develop a much healthier lifestyle. I am completely honoured and lucky to be a part of the EMPWR team! Get out and PlayAtLife and make Rich a part of your amazing day💪🏻❤️🏋️♀️
Some people dread working out and procrastinate going to the gym. That was once me. Since training with Rich, I look forward to it and pushing myself. He is encouraging and makes something that once felt like a chore, now part of my routine and a fun experience. He transformed my mindset on the idea of training and it always starts my day off right!
As a competitive dancer, it's important to feel supported year-round; especially through the intense competition season. I used to feel weak & lacked the energy to compete. The guidance around sleep, eating to support my goals, & training has made a difference. It's clear that I have way more energy, strength/endurance in my legs, arms, and abs. It has made me a better athlete.
Rich is a breath of fresh air as a trainer. His attention to detail, whether it's about your goals or the actual exercises is something that truly separates him from the herd. He has a knack to make training fun + his thirst for information and keeping data ensures the workout remains fresh and your progress is tracked. It's always a bonus to find a coach who cares like he does
EMPWR has been a great experience as a D1 college hockey athlete. Rich is very caring and invests so much of his time in each and every one of his clients as well as works around any injuries you are undergoing. Truly the best place ever!!! I wish I would have found EMPWR sooner.
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