I worked with Mario for a few months in the fall before traveling for modeling. I’ve done both one on one sessions and his Bootcamps which have helped me achieve the results I was looking for. I strongly recommend Mario as a trainer for both his knowledge and methods of training. For me, it was always tough dragging myself to the gym and once I got there I had no clue what I was doing and quickly gave up. Having Mario's classes and one on one sessions allowed me to have a set time and regiment to follow. On top of that he knew exactly what I needed to achieve the ideal body shape for my line of work. I've seen him work with others as well and he’s always modifying his training methodology to work with different levels of fitness and body types.
Going into your first Bootcamp class you expect some guy yelling at you, breaking you down and telling you to give 50 more. Mario's training is not like that. He has found the fine line of encouraging you while pushing you to your limit. Not that he won't tell you to give him 50 more push-ups, but he'll say it because he knows you can do it. If he knows you have it in you he won't let you give up. Mario has also taught me body and postural awareness which help prevent me from injuring myself in the long run. This has helped me in life as well bringing more awareness to my body while modeling and giving me better posture. Overall Mario is a great asset to the fitness world and I have no doubt that he can whip anyone who wants it into shape.
Next Model Agency
Next Canada first opened it’s doors in 1999, and quickly jumped to the forefront of the Canadian fashion industry. Viewed as one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in Canada, we have discovered and managed such models as Yasmin Warsame, Sarah Ruba, Renee Lacombe, Kelsey Van Mook and Kim Cloutier.
I am writing this letter of recommendation for personal trainer Mario Rigby. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rigby over the past twelve months and have been hiring him to train re-shape our models so that they are competitive physically for our industry. Many of our talent work for clients such as Victoria Secret and Sports Illustrated, and Mario has been able to help obtain the required physique models need to work with these clients. To date, we have had only success with the new physiques our models have achieved training with Mario, and shall continue to retain his services when needed. Feel free to contact us for any further questions.
Next Canada: www.nextmodels.ca
My experience with Mario has been wonderful, he's very understanding to my needs inside and out of the gym. I have learned a great deal from Mario, everything from learning how to reach my goals and changing my nutritional habits to achieve the results I want. I really enjoy the sessions with Mario, even on a dull day he manages to make me feel great and my energy levels are re-booted which I need to keep up with Mario's workouts. At the very beginning we set goals for myself, I wanted to gain lean muscle mass and so far when I look in the mirror I think he's done a superb job, I couldn't as for anything more. I want to end off by saying that Mario makes coming to the gym a great experience and I look forward to coming to every session
Mario is an inspiring and dynamic trainer. He is always pushing you to the next level of achievement and won't let you quit until you get there. He knows how to tailor your work outs to suit your individual needs, which is key to seeing real results. When I need to get in top shape for an upcoming role, I know who to call! Mario has had so much experience working with performers, he understands the demands of the profession, both aesthetic and physical. He has a great spirit and the time just flies when you are training together. Thanks Mario for your guidance and inspiration!
Over the past few years I have struggled to find a fitness routine that works for me. From excessive cardio training, to not working out at all, it has been hard for me to achieve a healthy, enjoyable exercise routine that suits my personal needs. After stopping exercise completely for over 6 months I decided to try it again, but this time with a personal trainer who could help me stay focused by following an individualized routine. I stumbled upon Mario’s training services by chance, but I could not be more pleased with the results. Mario’s consistent motivation has helped me to undertake a strength-training regime that I never thought I could handle and his firm encouragement allows me to continually push my limits. In addition, Mario is understanding and flexible and has made many accommodations and adjustments to my routine in order to make sure that it fits my lifestyle. After only four months of training with Mario, I am happily surprised with the outcome. I no longer struggle to fit workouts into my schedule because they have become an enjoyable, manageable part of my week and my motivation and energy levels are high. I now find myself wanting to strive for an even higher level of fitness than I had initially anticipated.
I have to thank Mario, for his dedication in helping me accomplish my desired weight and fitness, fitness routine. I met Mario through a friend, my first impression of Mario was positive. We talked about fitness, health, his philosophy of eating healthy, well thereafter I had decided to start intense 3 times weekly workouts. With all his knowledge and encouragement, I have reached my fitness goals. Mario pushes me to my limits, and has showed me how to go beyond them. Whenever I feel I need a week of intense working out I give Mario a call. Mario is truly dedicated to helping people achieve and feel much better about their fitness. I haven’t met anyone quite like Mario; he truly shows his passion in fitness.
Mario has lead me to a healthy lifestyle, and has showed me how to enjoy working out. Working out with Mario has decreased stress I had in my life, and given me much needed energy I had be lacking. I have to thank you Mario, you have really made an impact on my life
I know Mario for about 3 years now. At the beginning I was hesitant to hire him as my personal trainer because I thought that our friendship would take away from the workout. One day, I decided to contact Mario and tell him about my constant back pain and how I needed to find the right exercises to solve this problem. He gave me some tips over the phone but we decided that to schedule a training session would be the best idea. I was really surprised with Mario’s professionalism, he seat with me and listened to my problems and answered all my inquiries in the more objective way. After that, he created a challenging routine that helped me so much to increase the strength of my muscles, especially the ones located in my back. I noticed a change after the first week of training.
The experience that I thought would be more playful than hard work ended up being a super nice and challenging workout. Mario never lost his sense of humor but treated me serious enough to make sure I was doing all the exercises on time and in the correct way.
I am writing this testimonial because I want to tell people that Mario is not only a great friend, he is also a great trainer. He is a person that seriously enjoys and feels happy with what he is doing. So if you ever wondered how it would feel to have an effective workout, an excellent nutrition diet and a happy trainer do not hesitate in contacting him
When I am doing the drills like burpees, mountain climbers, and spiderman crawls, I ask myself "Why am I doing this?" but as soon as one hour of boot camp is over, I feel my entire body is replenished with new oxygen. Mario will provide the never-ending challenges that I view as a tool to discipline not just for the body but more importantly the mind. Soon, with the helpful encouragement of the instructor, the lazy-conscience inside me gets killed in action and the stress and burden that have piled up over the week are also gone. I go to Mario's Boot camp to live!
I was fortunate enough to train with Mario and I can tell you hands down he is one of the best Personal Trainers in Toronto. Our sessions were challenging yet fun and varied using a combination of free weights, bodyweight and high intensity cardio. Mario is an incredibly talented, motivating and knowledgeable trainer who will kick your butt and help you accomplish things you didn’t think you were physically capable of. If you want the best and you want results that stick, train with Mario Fitness.
I have always been a fairly active person. However with the combined temptation of my father's (cheesy) home-made meals and a busy lifestyle; I found my body and fitness level falling below what I was used to. Mario was crucial not just to my newer, fun, and effective workouts but helping me break out of bad habits. I was taught the benefits of a clean diet and consistent workout schedule. It didn't happen over night but fairly soon, my body was leaner more toned and I was able to do.. push-ups! Real manly push-ups (not any of that knee stuff)! I am now confidence in my physical abilities because of Mario's tolerant and flexible approach to personal training.
Mario's workout ideas keep the gym fresh and you'll be able to push yourself, just that little bit more. Which as we all know, in the long-term can make all the difference! He knows about being busy and is uncommonly understand to this plight (and canceled bookings!). Honestly, Mario has helped me so much to general improve my life-style, stop crash dieting, and increased my personal desire to be fit; and I think he can do the same for you!
Since I haven’t said it yet – I wanted to thank you for the training, the patience and cheery demeanor with which you perform your work! Without it, it’s unlikely that I would still be working out or that I would have aggravated one of my long list of unsupported joints and quit in pain.
I’m not the most motivated individual, and certainly, this time of year I hit a low-point in energy, but compared to previous years I’m feeling much better than I usually do.
Thanks to Mario, I am officially in love with fitness. In my 4 months training with Mario, I can say that I am stunned to see that the fitness goals I set out for myself have all been accomplished, if not exceeded, and I feel healthier, more energetic and much stronger than ever before. With Mario as your trainer, you will walk into the gym and smile; his easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere so coming to the gym is never an anxiety ridden experience. But that is not to say that Mario will be easy on you. His workouts are designed to push you to your limit every time, always changing up exercises and keeping things interesting to achieve maximum results. Get ready because Mario's sessions will make you grunt and sweat to the max, but that's what you want, right? Not to mention his experience in fashion modeling, Mario even helped me improve my runway walk! With Mario's guidance, I learned that the sky is the limit and that if you set your mind to it, you can achieve anything. So if you are serious about changing your body and lifestyle, Mario is the trainer for you
D. Stephen McPhail
Mario has been my fitness instructor over the past month, usually four to five days a week, at the Coxwell Avenue Good Life Fitness Club. To gain an insight into my rich appreciation of his knowledge, professionalism, good humor, consideration and flexibility, which collectively challenged me to get the most out of my workout sessions; would require an extensive explanation of my health situation, to provide a suitable frame of reference.
Let me simplify by stating that three years previously, I had been exposed to toxic mold & heavy metals at a construction job site. The skin on my hands dried out, cracking & bleeding, and the tendons in both wrists became swollen, making it a painful proposition to work at my trade or engage in the regular sports & workouts I was used to.
It appears that I also acquired Hepatitis C. Through a combination of Naturopathic and conventional medical treatments, this has been cured. But, this past year, part of that treatment entailed five months of cancer drugs, which had horrendous side-effects, due to the suppression of the oxygen in my blood: chronic fatigue, dry skin & itchy rash all over my body, thinning of my hair, a horrible chemical taste in my mouth & the suppression of a normal appetite, extreme reaction to salt, swelling & slight bleeding in the back of my eyes, causing headaches if I read, worked on a computer, or watched a movie for more than ten minutes; and, depression.
With an innovative combination of calisthenics, free weights, Nautilus equipment and yogic stretching, Mario cajoled my feeble body into challenging my atrophied muscles. I have gained ten pounds of muscle weight and despite my regular whining & complaining, have developed new confidence in my ability to realize the once distant dream of regaining my previous level of physical & creative activity
Mario Rigby Personal Training
Phone: (647) 471 4832
Phone: (647) 471 4832