Alex Mader 

Specialty: Personal training and small group training

Education: Bachelor of Kinesiology and Current Student of Osteopathy 

Coaching since: 2012

Training completed: Cancer and Exercise Training for Fitness and Health Professionals (Thrive Health Services), Functional Movement Screen - Level 1

Favourite quote: “I have no desire to be a cat, which walks so lightly that it never creates a disturbance.” -A.T. Still

How did you start your health and wellness journey?

“My father raised me to love movement and the outdoors. I'm grateful for the tools I learned through this in my adult life, they’ve helped me to become the person I am today! My father and I ran a marathon together when he was 70 years old, and he continues to impress me. I began my career in fitness at the age of 15 and have been in-and-around gyms and fitness centers since. I love how exercise teaches routine, structure, and provides a great sense of accomplishment.”

Why do you love fitness and personal training?

“Physical activity is one of the most consistent indicators in decreasing health conditions such as cardiopulmonary conditions, stress, and obesity. Assisting people in getting and staying healthy is incredibly rewarding, as it not only increases strength and endurance, but helps people overcome other health concerns as well.”

Peter Lord 

Speciality: Personal Training

Education: Bachelor of Phys. Ed., Masters of Science in Kinesiology

Coaching since: 1985

Training completed: Certified Personal Trainer ACSM, NCCP Level III Coach (Athletics)

Achievements: Canadian Masters Triple Jump record holder, coach of Olympian Adrienne Power

Favourite quote: “Do what other people are unwilling to do so you can do what other people are unable to do."

What's your experience in health and wellness?

"I've been training as a competitive athlete for almost 40 years and have extensive experience in strength training and speed and power training. For over 30 years I've been coaching teams and athletes, as well as designing programs and performing fitness testing. This includes post-secondary teaching of health and wellness."

Why do you love what you do?

"I enjoy helping people achieve something they didn't believe was possible. It allows me to be creative because everyone is unique and so are their goals."

Timothy James Flemming

Specialty: Personal Training, Coaching

Education: DTS Squat Analysis, ISSA Certified, ET4P Nutrition Coach 

Coaching since: 2010

Training completed: Culinary Degree Red Seal 

Favourite quote: “Life is a recipe, surround yourself with great ingredients."

What's your experience in health and wellness?

"My fitness journey started at the age of 16 in a very small local gym. From baseball to lacrosse, football to bodybuilding, fitness has always been a part of my life in some way. As a Chef and Bodybuilder nutritious food and quality ingredients are integral in my day to day living. Now, as a Personal Trainer and Coach, I get the opportunity to pass on 30 years of combined knowledge to my clients and other fellow athletes."

Krista Thornton

Specialty: Personal training, health coaching

Certifications: Nova Scotia Fitness Association, Personal Training, Group Exercise Leader, Integrated Health Coaching, Older Adult Fitness

Coaching since: 1986

Favourite quote: "If you think you can, or you think you can't, you are right!"

How did you get into fitness and active living?

"I've been working in the fitness industry since my early 20's and have developed my education and skills throughout the years to encompass the whole spectrum of health. I'm certified as an Integrated Natural Health Coach which allows me to support people in looking at their health holistically, making lifestyle changes that last."

What's your experience in the industry?

"I've worked at many community centres and facilities in Halifax, teaching classes and doing one-on-one coaching. I've also facilitated many wellness retreats and workshops for individuals and teams."

Why do you love what you do?

"My job empowers people to live a full, healthy, happy life! What's better than that?!"


The Zatzman Sportsplex has experienced, motivated personal trainers who care about community health and helping you thrive in a fitness setting. Our personal trainers also work in our weight room, so they're familiar with our equipment and services. 

We're currently running a personal training promotion - $165 you will receive:

  • An innitial assessment with an trainer paired with you based on your personal goals. Due to COVID-19 this assessment is now available over the phone!
  • 3 sessions with your trainer
  • Workout with a friend and split the price! This promotion can also be purchased with a friend. Please note the workout plans provided for you will be the same, so make sure you and your friend have the same goals. 


    Think you could benefit from personal training? Book a consultation with one of our personal trainers today! Check out our personal trainers' bios below to see who may be a great fit for you. Not sure who you'd like to train with? Email Andrea Morrison at and let her know what you're looking for. She'll match you up with a personal trainer with the experience to support your goals!