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 - $150 includes:

  • Three personal training sessions.
  • A pre-session evaluation of your fitness levels.
  • An body composition analysis with our inBody scale.
  • A health and nutrition consultation. 

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!

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 thirty 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 create, because everyone is unique and so are their goals."

Krista Thornton 

Speciality: Personal training, fitness class instruction, and health and wellness coaching

Certifications: Nova Scotia Fitness Association, Personal Training, Group Exercise Leaderion, Integrated Nutrition Health Coach, Older Adult Fitness Leadership

Coaching since: 1986

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

Tell us about your health and wellness journey.

"I’ve been working in fitness since I was in my twenties and have recently decided to encompass the entire spectrum of health by becoming certified as an Integrated Natural Health Coach. I've worked at the Sportsplex, Cole Harbour Place, Community Centres across Nova Scotia, as well as performed one-on-one coaching for individuals and wellness retreats for groups."

Why do you love what you do?

"My work empowers people to live a full, happy, and healthy life!"

Mason Mantell Thomas

Specialty: Youth Training, Small Group Training, and Personal Training

Education: ISSA Personal Training Certification and in the process of earning his Nutrition Coach Certification

Coaching since: 2014

Favourite quote: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

Why do you love your job?

"I love what I do because it's a lifestyle of never-ending learning and experiences. In many ways, fitness has saved my life. I use the principles learned through my journey as an outlet to relieve stress and overcome obstables. When it comes to health and wellness as a career, to me, it's more than just the physical benefits. It's the confidence gained within ourselves, pushing us to be better than we were yesterday which offers the biggest reward of all."

What's your approach to personal training?

"With 10+ years of experience in personal training and wellness coaching, I believe that living an active lifestyle is vital to longevity, good health, and an overall happier and more fulfilling life. I stay committed to my client's overall wellbeing and progess. I learn their individual lifestyles, needs, and goals to provide the safest, most enjoyable and effective all-over personal training experience, all while guiding them to gain a better understanding of how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, strength train, improve endurance, or just work on overall health, it's achievable through proper planning and consistency. All you have to do is make the promise to yourself and commit. I'll provide you with the motivation and tools you need to succeed."


Adam Doucet 

Speciality: Personal training and small group training

Certification: Personal Training (in progress)

Coaching since: 2011

How did your health and wellness journey start?

“I played football for 14 years and put everything into staying at the top of my game while constantly growing and improving. Various martial arts helped support and supplement my training along the way, and now, in life after football, I find Mixed Martial Arts to be one of my favourite training methods. I also enjoy mountain biking, hybrid athletic training, and strength training.

I began volunteer coaching various football and basketball teams when I was 16, and was captain of several of these teams. I enjoyed organizing off-season training sessions and using my knowledge base to assist players in raising their skill and fitness levels. I've been doing group and personal training independently for almost ten years and am currently in the process of upskilling to better serve Sportsplex members."

Why do you love what you do?

“As human beings, we are biologically built to move and exercise. I truly am passionate about spreading the love for all of the different kinds of exercise and training that can be beneficial for one’s growth. There is a form of exercise out there that suits each individual’s needs and athletic aspirations. My job is to identify what that is, and help set the client on the path to a wealth of health!”