With more than 7 years of experience in the fitness industry, Andre Thibeault has shown a dedication to his clients by helping them lead healthy lifestyles and to reach their goals.
Andre has diploma in Physical Fitness Management from Cambrian College and personal training certification through the accredited Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. As fitness is his passion, Andre has continued to enhance his skills by becoming an Urban Poling Instructor, Youth Exercise Specialist, Physical Literacy Leader in Sport & Recreation and Golf Fitness Specialist. With this continued success, Andre decided to start APT Fitness to provide quality fitness services to northern communities.
Andre believes in building trust with his clients and encouraging them along each step of their journey while continuing to push their limits. He believes that in order for you to make your health and fitness a priority, it needs to fit your lifestyle and still be fun.
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I've always found it helpful to share my story with others, not as fitness professional to client, but as human being to human being.
In 2015 my physical and mental health reached an all time low. I was overweight, I had high blood pressure and constant health issues, and I was living with debilitating depression and anxiety. Out of absolute desperation, I turned to exercise, with the hope that if I could start by improving my physical health, that improvements to my mental health would eventually follow.
I bought a bench, some dumbbells, a mirror, and an exercise mat, and I started at home in my basement. With a ton of self-doubt and a major fear of failure, I started. I had no idea if I would stick to it, or if I could even make it through a single workout, but I decided that I would try. It's that decision to simply try that led me to where I am today.
Now, 4 years later, I'm a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and a fitness + mental health writer and blogger. I'm down 65 pounds, my depression and anxiety (though still present) have improved immensely, and I've found a passion that I have been searching for all my life.
I understand how difficult the journey can be. I know the physical, mental, and emotional struggles that can ensue. But I also know firsthand how incredibly far the decision to try can take you. And how important it is to have someone in your corner, to help, support, and guide you along the way.
I would love to work with you, and support you on the next step of your journey.