30 day challenge - whole foods

30 Days of Whole Foods & Digital Diet

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This holiday season I slowed down on exercise but my organs worked overtime on desserts and drinks! Time for a reset with 30 days of whole foods and clean eating. Who’s with me? Starting Jan 9 we’ll have more good stuff, less “iffy” stuff, and cut the bad stuff.

This is not a diet. Therefore, eat as much as you want, whenever you want. Load up on veggies, meat, fish, eggs, fruit, nuts, and healthy fats… in other words, foods that need no labels because they never saw the inside of package. DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE!

Go on a Digital Diet
Finally, since we’re giving our digestive tract a break, how about our brains? Take the next 30 days to be aware of how much screen time you consume.

Personalize your challenge! Here are 10 ways to reduce your digital dependency. PICK ONE TO COMMIT TO AND SIGN UP HERE!

MaxSnax: the best post workout protein bar

The Key to Progress: Best Post Workout Nutrition

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You’re training hard. If you want to get stronger, leaner, and keep making progress, then your body needs to start the recovery process immediately post workout. Therefore, your best post workout option contains carbs and protein. The hard part is finding a healthy option without yucky ingredients.

Meet MaxSnax. I’ve collaborated with Cynthia of Cynergie Fait Maison to develop a post-workout protein bar exclusively for clients of MG Personal Training. Cynthia makes and packages each bar by hand with top-of-the-line ingredients and lots of love.

The Best Post Workout Snack Contains The Best Ingredients

Base recipe: oats, dates, raw honey, whey protein, roasted almonds, banana. Now in two flavours: espresso and coconut-lime. Each 50g bar contains 11g of protein and NO additives.

Here’s the best part: No fumbling for change! Simply pre-pay 10 bars grab a fresh one whenever you need a post-workout snack.


Give class or private credits for Christmas to help make New Year's fitness resolutions easy.

Tell Santa Soon! Christmas Gifts for New Year’s Fitness

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Judging by the mall displays it seems Santa gets busy earlier every year. It’s harder than ever to get his attention! Get on his radar ASAP… Let him know what you really want for Christmas: group class credits or private sessions. (Santa can contact me directly to arrange delivery). New Year’s fitness resolutions are easy when you’ve got credits in the bank.

Need a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa idea? Gifts start at $25.

Eat what you want, want what you eat! Clean eating.

What do you want to eat? The Ninety Percent Rule for Clean Eating

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Nutrition, and what is considered clean eating, is a spectrum. We’re all comfortable wherever we are, assuming we’re “normal”… and as we learn more, we shift a little further until that becomes the new “normal”.

Some think I’ve gone too far to want homemade kefir for breakfast, to pack kale soup for lunch, to put coconut oil in my coffee, and to say “no thanks” to most stuff from a bag or box. Others are scandalized to learn that I eat loads of dairy, red meat, and salt. (Not to mention I am a sucker for potato chips and ice cream).

Ninety percent of the time, I WANT to eat food I’ve made myself from ingredients that don’t have ingredients. For example, fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, fish and nuts. The other 10% of the time when I feel like a dessert or a cheeseburger, I just go for it because–hey–it’s only 10% of my diet!

For Clean Eating, Start With Reading

How do you get to the point where you want to eat this way? Part of it comes from reading labels diligently… even on products your mom used to buy and brands you’ve trusted forever. Even seemingly identical products like canned tuna or canned tomatoes can differ wildly. Make it a point to read and compare ingredient lists and nutrition tables.

The more you read labels, the more you’ll choose products with fewer additives and minimal ingredients. And you might even leave products with an ingredients list on the shelf. Whether your objectives are to build muscle or shed pounds, sleep better or simply feel better; putting better fuel in the machine will make the machine run better.

Tying up sneakers is sometimes all the fitness motivation you need

MY FITNESS PLEDGE – Fitness Motivation for Busy Schedules

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With Labour Day behind us it’s time for getting into routine. If you’re thinking about making fitness part of your life but aren’t sure how to fit it in, or you’re struggling with fitness motivation, simply start with this pledge…


I will carve out time for my workout and treat it as sacred.
I won’t skip my workout or cut it short.
I won’t apologize or atone for this time.

My workout is my ME time: my exercise, my meditation and my therapy. I’m doing it for my body and my mind. I will stay focused, stay in the moment, and concentrate on quality of movement.

I’m doing it for you, too. When I work out, you get the strongest, calmest, happiest, sexiest, version of me.

With practice, I’m getting stronger, faster, and more flexible all the time. That means the best shape of my life is still ahead of me.

Additional Fitness Motivation

If you still feel you need some help getting motivated, contact me and we can make a plan.

Workout buddy

Bring a workout buddy! 

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Your first group class is free at MG Personal Training. Invite (or drag) a friend along to come try it out. Whether you already have a class package or are both trying it out for the first time, if your referred workout buddy signs up you receive a bonus class, free.

Reserve for your Workout Buddy

Contact me to book a guest spot today.

Strength training schedule

Strength Training, Mobility – Which Class Suits You?

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Whether it’s strength training, mobility, breath work, metabolic conditioning, or high-intensity – there’s something for every body and every level at MG Personal Training.

  • TOTAL BODY: a fun and challenging mix of mobility, strength training & metabolic conditioning.
  • BASIC BODY: for all ages and levels.
  • HiiT: High Intensity Interval Training. Short bursts at at high speed (45 mins).
  • STRETCH & BREATHE: Mobility and breath work.

Questions? Call me or check out the FAQs at www.mgpersonaltraining.ca/FAQ.


MON 10:00 am
TUE   7:15 pm
WED  9:30 am
THU  6:30 am
FRI 9:15 am; HiiT

MON 1:00 pm
WED 1:00 pm
FRI 1:00 pm, Stretch&Breathe

Contact me for private sessions.

All Classes by RSVP 
Space is limited, so reserve your spots!

Unlimited Class Access

The class schedule makes it easy to train twice a week, and add a HiiT or Stretch class on Fridays.

Therefore, if you plan on attending 2 or more times/week consider an unlimited class pack: $420 for unlimited access to all classes, which is valid for 2 months from purchase date.

For more rates and packages see the FAQ page at www.mgpersonaltraining.ca/FAQ


MGPT Private Training Gift Certificate

Last month to take advantage of current rates for Private Training.

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Whether it’s for yourself or for someone you love, August is your last opportunity to secure your next package of private training sessions at the current rates.

Private Training Rates for August

10-pack = $650
20-pack = $1200

Private Training Rates As of September 5th 2016

10-pack = $700
20-pack = $1300

There will be no change to group class rates, however I’ve had requests for an unlimited class package. If this is of interest to you, please let me know here!

What's your dream group class schedule?

What’s your ideal group class schedule?

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Schedules matter. I get it. Did you know I majored in Religious Studies? Fascinating stuff for sure, but it was also the only major that let me select classes that fit my student lifestyle: nothing before 10:00 a.m., nothing ending past 4:00 p.m., and definitely no class on Fridays! Now it’s your turn. Help me design a group class schedule that works for YOU.

Design the Ideal Group Class Schedule

What small-group classes would you like to see at MG Personal Training? When do you want them? I’m preparing the fall class calendar and your input will make all the difference.

Please take a few seconds to answer this 5-question survey

Maxine Grossman Personal Training NDG

New website now LIVE – Maxine Grossman Personal Training NDG

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New website now LIVE at www.mgpersonaltraining.ca (Maxine Grossman Personal Training NDG). 

You’ve been religiously following the links and articles on my Facebook page. You’ve been “heart-ing” all the pics on my Instagram feed. But you wanted MORE!!!

That’s why I’m thrilled to announce my new website is now live at www.mgpersonaltraining.ca. (N.B. the .CA for Canada)

Maxine Grossman Personal Training NDG, Montreal

You’ll find the schedule, class descriptions, rates, answers to all your frequently asked questions, blog posts and more. The website will evolve with your input and I can’t wait to hear your comments and feedback.

Credit to Valerie Maynard for the site design and Michelle Little for the photography. They are both talented, thorough, and a joy to work with.