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Sam Trotta

For the past 18 years, Striation 6 co-founder Sam Trotta RTSm, MATCS, has been an exercise specialist, mindfully guiding hundreds of clients towards their individual exercise goals. Sam’s drive to better his knowledge base in these areas and his passion for bettering himself as a true health professional has allowed him to increase his prominence in the personal training industry. He is the 65th person on the planet to ever attain the highly coveted dual designation of Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist and Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist (c. 2009). He will also be a Toronto-area Resistance Training Specialist instructor beginning in 2018.

Having combatted obesity as a child and young adult (and won!), Sam brings empathy and experience to his consultancy along with knowledge and execution. It is his purpose to “teach people the true value of exercise – that with the willingness to commit to a consistent, customized process, exercise can be a tool both for physical enhancement and real personal growth.”

As a co-founder and lead business developer for Striation 6, Sam has been featured on behalf of Striation 6 in The Globe & Mail’s Small Business Challenge and was a featured guest on the Adrenal Fatigue podcast. He has presented for nationally and internationally recognized organizations such as The Toronto Blue Jays, The Running Room and Lululemon Athletica, and has served in fundraising efforts for The Canadian Cancer Society, Nazareth House and The Fight for Independence.

Sam brings an unparalleled enthusiasm for exercise to all of his sessions. His combination warmth, dedication, passion and professional understanding in and for his exercise practice makes for great strides in client success. His particular areas of specialty include:

  • sustainable weight loss and lifestyle coaching
  • athletic-based strength training
  • special needs populations (such as post-surgical exercise and injury management, obesity, and pre- and postpartum)
  • creating knowledge, confidence, and enthusiasm around exercise for those less enthusiastic exercise participants

Education / Certifications:

  • Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist (65th ever designated)

  • Certified Muscle Activation Techniques™ Specialist

  • ISOPHIT™ Certified Strength Coach

  • Hon. B.A., Criminology, University of Toronto

Services Offered:

  • Personal Training (Elite Platinum Level)

  • Muscle Activation Techniques™ (Elite Platinum Level)

  • ISOPHIT™ Strength Training (Elite Platinum Level)


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