THE STRIATION 6 TEAM
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
Personal Training (Elite Platinum Level)
Muscle Activation Techniques™ (Elite Platinum Level)
ISOPHIT™ Strength Training (Elite Platinum Level)
Group Fitness (refer to schedule)
"I have trained with Sam Trotta since 2008, and the experience has been nothing short of life-altering. His mindfulness, expertise and efficacy as an exercise professional have contributed to my health, my confidence and my whole perception of exercise."
James R. Beattie
“I have been training with Sam for over six years now, he is amazing! Not only does he know what he is doing he and Brad follow a very specific training program that shows results! Great new facility, no memberships. I look forward to my sessions and am pleased with the results . . . Not your typical gym!”
John R. Fortney
"Sam has transformed the way I look at fitness to the extent that I look forward to going to the gym. I don't consider our sessions as "personal training", but rather, lifestyle coaching. Sam and the entire Striation 6 team understand what it means to live a healthier, happier more balanced life. I'm thrilled to call this facility my go-to destination for all-around well-being."
“Having personally suffered from back pain, I now realize that exercise can be a cause and a cure. That is why I seek exercise guidance from Sam Trotta of Striation 6 for my specific requirements."
Richard W. Ivey
"I felt much better after receiving MAT treatment from Sam Trotta. I would definitely recommend the service."
“Having worked with Sam as a fellow trainer and witnessing first hand his ability to coach others I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for professional, science-based training. Keep up the great work my friend!”