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Martin Roberge

Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

B.A Psychology
Diploma in Personal Training
A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) L1 & L2
Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) L1 & L2
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
Functional Breathing Screening
Certified Animal Flow Instructor L2
2nd degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
Black Belt in Kick Boxing
WKC World Champion
Qigong Instructor

Empowering You To Reach new heights

“Transform Your Body, Mind, and Spirit with Ground Up Fitness!

Welcome to a new world of limitless potential and endless possibilities. As a proud owner of one of my business cards, you’re taking the first step toward reaching your full athletic and wellness potential. I’m here to guide you on your journey and ensure you reach your goals in the most effective and enjoyable way possible.

With 20 years of martial arts training, including a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan karate, a black belt in kickboxing, and a world champion title, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. As a former mental health counselor with 15yrs of experience, I understand the importance of sleep, diet, and exercise in maintaining optimal physical and mental health. I have a degree in psychology from the University of Sherbrooke, and am fluent in both French and English.

In 2020, I became certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E) and a Sport & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. My goal is to empower you to achieve your maximum potential, whether it be in athletic performance or overall health and wellness. With a non-judgmental, supportive, and positive approach, I will help you to overcome obstacles and reach new heights.

I believe that fitness is more than just exercise, it’s a holistic approach to well-being. That’s why I take the time to get to know you, your goals, and your unique needs. Our journey will start with a thorough health questionnaire and a functional movement screening. From there, I will create a personalized program that is tailored to your needs, taking into account any issues and maximizing your time and effort in the gym.

With my focus on proper form, I use a variety of training methods to keep you motivated and challenged. From bodyweight exercises, resistance bands, dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, Indian clubs, steel maces, heavy bags, and even qigong, nothing is off limits to achieving the body, performance, and overall well-being that you deserve.

Say goodbye to the traditional drill sergeant mentality and hello to a safe, enjoyable, and motivating fitness journey. Join me at Ground Up Fitness and let’s transform your body, mind, and spirit, together. Let’s start from the ground up and reach new heights!”


ABC's of Animal Flow

Unleash your primal power and embrace the freedom of movement in our exhilarating Animal Flow Class! Get ready to connect with your inner beast as you explore a unique fusion of ground-based movements, bodyweight exercises, and dynamic flows that will redefine your perception of fitness.

Led by our skilled instructors, this Animal Flow Class takes inspiration from the fluid motions of animals, creating a workout that’s not only effective but also incredibly fun. Through a series of carefully curated movements like crocodile rolls, crab walks, and traveling ape, you’ll enhance your strength, flexibility, and mobility in a way that traditional exercises simply can’t replicate.

The Animal Flow Class transcends the limitations of machines and weights, allowing you to tap into your body’s natural capabilities and discover newfound strength. As you navigate through sequences that seamlessly transition from one movement to the next, you’ll engage muscles you never knew you had, sculpting a functional and balanced physique.

But it’s not just about the physical gains. Our Animal Flow Class offers a liberating experience that encourages creativity and self-expression. As you flow like an animal, you’ll find yourself immersed in a state of mindfulness, leaving behind the stresses of everyday life. The class’s inclusive environment fosters a sense of unity and shared growth, making it perfect for individuals of all fitness levels.

Whether you’re an athlete looking to amplify your performance, a fitness enthusiast seeking a fresh challenge, or someone ready to embark on a transformative journey, our Animal Flow Class invites you to break free from the confines of traditional workouts. Join us in redefining movement, strength, and vitality in a way that’s as exciting as it is effective!

This class is an intro level and best suited for those without experience with animal flow. Students will go through the fundamentals of animal flow like Ape, Beast, Crab, and level 1 transitions & stretches.  Also great for advanced practitioners who would like to review and drill the basics of animal flow to maintain a strong foundation.

Tuesday – Thursday Mixed Group

Liza Ramos & Martin Roberge
Time:  5:15pm – 6:05pm

*Subscription Only



Animal Flow Skill building

Ignite your passion for movement and elevate your fitness journey with our cutting-edge Animal Flow Skill Building Class! Dive deep into the captivating world of dynamic, ground-based movements as you master intricate techniques, unlock advanced flows, and sculpt a body that’s not only strong but also supremely agile.

Led by our expert instructors, this specialized Animal Flow Class takes your practice to the next level by focusing on refining your skills. Through targeted drills and progressive exercises, you’ll dissect the nuances of animal-inspired movements, gaining a profound understanding of body mechanics and alignment. Each session is designed to challenge your abilities and propel you toward mastery, ensuring you unlock your true potential.

In this transformative class, you’ll go beyond the basics, delving into complex transitions, balance challenges, and seamless flow sequences that demand precision and control. Whether you’re aspiring to nail that intricate scorpion reach or smoothly transition from a beast reach to a crab reach, our Skill Building Class provides the guidance and structure you need to make it happen.

As you invest in your skills, you’ll also experience unparalleled mental clarity and heightened body awareness. The class fosters a growth mindset, encouraging you to embrace the journey of progress and celebrate each achievement, no matter how small. Join a community of like-minded individuals who share your dedication to mastering Animal Flow and evolving as movers.

If you’re a movement enthusiast, an athlete aiming to amplify your performance, or anyone eager to embark on a captivating journey of physical and mental growth, our Animal Flow Skill Building Class is your gateway to extraordinary movement potential. Elevate your abilities, break boundaries, and redefine your limits with a class that’s as rewarding as it is exhilarating!

Monday – Wednesday Mixed Group

Liza Ramos & Martin Roberge
Time: 6:10pm – 7:10pm

*Subscription Only
Prerequisite: ABC’s of Animal Flow



Animal Flow youth class (not runnign at the moment)

Introducing an exciting fitness adventure designed exclusively for teenagers aged 13 to 18—the Animal Flow Youth Class! Ignite your energy, unleash your creativity, and experience movement in a whole new way through this dynamic and engaging class.

Led by our expert instructors, this class is tailor-made to resonate with the vibrant spirit of teenagers. Animal Flow takes center stage as you embark on a journey of discovery, mastering ground-based movements inspired by creatures from around the world. From bear crawls to crab reaches, you’ll learn to flow seamlessly, building strength, flexibility, and coordination that are essential for active, healthy lives.

What sets our Teen Animal Flow Class apart is its focus on fostering confidence, self-expression, and camaraderie. Embrace your unique style as you navigate through dynamic flows that challenge your body and engage your mind. You’ll not only build physical prowess but also develop a deeper sense of body awareness and mindfulness—a valuable skillset that extends beyond the class.

Whether you’re an athlete looking for a competitive edge, a beginner eager to explore exciting movement forms, or simply seeking a fun way to stay fit, this class is your playground for growth. Join a community of like-minded teenagers in an environment that celebrates individuality and encourages collaborative learning.

Get ready to discover the joy of movement, make new friends, and unlock your potential in our Teen Animal Flow Class. Break free from conventional workouts and embark on a journey that’s as exhilarating as it is empowering. Transform your teenage years into a time of vibrant health, self-discovery, and endless movement possibilities!

Tuesday – Thursday Mixed Group

Liza Ramos & Martin Roberge
Time: 4:15pm – 4:55pm

*Subscription Only



Stages power ride (morning only)

Welcome to an electrifying fitness experience like no other—the Stages Power Ride Class! Immerse yourself in a high-energy, results-driven workout that harnesses the power of watts to propel your fitness journey to new heights.

Led by our skilled instructors, this class is not your typical indoor cycling session. With cutting-edge Stages bikes, you’ll embark on a journey that’s fueled by data, driven by performance, and powered by your own strength. The power of watts becomes your guiding light as you pedal through meticulously designed routines, pushing your limits and surpassing your goals.

In the Stages Power Ride Class, every pedal stroke becomes a pathway to progress. Through precise watt measurements, you’ll gain an intimate understanding of your effort and intensity, enabling you to optimize your performance with every session. Whether you’re an athlete seeking to enhance your endurance, a fitness enthusiast craving a challenge, or a newcomer looking to transform your fitness journey, this class caters to all levels.

But it’s not just about the numbers. The Stages Power Ride Class offers an immersive, music-driven experience that transforms your workout into a rhythm-infused journey. The synchronized beats will fuel your motivation, while our passionate instructors guide you through interval training, hill climbs, and sprint sequences that will leave you breathless and exhilarated.

Join us and tap into the power of watts—unleash your inner athlete, exceed your expectations, and redefine your cycling journey. Experience the thrill of pushing your limits in a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for achievement. Elevate your fitness game with the Stages Power Ride Class and pedal your way to a stronger, fitter, and more empowered you!

Tuesday – Thursday AM Mixed Group
Instructor: Liza Ramos
Time: 6:30AM – 7:15AM

Thursday PM Mixed Group 


Instructor: Martin Roberge
Time: 6:30PM – 7:15PM

Qigong for emotional balance

When ancient wisdom meets sports science. Qigong is a mind-body practice involving movement, breathing technics, visualization, and meditation. Similar to Tai Chi, when practiced regularly, qigong can improve your range of motion, make your body more supple, work on your balance, calm the mind, and help the body heal physically and emotionally. Ideal for people of all ages from pure beginners who have never exercised to elite athletes.

Whether you seek release from stress, a means to manage anxiety, or simply a serene space to reconnect with your inner self, our Qigong class offers a sanctuary of tranquility. Learn to harness the energy within you, harmonizing your emotions and cultivating a sense of equilibrium that radiates through every facet of your life. Join us to embark on a voyage of self-discovery and emotional well-being through the timeless wisdom of Qigong.

Tuesday Mixed Group

Instructors: Martin Roberge
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

*Subscription & Drop-In



qigong for lifters and fitness warriors
Qigong for lifters & Fitness warriors (not running at the moment)

Are you ready to take your strength game to the next level?

Introducing our exclusive Qigong Mastery Class – the secret weapon to amplify your power and achieve total mind-body harmony.

Why Qigong? Enhanced Strength: Qigong techniques synergize with weight lifting, unlocking hidden reserves of strength within you.

Faster Recovery: Recover like a pro. Qigong’s gentle movements promote quicker muscle recovery, ensuring you’re always at your best.

Mind-Body Connection: Elevate your mental focus and concentration, giving you the edge in the gym and beyond. What’s in it for You?

Increased Flexibility: Break free from stiffness, enhancing your range of motion for more effective lifts. Stress Reduction: Crush stress and anxiety, leaving you with a clear mind and boundless energy.

Total Well-being: Achieve balance in your life, both inside and outside the gym.

Why Choose Our Qigong Class? Expert Guidance: Led by experienced Qigong master who understand the unique needs of weight lifters. Join the Community: Connect with like-minded individuals on a journey to holistic fitness. Ready to Unleash Your Full Potential?

Limited spots available. Reserve your spot now and experience the transformative power of Qigong.

Friday Mixed Group 

Instructor: Martin Roberge
Time: 5:15pm – 6:05pm

*Subscription & Drop-In

Discover how to release tension and restore energy as you seamlessly integrate Qigong practices into your daily routine. Through fluid motions and purposeful breathwork, you’ll unlock pathways to alleviate back and neck discomfort, enhance circulation, and soothe overworked muscles. With a focus on cultivating mindfulness amidst your bustling schedule, our Qigong class empowers you to find moments of tranquility, reducing stress and boosting mental clarity.

Join us in this rejuvenating voyage where ancient wisdom meets contemporary demands. Elevate your physical vitality, mental clarity, and overall sense of well-being as you embark on a Qigong journey tailor-made for the desk warrior in you. Your path to a balanced, revitalized, and harmonious work-life awaits.

Friday Mixed Group

Instructors: Martin Roberge
Time: 5:15pm – 6:05pm

*Subscription Only & Drop-In



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