"I TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH
TO GET YOU INTO THE BEST
SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE."
Ben Ribkoff is a Montreal-based certified personal trainer and ELDOA teacher with over 18 years of experience in the health & fitness industry. Ben has helped many people recover from pain, improve performance and enhance overall health and well-being.
"BRINGING THE BEST MOBILE PERSONAL TRAINING & ELDOA TO MONTREAL & THE LAURENTIDES"
I've had lower back issues for many years, unable to do sports or train much without paying for it afterwards; just watching other people jump or skate made me feel fragile. I hired Ben as a personal trainer after trying his ELDOA classes, where I saw he was a great coach: a perfect balance of demanding and friendly. He pushes you and doesn't let you do half-assed work, and he also acknowledges your efforts and gives heart-felt encouragements. He is professional, passionate, methodical and present, and anything he makes you do has been thought through and aligned with your personal goals and needs. After only a few weeks of training, I'm back pain free and stronger. I'm enjoying the freedom to move and play again, I'm able to treat more clients per week, I have more energy... Also, I have a found new confidence and peace of mind about the future, in regard to my physical well-being and my ability to keep doing this job that I love. I'm really grateful for the opportunity to work with him.
I started working with Ben because I was no longer getting results even though I was training 6-7 times a week and I was eating "healthy". I wanted to break out of my plateau to get into the best shape of my life, yet maintain a lean physique in a sustainable way. During our first session, I understood that I was in the same situation as many women: not eating enough to fuel my workouts and to properly recover, so my body didn't want to let go of any more fat and I was tired. To get to how I wanted to look, he helped me build my metabolism first, to later go through a cutting phase to get leaner. I trusted him with the process from beginning to end, because I knew I was in good hands. I followed his programs and trained hard, while also sticking to his nutrition strategy. I definitely learned a lot from the process. Cutting required a lot of discipline and I went through some hard weeks at the end which definitely taught me a lot about satiety in different foods and how to build meals that were high volume, low calorie, yet very filling. I am forever grateful to have gone through this journey with Ben and for his knowledge which will serve me all my life. Now, I am leaner than I've ever been and I eat more than I used to when I first started my journey. I consider him to be my fitness mentor and I am proud to be called one of his athletes.
Team Canada Rugby Sevens, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist
As an athlete who has struggled with mobility and mobility related injuries my entire athletic career, meeting and working with Ben has been a career saver. Following Ben's program has helped me recover from injuries, recover from the tough daily training environment but mostly importantly, has allowed me to be more mobile now (in the later stages of my career) then as a younger athlete. And in a contact sport like rugby, mobility is key. Ben's approach, assessment and knowledge are world class and have likely added years to my athletic career.
My name is Kajan Johnson and I have been a professional mixed martial artist for 15 years now. Over the last year or so I have had the pleasure of working with Ben Ribkoff and he has been an extremely valuable addition to my team. When I first started to work with Ben I was coming off of two back to back knockouts losses, I was plagued by a number of chronic injuries and was still recovering from the mental damage that losing by knockout can cause. Ben's all encompassing approach was very key in bringing me back from the brink of retirement. He really addressed the physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual aspects of my recovery. This is something that is incredibly difficult to find in a single trainer. Without Ben's seemingly limitless amount of knowledge and wisdom my recovery would have been much more difficult if not impossible. I will be forever grateful to have him be a part of my journey. Thank you Ben for everything.