About Me

Certified Personal trainer Maitland, Winter Park, Orlando area. Private fitness studio for weight loss, kids and teens fitness, golf fitness, sport conditioning.

Starting July 1st 2020 in order to provide our trainees a safer fitness training environment Darwin Fitness will only operate:
- one on one sessions
- in a private fitness studio (no crowd just you, real time sanitization).

What to Expect

The answer to this question can take various forms; as anybody will understand, needs vary dramatically from one individual to an other. The point is not to overview here specific situations which can and have to be treated with specific means. So let’s forget about the 2 extremities of the spectrum (an illustration of the bottom and the top of the scale could be from morbid and invalidating obesity to top pro athlete condition) to focus on the typical case. Most of the people I see on a daily routine have sedentary jobs, work long hours, don’t pay enough attention to their diet. They are, in consequence, more or less deconditioned. They have a sincere need for a better lifestyle, want to improve their health, feel and look better.

Through the assessment I meticulously conduct with each potential new client I make sure to take the most detailed portrait of their present condition. My check-list includes the 10 components of Fitness:

Body Composition
Anaerobic Endurance
Aerobic Endurance
One or a few of those parameters are subject to a specific consideration, according to the individual needs and personal goals. However, it is important to insist on the fact that those 10 components form links in a chain of functionality. There are many interconnections and weak links have to be fixed to maximize results. Let’s say you want to improve your Body Composition. In other words you are looking for less fat and more muscle. My prescription will definitely combine Strength and Aerobic training. So primarily exercising to address one preoccupation the trainee will improve two other aspects : strength performance and cardio endurance. Knowing that a big lack of flexibility will limit strength and cardio exercises this aspect will not be neglected either. And so on… As a Personal Trainer my approach in this example case will also integrate nutrition consultation and follow-up, as a crucial part of the personal training sessions (included in the price).

In my eyes nutrition consultation = communication + education. For long term results, knowledge has to be taught to the trainee who will have to integrate step by step the change in order to build his/her own healthy habits and keep them forever. That is the goal. There is no miracle in this department. It is all about what you eat. There is no magic pill. I don’t believe neither in the common concept of dieting (generally defined as a short term drastic effort it generates too much frustration and causes yoyo phenomenon). This said, I encourage in some weight loss cases a serious jump start. But it has to be only considered as an introduction – or a way to break through a plateau – immediately followed by reasonable and sustainable eating adjustments (in terms of quality and quantity). Good quality supplementation will also help in conjunction – once again – of better eating habits. I experimented myself a few efficient and safe boosters.

I make sure to conduct each aspect of my personal training on a gradual and progressive manner (it should be clear for you now if you already surfed the site a little bit, lol) designing safe programs taking in consideration the health profile of my trainees. Variety is another important idea to my eyes, as long as it comes with proven efficiency. I won’t necessarily make you perform a biceps curl with your feet suspended from the ceiling because the last issue of ‘Hype Fitness’ says it’s good for the pump, but I’ll make sure you get your results and never feel bored with repetitive routines.

Client Success Story

'I've been working with Jean-Sebastien for almost half a year and have seen amazing results in that time. I have lost 20 pounds of body fat and never felt stronger or healthier.

JS is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! He motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results. I have seen an improvement in my energy levels and my strength has improved immensely.

When I met my Personal Trainer my goal was to run a 5K, 4 months later we ran 15K together without stopping. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, JS will lead you every step of the way.''

Kerry, in addition to be a very nice person, is also an interesting trainee case. She didn't start personal training with any big goal related to running. Just a vague idea about the 5K. But she didn't enjoy running to be clear with you. Step by step she felt the benefits of it and step by step I pushed her in this direction. Not because I am a fanatic of this sport in a crusade, but because I was looking for the missing element that would help her to build consistency. I do my best to make each personal training session beneficial and interesting and many trainees don’t need more to meet their goals. But I also believe in some cases that the practice of a sport, its social, motivational and fun aspects, is a crucial factor for long term success. Long term Fitness: the essence of Darwin Fitness Philosophy. For Kerry it is running at this point. It could have been tennis, golf…

Kerry Merrigan Falconer

35 years old, Winter Park Fl


  • Athletic Performance
  • Bicycling
  • Bodybuilding
  • Bodyweight Training
  • Bosu
  • Cardio
  • Core
  • Cross Country
  • Functional Training
  • Golf Training
  • Kettlebell
  • Marathon Training
  • Personal Training
  • Rehab Training
  • Resistance
  • Rowing
  • Running
  • Senior Fitness
  • Spin
  • Strength And Conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Suspension Training
  • TRX

I Can Help You Accomplish

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Firming And Toning
  • Flexibility
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Endurance Training
  • Nutrition
  • Pre/Post Natal

Training Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Training Location

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Darwin Fitness
  • 110 N Orlando Ave, Suite #5
  • Maitland, FL 32751

  I can travel within 20 miles of zip code 32751

General Availability

Sunday Inquire about availability
Monday 8am - 9pm
Tuesday 8am - 9pm
Wednesday 8am - 9pm
Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 8am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 3pm

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