GPS Fitness and Coaching Founder and President Gregg Parris has been a Certified Personal Trainer and Strength Coach for over 10 years. Gregg holds both a Specialised Honours Kinesiology Degree, and a Certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counseling from York University in Toronto. Gregg has also participated in the Medical and Fitness testing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL Draft, and the Toronto Firefighting Services.
Gregg has earned the internationally recognized designations of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (current), Certified Kinesiologist, and Certified Exercise Physiologist throughout his career.Gregg believes that continuing his education and learning new state-of-the-art techniques enhances his ability to properly motivate, educate and provide only the best service to the people he has the pleasure of coaching. Coach Parris has a diverse background in corrective exercises, injury rehabilitation, martial arts, kettlebell training and coaching runners as well as triathletes.
Highlights of Gregg’s career include appearances in Oxygen Magazine, Global National News and was featured as a Celebrity Trainer on Entertainment Tonight Canada. But instead he is more proud of the results he has achieved with his clients, as well as the work he does throughout the community including motivational speaking at local high schools, lunch and learns in the business of the downtown core, working with underprivileged and at-risk youth, and helping one individual lose up to 140 lbs in one year. Gregg also takes pride in helping to eliminate low back, shoulder, hip and knee joint pain with numerous clients, as well as working with a blind client, a post-polio client performing wheel-chair workouts, and assisting a cancer survivor regain 15% bone mineral density from osteoporosis.
Gregg realized that the commercial fitness industry can be a revolving door of people entering gyms and leaving very much unchanged. That is when his vision for GPS Fitness and Coaching Inc. was created to provide an outstanding level of service to the community by going above and beyond to coach his clientele to truly make a greater impact in their lives.
That task inspired Gregg to develop the S.T.A.R.T system to keep clients out of physical pain, reduce stress, and to prevent them from falling out of their programs. All Personal Training sessions and programs of GPS Fitness follow this special protocol. It encompasses goal setting, nutrition, corrective exercises, stretching and relaxation techniques. When you experience the S.T.A.R.T System you will leave the gym feeling energized and then refreshed from soothing stretch therapy and muscle relaxation techniques.