Just straightforward, disciplined, results oriented training.


Training Specialties

Strength Training and Core Conditioning

Gain strength and build muscle through resistance training, including use of dumbbells, stretch bands and even your own body weight.  My exercise programs emphasize total body strength and conditioning

Low Back Rehabilitation

Through my collaboration with physiotherapists and other back rehab specialists. I provide effective, proven and safe rehab exercises to aid in your back recovery and assist in the maintenance of your back health.

Exercise for Chronic Disease

I bring a depth of knowledge and experience in creating safe, appropriate and effective workouts geared for chronic medical conditions.  I will work with your medical care team to ensure that all my exercise programs are in accordance with your health care professionals’ treatment.

Nordic Pole Walking

Incorporating both strength and cardiovascular training, Pole Walking is especially good for people seeking a gentler way to exercise the entire body. Easy to learn and easy to do, yet is more effective and burns more calories than regular walking. Some of its benefits:

  • improvement in balance, coordination and posture
  • builds upper and lower body strength
  • improved cardiovascular and lung function
  • eduction in joint pain, stronger bones and more muscle mass

Pool Strength Training

Think pool workouts are too easy? Think again because my strength training sessions in the pool can challenge you as much as a weight room workout. You not only develop muscular strength, but due to the buoyancy of the water, pool workouts are superior for building core strength, cardio endurance, balance, stability and coordination. All in one workout.


Take the Stairs to Torch the Fat and Boost Your Heart Health

It doesn’t get much simpler than this exercise approach for building a leaner, healthier, and stronger body. It’s one of the most effective workout programs out there. It works your entire body, makes you sweat like crazy, and can torch a torrent of calories. And it’s literally right under our feet. What is it? Stairs—the underutilized, […]

Your Brain on Exercise

It’s a proven fact.   We know exercise is one of the best drug-free ways to improve mental health and wellbeing, and not just in the short term. Research has shown that exercise can alleviate depression for the long run as well. But, just why is exercise so beneficial for alleviating depression, anxiety and other mental […]


Phil B

Lorne Opler has been my personal trainer for in-pool training since March of 2013.  He has been imaginative and creative in developing a program for me to improve my mobility, with the goal of enabling me to walk again following serious neck surgery. His work has aided my progress in improving my strength, balance, and coordination.

Jim K

With a combination of perseverance and patience, Lorne manages to get me to perform exercises at higher levels than I thought I could possibly do.

Anne A

Lorne’s coaching has been very helpful in many ways. For example, I now feel much more supple and unlike before, I seldom trip. I look forward to practicing the exercises because he so clearly describes and even provides sketches of each one.  Because Lorne comes to my home , it is much easier for me to find time for lessons.