Our Personal Trainers

Raymond Desmarais, B.A., CPT

Raymond Desmarais has the skill set that other trainers strive for:

  • Experience: Raymond has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2000.
  • Discipline: Raymond has studied a variety of martial arts for most of his life, and holds a black belt in Jujutsu, earned under Sensei Peter Freedman.
  • Body Awareness: Raymond earned his BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts, where his coursework included Movement and Dance.
  • Subject Command: Raymond has trained civilians, military, and law enforcement professionals in personal safety and defensive tactics.

Drawing on this diverse collection of skills, Raymond has learned to devise unique and effective fitness programs for a wide variety of clients. His clients and students have come from all walks of life, from young athletes, to professionals, to retirees, each with their unique needs.

When not training others, Raymond enjoys hiking, meditating, trail running, and writing. He has authored several articles on fitness and personal safety, and is continually researching these subjects.

“With the increased pace of our everyday lives, the importance of our physical and emotional well being cannot be overlooked. It’s more important than ever to take the time to be mindful of our health, and cultivate habits that allow us to live well, and truly enjoy what life has to offer.”
– Raymond Desmarais

Reviews & Testimonials for Raymond Desmarais

Rated 5/5
based on 37 customer reviews

He really understands my fitness goals but also understands the things I hate (like running), and he makes sure every workout is really fun but also really effective. … After 5 months of weight training, I’m a lot more confident in my body and have come to appreciate being in shape and healthy over being skinny. I used to have constant lower back pain from sitting at a desk all day, and since working out with Raymond, I never experience this anymore.

He was never lacking enthusiasm or patience with me and was always professional while maintaining a great sense of humor. Sometimes if I had a long and trying day at work Raymond would come up with a creative and enjoyable workout that always helped boost my mood… While working out with Raymond I can say I felt healthier, had more energy, was thinner and more toned than ever. I truly felt good about the way I looked.