One of the Best, Most Established Online Personal Trainers in the Country
Thanks for visiting my online personal training website. Below you will find an “About Me”
Rob Lagana, Fitness Coach,
Elite Nutritionist, and Stress Reduction Therapist
Rob Lagana is a top male competitive bodybuilder who has achieved numerous athletic accomplishments during his career.
Perhaps the greatest learning experience that Rob Lagana has met, was living with ocular albinism. Several vision problems have occurred with ocular albinism and has left him legally blind. He really learned how to harness the deep energy it takes to be body / movement aware and through this energy has developed a healing ability which he then learned to use in practice with a Japanese healing system called Usui Reiki. Rob overcomes daily tasks and practices to complete his goals through determination, hard work and a positive mindset.
Rob Lagana also received his IFBB Nutrition certificate, S.M.A.R.T certificate from Dave Palumbo, PN Level 1 certificate from Precision Nutrition and LSF Life Solutions Foundation Whole Food Nutrition certificate. Rob Lagana also have 2 decades of experience in coaching clients for weight loss, wellness and contest prep.. He is certificated through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Besides his athletic and coaching experience, he is also a Reiki Master practitioner. Stress is the number one cause of inflammation of the body. This disrupts, cortisol, insulin, brain chemicals and much more.. Reiki has been a natural and effective way of reducing stress, which promotes overall healing in the body. Rob is also Poliquin Group Bio Signature Level 1 and 2 practitioner and treats his clients from all aspects of health and fitness. Coach Rob Lagana was recently published on exercise.com https://www.exercise.com/blog/11-tips-starting-personal-training-business/#roblagana
As you can see, I’ve been in the game for a long time. I do this for the journey. Below is my up to date competition history in bodybuilding.
1994 OPA Ottawa Bodybuilding Championship – Junior Men open 1st place
1994 OPA Provincials Novice Junior Men open – 1st place
1995 OPA Eastern Ontario, Bodybuilding Light-Heavy 5th place
1995 OPA Ottawa Bodybuilding Championship – Light-Heavy 2nd place
1996 OPA Western Ontario, Bodybuilding – Light Heavy – 4th place
1997 OPA Ottawa Bodybuilding Championship – Heavyweight 1st place and Overall
1997 OPA Northern Bodybuilding Championships – Light-Heavy 1st place
1998 OPA Ontario Bodybuilding Championships – Light-Heavy 7th place
2005 Neutron Canadian Bodybuilding Naturals – Open 5’9″ to 5’11” 2nd place
2006 WNSO FAME 2006 Light Heavy Advanced – 7th place
2006 GNC MuscleMania Canada Open – 2nd place
2006 Neutron Canadian Bodybuilding Naturals – Opens 1st place and Overall
2012 OPA Ottawa Bodybuilding Championship – Opens Light Heavy 1st place and Overall
2013 OPA Provincials June 1st – Opens Light Heavy 11th place
2014 OPA Sudbury May 24 – Masters 3rd place
2015 OPA Toronto Provincial Championships June 5th – Masters 2nd place
2015 CBBF Nationals Bodybuilding Championships July 11th – Masters 6th place
2016 OPA Toronto Provincial Championships June 5th – Masters 5th place
2016 CBBF Nationals Bodybuilding Championships July 24th – Masters 15th place
We are not only trainers but coaches.
The difference is that we offer our services to help the mind, body and spirit, not just the body. During your training with us, you will be experience safe and positive practices in our private training studio, located in Kanata, close to Stitsville and Barhven in the Ottawa area.
- Progress is never linear. We enforce good form over amount of weights used every time.
- When an exercise is too hard due to equipment or ability, we will always know when to use regressions during your workout.
- Our backgrounds in stage competitions imply that results are crucial to success. So, we do not obsess about functional movement training and provide a balance of exercises and practices to deliver maximum results.
- We do not just use machines in your training regime. We use all sorts of equipment, free weights, tubing etc.. to deliver maximum results.
- We don’t pretend to know the answer to every question. As great coaches we are aware of the limitations and gaps in our knowledge, and not afraid to hit the books and research in order to improve our understanding of a particular topic.
- In diagnosis of pain or injury, we point you in the right direction for further study, and refer you to experts when necessary. We work with RMTs, Chiropractors and M.Ds in different fields to help you.
Throughout my years in the industry I have worked with some of the best online (and offline) personal training clients. These are some of the generous recommendations I have received:
“I have had the pleasure of working with Rob since I decided to shed my former self and get healthy again. Weighing in at nearly 300 lbs and suffering from numerous ailments like high BP and asthma and joint pain and being constantly lethargic and having low energy, Rob helped me realize that with proper nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and positive energy and focus I could achieve anything. Rob was instrumental in getting me back on track and was constantly supportive and available throughout the journey. He is empowering, empathetic, determined and dedicated to you and your goals.
With Rob’s guidance and direction, coupled with my hard work and determination I not only lost 110 lbs, I also corrected my BP (now a resting heart rate of 56) stopped the need for asthma meds and have energy and direction.
Rob truly knows his stuff and his experience in the field of fitness and nutrition is beyond compare.
If you are looking for the right person to help you with your lifestyle goals, I highly recommend Rob. I truly feel without him I would have failed. It has been 6 years since I started this whole journey with his guidance and I am still healthy and happy.” – Rob Peixoto
“Strengthening plans are created and adapted to your needs and challenges. Consideration of background, future focus and realistic immediate ability is paramount. I am very happy with the personalized touch and small gym style coupled with individual goal setting. Makes going to workout a pleasure. Thanks to Rob for adding strength into my Ironman adventure as a triathlete.” – R. Graham
“Rob is the most dedicated professional I have ever met. He lives the Healthy and Body Building lifestyle with years of experience and has helped many I know along those years become healthier, more fit.
After many years of thinking to get myself back into shape I have finally commenced that journey and contact Rob. The staff at Lagana Fitness have been so nice and personable. It’s amazing the results that I have gotten from only a few weeks under his guidance. Everything from Custom meal plan, Fitness and workout plan as well as customized training. Rob has truly started making a difference. I know there are many who say “ I am a personal trainer” but not many live it day in and day out and Rob has been for over 20+ years I have known him. Thanks for putting me on track….I am loving the results and looking forward to continuing on this road to a healthy new me. I would strongly recommend anyone to take a free consultation and let Rob explain what he can do for you.” – Fernando Cucunato
“Rob is not only the best personal trainer that I have had but also a great person! Rob pushed me to my limits and constantly motivated me to get the fitness results. In 3 months I had transformed my diet and fitness to a great deal that I could have never done by myself !!! Rob also has deep knowledge in all aspects of fitness and diet, a one stop shop! It’s great to know a person like Rob. I wish you all the best Rob. Cheers” – Raheel Rafiq
“We have all gone to the gym and either did not know what we were doing or we wasted valuable time trying to figure out what to do. With Rob its simple, a champion body builder with years of experience, a wealth of knowledge in exercise and nutrition with proof to show. It allows one to focus on exercises that Rob hand picks to ensure maximum results. If you need help in either weight loss, strength training, overall fitness or even learning about leading a healthy lifestyle I highly recommend Coach Rob. Trust in his skills and work hard and you will see magic happen.” – Ross Phinney
“Rob is 100% dedicated to his clients and their goals. Rob has provided me with top notch nutritional meal plans to help me reach my fitness goals. He is a master at customizing food plans to match your body and body chemistry. He is always able to answer my questions and it is evident that he has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. He is always available to answer texts or emails and is truly there to coach and consult me every step of the way. His knowledge of nutrition and they body is unlike anyone I have met. He is an expert and I would highly recommend Rob to anyone looking for physical and nutritional results.” – Melissa Nihmey
“I expected Rob’s job to be the most motivating and inspiring trainer and I was not let down. Rob is a fantastic trainer for lots of reasons, the most important being his genuine enthusiasm and support. He is committed to getting you results. I have been working with Rob for just over 5 months now and lost 32 pounds of fat and can juggle tennis balls standing on one foot balanced on a BOSU. The feedback from family friend and boss has been unbelievable. I love the training!” – Ibrahim Saab
“Rob is one of the most focused and results oriented people that I have ever met. He sets his mind to it and he does it – simple. Rob has a strong work ethic and knows what it takes to get the job done. Compassionate and understanding are traits that he brings in abundance.” – Pete Bernard
“Robert Lagana Is Very Hard Worker And Very Honest In His Dealing As Professional With Very High Regards Morals. I Recommend Robert For Any Carrier He Puts His Mind To. Any Questions Or Inquiries Please Do Not Hesitate To Call Me ” – Tom Bhegani
“I have known Rob Lagana for more than a year in the capacity of Co-owner at Free Form Fitness. He is a person of excellent character and is very trustworthy and reliable. He is an expert at what he does with very detailed knowledge. He provided me excellent recommendations at very reasonable cost. Rob’s outstanding quality is that he works very well with his clients and colleagues. I would highly recommend Rob Lagana.” – Smita Bhatia
“Rob is both a kind, patient, genuine and interested person who wants you to succeed with what you’re doing through his help and his work. One should consider his effort as one that will create a meaningful return.” – Daniel Gold
“I first met Rob in 2008, when I hired him to created an exercise routine and eating plan for me. Rob was great to work with, made me feel as ease right away. Rob create a detailed plan and worked through all the exercises with me. I was very happy with the results and the excellent service i got. I have since recommended Rob to family and friends and I have always heard very positive feed back from those who have worked with him.” – Mary Savage
“I’ve worked with Rob for several years and have always found him to be friendly, responsive, positive and competent. Rob’s left and right brains work in perfect harmony – he is an award-winning bodybuilder and a skilled IT specialist…not a combination one usually finds. I can’t think of a more diligent, tenacious person than Rob, and I am certain that anywhere Rob chooses to apply his talents, the employer will benefit tremendously.” – Victoria Ipri
“I have worked with Rob and have had the pleasure of knowing him for many years. His commitment to your success or that of the companies is paramount. He has a vast degree of high tech knowledge would be useful for a lot of IT employers. He has an awesome outlook on life, very positive and is incredible easy to work with. I would recommend Rob to any employer and never feel like I had made a mistake.” – Ross Phinney
“Rob took the time necessary to understand my needs before developing a program that would allow me to reach the results in the desired timeframe. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Rob!” – Steve Lavergne
Thanks to all of the people I have worked with. I am lucky to have trained some of the best offline and online personal training clientele in the industry.
Rob Lagana is a former top male competitive bodybuilder who has achieved numerous athletic accomplishments during his career.
Perhaps the greatest learning experience that Rob Lagana has met, was living with ocular albinism. Several vision problems have occurred
with ocular albinism and has left him legally blind. He really learned how to harness the deep energy it takes to be body / movement aware and through this energy has developed a healing ability which he then learned to use in practice with a Japanese healing system called Usui Reiki.Rob overcomes daily tasks and practices to complete his goals
through determination, hard work and a positive mindset.
Rob Lagana also received his IFBB Nutrition certificate, S.M.A.R.T certificate from Dave Palumbo, and LSF Life Solutions Foundation Whole Food Nutrition certificate. Rob Lagana also have 2 decades of experience in coaching clients for weight loss, wellness and contest prep.. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).Rob is also Poliquin Group Bio Signature Level 1 and 2 practitioner and overall brings a holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.
Besides his athletic and coaching experience, he is also a Reiki Master practitioner.Stress is the number one cause of inflammation of the body. This disrupts, cortisol, insulin, brain chemicals and
much more..Reiki has been a natural and effective way of reducing stress, which promotes overall healing in the body.
Latest posts by Rob Lagana (see all)
- Finding Your Lifestyle Change Motivation - September 8, 2017
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