Chris Seftel, ISSA-CPT
Wellness Coordinator, The Residence
In a dual role, Chris Seftel is a personal trainer and aftercare coordinator. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Chris’ role includes providing one-on-one personal training and yoga session designed to meet the needs of each client as well as providing individualized training programs. Chris also engages with clients upon completion of treatment focusing on planning and reintegration into the community working with clients on a regular basis after discharge. Chris is a Certified Personal Trainer with over 18 years of experience working with a wide range of clients from professional athletes to individuals with significant health conditions. As the Wellness Coordinator at the YMCA, Chris created and instructed several programs for clients with various neurological conditions. He worked closely with health care professionals as a direct referral for outpatient care. Chris also worked with the University of Guelph and McMaster University to research and publish the outcomes of his programming. Chris was featured in Toque Magazine for the work he did with his clients at the YMCA.
Chris has additional certifications in yoga, enabling healthy minds through mental health and physical activity, group strength, group cycle, group cardio, MOSSA group power, aquatic rehabilitation as well as NCCP Level 3 and is ISSA (International Sport Science Association) certified. Chris is also a graduate of Mohawk College Recreation and Leisure Diploma.
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