Martin Reid started in the fitness industry in 2002 after finishing playing football for the University of Waterloo and starting a career in the social services. It was during that time as a social worker that he realized he could make a difference helping people feel better through fitness. In 2002, he left the social services to start a personal training business called Personal Victory. Over time, Martin has worked in both big box gyms and boutique spaces as a fitness professional. In 2008 Martin completed his first Pilates mat certification and has continued to pursue mastering this craft. After completing a comprehensive Pilates certification with Peak Pilates in 2014, Martin recognized the importance of a regular Pilates practice in both his clients' programming as well as his own personal practice. In 2019, Martin completed an apprenticeship at Lili Viola Pilates instructed by Chris Robinson. Through Chris's instruction, Martin was inspired to continue to learn more of the system Joseph Pilates originally called Contrology. Recognizing that Mr. Pilates originally designed the system for men, Martin has made it his mission to introduce more men to Pilates. With an emphasis on introducing athletes to Pilates, and a belief that everyone needs Pilates in their exercise regime, Martin has also made it his goal to connect people of every age, gender and demographic to what Mr. Pilates called "The Complete Exercise System". Martin is a dynamic Public Speaker and is the host of Core Conversations, an organic network for like-minded Movement Specialists. In his spare time, Martin can be seen sitting in a basketball arena watching his boys play; driving his classic car on weekends; sitting in a Starbucks on a date with his wife Alexandra; or appearing on television as a fitness model on Today's Shopping Choice (TSC).
Belong: A Candid Conversation about Diversity in Pilates on Fridays at 5:00 pm with Martin Reid