THE STUDIO is a training facility and movement space in the heart of Montreal, Canada. Created by Val Desjardins, this studio is based on the 4 pillars of wellness: MOVEMENT, RECOVERY, MINDSET AND NUTRITION. We believe in a holistic approach and the intersection of Mind, Body and Spirit. And the power of an amazing playlist, of course. The space was born from a shift in the wellness industry. A shift towards self-care, inclusivity and towards dedicated trainers with their clients at top of mind. We set out to build a community of people that were dedicated to each other and to showing up for themselves. We wanted to create a space where all would feel welcome, understood and supported in their process.
EXOS Fitness Specialist and NYU Master Graduate, Val has devoted the bulk of her career to both creating and embracing an all-encompassing wellness approach. Her 20 years of experience as an athlete, coach, and entrepreneur have led to her current position as both founder of her own brand, PUMP Fitness MTL, and owner of the The Studio MTL, a wellness space located in Westmount, QC.
She has dedicated herself to creating a space where humans can embrace her belief that wellness is a balance of consistent training, appropriate recovery time, positive mindset and "clean" nutrition. Val’s distinctive PUMP training method, which combines individualized cardio, resistance work and mat pilates, has become infamous and has attracted clients that include celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Michelle Pfeiffer and Coeur de Pirate. Ultimately, her approach is about empowering people to embrace a mindful lifestyle which she firmly believes is the path to wellness on all levels. Mind, Body, Spirit.