Client Stories

"When I started working with Andrew, I had been training with another personal trainer for 4 years. I liked my trainer a lot and saw great results, but I was constantly dealing with a rotation of minor exercise-induced injuries. The amount of rehabilitative therapy that I had to do to maintain my training became truly unsustainable. Within a week of applying a new program that Andrew gave me, my chronic hip and shoulder pain diminished greatly, and four months in, have now completely disappeared. Currently, I am back to my pre-injury strength after only few short months of careful, intelligent programming and I am so thankful. On top of being extremely knowledgeable and professional, Andrew also has a kind and lighthearted attitude that makes him a pleasure to work with. Training with Andrew has been a wonderful investment for me and I highly recommend him"



"I had the pleasure of working with Andrew to develop a plan to fit exercise within my busy schedule. I used to be a high-level athlete, but have long since fallen out of the habit of exercising. With three young kids at home and my wife and I both working full-time, there isn't much time in the day to work out. Andrew synthesized my goals, my current fitness level, the equipment I already own, and my available time to develop a quick and simple routine that is already bringing results. Andrew also answered my endless questions quickly and thoroughly, and was always open to follow-up. I look forward to being in touch with Andrew to let him know how things are going and when I am ready to step up to the next level!"


Lawyer, Father of 3

"Andrew consulted me on my fitness goals and developed a program that allowed me to maximize the limited space that I have in my apartment and to make use of my dusty kettlebell and neglected TRX system. He visited me in my home, assessed my needs and resources and built a program that fits my schedule, space and, most importantly, my body.

The consultation experience was both informative and motivational and I was excited to begin my training right away. Luckily, Andrew delivered my new program to my inbox later that same day, allowing me to hit the ground running. He answered questions promptly and offered clarifications when I'd forgotten details about form or range of motion.

I would (and have) recommended Barr Health + Fitness to anyone looking for a personalized training experience with a knowledgeable and engaging trainer. "


Project Manager

"When I moved to Toronto for a new job, I decided to take my training a lot more seriously and I felt very confident that Andrew, whom I’ve known since our days at McGill when he was my Strength & Conditioning Coach on the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team, would be the guy to help me reach my goals. Professional, knowledgeable, caring, and fun, Andrew has an uncanny ability to put together efficient workouts which map out perfectly in my busy schedule. I would recommend Andrew to anyone (like, really, everyone I know).”


Financial Analyst, Former McGill Basketball Player

“I have learned so much about nutrition and fitness from Andrew Barr! He is up-to-date on the latest research, and he is a natural, effective and inspiring coach. I love that he incorporates videos and photographs in his teaching, and he does it all with lots of patience and a sense of humour!”



“For years, I have had persistent weakness following an injury to my ACL and LCL as a teenager. Andrew Barr and I have worked together for several months to put a program in place to stabilize and strengthen that troublesome knee. It has been great! I already feel stronger, and the program really works for my busy schedule. I can't wait to see the continued improvement. I know we are headed in a great direction. Thanks Andrew!”


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