Here at Visualize Fitness, we are big proponents of Time Under Tension Training . Most people when they first start their fitness journey, are intimidated by strength training. It’s not uncommon to hear, “But, I don’t want to bulk up too much”. With this misconception in mind, people often flock to the cardio machines. Don’t get us wrong, cardio certainly has its place in your fitness routine, but so does strength training!

The technique used by our trainers at Visualize Fitness is a combination of high weight and slow, controlled movements. This combo allows for a greater exhaustion of your muscle tissues, which in turn, allows you to build muscle faster. It also increases the metabolic capacity of your muscles when you train to fatigue. By slowing all of your movements down, you are actually turning up the intensity of the workout!

Visualize Fitness is the only carrier of Med-X Equipment in the Ottawa area. Med-X is a specialized brand of equipment targeted towards therapy for those people who have suffered injury and need to strengthen a few muscles groups as a result. This means that with supervision and the proper equipment, there is less chance of injury and a thoroughly powerful workout can be achieved. It also means that this type of workout is good for people of ages all and fitness levels.

Even if you haven’t suffered an injury, our specialized equipment really isolates muscle groups so you and your trainer can achieve the results you are looking for.

Since you have supercharged your strength training by working out with a professional, on medical grade equipment while pushing your muscles to fatigue, we recommend that each client comes in twice a week. More than that is not necessary, especially if you are keeping active and eating well in between visits.

We’re not the only ones raving about high weight, slow rep formula!

Check out this other article by Dr. Mercola for more information: 

Super-Slow Weight Training: The Muscle-Building Workout Hardly Anyone Uses: 


MedX Equipment

Exclusively In Ottawa!

We are the only training facility in the Ottawa region to leverage this incredible equipment.

MedX is the most technologically advanced fitness, sports and medical/rehabilitation equipment available.

Incorporated into every MedX product are decades of experience and millions of dollars of independent, university-based research. MedX is the most technologically advanced fitness, sports and medical/rehabilitation equipment available. MedX products achieve training efficiency through resistance curves matched to tested and proven strength profiles. They operate at a very low level of friction and offer a choice of resistance in 2-pound increments, ensuring a weight that is just right – not too heavy and not too light – for rapid and steady progress.




Andrea Portillo has been actively working in the health and fitness industry for over 8 years. In just five years, Andrea has built a strong business and is one of the most sought out personal trainers in the Prescott-Russell area.

This success can be almost solely attributed to Andrea’s extreme passion for fitness. Andrea truly believes that fitness is not just for people who want to have the perfect figure, but for everyone and she practices what she preaches! Her passion translates into the amazing results that her clients achieve.

With therapeutic training equipment made specially to optimize results and allow those with injuries to work out safely, clients only need to book sessions twice a week! Don’t believe us? Book your free session and experience the difference! From fitness competitors to those just beginning their journey to health, Andrea has developed a custom style that when combined with the determination of her clients attains incredible results!


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Fitness Consultant and Certified Schwinn Instructor


Julie is a 41 year old who enjoys helping others live a healthy  lifestyle. Preventive healthcare is very dear to her.  She is constantly educated herself by taking courses or reading on the latest most effective way to train her clients whether during a one on one session or in her spin classes. She truly relates to everyone and  teaching inspires her to give back to others.

All our clients see the positive effects of high-intensity, low frequency weight training after using our Medx equipment.

For most of you who have already visited the studio you have probably seen her at the front desk, greeting her clients with a smile and getting them excited for their session.

Personal training and teaching spinning was a natural fit for her .   Whatever your obstacles or goals she will support on your journey to a stronger healthier you.


  • Extremely Knowledgeable over all things Health & Fitness

  • Learn the “whys” not just the “hows” on strength training and wellness protocols

  • Time management – getting the most from the least with your exercise

  • Learn safe, rational, and effective low force strength training protocols where gains can be easily quantified

  • Learn the fallacies/myths of fitness & nutrition and how to avoid them


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