Deciding to make fitness and nutrition a part of your everyday lifestyle is the first step to achieving a healthier you. FIT with “FUSS”, a unique and personalized approach to fitness, health and wellness not only helps clients achieve their goals but provide them with a lifestyle makeover.
Russ G.P. Logisse owner of FIT with “FUSS” amongst many others is a certified personal trainer with the American Council of Exercise (ACE) as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
In college when Russ, who on a football scholarship, was not in class or on the field, he was either found in study hall or in the gym. After being approached by other students wanting tips on how to get in shape, Russ started what would lead to a successful and fulfilling career in fitness and nutrition management.
FIT with “FUSS” focuses on functional fitness that mimics the stresses of everyday life. The unique, no machine, resistance training utilizes kettlebells, sand and water bags, ropes and suspension training to help bring out clients inner athlete. “I not only work with pre-and-post-op cardiac and joint replacement patients as well as diabetics but I do a lot of high-performance athletic and sport specific training,” Russ explains.
Prior to starting any program, whether one-on-one or in a small group setting in the Fuzion Formula Fitness program, Russ insists his clients receive a medical assessment so that he along with the client knows of any underlying issues that may arise during training. “All of my clients have access to the best sports doctors and treatment including everything from chiropractic, physiotherapy to MRIs.”
Many people believe that because they are athletic they are in shape, however Russ teaches the opposite to be true. “I want people to get fit to play,” he explains. Not only does getting fit help with being successful in your sport of choice, it also helps reduce injury and downtime.
With the belief of ‘quality over quantity,’ Russ does not set specific requirements for his clients. “Clients are not asked to keep with others in a class. I want my clients to learn to do the exercises properly while setting their own goals,” he explains. “As they progress through the program they find that they are not only reaching their goals but exceeding them.”
In addition to the fitness aspect of FIT with “FUSS”, Russ helps his client put together nutrition plan, not a diet, which is based on what they already eat and enjoy. “I help them learn how to better prepare the foods they already like and how to improve the taste of foods without additives like salt and sugar etc.”
Education and Certifications:
ACE – American Council on Excercise
ISSA – International Sports Sciences Association
NSCA CPT- Currently studying for NSCA-CSCS designation
YMCA – Certified Personal Trainer & Aerobics Instructor including step
YMCA – CPR
St. John’s Ambulance – First Aid
Mohawk College – Insurance Administration Program
Northern Telecom – Management and Sales Course
General Insurance Licence
Mutual Investment Funds Licence
Life Agents Licence
University of Kentucky – Bachelor of Commerce
Advanced Program Design
Scientific Core Conditioning
Advanced Personal Training
Medicine Ball Training
Scientific Abdominal Training
Scientific Back Training
Swiss Ball Training
Sports Specific Conditioning Consultant
Plyometric Program Design
Speed, Agility Quickness Program Design
Member of the National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA)
Member of the Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists (SWIS)
Completed Courses by Ian King:
Completed Courses by Paul Chek:
Scientific Core Conditioning
Created and managed testing & performance programs for Elite and Professional athletes, as well as aspiring junior and senior age athletes and also recreational athletes in conjunction with their coaches and sports medicine providers.
Planned and implemented programs designed to provide off-season strength & conditioning for Elite & professional athletes as well as off-season camps for aspiring, junior high, high school and college age athletes and also recreational athletes of all skill levels also in conjunction with their coaches and sports medicine providers.
Design & promotion of sports specific strength & conditioning workshops and clinics; combining customized training, industry recognized leading edge methodologies and techniques and sports specific performance enhancement programs.
Strength & conditioning consultant to the 2002 World Sailing Championships athletes in conjunction with their team coaches, massage therapy & other sports medicine providers.
Established personal & professional rapport with coaches & athletes from The Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Argonauts, The Hamilton Tiger Cats and numerous Universities.
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Sport Specific Training & Conditioning
Rotational Strength Specialist
Post-Rehab Strength & Conditioning for sports & a healthy active lifestyle
MVA Post-Rehab Strength & Conditioning to resume a healthy active lifestlye
Core Strength Specialist
Specialized Back Pain Relief Training program design
Specialized Health Issue Based Training program design (i.e. Diabetes, Arthritis)
Nutrition & Supplementation
Ultimately, I would like to have FIT with “FUSS” recognized as a leader in the development and implementation of programs to enhance the performance of athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all skills and experience levels.