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About Us

The Montreal Powerhouse team

What We Stand For

At Montreal Powerhouse, we believe in achieving excellence. We are committed to help you build a lifestyle and mentality that will get the best out of you, in and out of the gym. Too many people live their life without questioning their actions and decisions. We believe that you should never settle for less than your full potential and we are 100% dedicated in helping you through this process. The concept of “living life” takes all its sense when you start challenging yourself and at Montreal Powerhouse, we WILL challenge you.

We believe that strength training has a lot more to offer than health benefits: it improves mental strength and self-confidence to push through life’s difficulties. The discipline and dedication you will acquire through your training will carry over to all aspects of your life.

It’s important for us that you truly understand what you are doing and why you are doing it. We will teach you the principles necessary for you to be able to make rational decisions based on sound evidence rather than fitness magazines and internet fads.

Montreal Powerhouse brings an alternative approach to fitness and performance, one that is based on both evidence and experience.

Our coaching team

  • Louis-Alexis Gratton


    Montreal Powerhouse’s head coach, Louis-Alexis focuses on program design and training periodization. He has worked with numerous powerlifters as well as regular gym goers and believes in applying sound scientific principles to create an effective training model that can be fitted to the individual’s needs and peculiarities. His own experience as a competitive powerlifter allows him to enhance his knowledge concerning the demands of the sport.

    Certifications and experience
    • Kinesiology Minor at University of Montreal
    • Westside Barbell’s Strength Certificate
    • Weightlifting Degree from the Coaching Association of Canada
    • International seminars attendance, with names such as Boris Sheiko, Ed Coan, Mike Tuchscherer and Andrey Malanichev
  • Mathieu Doré


    Montreal powerhouse’s powerlifting coach specialized in injury management, Mathieu focuses on designing programs for injured athletes. Having a Diploma of Collegial studies in Physiotherapy and being a competitive powerlifter, he knows how to design training programs in presence of pain in order to optimize injured athletes’ progression. His evidence based approach combined with his experience as a powerlifting athlete make him stand apart from your typical rehab consultant.

    Certifications and experience
    • Diploma of Collegial studies in Physiotherapy from Montmorency College
    • Physiotherapy Bachelor/Master at University of Montreal (ongoing)
    • Active CPU powerlifter since 2016
    • Provincial record holder for the squat in the QPF’s 93kg open category
  • Quentin Weber


    Known for his high level of self-discipline and performance, Quentin decided to get significantly involved in the industry to support other athletes achieve their potential. He is a lifetime multidimensional athlete. Knowledgeable and skilled, he uses a scientific approach backed by several certifications and lots of experience. Promoting critical thinking, Quentin is an active learner that thrives on finding solutions. When working with athletes, the focus is on creating a true relationship in which all variables are taken into consideration.

    Certifications and experience
    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
    • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialization (FNS)
    • Natural Professional Bodybuilder title Provincial
    • National Powerlifting athlete
    • Optimum Nutrition sponsored athlete
    • International seminars attendance (Boris Sheiko, Ed Coan, Mike Tuchscherer, etc.)
  • Francis Martineau


    Francis has been working as a personal trainer since 2014, working with the general population and athletes coming from different fields. He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology since 2015 and completed his master’s degree in kinesiology specializing in physical preparation in 2020. Francis also competes actively in powerlifting for close to a decade. His experience in this discipline combined with his education allows him to stand out in the field.

    Certifications and experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology - University of Montreal, 2015
    • Master’s degree in Kinesiology specializing in physical preparation - University of Montreal, 2020
    • Olympic Weightlifting certification from the Coaching Association of Canada
    • Active CPU Member since 2013