Martin Reid started in the fitness industry in 2002 after finishing playing University football and completing his Master's degree in Counselling. It was during that time as a social worker that he realized he could make a difference in helping people feel better through fitness. In 2002, he left the social services to start a personal training business called Personal Victory.
In 2008, Martin completed his first Pilates mat certification as a self-interest class upon realizing it had healed his back pain caused by sports injuries. After completing a comprehensive Pilates certification with Peak Pilates in 2014, Martin recognized the importance of a regular Pilates practice in both his clients' programming as well as his own personal practice. In 2019, Martin completed a 600-hour apprenticeship and it was there that he was inspired to continue to learn more of the system Joseph Pilates originally called Contrology and shift his focus towards men moving better.
In July 2020, Martin opened two businesses. Reid Method Pilates Studio is a micro-business inside High Octane Training and Therapy Clinic in Mississauga. Core Conversations is a weekly podcast based on his daily live Instagram Conversations with leaders in the Pilates Industry and the global fitness business community.
You can find him on Instagram at @personalvictory @realmendopilates and @thecoreconversationspodcast