Roy Duquette

Roy Duquette has been involved with Spartacus Gym for over 25 years. As a high-school student-athlete, Roy was an accomplished basketball player and quickly fell in love with bodybuilding during his most formative years as a teenager. He eventually found himself working out regularly at Spartacus Gym, then upon entering university made his way back to Spartacus — this time as a freshly hired staff member by former owners Doug Austin and Herb DaSilva. For four years, Roy worked the front desk, taught group fitness classes, ran the personal training department, and taught martial arts privates after hours. In 2002, Roy officially left his position at Spartacus Gym to start his own company, Duquette Strength and Development, then just a few years later opened Duquette Strength Clinic in 2005. Duquette Strength Clinic was an innovative multidisciplinary therapeutic fitness facility far ahead of its time, combining personal training programs with a heavy emphasis on postural correction and core-stabilization training along with kinesiology, massage therapy, and chiropractic medicine. In addition to his work as an athletic trainer, Roy also became a highly sought after coach to many top professional martial artists such as legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu pioneer Emily Kwok (who credits Roy as the man who helped her become a world champion) and Japanese mixed martial arts legend Ikuhisa Minowa. This experience helped establish Roy as one of the top fitness professionals and athletic trainers in Canada.

For most of his career, Roy maintained an extraordinary output as a personal trainer, averaging close to 70 personal training sessions a week. In addition to maintaining his regular personal training clients in Vancouver, BC, Roy also had several clients overseas and regularly hosted international clients from Brazil, Puerto Rico, United States, South Korea, and Japan as part of his Duquette Strength Homestay Program, which allowed elite athletic competitors to train with Roy at his home in Vancouver in preparation for their upcoming competitions. After a decade of travelling the world, Roy once again returned to Spartacus Gym in 2012 — this time as its new owner. As of January 2022, Roy has performed over 36,000 personal training sessions, making him one of the most experienced and well-respected athletic trainers in Western Canada.

For personal training enquiries, please contact Roy directly at: or follow him on Instagram @royduquette and @spartacusgym


Schedule a Free 60-minute Consultation

If you’re interested in setting up a personalized training program, you can schedule a free 60-minute consultation so that you can meet Roy and discuss your training goals in person. During this interview, we will get you to fill out a personal training questionnaire and together, we will explore your medical history, lifestyle, and fitness background so that we can come up with the best possible strategy to help you achieve your fitness goals.


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Choose Your Package

We will work with you to come up with a customized and practical training schedule that fits in with your lifestyle, budget, and availability.



Roy Duquette

Individual Training Packages
Session Cost
1 Session$200+gst
5 Sessions$900+gst
10 Sessions$1,600+gst
Accelerated Program (2x/week for a minimum of 2-months)$1,120+gst/month