Personal Training / Strength and Conditioning Coaching

We know you don’t want to spend all day in the gym. But, you don’t have to quit your day job to realize the many benefits of strength training. Our experienced personal trainers provide programs for busy people who are looking for an efficient workout routine to fit into their jam-packed schedules.

New Clients

Initial Assessment

$100 /session

New clients must undergo a 1-on-1 initial assessment prior to starting training.

Existing Clients

Online Strength Coaching

$50 /week

Our coaches will design you a customized workout based on what you have access to.

Group Training

$50 /session

Personal training, in a group environment. Group sizes can range from 1 to 4 clients per group.

Personal Training

$100 /session

Receive 1-on-1 coaching, review technique, learn new exercises and be pushed to new bests.

Use it or Lose it

Inactive adults experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass every 10 years, accompanied by an increase in fat accumulation and a decrease in resting metabolic rate.

Not only do these losses impact the way we look and how we feel but, they also impact our level of functional independence as we get older.

Strength Training is Medicine

By incorporating 2 to 3 sessions of strength training per week into your life, you’ll see benefits such as:

  • increased muscle mass
  • increased metabolism
  • increased fat loss
  • improved physical performance
  • improved cardiovascular health
  • improved insulin sensitivity
  • increased bone density
  • improved movement control
  • improved cognition
  • higher self-esteem
  • faster walking speed (older adults)
  • increased functional independence (older adults)

Are you getting your prescribed dose?

Only 2 in 10 adults meet the daily recommended levels of physical activity each day. (Public Health Agency of Canada).

Adults aged 18-64 should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week in addition to muscle and bone strengthening activities (i.e., strength training!) using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week. (CSEP Guidelines, 2019).

Since, it’s unlikely that those of us with desk jobs will be quitting those jobs any time soon, we need to become more comfortable incorporating strength training into our lives in order to stay healthy.

We Can Help

Whether you’re an elite athlete or have minimal gym experience, age 35 or 65, we can help you get comfortable, safe and efficient in the gym.

Our staff are credible, highly experienced Strength and Conditioning Specialists backed by the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). We’re also Certified Kinesiologists with the Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association (NLKA) and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA).

We’re passionate about strength training for our own health and we’ve been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, and Oxygen Magazine providing expert advice on strength training.

What You’ll Learn

By learning compound movements that use all your major muscle groups such as squats, deadlifts, pull downs, and rows, you’ll get stronger, healthier, and more resilient to what life throws at you.

Let’s Do This

Our Personal Strength Training Coaches

Jon-Erik Kawamoto

Certified Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Managing Director, Founder

Thomas King

Certified Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Craig Hickey

Certified Kinesiologist

I had been struggling with work-life balance resulting in not exercising or playing hockey as much as I had been doing in the past. In addition to being out of shape, I was starting to experience some back/shoulder issues and realized I needed to make some changes. Around this time, a friend (who was also a client) recommended JKC and that’s when I started!

You really feel part of a community where everyone is welcoming and supportive. You get a program that is designed specifically to achieve your goals, with the ongoing coaching, progress tracking and support required to achieve them. The JKC team are very knowledgeable about fitness and conditioning, and very engaging with everyone to answer questions or discuss anything and everything training related. I also like the flexible scheduling and gym times that work for my schedule (I like early mornings and evenings).

JKC is different from other gyms/fitness regimes I have tried in the past because of my level of comfort with the facility and other JKC clients and the amount of knowledge both Jon and Thomas demonstrate through personal attention to form, core development and overall strength is outstanding. JKC is by far the best training hands on attention that I’ve experienced period and I have experienced many over a lifetime of activity and playing various sports. The facility has everything you require plus, as you will learn there are many ways to use every piece of equipment and Jon and Thomas are very creative! There are many age groups and professions who attend this gym from elite athlete’s to the rest of us and the casual but focused atmosphere in the gym makes each visit interesting, friendly and challenging at all levels.

I joined JKC because I wanted to better care for my physical health, but didn’t really know how, or where, to begin.  Seeking help from a trainer seemed like a wise choice, and I had heard great things about the staff at JKC. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate exercising.  So, I’ve only ever tried sticking with a gym routine twice in my life.  Each experience consisted of me wandering around, not knowing what to do, and settling for an elliptical machine or something else that seemed comfortable and non-threatening.  Each session was the same, and I felt like I was wasting my time.

Each session at JKC, however, is specifically crafted for me.  I don’t have to think about what to do, because I’m told what to do.  I don’t have to worry about how to do things properly, because I’m shown (sometimes multiple times!) how to accomplish each task.  I don’t have to be concerned about slipping into a comfortable routine, because Jon and Thomas won’t let that happen.

JKC was recommended to me by my good friend Casidhe Dyke. Cas had been training with JKC for a while, and both he and his father had seen great results from the personal training that Jon and Thomas were giving them. I was and still am primarily a triathlete and I’ve always struggled with injuries. I was talking to Cas about incorporating more strength training in my program to try and prevent injuries going forward and Cas suggested that I give JKC a try. I reached out to Jon not long after, and the rest is history! After working with Jon and Thomas for a few months, I was getting stronger, faster, and most importantly, I was staying injury-free. I ended up being able to train the whole season without significant injury and posted a personal best at Ironman Copenhagen in 2018. A big part of that was due to the strength training and coaching I received at JKC.

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