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1024 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton Ontario, L8N 1J4

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HAMILTON FITNESS ACADEMY

RESULTS DRIVEN FITNESS COACHING 

Hamilton Fitness Academy is a 5000 square foot fitness training studio that prides itself on 1 on 1 coaching that delivers results. This is Hamilton's ONLY private fitness facility where you are aligned with your own personal training and lifestyle coach. 

Our team is more than personal trainers.  They are your lifestyle coaches. Their focus and passion is to remove the stigma associated with fitness as a whole and guide you to a happier, healthier you.

 

The Hamilton Fitness Academy provides you with an atmosphere free of intimidation. Whether you're just starting your fitness journey, or you are looking for some guidance along the way, The Hamilton Fitness Academy welcomes you.

 

ATTENTION ATHLETES

Are you an athlete looking to optimize your performance in a specific sport? Training for competitive Hockey, Football, Running or to compete in that Ironman next year to check that goal off of your bucket list? Whatever sport you are training to compete our team at the Hamilton Fitness Academy is ready. 

 

At the Hamilton Fitness Academy you'll find 6 Elite Athletic Performance Coaches and the only 6 in Ontario that are DBC Certified in human movement and bio mechanics.

 

On top of years of experience these coaches have worked with some of the worlds top engineers in bio mechanics  and they're ready to show you what they can do for your performance. 

So if you're an athlete, or perhaps the parent to a rising star, the Hamilton Fitness Academy has the team you'll want and need in your corner to take it to the next level. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can get you started on the path of peak athletic performance in all sports. 

 

MEET YOUR TEAM

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From starting as a Hamilton based personal trainer at the age of 23 at Premier Fitness to Fitness Manager at multiple gyms, Jay’s true passion is helping others achieve greatness.  With 13 years of experience in Health & Wellness, Jay’s passion has fuelled him into handling the day to day operations of The Hamilton Fitness Academy. Jay provides not only the team but the members with knowledge and energy like no other. Jay is also DBC Level 1 Certified in Human Movement and Bio Mechanics. 

"Mr Fitness" - Owner & Operator

JAY PIASKY

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Jake discovered his true calling working at Goodlife Fitness only 3 short weeks after graduating from Mohawk’s Health, Wellness and Fitness program. Jake prides himself on keeping his clients motivated through injecting his programs with positive energy and encouragement. Jake specializes in developing programs for individuals who are looking to improve their body composition, increase mobility and range of motion. In just 3 years, he has been able to help over 75 people transform their lives. Jake is also DBC Level 1 Certified in Human Movement and Bio Mechanics. 

Personal Trainer & Body Building Coach  

JAKE REDDICK

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Small but mighty Tasha is a competitive trainer who loves to push the boundaries with her clients. She is no rookie herself when it comes to body transformations. She has been on both ends of the spectrum as she competed in the CPA bikini class division, to now being a high active twin mother. She sets standards high when helping coach her clients through lifestyle, weight loss, pre and postpartum as well as body composition transformations. She shows that her size has no limitations on what one can achieve. 

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

TASHA AVILA

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Claire’s mission for each client is to be their guide on their journey to discover self-love. Over the last 5 years, she has worked with clients of numerous body types and fitness levels helping each achieve their own fitness milestones. With each client, Claire builds a custom plan tailored to their goals. Her expertise lies in weight management, improving muscle tone, and overall fitness.

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

CLAIRE AFRAJY

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Jourdan is a competitor. Driven to help others succeed. Growing up, Jourdan was relentlessly trying to juggle every sport possible then finally settled on running, competitively rowing and playing varsity rugby for 6 years. It was within that time where she found her passion for tirelessly working towards  setting goals and the awareness that comes with hard work within the realm of fitness and . Jourdan's educational background is within the health, wellness and fitness industry. Her passion for health and fitness has grown and continues to grow exponentially. Jourdan strives to guide others in the direction of achieving their goals by leading them into a balanced life and by teaching them how to tackle their fears. She says her heart is so full envisioning people creating their own incredible transformations. 

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

JOURDAN GANCASZ

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Allen's motto is “get fit to exercise, before exercising to get fit”. His Master’s Degree in Counselling allows him to help those suffering from pain, anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. He's certified in mobility and rehabilitation training, full body activation, and strength and conditioning. He's passionate about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, rock-climbing, volleyball, and racket sports. His training incorporates the finesse of Bruce Lee paired with the ancient wisdom of Mr Miyagi. Allen is someone you can count on to help you take those steps and make the changes you need. Reach out to Allen and the Hamilton Fitness Academy to learn how he can help. 

Personal Trainer & Fascial Stretch Therapist

ALLEN TEDJO

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After years of playing competitive sports, Xavier takes that sense of competition and infuses into his programs. He prides himself in challenging his clients to push their limits and achieve what was once thought to be impossible. He has also been a practicing vegan for over a year. As a result, his new lifestyle has lead him to develop a new perspective on fitness nutrition. As an efficiency coach, Xavier specializes in developing programs tailored to weight loss and sports specific training. Xavier is also DBC Level 1 Certified in Human Movement and Bio Mechanics. 

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

XAVIER ELLIS

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When it came to choosing a profession that Jad could be passionate about he couldn't help but think of a better one that would allow h to make a positive impact in people's lives using fitness and as their Personal Trainer. He has always been involved in competitive sports and learning how to improve his own level of fitness and performance. Now he combines the knowledge, the skills and the motivation to help other people achieve their goals. If you're ready he can't wait to help you do the same at the Hamilton Fitness Academy. 

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

JAD ZEIN

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Alex is a Bachelor of Kinesiology graduate from Brock University. Alex discovered that fitness training was his calling through his time at Brock. Alex gained extensive experience as a leader and trainer through various internships and volunteer opportunities. Alex’s experience includes training seniors in the Niagara community, guiding exercise for individuals with spinal cord injuries, and helping children with special needs complete movement education programs.

 

Alex is well- versed in working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and is driven by  off the progress his clients realize through his expertise. Alex specializes in establishing a connection between the mind and body and developing programs for individuals who wish to increase their mobility, improve their body composition, and challenge themselves to change their lives for the better! He's ready to serve at the Hamilton Fitness Academy. 

Kinesiologist & Strength & Conditioning Coach

ALEX WARD

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Ken, a Health Wellness & Fitness graduate from Mohawk College, is a passionate fitness instructor who specializes in burning fat and building muscle. He uses high intensity and functional training methods to help you get lean and fit. He'll empower you with the right tools to push you beyond your limits in a safe and fun environment. Kenneth is also DBC Level 1 Certified in Human Movement and Bio Mechanics. 

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

KENNETH VIRAY

Rick has been passionate about fitness for as long as he can remember and has been studying strength training specifically for over a decade. Rick has coached lifters through dozens of competitive powerlifting events. Rick fully understands what it's going to take to build the best possible squat, bench-press and deadlift. His analytical approach to success ensures that you have every piece of available data to create an effective, individualized program. Rick is constantly educating himself and researching new information to make sure he has the edge you expect from a coach who's ready to help you become the strongest version of yourself. 

Strength & Conditioning Coach

RICK REID

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Amber is on a mission to share her passion of fitness, self-care and love with as many people as she can. People that are ready to live their best life. Amber is focused. She is a business owner, hairstylist and coach. Amber is the result of going through her own personal lifestyle transformation. Now her focus is to teach others how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle that works for them. Amber believes fitness as a lifestyle is just as much a mental workout as it is physical one. Aside from coaching you through individualized, safe yet effective workouts, Amber will inspire to with real to life stories, share her knowledge and encouragement as you begin or continue to unfold your fitness and healthy lifestyle journey.

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

AMBER HOAR

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Lawrence is a true believer that fitness is for everyone which is why he became a coach. He brings great passion in designing the program best suited towards his clients goals and loves witnessing the process in changing their lives. With experience in high level sports, working with teams, over 6 years of fitness experience and various transformations. He brings everything he's learned and applies it towards educating his clients while on their journey. He emphasizes the lifestyle and the importance of implementing it into yours. Always remember "when you focus on results you won't get change, when you focus on change you will see results."

Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach

LAWRENCE

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Jake attended Sheridan College for Athletic Therapy which gives him the dynamic of rehabilitation and physiotherapy to his training approach. Jake is also a certified Paramedic in the Province of Ontario. Jake brings 11 years of experience in the fitness industry where he has coached and worked with youth, the elderly, beginner athletes and the elite. Jakes versatility as a trainer is something that sticks out and is a benefit to all his clients. Jake brings a passion for fitness and high energy from his heavy personal involvement in competitive sports like hockey and baseball. Jake believes that in order to see results and progression, consistency is the key to success. 

Athletic Therapist & Transformation Specialist

JAKE SARAPHANIAN

Kareem is extremely passionate when it comes to helping clients develop a foundation of effortless mobility, strength, and confidence in their body so that they are empowered to take their health and fitness to the next level. With his Masters degree in Physiotherapy, this gives his personal training approach an edge in facilitating proper mobility and neuromuscular function. With 7 years of personal training experience as well as various certifications, Kareem now has an arsenal of protocols to help make every session individualized, dynamic and challenging. If you’re ready to unleash your bodies true potential, Kareem is your guy.

 

Education: MSc Physiotherapy (Robert Gordon University), BSc Kinesiology (McMaster University).

Certifications: TRX, Kettlebell Foundations (DTS), Darby Training Systems, Powerlifting (DTS), Functional Nutrition (ISI).

Physiotherapist & Performance Coach

Kareem Hassanein

 

The Proof That Hard Work Leads To Results

JESSE SHEA

I joined the Hamilton Fitness Academy in January of 2019. After years trying to lose weight on my own, I had never found the right environment to help me stick through to a routine. The day I walked into HFA, I was treated like family and was caught off guard by how inclusive and positive the HFA staff were. I can't begin to describe the positive impact Kylie has made through the creating of a fun and safe environment for people to participate in her boxing classes as well as from the others at HFA who all contribute to that feeling. 5 months and 55lbs lighter, I am couldn't be happier. Joining the Hamilton Fitness Academy was one of my best choices this year and I'm looking forward to my continued efforts with the HFA family. 

NIKKI BRUNETTI

I have struggled with weight most of my life. I tried every fad diet out there. Nothing changed. I had no motivation for a change but I did want to. I followed updates from Kylie on Instagram and when I saw she was offering boxing classes at HFA I decided it was time to attend. I had no idea that Kylie was about to change my life. I became addicted to the energy of her classes. They are fun and the atmosphere at the HFA is amazing. All the trainers and coaches are supportive and encouraging. I feel like myself there and the HFA has become my happy place. I decided to start working more with Kylie as my personal trainer. She is knowledgable with her skills, her sport, meal prep and to me a real life wonder woman. In 6 months I have lost over 90lbs in unwanted weight and I'm just getting started. I have more energy, I'm happier, healthier and I feel being and example of hard work and a better mom to my 12 year old son. I find myself stepping outside my comfort zone more with my confidence continuing to improve. I cannot wait to see what the next 6 months will bring while working with Kylie at the Hamilton Fitness Academy. 

ALANA NAGELS

The reason I chose to join Hamilton Fitness Academy is because it’s a private facility that offers me one on one training. At the HFA you don’t have to worry about annoying interruptions, having to wait for machines, or feel weird about other people watching you. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jay Piasky and I have never met anyone more passionate about what they do! His energy and passion and shines through every time I walk through those doors. It’s been a long journey for me but the whole HFA team has stuck by me. The team at Hamilton Fitness Academy will never give up on you. In the coming months I want nothing more than to continue my journey to become the best possible version of myself. HFA is a family, and joining it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I'm still on my way!

NICOLE CAROBELLI

The best decision I've ever made was joining the Hamilton Fitness Academy. About a year ago I walked in and began working with Tasha Avila. I have lost 64 pounds and transformed my body’s  in ways I didn't believe possible at first. Tasha and her positive attitude and support made going back for more a few times a week enjoyable. The entire staff at the HFA has become friends along my fitness journey. I've now joined the boxing classes to continue enhancing my fitness level. I am so happy I made the leap of faith to work with Tasha and join the Hamilton Fitness Academy. I have the support I need to continue to maintain my new me and I continue to encourage my friends to make those changes too. Thank you to everyone at the Hamilton Fitness Academy. 

CHRISTINA BOWMAN

I discovered Hamilton Fitness Academy when a friend encouraged me to try some of the boxing. I was at a low point in my life. Little self confidence and was beyond frustrated. But I knew I had to make a change. I was overwhelmed daily with information about fitness and diets. I tried most and failed. I decided after a couple classes to ask to meet with one of the trainers as I didn't feel the same intimidation I had in most other gyms. HFA had this energy and welcomeness to it. I took the leap of faith and enrolled myself in a serious 6 month program. I started with 3 times a week and created some momentum. My trainer Xavier was encouraging and just the coach I needed. I was helped with my nutrition and began the choice of adopting a vegan diet. Changing my lifestyle and mindset was not easy. It brought lots of emotions out of me but it was so worth it. I lost 75lbs of unnecessary weight and my life has changed for the better both mentally and physically. If you have never partnered with a trainer I highly encourage you to take the same leap of faith and go for it. It could very well be the best decision of your life. It's worth it. Thank you to Xavier and the entire team at the Hamilton Fitness Academy. 

Hamilton Fitness Academy

1024 Upper Wentworth Street Unit # 3
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1J4

(905) 575-9396

info@hamiltonfitnessacademy.com

Hamilton Fitness Academy Hours

Monday - 6:00am - 10:00pm

Tuesday - 6:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday - 6:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday - 6:00am - 10:00pm

Friday - 6:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday - Reserved training appointments only. 

* Scheduling your training outside these hours is possible upon request. Our office administration team members are at the Hamilton Fitness Academy from 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday-Friday to assist you.

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