Staff

Miles Krol

  • Owner and Founder of Milesfit
  • Personal Trainer
  • Nutritional Coach
  • Posturologist
  • Holistic Kinesiologist
  • Naturopath

Posturologist, Holistic Kinesiologist, and Naturopath, licensed (02-0326) with:

- École de Médecine Douces et Alternative de Canada
- Corporation Professionnelle de Naturopathie de Canada

When it comes to helping his clients achieve their health and fitness goals, Miles knows how to coach anyone to success. After taking many courses with top trainers, nutrition experts and rehabilitation specialists, Miles draws on the combined wisdom of industry experts like Charles Poliquin, Paul Chek, Dr. Guy Voyer and Dr. Bernard Bricot.

In addition to this vast array of knowledge, Miles also draws on his own personal experience. Having formerly trained for powerlifting, Miles once bulked up to a total of 280 lbs. He then went on to lose over 120 lbs to achieve the lean, fit physique he has today. Through this personal experience, he has acquired a unique, first-hand perspective on the training process, learning many key tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Combining his educational background and personal insight, Miles coaches his clients to overcome their obstacles and get great results. Over the years, Miles has successfully helped hundreds of people as a personal trainer, nutritional coach and Posturologist.

Besides being a healthcare practitioner, Miles is also an educator. Between speaking at lectures, leading workshops and serving as a FIT course instructor at the YMCA, Miles has taught and coached everyone from beginners to fitness professionals. 

Since any good teacher knows the importance of staying well-informed, Miles attends regular conferences and seminars to keep up-to-date with the latest research, cutting edge systems and tools.

With his deep passion for health and fitness, Miles strives to help others take control of their lives and become the strongest versions of themselves.

Simon Dayan

  • Personal Trainer
  • Massage Therapist

Being a sedentary individual during my teenage years, I quickly discovered that any insecurity and lack of confidence arose from a lack of fitness. 

Upon my first experiences at a gym, I immediately found a profound sense of calm and fulfillment once I became aware of my physical potential. The more I pushed myself within the realm of personal fitness, the more success I found in other aspects of my life.

Since first stepping into a gym in 2005, I became aware of the powerful transformative effects training has on people that go beyond just reaching physical goals.

As a fitness professional, the most rewarding thing for me is to see clients who are ordinary men and women break through plateaus and perform extraordinary things. Being involved in martial arts and fitness for over a decade has taught me that structure, consistency, persistence are just a fraction of things that can be built through physical training.

My goal as a trainer is to help clients see the potential in themselves and harness their own focus to achieve great things in and out of the gym. As my hero Bruce Lee once said “the successful warrior is the average woman, man with laser like focus”.

Karlo Clemente

  • Personal Trainer

Personal growth and better self awareness are the main motives I strived for in life. I was introduced to health and fitness after high school in order to improve my overall health and I was hooked instantly with the way it changed me from a physical, mental, emotional and energetic perspective. As time went on and I gained more hands on experience with training and healthy eating, I begin to develop a curiosity and being more analytical with the approach that I do to reach my fitness goals and understand more the approach in depth. Self improvement and wanting to learn more are the things that lead me to where I am now with my current journey as a fitness professional and coach. 

In which ever endeavour we pursue in life, I'm a firm believer on being process driven and most importantly having fun with what we do. Fun in a sense we gained tons of valuable life lessons/perspectives and practical application during the process and we begin to build character in pursuit of the best version of ourselves. When we enjoy the process of achieving a goal, putting in the work and being persistent it becomes a habit over time.

Having done the personal training certifications in Tav College and the FIT certification at the YMCA, growing my knowledge in the health and fitness field through workshops and seminars will always be an opportunity for me as a personal trainer/coach to build my craft and being more hands on with the application of health and fitness with my clients. Things always evolved in the area of health and fitness as there are no one best approach when pursuing a fitness goal.

As a personal trainer and coach, my goal is to bring value and content and teach my clients how to approach their fitness endeavour through training, nutrition and health in terms of longevity with health and physical transformation. And help them established on making health and fitness a lifestyle. Maximizing people's full potential brings me a lot of fulfillment and a sense of wellbeing as everyone is truly capable of being the best they can be in all aspects of their life.

Zack Louchem

  • Personal Trainer

I studied english Literature and Philosophy at Concordia University and received my personal training certification from the YMCA F.I.T. program. 

I played competitive soccer during High School and Cegep, but stopped playing afterwards because I was frustrated with my lack of stamina and muscle strength. 

This all changed when, one day, I witnessed one of my former teammates working out at the gym. Watching him punishing his pectorals with several brutal drop sets, each one performed until failure, made me realize how lazily I had been working out! By learning from him, and using his method of technique and intensity, I went from a skinny 155lbs, to a lean and rock-solid 215lbs!

For over 4 years now, I’ve been channeling that same passion, energy and intensity into each of my clients. I’ve also trained people with injuries (i.e. herniated discs, meniscus tears), and hormonal imbalances (i.e. PCOS), and each person’s success story always shares the same theme: if you stay consistent, never give up and lead an insulin-controlled lifestyle, you will see results! 

Perhaps because of my artistic background, I approach personal training in a similar fashion as a sculpture or painter. For example, as the sculpture, or painter, uses various tools at his disposal (i.e. paint brush or clay) to form their artwork, I use use my raw materials (my knowledge of training, nutrition, and corrective conditioning) to mold my client into the best and most aesthetic version of themselves. 

Joseph Bondoc

  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Therapist

Joseph (Jo) is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Reconditioning Specialist. He has worked with a variety of individuals ranging from the general public to varsity athletes in sports such as football, rugby, basketball, soccer, volleyball, rowing, etc. He has done internships at Vanier College, Dawson College and the Perform Center Clinic. He has experience working with a large team, in groups, and in the semi-private and private setting with individuals of all backgrounds and athletic abilities.

Background:

Jo grew up playing a variety of sports that later helped him understand the different needs of various individuals. His interest in Athletic Therapy naturally began when injuries took its toll. However, he also found that after the rehab process, he would find himself struggling to reach the level of athleticism he had pre-injury. Therefore, Strength and Conditioning came into play as it was the crucial missing piece between therapy and return to play/activity. 

Methodology:

Jo believes in finding the “why” behind the injury and to not just settle for the “what” that is presenting itself in the present as chasing pain will usually just lead to frustration. He also strongly believes that the realm of Athletic Therapy and Strength Conditioning are not two separate entities but in fact, both part of a continuum that needs to be addressed in order to holistically help someone realize their full athletic potential. His “style” therefore mixes various soft tissue releases, mobility (passive and active), motor control, proprioception, strength, functional exercises and the occasional mix of his personality.

Certifications:

  • Certified Athletic Therapist CAT (C)
  • Reconditioning Specialist Level 1
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (In progress)

 

Sami Brochu

  • Head Athletic Therapist
  • Personal Trainer

- Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C) 
- Naturopath CPMDQ

I am currently finishing up my 4th and final year in Athletic Therapy at Concordia University, and have played over 15 years of competitive semi-private baseball across America. Training amongst professional baseball players has taught me how to strive to be the best.

I enjoy working as a team and sharing my experiences and knowledge with others. Working as a personal trainer and coach for the last 7 years has allowed me to develop various training methods for a variety of people, as well as a sense of professionalism and passion for working with athletes and the general population.

My goal as a coach is to help people develop their full physical and psychological potential while remaining injury-free. I specialize in rehabilitation and prevention of injuries while being capable of achieving weight loss goals through a safe environment.

Strength and performance play a key part in the way that I train. I use manual therapy, functional training and biomechanics to produce the most efficient program possible for anyone that steps into the gym with me.

Elena Grivas

  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Therapist

With a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from McGill University, and as a certified Athletic Therapist with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University, she strives to use her knowledge to make your health a priority.

Elena’s passion for fitness started at a young age, always interested in sports and doing any activity that was thrown her way as a child; she competed mostly in swimming, as well as water polo and synchronised swimming. It was this love for the water that also introduced her to the gym when her coach had her do land training to improve performance. Unfortunately, her own swimming career came to an end due to chronic injuries, but it was then that her passion for fitness also became a passion for health and helping people. All throughout Cegep Elena volunteered at physiotherapy clinics and eventually found her niche in athletic therapy.

From swimmer to local gym goer, and from swim instructor to personal trainer and athletic therapist, her training style reflects the wide of experience she’s had, and nothing concerns her more than the satisfaction of her clients.

 

Adam Bienstock

  • Personal Trainer

Adam is a certified personal trainer with over 10 years of experience, specialized in corrective conditioning. He is also a certified massage therapist. He has a sports background, having competed in track and field, basketball and rugby at a high level. He has also trained in several marital arts: Tae kwon do, Muay Thai and jiu jitsu. His training style is to improve posture and movement patterns as well as improving overall strength and wellness.

James Audain

  • Personal Trainer

- BSc - Major in Exercise Science (department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology)
- Licensed with the ANQ (L'Association des Naturothérapeutes du Québec)

"Exercise is medicine…" It was only until a few years ago I truly understood the meaning behind this.

Since I was a child, physical activity has played an important role in my life. For over 15 years I’ve played competitive baseball, including 2 years of NJCAA Division 3 baseball at Niagara County Community College. Still to this day I continue to participate in organized baseball and other recreational sports activities. 

It was at the age of 14 when I started resistance training. After seeing results and pushing my body to limits I could only imagine, along with the euphoric feeling you get after an intense workout, I instantly fell in love with this lifestyle and have become accustomed to it ever since. This led me to complete my personal training certification at the YMCA. However, I didn’t stop there; I wanted to enhance my knowledge.

After graduating from Concordia University with a bachelor’s in Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (HKAP), I learned that the health benefits of exercise are immeasureable: ranging anywhere from improving muscular strength, endurance and core stability to refining higher levels of cognitive function.

My passion for sports and resistance training, along with the accumulative knowledge I’ve obtained over the past few years has driven me to pursue a career in health and fitness.

What I strive to bring to the table is to create individualized programs tailored to the needs of my clients. This includes proper progressions throughout their training to accommodate to their fitness goals, while providing constructive feedback and reinforcing proper technique.

As a personal trainer and wellness coach, my goal is to enlighten others on the countless benefits of physical activity and exercise, help my clients achieve a sense of comfort and self-awareness of their body and, ultimately, help them discover the best version of themselves.

Samy Bhatnagar

  • Personal Trainer

Samy is a certified personal trainer with over 10 years of experience and 10,000+ hours of investment in her education. She specializes in a Mobility and Flexibility, Strength and Conditioning, Weight Loss, Physical Assessment Coach (FMS level 2) and more. She has a coaching background in Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics & Powerlifting. Therefore, she is a very technical, passionate, and high energetic coach, who is motivated to help people move better and educate them in how to do so. Basically, Samy's training style is to firstly improve people's posture, mobility and flexibility, then correct movement patterns and create an overall healthy lifestyle through strength training.

Tanya De Villiers

  • Personal Trainer
  • Nutrition Coach

Growing up in a musical household, I believed from a very young age that I would follow in my family’s footsteps and pursue something artistic in my life. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I was introduced to the gym by a friend and my life changed. Up until that time I had very little athletic ability or interest in fitness. However, after beginning my first program with a personal trainer, I fell in love instantly and a new world of possibilities was presented to me. 

Exercise became my therapy, the gym became my refuge and it really was the catalyst for my own personal growth; where the physical strength I was gaining in the gym translated to the confidence and power I was gaining as an individual. Through this process of pushing my body to new limits, I began to gain a newfound awareness of the food I was fueling myself with and how it affected not only my performance in the gym but also my overall energy, mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

Now, after more than 6 years of consistent training, hours spent reading books and gaining knowledge about nutrition and health, it is clearer than ever that my ultimate passion and calling is to help others on their journeys to health and to discover a new, empowered version of themselves. 

I can now proudly say that I have completed my personal training certification from the American Council of Exercise (ACE) and am a certified nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition. My goal is to help people develop a true mind body awareness and connection through movement and proper nourishment. I believe that no matter where you are coming from or what your background is, we all have the ability to become our own doctors and reach our highest potential as individuals. 

Jason Zhang

  • Athletic Therapist
  • Personal Trainer

- Certified Athletic Therapist CAT(C) 

Jason is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength & Conditioning coach. His love of sports and personal fitness was what inspired him to pursue his current career path. Throughout his studies, he has worked with athletes and clients from all walks of life, from the football field to the weekend warriors. His passion is to understand the optimal movement of the human body in every activity, combined with the goal of solving imbalances that may occur within an individual. This approach allows for hands-on therapy specifically created for you, to feel your very best and achieve your goals. 

When not working at Milesfit, you can find Jason training for Ultra marathons or practicing archery.

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