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  • Primal Bootcamp – Strength

    Build muscle & get strong!

    Primal Bootcamp – Strength

    About

    If you’re looking to improve your lifts and get strong, this is the class for you. Our POWER class is the next evolution of our strength training program. In this class you will work on building your technique and foundational strength.

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    • Ryan Smith

      Ryan Smith

      I consistently work to make sure that I don’t leave potential on the table, and I’m dedicated to making sure you don’t either. Life’s too short to live sub-optimally, so let’s change your life today.

      I grew up in the east end of Toronto and have always had a close relationship with sports and athletic training. When I was 7 years old, I began competitive swimming for the Toronto Swim Club, and continued for the next 10 years. Over the years, I fell in love with racing and all of the preparation that goes into it. That love lead me to Halifax, NS, where I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. In my final year, I worked in the Kinesiology department as a teaching assistant for an Injury Assessment/Prevention course, where my knowledge of the human body grew tenfold.

      Now, I strive to apply my knowledge to each and every one of my clients, while also continuing to learn more every single day. I consistently work to make sure that I don’t leave potential on the table, and I’m dedicated to making sure you don’t either. Life’s too short to live sub-optimally, so let’s change your life today.

    • Mike Auchterlonie

      Mike Auchterlonie

      A certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS) with a passion for powerlifting and strength training.

      I am certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS) with a passion for powerlifting and strength training. Whether you’re interested in losing weight or gaining lean muscle mass, body toning or increasing strength, I’ll help you achieve your goals with practical programming involving basic barbell movements and efficient conditioning. Growing up, my athletic interests were geared specifically towards hockey, but in high school, I joined the wrestling team. Weighing in at 155 lbs, I wanted nothing more than to become bigger, stronger, and faster to gain a competitive edge. My coach introduced me to the weight room, and I was hooked. With four years of intensive barbell training, I have gained 90lbs of mass, and my comparative strength has increased more than threefold. My focus has typically been powerlifting, but I also have experience with Strongman and Olympic weightlifting. I still strive to get bigger and stronger everyday, and I’m working towards powerlifting competitively in the near future.

      Education/ Achievements

      • Can-Fit Pro PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)
      • Powerlifting Competitor

      Contact Info

      647.782.4555
      mike@primalacademy.ca

    • Justyn Berkovits

      Justyn Berkovits

      “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”

      Having grown up playing high level competitive sports, specifically elite level Hockey, Justyn was immersed in athletics and strict training regimens from a young age. After hanging up his skates, Justyn transitioned into coaching hockey teams in the GTA. Having taken his knowledge of training in competitive sports, he transitioned into the fitness industry learning the ins-and-outs of strength training and nutrition. Through years of thorough research and first-hand experience, Justyn has a deep understanding of how nutrition plays a pivotal role in athletic performance, recovery, strength training and bodybuilding.

      A strong believer that the mind is our most powerful weapon, Justyn continually pushes himself beyond his physical limitations to prove that our bodies are capable of exceeding our own expectations. Justyn is a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and having dedicated himself to his passion, martial arts, Justyn has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing tournaments across Ontario.

  • Primal Bootcamp – Ignite

    Burn fat & improve endurance!

    Primal Bootcamp – Ignite

    About

    If you’re looking to burn fat and improve athletic performance, this is the class for you. Our IGNITE class is focused on building muscular and cardiovascular endurance. In this class you will cycle through high intensity circuits to really test yourself.

    Book Your Tour & FREE Consultation!

    • Ryan Smith

      Ryan Smith

      I consistently work to make sure that I don’t leave potential on the table, and I’m dedicated to making sure you don’t either. Life’s too short to live sub-optimally, so let’s change your life today.

      I grew up in the east end of Toronto and have always had a close relationship with sports and athletic training. When I was 7 years old, I began competitive swimming for the Toronto Swim Club, and continued for the next 10 years. Over the years, I fell in love with racing and all of the preparation that goes into it. That love lead me to Halifax, NS, where I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. In my final year, I worked in the Kinesiology department as a teaching assistant for an Injury Assessment/Prevention course, where my knowledge of the human body grew tenfold.

      Now, I strive to apply my knowledge to each and every one of my clients, while also continuing to learn more every single day. I consistently work to make sure that I don’t leave potential on the table, and I’m dedicated to making sure you don’t either. Life’s too short to live sub-optimally, so let’s change your life today.

    • Mike Auchterlonie

      Mike Auchterlonie

      A certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS) with a passion for powerlifting and strength training.

      I am certified Personal Training Specialist (PTS) with a passion for powerlifting and strength training. Whether you’re interested in losing weight or gaining lean muscle mass, body toning or increasing strength, I’ll help you achieve your goals with practical programming involving basic barbell movements and efficient conditioning. Growing up, my athletic interests were geared specifically towards hockey, but in high school, I joined the wrestling team. Weighing in at 155 lbs, I wanted nothing more than to become bigger, stronger, and faster to gain a competitive edge. My coach introduced me to the weight room, and I was hooked. With four years of intensive barbell training, I have gained 90lbs of mass, and my comparative strength has increased more than threefold. My focus has typically been powerlifting, but I also have experience with Strongman and Olympic weightlifting. I still strive to get bigger and stronger everyday, and I’m working towards powerlifting competitively in the near future.

      Education/ Achievements

      • Can-Fit Pro PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)
      • Powerlifting Competitor

      Contact Info

      647.782.4555
      mike@primalacademy.ca

    • Luke Head

      Luke Head

      I have always been passionate about sports and athletics. Since playing rugby and lacrosse in high school, I have become increasingly interested in different training methods and improving my athletic performance. Recently, I have become interested in functional resistance training and mobility work to gain an edge in the competitive Jiu Jitsu world. I am

      I have always been passionate about sports and athletics. Since playing rugby and lacrosse in high school, I have become increasingly interested in different training methods and improving my athletic performance. Recently, I have become interested in functional resistance training and mobility work to gain an edge in the competitive Jiu Jitsu world.

      I am hoping to share my jiu jitsu, health and exercise knowledge with others. It has had a huge positive impact on my life and I love seeing the how it positively impacts others as well.

  • Primal Bootcamp – Fusion

    Build muscle & burn fat!

    Primal Bootcamp – Fusion

    About

    If you’re looking to build muscle, burn fat, get strong and improve athletic performance, this is the class for you. Our FUSION class takes the best of both worlds and combines it into one epic workout. In this class you will work on building strength while working through high intensity circuits.

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  • Primal Yoga

    Core / Strength / Flexibility / Balance

    Primal Yoga

    About

    Primal Gym offers Primal Yoga Classes in Leslieville Toronto. Primal Yoga is a 1 hour fun but challenging yoga class incorporating core strengthening, stretching, twisting and meditation in motion, all in one session. Proven to be extremely beneficial for athletes concerned with overall tight muscles especially tight hamstrings and hip flexors. A great compliment to many other types of training.

    Book Your Tour & FREE Consultation!

    • Lou Berkovits

      Lou Berkovits

      A practicing yogi and Power Yoga teacher committed to sharing my love and passion for yoga.

      I’m Lou Berkovits, a practicing yogi and Power Yoga teacher committed to sharing my love and passion for yoga. I teach a vinyasa or flow of movements based on the Journey Into Power series created by Baron Baptiste. I have consistently found this series to be the most challenging, rewarding and beneficial. Regardless of how many times I have practiced this flow, no two experiences have ever been the same. Each practice is as unique as that day, as that time, and as that moment. Get ready to work hard, get sweaty, get messy, and create the possibilities that lie within you to evolve into your grounded and true self.

      Contact Info

      647.752.4555
      info@primalmovement.ca

  • Online Classes

    Strength Training, Circuit Training

    Online Classes

    About

    As a Primal member, you’ll have access to 20+ classes streamed LIVE on Zoom every single day. We are running ALL of our current class styles online: Burn, Sweat, Strength & MVMT Bootcamps, Yoga, Fight Fit Conditioning, HIIT Boxing & Kickboxing, MetCon, and more! In addition to this, we have partnered with over 100 gyms across North America & beyond to bring you the most robust online workout schedule available. There are over 20 LIVE workouts available per day. We are the exclusive partner in Toronto, you won’t find this level of programming anywhere else.

    Start Training Online Now!

    • Thomas Heffernan

      Thomas Heffernan

      He opted to open Primal Academy and forge his own vision for a facility that puts members and clients first.

      A former elite middle distance track athlete, Thomas has taken his passion for athletics and fitness and molded it into a vessel for helping others achieve their personal fitness, health and athletic goals. Thomas has worked in the sports and recreation industry since 2002, as an athletics coach and strength trainer. In 2009, he began training full time in London before returning to Toronto in 2011. After years of working in a big chain gym, disenchanted by the work environment and training methods, he opted to open Primal Gym and forge his own vision for a fitness facility that puts it’s members and clients first. Since it’s opening Primal has seen two expansions with the addition of Primal MMA and Training Studio / Clinic in 2014.

      Thomas believes in a wholistic approach to training, encompassing all aspects of fitness and wellness, both body and mind. He views the human being as an athlete inherently, and trains his clients following this mantra. Thomas trains clients of all ages, with a wide spectrum of goals. From young athletes looking to gain an edge with their strength and conditioning, to individuals who simply want to look and feel better through weight loss, lean muscle development and a change in body composition. His specialties include Hypertrophy (muscle development), Fat Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, Athletic Conditioning and Strength and Conditioning for MMA.

      Education/ Achievements

      • Honours BA M.I.T. University of Western Ontario
      • Can-Fit Pro PTS (Personal Trainer Specialist)
      • Can-Fit Pro NWS (Nutrition and Wellness Specialist)
      • Named as Top 20 Fitness Professional in Toronto by Nike in Feb 2017

      Contact Info

      416.899.9183
      thomas@primalacademy.ca

    • Lou Berkovits

      Lou Berkovits

      A practicing yogi and Power Yoga teacher committed to sharing my love and passion for yoga.

      I’m Lou Berkovits, a practicing yogi and Power Yoga teacher committed to sharing my love and passion for yoga. I teach a vinyasa or flow of movements based on the Journey Into Power series created by Baron Baptiste. I have consistently found this series to be the most challenging, rewarding and beneficial. Regardless of how many times I have practiced this flow, no two experiences have ever been the same. Each practice is as unique as that day, as that time, and as that moment. Get ready to work hard, get sweaty, get messy, and create the possibilities that lie within you to evolve into your grounded and true self.

      Contact Info

      647.752.4555
      info@primalmovement.ca

    • Justyn Berkovits

      Justyn Berkovits

      “Your body can stand almost anything. It’s your mind that you have to convince.”

      Having grown up playing high level competitive sports, specifically elite level Hockey, Justyn was immersed in athletics and strict training regimens from a young age. After hanging up his skates, Justyn transitioned into coaching hockey teams in the GTA. Having taken his knowledge of training in competitive sports, he transitioned into the fitness industry learning the ins-and-outs of strength training and nutrition. Through years of thorough research and first-hand experience, Justyn has a deep understanding of how nutrition plays a pivotal role in athletic performance, recovery, strength training and bodybuilding.

      A strong believer that the mind is our most powerful weapon, Justyn continually pushes himself beyond his physical limitations to prove that our bodies are capable of exceeding our own expectations. Justyn is a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and having dedicated himself to his passion, martial arts, Justyn has competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing tournaments across Ontario.

  • Kinstretch

    Core / Strength / Flexibility / Balance

    Kinstretch

    About

    Kinstretch is defined as a movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility and usable ranges of motion. Kinstretch is about giving you more movement options. That is more options to be efficient, fast, powerful, and most importantly safe.

    Book Your Tour & FREE Consultation!

    • Ryan Beaupré

      Ryan Beaupré

      Ryan has eleven years of personal training experience and has had success with countless clients. He has a deep understanding of the sciences that guide exercise, which he developed while studying at George Brown College, and pairs it with an art he has been shaping since age 12, when he first discovered weight training. He

      Ryan has eleven years of personal training experience and has had success with countless clients. He has a deep understanding of the sciences that guide exercise, which he developed while studying at George Brown College, and pairs it with an art he has been shaping since age 12, when he first discovered weight training.

      He believes the key to achieving results lies in identifying needs through thorough assessment, creating a strong foundation and practicing flawless fundamentals. This allows you to maintain constant progress and avoid injury, leading to your highest level of physical fitness. Personal training isn’t just about reaching your goals, but also understanding your own body and building confidence and independence in and out of the gym.

      He takes pride in having a diverse skill set and being able to work with a wide variety of clients. Specializing in assessment, Fascial Stretch Therapy, mobility training,  strength and conditioning, nutrition and kickboxing; he has all the tools necessary to ensure your success and the highest level training experience. Within a few short sessions his clients are able to move better than they ever thought possible and are on their way to a life changing experience.

      Education/ Achievements

      • George Brown College – Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program
      • Fascial Stretch Therapy Specialist – Level 3
      • Functional Range Systems – Functional Range Assessment
      • Functional Range Systems – FRC Mobility Specialist
      • Functional Range Systems – Certified Kinstretch Instructor
      • Precision Nutrition – Level 1
      • S.W.I.S.S Manual Muscle Testing – Level 1
      • Functional Stability Training – Core/Upper Body/Lower Body
      • Resistance Training Specialist – Core/Trunk
      • CPTN – Certified Personal Trainer
      • CPR – C and AED

      Contact Info

      416.660.3457

      ryanbeaupre@primalacademy.ca

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