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  • Primal Bootcamp – Power

    Build muscle & get strong!

    Primal Bootcamp – Power

    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.

    Book Your Tour & FREE Consultation!

    • 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

    • Seamus Egan-Elliot

      Seamus Egan-Elliot

      Seamus competed in track at the University level with York University where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Science.

      Seamus is a dedicated trainer who combines sound program design with an excellent ability to motivate. When you work with Seamus you get a program designed specifically to meet your own individual needs and goals and Seamus is right by your side to push, encourage, and teach you proper technique. After your goals have been discussed with Seamus, he will take you through an assessment to determine the emphasis of your program and how best to achieve your goals.

      Seamus spent much of his youth competing in hockey and track and field. He then went on to compete in track at the University level with York University where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). He is also a professional kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and a certified hockey trainer with the Hockey Trainer Certification Program (HTCP).

      Seamus has a wealth of experience working with many different types of people of various exercise backgrounds. He has trained athletes as young as eleven and all the way up to hockey players at the OHL Major Junior level. This has led him to a role as team trainer for the Mississauga Reps AAA hockey club. Despite his athletic focus, his work with the general population and non-athletes looking to lose weight, build muscle, recover from injury, or just get stronger and improve their overall health is a major part of his practice and equally rewarding.

      Education/ Achievements

      • BA in Kinesiology and Health Science – York University
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
      • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
      • Certified Kinesiologist (OKA)
      • Certified Hockey Trainer (HTCP)

      Contact Info

      647.280.1919
      seamusee@hotmail.com

    • 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

    • Kevin Garin

      Kevin Garin

      Master of Kinesiology (MPK)

      Having been raised by a pair of exceptionally active parents, Kevin has been around physical activity all his life. Although being enrolled in a multitude of sports, Kevin fell in love with basketball at the age of 9 and in 2011 was selected to play for the U15 Canadian National team. From there, Kevin spent two years playing at Northeast Ohio Prep College. But, due to injury, finished his high school education Brebeuf College School in Toronto.

      In 2014, Kevin enrolled at the University of Toronto to pursue his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Kevin worked as a student therapist with various varsity teams to provide strength and conditioning training and soft tissue massage. Additionally, Kevin was able to work alongside professors in the biomechanics department to co-write academic papers and successfully published his first paper in his third year of studies. Upon graduating with high honours in June 2018, Kevin enrolled at the University of Toronto in August to pursue his Master’s of Kinesiology. Throughout his master’s degree, Kevin has worked with children with exceptionalities to help them develop their physical literacy and has done strength and conditioning training with high performance athletes at LPS Athletics. Upon graduating in December 2019, Kevin has his sights set on enrolling into a physical therapy program for September 2020.

      Currently, Kevin is implementing his academic knowledge into real-world training scenarios by working alongside clients to help them achieve their performance goals. He hopes that he successfully enrols into a physical therapy program so that he can continue to learn and work with clients from all walks of life.

    • 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.

    • Juliette Cook

      Juliette Cook

      Having grown up playing tennis, soccer and field hockey, Juliette, or Jules, has always led an active lifestyle. She began weight training while working at lululemon in 2015, before ultimately deciding to pursue her PT/coach certification. She has been leading personal training and group sessions since 2018, with a focus on strength and conditioning, HIIT,

      Having grown up playing tennis, soccer and field hockey, Juliette, or Jules, has always led an active lifestyle. She began weight training while working at lululemon in 2015, before ultimately deciding to pursue her PT/coach certification. She has been leading personal training and group sessions since 2018, with a focus on strength and conditioning, HIIT, and other circuit training. She is a stickler for good form and mobility work, and for workouts that support other wellness goals, from carrying groceries to going on that vacation hike.

      Some may call her cardio queen, and you can expect to get your heart rate up in her dynamic Sweat class. Jules loves music, and creates her own playlists to help motivate you through those extra few reps. As Primal’s weekend gal, she leads Saturday and Sunday bootcamps, though you may also see her sub here and there during the week. Currently, Jules is training for a half marathon (September 2021), and hopes to complete a sprint triathlon in Summer 2022. Bubbly but tough, she aims to challenge you all while encouraging you, and is always game to chat fitness and wellness goals.

  • 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!

    • 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

    • Seamus Egan-Elliot

      Seamus Egan-Elliot

      Seamus competed in track at the University level with York University where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Science.

      Seamus is a dedicated trainer who combines sound program design with an excellent ability to motivate. When you work with Seamus you get a program designed specifically to meet your own individual needs and goals and Seamus is right by your side to push, encourage, and teach you proper technique. After your goals have been discussed with Seamus, he will take you through an assessment to determine the emphasis of your program and how best to achieve your goals.

      Seamus spent much of his youth competing in hockey and track and field. He then went on to compete in track at the University level with York University where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). He is also a professional kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and a certified hockey trainer with the Hockey Trainer Certification Program (HTCP).

      Seamus has a wealth of experience working with many different types of people of various exercise backgrounds. He has trained athletes as young as eleven and all the way up to hockey players at the OHL Major Junior level. This has led him to a role as team trainer for the Mississauga Reps AAA hockey club. Despite his athletic focus, his work with the general population and non-athletes looking to lose weight, build muscle, recover from injury, or just get stronger and improve their overall health is a major part of his practice and equally rewarding.

      Education/ Achievements

      • BA in Kinesiology and Health Science – York University
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
      • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
      • Certified Kinesiologist (OKA)
      • Certified Hockey Trainer (HTCP)

      Contact Info

      647.280.1919
      seamusee@hotmail.com

    • 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

    • Kevin Garin

      Kevin Garin

      Master of Kinesiology (MPK)

      Having been raised by a pair of exceptionally active parents, Kevin has been around physical activity all his life. Although being enrolled in a multitude of sports, Kevin fell in love with basketball at the age of 9 and in 2011 was selected to play for the U15 Canadian National team. From there, Kevin spent two years playing at Northeast Ohio Prep College. But, due to injury, finished his high school education Brebeuf College School in Toronto.

      In 2014, Kevin enrolled at the University of Toronto to pursue his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Kevin worked as a student therapist with various varsity teams to provide strength and conditioning training and soft tissue massage. Additionally, Kevin was able to work alongside professors in the biomechanics department to co-write academic papers and successfully published his first paper in his third year of studies. Upon graduating with high honours in June 2018, Kevin enrolled at the University of Toronto in August to pursue his Master’s of Kinesiology. Throughout his master’s degree, Kevin has worked with children with exceptionalities to help them develop their physical literacy and has done strength and conditioning training with high performance athletes at LPS Athletics. Upon graduating in December 2019, Kevin has his sights set on enrolling into a physical therapy program for September 2020.

      Currently, Kevin is implementing his academic knowledge into real-world training scenarios by working alongside clients to help them achieve their performance goals. He hopes that he successfully enrols into a physical therapy program so that he can continue to learn and work with clients from all walks of life.

    • 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.

    • Juliette Cook

      Juliette Cook

      Having grown up playing tennis, soccer and field hockey, Juliette, or Jules, has always led an active lifestyle. She began weight training while working at lululemon in 2015, before ultimately deciding to pursue her PT/coach certification. She has been leading personal training and group sessions since 2018, with a focus on strength and conditioning, HIIT,

      Having grown up playing tennis, soccer and field hockey, Juliette, or Jules, has always led an active lifestyle. She began weight training while working at lululemon in 2015, before ultimately deciding to pursue her PT/coach certification. She has been leading personal training and group sessions since 2018, with a focus on strength and conditioning, HIIT, and other circuit training. She is a stickler for good form and mobility work, and for workouts that support other wellness goals, from carrying groceries to going on that vacation hike.

      Some may call her cardio queen, and you can expect to get your heart rate up in her dynamic Sweat class. Jules loves music, and creates her own playlists to help motivate you through those extra few reps. As Primal’s weekend gal, she leads Saturday and Sunday bootcamps, though you may also see her sub here and there during the week. Currently, Jules is training for a half marathon (September 2021), and hopes to complete a sprint triathlon in Summer 2022. Bubbly but tough, she aims to challenge you all while encouraging you, and is always game to chat fitness and wellness goals.

  • 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.

    Book Your Tour & FREE Consultation!

    • Seamus Egan-Elliot

      Seamus Egan-Elliot

      Seamus competed in track at the University level with York University where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Science.

      Seamus is a dedicated trainer who combines sound program design with an excellent ability to motivate. When you work with Seamus you get a program designed specifically to meet your own individual needs and goals and Seamus is right by your side to push, encourage, and teach you proper technique. After your goals have been discussed with Seamus, he will take you through an assessment to determine the emphasis of your program and how best to achieve your goals.

      Seamus spent much of his youth competing in hockey and track and field. He then went on to compete in track at the University level with York University where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), as well as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). He is also a professional kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) and a certified hockey trainer with the Hockey Trainer Certification Program (HTCP).

      Seamus has a wealth of experience working with many different types of people of various exercise backgrounds. He has trained athletes as young as eleven and all the way up to hockey players at the OHL Major Junior level. This has led him to a role as team trainer for the Mississauga Reps AAA hockey club. Despite his athletic focus, his work with the general population and non-athletes looking to lose weight, build muscle, recover from injury, or just get stronger and improve their overall health is a major part of his practice and equally rewarding.

      Education/ Achievements

      • BA in Kinesiology and Health Science – York University
      • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – NSCA
      • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
      • Certified Kinesiologist (OKA)
      • Certified Hockey Trainer (HTCP)

      Contact Info

      647.280.1919
      seamusee@hotmail.com

    • Kevin Garin

      Kevin Garin

      Master of Kinesiology (MPK)

      Having been raised by a pair of exceptionally active parents, Kevin has been around physical activity all his life. Although being enrolled in a multitude of sports, Kevin fell in love with basketball at the age of 9 and in 2011 was selected to play for the U15 Canadian National team. From there, Kevin spent two years playing at Northeast Ohio Prep College. But, due to injury, finished his high school education Brebeuf College School in Toronto.

      In 2014, Kevin enrolled at the University of Toronto to pursue his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Kevin worked as a student therapist with various varsity teams to provide strength and conditioning training and soft tissue massage. Additionally, Kevin was able to work alongside professors in the biomechanics department to co-write academic papers and successfully published his first paper in his third year of studies. Upon graduating with high honours in June 2018, Kevin enrolled at the University of Toronto in August to pursue his Master’s of Kinesiology. Throughout his master’s degree, Kevin has worked with children with exceptionalities to help them develop their physical literacy and has done strength and conditioning training with high performance athletes at LPS Athletics. Upon graduating in December 2019, Kevin has his sights set on enrolling into a physical therapy program for September 2020.

      Currently, Kevin is implementing his academic knowledge into real-world training scenarios by working alongside clients to help them achieve their performance goals. He hopes that he successfully enrols into a physical therapy program so that he can continue to learn and work with clients from all walks of life.

    • Juliette Cook

      Juliette Cook

      Having grown up playing tennis, soccer and field hockey, Juliette, or Jules, has always led an active lifestyle. She began weight training while working at lululemon in 2015, before ultimately deciding to pursue her PT/coach certification. She has been leading personal training and group sessions since 2018, with a focus on strength and conditioning, HIIT,

      Having grown up playing tennis, soccer and field hockey, Juliette, or Jules, has always led an active lifestyle. She began weight training while working at lululemon in 2015, before ultimately deciding to pursue her PT/coach certification. She has been leading personal training and group sessions since 2018, with a focus on strength and conditioning, HIIT, and other circuit training. She is a stickler for good form and mobility work, and for workouts that support other wellness goals, from carrying groceries to going on that vacation hike.

      Some may call her cardio queen, and you can expect to get your heart rate up in her dynamic Sweat class. Jules loves music, and creates her own playlists to help motivate you through those extra few reps. As Primal’s weekend gal, she leads Saturday and Sunday bootcamps, though you may also see her sub here and there during the week. Currently, Jules is training for a half marathon (September 2021), and hopes to complete a sprint triathlon in Summer 2022. Bubbly but tough, she aims to challenge you all while encouraging you, and is always game to chat fitness and wellness goals.

  • 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.

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