Who Is JKConditioning
JKConditioning is a private fitness training facility located in the centre of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. We offer personal and customized group training for general fitness enthusiasts, athletes and everyone in between. We are client-focused and results driven. Exercise programs are tailored to you based on your goals and current ability. We only recommend healthy yet realistic strategies to help you achieve your fitness and health goals. We are not fans of quick fixes or fitness gimmicks because they don’t teach sustainable lifestyle behaviours; sure a drastic fitness program or crash diet can yield drastic results, but it doesn’t fit inside our strength and conditioning philosophy.
First we teach body awareness so you can understand our coaching cues. We believe that the foundation of all exercise programs is quality movement and good exercise technique. Dialing in your technique will reduce your injury risk and also up the effectiveness of your workout. Our programs focus on bodyweight and free-weight exercises so learning correct form is very important. We’ll teach you the basics of strength training which includes learning how to squat, deadlift, lunge, push (vertical and horizontal, think overhead press and pushup, respectively), and pull (vertical and horizontal, think chin up or pull down and row, respectively). Our core training approach focuses on teaching core stability first rather than teaching you how to do sit-ups or crunches. Learning how to stabilize your core correctly will build your abdominal muscles and back strength more appropriately compared to the traditional crunch exercise. From here, we build on exercise efficiency and exercise and workout difficultly. As you progress, so does your program. Remember, we design workouts to make you better, not to see how much you can sweat.
JKConditioning was founded by Jon-Erik Kawamoto in 2006 in Burnaby, BC. Jon has been physically active his entire life and his passion is sharing the experiences of clients who succeed in achieving their health and fitness goals. Jon’s goal with JKConditioning is to provide people and athletes with the highest quality strength and conditioning coaching while giving clients an enjoyable and memorable fitness experience.
One-on-One Training Sessions
One-on-One training sessions are 60-minutes long and are reserved for initial assessments and for those looking for technique coaching, new exercises and program revamping.
The initial assessment includes:
- discussion on current and past health status
- discussion on current and past injuries
- movement assessment to expose dysfunctions and imbalances
- exercise technique coaching
- nutritional strategies to best suit your goals
Customized Group Training Sessions
If you want to train with us on a regular basis, we offer customized group training. Session size can range from 2 to 4 clients depending on the time of day and who’s interested in booking in at that time. You do not need to create your group as it’s our responsibility to fill the group – you just need to tell us your availability.
Each client will have his/her own uniquely designed workout routine based on goals and current ability. This allows clients of different sexes, ages, goals and abilities to workout together. Group training environments are more motivational and great for building relationships with like-minded individuals. All sessions are 60-minutes and clients are encouraged to arrive at the gym early to start their personalized warm-up.
All clients must start with a 1-on-1 assessment prior to being booked in with others.
Nutrition plays a very important role in determining one’s health and is a crucial part of any fat-loss plan. JKConditioning refers all clients to Registered Holistic Nutritionist Julia Howard. She owns and operates Switch Nutrition. Taken from her page: “Holistic nutrition is an approach to optimal nutrition that considers the whole individual and their unique biochemical makeup as well as the other lifestyle factors such as activity levels, stress, harmful chemical exposures, and social circumstances that can impact an individual’s health.” Please check out www.SwitchNutrition.com for more information.
1-on-1 Coaching Session (includes Initial Assessment) = $80/session + HST (15%)
Customized Group Coaching Session = $45/person/session + HST (15%)
We’re a fee-for-service business. There are no monthly or long-term fees. Lastly, we don’t offer drop-ins or gym memberships at this time. Sessions are by appointment only.
Acceptable payment methods include cash, check, email transfer, Visa and Master Card.
Who Trains Here?
The majority of our clients range from roughly 30-65 years young. We cater to the average fitness enthusiast with minimal gym experience but also train various athletes, particularly endurance athletes (runners and triathletes). Do you fit our niche? If you’re looking to improve your health, fitness level, athletic performance or just become more awesome physically, we can help ☺
JKConditioning is based out of a 1600 square foot facility on the second floor in the Capital Subaru car dealership building on Kenmount road. Complete with male and female locker rooms and showers, JKConditioning is equipped with mostly free weight style equipment, several types of cardio equipment, along with a 50′ turf straightaway. This facility is a corporate gym with no public access. This boutique style set-up makes JKConditioning standout from the big-box gym set-up and allows for intimately coached training sessions.
Our address is:
150 Kenmount Road (Subaru dealership building, 2nd floor; entrance on west side of building)
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Train With Us
If you’re interested in training at JKConditioning, please fill out the intake form below. Please give us 2-business days to get back to you. We look forward to helping you find your inner dragon!