Personal & Small-Group Training

Here are the quick facts:

  • We focus on providing personal and small-group (1-on-2 & 1-on-3) training sessions
  • Those looking for group training can join an existing group or bring a few friends to start a new group
  • Small group training is NOT like a fitness class – each individual will have a personalized training program based on his/her assessment, goals and current fitness ability
  • Sessions are 60-min long
  • You can arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your session to warm up and perform your personally designed mobility drills and activation exercises (based on assessment)
  • All clients start with a movement assessment to set the stage for appropriate exercise programming
  • 1-on-1 sessions are $70; 1-on-2 sessions are $45 per person; and 1-on-3 sessions are $35 per person (taxes included in all prices)
  • JKConditioning is based out of a corporate gym, so the facility is closed to the public
  • JKConditioning is a fee-for-service facility – there are no membership options at the moment (using the gym facility when you do not have an appointment is not permitted)


Do you want to stop wasting your valuable time in the gym?


Are you not getting the results you think you deserve?

Then, you need a solution to help you reach your health and fitness goals. With almost 9 years of professional experience and over 130 published articles with popular fitness magazines and websites, I think I can help :)

Did you know that doing too much in the gym can actually halt your progress?

Cookie-cutter programs are everywhere, and they are usually garbage. There is more to “getting abs” than just doing endless crunches. Squats are not bad for your knees and as scary as it sounds, “deadlifts” are not bad for your back.

I know you’re sick of wasting time in the gym and not getting results…

…but from now on, all your time spent working out will not be wasted.

I design individual specific exercise programs and teach you the ins and outs of working out so that you can actually achieve results and crush your health and fitness goals. And don’t worry…I”m not like Jillian Michaels from the Biggest Loser – I don’t yell and I’m actually a really nice guy :)

Let me help you not only reach, but surpass your fitness goals. With each other’s help, we can go places you never thought possible.



My name is Jon-Erik Kawamoto and I’m a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. I’m also a fitness writer and I’ve been published over 130 times in top fitness publications around the world including Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Oxygen, Runner’s World, and most recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s official website.

I’ve been a trainer and strength coach professionally for almost 9 years and I’ve worked with hundreds of people just like you. I have a Bachelor’s Degree and also a Master’s Degree, both in Kinesiology.

In addition, I hold the top level certification that the industry has to offer for strength and conditioning, I am a certified exercise physiologist, and have an up to date first-aid certification in addition to a host of other designations.

It’s important for me to stay up to date in the industry. So aside from reading the latest scientific research on strength, fitness and conditioning and writing my own fitness articles, I attend numerous fitness conferences and seminars every year. I also continually buy training resources (books and DVDs) because I strive on furthering my knowledge on different training methods, which ultimately affects you. The better I know my stuff, the better able I am to help you reach your goals. I study fitness as if my life depends on it. And you know what? Your life and results depends on it too.

As a result, I’m comfortable working with these types of people:

  • General fitness enthusiasts looking to build strength, power and athleticism
  • People looking to improve body composition (build muscle and lose fat)
  • Endurance athletes including runners, rowers and cyclists
  • Multi-directional sport athletes including soccer, basketball, hockey and squash
  • All age catagories from youth to the elderly (the majority of my clients range from 30 to 65 years

I want to make it clear that I DO NOT only work with elite athletes. I actually work best with general fitness enthusiasts and novices who are highly motivated to change their lives. And I’m more than happy to be apart of your journey.

Hard work + Optimal Nutrition + Fun = Your Best Body Ever

I’m not a fan of quick fixes or the use of supplements to boost fat loss. If you’re after quick fixes, that’s fine, but I’m not the guy for you.

When training with me, you’re going learn how to exercise correctly, safely and effectively in your individually designed fitness program. You can train with me or I can design you a program that you’ll perform on your own. Either way, I will ensure you are 100% confident in your program and 100% effective at reaching your goals.

You’ll discover strengths you never thought you had. I’m going to help improve your posture and help you walk taller, stronger and more confident. I’m going to help improve your performance in your sport and reduce your risk for injury.

My programming is focused on you, and your goals. No two people are the same, so the tools I implement are specific to you. I utilize everything from bodyweight, free weights, kettlebells, sandbag training, and cardiovascular exercises to give all of my clients the best fitness experience of their lives.

Let’s face it…it all boils down to doing the most effective training method to help you reach your goals in the most realistic amount of time. I’m not one to waste your time or your money. I’m committed to helping you achieve all your fitness goals, but you’re going to have to want it and put in the work. I’m hear to guide and push you and I’m going to need you to bring it.

This is an investment for your health and the longevity of your future.

I receive a high number of inquires for training and don’t accept just anyone.

Time is our most valuable resource. As such, I only want to spend my time helping people that I know I can help make a difference in their bodies and their lives.

I work best with those who are 100% committed to changing their lives. From experience, those that achieve the best results are those who give me complete dedication. Remember, half-assed efforts will yield half-assed results.

The Facility

JKConditioning is based out of the gym in the Subaru building on 150 Kenmount Road (St. John’s, Newfoundland). We have a men’s and women’s washroom complete with showers and lockers. There is a water cooler to refill your water bottle and ample parking in the parking lot surrounding the dealership. Access the gym by entering the dealership building and walk up one flight of stairs to the second floor. Enter the 2nd door on your left.

150 Kenmount Road (Subaru dealership building, 2nd floor)
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
A1B 3P9

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Train With Me

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!

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