HI, I'M JOEY SHILLOLO
I Help Busy Professionals Get Fit, Without Burning Out !
As a member of CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) since 2000, I’ve been getting busy professionals of Toronto fit, one body at a time. Whether you want to lose a few pounds or add lean muscle, contact me today and get started!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
For those that don’t know me that well yet, it may surprise you that I have not always been fit, and that I once struggled with my weight, body image, and self-esteem. At the age of 15, I was 35 pounds overweight, and unknowingly dealing with anxiety and depression when I felt I had to make some changes to feel better. A pivotal moment was when I asked my parents for a weight set for my birthday, and never looked back! I didn’t have a clue what I was doing lol, but I was driven and didn’t miss one single day of training for over a year straight! Obviously not the smartest approach, I did however transform myself physically and forged a permanent affinity for exercise that has stuck to this day.
While mentally I am still not out of the woods, I’ve learned that exercise is my silver bullet to help manage anxiety and my mental health. I rely on daily exercise as much for my brain as I do for my body. It sets the foundation that allows me to play hard at the game of life.
So why am I mentioning my story to you? Well, just like I have literally transformed my entire life with fitness, I’m passionate about helping people like you achieve similar results! Imagine, how would you feel, or certain areas of your life look like, with a stronger body and a stronger mind?
I hope sharing my story also conveys that I not only have the compassion for the struggles you’re going through, but most importantly nearly 30 years of experience, education, and strategies to help you succeed at the pace that is best for you !
I believe health goes beyond just getting fit in the gym, although that certainly is an important piece. Mindset, motivation, and a healthy lifestyle choices all stem from a holistic approach that includes daily engagement of the mind, body, and spirit. These 3 pillars aren't just typical fitness semantics, the JS3PT brand is put into practice with my coaching style, working with clients like you each and every session. In short, to feel our best inside and out we must strive for health in:
Mind, by applying a growth mindset to deal with life’s challenges
Body, by moving daily in order to have a fit body that provides strength and resilience for living
Spirit, by striving to be our best for more than just ourselves
From one-on-one coaching to online programs, book a free consultation and lets get started on a simple, realistic, and time efficient personalized plan that works best for you.
With so many programs and coaches out there, its important to me you get exactly what you need – the right information, the right program, and the right guidance. Unlike many online training programs, this is completely individualized. Over 20 years of coaching experience and professional development will go into your program, at a fraction of the cost of one on one coaching.
FIT OVER 40 PROGRAM
Driven by individual assessment, this 12 Week Transformation program provides you with the most effective and realistic training methods for burning fat and building lean muscle in your 40's. Progressing at the pace best for your lifestyle, this program applies simple principles and time efficient strategies to ensure you don't burn out while getting fit!
ASSESSMENT AND MOBILITY SESSIONS
Learn self care techniques to reduce aches and pains, improve posture, restore ROM, improve performance and prevent injury.
As a certified Movement and Mobility Specialist, my methods are based on Dr. kelly Starrett's philosophy that “Every human being should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves, and with the right approach, people can resolve many of their aches and pains on their own — even if they’ve lingered for a long time.”
BACK PAIN RELIEF
Solve lower back pain once and for all by identifying the motions, postures, and loads in daily living that are causing discomfort. Follow a systematized approach to desensitize and restore the tissues around the spine and help prevent back pain with lifestyle strategies
Low Back Pain Specialist- DTS
Low back pain protocol - The Ready State
Joey has been a great "coach" as I re-work my post-pandemic workout agenda! He is a strong communicator, very knowledgeable about body mechanics and takes the time to work on my personal goals. Specifically, he introduced me to key exercises that have allowed me to manage stress, travel and office related body impacts! His guidance through the past several months have been the difference between me being able to be successful versus on the side-lines due to chronic back issues! I highly recommend his training and coaching style and abilities!
Best investment ever!! I get so excited for our sessions which is so different than my previous training with other trainers. Joey is the BEST! He knows about everything that relates to your body and your health. He even helped me with soft tissue work which helped me to manage pain/reduce injury as well. He has great tips and ideas for healthy eating as well. If you want to invest in your health then this is the place. You won’t regret it. Trust me!! I have trained with many trainers but Joey is the best!! I’m beyond happy and grateful too.
The transformation of my body and attitude towards fitness and healthy living started in 2010 when I 43 and met Joey Shillolo, my trainer. It's been said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear and that's certainly what happened for me. We’ve been working together ever since and he inspires me to always strive for more and to be the best that I can be. The gym is now a place I want to go to because I enjoy it so much. As for my results…..at my heaviest, I was 160 pounds and a size 16 (quite a lot for my petite 5' frame). I now fluctuate between 110 and 115 pounds and I’m size 2. I was never athletic but now I feel like an athlete. I’m not skinny but have toned and defined muscles. More importantly I’m healthy and strong and want to inspire others that they too can change and it can happen at any age….especially if you have the opportunity to work with Joey. He has seen me through a lot both mentally and physically….including recovery from injury, a surgery…and now a pandemic. I’m blessed to have Joey in my life….not only as my trainer but as a friend.
I’ve known Joey for couple years now, since he was referred to me for employee wellness workshops at work. He is very nice, sincere, professional, and most of all super knowledgeable trainer I’ve ever met that I’ve been inviting him to more workshops. Since the pandemic, I’ve been at my heaviest weight ever working from home. Contacted Joey and learned he offered online coaching at a very affordable rate. With doubts in my mind for virtual coaching but trusting Joey and knowing that I won’t be able to afford him in-person at the gym, I decided to give a try for couple months. I started noticing difference after a month. Since Aug 2021, I lost about 20 pounds and my physical strength is now better than ever. Joey assigns the right level of workouts per day and week, and checks in with me weekly, making sure I keep up with the exercises and my wellness. Even during difficult, stressful times, the weekly virtual check-in kept me staying on track physically and mentally. Joey coached me on customized and various ways to turn exercises and wellness tips into routines and habits, and sent me resources I could work on my own. I had a knee injury from running years ago that always came back whenever I tried to do anything (even squats and lunges) other than walking and yoga. Joey customized the exercises and coordinated with my chiropractor (that he referred) so that my knee gets strengthened in order to avoid injury from returning. Now I can do squats and lunges freely, and I am no longer fearful of my knee injury coming back as long as I keep up with the exercises! Joey truly cares about his clients and sincerely wants them to do well in many different aspects of life. He continuously takes courses and learns new things, applies them to his clients. With his support and guidance, I could not only lose weight and became a lot healthier, but I was able to go through my difficult times a lot quicker by being coached on how to overcome stressful situations. I deeply trust his ability to help anyone who is looking to be healthier both physically and mentally. I strongly recommend to try his great coaching support!
Working with Joey is an amazing experience. Joey is very knowledgeable on all the sides of fitness and wellness: from strength, stretch, cardio workouts to nutrition, good sleeping routine and soft tissue work. He also one of the guys who not only knows, he eats his own dog food and he is very fit himself. But in addition to all this, he doesn't just say: "this is what worked for me, just do the same", he can listen and find something unique which keeps me challenging, motivated and keeps me going month after month. Thank you Joey and looking forward to more great sessions.
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4 Year Specialized Kinesiology Degree, York University
3 Year Fitness and Leisure Diploma, Cambrian College
Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP)
PICP BioSignature Practitioner
PICP Level 1
Functional Assessment and Training Course- DTS
Advanced strength training methods- DTS
Modified Strongman and Energy system Training- DTS
Fascial Abrasion Tool Course- Mark Scappaticci
Crossfit Level 1 Certified
Fascia Stretch Therapy Essentials
Animal Flow Level 1
Kettle Bells Level 1 and 2- DTS
Mobility 101- The Ready State
Neurotyping Level 1 -Thib Army
Precision Nutrition Level 1
Striking Fundamentals- DTS
Power Lifting Fundamentals -DTS
Functional Yoga For Athletes - The Ready State
Low Back Pain Specialist- DTS
Hypertrophy Fundamentals -DTS
IDFA (International Drug Free Athletics) 2008 Novice Light Weight Body Building Champion
Received the General Service Award for time contributing to the mission in Afghanistan
Member of the York University Faculty of Health’s Dean’s List
Competed and coached in amateur boxing (5 sanctioned bouts)
Assisted with Dr. Stu Peterson of the University of Alberta to develop the DND fire fighter applicant test (2005)
2010/11 Personal Trainer of the Year, Goodlife Fitness, Canada
Top 50 Trainer - Sweat Equity Magazine 2019
GLPTI National Trainer
DTS Fitness Education Instructor