Community Family Fitness

Community Family Fitness Centre

The Community Family Fitness Centre is a social enterprise venture by Windsor Family Homes & Community Partnerships.

Profits from this facility will help create and sustain health/wellness/support programs for those in need in Windsor/Essex County.

Services Offered – Contact for Pricing

  • 1 on 1 Personal Training
  • Partner Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Mobility Classes
  • Sport Team Training
  • Cross Training
  • Weight Lifting
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Functional Cupping/IASTM
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Youth Programs

Meet our Personal Trainer

Brad Bellavance

Coordinator of Fitness

As a competitive athlete growing up, Brad has always had an interest in health and fitness. Brad’s journey as a fitness professional began at the age of 18, when he enrolled in the Health and Fitness Promotion Program at Niagara College. In addition to his college diploma and personal training certification, Brad believes in continuing his education, and evolving as the health and fitness industry changes. He believes in staying current with new methodologies and techniques and has accumulated several certifications along the way. Fascinated by how mobility issues can affect a person’s everyday life, his training style focuses on increasing mobility through different methods, to provide clients with the most effective training program. Brad keeps workouts fun, challenging and engaging while educating clients in how to make sustainable lifestyle changes. He recognizes that no two clients are alike and ensures that workouts are individual to each person’s goals and fitness levels. His attentive training style has earned him the bronze award in the 2020 Windsor Community Votes Personal Trainer category.

In his 8 years as a Personal Trainer Brad has worked alongside and learned from some of the best personal trainers at local gyms like True Fitness Windsor and Brady’s Fitness. He has worked with a wide variety of competitive athletes and clients of all ages and athletic abilities; Notably being invited to accompany a client to Sydney, Australia where she represented Team Canada at the 2018 Invictus Games. Brad also specializes in weight management coaching and has had clients reach milestones of 150+ pound losses by incorporating not only nutrition and exercise but lifestyle change through the development of healthy habits.

Brad has a great understanding of the link between mental and physical health. He has been featured on CTV, am800 CKLW and in the Windsor Star highlighting the importance of physical activity, proper nutrition, how they contribute to mental well-being and how a holistic approach can often decrease symptoms of mental health challenges.

Brad’s decision to move forward in his career in non-traditional gym setting, has been fuelled by a desire to give back to the community; By being part of the development a fitness centre using a social enterprise modality, he is able to combine is passion for physical and mental health – while supporting much needed programs for those most in need.

Brad’s Certifications Include:

  • Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) technique
  • Functional Cupping
  • Darby Systems Level 1
  • Twist Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • TRX Certified Trainer
  • Can Fit Pro
  • Precision Nutrition Version 3
  • Level 1 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) technique
  • Functional Cupping
  • Darby Systems Level 1
  • Twist Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • TRX Certified Trainer
  • Can Fit Pro
  • Precision Nutrition Version 3

Meet our Director

Angela

Angela Yakonich

Executive Director

Angela Yakonich is the Executive Director at Windsor Family Homes and Community Partnerships, The Kids First Food Bank, and Community Family Fitness Centre. Angela holds and Honours degree in Family & Social Relations, seven years’ experience working with a vulnerable population both front line and at a systems level and has significant lived experience with her own journey to mental well-being through fitness and nutrition . Angela holds a vital role, representing WFHCP, as an experienced affiliate of like-minded community members in the crusade to provide everyone in her community with the resources to have a Healthy Mind, Body & Home.

Upon taking the role on in May 2018, her passion for fitness and the its tie to mental health, Angela saw a real need for a holistic approach to health and wellness for vulnerable persons living in the Windsor/Essex County area. The Kids First Food Bank would then be paired with an on-site fitness facility and a social supports program, to holistically offer programs to at risk children, youth, and families in our community. Nutritious offerings, social inclusion and fitness programs being made available to those in the community who would not otherwise be afforded the opportunity.

With funding for programs being challenging, the idea of Community Family Fitness Centre was born. The fitness centre, once used specifically for after school and day camp programs has been transformed into Windsor Essex’s first social enterprise of its kind. The profits social purpose venture supports all programs at WFHCP including safe and affordable housing, nutrition, social support, mindfulness and fitness; and develop partnerships with health, wellness and fitness professionals in the community.

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