+1 905 780 9908 info@catanzarogroup.com 58 Melbourne Drive Richmond Hill, ON L4S 2V2 Canada




The Catanzaro Group specializes in providing a complete personal training package tailored to meet your needs. This package is designed to ensure a balanced approach to achieving your health and fitness goals.
Our package typically begins with a fitness assessment. This is an important first step that’ll be used to develop your specific training program. Your training sessions can then be held either in our private studio or in the comfort of your own home. Early in the program, we’ll also take time to provide nutritional guidance.
Unlike some other organizations, we are not here to waste your time or your money. Listen to what our clients have to say – you’ll notice that we have many personal trainers, not only as students but also as clients. If these trainers come to us for advice, then you know you’re in good hands.

Bottom line, we strive for excellence and we get results. Do yourself a favour and try one package with us. You’ll experience the difference … guaranteed!
If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us below for further information on our services and rates.


Our philosophy can best be summed up by a single word: balance. To improve your quality of life and well-being, you must strive for balance. A balanced approach is necessary with exercise, nutrition, and during rest and recuperation.
During the initial fitness assessment, we’ll analyze your strengths and weaknesses in order to focus on and improve the weak link. Keep in mind that “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” We believe in functional movements that’ll enhance both work and sport performance as well as activities of daily living while always encouraging the development of ideal posture.
A balanced nutritional approach occurs through appropriate patterning and frequency of meals. It’s important that each meal consists of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in a proper ratio for your specific needs.
Finally, ample rest and recuperation are vital to achieve success. Sleep is, of course, a must, as is the appropriate frequency of training in order to provide sufficient recovery between workouts.


The Catanzaro Group provides personal training in our well-equipped private studio or in the convenience of your home. Get the most out of every workout and stop wasting time. If money is an excuse, make up a new one because personal training works! Here are just some of the benefits:
  • Personal training is a great way to achieve your health and fitness goals.
  • Personal training is effective for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced.
  • Personal training can help you overcome a training plateau and experience a new level of success.
  • Personal training will provide a professional assessment and offer corrective exercises to enhance work and sport performance.
  • Personal training is useful for athletes requiring a strength coach to help them reach their full potential.
  • Personal training provides discipline and motivation when exercising.
  • Personal training helps teach safe and efficient exercise methods.
  • Personal training provides 24/7 support through email, phone, and/or virtual consultations.

Personal training is not an expense… it’s an investment in your health and fitness. Procrastination is the #1 reason that holds people back. Stop procrastinating and start moving toward a better you!


The Catanzaro Group utilizes aspects of the Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal (CPAFLA) as well as the former Canadian Standardized Test of Fitness (CSTF) which includes:
  • pre-test screening with the new Get Active Questionnaire (formerly known as the PAR-Q)
  • physical activity analysis and FANTASTIC Lifestyle checklist
  • resting heart rate and blood pressure measurements
  • anthropometric and body composition measurements (weight, height, and as many as 15 girth and 13 skinfold measurements for more accurate tracking of body composition changes)
  • posture evaluation and testing for muscular imbalances
  • aerobic and musculoskeletal (strength, flexibility and muscular endurance) fitness tests

Our background in clinical exercise physiology and kinesiology allows us to perform a wide array of appraisal protocols dependent upon your needs and goals.


Our nutrition counselling services are an important element of your overall health and fitness plan. To maximize the benefits of this service, we go beyond discussing generic nutrition principles. With the use of dietary logs to analyze your current eating patterns, we can provide you with specific recommendations based on your individual needs.
We’ll discuss various aspects of diet and nutrition, such as:
  • ideal meal frequency
  • proper ratio of macronutrients
  • gender, goal, and differences in body type (i.e., somatotype differences)
  • why protein is crucial towards building muscle and losing fat
  • how certain fats are essential for optimum health and body fat reduction
  • the importance of the glycemic index and insulin index
  • the role of supplementation in your plan and much more

The most difficult part of implementing a nutrition plan is often putting it into daily practice. To assist you, we provide several resources and key “tried-and-true” tips to help simplify the process and ensure long-term success.


For the treatment of work- or sport-related injuries, The Catanzaro Group provides injury rehabilitation services. Our team consists of an established network of professionals who will get you back to 100% as quickly as possible.
Your rehabilitation will employ effective exercises with the most efficient protocols. You’ll learn of the superiority of closed- vs open-chain movements and why elastic resistance and machines commonly used in many rehab settings are not always effective and may be counterproductive. In both the prevention and treatment of injuries, you’ll see how balance and stabilization training fits into the plan and how crucial it is to correct muscle imbalances.
And key nutrition and supplementation strategies will be introduced to help expedite the healing process.


Programming is one area that we are super passionate about. Our success lies in the success of our training programs. It’s that simple. Regardless of your age, gender or fitness level, you must have a proper plan in place. If you train in a haphazard manner, you’ll get haphazard results… or likely injured!
We provide individualized training programs to help our clients achieve various goals:
  • improve health and wellbeing
  • lose weight and inches
  • gain muscle and strength
  • perform better in sport and physique competitions
  • improve bone density
  • rehabilitate injuries

You name it, we’ll help you achieve it! And we use specialized software technology to design training programs and to track progress. Sure, as much as you may wish to hire us for personal training on a weekly basis, we know that it’s not feasible for everyone, but this is one way that you can take advantage of our expertise and get great results!


Whether you live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or you’re coming in from out of town, you can experience a one-on-one coaching session with John Paul Catanzaro. Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, our state-of-the-art private studio features all the amenities of a large commercial gym without any of the commotion. All business, no nonsense! Space is limited though.

If you’re not able to train at our facility, remote coaching is available.

Remote Coaching

Initial Diet Plan and Training Program. Price: $400


Diet and Supplementation Plan. Price: $200


Training Program. Price: $200


Often, the answer to a question goes far beyond the scope of a simple email response. If you want to truly resolve an issue or comprehend a nutrition or training concept, having a conversation is the best way to do it. Phone or virtual consultations are convenient and effective ways to utilize our expert guidance.

Duration – Choose an option

15 Minutes: $50


30 Minutes: $85


60 Minutes: $150

Consultations can be conducted by telephone or through a virtual communication platform like Skype or Zoom. We will contact you by email to arrange a time for the consultation.


We offer the following series of exercise and nutrition seminars to health and fitness professionals:

  • Advanced Body Composition Strategies Lecture
  • Beyond the Fundamentals Strength Training Workshop
  • Cutting Edge Techniques Strength Training Workshop
  • The Business of Personal Training Lecture
  • Strength Training Parameters and Program Design Lecture
  • Stretch for Strength Workshop
  • Warm-Up to Strength Training Workshop
  • Injury Prevention Strategies for Aging Clients Lecture
  • Healthy Living Lecture

By taking advantage of our experience and expert knowledge, attendees will broaden their knowledge base and stay up to date with the latest fitness skills and research.


Over the years, John Paul has attracted the attention of various fitness-related organizations seeking lectures and workshops. The list includes canfitpro, Certified Professional Trainers Network, Granite Club, Masters Swimming Canada, Ontario Kinesiology Association, Ontario Society for Health and Fitness, Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, and more. Those who experience his presentations have dubbed him “the man with an encyclopedic mind.”

You can now experience those presentations over the internet at your convenience in the form of webinars and video presentations.

Facility Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Jet Shower System
  • Complimentary T-Shirt or Golf Shirt
  • Convenient, Private, One-on-One Atmosphere with Absolutely NO Interruptions
  • Courtesy Phone
  • Infrared Sauna
  • Natural and Full-Spectrum Lighting
  • Parking
  • Standup Tanning and Vitamin D Unit
  • Stereo Surround Sound
  • Thermo Concepts Hot and Cold Water Filtration System
  • Towel Service 

Equipment List

  1. AbMat
  2. Ab Straps
  3. All Pro Ankle Weights (2-20 lb)
  4. AmStaff Commercial Olympic Swiss Bar: handles spaced at 5″/13″/22″ (45 lb)
  5. AmStaff Contoured Abdominal Sit-Up Mat
  6. AmStaff Half Foam Roller (17 inch)
  7. AmStaff Strength Bands
    2 x X Light (black)
    4 x XX Light (red)
  8. Angles90 Grips
  9. Anthropometric Measuring Tapes (2)
  10. Atlantis B-177 Adjustable Bench
  11. Atlantis C-206 Leg Platform
  12. Atlantis D-215 Reverse Hyper Extension
  13. Atlantis D-227 Glute and Ham
  14. Atlantis M-118 Standing Calf Raise Machine
    600 lb selectorized weight stack
  15. Bar Pad
  16. Baseline Smedley Digital Hand Dynamometer
  17. Bio-Med Powertone Electronic Muscle Stimulation Unit 8 pads
  18. Body Stick (24″)
  19. Bollinger Mini Trampoline (38″ diameter)
  20. Canada Fixed Dumbbell Set: 10 lb to 100 lb in 5-lb increments; Total = 950 lb
  21. Canadian Standardized Test of Fitness (CSTF) Ergometer Steps
  22. Canadian Standardized Test of Fitness (CSTF) Flexometer
  23. CAP Commercial Vertical Bar Holder
  24. Cast Iron Kettlebell: 20 lb, 30 lb, 40 lb, 50 lb, 60 lb, 70 lb
  25. Chi Energizer Foot-Swing Machine
  26. Chrome Olympic Straight Bar (45 lb), 1 inch foam padding
  27. Chrome Olympic Cambered Bar (15 lb)
  28. Dragging Sled with Straps and Harness
  29. Element Fitness Premium Push Up Bars
  30. Energetics Half Foam Roller (12 inch)
  31. ENiTi Body Bar (48 inch, 9 lb), soft foam coating
  32. Eurosport Fitness 2-Person Infrared Sauna
  33. EZ-Grips
  34. FIT505 Deluxe Double Ab Wheel
  35. Fitter Wobble/Rocker Board 4-Piece Kit: advanced tri-level 16 inch wobble board, intermediate tri-level 20 inch wobble board, beginner 20 inch rocker board, wobble/rocker board stand
  36. Foam Roller (3-foot length, 6-inch diameter)
  37. Foot Wheel (6″)
  38. Grizzly Chin/Dip Weightlifting Belt
  39. Grizzly Double Grip Tricep Rope
  40. Grizzly Lifting Straps
  41. Gymnic Medicine Ball (1 kg)
  42. Gymnic Swiss Balls (burst resistant), 2 x 55 cm (green and red)
  43. Hammer Single Triceps Ropes (2)
  44. Hampton Hammer Curl Bar (25 lb)
  45. Hand Exerciser (foam grip)
  46. Harbinger Lifting Straps
  47. Harpenden Skinfold Caliper
  48. Health o Meter Professional Medical Beam Scale
  49. Inversion Boots
  50. IronMind Outer Limits Loops (pair)
  51. IronMind Blockbuster Pinch Grip Block
  52. IronMind Hub-Style Pinch Gripper
  53. IronMind Rolling Thunder Revolving Deadlift Handle
  54. IronMind Apollon’s Axle
  55. Ivanko 6′ Olympic EZ-Curl Bar (35 lb)
  56. Ivanko Super Gripper (4 springs)
  57. Jump Stretch Bands
    2 x Strong Bands (blue)
    2 x Average Bands (dark green)
    2 x Light Bands (purple)
    2 x Mini Flex Bands (light green)
  58. Kabuki Strength Transformer Bar
  59. Kensui Fitness Swissies Chin-Up Handles
  60. Kensui Fitness Swissies45 Chin-Up Handles
  61. Lange Skinfold Caliper
  62. Lock-Jaw Pro Olympic Collars (2)
  63. Maple Dowel (1.25″ x 4’)
  64. Marathon Stick (20″)
  65. MD Buddy Front Squat Shoulder Harness
  66. Medicine Ball Rack
  67. Medixact Pro Shape Analog Body Weight Scale
  68. Multi-Hex Hampton Trap Bar
  69. Nautilus Freedom Trainer Functional Training System
  70. Northern Lights Dumbbell Racks (2)
    2-tier 4-foot racks
  71. Northern Lights Fractional Olympic Plates: 2 x 1/4 lb, 2 x 1/2 lb, 2 x 3/4 lb, 2 x 1 lb, Total = 5 lb
  72. Northern Lights Olympic Weight Tree
  73. Olympic Chrome Collars (2)
  74. Olympic Spring Collars (4)
  75. Parabody Multi-Angle Adjustable Bench (decline/flat/incline)
    leg extension/curl attachment, preacher curl attachment
  76. Parabody Adjustable Sit-Up Bench
  77. Parabody EX500 MultiStation
    chest press
    leg curl/extension
    lower pulley
    upper pulley
    vertical knee raise/dip
    Pulley Attachments:
    padded ankle strap
    rope and chain
    rotating straight bar (cushioned)
    single rotating handle
    triceps cambered bar
    triceps revolving v-bar
    wide-grip lat bar
  78. Parabody Hyperextension/Roman Chair
  79. Parabody Power Cage: chinning bar, high and low supports
  80. Parabody Seated Leverage Calf Raise Machine
  81. PlateMate Miniature Weight Magnets
    4 x 1.25 lb, Total = 5 lb (Donut Design)
    2.5 lb Brick for selectorized weight stack
    5 lb Brick for selectorized weight stack
    provides steadier incremental weight progression (i.e., microloading)
  82. Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitor: regular and wide straps
  83. Progryp Total Support Belt
  84. ProStretch Calf Device
  85. Pro Style Lat Bar (24″)
  86. Raw Power Fitness Products Leather Lifting Straps (2)
  87. Robic Sports Chronometer: stopwatch and metronome
  88. Samsung Progressive Scan DVD/VCR Combo
  89. Samsung 19″ Widescreen LCD HDTV Television
  90. Sissel SitFit (33 cm)
  91. Sissel Swiss Balls
    1 x 65 cm (blue)
    1 x 55 cm ABS (purple)
    2 x 55 cm ABS Pro (grey)
  92. Slam Ball: 10 lb
  93. Slimguide Skinfold Caliper
  94. Soloflex Whole Body Vibration Platform
  95. Sportime Medicine Balls: 4-5 lb, 6-7 lb, 8-9 lb, 11-12 lb, 14-15 lb
  96. SPRI Exercise Bands: 2-blue
  97. SPRI Xertubes (resistance tubing with handles): 1-yellow; 2-green; 1-red; 1-blue
  98. Steel Chains: 2-5′ length, 3/8″ diameter (5 lb each)
    2-5′ length, 5/8″ diameter (20 lb each)
  99. Steel Chains: 2-5′ length, 3/8″ diameter (7 lb each)
    4-5′ length, 5/8″ diameter (1st pair: 38 lb each, 2nd pair: 25 lb each)
  100. SunSplash Standup Tanning Unit – 8 Bulbs with Vitamin D and Tanning
    (UVA and UVB Rays)
  101. Tectrix Upright BikeMax 3000 with CardioTouch Heart Rate Monitor
  102. The Formulator Forearm Training Device
  103. The Step Aerobic Step with multiple height attachments
  104. Thermo Concepts Stainless Steel Hot and Cold Water Filtration System
  105. Thermor Blood Pressure Monitor
  106. Tib Bar
  107. Tri-Bar D Handles (2)
  108. Trigger Wheel (6″)
  109. Tylergrip Strength Training Device (2)
  110. Vinyl Dumbbell Set (Weight Tree): 2 x 1.5 kg, 2 x 2.5 kg, 2 x 3.5 kg, Total = 15 kg
  111. Vinyl Gauge Height Reading
  112. Vinyl Padded Mat (2′ x 4′ x 1.25″)
  113. Weight Releasers
  114. Weightlifting Chalk
  115. Wood Gymnastic Rings
  116. Xtreme Monkey Black Steel Swiss Bar Angled (22 lb)
  117. Xtreme Monkey Commercial Head Harness
  118. York Leather Weightlifting Belt
  119. York Olympic Plates: 4 x 25 lb, 4 x 5 lb, 4 x 10 lb, 4 x 25 lb, 2 x 35 lb, 6 x 45 lb, Total = 510 lb
Our private studio features a clean, well-lit, well-ventilated, friendly, and comfortable environment. We welcome you to enjoy the fitness experience.
If you are ready to take the next step, contact us for further information on our services and rates.


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