At JONO Athletics, our team is family. We work very hard to maintain our positive culture and our coaches are a huge part of that!
We pride ourselves on great coaching, making sure our clients are safe and yet are pushed at the right time and in the right ways to ensure everyone's pursuit of fitness is achieved! All our coaches are hand picked, put through an internship phase (under the owner and head coach), and sent away for certification when ready.
As coaches, we are here for you! With that in mind, we need our members to trust us. When we say to increase the weight or up the intensity, OR decrease the weight or lower the intensity our members need to remember that we are saying this in a thoughtful and calculated way. Respect for coaches and other members makes for a better experience for everyone.
Josh loves JONO! Loves the people, loves the coaching, loves the style of training we provide and can’t wait to help you! “I love working with people. I get a lot of energy out of the folks that come through our doors everyday and am always happy to be in the gym coaching them”. With over 15,000 hours of coaching experience, you are sure to develop your fitness with Coach Josh helping you! Josh does most of our No Sweat Intros and On Ramps and will help you navigate getting into the gym, setting goals and crushing those workouts every day!
Charisse “Charissey” Carabin
Momma bear at JONO Athletics! Charisse owns JA alongside her hubby Josh. Specializing in Nutrition Coaching, Charisses gentle demeanour and easy going smile will help you feel at ease as you begin to navigate the sometimes murky waters of nutrition. Charisse meets each client where they are at and tailors a program specific to their needs and takes accountability to another level. Constantly studying the forever changing topic of “food health” she not only brings a wealth of knowledge relating to nutrition but also life! With 4 kids to feed plus a husband with a seemingly bottomless stomach Charisse can relate to the typical challenges faced by most of us as we pursue health with our food. Book your appointment with Charisse today!
It was almost a year ago when JONO was at a crossroads. We knew that our women's only program (Kickstart) needed room to grow. But we didn’t have the staffing to expand it. Enter Head Coach Steph Rice. Steph has an extensive background in the fitness industry and brings a ton of knowledge and experience to the Kickstart floor but that's not why we hired her. Steph’s care for the ladies in the Kickstart program is incredible. She makes the room feel like a home as she pushes you to be the best version of yourself. One of the best qualities a coach can have is vision...a coach that can see the potential of their client and then bring them to that potential is the perfect coach. Steph is that coach and it's why she is the Head Coach of our JONO Athletic’s Kickstart program.
Our longest running coach at JONO Athletics (over 5 years)! Sarah’s fire for JONO burned from day 1. You get in the door without Sarah giving you that big smile and making sure you know she's happy you made it in! It seemed fitting to give Sarah one of the most important rolls at JONO. Sarah is our Client Success Manager. Her role is to make sure you are getting everything you need to ensure you reach your goals. Those first 3 months in the gym can be tough and it's nice to know you have someone specifically thinking about you and reaching out to help when needed. She's got a heart of gold that is 100% invested in seeing you succeed!
Strong and confident are some of the words that come to mind when we think about Coach Jourdan but also balanced with a gentleness and sincerity that you cannot help but smile when you know she is going to be coaching your class. Jourdan is also a seasoned Horseback Riding Instructor and has carried her skills of helping others get confident around riding horses into her classes in our Kickstart program. An avid JONO Athlete, Jourdan adds a ton of wealth in experience and knowledge to our Kickstart program.
Everybody's favorite Yogie! Laura started doing Yoga Classes at JONO in 2020 - but her experience goes well beyond that and the JONO Family took to them instantly! Yoga is a hugely popular class for us and for good reason! After pushing our bodies through the week it is so nice to slow down and move with less intensity and focus on our recovery as we chase health and fitness. Laura's gentle demeanour and restorative flow class is sure to have you feeling relaxed both physically and mentally as she adds various components to ensure we are taking care of the whole body. Along with being JONO’s Yoga Instructor she also regularly coaches classes in our Kickstart program.
Sonia has been with us from the beginning, first as a member and now as a coach. Sonia could not run the distance between telephone poles when she started at JONO. Now she runs 5Ks. She has also made incredible strength and athletic progress! But more impressive is her quiet, but intentional movement toward her goals. Josh Carabin tells of how Sonia showed her phone to him recently and on it was a note with her goals on it from years ago, and being a coach was one of them! Incredible determination and the perfect example of hard work paying off! Sonia heads up our Master Class and is our mom of the Coaching staff.
Rachael "Ray Ray" Martin
Ray Rays puts the fun in fun! She is the kind of coach that makes you never want to miss a Wednesday night (Ray’s night). Always smiling and with a great sense of humour, she will get you extremely fit while having a blast at the same time. Ray spends her days teaching pre-primary the ways of school life at Munro Academy.
Have you ever met someone that from the moment you met them, you knew they were a straight-up genuine dude? Ben is that dude. He is a caring guy with an easy smile that makes you feel at home in the gym. As a physiotherapist, Ben has a unique perspective when it comes to training, and his attention to detail will ensure that you are well taken care of during your time in his class.
This girl is awesome! Whether she is coaching your class or working out alongside you, we can’t help but smile when Jess is around. Our longest running Kickstart coach, Jess has been with JONO for years and helped us get the Kickstart program off the floor from day 1. Her easy going smile and fun coaching style makes her Friday night classes a joy to come to. Jess has been a local coach for years now and brings so much knowledge and ability to her role as Coach. We are beyond happy that she is a part of our team here at JONO.
There's that one coach who is consistently happy to see you and just provides that right feeling you need for every class. Ready to push you to your true potential but also willing to go that extra mile and really dig into the good stuff of life, that's Coach Leigh Anne. A longtime JONO Athlete with a ton of experience she brings great energy, knowledge and passion to our Kickstart program and I guarantee you'll leave happier then you came.
Our "No Sweat Intros" are a great way to learn a little more about the gym and tour our facilities - without any commitment and without having to workout!