DS FITNESS is a multi-disciplinary personal training, semi-private, and small group fitness studio run by husband and wife team, Dan and Sabra Caron. We understand and appreciate that everyone has unique goals be it to lose body fat, enhance athletic performance, de-stress, improve your bone density or lower your blood pressure. Therefore, our mission as trainers is to adapt and tailor our programs according to our clients' individual health and fitness objectives. We keep our class sizes small in order to accommodate and offer modifications for injuries and physical limitations. Let DS Fitness start or reinvigorate your journey into fitness.
DS Fitness is also home to SMASH KICKBOXING, Uptown Toronto's K1 Kickboxing destination. Learning this combative art is an amazing way to get in shape and learn practical self-defense.
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We believe in using a multi-faceted approach to training. A session may include boxing/kickboxing techniques, barre, dumbbells, barbell lifts, stability ball core work, kettlebells, TRX-suspension training, TRX-RIP training and various other training tools. We stand by the adage that abs are made in the kitchen so we provide nutritional coaching based on the Precision Nutrition System. Clients can expect goal based training programs and an integrated approach to body composition transformation. Let us guide you into becoming a stronger, fitter and more functional you.
Dan's passion for fitness started at a young age. As a youth, he trained in Shorin Jiu Ryu karate, Japenese Jiu Jitsu, and played competitive tennis, soccer and baseball. At 19, he decided to try boxing and was hooked from the beginning by the challenge of stamina and strength that boxing presented.
Through training at Atlas Boxing, he discovered the Hookup Muay Thai club where he became a muay thai fanatic, enjoying the science of 8 limbs, in which you are able to strike with the hands, elbows, knees and shins. Throughout his 50 bout amateur career, he utilized various weight training protocols to keep in battle-ready shape.
Dan has been a certified personal trainer and boxing/muay thai coach since 2006. He has diversified his training skills by obtaining certifications in Kettlebell, Resist-a-Ball, TRX-suspension/RIP training and is a level 1 Precision Nutrition coach.
Sabra began dancing at age 5 and her passion for movement was born. Over the years, she studied and performed in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, African, Indian and Middle-Eastern dance techniques. After attending Claude Watson School for the Arts and York University as a dance major, she co-founded Urvieves Dance Company in 2007 with two school mates and performed at various Toronto events including Nuit Blanche and Masal Masti Mehndi.
After 20 years in the dance field, Sabra developed some injuries that were really impeding her performance abilities. After lots of physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment she decided to try strength training and barre workouts as a means of mending her muscular imbalances. This enhanced the quality of her dancing so much that she felt compelled to turn her positive experience into her passion for helping people.
In 2007, Sabra became CanFitPro certified as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Since then she has enhanced her skills and knowledge through courses and certifications pertaining to Women and Exercise, Pre and Post Natal Fitness, the BOSU, Sustainable Changes in Eating Habits, Active Aging, Eat Clean Foundations, Functional Movement Assessments, the Booty-Barre, and Thai-massage Therapy.
Every training session will contain elements of postural alignment, balance, core-strength, muscular endurance and will have some component of stretching and/or Thai-massage at the end. As a mom, Sabra has a special interest in working with pre- and post-natal women, as well as the baby boomer population and people with health or physical limitations.
Halle has been dancing since the age of three, and her love for the art form has only grown since then. A graduate of Earl Haig Secondary School in The Claude Watson Dance Program, she has studied dance genres such as jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern, and acrobatics. She has trained with several Toronto-based choreographers and teachers, studying at The National Ballet School of Canada, and at All That Dance as a member of their advanced competitive team. Halle is currently studying Kinesiology at Queen’s University, which allows her to combine her dance background with her interest in fitness, body strengthening, and injury prevention techniques. Her barre classes are a fusion of ballet and fitness, with an emphasis on alignment and the developing of each individual body type. Always having been passionate about fitness and movement, Halle is excited to share her knowledge and experience as a DS Fitness instructor!