TRAINING DIRECTOR COACH STEPHEN STRUMOS
Personal Training Director
CanFitPro PTS, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ISSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist CSCS
The best way I can describe my coaching style is a combination of personal training and physiotherapy work. I tend to work with people who are looking to get rid of aches and pains and get back to doing what they love pain-free. I'm very meticulous in terms of not just picking exercises but designing movements for my clients that get them to their goals in the most efficient way possible.
I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Kinesiology with Honours. My own personal routine involves competitive powerlifting and long-distance running. Training at this level and coaching a wide variety of clients from different backgrounds has taught me how to tailor programming based on an individual's unique situation.
My goal is to help you live in the most enjoyable, pain-free way by building a solid foundation of movement in the gym that you can take with you to every other aspect of your life. I believe that an injury should never hold you back from achieving your goals.
As a client of Stephen’s, I can say without any reservations whatsoever, that if you suffer from chronic pain or injuries, Coach Stephen at Fit Studios has the expertise to transform your daily routines into pain-free days, where strength is readily available and physical limitations are never a concern as you go between tasks.
I started working with Stephen in September 2020, 3 months after breaking my left wrist and right elbow. Due to the extent of my injuries, I had to get surgery, with a metal plate and screws in each arm. Once my casts were removed, I religiously followed my physiotherapy routine for a couple of months, but I still had chronic pain and was struggling with simple tasks such as holding a coffee cup in one hand.
As I was dismayed over accepting a future filled with chronic pain and physical limits, came the revelation of working with Coach Stephen (as a birthday gift from my little sister). Even though I was skeptical at first, I soon realized that I needed the guidance of someone like Stephen, who is truly a master of his craft and knows how to design specific workout routines focused on strengthening the muscle groups around my injury sites, as well as building my overall strength. I am now the strongest I have ever been in my life. I deadlift more than my own weight, do exercises such as push-ups and pull-ups without any discomfort in my arms, and I go through my days without any pain or physical limitations caused by my injuries. I am forever grateful to Coach Stephen for the strength he has introduced into my life and have no hesitation to recommend him to anyone who wants to be stronger and pain-free.
"Kahyl started from dealing with Osgood-Schlatters disease and being forced to wear a knee brace to playing at the top of his game.
As an athlete, performance is your top priority, and the only way you’re able to demonstrate this is if you’re pain-free.
What you don’t want is to be constantly worried about injuring yourself while you’re trying to play your sport at the highest level.
I’m happy to say that Kahyl here has gone from debilitating knee pain that held back his performance in soccer to some incredible feats of strength and durability.
We built from the ground up to create a level of tolerance that empowers him to excel on the field.
Doris came to me already very experienced in training, as she was a personal trainer herself for a very long time.
She has made a fantastic recovery from cancer and is continuing to get stronger and more durable regardless of age.
Age should never be used as an excuse, and Doris doesn’t use the fact that she’s a cancer survivor as one either!
No matter where you come from or what state you’re in, proper programming and consistent work in strength training has incredible benefits.
Doris is a perfect example of that!