Because we are Kitchener-Waterloo's FIRST INCLUSIVE GYM! An extra-ordinary company for extraordinary people doing extra-ordinary things, evolving health & fitness services for every body and ability.

We are a revolutionary gym that disregards all boundaries - a unique aspect for the fitness world today. Active Souls Project is a fully supported integrated fitness, yoga and athletic center dedicated to the real needs of our community.

At Active Souls Project “Functional Fitness” is the core practice that has continually proven to turn fitness goals into reality. “I Can’t” turns into “I Can” at Active Souls Project with the consistent support from their passionate and experienced coaches, trainers, and instructors. Squats, deadlifts, and bench presses are not the only things that you will see in the gym, but rather a facility full of multi-ability individuals coming together as a community to achieve a common practice - a healthy lifestyle.

This unique fitness facility stands out of the crowd as it is the only gym in the tri-cities that is dedicated to and specializing in training members with special needs and with various abilities. In addition, Active Souls Project provides elite dryland training for athletes, various yoga classes, personal training, and mobile training services to complete the integrated community we strive to build. Personalized fitness is done by providing training and nutrition programs that cater to the specific needs, goals, and abilities of their members. Fitness is more than physical well-being at Active Souls Project, it is an outlet that works to improve daily living skills, harvest positive social interactions and teach critical life skills, for an overall improvement in quality of life.

A true sense of community consistently fills the gym and the practice of unity through fitness is a concept that makes Active Souls Project the facility for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. We create and deliver sports specific programming, weight loss/gain and strength fitness programs, wellness plans for youth and adults of all ages, abilities and fitness levels that include but not limited to:

  • Sport specific dryland training (hockey, ringette, soccer, swimming)
  • Post surgery/injury rehabilitation
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Gross motor delays
  • Visual Impairment
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Down syndrome
  • Smith Magenis Syndrome
  • Developmental and physical disabilities
  • Confidence and self-esteem issues
  • Emotional disturbances and anxiety disorders
  • Addiction (food, drug, alcohol)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Behavioural challenges
  • Obesity/Weight Management
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Scoliosis
  • Multiple-Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Spina Bifida
  • Alzheimers/Memory Loss
  • Older Adult/Senior Living (50+)
  • Cancer patients and survivors

Meet Our Elite Team


Hockey Dryland Training Coach

“It is not easy getting to where you want to be. Through hard work, dedication, and determination everyday you can better yourself and do anything if you put your mind to it. Time will tell. No days off.” ~ Loren Gabel

Loren Gabel started playing hockey when she was four years old. She is currently a senior at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY graduating in 2019 and plays left wing for the Clarkson Golden Knights, Loren is...

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Owner/Founder: Head of Operations & Group Fitness, Head Coach for KW Special Olympics Powerlifting

Sascha’s unique approach to fitness can be attributed to having tackled her own personal struggles and experiences, transforming them into a positive philosophy and a dynamic one of a kind training program – making Active Souls Project one of the most sought-after health and fitness companies in Waterloo region.

Her inspiration is her special needs child and her missionto take individuals from ‘I CAN’T” to “I CAN”, changing bodies,...


Personal Trainer & Powerlifting Coach

As a kid I was extremely active. I grew up playing a wide variety of sports including swimming, soccer and track and field. My passion for fitness was definitely sparked through playing soccer, I played at a travel level for 7 years, one season on a women's amateur team and at varsity level in high school. Playing soccer taught me to persevere, how to work as a team and most importantly commitment and discipline. After retiring from travel...

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The King of Clean! (Maintenance)

Tom is a proud graduate of Grand River Collegiate Institute’s Life Skills Program. From an early age Tom has been passionate about sports of all kinds. He is a competitive athlete with Ontario Special Olympics, accomplishing many goals and medals throughout the years. Physical activity is an important part of every aspect of Tom’s life. When he is not busy competing/training he can be found dancing, working out at the gym or hanging out with...



  • 987 Guelph Street,
  • Kitchener ON. N2H 5X8
  • (519) 500-2156
  • info@activesoulsproject.com

Mailing Address: #4-220 Spring Valley Drive, Kitchener ON. N2H 5X8


    To grow and nurture a healthy and fit inclusive community through education and support.


- Absolutely NO bullying of any kind is tolerated in our facility

- We are a completely inclusive facility and believe EVERY ABILITY has the right to attain our services, participate in our programs and belong under our roof. If you do not agree this is not the right facility for you.

- We work hard for you and we expect the same in return. We will not waste your time so please do not waste ours. Show up ready to try, prepared to listen, wanting to learn and put in your best effort. #RESPECT