WHY WE STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD.....
Because we are Kitchener-Waterloo's FIRST & ONLY privately owned fitness center that not only caters to all the needs and wants of those in our community but SPECIALIZES in those with exceptional needs! We are 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 integrated fitness 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, strength and conditioning group training for youth and adults, 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 rehabilitation
- Injury prevention/rehabilitation
- Sensory processing disorders
- Gross motor delays
- Visual Impairment
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Down syndrome
- Smith Magenis Syndrome
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Developmental and physical disabilities
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Emotional disturbances and anxiety disorders
- Addiction (food, drug, alcohol)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Behavioural challenges
- Obesity/Weight Management
- High Blood Pressure
- Spina Bifida
- Cerebral Palsy
- Alzheimers/Memory Loss
- Older Adult/Senior Living (50+)
- Cancer patients and survivors
Meet Our Elite Team
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 mission to take individuals from ‘I CAN’T” to “I CAN”, changing bodies,...more
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness / Behavior Specialist
My background includes formal schooling for pre-health sciences, marketing and group home support care specialist for Community Living. I have also worked in hospital environments and with ESL students.
My personal journey with fitness began at the age of 15 to improve my health. My primary focus was to lose weight and lower my high cholesterol. I accomplished this by powerlifting style training and as a result lost over 70 lbs and got...more
Personal Trainer / Group Fitness / 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...more
Personal Trainer / Long Term Care Recreation Therapist/ Restorative Care/Behavior Specialist
Certifications / Experience include:
- Honours Diploma - Fitness and Health Promotion, Conestoga College
- OFC Certified Fitness Leader Level 3
- Long Term Care Recreation Therapist/ Restorative Care
- Dementia Specialist
- Behavior Specialist
- Hockey/ Softball Athletic Background
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...more
The King of Clean! (Maintenance)
Tom is the longest standing employee at Active Souls Project and 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...more