Get to know the Leaders of Sharif Fitness. We have a large team of dedicated coaches at our location. Get to know the visionaries that have brought the vision of Sharif Fitness to life!
JOEL BRAVO - CO - OWNER / COACH
Shazia Sharif, a dedicated fitness professional who's passion for helping and motivating people has laid the framework for one of the most successful Online and In-Studio Personal Training Systems in North America! Born in Pakistan, raised in Toronto and mother of 3, understands too well the complexities of motherhood. As a working professional and sole support parent, Shaz can relate to the challenges of balancing work life/family life and self-care. Her natural gift lies in bringing out the absolute best in others and it is instantly evident from the very first time you meet her as well as throughout your transformation. Her energy and positivity are contagious. She is charismatic, uplifting and supportive. Her non-judgmental attitude creates an instant bond of trust. Shaz was always in love with sports and arts, leading her to compete in Track and Field (100M's, 400M's, High Jump, Long Jump) at a semi-professional level. She also enjoys singing and dancing! Her training approach is more clinical than superficial. She encourages selves to be the best they can be on an individual level. Shazia is an overall holistic and organic trainer. Shaz is known to say “The only competition should be with yourself and no one else”.
SHAZIA J. SHARIF - CO - OWNER / PROGRAM DIRECTOR / HEAD COACH
My passion for fitness started at a young age. Born and raised in Latin America; Ecuador, I grew up around sports like soccer, bodybuilding and PowerLifting. It did not take me long before I joined and competed in the Ecuadorian Bodybuilding & PowerLifting Federation, maxing out a 1RM DeadLift of 425 lbs! My thirst for sports and bodybuilding training then rose substantially in my life and it became my passion. I pursued my Post-Secondary education with Honors in Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Strength & Conditioning at Toronto, ON. and Miami, FL. As a Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer, I had the successful opportunity to serve as a Strength & Conditioning Coach to professional athletes currently playing for the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and NHL in Miami, FL. prior to relocating to Toronto to start my business.
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