Our team is passionate and dedicated to help you advance your current health status. Our goal is to change how others view and approach health and fitness. Join us as we aim to make you, your family and our community healthier through movement.
Jacob Farjou is our lead kinesiologist and founder of Trainsmart Wellness. He completed a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Humber College. From there he completed his undergrad in Kinesiology at York University, followed by a post graduate diploma in Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management from Humber College. His passion for training and helping individuals unleash their physical potential was the driving force behind creating Trainsmart Wellness. As a Registered Kinesiologist he believes that everyone should be empowered with the confidence and skills to adopt a healthier lifestyle through exercise and physical activity.
Debbie Valadao is a Registered Kinesiologist. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at York University. From there she attended Humber College for a post graduate diploma in Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management. Debbie is currently working on becoming a certified diabetes educator as she works closely with individuals who are currently living with pre-diabetes as well as diabetes. Debbie is passionate about promoting health and helping her clients make the necessary little changes to make big impacts on their overall health and well-being.
Registered Massage Therapist
Kayla Cerquiera is our Registered Massage Therapist. Prior to her massage therapy training, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from York University where she focused on applied anatomy. She brings a great understanding of the human body to her line of work. Kayla enjoys introducing people to massage and educating them on how a thorough assessment and massage treatment can be effective in relieving stress, preventing and rehabilitating postural dysfunction and injuries, as well as complimenting their health and fitness regime.
Certified Athletic Therapist
Thaddeus Taylor is our Certified Athletic Therapist. He completed his undergrad in Kinesiology at York University in conjunction with the Athletic Therapy Advanced Standing Program. Thaddeus brings great varsity experience both at the university, as well as the collegiate level. He has worked as the head therapist for York University’s cross country and basketball teams, and as an assistant therapist to for the York University’s track and field team to name a few. Thaddeus brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to Trainsmart with his innovative approach to rehabilitation.