Kanako holds a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Durham College.
She has worked with a variety of people (youth athletes to older adults with medical conditions) as a personal trainer.
She is passionate about helping clients of all ages and abilities reach their fitness potential. Her philosophy is providing an individualized approach to each client and maintaining activities as enjoyable as possible.
Another passion of hers is teaching (Shotokan) karate and self-defence. She is a 3rd degree black belt and an assistant instructor at a local Karate studio. Kanako started training in Karate at the age of 6 and has been competing at a national level since she was 8 years old. She is an Ontario gold medalist in pattern performance (Kata) and sparring (Kumite), and on the Canadian national team for the world championships in 2020.
She is certified through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT). She also specialized in TRX training, rehabilitation conditioning, and Karate (and martial arts).