WHO IS SHAWN CHARLEBOIS?
“Somebody much smarter than me once said “We Are What We Repeatedly Do”. I don’t know about you but I want to be strong. I did a lot of growing up in jail. My true education took place between the block walls of Central North Correctional Center. I did 8 years inside and during that time I got to:
-Know What I Stand For
-Be Consistent with my Character
These 3 key factors are the building blocks of my success. I’m a former Correctional Officer with the government of Ontario and now a successful gym owner, Strength Coach and author. It’s my job to get you stronger – let’s do it!CONTACT SHAWN
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Coach Zach Even-Esh The Underground Strength Gym
"Shawn’s book is awesome! It blends all of my favorite training methods and adds everything together from strength of mind and body to mobility. The nutrition protocols are solid. There’s nothing fancy – just real stuff that works.The overall look and feel of this book makes me want to get out there and lift heavy shit. Any coach or athlete who wants to learn more should definitely get their hands on this book. I stand behind it!"
"Strength Coach Shawn is definitely a rare find. He is unlike any traditional gym trainer. Shawn is very experienced in anatomy, exercise sciences and the mechanics of the human body. Because is knowledge in each area, he’s able to deliver a safe yet effective work out in half the time! He also believes in having a personal relationship with each client instead of treating you like just another number. If you are looking to challenge yourself, have fun and acquire results then contact Shawn"
"Strength coach Shawn is an example of experience, education and integrity. These qualities should be high priorities for all people working in the fitness industry."
Black Coffee Response
"Shawn runs a top notch facility. He’s the rare type that wants to help his clients rather than grab a fast buck. The public strength group in exchange for nonperishable donations is something I have not heard of one facility practicing in the area. Contact Shawn today"
"Brilliant Coach – brilliant writer. If getting stronger is you goal then Shawn is your man"
"I have been attending Shawn’s group training at Barrie Kettlebell Club since it’s inception. The workouts are intense but fun, exhilarating and rewarding. I would like to thank Coach Shawn for helping me get my strength back after a serious illness. In July I had cancer surgery and several complications which resulted in 6 weeks in the hospital during the summer. Over this period of time I lost 30 pounds and was not able to walk. I kept in touch with Shawn and told him I would be back as soon as I could. I started my chemo therapy treatments at the end of September and set myself a goal – to return my strength group training (which took 6 months). In November I started back at the gym with Shawn as my strength coach for one on one training. I was so weak I couldn’t pick up 10 lbs dumbbells. With Shawn’s patience and instruction I progressed and 8 weeks later I was able to perform deadlifts with a 36kg Kettlebell. Once I attained my strength things improved quickly. In March, the day after my chemo therapy treatments were done, I attended my first group session and kept up just fine. I attained my goal and things keep getting better. I would like to send a big thanks to Shawn and my friends (other members) at Barrie Kettlebell Club. It feels great to be back!"
Victoria Duncan RMT, RYT Osteopathic Practitioner
"Shawn’s knowledge, vision and insight far surpass his title as Barrie Strength Coach. His quest for knowledge about the human body, in all its dimensions is awesome and most certainly benefits all whom he trains. The most impressive aspect about Shawn, though, is likely his humility and humanness: no airs, no pretension, no judgements. Also, he truly seems to walk his own talk. These are the attributes I believe make him so successful in what he does!"
"I moved to Barrie 2 years ago and was looking for a gym to continue my personal training. Enter The Barrie Kettlebell Club and owner Shawn Charlebois. What a find! I absolutely LOVE my strength and conditioning class on Monday and Wednesdayevenings. Being over 55 I was a bit intimidated when Shawn suggested I join, but he is a great and patient teacher who pays special attention to proper form, and I have learned to swing kettlebells, press kegs and heft rocks all without injury. It has been great fun. And what a joy to train with a wonderful group of young people who push and encourage me to accomplish things I never thought I would be able to do. In addition to muscle, endurance and strength I have gained the support of an entire little “village”. I also respect Shawn for his social conscience, his personal concern for each of his clients and his appreciation of their support. Thank you Shawn for creating an atmosphere that inspires excellence and pushes us to be our best selves in all aspects of our lives. You are one of a kind."
Dorothy Slocum CPTS, NWS TLC Personal Training Services
"Coach Shawn is such an inspiring and motivating instructor: He’s extremely technical and precise but also very patient. His passion for strength training is very apparent. Professionally, his knowledge about kettlebell training is outstanding. Personally, he has wisdom way beyond his years – an “old soul” so to speak. I am honoured to know and work with him. Thanks for everything Shawn."