LEON Leon worked with us for 12 weeks and lost a total of about 8 lbs. net weight. His body fat decreased substantially and his muscle mass skyrocketed. Leon got on our 12 week nutrition and training program and saw progress that he has never seen before. This is what he had to say: "I would like to thank Juan for his level of professionalism during my journey to get in shape. Juan would always keep me motivated and push me to achieve my goals no matter what. The knowledge he has with the workout program and how to diet properly is crazy. This guy really understands it !" *
KIM Kim's progress was a collaboration with Pure Strength Athletics. Coach Juan helped Kim with her 12 week nutrition program as she got ready for her first show. This is what Kim had to say: "I had signed up for my 1st Figure competition and was on the hunt for a good coach. My close friend put me in touch with purestrength athletics. In 13 short weeks they had me stage ready and in the best shape of my life! I lost a total of 21lbs by following there personalized nutrition and training program. The changes I saw over peak weak were the most impressive . My body was making visible changes by the hour. I am more than proud of the package I was able to bring to stage with there help. I will definitely be working with Pure Strength Athletics again in the near future for my next show."*
Brendon Brendon came to us with some serious goals and wanted to transform his body. This was only 20 weeks into his nutrition program! Here is what he had to say: "I started my first 20 week cut program with Juan on the first week of February 2016. My goal was to obtain a good physique for the summer. For the start of my program, I repeated a nutritional program that would fluctuate every Friday depending on my check ins and pictures.
Through the course of the program, he would eliminate and adjust my carbohydrate and fats to accommodate the program to achieve my goal. In order to speed up my metabolism he would periodically fluctuate my meals mid week.. By the end of my program I saw a huge improvement in my physique through definition and size. Juan has been a great coach by providing me with the correct dieting and work out techniques. His passion quickly rubbed off on me and I began looking and feeling better and better.
Not only has Juan become a great trainer for me, he has also become a good friend. I am at the end of my first 20 week cut and I am happy with the result. With the help and guidance from Juan and my strict dedication wherever I may be, I am excited to see what the future holds. My journey has not ended but only just begun!" *
Stephen Stephen came to us with the goal of doing his first men's physique show. Stephen has now become a close friend and a completely new man throughout the years. Look what he had to say: "Passion.... Working with Juan this is the word that best describes him. The love Juan shows for fitness and helping others is rare to find in a coach. But this man gives everything he has to help you be your best and succeed your goals!
I have been working with Juan now for a year. At the beginning I was searching for coaches to help me get me to the next level for my first men’s physique competition. When speaking with other coaches I never felt really comfortable with them due to the fact they either had a team of 50 plus guys and girls, I never felt the passion or the drive. With Juan it was the opposite he asked me questions about my life, he wanted to get to know me as a person not just as a competitor or a pay check. As Juan and I worked together to get me ready for my first show I saw his true colours! This man will do anything to help you succeed! He went above and beyond for me. I was blown away by how professional and passionate he was!
My first competition went amazing I grabbed 3rd place from a big class. I was beyond happy with what we were able to put together.
My dream is to get my pro card and I wouldn’t choose anyone other then Juan to coach me! As we fast forward today I can tell you this my body has completely changed inside and out! Everything that I have wanted to improve on has improved beyond what I could’ve imagined! Juan and I will be working on the next chapter which will be me winning an overall, then the dream of being named a pro!" *
Jace Jace and coach Juan go very far back in their training. Jace is a very experienced lifter and trainee but just wanted that extra edge in order to come in his best for his show. Jace did 12 weeks of nutrition coaching with us and went from looking great to amazing. He placed 2nd in his first show and had an amazing experience! *
BILL Bill lives and breathes fitness. Although Bill already had a powerlifting background, he wanted to focus on aesthetics. We got Bill on our 12 week nutrition and training program and here are the changes. Bill only lost 5 lbs in this time frame but completely recompositioned the look of his body! *
GEORGE "I would like to thank my coach, mentor and friend for the following: Juan was absolutely instrumental in my preparation for my firstmen's physique show. He guided me every week leading up to the show. This included two weekly check-ins and updates, macro/diet readjustments, supplement and training advice, etc But most of all what made the experience easier especially when feeling drained in being in a caloric deficit was how easy it was to talk to him and how quickly he responded when I had any concerns. Again, being my first show I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. His guidance even in just painting a picture of what I should expect and what I needed to do to get registered was crystal clear.
I feel very confident with I need to do heading into my next show and I can absolutely say a lot of my knowledge and prep is due to Juan and @physiquetacademy." *
JAYDEN Jayden came to us in September of 2017 wanting to do his first physique show. He had some body parts that needed to come up and with a solid offseason and a 20 week slow preparation we got him in the best shape of his life. Here is what he had to say: "I have to give the biggest shoutout to my coach and now great friend @physiquetacademy Juan. Since September he has guided me through the process of building my physique in my vision. He then guided me through an amazing prep where I not only got in the best shape of my life, but also learned a ton about my body. I will now have this knowledge forever and will continue to use it and that’s something you cannot out a price on. I could not have done this without him and I am excited to sit down with him and figure out our next steps!"*
SHANNON Shannon is a work horse and shows that age is just a number. Shannon came to me in December 2017 disappointed with her leg development after her last show. We didn't have much time but we worked really hard over a few weeks to bring them up before we had to begin prep again for this show. She made some huge changes in her overall physique and we had her peak perfectly for both the prejudging and the night show. We have some major plans to really improve over the next year and now that we have more time to work together, we will bring in a package that will wow the world! She looked amazing at the 2019 Toronto Pro Qualifier and this is what she had to say:
"I started working with Juan shortly after I'd already competed, I had serious goals with very little time. Both my off season and prep nutrition and training was spot on and easy to follow and understand! Juan is always open to listen to my feedback and opinions and always works around my needs and wants. During peak week Juan was ready and willing to answer any single question I had at anytime, he was always a text away, even if I hadn't spoke to him for a time he'd reach out to ask how I was and how I was feeling. Juan has been nothing more than professional when I'm sharing some of my personal information, he not only is my coach he's my listening ear, my sounding board but mostly he IS my biggest support and fan. My success is his success and I look forward to continuing my time with him."*
MATEUSZ This is what my awesome client and friend Matt was able to achieve in ONLY 28 days! Matt came to me 4 weeks ago and said: "I want to get shredded for a trip I have in 4 weeks, can it be done?" I said: "Well let's find out!" He didn't use ANY performance enhancers, it was no secret, he still had weekly cheat meals and he was able to continue living his normal life while reaching his goals. He just worked extremely hard, was persistent and had the proper guidance in terms of nutrition, training, supplementation and most important the support of a coach. Matt was preparing for a 4 week trip to Europe. Look what he had to say about working with Physique Transformation Academy: "To put it into one word, I will say Juan is the most “dedicated” coach that I have ever met and had! He’s there for you with the motivation and with the stress. While I was with him for my nutrition, Juan really helped me eat right by giving me food options that I am already familiar with. Juan provided me with specific instructions and care to the meal plans. He was also always on my ass for those check in photos. Sometimes I didn’t see the results for the week I expected and I felt too discouraged to send him any pictures but he was able reassure me that it would take time. Somehow Juan got me to my goal in 28 shorts days. I know he says it was all me, but if it wasn’t for him I would have never leaned down as much as I did. Thank you again for helping me achieve that Juan. It was my first time cutting so it was an honor to have him as my coach! All in all, Juan is no man to joke around with. I was serious about my transformation, and he was just as serious and dedicated with me!"
CASPER Casper had been going to a personal trainer for years and saw no results. Unfortunately many trainers out there are uneducated and do not give the clients the proper motivation and information. After 29 weeks of extremely hard work and discipline, Casper lost 50 lbs. and saw his abs for the first time. He is just starting his fitness journey and has big plans for the future! Here is what he had to say: "My name is Casper. I have been lifting for several years before I started to work with Juan. I was always dreaming about myself to have a perfect body if I go to the gym consistently. But I was working on my own, don’t know how some of the equipment work and not doing the correct form during the work out. I was frustrated, desperate, also want to find a correct guidance to guide me to the body I want. Then I have trained with the personal trainer in the gym for the last 2 years. He taught me how to lift at the proper way and build up foundation, also introduce me about powerlifting and weightlifting. Then I tried a both and get strong and big. But that’s is not what I want. The problem is once you left the gym, the personal trainer doesn’t have responsibility to teach you. So that means take care your nutrition and doing cardio is really essential for myself to get in shape. And That time I didn’t do either of them. I was feeling desperate again until my friend Steve introduce me to Juan. From that moment, my physique journey started. Juan taught me how to do a meal prep, what food you should eat and what you shouldn’t, how much you should eat and when to eat. What supplement you should take and avoiding the unnecessary. For the first three months, I was really eager to see the result and yet didn’t much of the different. Then gave me encourage and motivation to keep going. After 29 weeks of hard self discipline and keep following the plan. I finally reach the place that I can look at myself happy and confident in front of the mirror. At last, I have to thank Juan help me to change my body and also change my mindset to become more confident and more positive. If anyone have the goal and have the courage to change yourself, go ask Juan. Then the rest is self-discipline and keep following the plan will lead you to the body you want. Overall, I think this fitness journey so far is going strong, my weight loss journey is almost at the end, but that doesn’t mean I will stop. There is a big change up ahead and I am really exciting about it. Ask, and you shall receive. Don’t just think, but also act. Success follows."
ADAM "Since beginning my fitness journey, I have worked with a few different coaches and would never come close to reaching my goals. Most coaches are just looking to make some quick money and have no involvement in your actual fitness progress. I met Juan a few years ago and quickly learned his passion for not only fitness but more for helping people with the knowledge he has. I began working with Juan because I was stuck in the same routines day in and day out. I was not getting the results I know I should have been getting. Within a short period, I began to get the results and smash the goals I had set. The thing I was most impressed about with Juan, was how much time he commits to you. If you miss a check in, he doesn't just ignore you, he will contact you to make sure you are staying on track and help motivate you if you are struggling. Any questions you have, he will help you at any time. Also, with most coaches you only get one plan for meals and training. With Juan, he switches things up which is a huge difference maker. I would highly recommend Juan if you are looking to make some life changes!"
CASSANDRA Cassandra reached out to Physique Transformation Academy after she had already lost a substantial amount of weight. Cassandra decided to enter the 2019 transformation challenge and came in first place. Cassandra is actually a vegetarian and despite of the dietary limitations, working multiple jobs, and having a high amount of responsibilities, she never makes excuses and shows that if you set your mind to something, you can achieve it! Here is what she had to say: "WOW! How has 12 weeks flown by already? What a great start to the year! I first of all wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for your incredible coaching, guidance and motivation during this past 12 weeks. I truly am in the best shape of my life- and I know I can only continue to grow from here. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity you have given me. My picture transformation is awesome, but it's the mental changes that have impacted me most! Never in my entire 25 years of life have I done so much POSITIVE self talk. I'm finally at a point where I understand this commitment I have made is because I LOVE my body- not because i hate it! Looking forward to continuing to work with you!"
Heather Heather has been a high level athlete all her life and was a little frustrated with trying to train hard without a specific goal. She decided to do the 12 week transformation challenge and has now completely transformed her physique and her mind by seeing that she is truly capable of anything that she sets her mind to! Heather is not only one of the hardest working people I have ever met, but she is also a vegetarian and makes no excuses when it comes to putting in the work. Here is what Heather had to say: "Juan is the kindest, most genuine and supportive coach. He really LISTENS and understands ‘real people’ struggles. I come from an athletic background and my life is solidly rooted in health and fitness and with his guidance in the last 12 weeks he has taught me some new and incredible things. He has helped me learn patience and consistency and how important it is to SHOW UP. I am frequently my worst critic and in moments of weakness Juan lifted me up and made me feel human. He helped me get my goals in my sight lines and keep pushing towards them. I have made wonderful changes in my body and mind with him and have referred him to some people in my life that I care so much about because I trust him and I know he has the knowledge to help set them on their path too. Thank you Juan. You are truly unique and a professional through and through."
Chelsea "In January 2017 I decided I needed a challenge. After a year of dropping over 50lbs completely on my own I decided I wanted to kick it up a notch. I decided I wanted a coach. Someone to tell me what to eat when, how much I was allowed to eat, give me workouts to follow on my own, and dictate when cheat meals were allowed. I started doing my research and randomly ran into Juan on day. Juan and myself went to high school together and I felt comfortable with him as my coach and heard/saw only amazing things about him, so I sat down with him one afternoon and decided to give it a go! I stuck with Juan as my coach for roughly 7 months. I was beyond impressed with the results I was seeing. Growing up I never weighed less then 200lbs and at the end of our 7 month journey my last weigh in was at 137lbs. I was feeling strong and dropping weight day after day. Juan taught me so much within those months of training with him and always reassured me that I was doing an amazing job. Anytime I needed anything he was always only a phone call away. The nutrition plan/workout plan i was given was unlike anything I had ever tried before and it felt great to push my limits. Juan did an amazing job and I am so glad he was part of my weight loss journey. "
Liz "Physique Transformation Academy has been a life changing transformation in my life. It has physically and mentally transformed me inside and out. I have lost a significant amount of weight through discipline and encouragement with coach Juan by my side helping me to focus on my goals and to never give up. It has taught me the value of food and the right techniques in my weight training. Many times I’ve felt discouraged, but Physique Transformation Academy has taught me how to mentally be healthy, through meditation and gratitude exercises that I have applied in my daily routines. Physique Transformation Academy has been a positive non-judgemental coaching experience. Honestly this has been one of the best investments this year for me. Being a client has helped me in every way possible. THANK YOU JUAN YOU ROCK."
Ryan "I have always struggled with being a bigger guy. Throughout my childhood I was teased and bullied. In high school I was able to put my size to use by playing football. I played Varsity during the summer as well. I was still teased and bullied for being bigger. This led to depression and anxiety about my weight. Over the course of 10 years, I had put on almost 100 lbs. Food, like many was my coping mechanism. I had met the girl of my dreams, and a few years later I had asked her to marry me. She said YES! At this time I HATED how I looked in photo's. I refused to allow people to take them, and now, I am getting married and all the cameras are going to be on the both of us, I at-least wanted to like how I looked in the photos, because my bride was going to look beautiful no matter what. I had signed up with a personal trainer (having no clue how to start on my own), paid quite a bit of money, and in 3 months had lost 35 lbs. This was great! However, it was not sustainable, as I had gained everything back and then some. I went back to my old habits and sure enough, I gained more weight. After getting fed up, I signed up for another personal trainer, and although I enjoyed the workouts, the nutrition was not right for me and I had little progress. Not knowing where to go or what to do, I had a chat with a friend named Muscle Bill. He had recommended that I talk to Juan, he had a good understanding of the nutrition aspect that would be more suited for me. I took a chance and got to work with Juan. It has now been a year, not only has he helped coach me to lose over 80lbs but he has helped change my outlook on life. Tomorrow (Oct 11) is my birthday and I remember getting upset because I wanted to be able to have a few beers with some friends for it. Juan had talked me out of it. I am happy he did, as it made me more disciplined and moved me forward to today.
I have lost 82lbs. I have shrunk from an XXL in shirts and 38 pant size to a Medium and size 32. I am so happy with where I have ended up a year later. I have gained a lot of strength and muscle in the process, and despite a foot injury at the gym, I am still going almost 6 days a week!
If you are ready for a change, both physically, emotionally, and mentally, you need to work with Juan.
Thanks Juan! I am so pumped to keep moving forward, and seeing what my body is capable of!
Thanks Bill for the introduction! "
Jeff These pictures are 1 year apart. Jeff had been working out with the goal of doing a bodybuilding show one day. He had self taught himself how to train and needed plenty of refinement. Through weekly video analysis and the check ins Jeff was able to absolutely transform his body and fight for an overall title at his first show. This is what he had to say: "I would like to give a very special thank you to such a wonderful coach , mentor and most of all friend. Over the past year and a bit you’ve helped me grow physically and mentally, you’ve given me advice in and outside the gym, helped me with posing early Saturday mornings when you didn’t have to, or just talked to me about music or life in general. This man goes above and beyond, not only did he show up to support me at my first ever show, he constantly stayed on me at all times and kept me in line when I wanted to cave, the respect that I have for him and his work ethic can not be explained in one paragraph, you half to see for yourself. Not only do I recommend Juan as a coach but as a great human being of society who truly cares about people and helping them truly reach their goals. I’m honoured to call you my coach , better yet family 💯🙌🔥 Cheers 🥂 to such a great individual"
Ryan Ryan came to us with a serious goal. He wanted to look amazing for a vacation in Hawaii. Despite the Corona virus pandemic in 2020 where gyms around the world where closed down, he kept working hard with just his body weight at home. This is what he had to say: "I had a vacation coming up to Hawaii and I knew it was roughly 12 weeks away. So I reached out to Juan to get me in shape for my “beach body”. I had used Juan in the past but only did a 4 week training program and saw amazing results then so I knew he would be the guy to get me to where I wanted to be for Hawaii. He started me off on a diet that was suitable for me and I wasn’t starving all day like some other diets can leave you. I still had carbs in most of my meals and even with playing hockey 3 times per week and the gym daily I rarely went hungry. His exercise program was amazing as he had me switching routines every 4 weeks which I loved! I lost almost 20 lbs in those 12 weeks. Seeing my weekly photos was the biggest motivator. Every week I could see where I was trimming down and it was the fuel that kept me going! I strongly recommend Juan to anyone that is looking for a coach to get them to their own fitness goals."
Heather Heather came to us with the goal of getting in the best shape of her life and doing a fitness competition. She was part of the annual 12 week transformation and did amazing as she transformed her physique. She continues to work hard to reach her goals. This is what Heather had to say about working with us: "I have been working with Juan as my coach since September 2019. He takes excellent care of his clients, and is sure to focus on the body and person as a whole, rather than just the fitness/nutrition aspect. I really appreciate and admire this, as I am a strong believer in a connection between both mind and body when it comes to health. He is very committed to creating workouts and meal plans that are suited to each client's personal needs. I am never bored of my food or what I am doing in the gym! I had an injury for several months that prevented certain exercises, and Juan was very quick to accommodate for my needs so I wouldn't lose progress. Since starting with him, I have lost 20 lbs, have gained so much strength and endurance, and have drastically changed my body composition. Working with Juan has given me a new confidence and has re-ignited my passion for fitness. I couldn't have asked for a coach that cared more or worked harder to see me succeed."
Sharon "It's been 6 months working with coach Juan at Physique Transformation Academy and I can't believe the results I have been seeing. I can honestly say I have tried many diet plans and quick weight loss programs just to lose a couple pounds and gain it right back. I wasn’t over eating and really wasn’t a junk food either which was frustrating. I was actually under eating , who knew !! Juan did !! When I first reached out to Juan he set up a nutrition plan. To be honest I was overwhelmed , I had never eaten that much food in one day. Juan was so understanding and was able to explain the process which made me comfortable but I was still skeptical. Juan has been so understanding, inspiring and motivational throughout my journey keeping me positive and making sure I am focused on reaching my goals. I am not only losing weight but have made a total transformation on my day to day living. I now do meal prepping and actually enjoy trying new recipes; who would have thought. Juan’s weekly check ins have kept me on track and they are something I look forward to. When I look back to my first photo and the most recent, I can't believe the smile that comes to my face. I am so excited to see what the next 6 months will bring. I cannot recommend a better coach to work with to make you the happy and healthiest you. Thank you Juan!"
Mark Mark's progress was a collaboration with Pure Strength Athletics. Coach Juan helped Mark with nutrition, supplementation and mindset coaching. Mark came to us looking to do a show. This is what Mark had to say: "A huge shout-out to Juan Rojas of Physique Transformation Academy. As a fit 47 year old and amateur lifter, I had the crazy idea in January 2020 of entering a physique competition. Covid halted the dream of competing, but I decided with Juan to proceed with my rather well-appointed home gym. With Juan’s expert nutrition coaching and kick-ass inspiration, I was able to achieve my physique goals. I’m in the best shape of my life, and I just want to thank Juan for understanding how my body works and how it responds to the various stimuli of lifting, cardio, and - most critically - nutrition. I didn’t think this kind of body comp was possible at my age. Now - to set my next goals!
Hayden "I thought I was a bodybuilder and weight lifter until I started with Juan. Then I found out what it ACTUALLY means to be those things. It was the best decision I’ve made. I’ve worked with Juan for just over a year now, the progress we have made is amazing. We’ve done things with my body that I didn’t think were possible. We changed “I’ll try” to “I’ll do it.” Time, hard work, and consistency are the staples of what we do. I’ve learned through the off season and my first prep with Juan that anything is possible. Never give up and always push. Juan was there every step of the way and made my hard days easier. I’m excited for the future and what we can do together. The sky is the limit and I plan to surpass it with my friend and coach, Juan."
Juan "The moment I started with Juan Rojas, I noticed right away how much passion and effort he truly puts into his clients. Not only have I noticed the biggest change in my physique since I started with him, but I have a much more positive outlook on training and nutrition. The immense knowledge coach Juan has in both areas of training and nutrition is ridiculous. Before I started with him, I had no real understanding as to why I was doing certain exercises and how I was performing them... I used to lift without a purpose and Juan Rojas helped me understand how to perform each exercise with the proper intent and form. Not only training hard, but also training SMART And efficiently! My eating habits were also not the best. I tried counting calories in the past, did many diets, ate way too much etc. The way Juan provides the meal plans allows me to be flexible in figuring out which foods digest best with my body and which foods don’t; it’s just a simple lifestyle way of eating that doesn’t make me feel like I’m “dieting". I’ve been nothing but grateful for having Juan as my coach and as a good friend now."
Amanda "I can’t say enough about how Juan has positively impacted my life. Not only has he taught me how to have a good relationship with food; he wants me to nurture my body, but he’s also helped me with my self confidence, my mental strength and my technique in the gym. The effort he puts into our plans is second to none. In the first month of working with Juan, my plan changed a few times to suit my lifestyle and to be manageable yet suited to reach my goals. My knowledge about food and fitness is growing immensely through his guidance. Its been a short time we’ve been working together but I’ve seen the positive lifestyle change it’s had on me. Juan is knowledgeable for both lifestyle clients like myself and competitors like my partner, Scott. If you’re looking for a coach, please stop looking, because you found the best one here."
Tony ""If anyone is familiar with my personal weight-loss struggles, it is Juan of Physique Transformation Academy. Juan, my friend of 20 years, has witnessed first-hand my weight fluctuate over 70 pounds throughout my youth. Several months ago, Juan recommended I engage in his 12-week at-home personalized fitness program and reassured me that it would only require a $20 set of resistance bands and a pavement to walk on. Not too long after, I signed up and followed his tailor-made fitness routine and nutrition plan. In hindsight, my only regret is that I did not jumpstart my fitness journey sooner.
In addition to building significant muscle mass, over the course of 12 weeks, I’ve lost 15 pounds and 6.5 inches off my waist. For the first time ever, I do not feel like a deflated balloon or a flat tire after my weight loss. When I reflect on Juan’s 12-week at-home fitness program, my focus is not on how much I’ve lost, but rather how much I’ve gained. I have gained more self-respect, confidence, drive and determination than any dollar amount could ever buy.
Juan is extremely knowledgeable in his field and his passion is evident as he is genuinely concerned with the success and the well-being of his clients. Juan truly is unlike any personal trainer or fitness coach I’ve ever met. It has been a real pleasure getting trained by Juan of Physique Transformation Academy. With the old me being a mere faint memory, I can say with confidence that the best is yet to come. "
At 44 years old, Heath owns a business, has kids, lives a busy life and wanted to get in the best shape of his life. 4 months ago Heath came to me and wanted to look amazing. With the unfortunate gym closures and regulations, Heath did this transformation all while training at home with limited equipment. Heath did not want to do the intense heavy lifting he had done in the past as a strongman, so we modified his program giving him short but intense workouts that required no more than an exercise machine and a few dumbbells. I am so proud of this guy for showing all of us out there that age is just a number. I have no doubt that he will keep improving and his best physique is yet to come!
I worked as a nutritionist for one of the most successful gyms in the greater Toronto area. This is what one of the clients had to say: "I got introduced to Juan... in Brampton, Canada. I am a complete newbie to fitness and Juan has helped me understand nutrition and about food that fuels your body in the correct way. I started calculating macros, choosing protein and in fact I eat more than ever. My relationship with food has improved with time and I couldn't be happier to be where I am today. He also emphasized being able to enjoy life while focusing on being healthy. He always made sure my nutrition plan runs abreast my training routines. I am 7 months into my fitness journey and I lost 30 lbs in a healthy way. I have 20 lbs more to hit my target but this time I am more confident than I ever was. Thanks to Juan for helping me out in getting my basics right."
*Everybody progresses at a different pace and reacts differently to training, nutrition and supplementation. Your results may differ but I can guarantee you that you will come out an improved individual!