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About EPC

EPC Training Facility

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Set your health and performance goals, and we'll help you achieve them with customized tips from expert trainers, nutritionists, and clinical therapists.
About EPC

Elite Performance Center was founded to serve the unique needs of athletes and athletes at heart. Our goal is to maximize the true potential of every client we work with. We have trained with, competed against and taught athletes at the very highest level of sport, and have combined our vast experience and formal education to provide world-class training and nutrition services to others.

Elite Performance Center is relentlessly committed to helping dedicated athletes and every day people realize their maximum potential through an integrated approach to physical training, mental conditioning and complete nutrition. No matter if you are a high school athlete trying to earn a college scholarship, a busy executive juggling career and family, or a professional athlete at the highest level of sport, we want to help you succeed! We will do whatever it takes to help you reach your goal.

About Joe Arko - Owner/Strength & Conditioning Coach

Joe has been in the Strength and Conditioning field since 1999. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for CASK (Council of Amateur Sport Kickboxing) along with being the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Canadian National Kickboxing team. He is the Personal Strength Coach of 5time World Middleweight Kickboxing Champion, Muzammal Nawaz.


An accomplished athlete, a talented coach, and budding TV personality, Joe Arko is one of the most knowledgeable strength and physique transformation specialists in Canada."
John Berardi, PhD, CSCS - Precision Nutrition

Joe has been successful in training a variety of athletes, fitness/bodybuilding competitors and everyday people wishing to achieve a balance of health, fitness and overall well-being.

Joe also certifies individuals wishing to become Personal Trainers. He runs Personal Training Certification Courses through the Sports Performance Institute (SPI).

Not one to shy away from public speaking, Joe has done numerous speaking engagements and presentations. Joe has done seminars for major training organizations such as CPTN, the Strength Summit at the Arnold Classic, Ottawa University, BP Oils, major corporate companies and personal seminars within his facility. Currently he works with Franklin Templeton doing corporate workshops helping people realize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and learning the balance between work and health.

BodyFuel TV Joe on set with Chef Romel filming Body Fuel, a cooking show dedicated to Athletes.

You can also watch Joe on Television where he is the host of two exciting television shows, Body Fuel and Training with Pros. Body Fuel, as featured on Mens TV, is a unique cooking show dedicated to teaching athletes 'How to create great tasting meals, while still maintaining their goals'.

Additionally, Training with Pros, as viewed on The Fight Network, Joe can be seen training with a different Pro Athlete each episode; truly demonstrating 'what it takes to train like a pro'! Joe has had the chance to drag race Harley's, train with John Tavares, and a numerous MMA fighters such as Rashad Evans, Patrick Cote, Kenny Florian, Mark Homminick, Adrian Wooley and Chuck Liddell. He's had the pleasure to interview such guys as the Owners of Tap Out, Georges St. Pierre, Farraz Zahabi, Dan Hardy and many other Pro Athletes.

Aside from juggling a busy and thriving career, travel, two beautiful young children, Joe still finds the time to stay in shape, kick box and pursue his biggest!

Contact & Address

EPC Training Facility
3466 Mainway,
L7M 1A8 Burlington, Ontario

Phone: (905) 335-3722
Professional Overview
  • Host of the TV Show Body Fuel as seen on MensTV
  • Host of the TV Show Training with Pros as seen on The Fight Network
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Canadian National Kickboxing Team
  • On the Board of Directors for CASK (Council of Amateur Sport Kickboxing)
  • Personal Strength Coach for World Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Muzammal Nawaz
  • Personal Strength Coach for Canadian Boxing Champion Jacqui Park
  • Personal Trainer Certification Instructor
  • Joe writes monthly for Inside Fitness Magazine and has been featured in numerous magazines including Oxygen Magazine
  • Owner of Dedicated Fitness, a private health and wellness business
History Overview
  • Have trained athletes from the NFL, CFL, NHL, OHL, and Professional Track and Field
  • Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for Skate Canada
  • Drafted by the Kitchener Rangers OHL Hockey Team
  • Former Nutritionist for Hampton Family Chiropractic "The Official Chiropractors of the Ottawa Senators"
  • Former Can-Fit-Pro Teacher: Nutrition & Wellness Course
  • Lecturer at the 2008 CPTN Conference
  • Guest Lecturer at the 2008 and 2013 Strength Summit at the Arnold Classic in Columbus Ohio
  • Guest lecturer at Ottawa University: 2nd Year Nutrition
  • Has competed in Bodybuilding

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