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This Powell River personal trainer wants to remind you “We’re all athletes in the game of life”

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

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Powtown People: Joe Caldarone

Joe Caldarone, Caldarone Conditioning. Photo by Diana Findlay.

Joe Caldarone, Caldarone Conditioning. Photo by Diana Findlay.

Meet Joe Caldarone.

Back in 2011, Joe was at a standstill. Unhappy with his career, he came to a conclusion that he had two options: continue working as a boat mechanic to support his family, or go out on a limb to try something he was passionate about.

He opted for the latter. Being an athlete his whole life, Joe decided to go into personal training. He got certified through Can-Fit-Pro, then got into contact with a former hockey teammate, Troy Dalton from Factory Hockey Player Development. And so began his career as a conditioning coach.

Joe skating for the Regals. Photo submitted.

Born and raised in Powell River, Joe played Powell River minor hockey, several years of Junior hockey, and has skated with the Powell River Regals for the last 12 years.

Joe and his 4-year-old son Gabe.

Joe and his 4-year-old son Gabriel. Photo submitted.

Joe is now married with 2 beautiful children and living in Powell River. He is a strength and conditioning coach, and runs his own business, Caldarone Conditioning, out of a private training space at his home. He is also the head strength coach for Powell River’s division of Factory Hockey Player Development, and instructs classes at Coast Fitness and the Powell River Recreation Complex.

Joe training one of his clients in his private studio.

Joe training one of his clients in his private studio. Photo by Diana Findlay.

Joe specializes in Functional Training, which is movement-based training that carries over to real life demands that everyone faces on a daily basis. It builds the athlete from the inside out, focusing on “Pillar” strength, which is paramount for optimal movement and quality of life. The goal of this training is to improve an athlete’s mobility and stability, so they can move more efficiently and effectively. As Joe says: “Remember, we are all athletes in the game of life.”

Tools of the trade.

Tools of the trade. Photo by Diana Findlay.

From the past four years, Joe says he is most proud of his personal training with client Ian Berg. He was the first client that started with him four years ago, and Joe still trains him to this day–but he is mostly proud of how far Ian has come with his fitness.

The "body shop" for Caldarone Conditioning.

The “body shop” for Caldarone Conditioning. Photo by Diana Findlay.

Joe is also quite happy with the training facility he has built on his property. He has spent years building his perfect “body shop” and looks forward to many more years of training the people and hockey teams of Powell River.

When asked why he does what he does, Joe says there’s “nothing more rewarding than seeing the improvement in someone’s fitness level. The workplace (gym) is a fun and enjoyable place to be in. Fitness brings the positive out of everyone. I absolutely love it!”

“Caldarone Conditioning has transformed my life! Joe’s passion for fitness and excellence make his workouts fun and challenging! I would recommend his services to anyone looking to reach their fitness goals! What are you training for? My inner strength!”
-Ian Berg


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