More Than Just A Gym

Personal Training Studio/Gym


More Than Just A Gym

Personal Training Studio/Gym


About Us

 Impact Health and Fitness Centre is a 18,000 sq ft fitness facility that focuses on improving the overall health, wellness, and fitness of everyone that walks through our doors. We work with people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and genders. We have a very knowledgeable and experienced team of Personal Trainers, Health and Fitness Practitioners, and Front Desk Staff that are very passionate about helping you. Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, build muscle, get toned, improve your flexibility, improve your mobility, train for a sport, or work on any specific athletic skill, we can help. We will help you get results fast but in a safe way.

Let’s Go

Get In Shape

Real Work. Real Results.

Certified Trainers

Faith Monaco

Faith Monaco

Owner/Personal Trainer

“I am the owner of Impact Health and Fitness Centre. I am a St. Clair College Fitness and Health Promotion Program Graduate, and I am a NFLA (National Fitness Leadership Alliance) Certified Personal Trainer/ Registered Health and Exercise Practitioner through the Ontario Fitness Council. Additional certifications of mine are: Prenatal and Postpartum Exercise Design, Pilates, and Postural Assessments and Corrections. I have been a guest speaker at St Clair College for students enrolled in the Fitness and Health promotion Program. I have also been awarded “Young Entrepreneur” in 2020 at the Leamington Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. 

I used to play travel soccer, volleyball and danced for many years so I was constantly training or exercising for these sports. I am very passionate about Fitness and Health and I love working with people to help them achieve things that they never thought they’d be able to and help them get the results they want. I have helped many people lose weight, build muscle, get toned, improve flexibility and reduce body aches and pains through exercises and stretches that strengthen the body.

This is such a rewarding career and I love what I do. We truly care about your health and wellness at Impact! Contact myself or one of my Personal Trainers today for your first free consultation.”

Brett Babkirk

Brett Babkirk

Personal Trainer/ Manager

“I attended the University of Windsor, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Honours Kinesiology) with Movement Science Major. I am also an NFLA (National Fitness Leadership Alliance) Certified Personal Trainer/ Registered Health and Exercise Practitioner through the Ontario Fitness Council. I have always been very passionate about physical activity, exercising and sports. I played sports my entire life and hockey at a junior and varsity level. I am a strong believer in leading a healthy, active lifestyle, and I take great pride in helping others achieve their goals. My goal is to create a fun, hard-working environment where members can enjoy themselves and meet their fitness goals and have a great time doing it!

Mary-Ann Raffoul

Mary-Ann Raffoul

Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer Specialist | Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach | YogaFit & Strong by Zumba Instructor

Mary-Ann is new to the Impact Team and brings with her over 15 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industries working with clients of various ages, fitness levels and physical limitations. She has a Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.

“The idea of “being healthy” has a different meaning to everyone. Whether it’s eating properly, drinking enough water, lifting weights, practicing yoga or even just getting enough sleep, helping people achieve their health and wellness goals is – and has always been – something I have been extremely passionate about! As a wife and mom of two energetic boys plus a full-time career, I understand what an Impact a great workout can have on your day. That short period of time is an outlet to be social, relieve stress, become stronger both physically and mentally, boost self-confidence and increase your energy levels!

Deciding to make any change in your life can feel intimidating and overwhelming. You can count on me to answer your questions and support you every step of the way! I will keep you motivated with fun and challenging fitness classes designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals!”

Our Mission

At Impact, we value all of our clients and members. We are more than just a gym. We get to know you on a personal level so that you feel comfortable coming in and asking for the help you want and need. We are a non-intimidating environment that allows everyone to work with our personal trainers and join our group fitness instructors for classes without feeling judged, intimidated, or scared.

If you choose to work with one of our personal trainers, we guarantee we will help get you results faster than you thought was possible. We will work with you and help you improve all areas of your fitness, achieve things that you never thought was possible, improve your overall health, and even learn to love exercising.

Our goal is to help you change the way you look at health and fitness. Your health is not an expense. Your health is an investment, and we want to help you take back your health and get in the best shape of your life.

Women’s Room  •  Group Fitness Classes  •  Protein Shake Bar  •  Personal Training  •  Free Wifi  •  Saunas  •  Lockers  •  Fully Equipped with Machines  •  Large Warehouse/Garage Room with Free Weights

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow and transform.”

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”

“It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference.”

What They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

I began working out at Impact Health and Fitness Centre with Faith in the fall of 2018 after being referred to the gym by a friend. I had been working out at the same gym for years and I knew I needed something different but I was afraid to make the change. A new gym, new people and new workout times did seem scary, but I needed to give it a try.

I signed up for an unlimited monthly membership and Impact with the motivation to try all of the classes, while still holding onto my current gym membership. Long story short, I fell in LOVE with all of the classes, with Faith and with the other members. I could not get enough of the place and I honestly did not want to go back to my previous gym so I just let my membership expire.

At first, I wondered why I would just waste that money but the workouts at Impact were so greatly planned out that I was seeing results, feeling stronger than ever and I looked forward to working out so much that running on a treadmill or hitting the elliptical just did not entice me anymore.

Impact Health and Fitness is a place where you show up and the rest just seems to happen. Since working out with Faith, I have found a new passion for health and fitness beyond what I had ever before. I knew I had to help people feel the way I was feeling, and I was determined to do something that would change the lives of others.

With the guidance of Faith, I earned my Fitness Instructor Certification with Canfitpro and I am now so proud to be teaching classes at Impact Health and Fitness with Faith and her team.

There is no yelling, bullying or intimidation at Impact. Faith and her staff train with positivity, friendliness, and fun. The results I have seen in my body from working out here and eating real food without taking any supplements is amazing and something that I am so proud of. Your body will change, your mental health will change, and your zest for life will return at Impact Health and Fitness Centre.

Thank you Faith Monaco for being my inspiration and my life changer!

Candace Massad

Joining Impact Health and Fitness has changed my life. With 40 quickly approaching and with that, a beach vacation, I knew it was finally time to make some changes. I had started many different programs but always fell back into old habits. Booking personal training sessions at Impact was the best decision I ever made. The workouts were kept fun, and interesting which made the hour fly by. Before I knew it, my 8 week deadline was up and with that I was down 18lbs, 21.5 inches and 7% body fat.

In addition to personal training, attending Faith’s early morning classes keep me moving in the right direction. We have a great group each morning and I finally find myself looking forward to working out. With the support of Faith and her staff, I am excited to continue to crush my health and fitness goals!”

Katherine Degeoey

I started working out at Impact in July and haven’t stopped going since. It is the first time in my life that I have consistently gone to the gym for more than a month. I did personal training with Faith and followed her meal plan. I lost inches and weight and got stronger and healthier. Faith is a great motivator and she always mixes up the workouts. The workouts are challenging but fun. Faith has a way of encouraging you to push past your limits.

Impact is a judgement free zone. Faith is honestly there to help you reach your goals. If you are looking to join a gym that is welcoming, fun and challenging, then Impact it is!

Lisa Toupin


Memberships include payment plan options. Contact the gym or come in to see the rest of our membership options.

Mammoth Mug - $20.99

Impact is a Mammoth Mug Retailer! We sell a variety of Mammoth Mug colours

Mammoth Mugs are a great way to get in all your water you need for the day. They hold 2.5L of water and are available at Impact for only $20.99

*Prices shown do not include HST and are subject to change at anytime*


Advanced Movement

Impact has partnered up with Athletic and Fascial Stretch Therapist of Advanced Movement to provide Athletic and Fascial Stretch Therapy appointments weekly at Impact!

To book your appointments, text Aaron at: 226-340-9127 or book online at

Visit for more information!

Aaron English

Owner of Advanced Movement, Athletic Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Thrive Live Blood Microscopy

Thrive Live Blood Microscopy has partnered up with Impact to offer Ionic Foot detox’s once a month at impact. Stay up to date with Thrive and Impact to hear when the pop up dates are!

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Referral Program

*The Current, active member must be present with you in order for you to receive 50% off your enrolment and for the member that has referred you to receive their $25 coupon to Impact*

Frequently Asked Questions

Is anyone welcome to join?

Anyone ages 16 and up are welcome. We are open to helping and work with people of all shapes, sizes, genders, limitations, and injuries. Our personal trainers and group fitness instructors have the experience and knowledge you need in order to help you reach your personal goals.

I have a shoulder injury. I can’t work out, what can I do?

You are still capable of working out and exercising with an injury. Our personal trainers will sit down with you and discuss your injury to make sure that you can still workout comfortably and safely. It is important to contact your doctor first to make sure that you are cleared to exercise before starting any exercise program with a trainer or on your own. Your trainer will give you modified exercises that you can do, as well as exercises that are safe to help with building up the strength again within your shoulder. This is why making sure to have good communication between you and your trainer is important. In classes, if you are having a difficult time performing an exercise, then let us know, and we can modify an exercise for you so that you can still participate in the class.

I haven’t worked out or exercised in a really long time. What if I can’t keep up in a group fitness class?

The one thing that we continuously remind everyone during our classes is, you need to go at your own pace. Try every single exercise we give you. If it is too intense, or too difficult at the moment for you, then we are capable of modifying every exercise for you so you can still participate. Everything takes time! We constantly give you rest periods and breaks, and you are always allowed to stop and take a break, then just hop back in with the rest of the class when you are ready. All of our group fitness classes are open to all fitness levels. Impact is a non-judgmental environment. We have the best staff and clients and members that will cheer you on constantly. You are in good hands, and we are determined to help you get to where you want to be, safely.

Where can I see a schedule of all your classes?

If you go on your computer, tablet or phone to the Mindbody App, then you will be able to search up Impact Health and Fitness Centre and see our schedule with all the classes, class times, class descriptions and see which trainer is teaching what class.

How do I sign up for a class?

 If you go on your computer, tablet or phone to the Mindbody App, then you will be able to search us up, click on our schedule and book online right there from your device. You will be required to put in your name and phone number. Since we only have so much available room in our classes, it is important that you schedule your classes early if you want to be able to join the class. Signing up early through Mindbody will reserve your spot for classes.

I tried to sign up for a class on Mindbody but it says that the class is full. What do I do?

If the app says that the class is full, then it is full. You will, however, be put on the waiting list and you will be notified when someone has dropped from the class, and you will be put into that class. The waitlist does go by whoever signed up first, gets to go into the class first. Make sure to sign up early in advance to reserve your spot.

I want to start working with a personal trainer, how do I sign up?

You may contact any of the trainers or owner yourself inquiring about personal training. You may also email us, message us on Instagram or Facebook or give us a call. From there, we will set up your first consultation and meeting with your personal trainer to get you started with all the information that you need to know.

What are the age restrictions?

You must be at least 16 years of age or older.


Mindbody App

Make sure to check out the FREE Mindbody app for all of our group fitness classes. You reserve your spot easily by using the app or you can call the gym to reserve your spot. Check out the entire schedule, class descriptions, class times, instructor biographies and class ratings!

Contact Us

We try to respond to all emails, and messages in the order they come. Please be patient and we will get back to you within a few hours to 1 business day of receiving your message.