Welcome to YA Core Fitness! Whether you are about to start your journey for the first time, or are a returning athlete, I am looking forward to assisting you in achieving your goals.

About Me

Hi! My name is Yusuke, and I am here to help you achieve your fitness goals, or assist in recovering from injury.

My certifications:

  • ACE
  • First aid, CPR
  • Infofit rehabilitation of the Hip, Knee and Ankle
  • Infofit rehab of the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
  • Bone Fit Trained Exercise Professional

My service to you:

  • Injury prevention or injury recovery
  • Functional and core training
  • Proper and safe exercise form
  • Program focused on weight loss
  • Specialized in Safe Exercise for Clients with Low Bone Mass

Who can benefit from personalized program:

  • If you simply desire to become fit, improve flexibility
  • If you are wishing to avoid sitting all day and worrying about your health/posture
  • If you are a complete beginner who wants to go to a gym but doesn’t know where to start
  • If you are seeking to enhance your quality of life through progressive resistance training, balance training, and functional training, whether you are a senior or dealing with osteoporosis.


Personal Training

  • First Session ⌈$60⌋

  • Regular Personal Training Session ⌈$90⌋  – ask me if you are a student

  • Package of 5 Sessions  ⌈$425⌋  –  $85 per session

  • Package of 10 Sessions  ⌈$800⌋  –  $80 per session

  • Partner Training ⌈$130⌋

  • Partner Training  Package of 5 Sessions ⌈$600⌋ – $120 per session

  • Small Group Training (Limited to 4 people)    Learn More


Understanding the Difficulty of Push-Ups and Pull-Ups for Women

Embarking on a fitness journey often presents unique challenges, and for many women, mastering push-ups and pull-ups can be particularly daunting. In this blog post, we delve into the physiological factors that contribute to the perceived difficulty of these exercises for women. From upper body strength differentials to the impact of social media narratives, we …

Enhancing Shoulder Stability: A Comprehensive Guide to Isometric Training

The shoulder joint, known for its inherent instability, heavily relies on surrounding muscles for stabilization. Achieving optimal shoulder stability involves more than just dynamic arm movements; it requires targeted exercises that focus on isometric contractions. In this blog post, we will delve into effective closed and open chain isometric exercises to enhance shoulder stability.

Embracing Resistance Training Alongside Yoga and Pilates

Yoga and Pilates have gained widespread popularity for their ability to improve flexibility, balance, and mindfulness. While these practices offer numerous benefits, they may not provide all the elements necessary for comprehensive health and fitness. According to Osteoporosis Canada, resistance training should be performed 2-3 times a week, with yoga and Pilates serving as supplementary …


“If you are looking for a fitness program that is highly tailored to you, which will treat & prevent injury, see Yusuke. He specializes in pain and injury free training for strength and fitness. I have been training with Yusuke for some time now, and he knows how to ensure to get the best results for YOU! Thanks Yusuke!”

– Warren P

“Yusuke is the best personal trainer that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He has a very strong understanding of how the body works, and tailors every single exercise for your needs. I always felt comfortable working with him, and he was calm, well-spoken. He helped me navigate a lingering hip injury with poise, and was always attentive to strict form. If you’re thinking about trying a personal trainer, I can say with absolute confidence that you’ll get your money’s worth and more with Yusuke. If it means anything, with his motivation and skill I started to really enjoy how I felt in my body again.”

– Daniel H


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Feel free to reach out to us directly at :

Yusuke Asakawa (Male Trainer)

Email : yusuke@yacorefitness.com

Phone : 778 896 0722

Mariko Horikoshi (Female Trainer)

Email : horikoshi1986@gmail.com

Phone : 604 704 9572

We look forward to connecting with you!


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