Leadership Team

Our mission is to make Free Form Academy recognized as the most useful personal trainer certification course in the world. To accomplish this we need a great leadership team and teachers who share similar values than we do.

Free Form Academy Personal Training Certification Leadership Team

  • Mastery: We believe in striving for perfection in our work
  • Growth: We believe in continuously learning and improving on what we build
  • Love: We believe it’s more fulfilling to have fewer strong relationships than many superficial ones
  • Trustworthy: We believe in being honest and never going against our word
  • Creativity: We believe in the unconventional if it means making the world better
  • Fun: We believe in having fun everyday
  • Teaching: We believe true success comes by helping others achieve their dreams
  • Self respect: We believe in practicing what we preach

As the field of fitness and health evolves, personal trainers our expected to be knowledgeable in a wide range of topics. People are no longer satisfied with just losing weight and getting stronger. They want to improve their health. As “foodie” culture expands, people want to keep enjoying food while managing their weight.

That’s why FFA goes beyond the conventional.

You will experience field trips to a local farm and a cooking class. We do this to make sure our graduates are well-rounded and knowledgeable experts in the end. These intangible skills will position you for success. No one course will be enough to give you the knowledge you need to have a long and successful career as a certified personal trainer. Great personal trainers learn and update their skill set throughout their entire careers. You also need a solid base of hands-on experience to gain the tacit knowledge you won’t find anywhere.

This certification program for personal trainers will get you there.

Jean-Luc Boissonneault

Jean-Luc Boissonneault - Leadership team

Jean-Luc Boissonneault, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Free Form Fitness personal training studios and this Academy. He is a Health & Fitness Expert who specializes in nutrition, body sculpting and weight loss.

For over a decade, he and his team of expert personal trainers have helped thousands of people of all fitness levels transform their bodies and their health. He has placed 7th in the world in natural bodybuilding and first in Canada.

He has published 3 books and has appeared in the top fitness magazines. He is a regular contributor on CTV’s “Today’s the day” and has performed countless seminars on exercise, nutrition and motivation.

He was also just recently awarded the 40 under 40 leadership award for his achievements in business and helping the community.

Jean-Luc is also committed to his work with charitable and community organizations like the Ottawa people in need network, the Boys and Girls Club and Easter Seals.

Jean-Luc is all about leadership. He is also an executive member of the leaders at heart at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. Her volunteers as the Ottawa chapter leader for the non-profit nutritional research company the Weston A Price Foundation.


Vania Hau

Vania Hau - Leadership team

Vania Hau is a health and fitness expert and the director of Free Form Academy.

She holds a Masters in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She specialized in intervention and consultation in sport and physical activity. Vania is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Vania works everyday as a personal trainer at Free Form Fitness as a Free Form Academy certified Personal Trainer.

Vania has taken many courses and certifications throughout her career. She hopes to use her leadership and experience to bring more quality fitness profesionals into the field. In her spare time, Vania enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and hiking.



Daniel Giasson

Daniel Giasson - Leadership teamDaniel Giasson is a specialist and passionate observer of leadership skill building. Organizational development and change is his thing.

He has held executive positions in many organizations of the Government of Canada. His career spanning more than three decades. Daniel has show leadership by having managed multi-million dollars projects and helping hundreds of employees.

Today, Daniel is living his passion of empowering individuals and organizations to reach their goals and maximize their potential.

He is partnering with Free Form Academy as a leadership consultant for the delivery of training to future personal trainers. Daniel is an Integral Master Coach™ with Integral Coaching®Canada.