Santo Chiappetta

Santo is head Boxing coach at Toronto Striking Academy.

Santo began his journey as an amateur boxer at 15 years old, under the tutelage of world-renowned Coach Everton McEwan. He quickly began competing, collecting three Golden Glove and two Summerhayes provincial titles. Between competitions, Santo worked on honing his skills and making the most of his coach’s expertise. “I knew there was more to learn in this sweet science equation than just boxing technique, so I sought out more answers to my questions.”

Upon completing his B.A.Sc. in Kinesiology at Guelph-Humber University, Santo continued his search for expert knowledge, focusing on injury prevention and strength and conditioning. This led him to the guidance of Geoff Girvitz of Bang Fitness. “I began to understand how to make the body more robust and resilient, allowing it to perform optimally. I learned to challenge clients past what they thought were their limits, motivating them to succeed and stay in it for the long haul—all while avoiding injury speed bumps.”

After his time at Bang Fitness, Santo partnered with Coach Neelan to open Toronto Striking Academy, and is also the Head Boxing coach. With an ever-expanding skill set, he continues to challenge individuals from beginner to competitive levels, keeping their bodies healthy and their spirits always hungry for more.

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