About us

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Andrew Heron
Olga Rosa Heron
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Jonathan Heron
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Teresa Heron

Home of Champions

Over 25 years of training, competing, coaching management, entrepreneurship and life experiences

Boxing is a rough business and there is a fear factor when you enter the ring, but everybody can be courageous when surrounded by the right people and other courageous people. HUF (Heron Ultimate Fitness) was established in July 1996, on the southeast corner of Hurontario and Queensway in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. For nearly three decades, we have had the pleasure of enhancing thousands of people's lives. We have guided and witnessed transformations on many different levels – including body weight loss transformation and renewal of the mind, body and spirit – and have been a catalyst to countless beautiful relationships.

Leadership

Andrew Heron has trained boxers from grass roots to National level Championship, including Kane J Heron, the current Canadian NABA-WBA Champion, and Faith Rego, the current Amateur Canadian Junior 57kg Female Champion.  He has helped many troubled youth find their way. His athlete roaster includes, but is not limited to, the former undisputed World Welterweight KickBoxing Champion, Paul Biafore. Andrew has attended two of Lennox Lewis’ training camps when he worked with Lennox's chief sparring partner, Egerton Marcus, a bronze medalist at the '88 Olympics. He has also worked in Lockport NewYork where he trained Amer Abdallah, another Kickboxer he coached to Championship status. Andrew has worked countless amateur and professional boxers’ corners and attended world class training camps.

 

Teresa Heron is a mom of five (plus a bonus son) who was once widowed. She has competed in more than 20 figure and women's physique competitions on Provincial, National and International levels, including the Arnold Classic under the tutelage of IFBB PRO Mindi O'Brien. She is also a level 1 boxing coach with extensive boxing training and sparring experience. In the industry for nearly 25 years, she and Andrew have been partners since HUF’s inception.

 

Olga Heron is a former Professional Boxer ranked 12th in the world. She has competed on pay per view and has never been knocked down. Olga is a level 4 Boxing Canada referee and judge. She was awarded outstanding official Boxing Ontario Silver Gloves in 2018. She also works as a cut woman on the professional boxing scene.

 

Jonathan Heron has competed in bodybuilding on the national and international stage. He has coached athletes to be competitive in the fitness industry and has also helped several clients transform their bodies and lose serious weight.

HUF is the home of both the Canadian WBA Welterweight champion, Kane Heron, and the Jr National Champion/Amateur WBC and IBF champion, Faith Rego (read more about them on Our Team page). They are both trained by Coach Andrew and were taught from the ground up.

 

Purpose

Encouragement

We encourage our HUF family to treat others the way they like to be treated and spread love, health and happiness. That is our motto!

Connection

Connecting with people and building relationships is something we love to do! Our passion is to help others, encourage great things and good habits, motivate, inspire and lead people to live happier healthier lives – while having fun!

Achievement

Whether you want to cross off a bucket list goal, begin a journey in Boxing or build your body, HUF Gym's unique boxing program has the allure and atmosphere of a traditional boxing gym. It's backed up by state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a friendly neighbourhood atmosphere where everybody knows your name – or at least we try to.

Community

HUF has been running FREE youth camps for the community for nearly 20 years and hosting and promoting amateur boxing events foreven longer. In fact, HUF FIGHT SERIES has been featured on Rogers TV.