Meet Robert

fb_img_1474130985335Robert Karpathios is a Certified Personal Trainer serving Barrie, Ontario and surrounding areas. HeĀ graduated from Sheridan College in 2011 from the Fitness Leadership program and has since become nationally certified through the Certified Professional Trainers Network. Robert is a strong proponent of continuing education and prides himself on becoming the master of his craft. His passion and expertise lies within the realm of optimizing human movement and mobility. Robert facilitates this by utilizing strength and conditioning with a primary focus on Soft Tissue Release techniques. This combination is paramount as it allows Robert to treat the body in such a way that promotes strength, full function and optimal performance. These protocols are the cornerstone to multiple client success stories including varsity level athletes, competitive bodybuilders, senior citizens and the general population.


Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a dynamic, highly effective technique that has an immediate and powerful effect on muscle and connective tissue. STR is a combination of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Assisted Stretching. The technique involves applying precise pressure during a specific stretch performed in multiple planes of movement. The goal is to appeal to the autonomic nervous system in a way that leads to spontaneous release of the injured or facilitated muscle, thus regaining the original resting length of that muscle. The result: fast and permanent reorganization of scar tissue, the targeted muscle(s) return to the proper resting length, muscle imbalances are corrected, associated pain is decreased or eliminated altogether, and muscle performance is improved. Results are often obtained quickly and permanently. These techniques can be applied to soft tissue injuries in both acute and chronic situations.