Michelle Sturino

AKA “Kru Michelle • Sturino • Gym Mom”

  • Boxing Canada Certified
  • Muay Thai Kru
  • Level 1 Boxing, Krav Maga
  • Level 2 Muay Thai
  • Mako Level 2 Certified


“She needed a hero. So that’s what she became” – Anonymous

Learn more about Kru Michelle Sturino

View Profile

• Meditation Teacher
• Health and Wellness Coach
• Women’s Self Defence

Coach Michelle worked in sports broadcasting for 15 years and changed her entire life to coach as a living. Connecting with people and helping them better themselves physically and mentally means more to her than talking about sports. Coach Michelle train clients of all sexes, ages, races and sizes because she feels it’s important to give everyone an outlet. She believes Martial Arts are the perfect combination of releasing anger, frustration and anxiety, while continually stimulating your mind and getting a phenomenal workout. Michelle also states that Martial Arts work on every level of our being which is why it is a life-long journey and why we miss it so much when we are not engaged in it.

“I love what I do because it is empowering, especially for women. I see the instant change and awareness happen as soon as they make contact with the pads the first time. Hearing that “pop” is like the light bulb going off for the first time reminding women “Yes! I am strong!” “Yes! I am powerful!” “Yes! I can do this!”. It changes their outlook on themselves. It changes their lives. That to me is why I have worked hard to make this what I do for a living. Because being in front of the screen or microphone, accolades, meeting professional athletes, pale in comparison.”

Pre/Post-Workout Fuel:
Assortment of fruits and nuts with some cinnamon

Rest Day Fuel:
Chicken Wings

Client Testimonials:
“I just wanted to say thank you for all the time and training you put in with me…I really appreciate the effort that you made. I had an altercation recently and I would not have been so comfortable handling it if it were not for all those early morning sessions with you. It really means a lot.” –  Brendan, Muay Thai Student

Interested in working with Kru Michelle? Reach out to the coaching staff at West End AC by emailing info@westendac.com