Cornell Performance Academy is built on the foundation of community. We’re proud of our members and their relentless pursuit to rise above and break their mold. Here’s what our community has to say about our gym facility, trainers, and services.

Gregg Chiasson


“Professional facility with professional trainers to help people better themselves physically and mentally every time they step into the building!! I highly recommend Cornell Performance Academy to people new to exercising, as well as someone who is experienced to push new goals!

Chase Fowler-Taylor


At CPA, It’s not just a gym membership, it’s a lifestyle. Their knowledgeable and pleasant staff makes every workout an informative, enjoyable experience. Their world-class facilities allow anybody wanting to pursue a healthier lifestyle, from first time member to seasoned pro, to meet their goals and rise above. CPA personally helped me lose 100 lbs, through my own dedication, and theirs towards me. Come by today to see what the excitement is all about!

Estefania Durand


I’ve been going to CPA since July 2020, started training one on one with Sara Stein, and it was a total game changer. The things I’ve learned from her have helped me a lot that I choose to get a membership to work out on my own time as well. I love the place, the environment, and vibe you get from the moment you walk motivates you! And the facility has the right equipment for those looking to get a real serious workout. The trainers and owners are awesome, super friendly and helpful

Wendigo Moccasins


“CPA is absolutely one of the best gyms I have been a member of. Whether you like the community vibe of a CrossFit box, or you prefer to put on your headphones and get to work, CPA has a fantastic, welcoming environment. Membership is extremely fair and flexible. If you love functional training, they have everything you need. Mike and Raquel have and absolute gem of a gym. I would give it 6 STARS.”

Nikita Whitlock


“Started working with Mike after I tore my pec he has been a big part of my journey to get back to the NFL/CFL. I have been training and training others all my life, but even with all my experience. Mike was able to find and point out deficits that have helped me get back into top tier shape. As a pro athlete your only as good as your training. I have trained with some of the best trainers all over America from Chip Smith in ATL to Michael Johnson performance in Dallas and Parises in New Jersey. At Cornell Performance Academy you get professional caliber training as well as the time and attention that is necessary for growth.”

Carla Underhill


“I started personal training with Michael just over a year ago. He was highly recommended to me as I have suffered from chronic pain in my lower back for years. Michael is full of knowledge and developed a specific program tailored to my needs. He has been thorough with explaining each exercise we have done and why we are doing it. Michael is very encouraging and kept me motivated on those days where I entered the gym with not much motivation. He helps you realize what you’re capable of and expects nothing less. During our sessions, I not only gained strength but I also noticed a decrease in the low back pain I was having on a daily basis.”

Daniel McKinnon


“Mike and Cornell Performance Academy have truly been a game changer for me in my life in finally feeling as though I’m on the path to realizing my athletic potentially; physically, mentally and emotionally. The attention to detail in both the training regimen and specific focus in each exercise has me feeling excited for each and every one of my workouts. As a football player, Mike has been a true difference maker in his incredible communication and coordination with helping me get to heights I’ve never experienced before with my lifts, body composition, and mental mindset. I honestly recommend Cornell Performance Academy to anyone out there who feels as though they have yet to reach their true athletic potential; from personal experience I can definitively say that Cornell Academy has helped engage me on my path to do so.”

DeAna Tulet


Cornell Performance Academy (CPA) is the best gym I have ever trained at! The trainers are so informative and helpful, the atmosphere is easy to get into and everyone is so welcoming of each other, regardless of experience or appearance! I have attended bootcamp classes at CPA (pre-COVID) and always left feeling exhausted yet empowered. I’ve also been working with one of CPA’s trainers, Sara Stein, since Sept 2019 and even through both lockdown’s Sara was committed to my progress as much as I was and we were able to keep a regular training schedule with virtual training or at home workouts. With the help of Sara, I’ve not only transformed my body, but I’ve transformed the way I SEE my body and FEEL in my body. I have gone from treating my workout as a punishment for what I have eaten, to a celebration of what I can do physically and overcome mentally. I feel like a real athlete, as everyone who trains should!

Steve MacLeod


“I’ve been training with CPA for over 6 years+ The knowledge I have gained over the years from training with Michael Cornell has been priceless and this has pushed me and keeps pushing me to be the best athlete and person I can be. CPA taught me whatever adversity we go through in life we have two choices, stay down, give up or get up and get to work, never surrender to life’s challenges! I couldn’t be more grateful for CPA and I have no clue where I’d be without y’all! #BreakTheMoldRiseAbove”

Catherine Condello


“Our son has been a part of the Cornell Performance Academy family for a few years. Mike has changed the game for Nathan, mentally and physically. Mike has motivated Nathan to push past his limits, achieving the highest honour as team captain of Team Canada and Team Ontario. Physically Mike has given Nathan a road map to becoming an elite athlete, he is stronger, faster and smarter about his training. Recently Nathan signed with Guelph University as a linebacker, and we are so excited to see all this hard work and dreams come true! Thanks for everything, Mike.”

Lauren Crandall


“I’ve never experienced a gym like this one! They have a very welcoming and energetic culture that I love being apart of. They genuinely care about your life, your health and your goals and go above and beyond to be there for you. Their knowledge of the body and fitness goes well beyond a typical personal trainer. The facility is great with all the equipment anyone might need from a beginner to an elite athlete.”

Marina Monahar


“I’ve been lifting on and off for about 8 years now, so I’ve been to tons of different gyms. CPA is hands down the BEST gym I’ve ever been to. The facility is beautiful, the people are so nice, and the overall environment is just so wonderful and welcoming. It’s unlike any gym I’ve ever been to – it’s 100x better. As long as I live in Hamilton I will never go anywhere else!”

Break the Mold. Rise Above.

Level up with Cornell Performance Academy, it’s time to build your inner athlete.