About Animo

Animo offers a one-of-a-kind martial arts meets fitness experience.

We pride ourselves on working with experienced trainers from many facets of the mixed martial arts industry. Train in our specialized Brazilian Ju Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts classes for Kids, Men and Women with trainers that uphold integrity and history of the sport.

We are more than just fitness, we are a community. Our focus is on integrity, encouragement, and inclusivity. Everyone (age, gender, orientation, race, health status, beliefs, physical abilities) is welcome. Founded in 2021 we have one gym in Maple Ridge, BC with plans to open more across the lower mainland.

just like you...


You can cancel at anytime by simply giving us 31 days notice.
You can downgrade, upgrade, or place your account on hold at anytime.
Not sure what you need? Give us a call and we would be happy to support.

We pride ourselves on being flexible for your needs!

the trainers

Push yourself alongside your local community and expert trainers. Our close knit team of instructors are experts in fitness, martial arts, and health with a commitment to the ancient and modern wisdoms of martial arts. They bring that passion and experience to every session and encourage the Animo community to work hard, dig deep and most importantly improve their lives!

Interested in competing? We are sanctioned with the Amateur Boxing Association. Ask the trainers about how to train & compete with the Animo team.


strength & conditioning coach

Izaiah “Unchained” Deon is not your average lifestyle and fitness coach; he is an amalgamation of lived experience, rigorous training, and an insatiable quest for knowledge. With over a decade of experience as an athlete, now turned amateur bodybuilder and martial artist, Izaiah has built a platform that goes beyond just physical well-being, diving deep into the holistic unification of mind, body, and spirit. Join him for the Animo Unchained Total Body Transformation Programs – our signature 16 week program!


Professional MMA Fighter - JIU JITSU purple BELT

Josh “Juggernaut” Kwiatkowski is one of our coaches at Animo Boxing and MMA Gym, he is a Professional MMA fighter for Battlefield Fight League in the middleweight division. Josh is an expert coach in boxing, no GI Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, striking and more. He is currently the 145lb champion of Rumble in the Cage, Canada’s longest running fight organization. 

the workout

Our studio offers a range of workouts from martial arts, to all women's self defence classes, to kids classes to personalized fitness programs. From first-timers to experts, everyone is welcome.