Greco is Canada’s leading fitness specialist and the founder of Greco Fitness ( In the early 1990s, Tony along with his friend Paolo took a $10,000 venture loan to begin what has now grown into the leading boutique-fitness gym in Canada and will soon expand to the U.S. Starting a business from scratch is no easy task. Everything Tony has learned about business and wellness came from passion, dedication, and hard work. He doesn’t give up, and his record shows it. Tony won the IAKSA World Kick Boxing Championship title in 1995. In 2016, Greco Fitness merged with a team of successful Ottawa business investors and the well-established New-York based Integrity Square, an early-stage-growth investor in the HALO (health, active lifestyle and outdoors) sector.

Tony is frequently sought out by some of the biggest names in the NHL. He has trained Claude Giroux (the Philadelphia Flyers), Dan Boyle (New York Rangers) and Mike Fisher (Nashville Predators), to name a few. Tony has also created programs for and personally trained country star Carrie Underwood and former supermodel Carol Alt.

He is a top graduate from the Sports Performance Institute, whose certification exceeded the guidelines established by the National Fitness Leaders Advisory Council in personal training, strength training, and aerobics instruction. Tony continues to go above and beyond with each aspect of his amazing fitness program, in which franchisees and clients alike reap the benefits.

None of this would have been possible without his determination, passion, and discipline. His motto, Know who you are and what you want, has always guided him through his business career, relationships, financial decisions, and health choices.

What motivates you to keep going, even when life gets tough?

The passion of being blessed to share the love of fitness with others to transform their body, uplift their spirit, and strengthen their mind, and the knowledge that what I do is not a job for me but a passion.

Why did you decide the fitness industry was where you wanted to be?

My background is martial arts. In that, I learned that it’s about mind, body, and soul, and having the confidence to share. It’s not about winning, it’s about putting massive action forward. I saw that people needed to live healthier, which starts with their mind.

How important is it to keep track of time, even when you’re not working out?

Time is everything—every minute counts. Time is something you are unable to get back, no matter how much money you have. So plan everything, stay focused, and don’t lose your vision. Time is ticking.